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Simon VI de Montfort

Male 1209 - 1265  (~ 57 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Simon VI de Montfort was born between 1208 and 1209 (son of Simon V de Montfort and Alix de Montmorency); died on 4 Aug 1265 in Evesham, Worcestershire, England.

    Notes:

    6th Earl of Leicester. Sometimes called Simon V de Montfort. The leader of the baronial opposition to Henry III, culminating in the Second Barons' War. Effectively ruler of England from the Battle of Lewes (14 May 1264) to the Battle of Evesham (4 Aug 1265), in which he was killed.

    Widely regarded as a foundational figure in the development of parliamentary government, he was also a merciless anti-Semite who oversaw multiple pogroms in which hundreds of Jews were murdered and many more driven out of England.

    Simon married Eleanor of England on 7 Jan 1238 in Westminster, Middlesex, England. Eleanor (daughter of John, King of England and Isabel of Angoulême, Queen Consort of England) was born in 1215; died on 13 Apr 1275 in Montargis Abbey, Loiret, France; was buried on 13 Apr 1275 in Montargis Abbey, Loiret, France. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Guy de Montfort was born about 1253; died in 1291 in Sicily.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Simon V de Montfort was born about 1175 (son of Simon IV de Montfort and Amicie de Beaumont); died on 25 Jun 1218 in Toulouse, Languedoc, France.

    Notes:

    5th Earl of Leicester. Duke of Narbonne. Seigneur de Montfort, de Rochefort, d'Epernon, de Gometz, de Houdan, de Rambouillet, de Bures-sur-Yvette, de Gambais, de Saint-Leger-en-Yvelines, de Bonnelles, de La Celles, des Bordes, de Mere, de Monchauvet, de Sonchamp, de Conflans et autres lieux, Vicomte de Beziers et de Carcassonne, and Comte de Toulouse.

    Simon married Alix de Montmorency. Alix (daughter of Bouchard V de Montmorency and Laurence de Hainault) died on 24 Feb 1221. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Alix de Montmorency (daughter of Bouchard V de Montmorency and Laurence de Hainault); died on 24 Feb 1221.
    Children:
    1. Amicie de Montfort died on 20 Feb 1253.
    2. Amuary VII de Montfort was born about 1191; died in 1241 in Otranto, Apulia, Italy; was buried in St. Peter's, Rome, Italy.
    3. 1. Simon VI de Montfort was born between 1208 and 1209; died on 4 Aug 1265 in Evesham, Worcestershire, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Simon IV de Montfort was born about 1153 (son of Simon de Montfort and Maud); died before 18 Jul 1188.

    Notes:

    Count of Montfort and Rochefort.

    Simon married Amicie de Beaumont before Jan 1175. Amicie (daughter of Robert de Breteuil and Pernel de Grandmesnil) died on 3 Sep 1215. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Amicie de Beaumont (daughter of Robert de Breteuil and Pernel de Grandmesnil); died on 3 Sep 1215.
    Children:
    1. 2. Simon V de Montfort was born about 1175; died on 25 Jun 1218 in Toulouse, Languedoc, France.

  3. 6.  Bouchard V de Montmorency (son of Matthieu I de Montmorency and Alice); died in 1189 in France.

    Bouchard married Laurence de Hainault in Jan 1173. Laurence (daughter of Baldwin IV of Hainaut and Alix de Namur) died on 9 Jun 1181. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Laurence de Hainault (daughter of Baldwin IV of Hainaut and Alix de Namur); died on 9 Jun 1181.
    Children:
    1. 3. Alix de Montmorency died on 24 Feb 1221.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Simon de Montfort was born about 1128 (son of Amauri de Montfort and Agnes de Garlande); died in Mar 1181.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 1180 and 1181

    Notes:

    Count of Evreux.

    Simon married Maud. Maud died before 1168. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Maud died before 1168.
    Children:
    1. 4. Simon IV de Montfort was born about 1153; died before 18 Jul 1188.
    2. Bertrade de Montfort was born about 1155; died after 31 Mar 1227.

  3. 10.  Robert de Breteuil was born in in of Leicester, Leicestershire, England (son of Robert of Meulan and Amice de Gael); died in 1190; was buried in Durazzo, Greece.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1135
    • Alternate death: 31 Aug 1190, At sea
    • Alternate death: 31 Aug 1190, Romania

    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.

    Robert married Pernel de Grandmesnil in 1155. Pernel (daughter of William de Grandmesnil) died on 1 Apr 1212. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Pernel de Grandmesnil (daughter of William de Grandmesnil); died on 1 Apr 1212.

    Notes:

    Called "Petronilla" in many sources.

    Royal Ancestry gives her as the "daughter of Hugh de Grandmesnil of Hinckley, Leicestershire."

    Complete Peerage says "[Robert, Earl of Leicester (d. 1190)] m., before 1155-1159, Pernel (Petronilla), heiress of the Norman honour of Grandmesnil, great-granddaughter of Hugh de Grandmesnil, the Domesday tenant, but her ancestry has not been discovered. (h)
    "Note (h):
    "Hugh de Grandmesnil, the Domesday tenant, had five sons -- Robert, William, Hugh, Ives and Aubrey ... Robert, the eldest son, inherited the Norman lands which are later found in Robert FitzPernel's hands [i.e. Robert, Earl of Leicester (d. 1204), the son of Pernel]. He m., 1stly, Agnes, da. of Ranulph de Bayeux; 2ndly, Emma, da. of Robert d'Estouteville; and, 3rdly, Lucy, da. of Savary FitzCana (Orderic, vol. iii, p. 359). ... if she [Pernel] inherited the Norman lands she would in all probability be a daughter of a son of Hugh's son Robert. Hugh's father and son are both called Robert, and if this alternating nomenclature -- a very usual system -- was continued, a son of Robert the younger would be named Hugh. This is the name given to Pernel's father in the foundation narrative of Leicester Abbey, and although the story told there is fictitious ... it is possible that the writer may have had before him a document such as a list of obits giving the authentic name. It is not claimed that this suggested descent is more than speculative."

    Chris Phillips, in his Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage, Volume 7: Leicester, says "In fact, Pernel's father was called William, as shown by a charter for St-Evroult discovered by David Crouch [The Beaumont Twins, p.91, citing the Cartulary of St-Evroult, ii, fo 33v]. However, the argument that her grandfather is likely to have been Robert, the eldest son of Hugh de Grandmesnil, still seems sound. To some extent it is supported by the following evidence.

    "In 1157, Henry II confirmed gifts made to the hospital of Falaise by William de Grentmesnil and others [Cal. Docs France, no 1157]. By an undated charter (perhaps from 1160 or later), one Beatrix de Rye gave land to the abbey of St Jean of Falaise, for the well-being of her mother Emma and of her brother William de Grentemesnil [Lechaude d'Anisy, Extrait des Chartes ... dans les archives du Calvados, vol.1, p.232, no 9 (1834)]. It seems likely that this Beatrix was a daughter of Robert de Grandmesnil by his second wife, Emma d'Estouteville, particularly as the name Beatrix occurs in the Estouteville family, and was possibly borne by Emma's mother [C.T. Clay, ed., Early Yorkshire Charters, vol.9, p.2 (1952)]. If so, this would confirm that Robert also had a son William, who would probably be Pernel's father.

    "Note that K.S.B. Keats-Rohan [Domesday People I, p. 263 (1999)] states that Pernel's father William was the son of Robert by Emma d'Estouteville, but no evidence is cited for the relationship."

    Children:
    1. Margaret of Leicester died on 12 Jan 1235.
    2. 5. Amicie de Beaumont died on 3 Sep 1215.

  5. 12.  Matthieu I de Montmorency was born about 1100 (son of Bouchard IV de Montmorency and Agnes de Beaumont); died in 1160.

    Notes:

    Constable of France.

    Matthieu married Alice in 1126. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Alice (daughter of Henry I, King of England and (Unknown mistress or mistresses of Henry I)).

    Notes:

    Also called Aline.

    Children:
    1. 6. Bouchard V de Montmorency died in 1189 in France.
    2. Matthieu de Montmorency died in 1204 in Constantinople.

  7. 14.  Baldwin IV of Hainaut was born in 1110 (son of Baldwin III of Hainaut and Yolande von Wassenberg); died on 8 Nov 1171.

    Notes:

    Count of Hainaut.

    With Baldwin IV of Hainaut and his wife Alix de Namur, the line back from TNH's probable Quebec "gateway ancestor" Jean Sicard de Carufel joins up with the ancestry of proven TNH gateway ancestor Olive Welby.

    Count of Hainault.

    Baldwin married Alix de Namur about 1130. Alix (daughter of Godfrey of Namur and Ermisende of Luxembourg) died in Jul 1169. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Alix de Namur (daughter of Godfrey of Namur and Ermisende of Luxembourg); died in Jul 1169.

    Notes:

    Also called Adele, Ermensinde.

    Children:
    1. Agnès de Hainault died before 1174.
    2. 7. Laurence de Hainault died on 9 Jun 1181.
    3. Jolande of Hainaut died after Nov 1202.
    4. Baldwin V of Flanders was born in 1150; died on 17 Dec 1195.