Simon II de St. Liz Earl Of Huntingdon
- Born: After 1103 130
- Marriage: Elizabeth de Beaumont 130
- Died: Aug 1153 141
- Buried: St Andrews, Scotland 141
Another name for Simon was Simon de Senlis Earl of Huntingdon.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
Simon de St. Liz, son of Simon de St. Liz, Earl of Huntingdon, by Maud, daughter of Waltheof, Earl of Huntingdon, was a minor at his father's death, and became a ward of his stepfather, Earl David, until the latter became King of Scotland, when he was given to his great-uncle Stephen, Count of Aumale. If he was still under-age in he must have been born later than 1103. He became as strenuous an adherent of Stephen in the civil war as King David and Earl Henry were of the Empress, and before 1141 he had been recognised as Earl of Northampton. He fought for Stephen at Lincoln, 2 Feb 1140/1, and before 1146 was holding the Honour of Huntingdon, and probably was recognised as Earl of Huntingdon also, thus regaining his full inheritance. He founded the Abbey of Sawtrey in Hunts in 1146 or 1147, as Simon, Earl of Northampton, his son Simon witnessing the charter and the Nunncry of St. Mary de la Pre, near Northampton, also in the reign of Stephen, who confirmed the grant. He also gave charters to St. Andrew's, Northampton, in one of which he names his wife Elizabeth and his son Simon, and to another his brother Simon was a witness.
Simon de St. Liz married (Isabel or) Elizabeth, daughter of Robert, Earl of Leicester, by Amice, daughter of Ralph de Gael II, Seigneur of Gael and Montfort-sur-Meu. Simon died Aug1153, and was buried at St. Andrew's. His widow, Elizabeth, married Gervase Paynell (who was the last of the Paynell Barons of Dudley when their son Robert died d.v.p.).
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. VI p. 643, XIV, p. 95
• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Simon de Senlis, son of Simon de Senlis Earl of Huntingdon and his wife Matilda of Huntingdon.
A manuscript narrating the foundation of St Andrew's Priory, Northampton records that "Simon de Seynlyz junior" founded "abbatiam beatæ Mariæ de Pratis juxta Northampton" [Dugdale Monasticon V, Priory of St Andrew, Northampton, I, Incipit de Fundatione Domus nostræ, p. 190]. A charter of King Edward III confirmed the donations to the Abbey of De la Pre, founded by "Simon comes de Norhamtona", for the soul of "Gervasii Paynel fratris mei", by undated charter [Dugdale Monasticon V, Abbey of De la Pre, Northamptonshire, I, p. 208]. Robert of Torigny records the death in 1153 of "Symone comite Huntedoniæ" [Chronique de Robert de Torigny I, 1153, p. 273]. The Annals of Tewkesbury record that "comes de Norhamptone" died in 1153 [Annales de Theokesberia, p. 48].
Simon de Senlis married Isabelle de Beaumont, daughter of Robert de Beaumont Earl of Leicester and his wife Amicie de Gaël. "Roberti comes Legrecestrie" granted tithes to "Isabele comitisse de Norhamtone sororis mee" by charter dated to the middle of the reign of King Henry II [Stenton (Danelaw, 1920), Nuneaton, 325, p. 244].
Simon married Elizabeth de Beaumont, daughter of Robert de Beaumont Earl of Leicester and Amice de Gaël.141 (Elizabeth de Beaumont died after 1118.)