Henry I/Wm the Conqueror/English Kings

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William I, The Conquerer, de Normandie

b.Oct. 14, 1024 Falaise, Calvados, France s/o Robert, "le Diable" Duke of Gloucester and Harlette de Falaise
chr.1066 Norman Conquest, as an adult
d.Sept. 10 1087 Hermentruville, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
bur.Abbaye de St. Etienne, Caen, Normandie
m.(1)1050/1053 Castle of Angi, Normandy, France; Matilda (Maud), Countess of Flanders

CHILDREN included:

  1. Robert II, Prince of England b.abt.1053 d.Feb. 10, 1134
  2. Richard, Prince of England b.abt.1054 d.1081
  3. Ceclia, Princess of England b.abt.1055 d.July 30, 1126
  4. William II, "Rufus", King of England b.abt.1056 d.Aug. 1, 1100
  5. Alice or Adbelahide de Normandy b.abt.1057 d.1065
  6. Mathilda, Princess of England b.1059 d.bef.1112
  7. Constance, Princess of England b.abt.1061 d.Aug. 13, 1090
  8. Adaele (Alice), Princess of England b.abt.1062 d.March 8, 1135 m.1080 Breteuil, Normandy, France; Stephen Henry III de Navarre de Blois
  9. Gundred, Princess of England b.abt.1056/1063 d.May 27, 1085 Saint-Jean d'Acre, Palestine m.Guillaume de Varennes, Comte de Surrey [NOTE: This Gundred did NOT m.bef.1077 Normandy, France; William de Warren]
  10. Agatha, Princess of England b.abt.1064 d.bef.1086
  11. Henry I b.abt.Sept. 1068-1070

NOTES: Reigned as King of England 1066-1087. 7th Duke of Normandy 1035-1087. Defeated & killed his rival Harold at the Battle of Hastings and became King. Norman conquest of England completed by 1072. Established feudalism: granted land for pledges of service & loyalty. Noted for his efficient if harsh rule. Relied upon Norman and foreign personnel; esp. Lanfranc Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1085 he started the Domesday Book. Called "William the Bastard" of Robert, the Duke of Normandy. Invaded Anjou (1047), Brittany, Maine. Defied papacy by Matilda of Flanders against Papal wishes. Interred: St. Stephen Abbey, Caan, Normandy.

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Henry I, Beauclerc", King of England

b.abt.Sept. 1068-1070 Selby, Yorkshire, England; s/o William I "The Conqueror" of England and Matilda, Countess of Flanders
chr.Aug. 5, 1100 Selby, Yorkshire, England
d.Dec. 1, 1135 Angers, St. Denis, Seine-St. Denis, France
bur.Jan. 4, 1136 Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, England
m.(1)abt.1086 Ansfride
m.(2)Nov. 11, 1100 Westminister, London, Middlesex, England, Matilda (Edith) 'Atheling, Princess of Scotland; d/o Malcolm III & Margaret Plantagenet
m.(3)Jan. 24, 1120/21 Windsor, Berkshire, England, Adelicia, Princess of Brabant
#1 Concubine, unk
#2 Concubine, Nesta Verch Rhys, Princess of Deheubarth
#3 Concubine, Sibyl Corbet
#4 Concubine, ukn
#5 Concubine, ukn
#6 Concubine, ukn
#7 Concubine, Isabel (Elizabeth) de Beaumont
#8 Concubine, Edith FitzForne

CHILDREN included:

  1. Matilda m.Plantagnet, Geoffrey V
  2. Robert "The King's Son" de Caen b.abt.1090
  3. Maud, Princess of England b.abt.1091 m.March 1113 Conan III, "le Gross", Duke of Bretagne
  4. Elizabeth, Princess of England b.abt.1095 of Talby, Yorkshire, England m.abt.1124 Fergus, Lord of Galloway
  5. Constance Maud, Viscountess Maine b.abt.1098
  6. Alice [Aline], Princess of England b.abt.1099 of Selby, Yorkshire, England d.1141 m.1126; Mathieu I, Lord of Montmorency/Constable of France
  7. Adelaide d'Angers b.Aug. 5, 1102 Winchester, England d.Sept. 10, 1169 m.1130 Geoffroi V, Plantagenet d'Anjou

NOTES: Reigned as King of England 1100-1135. Restrained growing power of the Barons. United Saxons & Normans under one rule and began a sense of English nationalism. Reign is notable for important legal and administrative reforms. Waged several wars to consolidate and expand his continental possessions. Was so hated by his brothers that they vowed to disinherit him. Captured Robert Curthose, his brother, and held him until he (Robert) died. A hard but just ruler. Known as "Beauclerk" or "Lion of Justice". No proof implicating him in the death of his brother, William II Rufus. Sept. 28, 1106: Defeated brother Robert at battle of Tenchebrai & usurped Duchy of Normandy. By end of reign was was the Lord of England, Normandy, and Maine. Acceded: Aug. 6, 1100, Westminster Abbey, London, England

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Robert "The King's Son" de Caen

b.abt.1090 of Caen, Normandy, France; s/o Henry I "Beauclerc", King of England and Concubine of England
d.Oct. 31, 1147 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
bur. St. James Priory, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
m.abt.1115 of Gloucesterhsire, England; Maud [Mabel, Sibyl] FitzHammon
b.abt.1094 of Gloucestershire, England; d/o Robert FitzHammon and Sibyl de Montgomery
d.1157

CHILDREN included:

  1. Roger FitzRobert b.abt.1112 d.Aug. 9, 1179
  2. Richard FitzRobert b.abt.1114 d.1175
  3. Hamon FitzRobert b.abt.1116 d.1159/1160
  4. Mabel FitzRobert b.abt.1118
  5. Matilda Maud FitzRobert b.1120 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England d.July 29, 1189 m.abt.1141 Ranulph II, de Meschines, Earl of Chester
  6. Philip FitzRobert b.abt.1122 d.aft.1147
  7. Robert FitzRobert b.abt.1128 d.aft.1159
  8. William "Mafonache" FitzRobert b.1116

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William "Mafonache" FitzRobert

b.abt.Nov. 23, 1116 of Gloucestershire, England; s/o Robert "The King's Son" de Caen and Maud [Mabel, Sibyl] FitzHammon
d.Nov. 23, 1183
bur.Priory, Keysham, Somersetshire, England
m.abt.1150 of Leicestershire, England; Hawise "de Beaumont" of Leicester
b.abt.1129 of Leicestershire, England; d/o Robert "Dossu" de Beaumont, Earl of Leicester [twin], and Amice de [Uta] Gael [Waiet], Countess
d.April 24, 1197

CHILDREN included:

  1. Hawise FitzRobert b.abt.1148
  2. Robert FitzWilliam b.abt.1151 d.1166
  3. Mabel FitzRobert b.abt.1155 d.1198
  4. Isabel FitzRobert b.abt.1170 d.Oct. 14, 1217
  5. Amice FitzRobert b.1160 Tewkesbury, Gloucester, England d.Jan. 1, 1224/1225 m.bef.1182 Richard de Clare

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