Amice de BEAUMONT: Birth: ABT 1155. Death: SEP 1215
Robert FitzPernel de Beaumont: Birth: 1156. Death: ABT 1204
Note: N1924 wiki
<Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester (died circa 21 October1204) was an English nobleman, the last of the Beaumont earls ofLeicester. He is sometimes known as Robert FitzPernel.
Robert was the eldest surviving son of Robert de Beaumont, 3rd Earl ofLeicester and Petronilla, who was either a granddaughter orgreat-granddaughter of Hugh de Grandmesnil. As a young man, heaccompanied King Richard I on the Third Crusade, and it was while thecrusading forces rested at Messina, Sicily that Robert was investedwith the Earldom of Leicester in early 1191. (His father had died onhis way to the Holy Lands in 1190.)
Robert's newly-gained estates included a large part of centralNormandy. He held castles at Pacy, Pont-Saint-Pierre and Grandmesnil.Earl Robert also was lord of the vast honor of Breteuil, but thefamily castle there had been dismantled after the 1173-1174 War. Onhis return from the crusade, he turned his attentions to the defenseof Normandy from the French. After defending Rouen from the advancesof Philip II of France, he attempted to retake his castle of Pacy. Hewas captured by forces of the French king and remained imprisoned for3 years. Later, King John would bestow the new fortress and lordshipof Radepont (the land of Radepont was traded to King John by theseigneur du Neubourg for lands and revenues in the pays de Caux) uponthe earl.
Sometime after his release in 1196 he married Loretta de Braose,daughter of William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber. They had nochildren, and Robert's death in 1204 brought the end of the Beaumontmale line.
In the year of his death Normandy was lost to the French; Earl Robertattempted to come to an independent arrangement with King Philip ofFrance, in which he would hold his land in Normandy as a liege-vassalof the Kings of France, and his lands in England as a liege-vassal ofthe Kings of England. In any event, Robert died that year, but hisgreat English estates were divided between the heirs of his twosisters. The eldest sister, Amicia, had married the French baron Simonde Montfort, and their son, also named Simon de Montfort, inheritedhalf the estate as well as the title of Earl of Leicester. The youngersister, Margaret, had married Saer de Quincy, and they inherited theother half. Three years later Saer was created Earl of Winchester.>
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