King Louis VII of France

M, b. 1120, d. 18 September 1180
Father*King Louis VI of France b. 1 Dec 1081, d. 1 Aug 1137
Mother*Adélaide de Maurienne b. 1092, d. 1154
     Louis VII, called the Younger or the Young, French: Louis le Jeune (1120 – 18 September 1180), was King of France, the son and successor of Louis VI (hence his nickname). He ruled from 1137 until his death. He was a member of the House of Capet. His reign was dominated by feudal struggles (in particular with the Angevin family), and saw the beginning of the long feud between France and England. It also saw the beginning of construction on Notre-Dame de Paris, the founding of the University of Paris and the disastrous Second Crusade.

Louis VII was born in 1120, the second son of Louis VI of France and Adelaide of Maurienne. As a younger son, Louis VII had been raised to follow the ecclesiastical path. He unexpectedly became the heir to the throne of France after the accidental death of his older brother, Philip, in 1131. A well-learned and exceptionally devout man, Louis VII was better suited for life as a priest than as a monarch.

In his youth, he spent much time in Saint-Denis, where he built a friendship with the Abbot Suger which was to serve him well in his early years as king.

Louis married three times. By Eleanor of Aquitaine, he had:

Marie, married Henry I of Champagne
Alix, married Theobald V of Blois
By Constance of Castile:

Marguerite of France (1158–97), married (1) Henry the Young King; (2) King Béla III of Hungary (1172–96)
Alys (4 October 1160 – c. 1220), engaged to Richard I of England; she married William III Talvas, Count of Ponthieu
By Adele of Champagne:

Philip II Augustus (August 22, 1165 – 1223)
Agnes of France (1171–1240), who was betrothed to Alexius II Comnenus (1180–83) but married (1) Andronicus I Comnenus (1183–85); (2) Theodore Branas (1204).1 The marriage of King Louis VII of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine was annulled in 1152.

Citations

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

Helie of Burgundy

F, b. circa 1080, d. 28 February 1141
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1115As of 1115,her married name was Talvas.
Married Name1115As of 1115,her married name was of Ponthieu.
     Helie of Burgundy (c.1080 – 28 February 1141) was the daughter of Eudes I and Sibylla of Burgundy.

In June 1095, she married Bertrand of Toulouse, as his second wife. The two had one son, Pons of Tripoli (c.1098–1137).

Bertrand succeeded his father as Count of Toulouse in 1105, and in 1108, he set out for Outremer to claim his father's rights as Count of Tripoli. Helie accompanied him on this expedition, which resulted in the capture of Tripoli in 1109; shortly after, their nephew, William-Jordan died of wounds, giving Bertrand an undisputed claim to Tripoli.

Bertrand died in 1112, and Pons succeeded him in Tripoli. Helie returned to France, where she married William III of Ponthieu in 1115. They had twelve children, including two named Robert, two named William, and two named Enguerrand:

Guy II of Ponthieu (d. 1147)
William (d. aft. 1166)
Robert
Robert de Garennes (d. aft. 1171), a monk
William
Enguerrand
Enguerrand
Mabile
John I, Count of Alençon (d. 1191)
Clemence (d. bef. 1189), married Juhel, Sire de Mayenne
Philippa (d. bef. 1149)
Ela (d. 10 October 1174), married first William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey, and second Patrick of Salisbury, 1st Earl of Salisbury
Helie died on 28 February 1141, in the Abbey de Perseigne.1

Children of Helie of Burgundy and William III of Ponthieu

Citations

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

Guy II Talvas

M, b. after 1115, d. 1147
Father*William III of Ponthieu b. c 1095, d. 20 Jun 1172
Mother*Helie of Burgundy b. c 1080, d. 28 Feb 1141

Robert de Bellême

M, b. 1052, d. after 1130
Father*Roger the Great de Montgomery d. 1094
Mother*Mabel Talvas d. 1082
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRobert de Bellême was also known as de Montgomery.
Name VariationRobert de Bellême was also known as Robert II.
     Robert de Bellême, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (1052–after 1130), also spelled Belleme or Belesme, was an Anglo-Norman nobleman, and one of the most prominent figures in the competition for the succession to England and Normandy between the sons of William the Conqueror. He is also known as Robert II de Montgommery, seigneur of Bellême.

He was the eldest son of Roger of Montgomery, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and Mabel of Belleme.

Robert's first notable act, as a young man, was to take part in the 1077 revolt of the young Robert Curthose against William the Conqueror, an act he shared with many other Norman nobles of his generation. The rebellion was put down, and the participants pardoned. William did require that ducal garrisons be placed in the important baronial castles, which would make future rebellion much more difficult.

Robert's mother Mabel was killed in 1082, whereupon Robert inherited her property which stretched across the hilly border region between Normandy and Maine. It is due to this early inheritance that Robert has come be known as of Bellême rather than of Montgomery.

William the Conqueror died in 1087, and Robert's first act on hearing the news was to expel the ducal garrisons from his castles. Robert Curthose was the new duke of Normandy, but he was unable to keep order, and Robert of Bellême had a free hand to make war against his less powerful neighbours.

The next year in the Rebellion of 1088, Odo of Bayeux rebelled in an attempt to place Curthose on the English throne in place of William Rufus. At Curthose's request Robert went to England, where he joined in the rebels' defence of Rochester Castle. The rebels were permitted to leave after the surrender of the castle and failure of the rebellion.

Robert returned to Normandy. Odo had preceded him, had obtained the confidence of the duke, and convinced Curthose that Robert was a danger to the security of the duchy. Thus Robert was arrested and imprisoned upon his disembarkation. (The duke's younger brother Henry, who was on the same ship, was also arrested.)

Robert's father Earl Roger came over from England, and, taking over his son's castles, defied Curthose. The duke captured several of the castles, but he soon tired of the matter and released Robert.

Once released, Robert returned to his wars and depredations against his neighbours in southern Normandy. He did help Curthose in putting down a revolt by the citizens of Rouen, but his motive seems to have been in large part to seize as many wealthy townspeople and their goods as possible. Curthose in turn subsequently helped Robert in some of his fights against his neighbours.

In 1094 one of Robert's most important castles, Domfront, was taken over by the duke's brother Henry (later Henry I of England), who never relinquished it and was to be an enemy of Robert for the rest of his life.

Later that year (1094) Robert's father earl Roger died. Robert's younger brother Hugh of Montgomery, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury inherited the English lands and titles, while Robert inherited his father's Norman properties, which included good part of central and southern Normandy, in part adjacent to the Bellême territories he had already inherited from his mother.

In 1098 Robert's younger brother Hugh died, and Robert inherited the English properties that had been their father's, including the Rape of Arundel and the Earldom of Shrewsbury.

Robert was one of the great magnates who joined Robert Curthose's 1101 invasion of England, along with his brothers Roger the Poitevin and Arnulf of Montgomery and his nephew William of Mortain. This invasion, which aimed to depose Henry I, ended in the Treaty of Alton. The treaty called for amnesty for the participants but allowed traitors to be punished. Henry had a series of charges drawn up against Robert in 1102, and when Robert refused to answer for them, gathered his forces and besieged and captured Robert's English castles. Robert lost his English lands and titles (as did his brothers), was banished from England, and returned to Normandy.

He was one of Curthose's commanders at the Battle of Tinchebrai and by flight from the field avoided being captured as Curthose was. With Normandy now under Henry's rule, he submitted and was allowed to retain his Norman fiefs. But after various conspiracies and plans to free Curthose, Robert was seized and imprisoned in 1112. He spent the rest of his life in prison; the exact date of his death is not known.

Robert married Agnes of Ponthieu, by whom he had one child, William III of Ponthieu, who via his mother inherited the county of Ponthieu.1

Child of Robert de Bellême and Agnes of Ponthieu

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_of_Bell%C3%AAme

Agnes of Ponthieu

F, b. circa 1080, d. after 1105
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Bellême.
     Agnes of Ponthieu (c. 1080 – aft. 1105) was the daughter of Count Guy I of Ponthieu. Enguerrand, the son of Count Guy, died at a youthful age. Guy then made his brother Hugh heir presumptive, but he also died before Guy (died 1100). Agnes became count Guy's heiress, and was married to Robert of Bellême. Their son William III of Ponthieu succeeded to the county of Ponthieu after the death of Agnes (between 1105 and 1111), and the imprisonment of his father in 1112.1

Child of Agnes of Ponthieu and Robert de Bellême

Citations

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

William of Bellême

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Child of William of Bellême and Mathilde of Condé-sur-Noireau

Mathilde of Condé-sur-Noireau

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was of Bellême.

Child of Mathilde of Condé-sur-Noireau and William of Bellême

Haimo of Kent

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Father*Haimo of Kent d. c 1100

Haimo Denatus

M, d. circa 1047
  • Haimo Denatus died circa 1047.
     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 1047.1

Child of Haimo Denatus

Citations

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

Hawise Fitzhamon

F, b. after 1090
Father*Robert Fitzhamon b. bt 1045 - 1055, d. Mar 1107
Mother*Sibyl de Montgomery
     Nun.

Cecile Fitzhamon

F, b. after 1090
Father*Robert Fitzhamon b. bt 1045 - 1055, d. Mar 1107
Mother*Sibyl de Montgomery
     Nun.

Amice Fitzhamon

F, b. after 1090
Father*Robert Fitzhamon b. bt 1045 - 1055, d. Mar 1107
Mother*Sibyl de Montgomery
     Nun.

John Lilburn

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Child of John Lilburn

Geoffery Proctor of Nether Bordley

M, b. circa 1450, d. circa 1525
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGeoffery Proctor of Nether Bordley was also known as Procter.
  • Geoffery Proctor of Nether Bordley married Margaret (?).
  • Geoffery Proctor of Nether Bordley was born circa 1450.
  • He died circa 1525.

Children of Geoffery Proctor of Nether Bordley and Margaret (?)

Margaret (?)

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Proctor.

Thomas Proctor

M, b. circa 1755
Father*George Proctor b. 1730, d. 1775
Mother*Grace Haydon b. 1735

George Proctor

M
Father*George Proctor b. 1730, d. 1775
Mother*Grace Haydon b. 1735

Edward Riley

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Grace Proctor

F, b. circa 1755
Father*George Proctor b. 1730, d. 1775
Mother*Grace Haydon b. 1735
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Hansford.

Benoni Hansford

M, b. circa 1750, d. February 1816

John Proctor

M, b. circa 1742
Father*George Proctor Jr. b. 1692

Sir George Hume

M, b. 30 May 1698, d. 19 June 1760
  • Sir George Hume was born on 30 May 1698 at Scotland.
  • He married Elizabeth Proctor, daughter of George Proctor and Mary (?), on 16 December 1727.
  • Sir George Hume died on 19 June 1760 at Virginia at age 62.

Richard Proctor

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Father*Geoffery Proctor of Nether Bordley b. c 1450, d. c 1525
Mother*Margaret (?)

Henry Proctor

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Father*Geoffery Proctor of Nether Bordley b. c 1450, d. c 1525
Mother*Margaret (?)

Robert Proctor

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Father*Geoffery Proctor of Nether Bordley b. c 1450, d. c 1525
Mother*Margaret (?)

Child of Robert Proctor and Joannet Hagthorpe

Cuthbert Proctor

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Father*William Proctor b. c 1506
Mother*Isabel Lilborne b. c 1553, d. 12 Nov 1650

Joannet Hagthorpe

F
Father*Thomas Hagthorpe
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 January 1519As of 18 January 1519,her married name was Proctor.

Child of Joannet Hagthorpe and Robert Proctor

Thomas Hagthorpe

M

Child of Thomas Hagthorpe

Richard Proctor

M
Father*Robert Proctor
Mother*Joannet Hagthorpe

Children of Richard Proctor

George Proctor

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Father*Richard Proctor

Children of George Proctor