William Bourchier

Father*Henry Bourchier b. 1404, d. 4 Apr 1483
Mother*Isabel Plantagenet b. 1409, d. 2 Oct 1484

Child of William Bourchier and Anne Woodville

Henry Bourchier

M, d. 13 March 1540
Father*William Bourchier
Mother*Anne Woodville b. c 1438, d. 30 Jul 1489
     Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex KG PC (died 13 March 1540) was an English peer at the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII. He married Mary Say, and his daughter was Anne Bourchier, Countess of Essex.

Bourchier was the son of William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier and Anne Woodville. Through his mother, he was the nephew of Elizabeth Woodville, queen consort to Edward IV and in 1483, due to the death of his grandfather Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex, he inherited the earldom.

Bourchier was a member of Henry VII's privy council and when Henry VIII became king, he was made captain of the new bodyguard, and in 1513 was lieutenant-general of the spears in Therouanne and Tournai. In 1540, he broke his neck after falling from his horse and died. His barony was inherited by his daughter, who was separated from her husband, William Parr, brother of Katherine Parr, who was later created earl of Essex.[1]1


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Bourchier,_2nd_Earl_of_Essex.

Adelisa de Savona

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Toeni.
Married NameHer married name was de Tosny.

Child of Adelisa de Savona and Robert de Toeni

Roger II de Tosny

Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRoger II de Tosny was also known as of Tosny.

Children of Roger II de Tosny

Raoul II of Tosny

M, d. 1102
Father*Roger II de Tosny
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRaoul II of Tosny was also known as de Tosny.

Child of Raoul II of Tosny

Raoul III of Tosny

M, d. circa 1126
Father*Raoul II of Tosny d. 1102

Adelise of Northumbria

Father*Waltheof of Northumbria b. 1050, d. 31 May 1076
Mother*Judith of Lens b. c 1055, d. a 1086
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was of Tosny.

Lambert II of Lens


Child of Lambert II of Lens and Adelaide of Normandy

Adelaide of Normandy

F, b. circa 1026, d. circa 1090
Father*Robert the Magnificent of Normandy b. 22 Jun 1000, d. 3 Jul 1035
Mother*Herlette of Falaise
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was of Lens.
     Adelaide of Normandy (or Adeliza) (c. 1026 in Calvados, France[citation needed] - c. 1090) was the sister or half-sister of William the Conqueror.

She was the daughter of Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy. Different chroniclers writing in the Gesta Normannorum Ducum call her sister of William the Conqueror by the same mother, or daughter of Robert by a different mother. She is usually said to be daughter of Herleva.[1]

Adelaide married three times; first Enguerrand II of Ponthieu (died 1053) by whom she had issue; second Lambert II, Count of Lens (died 1054); and third in 1060 Odo II of Champagne son of the Count of Troyes, (Odo IV of Troyes). By Lambert she had a daughter, Judith of Lens, who married Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria (executed 1076). Their daughter, Maud, 2nd Countess of Huntingdon, took for her second husband King David I of Scotland.

She gained the title of Princess when William the Conqueror became King of England[verification needed]. She became Countess of Aumale when her husband Odo inherited the title of Count in 1069.1

Child of Adelaide of Normandy and Lambert II of Lens


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide_of_Normandy

Robert the Magnificent of Normandy

M, b. 22 June 1000, d. 3 July 1035
  • Robert the Magnificent of Normandy married Herlette of Falaise.
  • Robert the Magnificent of Normandy was born on 22 June 1000.
  • He died on 3 July 1035 at age 35.
     Robert the Magnificent[1] (22 June 1000 – 3 July 1035), also called Robert the Devil, was the Duke of Normandy from 1027 until his death. Owing to uncertainty over the numbering of the Dukes of Normandy he is usually called Robert I, but sometimes Robert II with his ancestor Rollo as Robert I. He was the son of Richard II of Normandy and Judith, daughter of Conan I of Rennes. He was the father of William the Conqueror.

When his father died, his elder brother Richard succeeded, whilst he became Count of Hiémois. When Richard died a year later, there were great suspicions that Robert had Richard murdered, hence his other nickname, Robert le diable ('the devil'). He is sometimes identified with the legendary Robert the Devil.

Robert aided King Henry I of France against Henry's rebellious brother and mother, and for his help he was given the territory of the Vexin. He also intervened in the affairs of Flanders, supported his cousin Edward the Confessor, who was then in exile at Robert's court, and sponsored monastic reform in Normandy.

By his mistress, Herleva of Falaise, he was father of the future William I of England (1028-1087). He also had an illegitimate daughter, but the only chronicler to explicitly address the issue, Robert of Torigny, contradicts himself, once indicating that she had a distinct mother from William, elsewhere stating that they shared the same mother. This daughter, Adelaide of Normandy (1030-c. 1083), married three times: to Enguerrand II, Count of Ponthieu, Lambert II, Count of Lens, and Odo II of Champagne.

After making his illegitimate son William his heir, he set out on pilgrimage to Jerusalem. According to the Gesta Normannorum Ducum he travelled by way of Constantinople, reached Jerusalem, and died on the return journey at Nicaea on 2 July 1035. Some sources attribute his death to poison and date it to 1 or 3 July. His son William, aged about eight, succeeded him.

According to the historian William of Malmesbury, around 1086 William sent a mission to Constantinople and Nicaea, charging it with bringing his father's body back to be buried in Normandy. Permission was granted, but, having travelled as far as Apulia (Italy) on the return journey, the envoys learned that William himself had meanwhile died. They then decided to re-inter Robert's body in Italy.1

Children of Robert the Magnificent of Normandy and Herlette of Falaise


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_the_Magnificent

Herlette of Falaise

Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHerlette of Falaise was also known as Herleva.
Married NameHer married name was of Normandy.

Children of Herlette of Falaise and Robert the Magnificent of Normandy

William I of England

M, b. circa 1027, d. 9 September 1087
Father*Robert the Magnificent of Normandy b. 22 Jun 1000, d. 3 Jul 1035
Mother*Herlette of Falaise
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam I of England was also known as of Normandy.
Name VariationWilliam I of England was also known as William the Conqueror.
     William I (c. 1027 or 1028[1] – 9 September 1087), also known as William the Conqueror, was the King of England from Christmas, 1066 until his death. He was also William II, Duke of Normandy, from 3 July 1035 until his death. Before his conquest of England, he was known as "William the Bastard" (French: Guillaume le Bâtard) because of the illegitimacy of his birth. William was already known as "the Conqueror" before 1066 due to his military success in Brittany.

To press his claim to the English crown, William invaded England in 1066, leading an army of Normans, Bretons, Flemish people, and Frenchmen (from Paris and Île-de-France) to victory over the English forces of King Harold Godwinson (who died in the conflict) at the Battle of Hastings, and suppressed subsequent English revolts in what has become known as the Norman Conquest.[2]

His reign, which brought Norman-French culture to England, had an impact on the subsequent course of England in the Middle Ages. The details of that impact and the extent of the changes have been debated by scholars for over a century. In addition to the obvious change of ruler, his reign also saw a programme of building and fortification, changes to the English language, a shift in the upper levels of society and the church, and adoption of some aspects of continental church reform.

William was born in Falaise, Normandy, the illegitimate and only son of Robert I, Duke of Normandy, who named him as heir to Normandy. His mother, Herleva (a name with several variant versions), who later married and bore two sons to Herluin de Conteville, was the daughter of Fulbert of Falaise. In addition to his two half-brothers, Odo of Bayeux and Robert, Count of Mortain, William had a sister, Adelaide of Normandy, another child of Robert. Later in his life, the enemies of William are reported to have called him alternately "William the Bastard", and deride him as the son of a tanner, and the residents of besieged Alençon hung animal skins from the city walls to taunt him.

William is believed to have been born in either 1027 or 1028, and more likely in the autumn of the later year.[1][notes 1] He was born the grandnephew of the English Queen, Emma of Normandy, wife of King Ethelred the Unready and later, wife of King Canute the Great.[3]

William's illegitimacy affected his early life and he was known to contemporaries as 'William the Bastard'. Nevertheless, when his father died, he was recognised as the heir.[4]1

Child of William I of England and Matilda of Flanders


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_the_Conqueror

Matilda of Flanders

F, b. circa 1031, d. 2 November 1083
Father*Baldwin V of Flanders d. 1 Sep 1067
Mother*Adèle of France b. 1009, d. 8 Jan 1079
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMatilda of Flanders was also known as Maud.
Married Name1053As of 1053,her married name was of England.
     Maud Le-Vieux crowned Matilda of Flanders (c. 1031 – 2 November 1083) was the wife of William the Conqueror and, as such, Queen consort of the Kingdom of England. She bore William eleven children, including two kings, William II and Henry I.

Matilda, or "Maud", was the daughter of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders and Adèle Capet, herself daughter of Robert II of France. According to legend, when William, Duke of Normandy (later known as William the Conqueror) sent his representative to ask for Maud's hand in marriage, she told the representative that she was far too high-born, being descended from King Alfred the Great, to consider marrying a bastard. After hearing this response, William rode from Normandy to Bruges, found Maud on her way to church, and dragged her off her horse by her long braids, threw her down in the street in front of her flabbergasted attendants, and rode off. Another version of the story states that William rode to Maud's father's house in Lille, threw her to the ground in her room (again, by the braids), and hit her (or violently shook her) before leaving. Naturally Baldwin took offense at this but, before they drew swords, Matilda settled the matter[1] by agreeing to marry him, and even a papal ban on the grounds of consanguinity did not dissuade her. They were married in 1053.

There were rumors that Matilda had been in love with the English ambassador to Flanders, a Saxon named Brihtric, who declined her advances. Whatever the truth of the matter, years later when she was acting as Regent for William in England, she used her authority to confiscate Brihtric's lands and throw him into prison, where he died.

When William was preparing to invade England, Matilda outfitted a ship, the Mora, out of her own money and gave it to him. For many years it was thought that she had some involvement in the creation of the Bayeux Tapestry (commonly called La Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde in French), but historians no longer believe that; it seems to have been commissioned by William's half-brother Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, and made by English artists in Kent.

Matilda bore William eleven children, and he was believed to have been faithful to her, at least up until the time their son Robert rebelled against his father and Matilda sided with Robert against William. After she died, in 1083 at the age of 51, William became tyrannical, and people blamed it on his having lost her.

Contrary to the belief that she was buried at St. Stephen's, also called l'Abbaye-aux-Hommes in Caen, Normandy, where William was eventually buried, she is intombed at l'Abbaye aux Dames, which is the Sainte-Trinité church, also in Caen. Of particular interest is the 11th century slab, a sleek black stone decorated with her epitaph, marking her grave at the rear of the church. It is of special note since the grave marker for William was replaced as recently as the beginning of the 19th century.1

Child of Matilda of Flanders and William I of England


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_of_Flanders

Malcolm III of Scotland

M, b. 1031, d. 13 November 1093

Child of Malcolm III of Scotland

Child of Malcolm III of Scotland and Margaret Atheling

Baldwin V of Flanders

M, d. 1 September 1067
  • Baldwin V of Flanders married Adèle of France in 1028.
  • Baldwin V of Flanders died on 1 September 1067.

Child of Baldwin V of Flanders and Adèle of France

Adèle of France

F, b. 1009, d. 8 January 1079
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAdèle of France was also known as Adela.
Name VariationAdèle of France was also known as Capet.
Married Name1028As of 1028,her married name was of Flanders.
  • Adèle of France was born in 1009.
  • She married Baldwin V of Flanders in 1028.
  • Adèle of France died on 8 January 1079.
     Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105).1

Child of Adèle of France and Baldwin V of Flanders


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adela_of_France,_Countess_of_Flanders.

Haimo of Kent

M, d. circa 1100
Father*Haimo Denatus d. c 1047
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHaimo of Kent was also known as Hamo.
Name VariationHaimo of Kent was also known as Hamon.
  • Haimo of Kent was the son of Haimo Denatus.
  • Haimo of Kent died circa 1100.
     Haimo or Hamo (died around 1100) (sometimes Haimo Dapifer[1] or Hamo Dapifer[2]) was an Anglo-Norman royal official under both King William I of England and King William II of England. He held the office of dapifer, or seneschal, as well as the office of sheriff of Kent.

Haimo was the son of Haimo Denatus, a Norman lord who held Torigny-sur-Vire near Manche in Normandy. The elder Haimo rebelled against Duke William, later King William I, and died about 1047.[3]

Haimo was steward to both King William I and William II.[4] He was in the office of steward by 1069.[5] Haimo was appointed to the office of Sheriff of Kent in 1077, and held it until his death.[3] During William II's reign, Haimo was one of five known stewards, the others were Eudo, Eudo's brother Hubert of Ryes, Roger Bigod, and Ivo Taillebois.[6]

The historian Emma Mason argues that Haimo, along with Ranulf Flambard, Urse d'Abetot, Robert Fitzhamon (Haimo's son), Roger Bigod, and Eudo Dapifer, were the first recognizable barons of the Exchequer, during King William II's reign.[7] These men were often associated in government together, witnessing documents and being used by William II as officials.[8] Haimo witnessed six of William II's writs.[9] Haimo's involvement in the higher levels of government dates especially from William II's absence from England in the late 1090s.[10] In 1099, when William was in Normandy, Haimo was one of the main assistants to Flambard, who was left in charge of England in the king's absence.[2]

According to Domesday Book, Haimo held lands in Kent, Surrey, and Essex, with the estates in Essex being larger than the other two counties.[11]

Haimo was still witnessing royal documents in September 1099,[12] and was one of the witnesses to the letter that King Henry I, William's brother and successor, wrote to Anselm, the Archbishop of Canterbury, shortly after Henry's accession to the throne after William II's death in a hunting accident.[13] Haimo died at some point shortly after this. He had two sons, Haimo, who became sheriff after him, and Robert fitz Haimo.[3] Robert was probably the elder, as he received his father's lands in Normandy after Haimo's death. The younger Haimo received the English lands.[4]1

Children of Haimo of Kent


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haimo_(dapifer).

Mabel Fitz Robert

F, b. circa 1118
Father*Robert of Gloucester b. c 1090, d. 31 Oct 1147
Mother*Mabel Fitzhamon b. 1090, d. 29 Sep 1157
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Vere.

Gilbert Crispin

M, b. 1000, d. 1040
  • Gilbert Crispin was born in 1000.
  • He died in 1040.
     Gilbert or Giselbert, (1000-1040) was a Norman noble, Count of Eu, and Count of Brionne in northern France.

Gilbert was son of Geoffrey, Count of Eu (b. 962) who was an illegitimate child of Richard the Fearless.

He inherited Brionne, becoming one of the most powerful landowners in Normandy. He married Gunnora d'Aunou in 1012. He had children by his wife and a mistress.

Gilbert was a generous benefactor to Bec Abbey founded by his former knight Herluin in 1031.

When Robert II, Duke of Normandy died in 1035 his illegitimate son William inherited his father's title. Several leading Normans, including Gilbert of Brionne, Osbern the Seneschal and Alan of Brittany, became William's guardians.

A number of Norman barons including Raoul de Gacé would not accept an illegitimate son as their leader. In 1040 an attempt was made to kill William but the plot failed. Gilbert however was murdered while he was peaceably riding near Eschafour. It is believed two of his killers were Ralph of Wacy and Robert de Vitot. This appears to have been an act of vengeance for wrongs inflicted upon the orphan children of Giroie by Gilbert, and it is not clear what Raoul de Gacé had to do in the business. Fearing they might meet their father's fate, his sons Richard and his brother Baldwin were conveyed by their friends to the court of Baldwin, Count of Flanders.

Gilbert was ancestor of the English house of de Clare, of the Barons Fitz Walter, and the Earls of Gloucester and Hertford.

Sir Richard Fitz Gilbert (1030-1090), m. Rohese Giffard (1034-aft. 1113)
Baldwin FitzGilbert (d. 1090).1

Child of Gilbert Crispin


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert,_Count_of_Brionne.

Gerard Flaitel


Child of Gerard Flaitel

Ranulf de Blondeville

M, b. 1172, d. 1232
Father*Hugh de Kevelioc b. 1147, d. 30 Jun 1181
Mother*Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux
     Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester[1] (1172 – 1232), known in some references as the 4th Earl (in the second lineage of the title after the original family line was broken after the 2nd Earl) was one of the "old school" of Anglo-Norman barons whose loyalty to the Angevin dynasty was consistent but contingent on the receipt of lucrative favours. He was described as "almost the last relic of the great feudal aristocracy of the Conquest".[2]

Ranulf, born in 1172,[1] was the son of Hugh de Kevelioc and Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux. He was said to have been small in physical stature.

He succeeded to the earldom of Chester (like his father before him) as a minor (aged nine) and attained his majority in 1187, which gave him control of his estates in England and Normandy.1


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranulph_de_Blondeville,_4th_Earl_of_Chester.

Hawise of Chester

F, b. 1180, d. 1242
Father*Hugh de Kevelioc b. 1147, d. 30 Jun 1181
Mother*Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHawise of Chester was also known as de Kevelioc.
Married NameHer married name was de Quincy.
     Hawise of Chester, Countess of Lincoln (1180- 6 June 1241/3 May 1243[1]), was an Anglo-Norman noblewoman and a wealthy heiress. Her father was Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester. She was the sister and a co-heiress of Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester. She was created suo jure 1st Countess of Lincoln in 1232.[2] She was the wife of Robert de Quincy, by whom she had one daughter, Margaret, who became heiress to her title and estates. She was also known as Hawise of Kevelioc.

Hawise was born in 1180 in Chester, Cheshire, England, the youngest child of Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester and Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux, a cousin of King Henry II of England. Hawise had four siblings, including Maud of Chester, Countess of Huntingdon, Mabel of Chester, Countess of Arundel, Agnes of Chester, Countess of Derby, and a brother Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester.[3] She also had an illegitimate half-sister, Amice of Chester who married Ralph de Mainwaring, Justice of Chester by whom she had children.

Her paternal grandparents were Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester, and Maud of Gloucester, the granddaughter of King Henry I of England. Her maternal grandparents were Simon III de Montfort and Mahaut.

In 1181, when Hawise was a year old, her father died. He had served in Henry II's Irish campaigns after his estates had been restored to him in 1177. They had been confiscated by the King as a result of his having taken part in the baronial Revolt of 1173–1174. Her only brother Ranulf suucceeded him as the 6th Earl of Chester.

She inherited the castle and manor of Bolingbroke, and other large estates from her brother to whom she was co-heiress. Hawise became 1st Countess of Lincoln in April 1231, when her brother resigned the title in her favour.[4] He granted her the title by a formal charter under his seal which was confirmed by King Henry III. She was formally invested as suo jure 1st Countess of Lincoln on 27 October 1232 the day after her brother's death.

Sometime before 1206, she married Robert de Quincy, son of Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester and Margaret de Beaumont of Leicester. The marriage produced one daughter:

Margaret de Quincy, suo jure, Countess of Lincoln (c.1206- March 1266), married firstly in 1221, John de Lacy, 1st Earl of Lincoln by whom she had two children, Edmund de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln, and Maud de Lacy; she married secondly on 6 January 1242 Walter Marshal, 5th Earl of Pembroke.
At her special request, Hawise's son-in-law was created Earl of Lincoln on 23 November 1232 by right of his marriage to Hawise's daughter and heiress, Margaret who herself became the suo jure Countess of Lincoln.

Hawise's husband Robert died in 1217 in London. He had been accidentally poisoned through medicine prepared by a Cisterian monk.[5] Robert and his father had both been excommunicated in December 1215 as a result of the latter having been one of the 25 sureties of the Magna Carta six months before. Hawise died sometime between 6 June 1241 and 3 May 1243. She was more than sixty years of age.1

Child of Hawise of Chester and Robert de Quincy


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawise_of_Chester,_Countess_of_Lincoln.

Robert de Quincy

M, d. 1217
Father*Saer de Quincy b. 1155, d. 3 Nov 1219
Mother*Margaret de Beaumont

Child of Robert de Quincy and Hawise of Chester

Maud de Kevelioc

F, b. 1171, d. 6 January 1233
Father*Hugh de Kevelioc b. 1147, d. 30 Jun 1181
Mother*Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMaud de Kevelioc was also known as of Chester.
Married Name26 August 1190As of 26 August 1190,her married name was of Scotland.
     Maud of Chester, Countess of Huntingdon (1171- 6 January 1233)[1], was an Anglo-Norman noblewoman, sometimes known as Matilda de Kevelioc. She was a daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester, and the wife of David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon. Through her daughter, Isobel, she was an ancestress of Robert the Bruce.

Lady Maud was born in 1171, the eldest child of Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester and Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux, a cousin of King Henry II of England. Her paternal grandparents were Ranulf de Gernon and Maud of Gloucester, the granddaughter of King Henry I of England. Her maternal grandparents were Simon III de Montfort and Mahaut. Lady Maud had four siblings including Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, Mabel of Chester, Countess of Arundel, and Hawise of Chester, Countess of Lincoln. She also had an illegitimate half-sister, Amice of Chester.

Maud's father died in 1181 when she was ten years of age. He had served in King Henry's Irish campaigns after his estates had been restored to him in 1177. They had been confiscated by the King as a result of his taking part in the baronial Revolt of 1173–1174. His son Ranulf succeeded him as Earl of Chester, and Maud became a co-heiress of her brother.

Dervorguilla of Galloway, a granddaughter of Maud of Chester[edit] Marriage and children
On 26 August 1190, she married David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon, a Scottish prince, son of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, and a younger brother of Malcolm IV of Scotland and William I of Scotland. He was almost thirty years Maud's senior. The marriage was recorded by Benedict of Peterborough.[2] David and Maud had seven children.1


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maud_of_Chester

David of Scotland

M, b. circa 1144, d. 17 June 1219
Father*Henry of Scotland b. 1114, d. 1152
Mother*Ada de Warenne b. c 1122, d. 1178

Simon III de Montfort


Children of Simon III de Montfort and Amicia de Beaumont

Amicia de Beaumont

Father*Robert de Beaumont b. a 1120, d. 1190
Mother*Petronilla (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Montfort.

Children of Amicia de Beaumont and Simon III de Montfort

Robert de Beaumont

M, b. after 1120, d. 1190
Father*Robert de Beaumont b. 1104, d. 5 Apr 1168
Mother*Amica de Gael

Children of Robert de Beaumont and Petronilla (?)

Petronilla (?)

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Beaumont.

Children of Petronilla (?) and Robert de Beaumont

Simon IV de Montfort

M, b. 1160, d. 25 June 1218
Father*Simon III de Montfort
Mother*Amicia de Beaumont
     Simon IV de Montfort, Seigneur de Montfort-l'Amaury, 5th Earl of Leicester (1160 – 25 June 1218), also known as Simon de Montfort the elder, was a French nobleman who took part in the Fourth Crusade (1202–1204) and was a prominent leader of the Albigensian Crusade. He died at the siege of Toulouse in 1218.

He was the son of Simon III de Montfort, lord of Montfort l'Amaury in France near Paris, and Amicia de Beaumont, daughter of Robert de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Leicester - the de Montfort line itself descends from the Counts of Flanders. He succeeded his father as Baron de Montfort in 1181; in 1190 he married Alix de Montmorency, the daughter of Bouchard III de Montmorency. In 1191 his brother, Guy, left on the Third Crusade in the retinue of King Philip II of France.

In 1199, while taking part in a tournament at Ecry-sur-Aisne, he heard Fulk of Neuilly preaching the crusade, and in the company of Count Thibaud de Champagne, he took the cross. The crusade soon fell under Venetian control, and was diverted to Zara on the Adriatic Sea. Pope Innocent III had specifically warned the Crusaders not to attack fellow Christians; Simon tried to reassure the citizens of Zara that there would be no attack, but nevertheless, the city was sacked in 1202. Simon did not participate in this action and was one of its most outspoken critics. He and his associates, including Abbot Guy of Vaux-de-Cernay, soon left the Crusade altogether from Zara and traveled to King Emico of Hungary's territory.[1] Afterwards, under Venetian guidance, the Crusaders sacked the city of Constantinople—the main trading rival to Venice.

His mother was the eldest daughter of Robert de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Leicester. After the death of her brother Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester without children in 1204, she inherited half of his estates, and a claim to the Earldom of Leicester. The division of the estates was effected early in 1207, by which the rights to the earldom were assigned to Amicia and Simon. However, King John of England took possession of the lands himself in February 1207, and confiscated its revenues. Later, in 1215, the lands were passed into the hands of Simon's cousin, Ranulph de Meschines, 4th Earl of Chester.1

Children of Simon IV de Montfort and Alix de Montmorency


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_de_Montfort,_5th_Earl_of_Leicester.