Henry I "Beauclerc" King Of ENGLAND

Male 1068 - 1135  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Henry I "Beauclerc" King Of ENGLAND  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Fact 25 Dec 1066  Acceded - Westminster Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born Sep 1068  Selby, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As "Beauclerc", Duke Of Normandy 
    Birth 1070  Selby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Fact Between 1100 and 1135  Reigned as King of England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Crowned 06 Aug 1100  Westminster Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fact Between 1106 and 1135  Duke of Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Death 01 Dec 1135  St. Denis-le-Fermont, near Rouen Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Name Henry I Beauclerc  [9
    Died 01 Dec 1135  (of food poisoning) Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Buried 04 Jan 1136  Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Notes 
    • Henry was the only one of his father's children to be born in England. Henry I was called Beauclerc because of his love of learning and knowledge. Concerning the name, Henry; according to "Complete Peerage" by Cokayne, Vol. 3, Appendix C, "Before Henry VII the name Henry appeared almost invariably in the forms 'Harry' or Herry' in English Privy Seals." Henry and Adela had no children. Again according the "Complete Peerage", Vol 11, Appendix D, "it seems fairly certain that Henry was the father of at least 9 sons and 11 daughters." It adds, however, "there is no satisfactory modern list of Henry's bastards." Given-Wilson and Curteis (pg 60) state that Henry was father of "at least twenty royal bastards, more than any other king in English history.". There were advantages to a king's having bastards. The marriages of bastards could be used to cement alliances, and, most importantly, bastards were greatly loyal: "being illegitimate, they were almost entirely dependent on the king for advancement.
    Person ID I21329  Main Tree
    Last Modified 17 May 2018 

    Father William I The CONQUEROR,   b. 1028, Falaise, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 09 and 10 Sep 1087, Priory of St. Gervais, near Rouen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Matilda Of FLANDERS,   b. 1031/2, Flandres Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 02 and 03 Nov 1083, Caen, Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Between 1051 and 1053  Cathedral of Notre Dame d'Eu Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Married 1053  [8, 9
    Family ID F02195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Concubine Of ENGLAND,   b. Abt 1072, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Of ENGLAND,   b. Abt 1095, Talby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Juliana Of ENGLAND  [Natural]
    Family ID F02194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ANSFRIDE 
    Children 
     1. Fulk Of ENGLAND,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Family ID F04075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Adela Of LOUVAIN,   b. Between 1103 and 1105, Brabant, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 23 Mar and 23 Apr 1151, Afflingham, Flanders, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1121  [6
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F02303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Nesta 
    Children 
     1. Maud Of ENGLAND,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. Henry FITZ HENRY,   b. Abt 1105,   d. 1157, Anglesey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)  [Birth]
     3. Constance Princess Of ENGLAND  [Natural]
    Family ID F04080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Isabel DE BEAUMONT,   b. Abt 1096, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1147  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Children 
     1. Isabel Of ENGLAND  [Birth]
     2. Gilbert Of ENGLAND  [Natural]
    Family ID F03151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Matilda Of SCOTLAND,   b. 1079, Dunfermline, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1118, Westminster, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1100  Westminster Abbey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 8, 9
    Children 
     1. Matilda Of ENGLAND,   b. 1086,   d. 25 Nov 1120, Drowned in the wreck of the "White Ship" Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [Birth]
     2. William DE TRACY,   b. Aft 1090,   d. Abt 1135  (Age < 43 years)  [Birth]
     3. Robert Of ENGLAND  [Birth]
     4. Richard Prince Of ENGLAND,   b. Abt 1101, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1120, Drowned in the wreck of the "White Ship" Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)  [Natural]
     5. EUPHEMIA,   b. Jul 1101,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     6. Maud 'the Empress Maud' Of ENGLAND,   b. 7 Feb 1102, Winchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1167, Notre Dame, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     7. William AUDELIN,   b. Bef 05 Aug 1103, Winchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1120  (Age > 17 years)  [Natural]
     8. Alice Of ENGLAND  [Natural]
     9. Eustacia Of ENGLAND  [Natural]
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F02421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Sibyl CORBET,   d. Aft 1157 
    Children 
    +1. Rohese Of ENGLAND,   d. Aft 1175/6  [Birth]
     2. William Of ENGLAND  [Natural]
     3. Gundred FITZ ROY  [Birth]
     4. Sibylla Of ENGLAND,   b. Abt 1090,   d. Between 12 and 13 Jul 1122, Island Of loach Tay Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +5. Robert "the Consul" DE CAEN,   b. Abt 1090, Caen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1147, Bristol, Glouchstershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Reginald FITZ ROY,   d. 01 Jul 1175, Chertsey, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F04077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsFact - 25 Dec 1066 - Acceded - Westminster Abbey, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact - Between 1106 and 1135 - Duke of Normandy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Dec 1135 - (of food poisoning) Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    9. [S02447] Hulett FTW from MC Scott.FTW.
      Date of Import: Oct 13, 2000

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      Date of Import: Jul 1, 2000