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Monday, June 11, 2012
G27: 79958022 Montfort-Beaumont
79958022. Count Simon
de Montfort & 79958023. Amicia de Beaumont
~1135, Simon “le
Chauve” born in Montfort-Sur-Risle-Eure, France; s/o 159916044. Simon de Montfort
& 155916045.Matilda ?.
~1135, Amicia born
in England, d/o 159116046. Earl Robert de Beaumont & 159116047. Amice
8/1/1137, Louis VII succeeded as king of France.
~1050 in France, Simon married Amicia. This is the beginnings
of relations of the Montfort family with England.
12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England. In Normandy,
Simon was a vassal of both the King of France, Louis VII, and the King of
England, Henry II.
2/1157, At Caen, Symon, comte de Evreux, witnessed a charter of
King Henry II of England to St. Stephen’s abbey at Caen.
1159, King Henry II of England attacked Toulouse, which he
claimed by right of his wife. King Louis VII intervened to defend his sister
Constance, wife of Count Raymond V of Toulouse.
11/1159, Simon, comte de Evreux, compelled to give up his
fortresses of Rochefort, Epernon, and Montfort to King Henry II, which interrupted
the French King’s communications between Paris, Orleans and Etampes.
5/1160, By a peace agreement at Chinon, negotiated by Pope
Alexander III, King Louis recognized King Henry’s rights over Normandy and
Aquitaine. As part of the treaty, Simon, Comte of Evreux was restored to the
fealty of France [along with 2 others specifically named.]
2/1167 at Caen, King Henry II confirmed multiple grants
including one of Symon, comte of Evreux, to St. Stephen’s abbey at Caen.
4/5/1168, Amicia’s father died.
4/1173, King Henry’s 3 eldest surviving sons: Henry, Richard
& Geoffrey rebelled against him.
1173, King Louis VII called a national assembly in support of
the rebellion of King Henry II’s sons.
1173, Simon joined the revolt of Young King Henry against his
10/11/1174, King Louis VII stopped supporting King Henry’s
sons, effectively ending their rebellion.
1175, Simon captured by the Count of Flanders who successfully
besieged the castle of Aumale.
9/21/1177, Simon, comte of Evreux, witnessed the Treaty of Ivry
between King Henry and King Louis.
10/1/1177, Simon Comte of Evreux was with King Henry II at
Verneuil when King Henry summoned the army of Normandy to Argentan.
9/18/1180, Philip Augustus succeeded as King of France.
3/13/1181, Simon died; buried at Evreux Cathedral, France.
1207, Amicia coheiress of her brother Robert de Beaumont, earl
1215, Amicia died.
Amicia married 2nd widower Alberic I, Comte of Dampmartin,
Chamberlain of France.
(S) The Life of Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, Prothero,
1877. (S) Court, Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878.
Children of Simon and Amicia:
i. Amuri de Montfort, born ? in France.
Amuri 7th [and last] Count of Evreux.
Amuri married Mabel, d/o Earl William Fitz Robert & Hawise
ii. Bertrade de Montfort (39979011), born 1155 in England.
iii. Earl Simon de Montfort IV, born 1160 in France.
Simon married Alice de Montmorency, d/o Bouchard V, sire de
1198, Simon went to the Holy Land as the leader of a contingent
of French knights.
1210, Simon forfeited his English estates to King John.
1209, Simon de Montfort captured Carcassone. [Simon a famous
warrior and crusader: “the scourge of the Albigenses”. Simon in multiple
battles of the Cathar wars of southern Europe. Alice accompanied Simon on
9/12/1213, Simon de Montfort defeated the combined forces of
Raymond of Toulouse and Pedro II of Aragon at the battle of Muret. (S) Queer
Iberia, Blackmore, 1999, P125.
1215, The Lateran Council confirmed Simonde Montfort in possession of lands which the
Crusaders had obtained by papal confiscation from the Waldenses. (S) Cyclopedia
of Biblical, V5, McClintock, 1894, P257.
6/25/1218, Simon killed by a stone from a siege engine at the
battle of Toulouse on the 4th crusade.
Earl Simon de Montfort, born 1208 in Normandy.
Simon, 6th Earl of Leicester, was a leader of the
5/14/1264, Simon won a major victory and captured King Henry
III at the battle of Lewes.
1264-65, Simon effectively ruled England.
8/4/1265, Simon died at the battle of Evesham; his body
mutilated, the monks of Evesham abbey gave his remaining body parts [head not
included] a proper burial.