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Beatrix de Montalt (de Mohaut)

Also Known As: "Beatrice de Monte Alto"
Birthplace: Chester, Cheshire , England
Death: after 1245
Malpas, Cheshire , England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert de Mohaut and mistress of Robert de Montalt
Wife of Sir William de Malpas
Mother of David de Malpas and Roger de Malpas
Half sister of Aylmer (Andomar) de Montalt; John de Mohaut; Adam de Montalt; Ralph de Montalt; Roger de Montalt and 1 other

Managed by: Fritz Bekkadal
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Immediate Family

About Beatrix de Montalt

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The "Malpas" Family in Cheshire; (Steven Ferry, April 19, 2020.)

Beatrix de MOHAUT  (daughter of Robert de MOHAUT) 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 1182 in Chester, Cheshire, England. She married 5 Sir William de MALPAS Knight.

They had the following children:

  •   M i Sir David de MALPAS Knight was born 1200 and died 1260.
  •   M ii Roger de MALPAS was born 1210.


Beatrix, shown by Commoners as daughter of Ralph and sister of Robert, is identified by Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Mallpas, Barons of Mallpas) as "fil. naturalis Rogeri Montealt" and by Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Egerton of Egerton and of Olton) as "base sister to Sir Roger Monhalt".

Beatrix married William Malpas, son of David Malpas (Maude and Lyster, xvi.)


She died after 1245. Another name for her was Beatrice de Monte Alto.

~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol II, p. 598, Beatrix was the daughter of Robert de Montalt, Seneschal of the earl of Chester. She had a child with Sir William de Malpas, named Sir David de Malpas, and this David was considered, by Ormerod, to be an intruder into his father's moiety of Malpas.

From THE "MALPAS" FAMILY IN CHESHIRE By Darrell Wolcott     

c.  William ap David ap William ap David ap William II ap Sir William, born c. 1180, married Beatrix, daughter of Robert de Montalt, seneschal to the Earl of Chester. This Robert de Montalt was descended from the family of seneschals who served the Earls of Chester, being born c. 1160 and the son of the elder Robert de Montalt, the latter being a son of Ralph fitz Norman.

Their son David was neither Dan David "le Clerk" de Malpas, Justice of Chester nor "the Bastard", both of those being earlier men named David in the Malpas family.  Since David ap William's daughter Beatrix is known to have inherited one-fourth of Malpas, we may safely assume her father was a legitimate heir of his father.


Moved as daughter of Ralph De Monte Alto, 4th Baron of Chester Dec 2015 to conform with Darrell Wolcott's article.

Beatrix is not a known daughter of Emma Delaval so presuming a mistress. See discussion for further on the MALPAS line.

  • Hal Bradley's Rootsweb database
    • 1. Ormerod, George, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester (London: Lackington, Hughes, Mavor & Jones, 1819.), 2:598, Family History Library, 942.71 H2or.
    • 2. Ormerod, G., History of the County Palatine of Chester, 2:641.
    • 3. Glover, Robert, The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580 (London: 1882.), p. 182, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 942.005 H284 v.18.
    • 4. Boyer, Carl, Medieval Welsh Ancestors of Certain Americans (Santa Clarita, California: C. Boyer, 2004.), p. 18, Family History Library, 942.9 D2bc.
    • 5. Ormerod, G., History of the County Palatine of Chester, 2:598.
  • Ormerod's "barons of Malpas" pedigree

Married to William De Malpas (


Hugh of Montalt (2nd Baron under Hugh of Chester), son of Eustace, succeeded by his brother of Roger de Montalt. Ralph de Montalt 4th Baron, son of Roger then succeeded and left children, Robert, Simon, and Beatrice (m. William Malpas) [1]


William (c. 1180) ap David ap William ap David ap William II ap Sir William married Beatrix, daughter of Robert de Montalt, seneschal to the Earl of Chester. [2][3]

  1. John Burke, p. 84, retrieved 2014-05-29, amb
  2. Burke, p. 84
  3. Wolcott


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Beatrix de Montalt's Timeline

Chester, Cheshire , England
Malpas, Cheshire, England
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Age 63
Malpas, Cheshire , England