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Robert de Breteuil

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  • Name Robert de Breteuil  [1
    Born of Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Bef 1135  [3, 4
    Died 1190  [4, 5
    Alternate death 31 Aug 1190  At sea Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Alternate death 31 Aug 1190  Romania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Durazzo, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I10182  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2020 

    Father Robert of Meulan,   b. 1104, Meulan, Ile-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1168  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Amice de Gael,   d. Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft Nov 1120  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Family ID F4526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pernel de Grandmesnil,   d. 1 Apr 1212 
    Married 1155  [4, 7
    Children 
    +1. Margaret of Leicester,   d. 12 Jan 1235
    +2. Amicie de Beaumont,   d. 3 Sep 1215
    Last Modified 31 May 2019 
    Family ID F3729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Earl of Leicester. Also known as Robert de Beaumont. According to Complete Peerage, nicknamed ès Blanchemains, which translates as "white-hands".

      Steward of England and Normandy; seigneur of Bréteuil and Paci in Normandy. In 1173, he supported Prince Henry, the "young king," in his rebellion against his father Henry II, and in consequence he and his wife were imprisoned by the elder Henry from fall 1173 to fall 1174.

      Died on the way to Jerusalem. Durazzo is now the city of Durres in Albania.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4455] Douglas Richardson, 3 Oct 2020, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    2. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition, by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2013.

    4. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    5. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    6. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing., "probably in 1121".

    7. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here., "before 1155-1159".