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Constance Mathilde fitzRoy (Viscountess de Beaumont et Maine), Princess of England

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Birthplace: Selby, Yorkshire, , England
Death: Died in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry I "Beauclerc", King of England and concubines #7 - #12 Mistresses of Henry I King of England
Wife of Rescelin II / Raoul V de Beaumont, Vicomte de Beaumont-le-Maine
Mother of William de Beaumont; Ralph Bishop of Angiers; Richard I de Beaumont, Viscount and odeline de beaumont de sainte suzanne
Sister of Maud, Duchess of Bretagne; Alix fitzRoy and Gilbert FitzRoy
Half sister of Filip VI Av Valoise; Constance La Zouche; Euphemia (name & sex unconfirmed) Child of Henry I & Mathilda; Empress Matilda; Guillaume Adelin de Normandie, Duke of Normandy and 19 others

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About Constance Mathilde fitzRoy, Vicountess de Maine

Constance [Mathilde]


ROSCELIN de Beaumont (-[1176]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   He succeeded his father as Vicomte de Beaumont.  "Roscelinus vicecomes Bellimontis…cum Radulpho fratre suo" donated revenue from a mill to the abbey of Saint-Aubin d´Angers, for "filiis suis Richardo et Guillelmo", by charter dated 1156[643].  "Rosselinus vicecomes Cenomannus…et Richardus filius eius" donated property to Cluny, with the support of "Constantia vicecomitissa", by charter dated 1173[644]. 

m CONSTANCE [Mathilde], illegitimate daughter of HENRY I King of England & his mistress ---. Robert of Torigny names "Mathildem filiam notham primi Henrici regis Anglorum" as wife of "Roscelini vicecomitis Cenomannensis"[645]. Orderic Vitalis records the marriage of Roscelin Vicomte du Mans and Constance illegitimate daughter of King Henry I[646]. "Rosselinus vicecomes Cenomannus…et Richardus filius eius" donated property to Cluny, with the support of "Constantia vicecomitissa", by charter dated 1173[647].

Roscelin & his wife had four children:

a) RICHARD [I] de Beaumont (-after 1199, bur Etival). Robert of Torigny names "Ricardum…et Guillermum" as children of "Roscelini vicecomitis Cenomannensis" & his wife[648]. "Roscelinus vicecomes Bellimontis…cum Radulpho fratre suo" donated revenue from a mill to the abbey of Saint-Aubin d´Angers, for "filiis suis Richardo et Guillelmo", by charter dated 1156[649]. "Roscelinus vicecomes Cenomannis et Sancte Suzanne" donated "basilicam de Ponto Novo…supra Sartam" to Cluny by charter dated [1161/72] which names "Ricardus filius eius"[650]. He succeeded his father as Vicomte de Beaumont. "Ricardus vicecomes Sancte Susanne" granted rights to the hospice of Raillon, with the consent of "Lucie uxoris mee et Radulfi filii mei", by charter dated to [1165/77][651]. m (before 1177) LUCIE de Laigle, daughter of RICHER [II] Seigneur de Laigle & his wife Edelina --- (-1 Apr after 1217). "Ricardus vicecomes Sancte Susanne" granted rights to the hospice of Raillon, with the consent of "Lucie uxoris mee et Radulfi filii mei", by charter dated to [1165/77][652]. The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. "Radulfus vicecomes Sancte Suzanne" donated the chapel of Raillon to the abbey of Angers Saint-Aubin, for the soul of "patris mei Richardi", with the consent of "matre mea Lucia vicecomitissa", by charter dated to [1200][653]. "Lucia vicecomitissa Sancte Suzanne" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe for the soul of "domini R viri mei" with the consent of "R vicecomitis Belli Montis filii sui" by charter dated 1208[654]. The necrology of Notre-Dame-de-Beauport records the death "Kal Apr" of "matris prime uxoris comitis Alani fundatoris nostri" [Alain [I] d´Avaugour, husband of Lucie´s daughter Petronille, see below][655]. Richard [I] & his wife had seven children: i) RAOUL [VII] de Beaumont (-13 Apr [1238/39]). "Ricardus vicecomes Sancte Susanne" granted rights to the hospice of Raillon, with the consent of "Lucie uxoris mee et Radulfi filii mei", by charter dated to [1165/77][656]. Vicomte de Beaumont et de Sainte-Suzanne. "Radulfus vicecomes Sancte Suzanne" granted rights to the hospice of Raillon by charter dated to [1200][657]. "Radulfus vicecomes Sancte Suzanne" donated the chapel of Raillon to the abbey of Angers Saint-Aubin, for the soul of "patris mei Richardi", with the consent of "matre mea Lucia vicecomitissa", by charter dated to [1200][658]. "Lucia vicecomitissa Sancte Suzanne" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe for the soul of "domini R viri mei" with the consent of "R vicecomitis Belli Montis filii sui" by charter dated 1208[659]. The necrology of Angers Cathedral records the death "Id Apr" of "Radulphus vicecomes de Bellomonte frater Guillelmi…episcopi Andegavensis"[660]. m (before 1212) AGNES, daughter of --- (-30 Aug before 1218, bur Etival). The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. Raoul [VII] & his wife had four children: (a) RAOUL de Beaumont (-young). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. (b) RICHARD [II] de Beaumont (-17 Sep 1242). “Ricardus, Radulfi vicecomitis Sancte Susanne primogenitus" swore homage for "castella de Ambazia et de Monterichardi…de Fresneio, de Bellomonte et de Sancta Susanna, salva vita patris mei", and refers to "omnes illos, qui mihi debent hominagia de escheeta que mihi accidit ex parte uxoris mee, de terra Ambazie et Montistrichardi", by charter dated [11/30] Apr 1221[661]. Seigneur de Chaumont et de Montrichard 1222. Sire d'Amboise 1228. Vicomte de Beaumont. "Ricardus de Bellomonte et Matildis uxor eius" confirmed the donation by "matris et domine Isabelle…comitisse Carnotensis" to the abbey of Lieu-Notre-Dame-lès-Romorantin by charter dated 1232[662]. Vicomte de Sainte-Suzanne 1235. m (before [11/30] Apr 1221) MATHILDE d'Amboise Dame d'Amboise et de Montrichard, daughter of SULPICE [IV] Sire d'Amboise & his wife Isabelle de Blois Ctss de Chartresd (-12 May 1256). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. "Ricardus de Bellomonte et Matildis uxor eius" confirmed the donation by "matris et domine Isabelle…comitisse Carnotensis" to the abbey of Lieu-Notre-Dame-lès-Romorantin by charter dated 1232[663]. Ctss de Chartres 1250. She married secondly as his second wife, Jean de Nesle Comte de Soissons, who succeeded as Comte de Chartres, Sire d'Amboise. (c) GUILLAUME de Beaumont (-[1241/42]). "Guillelmus de Bello Monte miles" confirmed the donation by "Rodulphus vicecomes Belli Montis pater meus" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre-de-la-Cour du Mans by charter dated to 12 Aug 1237[664]. (d) AGNES de Beaumont (-28 Nov after 1304, bur Etival). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. Heiress of Beaumont. Pope Nicholas IV granted dispensation for the continued marriage of “John [error for Louis?] de Beaumund layman and Agnes his wife, who intermarried in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred and have sons” and declared “their past and future offspring legitimate”, dated 26 Apr 1287[665]. m (12 Feb 1253) LOUIS de Brienne dit d'Acre, son of JEAN de Brienne King of Jerusalem & his third wife Infanta doña Berenguela de Castilla y León (-after 1 Sep 1297). He succeeded as Vicomte de Beaumont, de iure uxoris. ii) GUILLAUME de Beaumont (-2 Sep 1240). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. Bishop of Angers 1202. iii) RICHARD de Beaumont (-before 1202, bur Marmoutier). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. iv) GEOFFROY de Beaumont . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. v) CONSTANCE de Beaumont (-2 Oct 1236 or after). “Rogerus de Tony” donated property to Flamstead Abbey, Hertfordshire, for the souls of “…uxoris meæ Constantiæ”, by undated charter[666]. King John confirmed the grant of "Aielrichescote…in Devonia in parochia de Sustauton", made by King Henry I to "Constancie filie sue et avie…predicte Constancie in liberum maritagium", to "Constancie de Toen filie Ric vic de Bellomonte consanguinee nostre" by charter dated 22 Sep 1199[667]. The Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John dated 1212 which records that "Constancia de Touny" held "manerium de Suthtaut" in Devon, which King Henry I had granted to "Roscelino de Bello Monte in maritagium cum Constancia filia sua", adding that later "Ricardus de Bello Monte filius Roscelini" had granted the manor to "Rogero de Tony in maritagium cum Constancia filia sua"[668]. The necrology of Angers Cathedral records the death "VI Non Oct" of "Constantia de Togné soror Guillelmi de Bellomonte episcopi nostri et mater Richardi de Togné thesaurarius nostri"[669]. m (before 22 Sep 1199) ROGER [IV] Seigneur de Tosny, son of RAOUL [V] Seigneur de Tosny & his wife Marguerite de Beaumont of Leicester (-after 29 Dec 1208). vi) ERMENGARDE de Beaumont (-11 Feb 1233, bur Balmerino Abbey, Fife). Benedict of Peterborough records that "Ricardus vicecomes de Bellomonte et uxor sua…filiam" brought their daughter to be married to "Willelmo regis Scotiæ" at "Wdestoke Non Sep…1186"[670]. The Chronicle of Melrose records the marriage in 1186 of "William king of the Scots" and "a relation of Henry king of England…Ermengarda…daughter of the count of Beaumont who was the son of the daughter of the elder son of William the Bastard"[671]. The Chronicle of John of Fordun (Continuator - Annals) records the death of "Queen Ermengarde" in 1233 and her burial at "the abbey of St Edward of Balmurinath"[672]. The Extracta ex Cronicis Scocie records the death "III Id Feb", 47 years after her marriage, of "Edmergerda regina Scocia" and her burial "apud Balmurynot" which she had founded[673]. m (Woodstock Palace, Oxford 5 Sep 1186) WILLIAM "the Lion" King of Scotland, son of HENRY of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon and Northumberland & his wife Ada de Warenne (1143-Stirling 4 Dec 1214, bur Arbroath Abbey). vii) PETRONILLE de Beaumont (-19 Aug [1203]). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. "Alanus Henrici comitis filius" founded the abbey of Saint-Rion, with the consent of "P. uxoris mee, Ste. et Con. fratrum meorum", by charter dated to [1184/86][674]. A charter dated Jul 1219 records donations to Beauport abbey made by "Alanus Henrici comitis filius" dated “anno quo rex Ricardus promotus fuit in regem” [1189] witnessed by “...domina Petronilla uxor domini Alani, Aliena sponsa domini Conani”[675]. "Alanus, dominus de Goellou, Henrici comitis filius" founded the abbey of Notre-Dame-de-Beauport, for the souls of "Henrici comitis patris mei et Mathildis matris mee…", with the consent of "P. uxoris mee et Stephani et Conani fratrum meorum", by charter dated 1202[676]. The necrology of Notre-Dame-de-Beauport records the death "XIV Kal Aug" of "Petronille comitisse; Merhaute prime uxoris fundatoris nostri"[677]. m (before 1186) ALAIN [I] d'Avaugour Comte de Tréguier et de Penthièvre, son of HENRI de Bretagne Comte de Tréguier & his wife Mathilde de Vendôme (-29 Dec 1212).

b) GUILLAUME de Beaumont . Robert of Torigny names "Ricardum…et Guillermum" as children of "Roscelini vicecomitis Cenomannensis" & his wife[678]. "Roscelinus vicecomes Bellimontis…cum Radulpho fratre suo" donated revenue from a mill to the abbey of Saint-Aubin d´Angers, for "filiis suis Richardo et Guillelmo", by charter dated 1156[679]. m --- de Rieux, daughter and heiress of ROLAND de Rieux & his wife ---. Robert of Torigny names "Ricardum…et Guillermum" as children of "Roscelini vicecomitis Cenomannensis" & his wife, stating that Henry II King of England arranged the marriage of Guillaume and "in Brittania filiam Rolandi de Reus cum terra ipsius"[680].

c) RAOUL de Beaumont (-13 Mar 1197). Robert of Torigny records that "Radulfus frater vicecomitis de Bello Monte cognatus germanus Henrici regis Anglorum" was elected Bishop of Angers in 1179[681]. Bishop of Angers 1177. The necrology of Angers Cathedral records the death "III Id Mar" of "Radulphus de Bellomonte…Andegavensis episcopus"[682].

d) CONSTANCE de Beaumont . The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 1194.

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We are not sure who the mother of Constance [ b. 1112] is.

According to some her mother was

a] Sybilla Corbet [1075-1157]

b] Isabel Elizabeth de Beaumont [1097-1147]

"Associates" and Illegitimate Children of King Henry (I) Beauclerc of England. 

from Geoffrey H. White: The Complete Peerage, Appendix D, Volume XI, 1949

(King Henry certainly liked the ladies!)

associated with Sybilla Corbet:

Sybilla, born circa 1092

Rainald de Dunstanville, Earl of Cornwall, born about 1112

William, born before 1105

Gundred

Rohese

name of mother unknown:

Robert de Caen, (see below)

Constance

Matilda (Maud)

Gilbert, born about 1130

William de Tracy

Eustacie

Alice (Aline)

a daughter

Joan (Elizabeth)

Emma

another daughter

Sybillia of Falaise

Maud, Abbess of Montivilliers

associated with Nest, Princess of Deheubarth:

Henry fitzHenry, born about 1103

associated with Ansfride:

Richard of Lincoln, born before 1101

Fulk, a monk at Abingdon, born before 1100

Juliane, who married Eustance de Pacy and later became a nun at Fontevrault.

associated with Edith Sigulfson:

Robert FitzEdith, Baron of Okenhampton

associated with Edith:

Maud, Countess of Perche (1090 - 1120)

associated with Isabel (Elizabeth) de Beaumont:

Isabel, born about 1120

And there may have been more "associates" along with additional children . . .

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Richard de Beaumont, Vicomte de Beaumont-le-Maine1

M, #104710

Last Edited=4 Dec 2005

    Richard de Beaumont, Vicomte de Beaumont-le-Maine is the son of Hubert de Beaumont, Vicomte de Beaumont-le-Maine. He married Constance (?), daughter of Henry I 'Beauclerc', King of England, circa 1095. He died circa 1110.
    Richard de Beaumont, Vicomte de Beaumont-le-Maine was also known as Raoul IV. He was also known as Roscelin de Beaumont.1 He gained the title of Viscount de Beaumont in 1194. He gained the title of Vicomte de Beaumont-le-Maine.1

Children of Richard de Beaumont, Vicomte de Beaumont-le-Maine and Constance (?)

Raoul VI de Beaumont, Vicomte de Beaumont-le-Maine+2

Ermengarde de Beaumont+2 b. c 1160, d. 11 Feb 1233/34

Citations

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 49. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

[S106] Royal Genealogies Website (ROYAL92.GED), online ftp://ftp.cac.psu.edu/genealogy/public_html/royal/index.html. Hereinafter cited as Royal Genealogies Website.

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Constance Mathilde fitzRoy, Vicountess de Maine's Timeline

1098
1098
Selby, Yorkshire, , England
1124
1124
Age 26
France
1132
1132
Age 34
Beaumont-le-Vicomte, Maine, France
1135
1135
Age 37
Beaumont-Le-Vicomte, Maine, Normandy, France
1150
1150
Age 52
1173
1173
Age 75
Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
1200
1200
Age 75
of, England
1954
March 24, 1954
Age 75
March 24, 1954
Age 75
March 24, 1954
Age 75