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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Isabel (daughter of William fitz Robert and Hawise of Leicester); died on 14 Oct 1217.

    Notes:

    Also called Isabelle, Isabella, Joan, and Eleanor. Suo jure Countess of Gloucester.

    Isabel married John, King of England on 29 Aug 1189 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. John (son of Henry II, King of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France; Queen Consort of England) was born about 27 Dec 1166 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; died on 19 Oct 1216 in Newark Castle, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England; was buried in Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Isabel married Hubert de Burgh in Sep 1217. Hubert (son of Walter de Burgh and Alice) was born about 1170; died in 1243; was buried in Black Friars, Holborn, London, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William fitz Robert (son of Robert of Gloucester and Mabel fitz Robert); died on 23 Nov 1183; was buried in Kernsham Abbey, Somerset, England.

    Notes:

    Earl of Gloucester. Governor of Wareham Castle, 1144.

    "After Henry II's accession in 1154 William's status with his royal cousin began to change. The honour of Eudo Dapifer, which Henry had earlier promised to the earl's son, was given to another. Gloucester understandably yielded place of honour at court to members of the royal family like the king's brother William, and even to Robert, earl of Leicester, who was chief justiciar; but William was also regularly outranked by his uncle, Reginald, earl of Cornwall, who held no central administrative office. In the 1150s there is evidence of a certain ambivalence in Henry's government about Gloucester's right to be exempted from geld and other remittances. The earl's infrequent court appearances indicate that he was becoming a political outsider. Even though he was ultimately favoured by the bountiful royal fiscal patronage accorded to members of his class, served as a royal justice, and was promised that he would enjoy all the estates his father had held, William was to die with his career, earldom, and house in ruins." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    William married Hawise of Leicester about 1150. Hawise (daughter of Robert of Meulan and Amice de Gael) died on 24 Apr 1197. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Hawise of Leicester (daughter of Robert of Meulan and Amice de Gael); died on 24 Apr 1197.

    Notes:

    Also called Hawise de Beaumont.

    Children:
    1. 1. Isabel died on 14 Oct 1217.
    2. Amice of Gloucester died on 1 Jan 1225.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Robert of Gloucester was born about 1090 (son of Henry I, King of England and (Unknown mistress or mistresses of Henry I)); died on 31 Oct 1147 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; was buried in Priory of St. James, Bristol, England.

    Notes:

    Earl of Gloucester. Also called Robert de Caen; Robert fitz Roy; Rufus; Robert "The Counsel".

    Fought at Brémulé, 20 Apr 1119, where Henry I defeated Louis VI. Present at the death of Henry I in Dec 1135. Commander-in-chief for the Empress Maud from 1139 on. From Complete Peerage: "In 1140 he burnt Nottingham, and in Feb. 1141 he and his son-in-law, Ranulph, Earl of Chester, relieved Lincoln and took Stephen prisoner, sending him to Bristol. He accompanied Maud in her progress to Winchester and London, and when the citizens drove her out fled with her to Oxford. He took part in the fighting at Winchester and helped Maud escape from the city, but was captured 14 Sep. (1141) at Stockbridge and taken prisoner to Rochester. Shortly afterwards he was exchanged, without concessions on either side, for Stephen, who was set at liberty on 1 Nov., and Robert then joined Maud at Bristol, and with her proceeded to Oxford. In June 1142 Maud sent him over to her husband, Geoffrey of Anjou, to urge him to invade England. It would appear that on this occasion Robert entered into a treaty of alliance with Miles of Gloucester, Earl of Hereford. Geoffrey declined to help until he had conquered Normandy, whereupon Robert joined him in his campaign. On hearing that Maud was besieged in Oxford, Robert hurried back to help her, taking with him her son, afterwards Henry II. He captured Wareham and other places, and on Maud's escape from Oxford he and Henry met her at Wallingford, and they went to Bristol, which was Robert's chief residence till 1146. In 1143 Robert defeated Stephen at Wilton, and in 1144 blockaded Malmesbury, Stephen refusing battle; but Maud's party was now so much reduced that Stephen was able to take Faringdon, which Robert had fortified. In the spring of 1147 Robert took Henry, Maud's son, back to Wareham and sent him over to Anjou; and in the same year, he founded Margam Abbey." Shortly thereafter he died of a sudden fever, in the priory of St. James in Bristol, which he had earlier founded; his death effectively ended Maud's military campaign. The Dictionary of National Biography (1909) said that "his sister's cause almost invariably prospered when she allowed him to direct her counsels, and declined as soon as she neglected his advice."

    He was highly literate, a patron of scholars and chroniclers such as Geoffrey of Monmouth and William of Malmesbury, the latter of whom wrote the Historia Novella at his request. An enemy, Baldwin Fitz Gilbert, called him someone who "threatens much but does little, lionlike in his speech, but like a hare in his heart, great in eloquence but insignificant through laziness", which is pretty much the same insult lobbed by all of history's meatheads at people who are, like Robert, both well-spoken and ruthless at war. When Ralph Peters calls the slayer of Osama bin Laden, warlord of Libya and Afghanistan, commander of a secret empire of unimaginable violence, a "pussy", it's the voice of Baldwin Fitz Gilbert we hear. No matter how many cities you burn, if you also talk like an intellectual, some people will feel that you've let the meathead side down.

    Robert married Mabel fitz Robert before 1122. Mabel (daughter of Robert fitz Hamon and Sibyl de Montgomery) died on 29 Sep 1157. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mabel fitz Robert (daughter of Robert fitz Hamon and Sibyl de Montgomery); died on 29 Sep 1157.

    Notes:

    Also called Mabel Fitz Hamon.

    Children:
    1. 2. William fitz Robert died on 23 Nov 1183; was buried in Kernsham Abbey, Somerset, England.
    2. Matilda of Gloucester died on 29 Jul 1189.
    3. Mabira de Caen was born in in of Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England; died after 1190.
    4. Robert fitz Robert was born in in of Conarton in Gwithian, Cornwall, England; died in 1170.

  3. 6.  Robert of Meulan was born in 1104 in Meulan, Ile-de-France, France (son of Robert of Meulan and Isabel de Vermandois); died on 5 Apr 1168; was buried in Leicester Abbey, Leicester, Leicestershire, England.

    Notes:

    Earl of Leicester. Also called, but only by later historians and genealogists, Robert de Beaumont.

    Twin brother of Waleran, Count of Muelan, 1st Earl of Worcester. After their father's death, the two brothers were raised together in the royal household. Much detail on his career here.

    Justiciar of England, 1155-1168.

    Robert married Amice de Gael after Nov 1120. Amice (daughter of Ralph II de Gael) died in in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Amice de Gael (daughter of Ralph II de Gael); died in in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.

    Notes:

    Also called Amice de Montfort.

    She died as a nun in Nuneaton Priory. Complete Peerage says she died after 1168. Royal Ancestry says she died on a 31 August, year uncertain.

    Children:
    1. Robert de Breteuil was born in in of Leicester, Leicestershire, England; died in 1190; was buried in Durazzo, Greece.
    2. Isabel of Leicester died after 1190.
    3. 3. Hawise of Leicester died on 24 Apr 1197.
    4. Margaret of Leicester was born about 1125; died after 1185.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Henry I, King of England was born in 1068 (son of William I, King of England and Matilda of Flanders, Queen Consort of England); died on 1 Dec 1135 in Lyon-la-Forêt, near Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France; was buried in Reading Abbey, Berkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between May and Sep 1068, Selby, Yorkshire, England
    • Alternate birth: Between Feb and May 1069, Selby, Yorkshire, England
    • Alternate birth: 1068-1069
    • Alternate birth: 1068-1069

    Notes:

    Called "Beauclerc" by later historians, but not during his lifetime.

    Died after eating lampreys, which had been forbidden to him by his physician. Body buried at Reading Abbey, England. Entrails buried at Port-du-Salut Abbey, France. The Middle Ages: weird.

    Henry married (Unknown mistress or mistresses of Henry I). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  (Unknown mistress or mistresses of Henry I)
    Children:
    1. Constance of England died after 1175.
    2. Mabel of England died after 1125.
    3. Maud fitz Roy
    4. Alice
    5. 4. Robert of Gloucester was born about 1090; died on 31 Oct 1147 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; was buried in Priory of St. James, Bristol, England.

  3. 10.  Robert fitz Hamon died in Mar 1107 in Falais, Calvados, Normandy, France; was buried in Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.

    Notes:

    Made (by Henry I) hereditary Governor of Caen, circa 1105. Called by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (in the article on his father-in-law) "of south Wales." Called "Earl of Gloucester" by later chroniclers, but he was never styled that in his lifetime. Refounded Tewkesbury Abbey in 1092.

    Robert married Sibyl de Montgomery between 1087 and 1090. Sibyl (daughter of Roger de Montgomery and Mabel de Bellême) died after 1107. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Sibyl de Montgomery (daughter of Roger de Montgomery and Mabel de Bellême); died after 1107.
    Children:
    1. 5. Mabel fitz Robert died on 29 Sep 1157.

  5. 12.  Robert of Meulan was born about 1046 in Beaumont-le-Roger, Eure, Normandy, France (son of Roger "Barbatus" de Beaumont and Adeline de Meulan); died on 5 Jun 1118; was buried in Abbey St. Pierre, Preaux, Eure, Normandy, France.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1049

    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.

    Robert married Isabel de Vermandois in 1096. Isabel (daughter of Hugues le Grand and Adèle de Vermandois) died before Jun 1147. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Isabel de Vermandois (daughter of Hugues le Grand and Adèle de Vermandois); died before Jun 1147.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef Jul 1147

    Notes:

    Countess of Leicester. Also called Elizabeth de Vermandois.

    Royal Ancestry says she was living c. 1138 and that she died "13 (or 17) February, sometime before June 1147, when her son, William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey, left on crusade." Several sources say she died in the priory of Lewes, Sussex.

    Via her two husbands and thirteen children, descent from her is so common among modern people with traceable medieval ancestry that Douglas Richardson once jokingly asserted the existence of an exclusive lineage organization called the Society of Non-Descendants of Isabel de Vermandois. Of the eleven root people in this database with demonstrable descent from any monarch, only two would be eligible for membership in such a group.

    Children:
    1. Isabel de Beaumont died after 1172.
    2. Maud of Meulan died after 1189.
    3. Waleran was born in 1104; died on 9 Apr 1166 in Abbey St. Pierre, Preaux, Eure, Normandy, France; was buried in Abbey St. Pierre, Preaux, Eure, Normandy, France.
    4. 6. Robert of Meulan was born in 1104 in Meulan, Ile-de-France, France; died on 5 Apr 1168; was buried in Leicester Abbey, Leicester, Leicestershire, England.

  7. 14.  Ralph II de Gael was born in in of Montfort de Gael, Brittany, France (son of Ralph I de Gael and Emma de Breteuil).
    Children:
    1. 7. Amice de Gael died in in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.