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King Henry I Beauclerc, of England

King Henry I Beauclerc, of England[1, 2, 3]

Male 1068 - 1135  (~ 67 years)

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  • Name Henry I Beauclerc 
    Prefix King 
    Suffix of England 
    Born Sep 1068  Selby, "Salisbury", Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Dec 1135  St Denis-Le-Fermont, Near Gisors Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1343  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father William I De Normandie, "The Conqueror",   b. 14 Oct 1024, Falaise Castle, Falaise, Normandy, Franc Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1087, Priory Of St. Gevais, Rouen, Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Matilda Of Flanders Vlaandren,   b. 1031, Flanders, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1083, Caen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Queen Matilda Editha Caenmoor, of Scotland,   b. 1079, Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1118, Church Of St Pet Westminster England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Empress "Maude" Matilda Beauclerc,   b. 1103, Winchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1167, Notre Dame, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nesta, Princess of Deheubarth,   b. Abt 1073, Dynevor Castle, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1136  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Henry Fitzhenry,   b. Abt 1103,   d. 1157, Anglesey, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2008 
    Family ID F2497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Henry I of England

      Authority: King of England and in 1106, Duke of Normandy

      Henry I (September,1068 - December 1,1135) was the fourth son of William the Conqueror and reigned as King of England from 1100 to 1135 CE, succeeding his brother, William II Rufus. He was also known by the nicknames "Beauclerk" and "Lion of Justice".

      Henry was born in September, 1068, at Selby in Yorkshire. After succeeding to the throne of England on the sudden death of his brother, he proceeded to usurp the duchy of Normandy, which by the right of inheritance belonged to his eldest brother, Robert Curthose, whom he imprisoned at Cardiff until his death in 1134. In England, Henry carried out social and judicial reforms, restoring the laws of King Edward the Confessor.

      On November 11, 1100, Henry married Edith, daughter of King Malcolm III of Scotland, by whom he had up to four children before her death in 1118. When she married Henry, Edith changed her name to Matilda at Henry's request for political reasons. On January 29, 1121, he married Adeliza, daughter of the Count of Louvain, but there were no children from this marriage.

      Henry I also holds the record for the largest number of illegitimate children born to any English king, with a provisional total of twenty-five.

      However, neither of his legitimate sons, both by his first wife, survived him; both died in the wreck of the White Ship, on November 25, 1120, off the coast of Normandy. One of these sons, Richard, remains extremely obscure and may not have existed at all. The other, William, definitely existed and his death proved a disaster for England.

      Henry died of food poisoning from eating foul lampreys in December, 1135, at St. Denis le Fermont in Normandy and was buried Reading Abbey. He willed the throne of England to his daughter, Matilda, sometimes called Empress Maud, who was married to Henry IV, the Holy Roman Emperor. Although Henry's barons had already sworn allegiance to her as their queen, the throne was usurped by Henry I's nephew Stephen, and civil war broke out. The dispute was eventually settled by Stephen's naming of Matilda's son, Henry, as his heir in 1153. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S1052] Roderick N. Lawson, (http://www.afn.org/~lawson/).

    3. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    4. [S792] Wikipedia.