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Monday, March 11, 2013
G29: 319832070 Montgomery-laMarche
319832070. Roger Montgomery &
319832070. Alomodis of La Marche
~1055, Roger born in France, 3rd s/o 639664140. Roger
de Montgomery & 639664141. Mabel Tavas de Alencon.
Roger of Poitou sent to the north to suppress local revolts.
1074, Roger acquired extensive lordships in England [likely
held of his father.]
~1080, Roger married Alomodis in Poitou, France.
1081, Under a ruse, Earl Roger of Montgomery took Gruffydd ap
Cynan, ruler of north Wales, captive at Rhug in Edeyrnion and confined him at
Chester. [Apparently escaping about a year later, going to Ireland.]
Earl Roger Montgomery of Shrewsbury, and earl Hugh, “the fat”
of Chester continued the Norman conquest of Wales.
9/26/1087, William Rufus
crowned King of England; succeeding William the Conqueror. The elder
brother, Duke Robert, succeeded to the lands in Normandy.
10/1187, Roger, sent to Durham, brought back the Bishop to
Salisbury to stand trial before King William. (S) Conqueror’s Son, Lack, 2007,
1088, Roger a defender [unsuccessfully] of Rochester castle
against King William, and in support of Duke Robert of Normandy. His father was
a part of the siege.
1088, Roger allied himself with King William.
King William Rufus sent Eustace III, count of Bologne; and brothers Robert of
Belleme, Hugh of Montgomery, and Roger of Poitou with a force of knights and
Flemings as an advanced party into southeast England, suppressing a rebellion
of barons expecting the invasion of his brother Duke Robert. [Robert did not
invade.] (S) William Rufus, Barlow, 1983, P75.
9/1088, Roger sent by King William to negotiate with William of
St. Calais, bishop of Durham.
1090, Roger supported his brother Robert of Belleme against attack
by Hugh de Grantmesnil.
1091, Roger’s brother-in-law Boso died; Robert apparently
disinterested, Alomodis’ uncle became Count of Marche.
1091-92, Roger a commander under King William Rufus when he
invaded Cumbria. Roger acquired a large part of north Lancanshire. Roger also
acquired the honor of Eye of Suffolk. [Roger now held buffer lands between
England and Scotland.]
1093, Roger’s father died, the estates and titles going to his
1094, King William Rufus sent Roger to Normandy, with 700
knights, to Argentan castle to hold it in the war with Duke Robert Curthose.
Roger surrendered the castle to King Philip I of France and became a supported
of Duke Robert. [Roger’s brother Robert de Beleme was already a supporter of
Duke Robert, and may have influenced Roger’s decision to surrender the castle.]
1094, Roger the Poitevin founded Lancaster as a
cell of St-Martin of Sees in southern Normandy. (S) Religious Patronage in
Anglo-Norman England, Cownie, 1998, P188.
1100, Domfront revolted against their overlord, Roger de Montgomery.
(S) Normandy, Hargreaves, 2007, P321.
8/2/1100, Henry I
crowned King of England.
8/1101, Roger and his brothers supporters of Duke Robert’s invasion
of England against King Henry I.
Bef. 7/1102, Writ to Robert bishop of Coventry, … Count Roger
(the Poitevin), William Peverel, Robert de Ferrers, and the lieges of
Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, notifying them of the king’s grant to the
church of Lincoln of the chruches of Dervy and Wirksworth, for a prebend. (S)
English Historical Review, V34, 1919, P315.
1102, Over 5 months King Henry captured Roger’s castles in
Lancashire and east England, along with those of his brothers.
1102, The English lands of Roger de Montgomery were given to
Payne Fitz John, the king’s Chamberlain.
By 1103, Roger and his brothers had all left England.
1104, Almodos’ uncle Odo was ousted and Roger became regent of
La Marche in right of his wife.
1109, Roger, “the Poitevin”, returned to England.
Aft. 1110, Roger died.
(S) Conqueror’s Son, Lack, 2007. (S) DNB, V49, 1897, P102.
Child of Roger and Alomodis: i. Avice de Lancaster (159916035), born ~1088 in England.