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  • ID: I1821
  • Name: Henry I Beauclerc (King of England 1100-1135)
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: SEP 1068 in Selby, Yorkshire, England 1 2 3 3 3 4
  • Christening: 5 AUG 1100 Selby, Yorkshire, England
  • Death: 1 DEC 1135 in Lyons-La-Foret, Normandy, France 1 2 4
  • Burial: 4 JAN 1135/1136 Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Reference Number: 175
  • Event: Naming 1100-1135
  • Note:
  • Page: 161-9
  • Page: 161-9
  • Page: Henry I
  • Page: 262-27, 33a-23
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  • Page: Henry I
  • Page: 262-27, 33a-23
  • Text: 25 OCT 2003
  • Page: 55
  • Text: 3 JAN 2004
    Name Suffix: King
    Ancestral File Number: 8XJ0-6V
    Henry I was born in the year 1068---a factor he himself regarded as highly significant, for he was the only son of the Conqueror born after the conquest of England, and to Henry this meant he was heir to the throne. He was not an attractive proposition: he was dissolute to a degree, producing at least a score of bastards; but far worse he was prone to sadistic cruelty---on one occasion, for example, personally punishing a rebellious burgher by throwing him from the walls of his town.

    At the death of William the Conqueror, Henry was left no lands, merely 5,000 pounds of silver. With these he bought lands from his elder brother Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy, only to see them taken back again a few years later by Robert, in unholy alliance with his brother William Rufus.

    Henry could do little to avenge such treatment, but in England he found numerous barons who were tired of the exactions and ambitions of their king. He formed alliances with some of these, notably with the important de Clare family. He and some of the de Clares were with William Rufus on his last hunting expedition, and it is thought that the king's death was the result of Henry's plotting.

    Certainly he moved fast to take advantage of it; leaving Rufus's body unattended in the woods, he swooped down on Winchester to take control of the treasury. Two days later he was in Westminster, being crowned by the Bishop of London. His speed is understandable when one realises that his elder brother, Robert [Curthose], was returning from the crusade, and claimed, with good reason, to be the true heir.

    Henry showed great good sense in his first actions as King. He arrested RanulphFlambard, William's tax-gatherer, and recalled Anselm, the exiled Archbishop. Furthermore, he issued a Charter of Liberties which promised speedy redress of grievances, and a return to the good government of the Conqueror. Putting asidefor the moment his many mistresses, he married the sister of the King of Scots, who was descended from the royal line of Wessex; and lest the Norman barons should think him too pro-English in this action, he changed her name from Edith to Matilda. No one could claim that he did not aim to please.

    In 1101 RobertCurthose invaded, but Henry met him at Alton, and persuaded him to go away again by promising him an annuity of –2,000. He had no intention of keeping up thepayments, but the problem was temporarily solved.

    He now felt strong enoughto move against dissident barons who might give trouble in the future. Chief amongst these was the vicious Robert of BellÍme, Earl of Shrewsbury, whom Henry had known for many years as a dangerous troublemaker. He set up a number of charges against him in the king's court, making it plain that if he appeared for trial he would be convicted and imprisoned. Thus Robert and his colleagues were forced into rebellion at a time not of their own choosing, were easily defeatedand sent scuttling back to Normandy.

    In Normandy Robert Curthose began to wreak his wrath on all connected with his brother, thus giving Henry an excellent chance to retaliate with charges of misgovernment and invade. He made two expeditions in 1104-5, before the great expedition of 1106 on which Robert was defeated at the hour-long battle of Tinchebrai, on the anniversary of Hastings. Noone had expected such an easy victory, but Henry took advantage of the state of shock resulting from the battle to annex Normandy. Robert was imprisoned (in some comfort, it be said); he lived on for 28 more years, ending up in Cardiff castle whiling away the long hours learning Welsh. His son William Clito remained a free agent, to plague Henry for most of the rest of his reign.

    In England the struggle with Anselm over the homage of bishops ran its course until thesettlement of 1107. In matters of secular government life was more simple: Henry had found a brilliant administrator, Roger of

    Reigned 1100-1135. Duke of Normandy 1106-1135.
    His reign is notable for important legal and administrative reforms, and for
    the final resolution of the investiture controversy. Abroad, he waged several
    campaigns in order to consolidate and expand his continental possessions.
    Was so hated by his brothers that they vowed to disinherit him. In 1106 he
    captured Robert and held him til he died. He proved to be a hard but just
    ruler. He aparently died from over eating Lampreys!

    Henry I 'Beauclerc', King of England
    b. Sep 1068
    d. 1 Dec 1135


    Henry I 'Beauclerc', King of England was born in September 1068 in Selby, Yorkshire, North Riding, England.2 He was the son of William I 'the Conqueror', King of England and Matilda de Flandre.1 He married, firstly, Editha of Scotland, daughter of Malcolm III 'Caennmor', King of Scotland and Saint Margaret 'the Exile', on 11 November 1100 in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.2 He married, secondly, Adeliza de Louvain, daughter of Godefroi I de Louvain, Duc de Basse-Lorraine and Ida deNamur, Comtesse de Namur, on 29 January 1121 in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England.3 He was also reported to have been married on 2 February 1121 in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire. He died on 1 December 1135 at age 67 in Saintt-Denis-le-Fermont, Picardie, France, food poisioning, after supposedly overeating lampreys.4 He was buried in Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, England.4
    Henry I 'Beauclerc', King of England gained the title of Lord of Domfront in 1092.2 He gained the title of Comte de Coutances in 1096.2 He gained the title of Comte de Bayeaux in 1096. He succeeded to the title of King Henry I of England on 2 August1100.2 He was crowned King of England on 5 August 1100 in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, and styled 'Dei Grati‚ Rex Anglorum.5' He fought in the Battle of Tinchebrai on 28 September 1106.2 He succeeded to the title of 9th Duc de Normandie on 28September 1106, after defeating his brother Robert in battle.2
    Strangely, at the time William 'Rufus' was shot in the New Forest, Henry was also hunting there and this may or may not be coincidence. Henry was in turn in some danger from his brother Robert who claimed the throne for himself. Robert was captured at the battle of Tinchebrai in 1106 and Henry imprisoned him in Cardiff Castle for the rest of his life. Henry was successful in keeping the peace in England despite spending much time in Normandy. He developed the English system of justice and organisedthe civil service of the time, particularly the taxation department. He was unpopular with the church leaders. He had only one legitimate son, William and a legitimate daughter Matilda, but over twenty illegitimate children. His sons William and Richardwere drowned in 1120 aboard his personal vessel the 'White Ship' when it struck a rock off the Normandy coast. He wanted his successor to be his daughter Matilda whom the English called Maud. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.6



    Family 1 Edith Sigulfson d. 1173
    Child Robert FitzEdith, Baron of Okenhampton+ d. 31 May 11727


    Family 2
    Children Gundred d. a 1130
    Sybilla of Falaise
    Matilda+ 7
    Constance+ 7
    Alice+ 8
    Matilda+ b. c 1090, d. 25 Nov 11207
    Gilbert b. c 1130, d. 11427
    William de Tracy+ b. b 1135, d. a 11357
    Joan b. b 11358
    Emma+ b. b 11358


    Family 3 Ansfride
    Children Juliana+ b. c 1090, d. a 11367
    Fulk b. b 11007
    Richard of Lincoln b. b 1101, d. 25 Nov 11207


    Family 4 Sybilla Corbet b. before 1074
    Children Rohese+ d. a 11767
    Robert de Mellent de Caen, 1st Earl of Gloucester+ b. c 1090, d. 31 Oct 1147
    Sybilla of England b. c 1092, d. 12 Jul 11227
    William, Constable b. b 1105, d. a 11877
    Rainald de Dunstanville, Earl of Cornwall+ b. c 1110, d. 1 Jul 11759


    Family 5 Editha of Scotland b. circa 1079, d. 1 May 1118
    Children Euphemia of England b. Jul 11017
    Matilda 'the Empress' of England+ b. c Aug 1102, d. 10 Sep 1167
    William 'the Aetheling', 10th Duc de Normandie b. b 5 Aug 1103, d. 25 Nov 1120
    Richard of England b. b 1118, d. 25 Nov 1120


    Family 6 Nesta, Princess of Deheubarth d. before 1136
    Child Henry FitzHenry+ b. c 1103, d. c 11577


    Family 7 Isabella of Meulan b. between 1102 and 1107, d. after 1172
    Children Matilda of Montvilliers 7
    Isabella b. c 11207


    Family 8 Adeliza de Louvain b. circa 1103, d. circa 23 April 1151


    King of England, 1100-1135; Duke of Normandy.
    5 5 6 7 7 1 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • Change Date: 24 FEB 2007 at 23:54:20



    Father: William I The Conqueror (King of England 1066-1087) b: ABT 1027 in Falise Castle, Falaise, Normandy, France
    Mother: Matilda de Flandre b: 1031 in Flanders, Belgiurm

    Father: William I "The Conqueror" King Of England b: 14 OCT 1027 in Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France c: 1066 in Norman Conquest, As An Adult;
    Mother: Matilda (Maud) Flanders b: 1032 in Flanders, France

    Father: William I the Conqueror of England b: bet 9 Sep 1028 - 9 Sep 1029 in Falaise, Normandy
    Mother: Matilda de Flandre b: 1031 in Flanders, Belgiurm

    Marriage 1 Sybilla Corbet b: ABT 1082 in Alcester, Warwickshire, England Children
    1. Has No Children Joan (Elizabeth) England
    2. Has No Children Gunherd Of England
    3. Has No Children Daughter Of England
    4. Has No Children Eustacia De Normandy b: WFT Est 1085 in Normandy, France
    5. Has No Children Reginald Fitzroy b: ABT 1100 in Dunstanville, Kent, England
    6. Has No Children Emme of England b: ABT 1100 in France
    7. Has No Children Sibylla Fitzhenry b: ABT 1104 in Domfront, Normandy, France
    8. Has No Children William Constable Of England b: BEF 1105
    9. Has No Children Gilbert Of England b: 1130
    10. Has Children Robert de Mellent de Caen, 1st Earl of Gloucester b: 1090 in Caen, Normandy, France
    11. Has No Children Reginald FitzRoy de Mortain
    12. Has No Children Constance of England

    Marriage 2 Isabel (Elizabeth) De Beaumont b: ABT 1094 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
    • Married: in No Marriage 12

    Marriage 3 Gieva De Tracy
    • Married: in Unmd 12

    Marriage 4 Sibyl (Adela) (Lucy) CORBET b: 1076
      Children
      1. Has No Children Rainald de DUNSTANVILLE b: in Dunstanville, Kent, England

      Marriage 5 Ansfride Mrs Henry I England
      • Married: ABT 1086 in England 12

      Marriage 6 Nesta Verch Rhys b: 1073 in Deheubarth, Wales
      • Married: ABT 1099 in No Marriage 13 13 13 12
      • Note:
        _STAT: EVEN
        TYPE Partners
        DATE Abt 1103
      Children
      1. Has No Children Maud Princess Of England b: 1086 in England
      2. Has No Children Henry Fitzhenry b: ABT 1105 in Of Narberth & Pebidiog, Wales

      Marriage 7 Matilda Princess Of Scotland b: OCT 1079 in Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland
      • Married: 11 NOV 1100 in Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England 14 15 1 15 14 12 4
      Children
      1. Has No Children Elizabeth Princess Of England b: 1095 in Talby, Yorkshire, England
      2. Has No Children Son Prince Of England b: JUL 1101 in England
      3. Has No Children Euphamia Of England b: JUL 1101 in Winchester, Hampshire, England
      4. Has No Children Matilda "The Empress" Princess Of England b: FEB 1102/1103 in London, Middlesex, England
      5. Has No Children William "Atheling" England b: BEF 5 AUG 1103 in Selby, Yorkshire, England
      6. Has No Children Richard England b: ABT 1105 in England
      7. Has No Children Adelaide Of Angers b: ABT 1112 in Normandy, France
      8. Has Children (Matilda) MAUD b: 7 FEB 1101 in Winchester, Hampshire

      Marriage 8 Adeliza Adela Of Louvain b: 1103 in Brabant, Netherlands
      • Married: 29 JAN 1120/1121 in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England 2 3 3 3 12 16

      Marriage 9 Edith Fitzforne b: ABT 1072 in Greystoke, Cumberland, England
      • Married: NOT MARRIED in No Marriage 12
      Children
      1. Has Children Robert "The King's Son" Caen b: ABT 1090 in Caen, Calvados, France
      2. Has No Children William De Tracy b: AFT 1090 in Bradninch, Devonshire, England
      3. Has No Children Constance Of England b: 1098 in England
      4. Has No Children Alice Princess Of England b: ABT 1099 in Selby, Yorkshire, England

      Marriage 10 Spouse Unknown
      • Married: AFT 1 MAY 1118

      Marriage 11 UNNAMED
        Children
        1. Has Children Robert de Caen b: ABT 1090 in Caen, Normandy

        Marriage 12 Nest verch Rhys ap Tewdwr of Wales b: in of Deheubarth, Wales
          Children
          1. Has No Children Henry FitzHenry of England b: ABT 1105

          Marriage 13 UNNAMED
            Children
            1. Has No Children William de Tracy b: AFT 1090 in of Bradninch, Devonshire, England

            Marriage 14 UNNAMED
              Children
              1. Has No Children Maud of England

              Marriage 15 Edith de Greystoke
                Children
                1. Has No Children Robert FitzRoy b: in of Okehampton, Devonshire, England

                Marriage 16 UNNAMED
                  Children
                  1. Has No Children Alice of England

                  Marriage 17 Edith ??
                    Children
                    1. Has No Children Maud of England b: ABT 1086

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