Count Amaury De Montfort EVREUX, II 1
- Born: Abt 1070, Montfort Amaury, Ile DE France, France
- Married (1): Bef 1104
- Married (2): 1120, Garlende, , France
- Died: 1137
Another name for Amaury was EVREUX Count.
Ancestral File Number: 8XQ3-G9. User ID: 151277594.
Count of EVREUX.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, p166:
"...In 1118 the revolt of the Norman barons, headed by Amaury of Montfort, who now claimed the county of Evreux, assumed proportions which occasioned the king many difficulties...The close of the year saw no turn of the tide in favour of Henry. Evreux was captured in October by Amaury of Montfort..."
p172:  "About thesame time, Henry's old enemy, Amaury of Montfort, disliking the strictness of Henry's rule and the frequency of his demands for money, began to work among the barons of Normandy and with his nephew, the Count of Anjou, in favour of William Clito. It was already clear that Henry's hope of another heir was likely to be disappointed, and Normandy would naturally be more easily attracted to the son of Robert than England. The first step was one which did not violate any engagement withHenry, but which was nevertheless, a decided recognition of the claims of his nephew, and an open attack on his plans. Fulk gave his second daughter, Sibyl, in marriage to William Clito, and with her the county of Maine, which had been a part of Matilda's dower on her marriage with Henry's son William. Under the circumstances, this was equivalent to an announcement that he expected William Clito to be the Duke of Normandy..."
p173: "The contest which followed between the king and his revolted barons is hardly to be dignified with the name of war. The forced surrender of a few strongholds, the long siege of seven weeks, long for those days, of Waleran of Meulan's castle, of Pont Audemer and its capture, and the occupation of Amaury of Montfort's city of Evreux, filled the reaninder of the year 1123m and in March of 1124 the battle of Bourgtheroulde, in which Ralph, Earl of Chester, defeated Amaury and Waleran and captured a large number of prisoners, virtually ended the conflict..."
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 become Earl of Leicester through marriage with Amicia de Beaumont..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XQ8-SP Simon De MONTFORT [?II] ?Father of Simon II MONTFORT, Son of Amaury De MONTFORT [?II] (AFN:8XQ3-G9), Grandson of Simon I MONTFORT (AFN:9HMR-DJ) and Great Grandson of Amaury De MONTFORT [?I] (AFN:9HMR-GV).
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Amaury married Richilde De HAINAULT, daughter of Count Baldwin HAINAULT, II and Alix De LOUVAIN, before 1104. (Richilde De HAINAULT was born about 1093-1095 in , Hainault, Belgium and died after 1118.)
Amaury also married Agnes De GARLENDE, daughter of Anselm De GARLENDE and De MONTLHERY, in 1120 in Garlende, , France. (Agnes De GARLENDE was born about 1095 in Garlende, , France and died in 1181.)