~1135, Richard de Bello Monte born in Maine, France, s/o 79959492. Roscelin de Beaumont & 79959493. Constance fitz Roy.
12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.
Bef. 1156, Roscelin, Constance, and son Richard in a charter of the abbey Saint-André-de-Gouffern.
1156, Roscelin [Richard’s father] gave a mill on the pond of Rioi in Lude to the monks of Saint-Aubin; for filiis suis Richardo et Guillelmo. (S) FMG. [Guillelmo Richard’s younger brother.]
~1165, Richard married the Lady of Le Lude, d/o “de l’Aigle”. (S) King John: New Interpretations, Church, 2003, P130.
1173-76, Richard succeeded his father as Vicomte de Beaumont.
10/10/1174 at Falaise, Normandy, Richard de Bellomonte witnessed a royal agreement between King Henry and his eldest 3 sons.
1179, Radulfus frater [Richard] vicecomitis de Bello Monte cognatus germanus Henrici regis Anglorum was elected Bishop of Angers. (S) FMG. [Raoul, brother of Richard, ‘cousin of King Henry II of England’.]
9/18/1180, Philip Augustus succeeded as King of France.
1184, By the Treaty of Falaise, King Henry II of England got to pick William, King of Scotland’s bride, Ermengarde de Beaumont, [d/o Constance], granddaughter of King Henry I.
5/25/1186 at Oxford, King Henry arranges for Ermengarde, d/o Richard, Vicomte of Beaumont, to marry King William of Scotland. (S) CH&I,HII.
9/5/1186 at Woodstock, King William married to Ermengard, d/o Richard, vicomte of Beaumont [Norman vassal of King Henry], who was present at the wedding.
3/13/1197, Richard’s brother Raoul, Bishop of Angers, died.
4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.
1202, List of pledges for Guerin de Glapion: Rogero de Tony, … Vicomte de Bello Monte [Richard] … (S) Loss of Normandy, Powicke, 1963, P258.
12/27/1202, R. viccomitis Bellimontis received money from King John. (S) Loss of Normandy, Powicke, 1963, P233.
1203, As King John, invading France, approached Le Mans he was joined by Richard de Beaumont, whose castles dominated the road from Alencon to Le Mans.
Richard, Seigneur of Beaumont-le-Vicomte, Fresnay and Ste-Suzanne, hereditary vicomete of Maine, died.
(S) Court, Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878.
Children of Richard and ?:
i. Constance de Beaumont (19989873), born ~1170 in France.
ii. Ralph de Beaumont (23640738), born ~1172 in France.
iii. Ermengard de Beaumont (39979021), born ~1174 in France.