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  • ID: I00306
  • Name: Henry de BEAUMONT , 1st Earl of Warwick 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 01st Earl of /Warwick/, Henry de Beaumont
  • Name: Henry de NEWBURGH , 1st Earl of Warwick
  • Birth: ABT 1048 in Neubourg, Eure, Normandy, France 4 3 5
  • Death: 20 JUN 1119 in Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England 6 7 3
  • Burial: Abbey of Preaux, Ponteaudemer, Normandy, France
  • Note:
    Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick, so created between July and Dec 1088 and granted lands which up till two years previously had belonged to a Saxon Thane, Turkill or Turchil of Arden (an ancestor of William Shakespeare); born c1048; granted feudal Lordship of Gower, South Wales by Henry I some time between 1106 and 1116; married Margaret (died in or after 1156), daughter of Geoffrey, Count de Perche, and died most probably 20 June 1119. [Burke's Peerage]

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    Earldom of Warwick: Apart from the period 1618 to 1759 the various creations and descents of the Earldom of Warwick have been to and among grantees connected by blood, however tenuously. That is remarkable, given that the period stretches to nearly a thousand years. [Burke's Peerage, p. 2944]



    HENRY DE BEAUMONT, younger son of Roger DE BEAUMONT, seigneur of Beaumont, Pontaudemer, Brionne and Vatteville (in Normandy), by Adeline, sister and in her issue heir (of the whole blood) of Hugh, COUNT OF MEULAN, daughter of Waleran, COUNT OF MEULAN (in the Kingdom of France), was b. probably about 1048. According to Orderic, when the Conqueror built Warwick Castle in 1068, he made Henry constable thereof; but in view of Henry's youth, it is likely that the historian is antedating a much later appointment. Henry attests a royal charter at Le Mans in 1073. In 1077 he was with the King at Caen; and in 1079 he was one of the nobles at Rouen who tried to reconcile the King and his eldest son. He was with William in Normandy in 1080 and 1082; and he was again in Normandy in 1086. Almost at the end of the reign he was with the King at Westminster. In 1088 he supported William Rufus against the rebels; and he was created, in 1088 (July-December), EARL OF WARWICK. To support the Earldom the King gave him the lands of an English thegn, Turchil of Arden, who had still held large estates in 1086. Probably by a family arrangement, he also obtained lands in co. Warwick which had been held in 1086 by his elder brother Robert, Count of Meulan. Probably in 1088 he witnessed, as Earl, a charter of Robert, Duke of Normandy. During the remainder of the reign he does not seem to have taken any active part in public affairs. On his father's death about 1094 he succeeded to the Norman Barony of Annebecq, which at a later date comprised 22¾ knights' fees, for which the service of 2½ knights' fees was due. He was probably in the royal hunting party when William Rufus was killed in the New Forest, 2 August 1100; for next day, when the nobles met at Winchester to choose the King's successor, he was present and took a leading part in the election of Henry IV. Immediately after the Coronation at Westminster, 5 August Warwick witnessed Henry's charter of liberties. In June 1101, when Robert, Duke of Normandy, prepared to invade England, Warwick and his brother Robert were among the King's few supporters in Normandy. He remained loyal to Henry I for the rest of his life and often attested royal charters. Between 1100 and 1116 Henry I granted him the peninsula of Gower, Glamorgan. He founded a priory of Austin canons, at Warwick and was a benefactor of St. Mary's Church there and of the Abbeys of Préaux and St. Taurin, Evreux.

    He married Margaret, daughter of Geoffrey, COUNT OF PERCHE, by Beatrice, daughter of Hilduin, COUNT OF MONTDIDIER and ROUCY. He died (probably 20 June) 1119 and was buried at Préaux. His widow, who enjoyed a high reputation for piety and virtue, in 1125 witnessed the foundation charter of the Hermitage of Notre-Dame-du-Désert by Robert, Earl of Leicester. She was a benefactor of Kenilworth Priory and the Knights Templars, and consented to a gift by her son Robert to the Abbey of Le Bec. She was living in 1156. [Complete Peerage XII/2:357-60, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]


    The first who bore the title of Earl of Warwick, after the Norman Conquest, was Henry de Newburgh (so called from the castle of that name in Normandy), a younger son of Roger de Bellomont, Earl of Mellent. When this eminent person obtained that earldom is not exactly ascertained, but Sir William Dugdale presumed the period to be toward the close of the Conqueror's reign, "for then," saith he, "King William, having begirt Warwick with a mighty ditch, for the precinct of its walls, and erected the gates at his own charge, did promote this Henry to the earldom, and annexed thereto the royalty of the borough, which at that time belonged to the crown." But, though Henry de Newburgh was made Earl of Warwick by the first Norman sovereign, he was not invested with all the lands attached to the earldom until the ensuing reign, as we find William Rufus, soon after his accession to the throne, conferring upon him the whole inheritance of Turchil de Warwick, a Saxon, who, at the coming of Duke William, had the reputation of earl; and thenceforth the "bear and ragged staff," the device of Turchil's family derived from the chivalrous Guy, Earl of Warwick, was assumed by the first of the Newburgh dynasty, and it has been continued ever since as a badge of the successive Earls of Warwick. The name of this Henry, Earl of Warwick, appears as a witness to the charter of King Henry I, whereby that prince confirmed the laws of Edward the Confessor, and granted many other immunities to the clergy and laity. His lordship m. Margaret, dau. of Geffrey, Count de Moreton, and sister of Rotrode, Earl of Perch, and had issue, two daus., whose names are not mentioned, and five sons, viz., Roger, his successor; Henry; Geffrey; Rotrode, bishop of Evreux; and Robert, seneschal and justice of Normandy, who was a great benefactor to the abbey of Bec in which he was afterwards shorn a monk and d. in 1123.

    This Earl Henry commenced imparking Wedgenock, near his castle of Warwick, following the example of his sovereign, King Henry, who made the first park that had ever been in England, at Woodstock. His lordship, who was as memorable for pious foundations as distinguished for military achievements, d. in 1123 and was s. by his eldest son, Roger de Newburgh. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 399, Newburgh, Earls of Warwick]


    The earldom of Warwick was created by William II in 1088 for Henry de Beaumont, who had held Warwick castle since its building by William the Conqueror 20 years before.

    Henry, younger brother of Robert, count of Meulan, was lord of Neubourg, near Beaumont-le-Roger in Normandy, and Rufus gave him the great midland estate of the English noble, Thurkill of Arden. The new earl was an intimate friend of Henry I, whose succession he did much to promote. He died in 1123 and was buried at Preaux (Normandy). Roger, his eldest son, held the earldom until his death in 1153. [Encyclopædia Britannica, 1961 ed., Vol. 23, p. 375, EARLS OF WARWICK]

    Father: Roger de BEAUMONT , Seigneur de Pont-Audemer b: ABT 1022 in Beaumont-le-Roger, Eure, Normandy, France
    Mother: Adeline de MEULAN b: ABT 1022 in Meulan, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, France

    Marriage 1 Margaret du PERCHE b: ABT 1075 in Mortagne-au-Perche, Orne, Normandy, France
    • Married: BEF 1100
    1. Has Children Roger de BEAUMONT , 2nd Earl of Warwick b: BEF 15 APR 1102 in Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England
    2. Has Children Robert de NEWBURGH , Senschal of Normandy b: ABT 1103 in Neubourg, Eure, Normandy, France

    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2943-44, 1671
    2. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 84-25
      Text: Henry de Newburgh
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XII/2:357-60
    4. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2043
    5. Title: The Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Families, by Lewis C Loyd, 1999
      Page: 72
      Text: no date, identifies the placement of Neubourg as the origin of Henry de Newburgh
    6. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2944
    7. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 84-25
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