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Robert of Meulan

Male Abt 1046 - 1118  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Robert of Meulan  [1
    Born Abt 1046  Beaumont-le-Roger, Eure, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1049  [4
    Died 5 Jun 1118  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Buried Abbey St. Pierre, Preaux, Eure, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I5920  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of AW, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of LMH, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2020 

    Father Roger "Barbatus" de Beaumont,   b. Abt 1015,   d. Aft 1090, Abbey St. Pierre, Preaux, Eure, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Adeline de Meulan,   d. 8 Apr 1081 
    Family ID F232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel de Vermandois,   d. Bef Jun 1147 
    Married 1096  [3, 4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Isabel de Beaumont,   d. Aft 1172
    +2. Maud of Meulan,   d. Aft 1189
    +3. Waleran,   b. 1104,   d. 9 Apr 1166, Abbey St. Pierre, Preaux, Eure, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +4. 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)
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F1788  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also known as Robert de Beaumont. Count of Meulan. Created Earl of Leicester.

      * One of the only fifteen "Proven Companions" of William the Conqueror at Hastings.

      * Inherited the title Count of Meulan when his mother died in 1081; paid homage for it to Philip I of France and sat as a French peer in the parliament at Poissy.

      * A member of the royal hunting party in the New Forest, 2 Aug 1100, during which William II was accidentally killed by an arrow. Pledged allegiance to Henry I, who created him Earl of Leicester in 1107.

      * Excommunicated by Paschal II during the Investiture Controversy. Excommunication later revoked by Anselm, exiled archbishop of Canterbury; revocation later ratified by Paschal.

      * Lived to be the last surviving Norman nobleman who was at Hastings.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4342] Norfolk Families by Walter Rye. Two volumes, 1911-13.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013., date only.

    3. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    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. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    6. [S160] Wikipedia.

    7. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    8. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.