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Henry de Beaumont 1st Earl of Warwick
(Abt 1048-1119)
Marguerite du Perche
(-After 1156)
William de Warenne 2nd Earl of Surrey
(Abt 1071-Abt 1138)
Isabelle de Vermandois
(Bef 1088-1131)
Roger de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Warwick
(Abt 1101/1102-1153)
Gundred de Warenne
(After 1120-After 1166)
Waleran de Beaumont 4th Earl of Warwick
(Bef 1153-Abt 1203)


Family Links

1. Margaret

  • Henry de Beaumont 5th Earl of Warwick+
  • Waleran of Warwick
2. Alice d'Harcourt

Waleran de Beaumont 4th Earl of Warwick 1 3 4 5

  • Born: Bef 1153
  • Marriage (1): Margaret
  • Marriage (2): Alice d'Harcourt about 1196 1 2
  • Died: Abt 24 Dec 1203

  General Notes:

WALERAN, son of ROGER Earl of Warwick & his wife Gundred de Warenne of Surrey (-[24 Dec 1203]). The Annals of Waverley record that "Wallerannus" succeeded "fratri suo Willelmo in comitatu Warevici" in 1185. He succeeded his brother in 1184 as Earl of Warwick. His succession was later challenged by someone claiming to be his older brother returned from Palestine.

m firstly MARGARET [Margery], daughter of --- (-before 1196). Earl Waleran made a grant at Pinley for the soul of his wife Margery, as well those of his parents and his brother William. According to the Complete Peerage, Earl Waleran's first wife was Margaret de Bohun , daughter of Humphrey de Bohun & his wife Margaret of Hereford. This appears chronologically improbable considering the likely birth dates of the children of Humphrey/Margaret in the 1140s, and in light of the estimated birth date of Waleran/Margaret's son in [1190]. One possibility is that Margaret was the daughter of the younger Humphrey de Bohun and his wife Margaret of Huntingdon, who were married in early 1171. A more likely hypothesis is set out in the on-line Corrections and Additions to the Complete Peerage, where it is suggested that Waleran's first wife was Margery de Oilly, daughter of Henry de Oilly of Hook Norton, Oxford & his wife Matilda de Bohun who, according to the Complete Peerage, was the first wife of Waleran's son, Henry, despite the obvious chronological difficulties of the latter considering her birth date before 1163, when her father died. This latter hypothesis appears confirmed by a writ dated 7 Mar "47 Hen III", after the death of "John de Plessetis alias de Plascetis earl of Warwick", which notes that "Humphrey de Bohun gave the manor [of Bradenham, Buckinghamshire] in free marriage to Henry de Oylly with Maud his sister", names "a son Henry and two daughters" as their children, adding that "from the elder [daughter] issued Thomas earl of Warwick and one Margery". Bracton records a claim, dated 1234, by "Walterus filius Symonis" against "Thomam comitem de Warewyc" which records that "Matillis de Boun antecessor ipsius Symonis" was "uxor Henrici de Oylly" by whom she had "filium Henricum de Oylly" who died without heirs but had "sororem Margeriam" who was the mother of "Henricum…comitem de Warewyc et qui fuit pater ipsius Thome".

m secondly ([1196]) as her second husband, ALICE de Harcourt, widow of JOHN de Limesey Lord of Cavendish, Suffolk, daughter of ROBERT de Harcourt of Bosworth, Leicestershire & his wife Millicent de Camville of Stanton, Oxfordshire (-after Sep 1212). The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.

Earl Waleran & his first wife had two children: Henry and Waleran.

Earl Waleran & his second wife had two children: Alice and Gundred.

  Death Notes:

On 24 Dec 1203 or 12 Dec 1204.


• Manorial Estate: Weston Mauduit, Weston-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, GB. 6 In 1086 an estate of 4 hides in Weston which Baldwin had formerly held had come into the hands of Hugh de Grentemaisnil and was held of him by Roger. (fn. 18) Most of Hugh's estates passed to the Earl of Leicester, (fn. 19) but Weston evidently was acquired by the Earl of Warwick. It seems probable that Weston was given by Earl Waleran (1184\endash 1204) with his daughter Alice in marriage to William Mauduit, as at the death of Waleran's grandson Earl Thomas in 1242 WESTON MAUDUIT was held of him as half a knight's fee by William Mauduit. (fn. 20) This William's son William became Earl of Warwick in 1263, and on his death in 1268 it was stated that he had alienated lands worth £15 yearly in Weston. (fn. 21)

19. V.C.H. Leics. i, 279.
20. Cal. Inq. p.m. i, 10.
21. Ibid. 679.

Waleran married Margaret. (Margaret died before 1196.)

Waleran next married Alice d'Harcourt, daughter of Robert [I] d'Harcourt and Isabel de Camville, about 1196.1 2 (Alice d'Harcourt died after Sep 1212 1 2.)


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

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), XII/2, p. 364.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), IV, p. 670; XII/2, p. 363.

4 Frederick Lewis Weis, Jr. Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall, <i>Ancestral Roots Of Certain American Colonists Who Came To America Before 1700: Lineages from Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Other Historical Individuals</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004 (Reprint)), 84:26.

5 Sir Henry Chauncy, <i>The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire: with the original of counties</i> (Griffin, 1826), p. 187.

6 Victoria County History of Warwickshire, Vol. 5, pp 198-202.

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