Constance, = Catherine, the elder of the two daughters daughter of Sir Payne Roet, and heiresses of Peter, king of widow of Sir Hugh Swynford.
The French theFrench lawyers ruled that heiresses could not succeed to the crown, crown themselves, but Edward pleaded that they could nevertheless transmit their right to their sons.
The protection of parents against children and vice versa, protection of widows, wardship of heiresses and orphans, divorce; in religious matters he superintended the Dionysia, the Thargelia, the processions in honour of Zeus the Saviour and Asclepius.
With the frequent remarriages of the heiresses of the kingdom, relationships grew confused and family quarrels frequent; and when Sibylla carried the crown to Guy de Lusignan, a newcomer disliked by all the relatives of the crown, she sealed the fate of the kingdom.
His son, Jean de Chabannes, left three heiresses, of whom the second left a daughter who brought the countship to Philippe de Boulainvilliers, by whose heirs it was sold in 1 554 to the dukes of Montmorency.