Roger  (Beaumont) de Beaumont

Roger (Beaumont) de Beaumont (abt. 1100 - 1153)

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Roger "2nd Earl of Warwick" de Beaumont formerly Beaumont
Born about in Warwickshire, Englandmap
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Died in Warwick, Warwickshire, Englandmap
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Biography

Roger de Beaumont was the first son and heir of Henry de Beaumont (1st Earl of Warwick) and Margaret Perche, the daughter of Geoffrey, Count of Perche. Although his father died in 1119 Roger did not become Earl until 1123, Cockayne suggesting that he was probably under age at the time of his father’s death.[1] He first witnessed a royal charter at Easter 1123 and attested charters for Henry I. Roger continued his support for the monarch following Stephen’s accession to the throne in 1135 but after the Battle of Lincoln where Stephen was deposed, he switched his allegiance to the Empress Matilda after the Siege of Winchester in 1141[1] where he was taken prisoner,[2] but was back supporting Stephen in early 1142.[1] Roger de Beaumont has been described by his chroniclers as a man of gentle disposition,[3] a devout and pious man,[2] and better than his age[4] He was also a great benefactor to religious houses. Following on from the grants made by his father, Henry, Roger made a number of charters to St Mary's, Warwick effectively constituting St Mary's as a collegiate institution.[5] Roger also founded the Templars' House and St Michael's Hospital in Warwick. [1]

Marriage and issue

Roger de Beaumont married Gunreda de Warenne, daughter of William de Warenne and Isabel (or Elisabeth) de Vermandois (who had been the first wife of Roger’s uncle Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester). Roger and Gunreda had three, four or possibly six children:

William de Beaumont

Born about 1139 William was the first son and heir of Roger de Beaumont. [6] He succeeded his father as Earl of Warwick in 1153. William founded the chapel of St John the Baptist at Warwick, was a benefactor of the Templars, ratified gifts to monastic bodies and gave a grant to the Burgesses of Swansea.[6] He married firstly Margaret or Margery D'Eiville, daughter of John D'Eiville,[7] and secondly before 28 December 1175 Maud or Matilda, daughter of William de Percy. He left no issue from either marriage. William died in the Holy Lands on 15 November 1184.[8]

Waleran de Beaumont

Waleran was the second son and heir to his brother William, becoming the 4th Earl of Warwick on the death of William.

Waleran married twice. His first marriage was to Margery d'Oilly, daughter of Henry d'Oilly. Margery had died by 1196 when Waleran is recorded in the pipe rolls as offering 100 m to marry Alice de Harcourt.[9] The identity of his first wife had long been assumed to be Margery de Bohun[10] but extensive research by Rosie Bevan and others has convincingly established that that union was not only not viable but was also not supported by contemporary evidence.[11] Waleran died before 13 October 1204 and possibly on 24 December 1203.[9][12]

Henry de Beaumont

The possible third son of Roger de Beaumont is named by Beaumont,[2] and Cockayne. [6] Medlands suggests that this Henry may not have even existed.[13] Beaumont notes that 'a' Henry was Dean of Salisbury in 1205 but does not supply a source.[2]

Agnes de Beaumont

The birth, marriage and death dates for Agnes have not been confirmed but her marriage to Geoffrey de Clinton is documented by an undated marriage settlement.[13]

Margaret de Beaumont

Margaret's parentage is uncertain as noted by Cockayne [14] based on some of the same circumstantial evidence surrounding the parentage of Gundred (below) discussed by Medlands.[13]

Gundred de Beaumont

The existence of Gundred de Beaumont is based on the assumption that the Gundred who married Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk was the daughter of Roger de Beaumont and Gunreda de Warenne. Whilst the marriage of Hugh Bigod to a Gundred is documented, Medlands raises doubts about Gundred's parentage stating that there is only circumstantial evidence. See Medlands[13] for the full discussion.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cokayne, George E. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom : Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. London: St. Catherine Press, 1910, Vol XXII part 2, p.361
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Beaumonts in History A.D. 850 - 1850 p.41.
  3. Gesta Stephani
  4. Warwick, Frances Evelyn Maynard Greville. Warwick Castle and Its Earls, from Saxon Times to the Present Day. Vol. I, p. London: Hutchinson, 1903, p.60.
  5. Fonge, C. R. The Cartulary of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK; Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2004, p.xxvii
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 George E. Cokayne, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom : Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910) Vol. XII part 2, p. 362 footnote (d)
  7. Medlands states that Margery's identity has not been confirmed by a primary source
  8. George E. Cokayne, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom : Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910), Vol XII part 2, p.363 footnote (d).
  9. 9.0 9.1 Cokayne, George E. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom : Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. London: St. Catherine Press, 1910, Vol. XXII part 2, p. 364.
  10. Dugdale, William, The Baronage of England, Vol. I, 1977 reprint, pp.70-71; Collins, Arthur, The Peerage of England, 1779, Vol. V, 5 ed., p.102.; Cokayne, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom : Extant, Extinct, or Dormant, London, 1910, Vol. XII part 2, p.364.
  11. Bevan, Rosie. “A Realignment of the 12th and 13th Century Pedigree of the Earls of Warwick – Complete Peerage Correction.” Foundations v.1, No.3 (2004) 194-197, n.d. https://www.academia.edu/1818135/A_Realignment_of_the_12th_and_13th_century_pedigree_of_the_earls_of_Warwick_Complete_Peerage_correction.
  12. The Beaumonts in History A.D. 850 – 1850 Chapter 3, p. 42 gives his date of death as 12 December 1204 but does not provide a source.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands : A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families NOBILITY MEDIEVAL.htm#RogerWarwickdied1153A
  14. Cokayne, George E. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom : Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. London: St. Catherine Press, 1910, Vol. IX, pp. 585-86 footnote (e)

Publications

  • Beaumont, Edward T. The Beaumonts in History A.D. 850 - 1850. Oxford, c1929, pp.40-41. http://www.beaumontfamily.com/bf_downloadBIH.htm.
  • Cawley, Charles. “Medieval Lands : A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families,” (http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL.htm#RogerWarwickdied1153)
  • Cokayne, George E. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom : Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. London: St. Catherine Press, 1910, Vol. XII/2, pp.361-62.
  • Fonge, C. R. The Cartulary of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK; Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2004,
  • Henry T. Cooke (Bookseller). An Historical and Descriptive Guide to Warwick Castle, Beauchamp Chapel, Kenilworth Castle, Guy’s Cliff, Stoneleigh Abbey, Charlecote Hall, Stratford, Coombe Abbey, and All Other Places of Interest in the Neighborhood. Warwick: Printed and published by H.T. Cooke, 1851, p.14.
  • Richardson, Douglas, and Kimball G. Everingham. Royal Ancestry : A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Salt Lake City, Utah: Douglas Richardson., 2013.
  • Stephen, and Richard. Howlett. The Gesta Stephani Regis Anglorum ... London: Longman [u.a.], 1886.
  • Warwick, Frances Evelyn Maynard Greville. Warwick Castle and Its Earls, from Saxon Times to the Present Day. Vol. II. London: Hutchinson, 1903, p.827; Appendix D to Book 1.
  • Wikpedia entry Roger de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Warwick

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On 27 Oct 2015 at 01:59 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:

Rogers dau. here Agnes (Beaumont) de Clinton, has on her page, Adeline (Warenne) Huntingdon as her mother, but doesn't show here as Rogers wife?



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