Perhaps King Henry had so many girlfriends
and children that he forgot who belonged to whom.
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.
"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:
name of mother unknown:
Sybilla, born circa 1092
Rainald de Dunstanville, Earl of Cornwall, born about 1112
William, born before 1105
Robert de Caen, (see below)
Gilbert, born about 1130
William de Tracy
Sybillia of Falaise
Maud, Abbess of Montivilliers
|associated with Nest, Princess of Deheubarth:
associated with Ansfride:
Henry fitzHenry, born about 1103
associated with Edith Sigulfson:
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:
Robert FitzEdith, Baron of Okenhampton
associated with Isabel
(Elizabeth) de Beaumont:
And there may have been more "associates" along with additional children
. . .
Maud, Countess of Perche (1090 - 1120)
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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