Montgomery Family Genealogy
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Montgomery Family Genealogy

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Details for Montgomery Family
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1. Hugh Montgomery -
Hugh married Joscelina. She is the daughter of Senfrida de Crepon.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Roger de Montgomery was born about 0985 in St. Germain Montgomery, Normandy, France. See #2. below.
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2. Roger de Montgomery - was born about 0985 in St. Germain Montgomery, Normandy, France. He is the son of Hugh Montgomery.
Roger married Josceline de Ponteaudemer. Josceline was born about 0989 in France. She is the daughter of Senfrie de Crepon.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Roger de Montgomery was born in 1022, lived in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England and died on 27 Jul 1094 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England . See #3. below.
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3. Roger de Montgomery - was born in 1022, lived in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England and died on 27 Jul 1094 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England . He was the son of Roger de Montgomery and Josceline de Ponteaudemer.
Roger married Mabel Talvas de Alencon in 1048 while living in Perche, France. Mabel was born about 1026, lived in Alencon, Eure, France. She was the daughter of William Talvas de Alencon II and Helie de Bourgogne. She died on 2 Dec 1079 in Bures Castle .

Roger - Earl of Arundel & S
 
The symbol of advance into Wales was the castle which Earl Roger built at Montgomery, a typical motte and bailey, of which the earthworks still survive. To distinguish it from the later stone castle built at Montgomery by Hubert de Burgh, it came to be known as Hen Domen Castle- the old mound. It was a key point in the natural communication into mid-Wales, and beyond that westwards to Ceredigion. The gains which Earl Roger and his commanders made were compact and, with the exception of Arwystli, did not drive deeply into Wales, but they extended over a long stretch of the frontier.
 
  • 'Oft on the mouldering Keep by night
  • Earl Roger takes his stand,
  • With the sword that shone at Hastings' fight,
  • Firm grasped in his red, right hand ! '
     
    This is how an ancient poem begins about Roger de Montgomery who it was believed had fought alongside Duke William at Hastings. In fact Roger de Montgomery wasn't at the Battle of Hastings, but was left at home to look after Normandy for William while he was in England. He contributed greatly to the invasion force and was to be richly rewarded for his loyal services.
     
    Earl Roger de Montgomery founded the Arundel Castle on Christmas Day 1067. It was after King William had held his Christmas Court at Gloucester and awarded Montgomery the Earldom, that he ordered him to build a castle on the Arun to protect the inland reaches. Roger de Montgomery was already an extremely powerful man in his native Normandy and had been a close friend of William's since William was a teenager as he was his cousin. He was present at the Council of Lillebonne in 1066, and agreed to contribute 60 ships to aid the invasion plans of England. He returned with William from Normandy in 1067 and he was summoned to attend Chrismas at Gloucester with the king where he was awarded his honours as one of William's most trusted men.
     
    Earl Roger was succeeded at Arundel by his son, Robert, known as Robert de Belleme.
     
    John Fitzalan of Clun, who had married Hugh de Albini's daughter Isobel, acquired the Castle and Honour of Arundel. The Fitzalan's were to hold the castle in an almost uninterrupted line until 1555 when Mary Fitzalan, last of the family, married Thomas, 4th Duke of Norfolk, thereby carrying Arundel into the Howard family where it remains to this day.
    Children: (Quick Family Chart)
    i.  Robert de Belleme was born about 1039 in Perche, France and died in 1119 . See #4. below.
    ii.  Arnulph de Montgomery was born before 1074 in St. Germain Montgomery, Normandy, France.
    Arnulph married Lafracoth O'Brien. Lafracoth was born before 1076 in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
    iii.  Maude de Montgomery was born about 1041 in Mortaigne, Normandie, France and died in 1107 .
    Maude married Count Robert de Mortaigne before 1058. Count Robert was born about 1037 in Mortaigne, Normandie, France. He was the son of Harlevin de Conteville and Herleva de Falaise. He died on 8 Dec 1090 in France .
    See de Conteville family for children.
    iv.  Roger "The Poitevin" Montgomery was born about 1058, lived in March, Poitou, France and died after 1102 . See #5. below.
    v.  Sybyl de Montgomery was born about 1066, lived in St. Germain, Mntgm, Normandy, France.
    Sybyl married Robert Fitzhammon about 1084 while living in Normandie, France. Robert was born about 1070 in East Chester, England. He died on 10 Mar 1107 .
    See Fitzhammon family for children.
  • Image of Hen Domen Castle

    Hen Domen Castle


    as it may have appeared in the early 13th century Illustration by Peter Scholefield
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    Image of Arundel Castle

    Arundel Castle


    West Sussex, England
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    ----- Fourth Generation -----
    4. Robert de Belleme - was born about 1039 in Perche, France and died in 1119 . He was the son of Roger de Montgomery and Mabel Talvas de Alencon.
    Robert married Countess Agnes of Ponthieu. Countess Agnes was born about 1066 in France. She is the daughter of Count Guy I of Ponthieu.

    Robert - - Earl of Arundel.
     
    Robert de Belleme, Earl of Shrewsbury, whose chief strongholds were in the Welsh Marches, was an exceptionally sadistic man and not popular with the English people. Although he lost several castles in the process, Henry successfully expelled Robert de Belleme with enthusiastic support.
     
    Robert inherited Alcenon in Normandy from his father. His brother, Hugh, inherited the English lands, but when Hugh died without an heir in 1098, Robert succeeded to the, becoming Earl of Arundel and Shrewsbury. All of his English honors and estates were forfeited to the Crown when he was exiled in 1102.
    Children: (Quick Family Chart)
    i.  Duke Guillaume III D'Alencon was born about 1055 in Alencon, Orne, France and died in 1172 . See #6. below.
    5. Roger "The Poitevin" Montgomery - was born about 1058, lived in March, Poitou, France and died after 1102 . He was the son of Roger de Montgomery and Mabel Talvas de Alencon.
    Roger married Countess Almodis of La Marche about 1083 while living in Poitou, France. Countess Almodis was born about 1062, lived in Marche, Poitu, France.
    Children: (Quick Family Chart)
    i.  Avice de Lancaster was born about 1088, lived in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and died after 1149 .
    Avice married William "the Younger" Peverel about 1112 in La Marche, Normandy, France. William was born about 1080, lived in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. He was the son of William "the Elder" Peverel. He died after 1155 in England .
    See Peverel family for children.
    ----- Fifth Generation -----
    6. Duke Guillaume III D'Alencon - was born about 1055 in Alencon, Orne, France and died in 1172 . He was the son of Robert de Belleme and Countess Agnes of Ponthieu.
    Duke Guillaume married Countess Alice "Helia" de Bourgogne. Countess Alice was born about 1055 in Bourgogne, France. She died in 1191 .
    Children: (Quick Family Chart)
    i.  Count Guy II of Ponthieu was born about 1090 in Ponthieu, France and died in 1147 . See #7. below.
    ----- Sixth Generation -----
    7. Count Guy II of Ponthieu - was born about 1090 in Ponthieu, France and died in 1147 . He was the son of Duke Guillaume III D'Alencon and Countess Alice "Helia" de Bourgogne.
    Count Guy married Ida de Saint Pol before 1145. Ida was born about 1090 in Saint Pol, France.
    Children: (Quick Family Chart)
    i.  Count Jean I of Ponthieu & Montreuil was born in 1135 in Montreuil, Flandres, France and died in 1191 in Acre, Palestine . See #8. below.
    ----- Seventh Generation -----
    8. Count Jean I of Ponthieu & Montreuil - was born in 1135 in Montreuil, Flandres, France and died in 1191 in Acre, Palestine . He was the son of Count Guy II of Ponthieu and Ida de Saint Pol.
    Count Jean married Beatrice de Saint Pol before 1179. Beatrice was born about 1135 in Saint Poi, France. She is the daughter of Anselme de Saint Pol and Eustache de Champagne.
    Children: (Quick Family Chart)
    i.  Count Guillaume III of Ponthieu was born in 1179 in Ponthieu, Flanders, France and died on 4 Oct 1221 in France . See #9. below.
    ----- Eighth Generation -----
    9. Count Guillaume III of Ponthieu - was born in 1179 in Ponthieu, Flanders, France and died on 4 Oct 1221 in France . He was the son of Count Jean I of Ponthieu & Montreuil and Beatrice de Saint Pol.
    Count Guillaume married Princess Alix of France on 20 Aug 1195 in Castile. Princess Alix was born about 1170 in France. She was the daughter of King Louis VII of France and Countess Adaele of Champagne. She died in 1221 .
    Children: (Quick Family Chart)
    i.  Countess Marie of Ponthieu & Montreuil was born on 17 Apr 1199 in Aumale, Seine-Maritme, France and died Sep 1250 in Normandie .
    Countess Marie married Count Simon II de Dammartin about 1212 in Aumale, Seine-Maritme, France. Count Simon was born about 1180 in Dammartin, Seine-Et-Marne, France. He was the son of Count Aubrey II de Dammartin and Mathilda de Ponthieu. He died on 21 Sep 1239 in Abbeville, Somme, France .
    See de Mello family for children.

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