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Robert De Beaumont
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Birth: 1104
Leicester
Leicestershire, England
Death: Apr. 5, 1168
Leicester
Leicestershire, England

Robert, Earl of Leicester, son of Robert and the younger twin of brother Waleran. The twins were brought up at the court of with great care on account of the Kings's gratitude to their father. They accompanied Henry I when he interviewed Pope Calixtus at Gisors, Nov 1119 where they were famous for the extent of their learning. Both brothers were present at the deathbed of King Henry.
In the anarchy which followed King Stephen's accession, Robert engaged in private warfare with his hereditary enemy, Roger de Tosny [Toeni], whom he captured with Waleran's assistance. In 1137 the twins returned to England with King Stephen. Meanwhile, during Robert's absence in England, his possessions in Normandy were overrun until he came to terms with Roger de Tosny (Toeni). In 1139 the two brothers took a leading part in the seizing of the bishops of Salisbury and at Oxford. About this time King Stephen gave Robert the town and castle of Hereford along with other possessions. However, the Empress Maud, King Stephen's rival, had made Miles of Gloucester Earl of Hereford. After the defeat of King Stephen in 1141, Robert appears to have made a truce with the Angevin party in Normandy. In 1143 the future King Henry II, the son of The Empress Maud, restored Robert's lands to him and granted him the Stewardship of England and Normandy in order to secure Robert's (and Robert's son and heir) support for his claim to the crown. Robert was with King Henry II at the siege of Thorigny, Oct 1154, and later attended Henry's Coronation in Dec 1156. After Henry's accession, Robert continued to rise in royal favor and was made Justiciar in 1155. He acted in The King's absence from England from 1158 to 1164 as Viceroy. He was present at the Council of Clerendon, 13-28 Jan 1163/64, and was the first to attest to the "Constitutions" to which he secured the assent of Thomas a Becket. He worked to reconcile Henry II and the archbishop during their famous dispute. In 1165, Robert again acted a Viceroy when the King left England. In the spring of 1165, he went to Normandy with the King, but was back in England after Nov 1167 when he retained the Justiciarship until his death two years later. Robert married, sometime after Nov 1120, Amice, daughter of Ralph, Seigneur of Gael and Montfort in Brittany, who was the son of Ralph, Earl of Norfolk by Emma, daughter of William Fitz Osbern. With his marriage to Amice, he acquired a large part of the Fitz Osbern inheritance in Normandy and England. He died 5 Apr 1168, and was buried in Leicester Abbey. Amice survied him and is said to have entered a convent at Nuneaton. He was kinighted in 1122, and was Justiciar of England, 1155-1168. Besides their son Robert, Amice and Robert had three daughters, Isabel who married, first Simon de Liz II, Earl of Huntingdon, and second, Gervase Paynel; Hawise who married William, Earl of Gloucester; and Margaret who married Ralph de Tonsy (Toeni), sometime after 1155. Source: ~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Leicester), Vol. VII, pp. 527-530

(This memorial was created by the 22nd great-granddaughter of Robert, Earl of Leicester, Audrey DeCamp Hoffman.)


 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert de Beaumont (1049 - 1118)
  Isabel Vermandois Beaumont de Warenne (1081 - 1131)
 
 Children:
  Robert De Beaumont (____ - 1190)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert De Beaumont (1104 - 1168)
  Waleran de Beaumont (1104 - 1166)*
  Reginald de Warenne (1113 - 1179)**
  Ada De Warenne De Huntingdon (1120 - 1178)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Leicester Abbey
Leicester
Leicester Unitary Authority
Leicestershire, England
 
Maintained by: Gene Stephan
Originally Created by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85194743
Robert De Beaumont
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Robert De Beaumont
Added by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
 
 
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