Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick

Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1102 – 12 June 1153) was the elder son of Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick and Marguerite, daughter of Geoffrey II of Perche and Beatrix of Montdidier. He was also known as Roger de Newburg.

He was generally considered to have been a devout and pious man; a chronicle of the period, the Gesta Regis Stephani, speaks of him as a "man of gentle disposition". The borough of Warwick remembers him as the founder of the Hospital of S. Michael for lepers which he endowed with the tithes of Wedgnock, and other property; he also endowed the House of the Templars beyond the bridge. In the reign of Stephen he founded a priory dedicated to S. Cenydd at Llangennith, Co. Glamorgan and he attached it as a cell to the Abbey of S. Taurinus at Evreux in Normandy.

Family and children

He married 1130 Gundred de Warenne, daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey and Elizabeth de Vermandois and had children:

  1. William de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Warwick.
  2. Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick (1153 – 12 December 1204).
  3. Henry de Beaumont, was Dean of Salisbury in 1205.
  4. Agnes de Beaumont, married Geoffrey de Clinton, Chamberlain to the King and son of Geoffrey de Clinton, the founder of Kenilworth Castle and Priory.
  5. Margaret de Beaumont.
  6. Gundred de Beaumont (c.1135–1200), married:
    1. Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk;
    2. Roger de Glanville.


Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry de Beaumont
Earl of Warwick
Succeeded by
William de Beaumont
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