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Roger de Vieilles Seigneur de Beaumont-le-Roger
(Abt 1015-1094)
Adeline de Meulan
(-1081)
Geoffroy de Châteaudun Comte de Mortagne, Comte du Perche
(Abt 1045-1100)
Béatrice de Ramerupt
(-After 1129)
Henry de Beaumont 1st Earl of Warwick
(Abt 1048-1119)
Marguerite du Perche
(-After 1156)
Roger de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Warwick
(Abt 1101/1102-1153)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Gundred de Warenne

Roger de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Warwick 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1101-1102 1
  • Marriage (1): Gundred de Warenne 1 2
  • Died: 12 Jun 1153 aged about 52 1 5

  General Notes:

ROGER de Beaumont, son of HENRY de Beaumont Earl of Warwick & his wife Marguerite de Perche ([1101/02]-12 Jun 1153). His parentage is stated by Orderic Vitalis. "Henricus…Warwicense consul et Margareta uxor mea et Rogerus noster filius" donated property to Warwick St Mary by undated charter. He was installed as Earl of Warwick before Easter 1123, in succession to his father, presumably when he came of age. "R. comes de Warwick" donated property to Warwick St Mary by undated charter witnessed by "Roberto de Novoburgo, G. fratre eius, Gundreda comitissa, Turstino de Montfort…". "R. comes de Warwick" donated property to Warwick St Mary by undated charter witnessed by "Gundreda comitissa, Galfridus et Henricus fratres mei, Turstinus de Monteforti…". He supported Stephen King of England in the civil war with Empress Matilda but joined the latter after the battle of Lincoln 2 Feb 1141, but by early 1142 he was again with King Stephen. Robert of Torigny records the death in 1153 of "Rogero comite Warwicensi".

m as her first husband, GUNDRED de Warenne, daughter of WILLIAM de Warenne Earl of Surrey & his wife Elisabeth de Vermandois [Capet] ([1120 or after]-after 1166). Guillaume de Jumièges records that the elder daughter of "Guillaume II de Warenne comte de Surrey" & his wife married "Roger comte de Warwick, fils du comte Henri, frère de Robert comte de Meulan et né de Marguerite sœur de Rotrou comte du Perche" but does not name her. Robert of Torigny names "Gondrada sorore uterine Galeranni comitis Mellenti" as wife of "Rogero comite Warwicensi". Roger Earl of Warwick confirmed a donation to St Pierre, Préaux, by charter dated to [1123/53], witnessed by "Gundr comitissa, Henrico fratre meo". "R. comes de Warwick" donated property to Warwick St Mary by undated charter witnessed by "Roberto de Novoburgo, G. fratre eius, Gundreda comitissa, Turstino de Montfort…". "R. comes de Warwick" donated property to Warwick St Mary by undated charter witnessed by "Gundreda comitissa, Galfridus et Henricus fratres mei, Turstinus de Monteforti…". She married secondly ([Jun 1153/56]) [as his second wife,] William de Lancaster "Taillebois" Lord of Kendale. An undated manuscript relating to Cokersand Abbey, Lancashire records that "Willielmum de Lancaster" married "Gundredam prius comitissam de Warwyke". Her second marriage date is dictated by the death of her first husband, recorded in Jun 1153. "Willelmus de Lancastre" donated property to Leicester, St Mary de Pré, with the consent of "Willelmi filii mei et hæredis et Gundredæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated to [1153/56]. "Willelmus de Lancastre" donated pasture rights in "feodum meum in Lonisdale et in Aumundernesse" to Leicester, St Mary de Pré, with the consent of "Willelmi filii mei et heredis et Gundree uxoris mee", for the souls of "…Gilberti patris mei et Godithe matris mee et Jordani filii mei et Margarete filia Comitisse", by charter dated to [1156/60], witnessed by "Willelmo filio meo et herede, Gundr fil Comitisse…". Farrer has suggested that the wording of this last document indicates that the wife of William de Lancaster was the daughter of Countess Gundred rather than the countess herself, suggesting that the latter must have been "well advanced in years" at the time of the marriage and implying that she would therefore have been past child-bearing age. It is correct that the wording of the document is curious as it appears inconsistent with both possibilities: if Gundred was "Comitisse", one would expect the first part of the document to read "Gundree Comitisse uxoris mee"; on the other hand, if she was Gundred the daughter, one would expect the subscription to read "Gundr fil Comitisse ux mee". The two names which are quoted above in the subscription list of the document dated to [1156/60] precede the subscribers who held religious positions. It would therefore be normal for them to be the same persons who are named in the body of the document, in the same order, giving their consent to the transaction. However, it is difficult to adopt an interpretation which contradicts the three different sources quoted above (Robert de Torigny, the undated manuscript, and the charter of King Henry II) which identify the countess as William´s wife.

Earl Roger & his wife had [six] children: William, Waleran, [Henry], Agnes, [Margaret] and Gundred. 1

  Events

• Title: 2nd Earl of Warwick, Bef 15 Apr 1123.


Roger married Gundred de Warenne, daughter of William de Warenne 2nd Earl of Surrey and Isabelle de Vermandois.1 2 (Gundred de Warenne was born after 1120 and died after 1166 6.)


Sources


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

2 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)), 151:25.

3 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)), 84:25; 151:26.

4 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), IV, p. 670, IX, p. 585; XII/2, p. 361.

5 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)), 151-25.

6 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), XII/2:361-2.

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