See also

Sibyl ( - )

1. Sibyl de Montgomery, daughter of Roger of Montgomery, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury ( - ) and Mabel of Belleme ( - ), married Robert FITZHAMON.


Robert FITZHAMON died in March 1107 in Falaise, Normandie. He and Sibyl de Montgomery had the following children:



Mabel of Gloucester ( -1156)

Second Generation

2. Mabel of Gloucester, daughter of Robert FITZHAMON and Sibyl de Montgomery, died in 1156. She married Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester.


Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, son of Henry I KING OF ENGLAND (1068-1135) and unknown lady ( - ), was born in 1090. He died on 31 October 1147. He and Mabel of Gloucester had the following children:



William FitzRobert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester (1116-1183)

Third Generation

3. William FitzRobert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester, son of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester and Mabel of Gloucester, was born on 23 November 1116. He died on 23 November 1183. He married Hawise de Beaumont of Leicester.


William Fitz Robert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester (died 1183) was the son and heir of Sir Robert de Caen, 1st Earl of Gloucester, and Mabel of Gloucester, daughter of Robert Fitzhamon. His father was an illegitimate son of King Henry I of England, thus William was a nephew of the Empress Maud and a cousin of King Stephen, the principal combatants of the English Anarchy period.

In October 1141, William looked after the baronial estates, when his father fell into the hands of partisans at Winchester. His father was exchanged for King Stephen, and during his father's absence in Normandy in 1144 he served as Governor of Wareham. In 1147, he overthrew Henry de Tracy at Castle Cary. In 1154 he made an alliance with Roger de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford, by which they agreed to aid each other against all men except Henry II of England. He was lord of the manor of Glamorgan, as well as Caerleon, residing chiefly at Cardiff. It was there that in 1158 he and his wife and son were captured by Ivor the Little and carried away into the woods, where they were held as prisoners until the Earl redressed Ivor's grievances. In 1173 he took the King's part against his sons, but thereafter he appears to have fallen under suspicion, for the following year he submitted to the King, and in 1175 surrendered to him Bristol Castle. Because his only son and heir Robert died in 1166, Earl William made John, the younger son of King Henry II, heir to his earldom, in conformity with the King's promise that John should marry one of the Earl's daughters, if the Church would allow it, they being related in the third degree. Earl William was present in March 1177 when the King arbitrated between the Kings of Castile and Navarre, and in 1178, he witnessed Henry's charter to Waltham Abbey. But during the King's struggles with his sons, when he imprisoned a number of magnates of whose loyalty he was doubtful, Earl William was among them. He died on his birthday in 1183; his wife Hawise survived him.


Hawise de Beaumont of Leicester was the daughter of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (1104-1168) and Amice de Montfort ( - ). She and William FitzRobert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester had the following children:



Amice FITZROBERT (c. 1160-1220). Amice was born circa 1160. She married Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford circa 1172. She died in 1220.