Earl Simon De Montfort LEICESTER, III 1
- Born: Abt 1153, Montfort Amaury, Ile DE France, France
- Married: Abt 1169-1172, , Leicestershire, England
- Died: Bef Jan 1188
- Buried: Haute-Bruyere, , France
Other names for Simon were MONTFORT Seigneur and LEICESTER Earl.
Ancestral File Number: V9S2-WW.
Seigneur of MONTFORT, Earl of LEICESTER.
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Doubleday & Co
p186: "Simon de Montfort was a Norman. The family name was derived from a small castle called Montfort l' Amauri in the lower corner of the duchy, but the importance of his ancestors was far greater than this might suggest. They traced descent back to Charles the Bald, and one of the warrior counts [Simon I MONTFORT] (all the Montforts were great fighting men) had married an heiress of Evreux with wide possessions as well as illustrious connections...
"The Montforts were one of the families which were squeezed when the French took Normandy away from England in John's reign. They had fought at Hastings, and one of them called Simon III in family annals, had becomeEarl of Leicester through marriage with Amicia de Beaumont..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8Q7Z-J8 Simon ?Seigaeur< Seigneur of Montfort & DEMONTFORT Mar Abt 1172 Ver 4.13 V9S2-WW Simon De MONTFORT [Seigneur de Montfort] Mar Abt 1169 Leicestershire.
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Ancestral File v4.19.
Simon married Countess Amicia De Beaumont LEICESTER, daughter of Earl Robert Harcourt LEICESTER, III and Petronilla Pernel GRENTMESNIL, about 1169-1172 in , Leicestershire, England. (Countess Amicia De Beaumont LEICESTER was born about 1152 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England.)