Robert (II) De Courcy
- Born: 1070, Nuneham Courtnay, Oxfordshire, England
- Marriage: Rohese De Grentemesnil in 1092 in Leicestershire, England
Other names for Robert were Lord of Courcy and Baron of Stoke-Courcy.
Information Source: http://www.geneal.net/3271.htm.
The Conqueror and His Companions
by J.R. Planché, Somerset Herald. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1874.
I have just mentioned Robert, the son of this Richard, and son-in-law of Hugh de Grentmesnil, and shall conclude this chapter with a notice of this memorable family, the direct male descendant of which wears at the present day the coronet of a baron, one of the very few instances that can be quoted of an unbroken line of nobles in the same family from the Conquest...
Lord of Courcy Robert de Courcy was the son of Lord of Courcy Richard de Courcy. Lord of Courcy Robert de Courcy was Steward of the Household to King Henry I, and to the Empress Maud. He was founder of the Nunnery of Cannington at Somersetshire, England. Baron of Stoke-Courcy at Somersetshire, England. Lord of Courcy at Normandy, France. He married Rohese le Grantmesnil, daughter of Hugh I, seigneur de Grandmesnil Lord of Courcy Robert de Courcy was a witness to the Confirmation Charter of King Henry I to the Prior and Convent of St. Bartholomew in 1133 at London, England.2 He was made, by King Henry I, one of the greater Barons in 1133 at Westminster, England.
It is likely this is the Robert DeCourcy who participated in the First Crusade (1096-1099) and is honored by name in the Palace at Versailles.
Rotberti de Curcei…” witnessed the charter dated [May 1092] under which William II King of England confirmed previous grants to Lincoln cathedral. “…Rotberti de Curci…” witnessed the charter dated Sep 1093 under which William II King of England donated property to Lincoln cathedral. m ROHESE de Grantmesnil, daughter of HUGUES de Grantmesnil & his wife Adelise de Beaumont. Orderic Vitalis names “Adelinam et Hadvisam, Rochesiam et Mathildem et Agnetem” as the daughters of “Hugo de Grentemaisnilio” and his wife “Adelidem filiam Ivonis comitis de Bellomonte”, adding that Rohese married “Roberto de Curceio”. Robert de Courcy & his wife had five children:
Noted events in his life were:
• Honors: made, by King Henry I, one of the greater Barons, 1133, Westminster, England.
• Organizations: founder of the Nunnery of Cannington: Somersetshire, England.
Robert married Rohese De Grentemesnil, daughter of Lord Hugh De Grentemesnil Hinkley and Adeliza De Beaumont, in 1092 in Leicestershire, England. (Rohese De Grentemesnil was born about 1062 in Grentemesnil, Calvados, Normandy, France.)