The rule Randerath up for incorporation into the Duchy of Jülich

Arnold Randerath owned by his second wife, the court Setterich during a period of 10 Years, because the marriage was childless and was made after the death of this woman back to the relationship. In the 14. Century had the lords of Randerath the chair thing Boslar. Liedberg received by the Lords of Randerath by inheritance to the 13. Century.

The rule included the current Mayor Randerath Randerath land and Würm (without Uetterath) So the towns of Randerath, Himmerich, Kogenbroich, Kraudorf, Leerodt, Zumdahl, Baumen, Mountain, Donselen, Hoven, Lump, Opheim, Beeck, Honsdorf, Leiffarth, Müllendorf, Small Siersdorf, Süggerath. Add to that the bailiff was Risch Linnich house with mills, and the advocacy of the four main courtyards of the Cologne cathedral chapter.

The castle has a famous Randerath dynastic medieval given name. First 1084 We meet in a document on Hartger of Randerath, also be regarded as the progenitor of the family must. The same appeared 1094 under the name “Harger” and in the years 1104 and 1109 before he comes in documents, here under the name “Hard Bern”.

As his only brother had neither son nor wife, has the further descent be attributed to hard Bern. This was proven 3 Sons: Berne Hart II, Gerhard I. and William. The latter was a canon of the cathedral monastery in Bonn, but received 1147 a prebend of Marie degree pin in Cologne.

Berne Hart appears as Großvasall 1157 in a document, the Emperor Frederick I.. of St. St. Mary's Church in Antwerp confirmed the possession of all their goods and also on 3. June 1157 Aachen as a witness to a donation of the same emperor to the Marienstift. In the same year he got into a feud with Goswin II. by Heinberg. He received help from the Archbishop Frederick of Cologne, Randerath took the castle and burnt and allegedly hanged the castellan of the castle was.

Gerhard I. is of Randerath first in a document from the year 1129 called, in the King Lothar of the Abbey of St. Pantaleon in Cologne, returned a vineyard. In the deed of 1166, the Archbishop of Cologne Reinald the division between Elizabeth and her sister by Randerath Hildegunde confirmed by Sea, We find Gerhard and his brother William as witnesses. Elizabeth is expressly stated in ancient records as “Domina” described by Randerath and, that they had come through the lock Liedberg to the family of Randerath.

Gerhard I. father of three children: Gerhard II, Goswin and Theodoric. HERMA appears in documents as Lord of Erprath (dominus of Erprode) and had two sons: Ludwig von Randerath and Gottfrid of Erprath. It can be assumed, that he had married an heiress of Erprath.

After the takeover by the dukes of Jülich in 1392 The plant was heavily fortified. The remains of the castle were 1762 canceled and in 1766 the existing built Kellnereigebäude. Today the castle is privately owned and has been fully restored.


Miller, Giles: The rule to Randerath Jülich for their incorporation into the Duchy, Aachen: Palm 1879

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