ROBERT LORD ANCESTORS

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  • ID: I18693
  • Name: Robert de CAEN , 1st Earl of Gloucester
  • Surname: Caen
  • Given Name: Robert de
  • Suffix: , 1st Earl of Gloucester
  • _AKA: Robert /FitzRoy/, 1st Earl of Gloucester
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT. 1090 in Caen, Normandy, France 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
  • Death: 31 Oct 1147 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
  • Reference Number: 2122
  • _UID: 15236EFD1A0AD711A0D8963A9ABFC14F60E3
  • Birth: 1090
  • Birth: 1090
  • Note:
    Robert, EARL OF GLOUCESTER, by Mabel, daughter and heir of RobertFITZ-HAMOND, lord of Tewkesb ury. [Complete Peerage]

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    [From Burke's Peerage-see source for details]

    An undoubted Earl of Gloucester, perhaps the first authentic one, at anyrate after the Conque st, is Robert FitzHamon's son-in-law, anotherRobert, who was an illegitimate son of Henry I a nd was so created 1122.The Earldom passed to his eldest son, William FitzRobert, and from hi m toJohn, later King John and husband from 1189 to 1199 (when he divorcedher) of Isabel, th e youngest of William FitzRobert's three daughters. OnJohn's coming to the throne the titl e did not merge in the Crown for itwas not his in his own right but in right of his wife.

    !OCCUPATION: Earl of Cornwall, Apr. 1141, Sheriff of Devon, 1173

    The illegitimate son of King Henry I of England (reigned 1100-35), Robertwas made Earl of Glo ucester in 1122. After the death of Henry I andusurpation of power by Stephen (December 1135) , Gloucester became theleader of the party loyal to Matilda, his half sister, who had beendes ignated heir to the throne by Henry I. He took Matilda to England inSeptember 1139 and at th e head of her forces won from Stephen most ofwestern England and southern Wales. In Februar y 1141 he captured Stephenat Lincoln and imprisoned him in Bristol. Later that year Glouceste r wascaptured at Winchester, Hampshire, and exchanged for the king. Hecontinued to be the mai nstay of Matilda's cause until his death.Chroniclers considered Gloucester an able and sagaci ous leader.
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  • Change Date: 7 Apr 2004 at 01:00:00



    Father: Henry I "Beauclerc" King of ENGLAND b: 1068 in Selby, Yorkshire, England c: 5 Aug 1100 in , Selby, Yorkshire, England
    Mother: Nesta verch RHYS , Heiress of Carew b: 1073 in Deheubarth, Wales

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married: ABT. 1115 in Gloucestershire, England
    Children
    1. Has Children Juliana CANU b: ABT 1130 in Tupholme, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England

    Marriage 2 Maud FITZHAMMON Countess Gloucester b: ABT 1094 in GLOUCESTER,ENGLAND
    • Married: 1109 in Gloucestershire Eng
    Children
    1. Has No Children Richard FitzRobert Lord of CREULLY b: 1125 in CRUELLY, NORMANDY, FRANCE
    2. Has No Children MABEL GLOUCESTER CAEN b: ABT 1100 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
    3. Has No Children ROGER FITZROBERT BISHOP OF WORCESTER b: 1112 in BRISTOL, GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND
    4. Has No Children ROBERT FITZROBERT b: 1128 in GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND
    5. Has No Children HAMON FITZROBERT b: 1116 in BRISTOL, GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND
    6. Has Children Philip FitzRobert Lord de GREY b: 1122 in Wooton Basset & Broadtown, Wiltshire, England
    7. Has Children Maud FitzRobert de CAEN de Meullent b: ABT. 1117 in Gloucestershire, England.
    8. Has Children William FitzRobert de CAEN Earl of Gloucester b: 23 Nov 1116 in Bristol,Gloucestershire,England
    9. Has Children Christian of GLOUCESTER b: ABT. 1118 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
    10. Has Children Robert Castellan of GLOUCESTER b: ABT 1120 in Bristol,Gloucestershire,England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, addition s by Walter Lee Shippard Jr.
      Page: 124-26
    2. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, addition s by Walter Lee Shippard Jr.
      Page: 63-26
      Text: 1147
    3. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: cxviii
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Co kayne, Sutton Publishing Lt
      Page: XII:166-167
    5. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150

      Title: Ancestral Roots Of Sixty Colonists Who Came To New England Between 1623 And 1650
      Author: Weis, Frederick Lewis
      Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1992
    6. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150

      Title: History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family
      Author: Pomeroy, Albert A.
      Publication: Franklin Printing and Engraving Co., Toledo (1912)
    7. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, The , by G eorge E Cokayne, Sutton Pub
      Page: XII:166-167
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