First Robert de Beaumont (Bellemont) Earl of Leicester, Count of Meulan (Mellent) 781,1957,1958
- Born: Between 1040 and 1050 1958
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth (or Isabel) de Vermandois Countess of Leicester in 1096 1958
- Died: 5 Jun 1118 1958
Noted events in his life were:
• Companion to William I, 1066. 1958 Robert was one of only about 15 of the Proven Companions of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and was leader of the infantry on the right wing of the Norman army, as evidenced in the following near contemporary account by William of Poitiers:
"A certain Norman, Robert, son of Roger of Beaumont, being nephew and heir to Henry, Count of Meulan, through Henry's sister Adeline, found himself that day in battle for the first time. He was as yet but a young man and he performed feats of valour worthy of perpetual remembrance. At the head of a troop which he commanded on the right wing he attacked with the utmost bravery and success". He was the last surviving Norman nobleman to have fought in the Battle of Hastings.
Chroniclers spoke highly of his eloquence, his learning, and three kings of England valued his counsel.
Robert married Elizabeth (or Isabel) de Vermandois Countess of Leicester, daughter of Count Hugh Magnus of Vermandois The Great Crusader and Adelaide Countess of Vermandois, in 1096.1958 (Elizabeth (or Isabel) de Vermandois Countess of Leicester was born circa 1085 1959 and died in 1131 1960.)