Henry (Beaumont) de Beaumont

Henry (Beaumont) de Beaumont (abt. 1048 - abt. 1119)

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Henry "1st Earl of Warwick" de Beaumont formerly Beaumont aka de Neubourg
Born about in Newbourgh, Bure, Francemap
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Died about in Abbey of Preaux, Ponteaudemer, Normandy, Francemap
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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.[1][2][3] He was born about 1048,[4] at the Castle of Newburg, near Looviers in Normandy, then a part of the Duchy of Normandy.[5]

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.[6]

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 died 20 June 1119 and is buried at Préaux Abbey, Normandy.[7]


He married before 1100 Margaret, daughter of Geoffrey II of Perche and Beatrix of Montdidier.[8] 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:[9]

  • Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick (c.1102-1153), who succeeded him as Earl of Warwick.
  • Robert de Neubourg (d.1159), who inherited Henry's Norman lands and was Steward of Normandy.
  • Rotrou (died 27 November 1183), who was Bishop of Évreux subsequently Archbishop of Rouen, and Chief Justiciar and Steward of Normandy.
  • Geoffrey de Neubourg. He moved to England at the end of 1137 and resided thereafter with his eldest brother Earl Roger of Warwick. He made a number of appearances in Earl Roger's charters as "Geoffrey the earl's brother." When Roger died in 1153 and was succeeded by his son, Earl William, "Geoffrey the earl's uncle" continued to live in the Warwick household. He appears as a ducal justice in Normandy in his later years. See Haskins Society Journal 13 (2004): 50.
  • Henry de Neubourg, otherwise known as "Henry of Gower", who re-conquered the family's Welsh estates in around 1136, holding the lordship of Gower throughout the reign of King Stephen.


  1. Medlands - Henry de Beaumont
  2. Beaumonts in History; Edward Beaumont; Chapter 3, page 37
  3. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 318
  4. Medlands - Henry de Beaumont
  5. Beaumonts in History; Edward Beaumont; Chapter 3, page 37
  6. Beaumonts in History; Edward Beaumont; Chapter 3, page 37
  7. Medlands - Henry de Beaumont
  8. Beaumonts in History; Edward Beaumont; Chapter 3, page 37
  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_de_Beaumont,_1st_Earl_of_Warwick


  • Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999

Page: 2943-44, 1671, Text: abt 1048, but born after Robert b 1049.

  • Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families; Richardson; Vol 5, page 318.
  • Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999, Page: 84-25, Text: Henry de Newburgh

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On 30 Oct 2015 at 21:17 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

De Beaumont-441 and Beaumont-418 appear to represent the same person because: Same name and date he died. Beaumont is the preferred LNAB in line with naming standards.

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