Roger de Montgommery Comte de la Marche
- Marriage (1): Almodis de la Marche Comtesse de la Marche before 1091
- Died: 1123 1
ROGER de Montgommery, son of ROGER [II] de Montgommery, Sire d'Alençon, Earl of Shropshire and Shrewsbury & his first wife Mabile d'Alençon (-1123). His parentage is stated by Orderic Vitalis, who lists him third among his father's sons by his first marriage]. He was a considerable landowner in England especially in Lancashire but was banished in 1102 with his brother Robert and retired to Poitou. Comte de la Marche, de iure uxoris. "Comite Rotgerio et eius uxore comitissa de Marchia" are named in a charter dated to [1113/24] which records an agreement with the monks of Uzerche relating to the appointment of the abbot "in Agidunensi ecclesia".
m (before 1091) ALMODIS de la Marche, daughter of AUDEBERT [II] Comte de la Marche & his wife Ponce --- (-[1117/29]). The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records that "Boso comes de Marchia" was killed "Confolento castro" in 1091 and was succeeded by "Aumodis soror sua", wife of "Rotgerio comite". "Rotgerius comes et Almodis comitissa" donated property to the abbey of Charroux by charter dated [1090/1100]. She succeeded as Ctss de la Marche in 1091. "Aalmodis comitissa Marchiæ et filius meus Boso" confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia Cambartensi et in parrochia Sancti Ylarii de Las Corbas et in parrochia de Trainiaco", held by "patre meo Aldeberto et…avunculo meo Oddone", by "avunculus meus Oddo comes" by charter dated 23 Mar 1112. "Aldebertus comes, filius…Aalmodis comitissæ, frater Bosonis" confirmed his mother´s donation referred to above by charter dated 7 Apr 1113, witnessed by "Almodis comitissa mater Aldeberti…". "Comite Rotgerio et eius uxore comitissa de Marchia" are named in a charter dated to [1113/24] which records an agreement with the monks of Uzerche relating to the appointment of the abbot "in Agidunensi ecclesia". A charter dated to [1124/29] relating to a dispute between the abbé de Charroux and the abbesse de Fontevrault refers to a previous donation with the consent of "Almodi comitissa Charofensi ac filius eius Audeberto et Bosone".
Roger & his wife had four children: Audebert, Boson, Eudes and Pontia. 1
Roger married Almodis de la Marche Comtesse de la Marche, daughter of Audebert II de la Marche Comte de la Marche and Ponce, before 1091. (Almodis de la Marche Comtesse de la Marche died between 1117 and 1129.)