Seigneur Raoul (Ralph) DE MONTFORT-GA╦L, Earl of Norfolk
(Bef 1040-Aft 1096)
Emma DE HEREFORD, Countess of Norfolk
(-Aft 1096)
Seigneur Raoul DE MONTFORT-GA╦L
Amicie DE GA╦L, Heiress of Breteuil
(-Abt 1168)


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Robert II "le Bossu" DE BEAUMONT-LE-ROGER, Earl of Leicester

Amicie DE GA╦L, Heiress of Breteuil

  • Born: Breal-sous-Montfort, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
  • Married: After 25 Nov 1120, Brittany, France
  • Died: 31 Aug 1168 or after, Convent of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England

  General Notes:

Compiler's 25/26 x great-grandmother

  Research Notes:

She is named by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her father and specifies that her marriage was arranged by Henry I King of England after she had been betrothed to his deceased son Richard.

Betrothed to Richard, illegitimate son of Henry I King of England and his mistress Ansfride. Richard drowned off Barfleur, Normandy 25 Nov 1120.

Heiress of Breteuil. She is said to have become a nun at Nuneaton after her husband's death.

The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "II Kal Sep" of "Amicia comitissa Leecestre". The necrology of Garendon abbey (Leicestershire) records the death “pridie Non die Sancti Ambrosii” of “Robertus comes Leyc fundator huius abbatie”, and “die Sancti Egidii abbatis” of “Amicia uxor eiusdem Roberti” and her burial “in monasterio prioratus monialium de Etona”. 1


He [Robert Earl of Leicester] married, after November 1120, Amice, daughter of Ralph, SEIGNEUR OF GAEL AND MONTFORT in Brittany, who was son of Ralph, EARL OF NORFOLK, by Emma, daughter of William FITZOSBERN, 1st Earl of Hereford. By this marriage he acquired a large part of the FitzOsbern inheritance in Normandy and England. He died 5 April 1168, and was probably buried in St. Mary de Pré. Amice survived him, and is said to have entered the convent of Nuneaton. 2

  Marriage Information:

Amicie married Robert II "le Bossu" DE BEAUMONT-LE-ROGER, Earl of Leicester, son of Robert I DE BEAUMONT-LE-ROGER, Comte de Meulan and Isabelle DE VERMANDOIS, after 25 Nov 1120 in Brittany, France. (Robert II DE BEAUMONT-LE-ROGER was born in 1104 in Pont Audemer, Eure, Normandy, France, died on 5 Apr 1168 in Leicester Castle, Leicestershire, England and was buried in St Mary de Pré Priory, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Amice de Gaël.

2 Complete Peerage..., VII:527-30, XIV:429.

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