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Saturday, June 1, 2013
G29: 486787864 Newburgh-Perche
486787864. Henry de Newburgh de Beaumont
& 486787865. Marguerite de Perche
Aft. 1046, Henry born in Newburgh, Normandy, France, younger s/o
636464184. Count Roger de Beaumont
& 636464185. Adeline of Meulan.
10/14/1066, Henry in the army of William the Conquerer at the Battle of Hastings.
10/25/1066, William I
crowned King of England
1068, Henry made constable of Warwick castle; taken from Earl
Edwin of Mercia.
1069-70, There were general uprisings in the midlands; and the
Danes made raids on the east coast.
1073 at Le Mans, Normandy, Henry with his father at the court
of William the Conqueror.
‘Rotgerius de Bello monte, Hainricus filius eius’ witnessed the charter under
which William I, King of England, confirmed the donation of six churches on
Guernsey to the abbey of Marmoutier. (S) FMG.
9/13/1077 at Caen, Normandy, Henry with his father at the
Conqueror’s dedication of St-Etienne.
1078-81, Robert and his brother Henry attested royal charters
1079, Henry a councilor to William the Conqueror.
1079-81, Roger de Beaumont and sons Robert and Henry attested a
royal confirmation for Troarn.
1/31/1080, Henry attested a royal grant at St-Georges de
4/12/1080, Roger de Beaumont and sons Robert and Henry present
at King William’s Easter court in Normandy.
1080, Henry, Baron of the Exchequer in Normandy.
7/14/1080 at Caen, Normandy, Roger de Beaumont and sons Robert
and Henry attested a royal confirmation for Lessay.
1081, Henry de Newburg one of those who effected the
reconcilation between King William and his son Robert. (S) History, Gazetteer …
of Warwickshire, Francis, 1850, P447.
9/5/1082, Roger de Beaumont; Robert, count of Meulan, and Henry
at the Norman court of King William.
~1085, Margaret born in Perche, France, d/o §Geoffrey, Comte de Mortagne et de Perche
& Beatrix de Ramerupt. (S) FMG.
1/13/1086, ‘Rogerius et filii mei Robertus et Henricus’ donated
‘decimam tocius Brotonie’ to Saint-Wandrille. (S) FMG.
1086, Henry held no lands in England; but his brother Robert
held 66 manors in Warwickshire.
1087, Henry de Beaumont in Normandy with Ivo Taillebois. (S)
Battle Conference, 2003, P149.
9/26/1087, William Rufus
crowned King of England. His elder brother Robert became Duke of Normandy.
1088, Duke Robert Curthose unsuccessfully attempted to
overthrow his brother King William in England.
7/1088, Henry created 1st Earl of Warwick for his
support in stopping the revolt in England. Henry received his brother Robert’s
1088, Earl Henry twice attested charters of King William.
1088-89, ‘Rogerus de Bellomonte’ founded la Sainte-Trinité de
Beaumont-le-Roger, with the consent of ‘liberis meis Roberto comite Mellentensi
et Henrico comite de Warwic.’ (S) FMG.
1089-91, Robert, count of Meulan, and Henry, earl of Warwick,
both witnessed a royal charter in England.
4/21/1090, King William of England declared war on his brother
Duke Robert of Normandy.
1090, Henry’s father retired to life as a monk. [But came out
for a short time to help Henry’s brother Robert.]
2/1091, King William invaded Normandy and captured multiple
lordships from his brother Duke Robert.
11/29/1094, Robert and Henry’s father died. Robert inherited
English holdings in Dorset and Gloucestershire; Henry inherited the barony of
Annebecq in Southwestern Normandy of the service of 15 knights, owing 10 of the
fees to Duke Robert Curthose. Henry also held Norman lands of the Bishop of
1099, Henry, earl of Warwick, founded the castle at Swansea in
Gower. (S) Welsh Castles, Pettifer, P109.
By 1099, King William Rufus invested Henry with the lands of
Turchil de Warwick, a saxon, who had a title of earl.
8/1099, After the death of King William, Earl Henry de Beaumont
helped [future King] Duke Henry secure the royal castle of Winchester and the
royal treasure stored there. (S) Henry I, Green, 2006, P43.
By 1100, Henry married Margaret.
8/5/1100, Earl Henry attended the coronation of King Henry I.
Aft. 1100, Henry witnessed a charter of King Henry I confirming
the laws of Edward the Confessor.
7/20/1101, Earl Henry sided with King Henry during Duke
Robert’s invasion of England.
9/14/1101, The King grants to Bishop Herbert … ‘Nomina primatum
et principum:’ Robert count of Ponthieu, Stephen count of Brittany, Robert
count of Meulan, Eustace count of Boulogne, Henry earl of Warwick, Simon earl
of Northampton, William earl of Warren, William count of Mortain, Count Rogert
the Poitevin, Eudes the sewer, Hamon the sewer, William the butler, Richard de
Retvers, Robert fitz Hamon, Alan fitz-Flaad, Gilbert Fitz-Richard, Robert
Malet, Roger fitz-Richard.
1101-02, Henry, earl of Warwick, fought against the rebellion
of Robert and Arnulf de Montgomery in Gower.
1103, Earl Henry witnessed royal charters to the abbeys of
Jumieges and Bec-Hellouin.
12/1105 at Westminster, Writ of Henry I to Henry, earl
of Warwick, as to the settlement of the dispute between the abbot of
Abingdon and one Josceline, respecting land at Hill, Warwickshire. (S)
Chronicon Monasterii de Abingdon, V2, 2012, P532.
1106, After the death of Hywel ap Gorony, Henry de Beaumont,
earl of Warwick given Gower in Wales. (S) The Early Castles, V1, 1991, P25.
1107, Henry began his conquest of Gower. (S) Ancient Monuments
in Glamorgan, V3, P1, 1991, P25.
1108, Earl Henry witnessed the founding charter of St.
1113, Earl Henry fortified the tower at Swansea. [This would
prevent the fall of the tower in 1116.]
1114, Earl Henry witnessed the royal charter to Hyde abbey at
1115-19, “Carta domini Henrici comitis Warr’ patris Rogeri
comitis … Henricus comes Warewic’ presentibus … pro slaute mea et Margarite
uxoris mee … testes: Margarita uxor mea, …” (S) Cartulary of St. Mary’s, Fonge,
1116, Henry under attack by the Welsh at his castle at Swansea
by Prince Gruffudd ap Rhys. (S) The Early Castles, V1, 1991, P25.
6/5/1118, Robert, earl of Leicester, and brother of Henry,
By 1119, Henry founded the priory of the Holy Sepulchre in
1119, Henry died; buried in the abbey of Preaux, near Pont
1130, Roger, earl of Warwick, accounts for £72 16s 8d and two
war horses for his forestry. Roger’s mother Margaret, Countess of Warwick is
named, holding land in Wiltshire. (S) FMG.
crowned king of England.
1143, ‘Robert de Novoburgo’ donated property to the abbey
of Bec-Hellouin with the consent of his mother countess Margaret, his wife
Godeheld and his sons Henry and Ralf.
1148, Countess Margaret, widow of Earl Henry, signs a charter
1/1157 in Normandy, A grant by Margaret, countess of Warwick, of
the manor of Llanmadog in Gower to the Order of Templars, … (S) Court,
Household and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878, P21. [Attested by
Rotrode, bishop of Evreux; Philip, bishop of Baieux; Henry de Novo Burgo;
Robert de Novo Burgo, seneschal of Normandy – all her sons. Her eldest son
Roger was already deceased.]
(S) Warwick Castle and Its Earls, Warwick, 1903. (S) Numismatic
Chronicle, V1, 1901, P444. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Anselm of
Bec and Robert of Meulan, Vaughn, 1987.
Children of Henry and Margerite: i. Roger de Newburgh (243393932), born 1101-2 in Normandy. ii. Robert de Neubourg, born ? in Normandy.
Robert married Godechilde, d/o Ralph de Tosny & Adelisa of
1144, A charter in favor of the church at Bayeux made by ‘Robertus
de Curceio et Robertus de Novo Burgo.’
1154, Robert de Novo Burgo appointed seneschal of Normandy.
By 9/12/1159, Robert died.
iii. Rotrode de Neubourg, born ? in Normandy.
1139, Rotrou, bishop of Evreux.
Rotrode, archbishop of Rouen.
11/25/1183, Rotrode died.
iv. Henry de Novoburgo, born ? in Normandy.
Henry married Marguerite de Hauteville.
By 1139, Henry succeeded his older brother Robert as lord of
Gower [who had lost it in 1136].
1141, Coins were minted at Swansea with ‘Henrici de Novob.’
Roger, earl of Warwick, confirmed a donation to St Pierre,
Préaux, witnessed by ‘Gundr comitissa, Henrico fratre meo’.