Count Robert De Beaumont MEULAN, I
- Born: Abt 1040-1046, Pont Audemer, Eure, Normandy, France
- Married (1): Abt 1070
- Married (2): 1096, , , France
- Died: 5 Jun 1118, , Leicestershire, England
- Buried: Preaux, Normandy, France
Other names for Robert were BEAUMONT Seigneur, BRIONNE Seigneur, LEICESTER 1st Earl, MEULAN Count, PONT-AUDEMER Seigneur and VATTEVILLE Seigneur.
Ancestral File Number: 9FTX-N3. User ID: 151277592-624-882.
Count of MEULAN in French Vexin, 1st Earl of LEICESTER, Seigneur of BEAUMONT, PONT-AUDEMER, BRIONNE, and VATTEVILLE in Normandy.
Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p88: "392J Robert Meullant, Count of Meullant, (Parents not known, F of 402); fought under William `The Conqueror' at Hastings in 1066; was counsellor to King Henry I of England; died in 1108."
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch I, p54:
 "Already Norman families, who were to make so much of the history of the coming centuries, were rooted in the land. Montfort and Mortimer; Percy, Beauchamp, and Mowbray; Ferrers and Lacy; Beaumont, Mandeville, and Grantmesnil; Clare, Bigod, and Bohun; and many othersof equal or nearly equal name. All these were as yet of no higher than baronial rank, but if we could trust the chroniclers, we should be able to make out in addition a considerable list of earldoms which William had established by this date orsoon afterwards, in many parts of England, and in these were other great names..."
p113:  "...There is some evidence that, after the burial of William [II Rufus] further discussion took place among the barons who were present, as to whether they would support Henry or not, and that this was decided in his favour largely by the influence of Henry of Beaumont, Earl of Warwick, son of his father's [William I Conqueror] friend and counsellor, the Count of Meulan..."
p128:  "...His faithful friends, Robert, Count of Meulan, and his brother Henry, Earl of Warwick, were among the few whom he could trust. But his most important support he found, as his brother William had found it in similar circumstances,in the mass of the nation which would now be even more ready totake the side of the king against the Norman party."
p129:  "...Upon others the King [Henry I] took vengeance one at a time, on one pretext or another, and these included at least Robert of Lacy, Robert Malet, and Ivo of Grantmesnil. The possessions of Ivo in Leicestershire passed into the hands of the faithful Robert, Count of Meulan- faithful to Henry if not to the rebel who sought his help- and somewhat later became the foundation of the earldom of Leicester."
p141: "In March, 1105, Pope Paschal II, whose conduct throughout this controversy implies that he was not more anxious to drive matters to open warfare than was Henry, advanced so far as to proclaim the excommunication of the Count of Meulan and the other counsellors of the king, and also of those who had received investiture at his hand. This might look as if the pope were about to take up the case in earnest and would proceed shortly to excommunicate the king himself..."
p148:  "To us it seems clear that the king had yielded only what was a mere form, and that he had retained all the real substance of his former power, and probably this was also the judgment of the practical mind of Henry and of his chief adviser, the Count of Meulan..."
p166:  "...This was a year of misfortunes for [Henry I]...In the spring of this year Queen Matilda died, praised by the monastic chroniclersto the last for her good deeds. A month later Henry's wisest counsellor, Robert of Meulan, died also after a long life spent in the service of the Conqueror and of his sons..."
World Ancestral Chart No. 17450 Ancestors of Wayne G Thorpe and Olive Loraine Slade: Charlemagne Descendant SEIGNEUR OF BEAUMONT, PONT-AUDEMER, BRIONNE, AND VATTEVILLE IN NORMANDY, COUNT OF MEULEN IN FRENCH VEXIN, EARL OF LEICESTER. SON OF ROGER DE BEAUMONT.
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 9FTX-N3 Robert De BEAUMONT [Count of MEULAN].
Robert married Emma De BRETEUIL about 1070.
Robert also married Countess Isabel De Vermandois SURREY, daughter of Count Hugh Capet De Crepi VERMANDOIS and Countess Adelle De VERMANDOIS, in 1096 in , , France. The marriage ended in divorce. (Countess Isabel De Vermandois SURREY was born about 1081-1085 in Valois, Bretagne, France, christened in 1131, died on 13 Feb 1131 in , , England and was buried in Lewes, Sussex, England.)