Château de Coiselet
Location: Matafelon-Granges, in the Ain departement of France (Rhone-Alpes Region).
Built: 14th-19th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Privately owned.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00116423.
Notes: Château de Coiselet is a former stronghold of the fourteenth century, the center of the lordship Coiselet, which stands on the town of Matafelon-Granges in the Ain department in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.The castle is the subject of a partial registration under the Historic Monuments by order of 4 November 1983. Only the facades and roofs are included.The feud owned in fairness with strong house spots Guillaume and Jean Aleman, son of Peter Aleman, knight, to recognize, November 28, 1370, liege men of the lord of Thoire-Villars, for this land, which will remain in the family until 'to Philiberte Aleman, lady Arbent, Mornay and Coiselet, last name, bringing the lordship Coiselet with other land of Jacques Chalant knight who was once lord Coiselet. On the death of her husband, Philiberte sold by contract of 25 May 1517, Coiselet so called stronghold, quite high, medium and low justice, pure and freehold without fee or rear fief, Bartholomew and Philippi Forcrand, brothers, squires, lords Arromas, whose descendants still enjoy it to this day.Part of the price then was used to repay Amand Goyet, Lord of Monthoux (Vetraz-Monthoux), adviser and butler of the Count of Geneva, from which Philiberte Coiselet hired a little before the manor. This disposition made in favor of Forcrand, ratified by Claude Chalant, lord of Arbent and Mornay (Nurieux-Volognat), son and heir of Philiberte title by November 9, 1518. After the division of assets that were held in undivided Bartholomew and Philippi Forcrand the manor Coiselet remains that it transmits to his descendants the name and arms of Forcrand. In the middle of the seventeenth century, Claude and Antoine Focrand, brothers, squires, were lords Coiselet the chief said Philippi Forcrand their great-grandfather.
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