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Raoul de GaŽl Seigneur de GaŽl, Earl of Norfolk
(Bef 1040-After 1095)
Emma de Breteuil
Raoul de GaŽl Seigneur de GaŽl et de Montfort
Amice de GaŽl
(-After 1168)


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1. Robert II de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Leicester

Amice de GaŽl 2 3

  • Marriage (1): Robert II de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Leicester after 25 Nov 1120 1 2 3
  • Died: After 31 Aug 1168, Nuneaton Abbey [now Abbey Church], Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10, GB 1 3

  General Notes:

AMICE de GaŽl (-31 Aug [1168 or after]). She is named by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her father and specifies that her marriage was arranged by Henry I King of England after she had been betrothed to his deceased son Richard. Heiress of Breteuil. She is said to have become a nun at Nuneaton after her husband's death. The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "II Kal Sep" of "Amicia comitissa Leecestre". The necrology of Lyre monastery records the death "31 Aug" of "Robertus comes Leicestriś, Amicia comitissa".

Betrothed to RICHARD, illegitimate son of HENRY I King of England & his mistress Ansfride --- (before 1101-drowned off Barfleur, Normandy 25 Nov 1120).

m (after 25 Nov 1120) ROBERT de Beaumont Earl of Leicester "le Bossu", son of ROBERT de Beaumont-le-Roger Comte de Meulan, & his wife Elisabeth de Vermandois [Capet] (1104-5 Apr 1168, bur [Sainte-Marie de Prť]).

[FMG/Medieval Lands]


He [Robert Earl of Leicester] married, after November 1120, Amice, daughter of Ralph, SEIGNEUR OF GAEL AND MONTFORT in Brittany, who was son of Ralph, EARL OF NORFOLK, by Emma, daughter of William FITZOSBERN, 1st Earl of Hereford. By this marriage he acquired a large part of the FitzOsbern inheritance in Normandy and England. He died 5 April 1168, and was probably buried in St. Mary de Prť. Amice survived him, and is said to have entered the convent of Nuneaton. [Complete Peerage VII:527-30, XIV:429, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)] 1

  Death Notes:

As a nun.

Amice married Robert II de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Leicester, son of Robert I de Beaumont Comte de Meulan, 1st Earl of Leicester and Isabelle de Vermandois, after 25 Nov 1120.1 2 3 (Robert II de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Leicester was born in 1104,1 2 3 died on 5 Apr 1168 1 2 3 and was buried in St. Mary de Prť Priory, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1, GB 1.)


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 53-25.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), VII:527-30.

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