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  • Name BEAUMONT, Robert de 
    Prefix Earl 
    Born 6 Dec 1046  Beaumont, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 1049 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jun 1118  Préaux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Aft 5 Jun 1118  St. Peter les Préaux Abbey, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 16 Dec 1921  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    Father BEAUMONT, Seigneur Roger de ,   b. 10 Oct 1022, Beauchamp, Mande, Basse Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1094, Préaux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother MEULAN, Countess Adeline de ,   b. 30 Nov 1014, Pont-Audemer, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1081, Abbey Du Bec, Pontaudener, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1040  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 28 Nov 1933
    Family ID F15487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 BRETEUIL, Countess Emma de ,   b. 1046, Breteuil-sur-Iton, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1062, Pont, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years) 
    Married 1070  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 29 Sep 1992, PROVO.
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F15706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 VERMANDOIS, Countess Isabell de Crepi ,   b. 1064, Vermandois, Neustrasia, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1131, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1096  Meulan, Yvelines, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 28 Jul 1936
    Children 
    +1. BEAUMONT, Isabell de ,   b. 7 Nov 1102, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1147, Carmarthen, Carmarthen, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. BEAUMONT, Aubrey de ,   b. 1099, Beaumont, Allier, Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1168, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +3. BEAUMONT, Earl Robert Bossu de ,   b. 24 Nov 1104, Groby Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1168, Leicestershire, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. BEAUMONT, Adelia de ,   b. 1104, Leicestershire, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1200, Leicestershire, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     5. BEAUMONT, Count Waleron de ,   b. 1105, Meulan, Yvelines, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1166, Préaux, Indre, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. BEAUMONT, Adeline de ,   b. 1104, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1178, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. MEULAN, Countess Maud de ,   b. 1106, Meulan, Yvelines, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1197, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     8. BEAUMONT, Earl Hugh de ,   b. 1106, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1142, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     9. BEAUMONT, Havoise de ,   b. 1110, Leicestershire, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1197, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. BEAUMONT, Amicade de ,   b. Abt 1110, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1189, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    +11. BEAUMONT, Countess Mabel de Mellent ,   b. Abt 1116, Leicestershire, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 May 1204, Okehampton, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
     12. BEAUMONT, Maud de ,   b. Abt 1114, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1197, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F15766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 VERMANDOIS, Lady Elisabeth de ,   b. 13 Feb 1085, Valois, Oise, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1131, Prieuré Saint-Nicaise de Meulan, Diocèse de Chartres, Seine-et-Oise, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 1096  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F17675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • He was considered one of the wisest men of his time.

      Companion of William the Conquerer when the Normans conquered England.



      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."

      Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester (Sometime between 1040 & 1050-5 June 1118), also known as Robert of Meulan, count of Meulan, was a powerful Norman nobleman, one of the Companions of William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest of England, and was revered as one of the wisest men of his age. Chroniclers spoke highly of his eloquence, his learning, and three kings of England valued his counsel.
      He was born between 1040-1050, the eldest son of Roger de Beaumont (1015-1094) by his wife Adeline of Meulan (died 1081), a daughter of Waleran III, Count de Meulan, and was an older brother of Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick (c. 1050-1119)

      Robert de Beaumont was one of only about 15 of the Proven Companions of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and was leader of the infantry on the right wing of the Norman army, as evidenced in the following near contemporary account by William of Poitiers:

      "A certain Norman, Robert, son of Roger of Beaumont, being nephew and heir to Henry, Count of Meulan, through Henry's sister Adeline, found himself that day in battle for the first time. He was as yet but a young man and he performed feats of valour worthy of perpetual remembrance. At the head of a troop which he commanded on the right wing he attacked with the utmost bravery and success".[1]

      His service earned him the grant of more than 91 English manors confiscated from the defeated English, as listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.

      When his mother died in 1081, Robert inherited the title of Count of Meulan in Normandy, and the title, Viscount Ivry and Lord of Norton. He paid homage to King Philip I of France for these estates and sat as a French Peer in the Parliament held at Poissy.

      He and his brother Henry were members of the Royal hunting party in the New Forest in Hampshire when King William II Rufus (1087-1100) was shot dead accidentally by an arrow on 2 August 1100. He pledged allegiance to William II's brother, King Henry I (1100-1135), who created him Earl of Leicester in 1107.

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

      During the English phase of the Investiture Controversy, he was excommunicated by Pope Paschal II on 26 March 1105 for advising King Henry to continue selecting the bishops of his realm in opposition to the canons of the church. Sometime in 1106, Henry succeeded in having Anselm, the exiled archbishop of Canterbury, revoke this excommunication. Anselm's (somewhat presumptuous) act was ultimately ratified by Paschal.

      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." He was the last surviving Norman nobleman to have fought in the Battle of Hastings.[2]
      Family[edit]
      In 1096 he married Elizabeth (or Isabel) de Vermandois, daughter of Hugh Magnus (1053-1101) a younger son of the French king and Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois (1050-1120). After his death Elizabeth remarried in 1118 to William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey. He had the following progeny:

      Waleran IV de Beaumont, Count of Meulan, 1st Earl of Worcester (b. 1104), eldest twin and heir.
      Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester & Earl of Hereford (b. 1104), twin
      Hugh de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Bedford (b. circa 1106)
      Emma de Beaumont (born 1102)
      Adeline de Beaumont, married twice:
      Hugh IV of Montfort-sur-Risle;
      Richard de Granville of Bideford (d. 1147)
      Aubree de Beaumont, married Hugh II of Châteauneuf-Thimerais.
      Agnes de Beaumont, a nun
      Maud de Beaumont, married William Lovel. (b. c. 1102)
      Isabel de Beaumont, a mistress of King Henry I. Married twice:
      Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke;
      Hervé de Montmorency, Constable of Ireland
      Sources[edit]
      Portal iconNormandy portal
      Edward T. Beaumont, J.P. The Beaumonts in History. A.D. 850-1850. Oxford.

  • Sources 
    1. [S338] Charlton.FTW.

    2. [S339] NS291641.

    3. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Robert De Beaumont; Male; Birth: 1046 Beaumont, , Normandie Province, France; Death: 05 JUN 1118; Baptism: 08 AUG 1991 OAKLA; Endowment: 20 MAY 1992 OAKLA; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church to request LDS temple ordinances.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 28 Sep 2004

    4. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Roger De Beaumont Seigneur of Beaumont and Pont-Audemer; Male; Birth: About 1022 Of Pontaudemer,Nrmndy, , , France; Death: 1094; Father: Humphrey De Vieilles Seigneur of Vieilles and Pont-Audemer; Mother: Aubreye De La Haie; Spouse: Adeline De Meullant; Sealing to Spouse: 09 APR 1970 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Marriage: 1040; Film Number: 538152
      Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 30 Sep 2004

    5. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      ROBERT DE VIEILLES; Male; Death: Before 1066; Father: Humphrey DE HARCOURT; Mother: Aubreye DE LA HAIE; Spouse: MRS ROBERT DE VIEILLES; Marriage: < 1039> ; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 26 Nov 2004

    6. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Robert De BEAUMONT; Male; Death: 05 JUN 1118; Spouse: Emma De BRETEULL; Marriage: 1070 , Normandie Province, France; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 28 Sep 2004

    7. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      ROBERT I De BEAUMONT; Male; Death: 05 JUN 1118; Spouse: Isabel Elizabeth De VERMANDOIS; Marriage: 1096 Of, Meulan, Seine-Et-Oise, France; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 28 Sep 2004

    8. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Isabel Elizabeth De VERMANDOIS; Female; Birth: About 1081; Spouse: ROBERT I De BEAUMONT; Marriage: 1096 Of, Meulan, Seine-Et-Oise, France; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 27 Sep 2004