Count Waleran De Beaumont MEULAN
- Born: 1104, Meulan, Ile De France, France
- Christened: , , England
- Married (1): 1136, , , England
- Married (2): Abt Nov 1141, , Normandy, France
- Died: 10 Apr 1166, Abbey, Preaux, Normandy, France
- Buried: Abbey, Preaux, Normandy, France
Other names for Waleran were MEULAN Count and WORCESTER Earl.
Ancestral File Number: V9T7-17. User ID: 75638796.
Earl of WORCESTER, Count of MEULAN.
Brother of Robert De Beaumont LEICESTER Earl (AFN:8HRJ-6W), Uncle of Amice LEICESTER Countess and heiress.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch VIII p173:
"...Early in 1123, Henry sent over troops to Normandy, and in June of that year hecrossed himself, to be on the spot if the revolt and war which were threatening should break out. In September the discontented barons agreed together to take arms. It is of interest that among these was Waleran of Meulan, the son of the king's faithful counsellor, Count Robert. Waleran had inherited his father's Norman possessions while his brother Robert had become Earl of Leicester in England...
"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 cityof Evreux, filled the remainder of the year 1123, 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..."
p210: "...About the middle of Lent, 1137, Stephen crossed to Normandy, and remained there til Christmas of the same year. Normandy had accepted him the year before, as soon as it know the decision of England, but there had been no generally recognized authority to represent the sovereign, and some parts of the ducy had suffered severely from private war. In the south-east, the house of Beaumont, Waleran of Meulan and Robert of Leicester, were carrying on a fierce conflict with Roger of Tosny..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 FSLC-Q8, Ver 4.13 V9T7-17.
Waleran married Countess Maud England WORCESTER in 1136 in , , England.
Waleran also married Countess Elizabeth De Montfort MEULAN, daughter of Count Amaury De Montfort EVREUX, II and Richilde De HAINAULT, about Nov 1141 in , Normandy, France. (Countess Elizabeth De Montfort MEULAN was born about 1104-1124 in Montfort, Eure, France and died on 15 Dec 1187.)