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Robert of Caen, Earl of Gloucester*[1]

Male 1090 - 1147  (57 years)


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  • Name Robert of Caen 
    Suffix Earl of Gloucester* 
    Born 1090  Caen, Calvados, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1147  Bristol, England (Earl of Gloucester) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1147  St. James Cathedral, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Merged General Note:
          Oldest of Henry's "natural" children.  Robert might have had a strong claim to throne of England except for the "bar sinister" in his heritage. He gave support to his half-sister Matilda in her claim for the throne. Robert married the daughter of the Earl of Chester, and received by marriage large possessions in Normandy, Wales, and England.  He quarreled with his cousin, King Stephen, who confiscated his lands in Wales and England (1137).  Robert joined his half sister, Matilda, Empress of Germany, in invasion of England (1139), and for eight years contended for the royal title; with aid of his son-in-law, Earl of Chester, captured Stephen (1141); Robert was then captured at Stockbridge and exchanged for Stephen; he defeated Stephen at Wilton, but failed to sustain advantage. He died 1147 at Bristol.
    Person ID I20316  mykindred
    Last Modified Feb 6, 2003 

    Father Henry Beauclerk, **,   b. 1068, Normandy (aka King Henry Ist of England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 01, 1135, Gisors, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Mistress VI of Henry of England, *,   b. Abt 1070, Normandy ? France ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.  
    Married 1090  (had natural son) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7434  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Maud Fitz Hamond, *,   b. Abt 1095, Caen, Calvados, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Caen, France - wife of Robert de Caen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1119  France ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William Fitz Robert,   b. Abt 1120, England (of Glamorgan and Cardiff, Wales) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England ? 2nd Earl of Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Maud de Caen, *,   b. Abt 1120, Caen (France) - dtr of Robert Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1189  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Family ID F7401  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Dtr. of Ranulf of Chester,   b. Abt 1090, France ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1120, France ? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married Abt 1108  France ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7483  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S580] Gedcom - Rein-Shwayder, Carol.



  
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