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About Isabelle de Beaumont-le-Roger, dame de Meulan
Isabelle de Meulan, Dame de Mayenne, Dame de Craon (born c.1148- 10 May 1220) was a French noblewoman, being the daughter of Waleran de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Worcester, Count of Meulan. Isabelle married twice; firstly to Geoffroy, Seigneur de Mayenne, and secondly to Maurice II, Sire de Craon. Her eldest son Juhel III de Mayenne was a celebrated Crusader.
2 Marriages and issue
Isabelle was born in about 1148, the eldest daughter of Waleran de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Worcester, Count of Meulan, and Agnès de Montfort, Dame de Gournay-sur-Marne. She had six brothers and two younger sisters. Her father was a powerful Norman magnate with much wealth and political influence. Her paternal grandparents were Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester and Elisabeth de Vermandois, and her maternal grandparents were Amaury III de Montfort, Count of Evreux, and Agnès de Garlande, daughter of Anseau de Garlande, Count of Rochefort, and Beatrice de Montlhery.
 Marriages and issue
In 1161 Isabelle married her first husband. He was Geoffroy, Seigneur de Mayenne whose first wife Constance of Brittany had died in 1148, leaving him with one daughter, Mathilde. Together Geoffroy and Isabelle had two children:
Clémence de Mayenne (died before 1209), married Robert de Sablé, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, by whom she had three children including Marguerite de Sablé, Dame de Sablé.
Juhel III, Seigneur de Mayenne (1168- 12 April 1220), married Gervaise de Vitré, by whom he had three children. A celebrated Crusader, he was killed in battle in 1220 at the age of fifty-two.
Geoffroy died in 1169. Isabelle, aged about twenty-two, married secondly in 1170 Maurice II, Sire de Craon, the son of Hughes I, Sire de Craon. Together they had seven children:
Avoise de Craon (died 1230)
Maurice III, Sire de Craon (died after 1224), married and fathered two sons.
Pierre de Craon (died before 1206)
Philippe de Craon (died young)
Amaury I, Sire de Craon (1175- 1226), married Jeanne des Roches, the daughter of his half-niece, Marguerite de Sablé, by whom he had three children including Isabelle de Craon. This meant that Isabelle de Meulan's daughter-in-law was also her great-granddaughter.
Constance de Craon, a nun at the Abbey of Clarei
Agnes de Craon
Isabelle was appointed guardian of Maurice's lands and their children when he left for Jerusalem on Crusade. The Gesta Guillelm Majoris Andegavensis Episcopi names Isabelle among those present at the burial of the Bishop Guillaume on an unknown date during the reign of King Philip II of France.
Her husband died 12 July 1196. Isabelle herself died on 10 May 1220 at the age of about seventy-two years. Her death occurred just a month after the death in battle of her eldest son, Juhel. She was buried in Savigny.
[show]v • d • eAncestors of Isabelle de Meulan
Humphrey de Vielles
Roger de Beaumont
Albreda de la Haye Auberie
Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester
Waleran III, Count of Meulan
Adeline of Meulan
Oda de Conteville
Waleran de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Worcester, Count of Meulan
Henry I of France
Hugh of Vermandois
Anna of Kiev
Elizabeth of Vermandois
Herbert IV of Vermandois
Adele of Vixen
Adele of Valois
Isabelle de Meulan
Amaury de Montfort
Simon I de Montfort
Bertrade de Gometz
Amaury III of Montfort, Count of Evreux
Richard, Count d'Evreux
Adelaide of Barcelona
Agnès de Montfort, Dame de Gournay-sur-Marne
Guillaume I de Garlande, Seigneur de Garlande-en-Brie
Anseau I de Garlande, Count of Rochefort
Agnès de Garlande
Guy II, Sire de Montlhery
Beatrice de Montlhery
Elizabeth de Corbeil
1.^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Norman Nobility
2.^ Cawley, Medieval Lands, Norman Nobility
3.^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Anjou
4.^ a b Cawley, Medieval Lands, Anjou
Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Norman Nobility
Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Anjou
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Categories: 1148 births | 1220 deaths | French nobility | Medieval women | French Suo jure nobility
Isabelle de Beaumont-le-Roger, dame de Meulan's Timeline
Yvelines, Ile-de-France, Meulan, France
Ile De France,,,France
Craon, Mayenne, Pas de la Loire, France
May 10, 1220
Pays Se La Loire, Normandy, Mayenne, France