EARLS OF WARWICK
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BEAUMONT/NEWBURGH PEDIGREE A. D. 985-1250
I. HUMPHREY LES VIELLES (de Vetulis)
b. circa 985, d. 1050
Founded the abbey of St. Pierre-de-Preaux Orderic Vitalis 33-34
m. Albreda or Alberée de la Haye Auberie of Normandy/Castle Beaumont.
II. ROGER DE BEAUMONT/BELLOMONT
b. 1022, d. 1094. Roger Beaumont was Earl or Comte (Count) of Meulan
Roger ended his life as a monk at Preaux abbey founded by his father.
m. Adelina de Meullant
1. ROBERT BEAUMONT became Comte of Meulan (Mellent)
2. HENRY NEWBURGH Henry took the name Newburgh in allegiance to his birth place Newbourg Castle in Normandy. He was 1st Norman Earl of Warwick.
3. ELIZABETH BEAUMONT was consort of King Henry I. (Ramsay, Vol. II., 311, 340)
As kinsmen, counselors and friends of William I, the Newburgh/Beaumont family was closely
aligned with the Conqueror’s son Henry I. Brothers Robert Beaumont, Comte (Count) de Meulan
and Henry Beaumont/Newburgh, 1st Norman Earl of Warwick supported Henry I’s ascendency to
the throne. The Beaumont brothers’ fealty was rewarded with various land holdings.
(Giles, 1847, 427; Beaumont, 37-38; Vitalis, Ordericus, Vol. III, 34)
Notes: The Earls of Mellent were of kin to the Dukes of Normandy. Adeline, daughter of Waleran,
and sister and heir of Hugh, Earls of Mellent, married Roger de Bellomonte (Beaumont) and had
sons, Robert, Earl of Mellent and Leicester, and Henry of Newburgh, Earl of Warwick.
(Worthy, Charles, Devonshire Wills, 1896, 376-77)
III. ROBERT BEAUMONT (I) inherited as Comte of Meulan (Mellent)
d. 5 June 1118, buried at the abbey of St. Peter of Preaux. Orderic Vitalis 33-34
On 20 August, in the year 1100, William Rufus was mortally wounded by an arrow in New Forest, after having possessed the kingdom of England for almost thirteen years. His brother Henry then hastened to London with Robert Comte of Mellent. The following Sunday he was placed on the throne in the church of St. Peter the apostle at Westminster. He was anointed by Maurice, Bishop of London in the presence of Robert Beaumont. Orderic Vitalis, 267
m. ELIZABETH VERMANDOIS in 1096, niece of king Phillip of France. Orderic Vitalis, 331
Elizabeth Vermandois deserted Robert Beaumont to marry Wm. Warrene, Earl of Surrey.
Robert Beaumont and his brother Henry Newburgh were powerful advisors of Henry I.
TWIN 1. ROBERT (II) Le Bossu - became earl of Leicester, d. 1166 to 68
[Crouch, 4, 16]
m. Amica de Waet, dau. Rafe de Waet, Earl of Norfolk and heiress of Lire.
(Hutchins Vo. 1, Corriagenda,707)
Witness of Salisbury Cathedral Charter 1155-61
TWIN 2. WALERAN became Comte de Mellent belted 1138 d. 1166 [Crouch, 4, 16, 41]
The twin brothers were under wardship of the king and at the royal palace.
See David Crouch’s work, “The Beaumont Twins.”
3. HUGH ‘the Poor’ Earl of Bedford, 1138. [Crouch, 16, 41]
THE BEAUMONTS ALSO HAD FIVE DAUGHTERS. Isabel, Emma
Isabel was the concubine of Henry I, but later married
Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Through her son Richard de Clare, 2nd
Earl of Pembroke, she would be the grandmother of Isabel de Clare, wife of the great knight and Regent for Henry III, William Marshal.
(Ramsay, Vol. II., 311, 340)
III. HENRY BEAUMONT NEUBURGH brother of Robert Beaumont I
Belted by King Henry 1085-88 as 1ST NORMAN EARL OF WARWICK
Marcher Lord 1107, b. 1045, d. 20 June 1123, some have his death as 1119, buried at Preaux.
m. (1) MARGARET dau. of Thurkill of Arden who was the heir of his father and former SAXON
Earl of Warwick - ISSUE UNKNOWN Countess of Warwick, History of the Earls of
m. (2) MARGARET de PERCHE, dau. Geoffrey de Perche, d. 1100, Earl of Mortagne,
(Mortain) and Perche and Seigneur of Nogent. Margaret was benefactress of the
Knights Templar and the canons Kenilworth. [Dictionary of the National Biography,
317] In 1156 Margaret, Countess of Warwick supported the Order of Templars. In the
Chapter-House of St. Stephen, Normandy, her support was attested by Rotrode, Bishop
of Everux (her son) and Henry de Novo Burgo (her son), Robert de Novo Burgo (her son)
and Senechal of Normandy, Geoffrey de Novo Burgo (her son); Roger Beaumont, a
Chaplain, and Waleran, Comte of Mellent who was her late husband’s nephews. [Eyton,
21] Henry may have been a Templar or supporter. In the ___ Psalter, Henry was
depicted with a beard, while the other subjects in the same painting were clean shaven.
According to historians, Templars were required to maintain a beard. It served as a
method of identification for the order. (Holy Blood HolyGrail, by Baigent, Leigh and
PERCHE and EUROPEAN ROYAL CONNECTIONS:
Geoffrey Perche had another daughter Julienne/Juliette de Perche, who married Gilbert,
Lord of de l’Aigle. Their daughter became Margaret of Navarre, Queen Regent of the
Kingdom of Sicily.
Margaret of Navarre b. c. 1135, d. 12 August 1183 was the queen consort of the Kingdom of Sicily during the reign of William I (1154–1166) and regent during the minority of her son, William II. She was a daughter of King García Ramírez of Navarre and Marguerite de l'Aigle. She was married at a young age to William while he was still a prince and the fourth son of Roger II and Elvira of Castile - also known as William the Bad or Wicked.
III. AUBREYE BEAUMONT Abbess of Saint Leger-de-Préaux [http://www.robertsewell.ca/pdf/004Beaumont.pdf]