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Henry I of England (1068-1135)

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Henry I of England, King of England, was born 13 June 1068 in Selby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom to William I of England (1027-1087) and Matilda of Flanders (c1031-1083) and died 1 December 1135 in St. Denis-le-Fermont near Gisors, Picardy, Lyons-la-Forêt, Eure, France of food poisoning from eating a surfeit of lampreys. He married Matilda of Scotland (c1080-1118) 11 November 1100 in Westminster Abbey, Greater London, England, United Kingdom. He married Adeliza of Leuven (1103-1151) 29 January 1121 in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom.


Henry was King of England from 1100, when he succeeded his brother William II, to 1135. In 1106 he conquered Normandy from his oldest brother, Robert II, and ruled it until his death.



Children


Offspring of Henry I of England and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester (1090-1147) 1090 England, United Kingdom 1147 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom Isabel de Douvres (c1090-)
Mabel of Gloucester (c1095-1156)

Maud FitzRoy (c1091-) 1091 England Conan III de Bretagne (1095-1148)

Constance FitzRoy (c1092-) 1110 Roscelin de Beaumont-au-Maine (-1176)

Mabel FitzRoy (c1093-) 1093 Guillaume Gouët (bef1080-)

Alice FitzRoy (c1116-bef1141) 1116 1141 Mathieu I de Montmorency (1100-1160)

Gilbert FitzRoy (c1095-)
Emma FitzRoy (c1110-c1157) 1110 1157 Guy III de Laval (-c1140)

Offspring of Henry I of England and Ansfrid (1070-?)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Juliane de Fontevrault (1090-)
Fulk FitzRoy (1092-)
Richard of Lincoln (1094-1120)

Offspring of Henry I of England and Matilda of Scotland (c1080-1118)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Euphamia
Matilda of Normandy (1102-1167) 1102 Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom 10 September 1167 Rouen, France Heinrich V of the Holy Roman Empire (1086-1125)
Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou and Maine (1113-1151)

William of Normandy (1103-1120)

Offspring of Henry I of England and Sybil Corbet (1077-?)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sybilla de Normandy (c1106-)
William Constable (c1108-)
Reginald de Dunstanville, 1st Earl of Cornwall (c1110-1175) 1110 1 July 1175 Mabel FitzRichard (c1100-c1147)
Beatrice de Vaux

Gundred of England (1114–1146)
Rohese of England (1114-)
Elizabeth of England (c1115-)

Offspring of Henry I of England and Edith
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert FitzEdith (c1111-)
Matilda FitzRoy (c1090-1120) 1090 1120 Rotrou III du Perche (c1075-1144)

Adeliza FitzEdith (c1113-)
Henry FitzHenry (c1114-)
Isabel Hedwig of England (c1115-)
Matilda FitzRoy (c1116-)

Offspring of Henry I of England and Gieva de Tracy
Name Birth Death Joined with
William de Tracy (-c1189)

Offspring of Henry I of England and Nest ferch Rhys (c1073-aft1136)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Henry FitzRoy (1103-1158)




Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Henry II of England (1133-1189)


Sources and notes

‡ General
¶ Death
§ Remains
  • His remains were sewn into the hide of a bull to preserve them on the journey, and then taken back to England and were buried at Reading Abbey, which he had founded fourteen years before. The Abbey was destroyed during the Protestant Reformation. No trace of his tomb has survived, the probable site being covered by St James' School. Nearby is a small plaque, and a large memorial cross stands in the adjoining Forbury Gardens.
  • Wikipedia article on Henry I of England - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_I_of_England#Death_and_legacy






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  John Kenney, Phlox, Robin Patterson


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