King Henry I
Natural Children of
King Henry I of England

    Kings Henry I and Charles II were the only Kings of England to beget really large broods of illegitimate offspring.  Charles, credited with 8 sons and 6 daughters, is clearly outdone by Henry with a known illegitimate offspring list consisting of 9 sons and between 12 and 15 daughters.  There may be more, too.  The name of the mother is known with varying degrees of certainly for 12 of the children. 

Perhaps King Henry had so many girlfriends and children that he forgot who belonged to whom.

 "Associates" and Illegitimate Children of King Henry (I) Beauclerc of England.
from Geoffrey H. White:  The Complete Peerage, Appendix D, Volume XI, 1949
(King Henry certainly liked the ladies!)
associated with Sybilla Corbet:
  • Sybilla, born circa 1092
  • Rainald de Dunstanville, Earl of Cornwall, born about 1112
  • William, born before 1105
  • Gundred
  • Rohese
name of mother unknown:
  • Robert de Caen, (see below)
  • Constance
  • Matilda (Maud)
  • Gilbert, born about 1130
  • William de Tracy
  • Eustacie
  • Alice (Aline)
  • a daughter
  • Joan (Elizabeth)
  • Emma
  • another daughter
  • Sybillia of Falaise
  • Maud, Abbess of Montivilliers
associated with Nest, Princess of Deheubarth:
  • Henry fitzHenry, born about 1103
associated with Ansfride:
  • Richard of Lincoln, born before 1101
  • Fulk, a monk at Abingdon, born before 1100
  • Juliane, who married Eustance de Pacy and later became a nun at Fontevrault.
associated with Edith Sigulfson:
  • Robert FitzEdith, Baron of Okenhampton
associated with Edith:
  • Maud, Countess of Perche (1090 - 1120)
associated with Isabel (Elizabeth) de Beaumont:
  • Isabel, born about 1120
And there may have been more "associates" along with additional children . . . 

Robert de Caen, Earl of Gloucester
Born circa 1090 at Caen, France
Died on October 31, 1147 at Bristol

Robert married to Mabel (Maud) Fitzhamon, daughter and heiress of Robert FitzHamon, Lord of Glamorgan and his wife Sibyl who was a daughter of Roger de Montgomery, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury who accompanied William the Conqueror in 1066 and was present at the Battle of Hastings.

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