1022 - 1094 (72 years)
||Roger de Montgomery, Earl Arundel & Shresbury |
||Earl of Shresbury |
||Regent of Normandy |
||27 Jul 1094
||Abbey Of St. Paul, Shrewsbury, England
||10 Jun 2004 |
||Mable (Talvas) de Belleme, Dame D'alencon, b. 1020, Alecon, Bell, France , d. 12 Feb 1078, Murdered At Chateau DE Bures-Sur-Dives, France (Age 58 years) |
| ||1. Robert II de Montgomerie, Count of Alencon, b. 1039, Montgomerie, France , d. 1119, Warham Castle, England (Age 80 years)|
| ||2. Sybil de Montgomery, b. 1066, St Germain Montgomery, Normandy, France |
| ||3. Arnulph de Montgomery, b. 1074, St. Germain Montgomery, Normandy, France |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Another name for Roger was De Bellesme De Alencon De Montgomery.
Earl Roger as he was known in England, contributed 60 ships to the invasion fleet and was in command of a wing in the Battle of Hastings. He returned to Normandy with Queen Matilda, and the young Duke Robert as Duke William's representative in Normandy. He became head of the council that governed the Duchy of Normandy in Duke William's frequent absences in England. The Norman Montgomery family ancestry was closely interwoven either by blood or marriage with the Duchy of Normandy.
Earl Roger was responsible to Duke William of Normandy as his chief architect in the defence of the middle marches of the border in his defence against the Welsh. He built many castles including Montgomery, Shrewsbury, Arundel, Ludlow, Clun, Hopton and Oswestry. His son, Robert, described at the Conquest as a 'novice in arms', but who might have been 40 by the Domesday, represented his father Earl Roger, and created some confusion in the records. Roger, the father, became the Earl of Shrewsbury and the Earl of Arundel in England, and retained his domains in Normandy at Bailleul (Kings of Scotland).