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Roger de Montgomery, Earl Arundel & Shresbury

Roger de Montgomery, Earl Arundel & Shresbury

Male 1022 - 1094  (72 years)

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  • Name Roger de Montgomery, Earl Arundel & Shresbury 
    Born 1022  Montgomerie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Earl of Shresbury 
    Occupation Regent of Normandy 
    Died 27 Jul 1094  Abbey Of St. Paul, Shrewsbury, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26277  Lucius
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2004 

    Father Roger de Montgomery,   b. 0985, St. Germain Montgomery, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Josceline de, Ponteaudemer.,   b. 0898, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mable (Talvas) de Belleme, Dame D'alencon,   b. 1020, Alecon, Bell, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1078, Murdered At Chateau DE Bures-Sur-Dives, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1048  Perche, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert II de Montgomerie, Count of Alencon,   b. 1039, Montgomerie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1119, Warham Castle, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Sybil de Montgomery,   b. 1066, St Germain Montgomery, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Arnulph de Montgomery,   b. 1074, St. Germain Montgomery, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F10491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Arundel Castle, West Sussex, England
    Arundel Castle, West Sussex, England
    as it may have appeared in the early 13th century Illustration by Peter Scholefield
    as it may have appeared in the early 13th century Illustration by Peter Scholefield

  • Notes 
    • 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).