Henry de NEWBURGH, 1st Earl of Warwick*

Male Abt 1045 - 1123

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  • Name  Henry de NEWBURGH, 1st Earl of Warwick*  [1
    Suffix  1st Earl of Warwick* 
    Born  Abt 1045 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  20 Jun 1123  Pont-Audemer, Eure, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I6818  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  Count Roger DE BEAUMONT,   b. 1022,   d. 1094 
    Mother  Adeliza DE MEULENT,   b. Abt 1014,   d. 1081 
    Family ID  F26134  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Henry de Newburgh (so called from the castle of that name in Normandy)was the first who bore the title of Earl of Warwick, after the Norman Conquest. He was born in 1046, a younger son of Roger de Bellomont, Earl of Mellent. When this person obained the earldom is not exactly ascertained, but Sir William Dugdale presumes the period to be towards the close of the Conqueror's reign, "for then," he says, "King William having begirt Warwick with a mighty ditch, for the precinct of its walls, and erected the gates at his own charge, did promote this Henry to the earldom, and annexed thereto the royalty of the borough, which at that time belonged to the crown." But, though Henry de Newburgh was made Earl of Warwick by the first Norman sovereign, he was not invested with all the lands attached to the earldom until the ensuing reign, as we find William Rufus, soon after his accession to the throne, conferring upon him the whole inheritance of Turchil de Warwick, a Saxon, who, at the coming of Duke William, had the reputation of earl. The name of this Henry appears as a witness to the charter of King Henry I., whereby that prince confirmed the laws of Edward the Confessor, and granted many other immunities to the clergy and laity. He married Margaret of Moreton (Perche), daughter of Geoffrey, Count de Moreton (Perche), and sister of Rotrode, Earl of Perche, and they had two daughters and five sons.

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    1. [S18795]

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