Lady Isabel de Vermandois, Countess of Leicester

Female 1081 - 1131  (49 years)


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  • Name Isabel de Vermandois 
    Title Lady 
    Suffix Countess of Leicester 
    Born 13 Dec 1081  Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Elizabeth de Vermandois  [1
    Also Known As Isabel Capet  [3
    Died 17 Feb 1131  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Lewes Priory, Southover, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I46714  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 8 May 2018 

    Father Hugues de France, Count of Vermandois,   b. 0___ 1057, (Vermandois) France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1102, Tarsus, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Adelaide of Vermandois,   b. 1060-1062, Valois, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1120, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Y  [4
    Family ID F17801  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robert de Beaumont, Knight, 1st Earl of Leicester,   b. ~ 1049, Meulan, Yvelines, Ile-De-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1118  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married ~ 1096  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Waleran de Beaumont, IV,   b. 0___ 1104, (Meulan, France) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1166, Preaux, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     2. Robert de Beaumont, Knight, 2nd Earl of Leicester,   b. 0___ 1104, (Meulan, France) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1168, Brackley, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     3. Isabel de Beaumont
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F17114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William de Warenne, Knight, 2nd Earl of Surrey,   b. 0___ 1065, East Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1138  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. William de Warenne, Knight, 3rd Earl of Surrey,   b. 0Jun 1118, East Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1148, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     2. Ada de Warenne,   b. ~ 1120, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1178, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     3. Gundred de Warenne,   b. 1120, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1170, Kendale, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F17117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Dec 1081 - Basse-Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Feb 1131 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lewes Priory, Southover, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: 1081
      Basse-Normandie, France
      Death: Feb. 17, 1131, France

      Countess of Leicester, Countess of Surrey

      Third daughter of Hugh Magnus and Adelaide of Vermandois, granddaughter of King Henry I of France and Anne of Kiev, Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois, and Adele of Valois. She was the heiress of the county of Vermandois and descendant of Charlemagne.

      Wife of Sir Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan, the son of Roger de Beaumont and Adeline of Meulan; Isabel became the Countess of Leicester. They married about 1096 and had three sons and at least five daughters:
      * Emma b 1101, probably died young
      * Waleran IV de Beaumont, Count of Meulan, twin
      * Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester, twin
      * Hugh de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Bedford
      * Adeline, wife of Hugh Montfort & Richard de Granville
      * Aubree, wife of Hugh II of Ch„ateauneuf-en-Thimerais
      * Maud, wife of William Lovel
      * Isabel, mistress of King Henry I, wife of Gilbert de Clare and mother of Richard Strongbow & wife of Herv‚e de Montmorency

      Secondly, the wife of William de Warenne, son of William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey and his first wife Gundred; Isabel became the Countess of Surrey. They married in 1118 and had three sons and two daughters:
      * William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey
      Ralph de Warenne
      * Reginald de Warenne
      * Gundrada de Warenne, wife of Roger de Beaumont& William de Lancaster
      * Ada de Warenne, wife of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, mother King Malcolm IV and King William I 'the Lion'

      Sir Robert de Beaumont, described as being "the wisest man in his time between London and Jerusalem", and aged over fifty was determined to marry Isabel, aged about eleven. Bishop Ivo dismissed their request based on their being within a few degrees of kindred. Isabel's father was able to sway Bishop Ivo, and saw his daughter married by April of 1096 when he left on a crusade.

      In 1115, Isabel was either carried away or willingly abducted by William de Warrene, revealing they had been lovers for some time. They were unable to marry until the death of Sir Robert, which occurred in 1118.

      The Beaumont sons were on opposite sides of support for King Stephen and Queen Matilda, but were not enemies.

      Sources vary on her death, reported as 1131 to outliving William who died in 1138.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Hugues de France (1057 - 1102)

      Spouses:
      Robert de Beaumont (1049 - 1118)
      William II de Warenne (1065 - 1138)

      Children:
      Waleran de Beaumont (1104 - 1166)*
      Robert de Beaumont (1104 - 1168)*
      Reginald de Warenne (1113 - 1179)*
      William de Warenne (1118 - 1148)*
      Ada De Warenne De Huntingdon (1120 - 1178)*

      Sibling:
      Isabel Of Vermandois Beaumont de Warenne (1081 - 1131)
      Raoul I de Vermandois (1094 - 1152)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Lewes Priory
      Lewes
      Lewes District
      East Sussex, England

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  • Sources 
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    2. [S10788] "Isabel Of Vermandois Beaumont de Warenne" biography, accessed, downloaded & published on this website Sunday, April 3rd.

    3. [S12742] "William (Morville) de Morville", Profile, Pedigree & Registry, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Morville-7, abstracted by.

    4. [S10789] "Hugues de France" profile, accessed, downloaded & published on this website Sunday, April 3rd, 2017 by David A. Henness.

    5. [S9970] "William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A. Hen.

    6. [S11451] "Henry of Scotland", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_of_Scotland, retrieved, recorded & uploaded to the w.