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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Viscount Roscelin de Beaumont & Dame Constance fitz Roy

 79959492. Viscount Roscelin de Beaumont & 79959493. Dame Constance fitz Roy

~1100, Roseclin born in France, s/o §§Vicomte Ralph of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe in Maine.

~1110, Constance born in England, 5th natural d/o 189110274. King Henry I.

1112, Vicecomes Radulfus [Roscelin’s father] recognised the rights of Angers Saint-Aubin over ecclesia S. Leonardi, with the consent of Roscelinus, Radulfus, Gervasius filii vicecomitis. [Radulfus and Gervasius brothers of Roscelin.]

Bef. 1130 Roscelin’s father died. [Roscelin’s inheritance included Fesnay and Beaumont-le-Vicomte which controlled the route between Alencon and Le Mans, and Sainte-Suzanne which dominated central Maine. (S) Henry I, Hollister, 2008, P228.

1130, Roscelin, Lord of Beaumont-le-Viconte and Montrevault, Maine, France married Constance. Roscelin granted the  manor of South Tawton, Devon.

1130, Pipe Roll: Roscelin pardoned 2 marks in the forest pleas in Devon. (S) Henry I, Hollister, 2008, P229.

1135, Roscelin’s lands in France attacked by Geoffrey Plantagenet (94555136), married to Empress Matilda, Constance’s half-sister, and King Henry I’s heiress. (S) Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy, V4, 1856, P146.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

8/1/1137, Louis VII succeeded Louis VI as king of France.

1145, Roscelin and Constance witnesses to the foundation of Perseigne abbey.

10/25/1154, Henry II succeeded Stephen as King of England.

Bef. 1156, Roscelin, Constance, and son Richard in a charter of the abbey Saint-André-de-Gouffern.

1156, Roscelin gave a mill on the pond of Rioi in Lude to the monks of Saint-Aubin; for ‘filiis suis Richardo et Guillelmo’. (S) FMG.

2/1168 at Roseclin’s castle, Roscelin, Vicomitis Cenomanorum, who has taken to wife Mathilden [the French name for Constance, possibly the name of her mother]

Bef. 1173, Roscelin and Constance gave a meadow above the mill of Épaillard in Fresnay to the monks of Saint-Aubin. (S) FMG.

1173, Rosselinus vicecomes Cenomannus … et Richardus filius eius donated property to Cluny, with the support of Constantia vicecomitissa. (S) FMG.

[Undated] Roscelin de Bellomont had a grant of Stratton and Marsham, Norfolk.

1173-76, Roscelin died. (S) FMG.


1175, Constance living. (S) Norman Frontier, Power, 2004, P382.

Family notes:

·         1098, Ralph, vicomte Beaumont, sought a truce from William Rufus who had invaded Maine. (S) War and Chivalry, Strickland, 1996, P123. [Which was granted.]

Child of Roscelin and Constance:

i. Richard de Beaumont (39979746), born ~1135 in Maine, France.

ii. Guillaume de Beaumont, born ? in Maine, France.

Henry II arranged for the marriage of Guillaume in Brittan to a d/o Roland de Reus.

iii. Roul de Beaumont, born ? in Maine, France.

1179, Radulfus frater [Richard] vicecomitis de Bello Monte cognatus germanus Henrici regis Anglorum was elected Bishop of Angers. (S) FMG. [Raoul cousin germain of King Henry II.]

3/13/1197, Raoul died.

Son Raoul: 1200, At maison de Beaumont in Maine, Raoul married Agathe de Vandom, 2nd d/o Foulque Loison, Comte de Vandome.

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