Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick

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Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick (* 1102 ; † June 12, 1153 ) was the eldest son of Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick , and Marguerite, daughter of Geoffrey II of Perche and Beatrix of Montdidier . He is also known as Roger de Newburg.

He inherited the title of Earl of Warwick and most of his other English estates from his father in 1119 . In 1138 he left the rule of Gower in Wales to his younger brother Henry de Neubourg . Roger is generally considered to be a devout and pious man. A chronicle of this period, the Gesta Regis Stephani , speaks of him as a man gentle mind ( Engl. Man of gentle disposition ). The Borough Warwick commemorates him as the founder of the Hospital of S. Michael for Lepers , which he endowed with the tithing of Wedgnock and other possessions. He also supported the Templar House on the other side of the bridge. During the reign of King Stephen he established a priory at Llangennilth, Glamorgan , which was dedicated to Saint Kenned, and which was subordinate to the Abbey of St. Taurin in Évreux in Normandy .

Family and children

Beaumont married in 1130 Gundred de Warenne, daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey , and Elizabeth de Vermandois . The following children emerged from the connection:

  1. Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk ;
  2. Roger de Glanville


  • Edward T. Beaumont: The Beaumonts in History. AD 850-1850 . University Press, Oxford 1929.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales: An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan , Vol. III - Part I: The early castles. RCAHMW, 1991, ISBN 978-0-11-300035-7 , p. 26
predecessor Office successor
Henry de Beaumont Earl of Warwick
William de Beaumont