Vignolles nicknamed "La Hire"
Étienne de VIGNOLLES.
1380 in Préchacq
: January 11,
1443 to Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne), buried
in La Maison-Dieu's Abbey in Montmorillon.
Titles of nobility
: Lord of
Montmorillon (Vienne) and chatelaine of Longueville
captain of Vitry-en-Perthois in
1424, captain of Vendôme in
1428, "écuyer d'écurie" of the King and bailli of
Vermandois in July, 1429, captain general of Normandy.
Johan de Vignolles.
1437 Marguerite de David, Lady
of Droisy (daughter of Henry David, Lord of Longueval, and
Jeanne de Lisac).
(his heir was his brother-in-law Bernard de Juillac, married
Catherine de Vignolles).
: Sable three bunches of grapes Argent.
Crest: a vol
Argent doubled Sable, mantled Sable doubled
Presence at the side of Joan of
Arc in :
Orleans, Jargeau, Meung,
Beaugency, Patay, Reims, Paris.
: Etienne de Vignolles was nicknamed
"La Hire" (= "the quick-tempered", but it seams that it is the
corruption of the name of one of his propriety : la Hitte). He joined the Dauphin Charles in
1418, closing Poton de Xaintrailles of whom he will become
Captain of Vendôme in 1428, he
in the raising of the siege of Orleans, and fought to
Jargeau, Meung, Beaugency and Patay. Made Squire of the King
and bailli of Vermandois on the occasion of the coronation
in Reims. Winner in May 1435 of the battle of Gerberoy.
Captain general of Normandy, Lord of
Montmorillon and feudal lord of Longueville.
died to Montauban on January 11, 1442, during the campaign of