Henry de Beaumont Earl of Warwick
- Born: Abt 1046, Normandy
- Marriage: Marguerite de Perche 141
- Died: 20 Jun 1123, Normandy about age 77 141
- Buried: 1123, Abbey of Préux, Nomandy 141
Another name for Henry was Henry de Newburgh Earl of Warwick.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
Henry de Beaumont was younger son of Roger de Beaumont, seigneur of Beaumont, Pontaudemer, Brionne and Vatteville (in Normandy), by Adeline, sister and in her issue heir (of the whole blood) of Hugh, Count of Meulan, daughter of Waleran, Count of Meulan (in the Kingdom of France). He was very likely born about 1048. According to Orderic, when the Conqueror built Warwick Castle in 1068, he made Henry constable thereof; but in view of Henry's youth, it is likely that the historian is antedating a much later appointment. Henry attests a royal charter at Le Mans in 1073. In 1077 he was with the King at Caen; and in 1079 he was one of the nobles at Rouen who tried to reconcile the King and his eldest son. He was with William in Normandy in 1080 and 1082; and he was again in Normandy in 1086. Almost at the end of the reign he was with the King at Westminster. In 1088 he supported William Rufus against the rebels, and he was created, in 1088 (July-December), EARL OF WARWICK. To support the Earldom the King gave him the lands of an English thegn, Turchil of Arden, who had still held large estates in 1086. Probably by a family arrangement, he also obtained lands in co. Warwick which had been held in 1086 by his elder brother Robert, Count of Meulan. Probably in 1088 he witnessed, as Earl, a charter of Robert, Duke of Normandy. During the remainder of the reign he does not seem to have taken any active part in public affairs. On his father's death about 1094 he succeeded to the Norman Barony of Annebecq, which at a later date comprised 22¾ knights' fees, for which the service of 2½ knights' fees was due.
Henry was probably in the royal hunting party when William Rufus was killed in the New Forest, 2 August 1100; for next day, when the nobles met at Winchester to choose the King's successor, he was present and took a leading part in the election of Henry I. Immediately after the Coronation at Westminster (5 August), Henry, Earl of Warwick, witnessed Henry's charter of liberties. In June 1101, when Robert, Duke of Normandy, prepared to invade England, Henry, Earl of Warwick and his brother Robert were among the King's few supporters in Normandy. He remained loyal to Henry I for the rest of his life and often attested royal charters. Between 1100 and 1116 Henry I granted him the peninsula of Gower, Glamorgan. He founded a priory of Austin canons, at Warwick and was a benefactor of St. Mary's Church there and of the Abbeys of Préaux and St. Taurin, Evreux.
Henry, Earl of Warwick married Margaret, daughter of Geoffrey, Count of Perche, by Beatrice, daughter of Hilduin, Count of Montdidier and Roucy. Henry died (probably 20 June) 1119 and was buried at Préaux. His widow, Margaret, who enjoyed a high reputation for piety and virtue, in 1125 witnessed the foundation charter of the Hermitage of Notre-Dame-du-Désert by Robert, Earl of Leicester. She was a benefactor of Kenilworth Priory and the Knights Templars, and consented to a gift by her son Robert to the Abbey of Le Bec. She was living in 1156.
~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XIIB, (Warwick), pp.357-360
Henry married Marguerite de Perche, daughter of Geoffroi Seigneur de Mortaigne Comté de Perche and Béatrix de Rameru.141 (Marguerite de Perche was born in Normandy and died After 11536 in Normandy 141.)