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||Henry (Beaumont) de Beaumont was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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Name: He was granted, by his father, the modest lordship of Le Neubourg, in central Normandy, 12 km NE of his father's estate of Beaumont-le-Roger on the River Risle. It is from this lordship that he adopted, for himself and his descendants, the surname Anglicised to "de Newburgh". It is frequently Latinised to de Novo Burgo (meaning "from the new borough/town").
Henry de Beaumont de Newburg was the second son of Roger de Beaumont by Adeline of Meulan, daughter of Waleran I, Count of Meulan. He was born about 1048, at the Castle of Newburg, near Looviers in Normandy, then a part of the Duchy of Normandy.
His name is included in the roll of the knights who came to England with William, the Conqueror, in 1066, but he does not appear to have been present at the Battle of Hastings. He spend much of his life in Normandy and has no entry in the Doomsday Book.
In 1068 he was appointed Constable of Warwick Castle and shortly after William granted him the estates and manor of Warwick. He was elevated to the Earldom in 1076.
He was made a Councillor by the King in 1079 and a Baron of the Exchequer in Normandy 12th April 1080.
In 1099 he fought against the Welsh and built a castle at Abertawy, near Swansea, which was unsuccessfully attacked by the Welsh in 1113; he also captured the Gower peninsula in the south of Glamorganshjre and was granted feudal Lordship of Gower. He built other castles at Penrhys, Llandhidian and Swansea in 1120, together with others at Oystermouth and Aberllyahor, the only remains of the latter are a mound and a keep.
His seat at Wedgnock, Warwickshire were emparked, following the example of the King's estates at Woodstock. These are the first examples of their kind in England.
He married before 1100 Margaret, daughter of Geoffrey II of Perche and Beatrix of Montdidier. She was a major benefactor of the Knights Templar, giving them the manor at Llanmadoc in Glamorgan. She died in or after 1156. They had the following children:
Page: 2943-44, 1671, Text: abt 1048, but born after Robert b 1049.
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