Roger de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Warwick 1 2
- Born: Abt 1102
- Marriage (1): Gundred de Warenne before 1130
- Died: 12 Jun 1153 about age 51
Elder son of Henry de Beaumont.
From Wikipedia - Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick :
Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1102 - 12 June 1153 ), was the elder son of Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick and Marguerite, daughter of Geoffrey II of Perche and Beatrix of Montdidier . He was also known as Roger de Newburg.
He was generally considered to have been a devout and pious man; a chronicle of the period, the Gesta Regis Stephani , speaks of him as a "man of gentle disposition". The borough of Warwick remembers him as the founder of the Hospital of S. Michael for lepers which he endowed with the tithes of Wedgnock , and other property; he also endowed the House of the Templars beyond the bridge. In the reign of Stephen he founded a priory dedicated to S. Kenned at Llangennilth, Co. Glamorgan and he attached it as a cell to the Abbey of S. Taurinus at Evreux in Normandy .
Family and children
He married 1130 Gundred de Warenne, daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey and Elizabeth de Vermandois and had children:
William de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Warwick .
Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick (1153 - 12 December 1204).
Henry de Beaumont, was Dean of Salisbury in 1205.
Agnes de Beaumont, married Geoffrey de Clinton, Chamberlain to the King and son of Geoffrey de Clinton , the founder of Kenilworth Castle and Priory.
Margaret de Beaumont.
Gundred de Beaumont (c.1135-1200), married:
Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk ;
Roger de Glanville.
Noted events in his life were:
Roger married Gundred de Warenne, daughter of William II de Warenne 2nd Earl of Surrey and Isabel de Vermandois Countess of Leicester, before 1130. (Gundred de Warenne was born about 1117 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England, died after 1167 in Warwickshire, England and was buried in Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland.)