Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


Piers FITZHERBERT-F2702 #. Piers married Alice Fitz Robert de WARKWORTH-W2701 #.

Alice Fitz Robert de WARKWORTH-W2701 #. Alice married Piers FITZHERBERT-F2702 #.

They had the following children.

  F i Lucy FITZPIERS-F2602 #.

Sir Robert de ROS-R2701 # was born about 1170 in Helmsley, Yorkshire. He died before 23 Dec 1226. Sir married Isabel de HUNTINGDON 'Isabel of Scotland'-H2701 # in 1191 in Haddington, Lincolnshire.

Nicknamed Furfan, Robert de Ros, as a minor at his father's death was the ward of the King in 1185, when his lands were in the custody of Ranulph de Glanville. In 1190 he had livery of the lands of his Trussebut inheritance. He served as Sheriff of Cumberland 1213-15. As the son-in-law of William the Lion, King of Scotland, he was of his escort into England November 1200, to do homage. He was loyal and closely associated to King John, but was one of his most vigorous opponents in the matter of Magna Carta, being one of the 25 elected to see its provisions were obeyed. He was a benefactor of Rievaulx and Kirkham, and of the Templars, and also founded a hospital for the lepers in Northumberland. His date of death is not known, but his son and heir, William de Ros, did homage for his father's lands 23 December 1226, so whether he had died by this time, or as some speculate, as a Templar, had retired from secular life, is not known.

Isabel de HUNTINGDON 'Isabel of Scotland'-H2701 #. Isabel married Sir Robert de ROS-R2701 # in 1191 in Haddington, Lincolnshire.

They had the following children.

  M i Sir William de ROS-R2601 # was born about 1197. He died about 1264.

Amos HOWSON [Parents]-H0409 was born 1 about Aug 1845 in Preston, Lancashire. Amos married 2 Sarah TINSLEY-T0405 about Feb 1864 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Amos was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 5, Back Lane Street, Little Bolton, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 5 years, a Scholar. He was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 33, Starkie Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Brother aged 15 years, working as an Iron Turner. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 26 years, working as a Mechanic in Works.

Amos seems uncertain about where he was actually born. In the census returns, he sometimes says Bolton, sometimes he says Preston. His family did move from Preston to Little Bolton about the time of his birth, however, the birth was registered in Preston.

Sarah TINSLEY-T0405 was born about 1843 in Blackburn, Lancashire. Sarah married 1 Amos HOWSON-H0409 about Feb 1864 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Sarah was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Wife aged 27 years.

They had the following children.

  M i
John HOWSON-H0335 was born 1 about Aug 1864 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

John was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 7 years, a Scholar.
  M ii
William HOWSON-H0336 was born 1 about Aug 1866 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

William was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 5 years, a Scholar.
  M iii
James HOWSON-H0337 was born 1 about May 1868 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

James was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 3 years, a Scholar.
  F iv
Elizabeth HOWSON-H0338 was born 1 about Aug 1870 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Elizabeth was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 9 months.
  M v
Amos HOWSON-H0374 was born on 10 Sep 1880 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was christened 1 on 19 Sep 1880 in All Saints Church, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Charles HOWSON [Parents]-H0408 was born 1 about Feb 1842 in Preston, Lancashire. Charles married 2 Sarah A ROUND-R0456 about Feb 1869 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Charles was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 5, Back Lane Street, Little Bolton, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 9 years, working as a Cop House Hand in a Cotton Mill. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 77, Ordnance Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 29 years, working as a Mechanic in a Cotton Mill.

Sarah A ROUND-R0456 was born about 1840 in Stalybridge, Lancashire. Sarah married 1 Charles HOWSON-H0408 about Feb 1869 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Sarah was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 77, Ordnance Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Wife aged 30 years.

When Sarah married Charles Howson, she gave her name as Sarah Ann Sanger. It is known from the 1871 census that Sarah's parents were Roderick and Ellen Round, she also had a young sister called Mary Round. However, she had a son called Roderick Sanger. I have not been able to find a marriage between Sanger and Sarah Ann Round. Presumably she was a widow.

They had the following children.

  M i
Charles Frederick HOWSON-H0339 was born 1 about Nov 1870 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Charles was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 77, Ordnance Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 6 months.

William HOWSON [Parents]-H0411 was born about 1834 in Preston, Lancashire. William married 1 Ellen OLLERTON-O0410 about Nov 1853 in Preston, Lancashire.

William was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Pole Street, Preston, Lancashire. He was described as aged 6 years. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 35 years, working as an Iron Turner.

Ellen OLLERTON-O0410 was born about 1834 in Eccleston, Lancashire. Ellen married 1 William HOWSON-H0411 about Nov 1853 in Preston, Lancashire.

Ellen was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Wife aged 36 years.

They had the following children.

  F i
Margaret Alice HOWSON-H0350 was born 1 about Aug 1855 in Preston, Lancashire.

Margaret was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 15 years, working as a Cotton Weaver.
  F ii
Elizabeth HOWSON-H0351 was born 1 about Feb 1859 in Preston, Lancashire.

Elizabeth was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 12 years, working as a Cotton Weaver.
  F iii
Esther HOWSON-H0352 was born 1 about Aug 1868 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Esther was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 2 years.
  F iv
Mary Ann HOWSON-H0353 was born 1 about May 1870 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Mary was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 11 months.

Henry 'of Scotland' de HUNTINGDON Earl of Northumberland and Huntingdon-H3001 was born in 1114 in probably Scotland. He died on 12 Jun 1152 in Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland. He was buried in Kelso Abbey, Roxburghshire. Henry married Ada de WARENNE-W3004 in 1139.

During the wars between his father and King Stephen, he fought on the Scottish side at the battle of the Standard. He succeeded to the earldom of Huntingdon upon his father's resignation in 1136, and became a favourite of King Stephen, spending much time with him in England. He made grants to St. Andrew's at Northants, and in 1150 founded the Abbey of Holmcultram in Cumberland. He died v.p., probably being in his late thirties.

Ada de WARENNE [Parents]-W3004 was born about 1120 in Surrey. She died in 1178. Ada married Henry 'of Scotland' de HUNTINGDON Earl of Northumberland and Huntingdon-H3001 in 1139.

They had the following children.

  F i
Isabella de HUNTINGDON 1-H2901.
  F ii
Matilda de HUNTINGDON 1-H2902 died in 1152.
  F iii
Ada de HUNTINGDON 1-H2903.
  F iv
Margaret 'of Scotland' de HUNTINGDON Countess of Hereford 1-H2904 was born in Abt 1140. She died in 1201. She was buried in Sawtrey Abbey, Hampshire.
  M v
Malcolm IV 'the Maiden' of Scotland de HUNTINGDON King of Scotland-H2905 was born on 20 Mar 1142. He died on 09 Dec 1165.
  M vi
William I 'The Lion' de HUNTINGDON King of Scotland-H2906 was born in 1143 in Scotland. He died on 04 Dec 1214 in Stirling, Scotland.
  M vii
David of Scotland de HUNTINGDON 9th Earl of Huntingdon 1-H2907 was born in From 1143 to 1150. He died on 17 Jun 1219 in Yardley, Northamptonshire. He was buried in Sawtrey Abbey, Hampshire.

David of Scotland, 9th Earl of Huntingdon was born between 1143 and 1152. He was the son of Henry of Huntingdon, Earl of Huntingdon and Ada de Warenne. He married Matilda of Chester, daughter of Hugh of Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester and Bertrada de Montfort, on 26 August 1190. He died on 17 June 1219 at Yardley, Northamptonshire, England.3 He was buried at Sawtrey Abbey, Hampshire, England.
He succeeded to the title of Earl of Carlisle on 12 June 1152.
He succeeded to the title of Earl of Doncaster on 12 June 1152.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Earl of Huntingdon on 12 June 1152.
He succeeded to the title of Earl of Northumberland on 12 June 1152.
He gained the title of Earl of Garioch circa 1180.
He gained the title of Earl of Lennox in 1205.
He gained the title of Earl of Cambridge in 1205.
In 1215/16 he was deprived of all of his English honours, but was restored to them on 13 March 1218.

Robert de BEAUMONT Count of Meulan , 1st Earl of Leicester-B3101 was born about 1050. He died on 05 Jun 1118 in the Abbey of Preaux, Normandy. Robert married Elizabeth de VERMANDOIS-V3101 # in 1096.

Some contemporaries were surprised that the aging Count of Meulan (b circa 1049/1050) was able to father so many children, given how busy he was with turmoil in England and Normandy from 1102 to 1110 (or later) and acting as Henry I's unofficial minister. One explanation is offered below; another might simply be an indication of his good health and energy (expended mostly in dashing from one troublespot in Normandy to England and back to Normandy).

William II of England died suddenly in a purported hunting accident, and was hastily succeeded not by the expected heir but by the youngest brother Henry. This seizure of the throne led to an abortive invasion by the older brother Duke Robert of Normandy, followed by an uneasy truce between the brothers, followed by trouble in both England and Normandy for some time (stirred up by Duke Robert, and by an exiled nobleman Robert of Bellême, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury). Finally, Henry invaded Normandy and in the Battle of Tinchebray (28 September 1106) destroyed organized opposition to his takeover of Normandy and imprisoned his ineffectual older brother for his lifetime. Meulan and his brother Warwick were apparently supporters of Henry during this entire period, and Meulan was rewarded with the earldom of Leicester in 1103. By 1107, Meulan was in possession of substantial lands in three domains. In 1111, he was able to revenge himself on the attack on his seat Meulan by Louis VI of France. He avenged himself by harrying Paris.

Elizabeth de VERMANDOIS [Parents]-V3101 # was born in 1085. She died on 13/13 Feb 1131/1132 in Lewes, Sussex. She was buried in the Chapter House, Lewes Priory, Sussex. Elizabeth married Robert de BEAUMONT Count of Meulan , 1st Earl of Leicester-B3101 in 1096.

Other marriages:
WARENNE, William de 2nd Earl of Surrey

Elizabeth de Vermandois, or Elisabeth or Isabel de Vermandois, is a fascinating figure about whose descendants and ancestry much is known and about whose character and life relatively little is known. She was twice married to influential Anglo-Norman magnates, and had several children (among whose descendants are numbered many kings and some queens of England and Scotland). Her Capetian and Carolingian ancestry was a source of much pride for some of these descendants (who included these arms as quarterings in their coats-of-arms. However, the lady herself led a somewhat controversial life.

She was the third daughter of Hugh Magnus (a son of Henry I of France) and Adele of Vermandois. Her paternal grandparents were Henry I of France and Anne of Kiev. Her maternal grandparents were Herbert IV of Vermandois and Adele of Vexin.

Her mother was the heiress of the county of Vermandois, and descendant of a junior patrilineal line of descent from Charlemagne. The first Count of Vermandois was Pepin of Vermandois. He was a son of Bernard of Italy, grandson of Pippin of Italy and great-grandson of Charlemagne and Hildegard.

As such, Elizabeth had distinguished ancestry and connections. Her father was a younger brother of Philip I of France and her mother was among the last Carolingians. She was also distantly related to the Kings of England, the Dukes of Normandy, the Counts of Flanders and through her Carolingian ancestors to practically every major nobleman in Western Europe.

Countess of Leicester
In 1096, while under age (and probably aged 9 or 11), Elizabeth married Robert de Meulan, 1st Earl of Leicester. Meulan was over 35 years her senior, which was an unusual age difference even for this time period. He was a nobleman of some significance in France, having inherited lands from his maternal uncle Henry, Count of Meulan, and had fought bravely and with distinction at his first battle, the Battle of Hastings in 1066 then aged only 16. His parents Roger de Beaumont, Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont-Audemar and Adeline of Meulan, heiress of Meulan had died long before; Roger had been a kinsman and close associate of William the Conqueror. Meulan had inherited lands in Normandy after his father died circa 1089, and had also been given lands in the Kingdom of England after his participation in the Norman conquest of England. However, at the time of the marriage, he held no earldom in England while his younger brother was already styled Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick.

Planche states that the bride (Elizabeth) agreed willingly to the marriage, although this means little in the context. Despite the immense age difference, this was a good marriage for its times. Meulan was a respected advisor to three reigning monarchs: William II of England, Robert Curthose of Normandy and Philip I of France.

According to Middle Ages custom, brides were often betrothed young - 8 being the legal age for betrothal and 12 for marriage (for women). The young betrothed wife would often go to her husband's castle to be raised by his parents or other relatives and to learn the customs and ways of her husband's family. The actual wedding would not take place until much later. Some genealogists speculate that the usual age at which a noble bride could expect the marriage to be consummated would be 14. This is consistent with the date of birth of Elizabeth's first child Emma in 1102 when she would be about 15 to 17.

The marriage produced several children, including most notably two sons who were twins (born 1104), and thus remarkable in both surviving and both becoming important noblemen. They are better known to historians of this period as the Beaumont twins, or as Waleran de Beaumont, Count of Meulan and his younger twin Robert Bossu (the Humpback) or Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester. (Readers of Ellis Peters' Cadfael historical mystery series will find both twins mentioned frequently). Another notable child of this marriage was Elisabeth or Isabel de Beaumont, one of the youngest mistresses of Henry I of England and later mother (by her first marriage) of Richard Strongbow.

Countess of Surrey
Elizabeth, Countess of Meulan apparently tired of her aging husband at some point during the marriage. The historian Planche says (1874) that the Countess was seduced by or fell in love with a younger nobleman, William de Warenne (c. 1071-11 May 1138) himself the thwarted suitor of Edith of Scotland, Queen consort of Henry I of England. Warenne was said to want a royal bride, and Elizabeth fitted his requirements, even though she was also another man's wife.

In 1115, the Countess was apparently carried off or abducted by Warenne, which abduction apparently concealed a long-standing affair. There was some kind of separation or divorce between Meulan and his wife, which however did not permit her to marry her lover. The elderly Count of Meulan died, supposedly of chagrin and mortification in being thus publicly humiliated, in the Abbey of Preaux, Normandy on 5 June 1118, leaving his properties to his two elder sons whom he had carefully educated.

Elizabeth then married (secondly) William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey. By him, it is alleged, she already had several children (all born during her marriage to Meulan). She also had at least one daughter born while she was living out of wedlock with Warenne (1115-1118). It is unclear whether this daughter was Ada de Warenne, wife of Henry of Scotland or Gundrede de Warenne, wife of Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick (her half-brothers' first cousin).

The later life of Elizabeth de Vermandois is not known. Her sons by her first marriage appear to have a good relationship with their half-brother William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey although on opposing sides for much of the wars between Stephen and Matilda. Her eldest son Waleran, Count of Meulan was active in supporting the disinherited heir William Clito, son of Robert Curthose until captured by King Henry. He was not released until Clito's death without issue in 1128. Her second son Robert inherited his father's English estates and the earldom of Leicester and married the heiress of the Fitzosbern counts of Breteuil. Her daughter Isabel however became a king's concubine or mistress at a young age; it is unclear whether her mother's own life or her eldest brother's political and personal travails in this period played any part in this decision. Before her mother died, Isabel had become wife of Gilbert de Clare, later (1147) Earl of Pembroke, so had adopted a more conventional life like her mother.

Marriage Notes:

During this marriage (1096-1115), Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan and Elizabeth de Vermandois had 3 sons (including twin elder sons) and 6 daughters:

* Emma de Beaumont (born 1102) whose fate is unknown. She was betrothed as an infant to Aumari, nephew of William, Count of Evreux, but the marriage never took place. She probably died young, or entered a convent.
* Waleran IV de Beaumont, Count of Meulan (born 1104) married and left issue.
* Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (born 1104) married and left issue (his granddaughter Hawisa or Isabella of Gloucester was the unfortunate first wife of King John.
* Hugh de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Bedford (born c. 1106) lost his earldom, left issue
* Adeline de Beaumont (b ca 1107), married two times:
         o Hugh IV, 4th Lord of Montfort-sur-Risle to whom she was married firstly by her brother Waleran;
         o Richard de Granville of Bideford (d. 1147)
* Aubree (or Alberee) de Beaumont (b ca 1109), married by her brother Waleran to Hugh II of Châteauneuf-en-Thimerais (possibly son of Hugh I of Châteauneuf-en-Thimerais and his wife Mabille de Montgomerie, 2nd daughter of Roger de Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury)
* Maud de Beaumont (b ca 1111), married by her brother Waleran to William Lovel, or Louvel or Lupel, son of Ascelin Goel, Lord of Ivri.
* Isabel de Beaumont (b Aft. 1102), a mistress of King Henry I of England. Married two times:
         o Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke by whom she was mother of Richard Strongbow, who invaded Ireland 1170;
         o Hervé de Montmorency, Constable of Ireland (this marriage is not conclusively proven)


Hugh I de CAPET Count of Vermandois [Parents]-C3201 # was born in 1053. He died on 18 Oct 1101 in Tarsus, Turkey from from wounds he received in a battle with the Turks. Hugh married Adele de VERMANDOIS de Valois et de Crépy-V3201 # about 1080.

Hugh I (1053 – 18 October 1101), called Magnus or the Great, was a younger son of Henry I of France and Anne of Kiev and younger brother of Philip I. He succeeded as Comte de Vermandois et de Valois, by right of his wife. An ineffectual leader and soldier, great only in his boasting. Indeed, Steven Runciman is certain that his nickname Magnus (greater or elder), applied to him by William of Tyre, is a copyist's error, and should be Minus (younger), referring to Hugh as younger brother of the King of France.

In early 1096 Hugh and Philip began discussing the First Crusade after news of the Council of Clermont reached them in Paris. Although Philip could not participate, as he had been excommunicated, Hugh was said to have been influenced to join the Crusade after an eclipse of the moon on 11th February 1096.

That summer Hugh's army left France for Italy, where they would cross the Adriatic Sea into territory of the Byzantine Empire, unlike the other Crusader armies who were travelling by land. On the way, many of the soldiers led by fellow Crusader Emicho joined Hugh's army after Emicho was defeated by the Hungarians, whose land he had been pillaging. Hugh crossed the Adriatic from Bari in Southern Italy, but many of his ships were destroyed in a storm off the Byzantine port of Dyrrhachium.

Hugh and most of his army was rescued and escorted to Constantinople, where they arrived in November of 1096. Prior to his arrival, Hugh sent an arrogant, insulting letter to Eastern Roman Emperor Alexius I Comnenus, according to the Emperor's biography by his daughter (the Alexiad), demanding that Alexius meet with him:

"Know, O King, that I am King of Kings, and superior to all, who are under the sky. You are now permitted to greet me, on my arrival, and to receive me with magnificence, as befits my nobility."

Alexius was already wary of the armies about to arrive, after the unruly mob led by Peter the Hermit had passed through earlier in the year. Alexius kept Hugh in custody in a monastery until Hugh swore an oath of vassalage to him.

After the Crusaders had successfully made their way across Seljuk territory and, in 1098, captured Antioch, Hugh was sent back to Constantinople to appeal for reinforcements from Alexius. Alexius was uninterested, however, and Hugh, instead of returning to Antioch to help plan the siege of Jerusalem, went back to France. There he was scorned for not having fulfilled his vow as a Crusader to complete a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and Pope Paschal II threatened to excommunicate him. He joined the minor Crusade of 1101, but was wounded in battle with the Turks in September, and died of his wounds in October in Tarsus.

Adele de VERMANDOIS de Valois et de Crépy [Parents]-V3201 # was born in 1065. She died on 28/28 Sep 1120/1124. Adele married Hugh I de CAPET Count of Vermandois-C3201 # about 1080.

Other marriages:
CLERMONT, Renaud de

Adelais Countess de Vermandois, de Valois and de Crépy, daughter and heiress of HERIBERT IV Count de Vermandois and his wife Adelais de Valois (1065 - 28 Sep 1120/24).  The Genealogiæ  Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Adelaide comitissa Veromandensium" as wife of "Hugonem Magnum"[1028].  Her husband left her as regent in Vermandois when he left on crusade.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth de VERMANDOIS-V3101 # was born in 1085. She died on 13/13 Feb 1131/1132.
  M ii
Count Raoul I de VERMANDOIS-V3102 was born in 1094. He died on 13 Oct 1152. He was buried in St Arnould in Crépy, France.
  M iii
Henry de VERMANDOIS-V3103 died in 1130.

Henry, senior, of Chaumont-en-Vexin.
  M iv
Simon de VERMANDOIS Bishop of Noyon-V3104 died on 10 Feb 1148 in Seleukia, Turkey. He was buried in the Cistercian Abbey of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, Ourscamp.

He was elected Bishop of Noyon in Jul 1123.  He was excommunicated in 1142 by Pope Innocent II for having authorised the divorce of his brother Comte Raoul I from his first wife.  He accompanied Louis VII King of France on the Second Crusade in 1147, and died on the return journey.
  F v
Matilde de VERMANDOIS-V3105.

Married Raoul I of Beaugency
  F vi
Constance de VERMANDOIS-V3106 died after 1118.

Married Godefroy de la Ferte-Gaucher
  F vii
Agnes de VERMANDOIS-V3107 died after 1130.

Married Margrave Boniface del Vasto, Mother of Adelaide del Vasto.
  F viii
Beatrix de VERMANDOIS-V3108 died after 1144.

Married Hugh III of Gournay-en-Bray.
  F ix
Emma de VERMANDOIS-V3109.

Henry VI de VERMANDOIS-V3301 # was born in 1032. He died in 1080. Henry married Adele de VALOIS-V3302 # in 1060.

He succeeded his father in 1045 as Comte de Vermandois.  He succeeded as Comte de Valois in 1077, by right of his wife.

Adele de VALOIS-V3302 #. Adele married Henry VI de VERMANDOIS-V3301 # in 1060.

Daughter of RAOUL III Comte de Valois, de Crépy et de Vitry and his first wife Adela [Aélis] de Bar-sur-Aube.  
The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Symonem et filiam…Adala" children of "comitis Veromandie [error for Valois] Rodolfi" and his wife Adela.

They had the following children.

  F i Adele de VERMANDOIS de Valois et de Crépy-V3201 # was born in 1065. She died on 28/28 Sep 1120/1124.
  M ii
Eudes “l’Insensé” de VERMANDOIS-V3202 died after 1085.

The De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses names "Odonem et Adelam sororem" as the two children of "comes Herbertus", specifying that Eudes was "fatuus et indiscretus" but that his brother-in-law gave him "filiam cuiusdam militis Viromandensis" as a wife.  He was disinherited by his father.

King Henry I de CAPET King of France [scrapbook]-C3301 # was born on 14 May 1008 in Reims, France. He died on 04 Aug 1060 in Vitry-en-Brie, France. He was buried in Saint Denis Basilica, Paris, France. King married Anna YAROSLAVNA Anne of Kiev-Y3301 # on 19 May 1051 in Cathedral of Reims, France.

Henry I (4 May 1008 – 4 August 1060) was King of France from 1031 to his death. The royal demesne of France reached its lowest point in terms of size during his reign and for this reason he is often seen as emblematic of the weakness of the early Capetians. This is not entirely agreed upon, however, as other historians regard him as a strong but realistic king, who was forced to conduct a policy mindful of the limitations of the French monarchy.

A member of the House of Capet, Henry was born in Reims, the son of King Robert II (972–1031) and Constance of Arles (986–1034). He was crowned King of France at the Cathedral in Reims on 14th May 1027, in the Capetian tradition, while his father still lived. He had little influence and power until he became sole ruler on his father's death.

The reign of Henry I, like those of his predecessors, was marked by territorial struggles. Initially, he joined his brother Robert, with the support of their mother, in a revolt against his father (1025). His mother, however, supported Robert as heir to the old king, on whose death Henry was left to deal with his rebel sibling. In 1032, he placated his brother by giving him the duchy of Burgundy which his father had given him in 1016.

In an early strategic move, Henry came to the rescue of his very young nephew-in-law, the newly appointed Duke William of Normandy (who would go on to become William the Conqueror), to suppress a revolt by William's vassals. In 1047, Henry secured the dukedom for William in their decisive victory over the vassals at the Battle of Val-ès-Dunes near Caen.

A few years later, when William, who was cousin to King Edward the Confessor of England (1042–66), married Matilda, the daughter of the count of Flanders, Henry feared William's potential power. In 1054, and again in 1057, Henry went to war to try to conquer Normandy from William, but on both occasions he was defeated. Despite his efforts, Henry I's twenty-nine-year reign saw feudal power in France reach its pinnacle.

Henry had three meetings with Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor—all at Ivois. In early 1043, he met him to discuss the marriage of the emperor with Agnes of Poitou, the daughter of Henry's vassal. In October 1048, the two Henries met again, but the subject of this meeting eludes us. The final meeting took place in May 1056. It concerned disputes over Lorraine. The debate over the duchy became so heated that the king of France challenged his German counterpart to single combat. The emperor, however, was not so much a warrior and he fled in the night. But Henry did not get Lorraine.

King Henry I died on the 4th August 1060 in Vitry-en-Brie, France, and was interred in Saint Denis Basilica in Paris (now referred to as the King's Cemetery, it has 43 kings, 32 queens and 10 great servants of the kingdom of France). He was succeeded by his son, Philip I of France, who was 7 at the time of his death; for six years Henry I's Queen, Anne of Kiev, ruled as regent.

He was also Duke of Burgundy from 1016 to 1032, when he abdicated the duchy to his brother Robert Capet.

Anna YAROSLAVNA Anne of Kiev [scrapbook]-Y3301 # was born in From 1024 to 1032. She died in 1075. She was buried in Villiers Abbey, La-Ferte-Alais, Essonne, France. Anna married King Henry I de CAPET King of France-C3301 # on 19 May 1051 in Cathedral of Reims, France.

Anne of Kiev or Anna Yaroslavna (between 1024 and 1032 – 1075), daughter of Yaroslav I of Kiev and his wife Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden, was the queen consort of France as the wife of Henry I.

For six years after Henry's death in 1060, she served as regent for their son Philip, who was only seven at the time. She was the first queen of France to serve as regent. Her co-regent was Count Baldwin V of Flanders. Anne was a literate woman, rare for the time, but there was some opposition to her as regent on the grounds that her mastery of French was less than fluent.

A year after the king's death, Anne, acting as regent, took a passionate fancy for Count Ralph III of Valois, a man whose political ambition encouraged him to repudiate his wife to marry Anne in 1062. Accused of adultery, Ralph's wife appealed to Pope Alexander II, who excommunicated the couple. The young king Philip forgave his mother, which was just as well, since he was to find himself in a very similar predicament in the 1090s. Ralph died in September 1074, at which time Anne returned to the French court. She died in 1075, was buried at Villiers Abbey, La-Ferte-Alais, Essonne and her obits were celebrated on September 5th.

In 1717, Tsar Peter the Great stopped in the cathedral in Rheims where the French monarchs were crowned. He was shown the missal on which all French kings since the 11th century swore their coronation oaths. To everyone's surprise, he began reading from the missal which was written in Old Church Slavonic, the ancestor of literary Russian.

Anna had brought the missal with her from Kiev to the Church where she and Louis had taken their vows. All French monarchs, save the Bonapartes, were crowned after swearing their oaths on it.

Marriage Notes:

After the death of his first wife, Matilda, King Henry searched the courts of Europe for a suitable bride, but could not locate a princess who was not related to him within illegal degrees of kinship. At last he sent an embassy to distant Kiev, which returned with Anne (also called Agnes or Anna). Anne and Henry were married at the cathedral of Reims on 19th May 1051.

They had the following children.

  M i
Philip I de CAPET King of France [scrapbook]-C3202 was born on 23 May 1052. He died on 29 Jul 1108 in the castle of Melun-sur-Seine, south-east of Paris. He was buried in the monastery of Saint Benoît-sur-Loire, France.

Philip I (23 May 1052 – 29 July 1108), called the enormous or the Fat, was King of France from 1060 to his death. His reign, like that of most of the early Direct Capetians, was extraordinarily long for the time. The monarchy began a modest recovery from the low it reached in the reign of his father and he added to the royal demesne the Vexin and Bourges.

Philip was the son of Henry I and Anne of Kiev. His name was of Greek origin, being derived from Philippos, meaning "lover of horses". It was rather exotic for Western Europe at the time and was bestowed upon him by his Eastern European mother. Although he was crowned king at the age of seven, until age fourteen (1066) his mother acted as regent, the first queen of France ever to do so. Her co-regent was Baldwin V of Flanders.

Philip first married Bertha, daughter of Floris I, Count of Holland, in 1072. Although the marriage produced the necessary heir, Philip fell in love with Bertrade de Montfort, the wife of Count Fulk IV of Anjou. He repudiated Bertha (claiming she was too fat) and married Bertrade on the15th May 1092. In 1094, he was excommunicated by Hugh, Archbishop of Lyon, for the first time; after a long silence, Pope Urban II repeated the excommunication at the Council of Clermont in November 1095. Several times the ban was lifted as Philip promised to part with Bertrade, but he always returned to her, and after 1104, the ban was not repeated. In France, the king was opposed by Bishop Ivo of Chartres, a famous jurist.

Philip appointed Alberic first Constable of France in 1060. A great part of his reign, like his father's, was spent putting down revolts by his power-hungry vassals. In 1077, he made peace with William the Conqueror, who gave up attempting the conquest of Brittany. In 1082, Philip I expanded his demesne with the annexation of the Vexin. Then in 1100, he took control of Bourges.

It was at the aforementioned Council of Clermont that the First Crusade was launched. Philip at first did not personally support it because of his conflict with Urban II. The pope would not have allowed him to participate anyway, as he had reaffirmed Philip's excommunication at the said council. Philip's brother Hugh of Vermandois, however, was a major participant.

Philip died in the castle of Melun and was buried per request at the monastery of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire – and not in St Denis among his forefathers. He was succeeded by his son, Louis VI, whose succession was, however, not uncontested.

According to Abbot Suger:
“… King Philip daily grew feebler. For after he had abducted the Countess of Anjou, he could achieve nothing worthy of the royal dignity; consumed by desire for the lady he had seized, he gave himself up entirely to the satisfaction of his passion. So he lost interest in the affairs of state and, relaxing too much, took no care for his body, well-made and handsome though it was. The only thing that maintained the strength of the state was the fear and love felt for his son and successor. When he was almost sixty, he ceased to be king, breathing his last breath at the castle of Melun-sur-Seine, in the presence of the [future king] Louis... They carried the body in a great procession to the noble monastery of St-Benoît-sur-Loire, where King Philip wished to be buried; there are those who say they heard from his own mouth that he deliberately chose not to be buried among his royal ancestors in the church of St. Denis because he had not treated that church as well as they had, and because among so many noble kings his own tomb would not have counted for much.”
  M ii Hugh I de CAPET Count of Vermandois-C3201 # was born in 1053. He died on 18 Oct 1101 from from wounds he received in a battle with the Turks.
  M iii
Robert de CAPET-C3203 was born about 1055. He died about 1060.

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