Biography of Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury 1056-1130

Paternal Family Tree: Montgomery

Around 1044 [his father] Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and [his mother] Mabel Belleme were married.

Around 1056 Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury was born to Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and Mabel Belleme.

In Nov 1071 [his father] Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl of Shrewsbury was created 1st Earl of Shrewsbury 1C. Adelaide du Puiset Countess Shrewsbury by marriage Countess of Shrewsbury 1C.

After 1079 [his father] Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and Adelaide du Puiset Countess Shrewsbury were married.

On 02 Dec 1079 [his mother] Mabel Belleme was murdered.

Before 09 Sep 1087 Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (age 31) and Agnes Ponthieu Countess Ponthieu and Shrewsbury (age 7) were married. The difference in their ages was 24 years. She the daughter of Bishop Guy Ponthieu (age 60). He the son of Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and Mabel Belleme.

Around 1093 [his son] William "Talvas" Montgomery III Count Ponthieu was born to Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (age 37) and [his wife] Agnes Ponthieu Countess Ponthieu and Shrewsbury (age 13).

In 1094 [his father] Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl of Shrewsbury died. His son [his brother] Hugh Montgomery 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury succeeded 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury 1C. His son Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (age 38) succeeded 2nd Count Ponthieu. [his wife] Agnes Ponthieu Countess Ponthieu and Shrewsbury (age 14) by marriage Countess Ponthieu.

In 1098 Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (age 42) succeeded 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury 1C. [his wife] Agnes Ponthieu Countess Ponthieu and Shrewsbury (age 18) by marriage Countess of Shrewsbury 1C.

On 13 Oct 1100 [his father-in-law] Bishop Guy Ponthieu (age 73) died. His daughter [his wife] Agnes Ponthieu Countess Ponthieu and Shrewsbury (age 20) succeeded I Countess Ponthieu. Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (age 44) by marriage Count Ponthieu.

Bridgnorth Castle [Map]. Around 1101 Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (age 45) founded Bridgnorth Castle [Map].

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1102. In this year at the Nativity was the king Henry (age 34) at Westminster, and at Easter in Winchester, Hampshire [Map]. And soon thereafter arose a dissention between the king (age 34) and the Earl Robert of Belesme (age 46), who held in this land the earldom of Shrewsbury, that his father, Earl Roger, had before, and much territory therewith both on this side and beyond the sea. And the king (age 34) went and beset the castle at Arundel [Map]; but when he could not easily win it, he allowed men to make castles before it, and filled them with his men; and afterwards with all his army he went to Bridgenorth, and there continued until he had the castle [Map], and deprived the Earl Robert (age 51) of his land, and stripped him of all that he had in England. And the earl (age 51) accordingly went over sea, and the army afterwards returned home. Then was the king (age 34) thereafter by Michaelmas at Westminster; and all the principal men in this land, clerk, and laity.

In 1102 Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (age 46) forfeit his Earldom of Shrewsbury for having rebelled against King Henry I "Beauclerc" England (age 34) and supported Robert Curthose (age 51).

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1104. Afterwards were reconciled the Earl Robert (age 53) of Normandy and Robert de Belesme (age 48), whom the King Henry (age 36) had before deprived of his lands, and driven from England; and through their reconciliation the King of England (age 36) and the Earl of Normandy (age 53) became adversaries. And the king (age 36) sent his folk over sea into Normandy; and the head-men in that land received them, and with treachery to their lord, the earl (age 53), lodged them in their castles, whence they committed many outrages on the earl (age 53) in plundering and burning.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1105. And then before Christmas came Robert de Belesme (age 49) hither to the king (age 37). This was a very calamitous year in this land, through loss of fruits, and through the manifold contributions, that never ceased before the king (age 37) went over [to Normandy], or while he was there, or after he came back again.

After 1105 [his former wife] Agnes Ponthieu Countess Ponthieu and Shrewsbury (age 25) died.

Battle of Tinchebray

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1106. After this, and before August, went the king (age 38) over sea into Normandy; and almost all that were in that land submitted to his will, except Robert de Belesme (age 50) and the Earl of Moretaine (age 22), and a few others of the principal persons who yet held with the Earl of Normandy (age 55). For this reason the king (age 38) afterwards advanced with an army, and beset a castle of the Earl of Moretaine (age 22), called Tenerchebrai.136 Whilst the king (age 38) beset the castle, came the Earl Robert (age 55) of Normandy on Michaelmas eve against the king (age 38) with his army, and with him Robert of Belesme (age 50), and William, Earl of Moretaine (age 22), and all that would be with them; but the strength and the victory were the king's (age 38). There was the Earl of Normandy (age 55) taken, and the Earl of Moretaine (age 22), and Robert of Stutteville, and afterwards sent to England, and put into custody. Robert of Belesme (age 50) was there put to flight, and William Crispin was taken, and many others forthwith. Edgar Etheling (age 55), who a little before had gone over from the king (age 38) to the earl, was also there taken, whom the king (age 38) afterwards let go unpunished. Then went the king (age 38) over all that was in Normandy, and settled it according to his will and discretion.

Note 136. Now Tinchebrai.

On 28 Sep 1106 King Henry I "Beauclerc" England (age 38) defeated his older brother Robert Curthose III Duke Normandy (age 55) at the Battle of Tinchebray at Tinchebray, Orne.

William Warenne 2nd Earl of Surrey and Robert Beaumont 1st Earl of Leicester Count Meulan (age 66). Elias La Flèche De Baugency I Count Maine commanded the reserve. The following fought for Henry:

William "Brito aka Breton" D'Aubigny (age 20).

Alan Canhiart IV Duke Brittany (age 43).

Raoul Tosny (age 26).

William "Pincerna aka Butler" D'Aubigny (age 42).

Robert Grandesmil (age 28), and.

William Normandy I Count Évreux.

Robert Curthose III Duke Normandy (age 55) was captured and spent the next twenty-eight years in prison; never released.

William Mortain Count Mortain 2nd Earl Cornwall (age 22) was also captured. He spent the next thirty or more years in prison before becoming a monk. Earl Cornwall forfeit.

Edgar Ætheling II King England (age 55) was captured and subsequently released; Henry had married to Edgar's niece Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England (age 26) in 1100.

Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (age 50) escaped.

Robert Stuteville was captured.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1106. In this year was the King Henry (age 38) on the Nativity at Westminster, and there held his court; and at that season Robert de Belesme (age 50) went unreconciled from the king (age 38) out of his land into Normandy. Hereafter before Lent was the king (age 38) at Northampton, Northamptonshire [Map]; and the Earl Robert (age 55) his brother came thither from Normandy to him; and because the king (age 38) would not give him back that which he had taken from him in Normandy, they parted in hostility; and the earl soon went over sea back again.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1112. All this year remained the King Henry (age 44) in Normandy [Map] on account of the broils that he had with France, and with the Earl of Anjou (age 23), who held Maine [Map] against him. And whilst he was there, he deprived of their lands the Earl of Evreux, and William Crispin, and drove them out of Normandy. To Philip of Braiose (age 42) he restored his land, who had been before deprived of it; and Robert of Belesme (age 56) he suffered to be seized, and put into prison. This was a very good year, and very fruitful, in wood and in field; but it was a very heavy time and sorrowful, through a severe mortality amongst men.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1113. In this year was the King Henry (age 45) on the Nativity and at Easter and at Pentecost in Normandy. And after that, in the summer, he sent hither Robert of Belesme (age 57) into the castle at Wareham, Dorset [Map], and himself soon142 afterwards came hither to this land.

Note 142. "Mense Julio".-Flor.

After 1130 Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (age 74) died. His son [his son] William "Talvas" Montgomery III Count Ponthieu (age 37) succeeded III Count Ponthieu.

Royal Descendants of Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury 1056-1130

Agnes La Marck Queen Consort Navarre x 3

Joan Dammartin Queen Consort Castile and Leon x 1

Maria Reginar Queen Consort France x 1

Edward Balliol I King Scotland x 1

Margaret of Burgundy Queen Consort France x 1

Joan "Lame" Burgundy Queen Consort France x 1

King Robert II of Scotland x 1

Joanna Bourbon Queen Consort France x 1

Blanche Bourbon Queen Consort Castile x 1

Yolande of Bar Queen Consort Aragon x 3

King Richard II of England x 1

King Louis of Naples x 1

King Henry V of England x 3

Philippa Lancaster Queen Consort Denmark x 3

Joan Beaufort Queen Consort Scotland x 4

Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford x 1

Mary of Guelders Queen Consort Scotland x 3

Charlotte Savoy Queen Consort France x 2

King Edward IV of England x 11

King Richard III of England x 11

Anne Neville Queen Consort England x 15

King Henry VII of England and Ireland x 5

Louis XII King France x 3

Jean III King Navarre x 1

Bianca Maria Sforza Holy Roman Empress x 2

Anne of Brittany Queen Consort France x 2

Philip "Handsome Fair" King Castile x 5

Germaine Foix Queen Consort Aragon x 3

Marguerite Valois Orléans Queen Consort Navarre x 5

King Francis I of France x 5

Queen Anne Boleyn of England x 14

Anne Jagiellon Holy Roman Empress x 4

Queen Jane Seymour x 18

Catherine Parr Queen Consort England x 23

Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England x 5

Mary of Guise Queen Consort Scotland x 15

Antoine King Navarre x 11

Queen Catherine Howard of England x 12

Jane "Nine Days Queen" Grey I Queen England and Ireland x 30

Louis VI Elector Palatine x 3

Louise Lorraine Queen Consort France x 7

Maximilian "The Great" Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria I Elector Bavaria x 9

Maria Anna Wittelsbach Holy Roman Empress x 9

Electress Louise Juliana of the Palatine Rhine x 4

Ferdinand of Spain II Holy Roman Emperor x 2

Margaret of Austria Queen Consort Spain x 2

Eleonora Gonzaga Queen Consort Bohemia x 3

Maria Leopoldine Habsburg Spain Queen Consort Bohemia x 2

Marie Françoise Élisabeth of Savoy Queen Consort of Portugal x 19

Victor Amadeus King Sardinia x 22

Maria Anna Neuburg Queen Consort Spain x 5

Joseph I Holy Roman Emperor x 5

Charles Habsburg Spain VI Holy Roman Emperor x 5

Francis I Holy Roman Emperor x 7

Elisabeth Therese Lorraine Queen Consort Sardinia x 7

President George Washington x 8

King George III of Great Britain and Ireland x 5

Caroline Matilda Hanover Queen Consort Denmark and Norway x 5

Caroline of Brunswick Queen Consort England x 5

King Christian I of Norway and VIII of Denmark x 10

Frederick VII King Denmark x 15

Queen Louise Hesse-Kassel of Denmark x 10

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom x 10

Queen Sophia of Sweden and Norway x 5

Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia x 30

King Edward VII of the United Kingdom x 30

Frederick Charles I King Finland x 10

Alexandrine Mecklenburg-Schwerin Queen Consort Denmark x 15

Victoria Eugénie Mountbatten Queen Consort Spain x 30

Louise Mountbatten Queen Consort Sweden x 30

Ingrid Bernadotte Queen Consort Denmark x 30

Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh x 30

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 2700

Carl XVI King Sweden x 60

Queen Consort Camilla Shand x 1000

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 8450

Catherine Middleton Princess of Wales x 30

Ancestors of Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury 1056-1130

Robert II Belleme 2nd Count Ponthieu 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury

Great x 2 Grandfather: Yves Belleme

Great x 1 Grandfather: William "Princeps" Belleme

Great x 2 Grandmother: Godeheut Unknown

GrandFather: William "Talvas" Belleme

Great x 2 Grandfather: Arnulf de Ganelon

Great x 1 Grandmother: Mathilde Condé Sur Noireau

Mother: Mabel Belleme

GrandMother: Hilderburg Unknown