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Hugh de Beaumont was born 1106 to Robert de Beaumont (1049-1118) and Elizabeth de Vermandois (c1081-1131) . Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rollo of Normandy (860-932), Charlemagne (747-814)/s.

Hugh de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Bedford (born 1106) was Earl of Bedford from 1137 to 1141. The grant of the earldom was by Stephen of England; this was the first of his numerous creations. Hugh was known as Hugh the Pauper or Hugh the Poor.

The existence of this title has been doubted. It is discussed by R. H. C. Davis[1] on the basis of the chronicle evidence. However, it now appears to be accepted by historians that Hugh did receive the earldom of Bedford in 1138 [2]

In 1137 Stephen ordered Miles de Beauchamp, castellan of Bedford Castle, to give it up to Hugh. Miles resisted, and a siege followed. The castle was eventually taken; but Miles repossessed it in an attack.[3]

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He was the third son of Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester and Elizabeth de Vermandois.







Siblings


Offspring of Robert de Beaumont (1049-1118) and Elizabeth de Vermandois (c1081-1131)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Emma de Beaumont (c1102-) 1102 Lancashire, England
Waleran de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Worcester (1104-1166) 1104 9 April 1166 Normandy, France Agnès de Montfort (-1181)
Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (1104-1168) 1104 England, United Kingdom 5 April 1168 England, United Kingdom Amice de Gael de Montfort
Hugh de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Bedford (1106-) 1106
Adeline de Beaumont (c1107-) 1107 Lancashire, England Hugh de Montfort-sur-Risle (1075-1147)
Aubree de Beaumont (c1109-1191) 1107 Lancashire, England Hugh II de Chateauneuf (1098-1169)
Agnes de Beaumont (c1110-)
Maud de Beaumont (c1111-)
Isabel de Beaumont (c1102-c1172) 1102 Lancashire, England 1172 Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke (c1100-1148)


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