Beaumont arms

Loretta de Braose
married to
Robert de Beaumont

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Died: c1266

Loretta was married to Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester, sometime Steward of England. She retired to live as a recluse in Hackington, Kent, about 1220. As a widow her dower estates had included the manor of Chalton (Hants) and the borough of Hungerford (Berks).

In April 1265, when Simon de Montfort was Steward, he sent messengers from Gloucester to Loretta at Hackington to try to clarify the "rights and liberties" attached to the office formerly held by her husband.

Father: William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber

Mother: Maud de St Valery

Married to Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester d. 1204

The cinquefoil in the arms illustrated is said by some to represent a pimpernel, as a play on words with Robert's alternative name, Robert fitzPernel.

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