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Robert of Meulan

Male Abt 1046 - 1118  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Robert of Meulan 
    Born Abt 1046  Beaumont-le-Roger, Eure, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1049  [3
    Died 5 Jun 1118  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Buried Abbey St. Pierre, Preaux, Eure, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I5920  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2017 

    Father Roger "Barbatus" de Beaumont,   b. Abt 1015,   d. 29 Nov 1094  (Age ~ 79 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  [2, 3, 4
    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 20 Mar 2017 06:35:07 
    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. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013., date only.

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

    3. [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.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    5. [S160] Wikipedia.

    6. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

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