Earl Robert Harcourt LEICESTER, III 1
- Born: Abt 1121, Beaumont, Normandy, France
- Christened: Abt 1130, Leicester, Leicestershire, England
- Married: Abt 1155-1159
- Died: 31 Aug 1190, Duras, Durazzo, West Albania, Greece
Other names for Robert were "Blanchmains", De BEAUMONT and LEICESTER Earl.
Ancestral File Number: 9Q8B-16. User ID: 37819406.
"Blanchmains", Earl of LEICESTER.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch XIV, p308:
 "...Henry had on his side also a goodly list of English earls: the illegitimate members of his house, Hamelin of Surrey, Reginald of Cornwall, and William of Gloucester; the earls of Arundel, Pembroke, Salisbury, Hertford, and Northampton; the son of the traitor of his mother's time, William de Mandeville, Earl of Essex; and William of Beaumont, Earl of Warwick, whose cousins of Leicester and Meulan were of the young king's party. The new men of his grandfather's making were also with him and the mass of the middle class."
Ch XIX, p393:  "...On the part of a considerable number of the barons- the names that are recorded are those of old historic families, Beaumont, Ferrers, Mowbray, De Lacy, the Earls of Clare and Chester- there was found to be opposition to taking the oath of fealty on the ground of injustice committed by the administration..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.13 9Q8B-16 Robert "Blanchmains" HARCOURT [EARL OF LEICESTER] Born Abt 1121 Beaumont France Mar Abt 1155 Died 31 Aug 1190 Durazzo Provence West Albania, v4.19.
Robert married Petronilla Pernel GRENTMESNIL, daughter of Baron Hugh De Grentmesnil HINCKLEY, II and Baroness Hinckley Hugh II, about 1155-1159. (Petronilla Pernel GRENTMESNIL was born about 1134 in , Leicestershire, England, died on 1 Apr 1212 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England and was buried in Abbey, Leicester, Leicestershire, England.)