Beaumont, Count of Meulan Robert De

Beaumont, Count of Meulan Robert De

Male Abt 1046 - 1118  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name Beaumont, Robert De  [1, 2, 3
    Title Count of Meulan 
    Born Abt 1046  Pont-Audemer, Beaumont, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jun 1118  Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried , Preaux, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I5239  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Beaumont, Roger De,   b. Abt 1022, Of, Pont Audemer, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1094  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Meulent, Adeliza (Adeline),   b. Abt 1014, Of, Ponteaudemer, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1081  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1040  Of, Ile De France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Vermandois, Isabel (Elizabeth) De,   b. Abt 1085, Of, ValoisFrance Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1131, St. Nicaise, Meulan, D-Sens, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 1096  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Beaumont, Isabel (Elizabeth) De,   b. Of, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1147  [Natural]
     2. Beaumont, Miss De,   b. Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. Beaumont, Aubreye De,   b. Abt 1099, Of, Beaumont, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     4. Beaumont, Robert "Bossu" De,   b. 1104, , Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1168, St Mary's De Pre, Leicester, Leics, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Natural]
     5. Meulan, Waleran Count of,   b. 1104, Of, Meulan, Ile De France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1166, Abbey, Preaux, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Natural]
     6. Beaumont, Hugh De,   b. Abt 1106, Of, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     7. Beaumont, Havoise De,   b. Abt 1110, Of, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     8. Beaumont, Amicade De,   b. Abt 1112, Of, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     9. Beaumont, Maud De,   b. Abt 1114, Of, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     10. Beaumont, Adeline (Gundrea) De (Bellmont),   b. Abt 1152, Of, Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F2116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Breteull, Emma De 
    Married Abt 1070 
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F2294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1046 - Pont-Audemer, Beaumont, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1096 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jun 1118 - Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - , Preaux, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • First Earl of Leicester

      1st Earl of Leicester

      Eldest son of Roger de Beaumont, Lord Pont Audemer and Adeline de Meulan. Grandson of Humphrey de Vielles and Aubreye de Haye, Waleran I Count de Meulent and his wife, Liegard. Older brother of Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick. Born between 1040 and 1050 at Normandy, France.

      Husband of Elizabeth (Isabel) de Vermandois, daughter of Hughes Magnus and Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois. There was easily a thirty year difference in their ages. They were married in 1096 and had three sons and six daughters:
      * Waleran IV de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Worcester, twin
      * Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester, twin
      * Hugh de Beaumont. 1st Earl of Bedford
      * Emma de Beaumont
      * Adeline, wife of Hugh de Montfort & Richard de Granville
      * Aubree, wife of Hugh de Chateauneuf
      * Agnes, a nun
      * Maud, wife of William Lovell
      * Isabel, wife of Sir Gilbert de Clare and Herve de Montgomery

      Sir Robert de Beaumont, described as being "the wisest man in his time between London and Jerusalem", and aged over fifty was determined to marry Isabel, aged about eleven. Bishop Ivo dismissed their request based on their being within a few degrees of kindred. Isabel's father was able to sway Bishop Ivo, and saw his daughter married by April of 1096 when he left on a crusade.

      "A powerful English and French nobleman, honored as one of the wisest men of his age. Chroniclers speak highly of his eloquence, his learning, and three kings of England valued his counsel."

      He accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066, where his service earned him more than 91 lordships and manors. When his mother died in 1081, Robert inherited the title of Count of Meulan in Normandy, also the title of Viscount Ivry and Lord of Norton. He did homage to Philip I of France for these estates and sat as French Peer in the Parliament held at Poissy. At the Battle of Hastings Robert was appointed leader of the infantry on the right wing of the army.

      He and his brother Henry were members of the Royal hunting party in the New Forest, when William Rufus received his mysterious death wound, 2 August 1100. He then pledged allegiance to William Rufus' brother, Henry I of England, who created him Earl of Leicester in 1107.

      On the death of William Rufus, William, Count of Evereux and Ralph de Conches made an incursion into Robert's Norman estates, on the pretense that they had suffered injury through some advice that Robert had given to the King; their raid was very successful for they collected a vast booty.

      In 1115, Isabel was either carried away or willingly abducted by William de Warrene, revealing they had been lovers for some time. They were unable to marry until the death of Sir Robert, which occurred in 1118. According to Henry of Huntingdon, Robert died of shame after "a certain earl carried off the lady he had espoused, either by some intrigue or by force and stratagem."

  • Sources 
    1. [S327] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File (TM).

    2. [S27] Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    3. [S27] Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Date of Import: Apr 18, 2000

    4. [S826] Millennium File, Heritage Consulting, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;).
      Record for Robert I (Earl Leics Count Meulan) De Beaumont