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Name: Roger De Montgomery Determine relationship to...
Birth: 1022 Father: Mother:
Married: Mabel De Talvas D' Alencon BEF 1048 Perche, France
Children Born Died
Mabel De Montgomery ABT 1064 DECEASED
Sybil De Montgomery 1060
Robert II De Montgomery 1058 1102
Philip De Montgomery ABT 1056 BET 1098 AND 1099
Roger De Montgomery BET 1052 AND 1056 8 MAY 1131
Arnulph De Montgomery 1048 ABT 1126
Hugues De Montgomery ABT 1042 31 JUL 1098
Maud De Montgomery ABT 1041 1107
Emma De Montgomery
Death: 27 JUL 1094
Remarks: Name Suffix: 1st Earl Of Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury, Earldom of: In early December 1074 Roger de Montgomery was created Earl of Shropshire or Shrewsbury. As with other medieval earldoms, little distinction was then made between the county town and county proper when designating a specific name for a title, chiefly because an earl, who was then more or less and official, albeit often hereditary, was inconceivable except as earl of a county.

Roger was son of anotherRoger de Montgomery, seigneur of the Norman places (St Germain-de-Montgomery and Ste-Foy-de-Montgomery) of that name in the Calvados region. He was a prominent member of the nobles grouped around William (later William I of England, The Conqueror) of Normandy well before the 1066 invasion of England but stayed behind in Normandy during the actual enterprise. The year after Hastings he wentto England and received land grants in Sussex. He is thought to have constructed the Castle of Montgomery (now in Powys, but formerly named Mongomeryshire after his family), doing so shortly before the Domesday Survey. [Burke's Peerage, p. 2604]

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