Genealogy of the Cushing Family V02

SIMON de Montfort 6th Earl of Leicester HP02 ER01 LU01

Person Chart

Additional Names

Additional Names Name
Stage/Pen Name Simon d' Montfort Earl of Lincoln


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
SIMON de Montfort 5th Earl of Leicester HP02 LU01 01/01/1164 ALIX de Montmorency ER01 (de Montfort) about 1165

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 30/05/1208 Montfort-l'Amaury, Seine-et-Oise, Région Parisienne, France
Marriage 07/01/1238 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Death 04/08/1265 Evesham, Worcestershire, England
Burial 1265 Evesham, Worcestershire, England


Read the wiki link to see the fall from power and fight against King Henry.

On the direct Cushing ancestor heritage line HP02 leads Richard I Comté de Rouen which the Cushing line via THOMAS’s wife also leads to, but via a French/Canadian ancestral route. HP02 takes you back to the earliest ancestors of the Dowde family as they rejoin the Cushing family at Richard I, so then follow the direct line of the Cushing family to SVEIDI 'the Sea King’ Act” c0720 and his possible father. Dates before 1500 are usually approximate as births and deaths were often not registered only names of children. I have used Wills, graves, encyclopaedia references, books and web sources such as Wikipedia and have only recorded on this tree plausible dates, the web is unfortunately full of impossible records!

LU01 leads via Simon de Montfort Sixth Earl of Leicester who gives his name to De Montfort University who is credited with establishing the first Parliament of England in 1265. He is the son of Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, a French nobleman and crusader, and Alix de Montmorency to his paternal grandmother Amicia de Beaumont, the senior co-heiress to the Earldom of Leicester and a large estate owned by her brother Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester, in England and his father who took part in the Albigensian cusades. With the irrevocable loss of Normandy, King John refused to allow the elder Simon to succeed to the earldom of Leicester and instead placed the estates and title into the hands of Montfort senior's cousin Ranulf, the Earl of Chester. Napoleon Bonaparte described Simon de Montfort as "one of the greatest Englishmen".

His father Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester (c. 1175 – 25 June 1218), Also Viscount of Albi, Béziers and Carcassonne from 1213, as well as Count of Toulouse from 1215. known as Simon IV (or V) de Montfort and as Simon de Montfort the Elder, was a French nobleman and knight of the early 13th century. He is widely regarded as one of the great military commanders of the Middle Ages. He took part in the Fourth Crusade and was one of the prominent figures of the Albigensian Crusade.


Description Page Quality Information Evidence
Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22 Original Secondary Direct
Pedigree of Royal Dynasties of N. and S. Wales (Chart) Original Secondary Direct
Peerage, The Original Secondary Direct
Royal Genealogies (Volume II) Original Secondary Direct
Simon V de Montfort, "Find A Grave Index" Original Secondary Direct
The Medieval Lands Project, "SIMON de Montfort" Original Secondary Direct
Wikipedia, "Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester" Original Secondary Direct



Simon de Montfort


Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester - Wikipedia