Robert "The Strong" d'Harcourt, de Cailleville, de Beauficel et de Boissey-le-Châtel

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Robert "The Strong" d'Harcourt, de Cailleville, de Beauficel et de Boissey-le-Châtel

Also Known As: "The Strong", "de Harcourt", "of Harcourt"
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Birthplace: Harcourt, Normandy, France
Death: Died in England
Immediate Family:

Son of Anquetil, Seigneur d'Harcourt and Ève de Boissey, dame de Boissey-le-Châtel
Husband of Colette d'Argouges
Father of Sir William de Harcourt; Richard d'Harcourt, Seigneur de Renneville; Philippe d'Harcourt; Henry d'Harcourt, Seigneur de Boissey-le-Châtel; Baudoin (Baldwin) d'Harcourt, Seigneur de Cailleville and 5 others
Brother of Errand (Anguerrand) de Harcourt; Jean (John) de Harcourt; Arnold de Harcourt; Gervais de Harcourt; Ives de Harcourt and 3 others

Occupation: Lord of Harcourt, Sieur, d'Harcourt
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About Robert "The Strong" d'Harcourt, de Cailleville, de Beauficel et de Boissey-le-Châtel

He built the castle of Harcourt in Normandy in 1100. -------------------- Anchetil was the first to assume the name of Harcourt from the bourg of Harcourt, near Brionne, and married Eve de Boessey-le-Chapel, by whom he had seven sons and one daughter. The eldest was Errand, who predeceased his father, and was succeeded by Robert as head of the house. Jean, Arnoul, Gervais, Yves, and Renauld were the other sons. Errand de Harcourt commanded the archers of Val de Ruel at the battle of Hastings, but returned to Normandy in 1078 and probably died soon after. His younger brother, Robert, who accompanied him to the conquest, was the ancestor of this distinguished family."

Robert I. de Harcourt le Fort, living in 1100, married Colette de Argouges. He built the castle of Harcourt in Normandy in 1100.

Although the lords of Harcourt trace their origins to the year 1000, it is only in the second half of the 12th century that the existence of a castle can be proven from historical texts. Robert II d'Harcourt was a companion in the crusade of Richard Lionheart; the first stone castle was certainly built by him. Harcourts appear later among the most important barons of Normandy. Jean II d'Harcourt, for example, was named Marshal of France (French: maréchal de France) and accommodated in his residence king Philip III. In 1338, king Philip VI, set up the seigniory of Harcourt, with the Château d'Harcourt forming its principal town.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_d%27Harcourt

The following excerpt is from Crispin and Macary, pp. 93-94:

"Robert de Harcourt, surnamed le Fort, was the son of Anchetil and the younger brother of Errand de Harcourt, whom he accompanied to England at the time of the conquest and succeeded as the head of the family. He built the castle of Harcourt in Normandy and was by his wife Colette d'Argouges the father of seven sons, the eldest of whom, William, having arrayed himself with King Henry I. against his brother Robert Courteheuse, rendered his monarch signal service; he also commanded the troops which defeated the Count of Meulent in Normandy in 1124. He was, on this account, rewarded with large estates in England, which were inherited by his second son Ivo, who became permanently settled there. The English Harcourts were seated at Stanton-Harcourt in Oxfordshire, which was obtained through the heiress of the Camvilles, whose mother received it as a marriage gift from her cousin, Queen Adeliza of Louvain, the second wife of King Henry I. The ruins of the castle show its former magnificence and effigies of members of the family for many generations remain in the parish church.

He and his wife had the following children:

1. William de Harcourt, his heir. See below.

2. Richard de Harcourt, living in 1150, a Knight Templar.

3. Philip de Harcourt, Bishop of Salisbury in 1140, Dean of Lincoln, who assisted in the coronation of King Henry II. He died in 1162.

4. Henry de Harcourt, Seigneur de Boessey-le-Chapel.

5. Baldwin de Harcourt, Seigneur de Cailleville.

6. Unknown son # 6.

7. Unknown son # 7. -------------------- The following excerpt is from Crispin and Macary, pp. 93-94:

"Robert de Harcourt, surnamed le Fort, was the son of Anchetil and the younger brother of Errand de Harcourt, whom he accompanied to England at the time of the conquest and succeeded as the head of the family. He built the castle of Harcourt in Normandy and was by his wife Colette d'Argouges the father of seven sons, the eldest of whom, William, having arrayed himself with King Henry I. against his brother Robert Courteheuse, rendered his monarch signal service; he also commanded the troops which defeated the Count of Meulent in Normandy in 1124. He was, on this account, rewarded with large estates in England, which were inherited by his second son Ivo, who became permanently settled there. The English Harcourts were seated at Stanton-Harcourt in Oxfordshire, which was obtained through the heiress of the Camvilles, whose mother received it as a marriage gift from her cousin, Queen Adeliza of Louvain, the second wife of King Henry I. The ruins of the castle show its former magnificence and effigies of members of the family for many generations remain in the parish church.

The Strong de HARCOURT Robert, born Abt. 1034 in Harcourt, Normandy, France; died Aft. 1100. He was the son of 6710891744. Anchetile de HARCOURT and 6710891745. Eve De BOISSEY. He married 3355445873. (Colede) D'ARGOUGES Colette.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/i/n/Jacqueli-C-Finley/PDFGENE3.pdf

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Robert "The Strong" d'Harcourt, de Cailleville, de Beauficel et de Boissey-le-Châtel's Timeline

1034
1034
Harcourt, Normandy, France
1070
1070
Age 36
Harcourt, Brionne, Normandie, Franks Kingdom (now France)
1085
1085
Age 51
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1087
1087
Age 53
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1089
1089
Age 55
1091
1091
Age 57
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1097
1097
Age 63
1100
1100
Age 66
1100
Age 66
England
1932
May 3, 1932
Age 66