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The Cathars:  Martyrdom: Names of Montségur Martyrs

On 16th March ,1244, the besieged refugees at the Château of Montsegur ( Montségur,  The Name in Occitan. Click here to find out more about occitan. Montsegùr) who refused to abjure the Cathar faith were burned en masse at the foot of the pog.  Around 25 had taken the the Consolamentum three days previously, so becoming Parfaits or Parfaites, and knowing that this sealed their fates. 

Sources differ on the the number of victims. The Chronique de Guillaume de Puylaurens, gives the number as 200;  the Chronique de l'Abbaye de Berdoues, states 205; The Chronique de St-Paul de Narbonne 215; and Gerard de Frachet 224. These chronicals do not attempt to list all the victims, so historians have had to piece together a partial list, mainly from Inquisition records.

As far as I am aware, sixty-three individuals have so far been identified by name.  The names of those who recieved the Consolamentum on the night of 13th March 1244 are marked with a ‡.

  Raymond AGULHER Parfait at Tarascon in 1204 and present at the Château of Montsegur ( Montségur,  The Name in Occitan. Click here to find out more about occitan. Montsegùr) from 1234.
Guilleme AICARD Parfait Resident at the Château of Montsegur from 1234 with his wife and three sons. 
  Pons AIS.  Parfait present at the Château of Montsegur from the start of the siege, where he was a miller.
  Pierre ARAU. Parfait  
  Bernard d'AUVEZINES Parfait  
 Raymonde BARBE Parfaite from Mas Saintes-Puelles, sister of parfait Raymond du Mas (Raymond de Na Rica).
Raymond de BELVIS Parfait Crossbowman from Arnaud and seigneur of Usson.  Arrived at the Château of Montségur around May-June 1243. 
 

Arnaud de BENSA

Parfait From Lavelanet, sergeant, wounded end of February 1244, received the Consolamentum March 4.
 

Etienne BOUTARRA

Parfait  

BRESILHAC

Parfait Dispossesed knight from Caihavel.  Present at the Château of Montségur from 1236.
 

Pons CAPELLE,

Parfait from Gaja.  parfait arrived at the Château of Montségur around 1242 with his son, a sergeant.
 

Guidraude de CARAMAN

  
 

Arnaud des CASSES

Parfait Knight and seigneur of Casses.  A believer since 1220 and a parfait before 1243.
 

CLAMENS. 

Presumably a Parfait Present at the seige.  Around 13 March 1244 is named as having transfered Church treasury into the custody of Pierre-Roger de Mirepoix. 
 

Jean de COMBEL 

Presumably a Parfait Knight from Laurac.  Believed to have accepted Consolamentum during the truce.
 

Saissa de CONGOST

Parfaite From the seigneural family at Puivert parfaite from 1240. Householder on Montségur.
 

Raymonde de CUQ

Parfaite Sister or cousin of Berenger, the seigneur of Lavelanet.  parfaite at Lauran in 1230.  Lived with Corba de Pereille at the Château of Montségur.
 

Guillaume DEJEAN,

Parfait parfait from Tarabel, ordained deacon at the Château of Montségur.

Guillaume DELPECH

Parfait Sergeant.  Arrived to reinforce the Château of Montségur May 21, 1243. 

Arnaud DOMERGUE,

Parfait of Laroque d'Olmes.  Sergeant residing at Montségur since since 1236 with his wife. 

Bruna DOMERGUE,

Parfaite wife of Sergeant Arnaud Domergue. 
 

Rixende DONAT

Parfaite of Toulouse.  parfaite.
 

India de FANJEAUX

Parfaite A Lady from the Lahille branch of Fanjeaux.  parfaite in 1227 and householder at Montségur.

Guillaume GARNIER

Parfait Cow herder from d'Odars near Lanta and a believer since 1230.  Sergeant at the Château of Montségur in 1243. 
 

Arnajud-Raymond GAUTI,

Parfait knight from Soreze and Durfort.  Believer in 1237.
 

Bernard GUILHEM

Parfait  
 

Etienne ISARN

Parfait of Casses.  At the Château of Montségur with his brother.
 

Raymond ISARN,

Parfait brother of Etienne.
 

Guillaume d'ISSUS,

Presumably a Parfait knight and co-seigneur of Montgaillard in Lauragais.  Believer in 1230.  Present at the Château of Montségur since 1243 and reported "burnt."
 

Jean de LAGARDE

Presumably a Parfait Condemned by the Inquisition in Moisac in 1233 and escaped to the Château of Montségur
 

Bruna de LAHILLE,

Presumably a Parfaite sister of Guillaume.  Believer in 1234.  parfaite at Montségur in 1240

Guillaume de LAHILLE

Parfait Dispossesed knight from Laurac.  Defender of Castelnaudary against Amaury de Montfort in 1219-1220.  At the Château of Montségurfrom 1240.  One of the leaders of the massacre of the Inquisitors at Avignonet.  Seriously wounded 26 February 1244.
 

LIMOUX (Limos). 

Parfait  

Raymond de MARSEILLAN

Parfait Dispossessed knight from Laurac.  Believer in 1232. 
 

Bertrand MARTY. 

Cathar bishop at Toulouse From Tarabel. . Head of the Cathar Church at the time of the seige.  Known to be at the Château of Montségur in 1232 and reported "burnt with all the others."
 

Guillelme MARTY

Parfait From Montferrier.  Baker at Montségur
 

Pierre du MAS

Parfait From Mas Saintes-Puelles, parfait in 1229 and reported present at the Montségur in March 1244.  Assumed to be among those executed.
 

MAURINA  (MAURY) 

Parfaite  
 

Braida de MONTSERVER

Parfaite Related to Arnaud-Roger de Mirepoix.  Believer in 1227, and received the Consolamentum during a grave illness in 1229 at Limoux.  Arrived as a parfaite at the Château of Montségur in 1240.

Arsende NARBONA

Parfaite Wife of sergeant Pons NARBONA.

Guillaume NARBONA,

Parfait Squire to Raymond de Marseillan, and brother of Pons Narbona.

Pons NARBONA,

Parfait of Carol and Cerdagne.  Sergeant.
 

Raymond de NIORT

Parfait parfaite from Belesta.  Arrived clandestinely at the Château of Montségur in October 1243 with a letter from the Cathars of Cremona in Italy.
 

Arnauld d'ORLHAC,

Parfait from Lavaur.

Corba de PEREILLE

Parfaite Wife of Raymond de Pereille.  mother of Esclarmonde de PEREILLE,

Esclarmonde de PEREILLE,

Parfaite daughter of Raymond and Corba de Pereille. 
 

PERONNE. 

Parfaite arrived at the Montségur in 1237.
 

Guillaume PEYRE,

Parfait sergeant, agent of Raymond de Pareille.  With CLAMENS, consigned the Cathar treasury at the Château of Montségur to Pierre-Roger Mirepoix on March 13, 1244.
 

Guillaume RAOU

Parfait  
 

Alazais RASEIRE

?? From Bram or district.  Captured at the Château of Montségur and returned for execution by fire at Bram.

Jean REY. 

Parfait. From Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux. Courier.  Arrived at the Château of Montségur on January 1, 1244, bearing a letters from the Cathars of Cremona. 

Pierre ROBERT

Parfait Merchant from Mirepoix.  Believer since 1209 - arrived at Montségur 1236.
 

Pierre ROBERT

Parfait Assisted in the Consolamentum of Raymond de Ventenac, mortally wounded in 1243.  Possibly the same as the other Pierre ROBERT from Miropoix
 

Martin ROLAND

Parfait Brother of sergeant Bernard de Joucou and uncle of the Narbona brothers.  Believer in Lavelanet in 1232 and a parfait at Montségur in 1240.
‡ ?

Bernard de SAINT-MARTIN

Parfait. Dispossessed knight from Laurac. One of the leaders of the massacre of the Inquisitors at Avignonet.  Believed to have received the Consolamentum with the knights Guillaume de Lahill and Brezihac de Cailhavel.
 

Raymond de SAINT-MARTIN

Parfait.and deacon.  
 

Pierre SIRVEN

Parfait, assistant to Cathar Bishop Bertrand Marty.  
 

TAPAREL

Parfait.  
 

Rixende de TELLE (or TEILH)

Mother superior of the Parfaites at Montségur during the siege.  

Arnaud TEULY,

Parfait from Limoux.  Arrived at the Montségur before February 14, 1244. 

Raymond de TOURNEBOUIX

Parfait Sergeant. 
 

Marquesia UNAUD de Lanta

Parfaite Believer since 1224 and ordained a Parfaite at the Château of Montségur in 1234.

Ermengarde d'USSAT

Parfaite Believer at Montségur from 1240. 


 


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