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William D’AUBIGNY, Earl of Arundel

Male Aft 1100 - 1176  (< 74 years)


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  • Name William D’AUBIGNY 
    Suffix Earl of Arundel 
    Born Aft 1100 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Oct 1176 
    Notes 
    • “WILLIAM d'Aubigny, son of GUILLAUME d'Aubigny "Pincerna" & his wife Maud le Bigod (after 1100-Waverley Abbey 12 Oct 1176, bur Wymondham, Norfolk). A memorandum of the foundation of Wymondham Priory records that “Willielmus de Albaneio, pincernna regis Henrici” had “unum filium Willielmum comitem Arundeliæ”. “Willielmus de Albeneyo, pincerna Henrici regis Anglorum” donated property to Wymondham priory, assisted by “uxoris suæ Matilidis filiæ…Rogeri Bigot” by undated charter, witnessed by “filii…eiusdem Willielmi, Nigellus et Oliverus”. He acquired the castle and honour of Arundel through his marriage. He was created Earl of Lincoln in [1139], lost this earldom to William de Roumare, and was created Earl of Arundel or Sussex in [1141]. Robert of Torigny records the death in 1177 of "Willermus de Albineio…comitem d'Arundel".
      m ([1136/Sep 1139]) as her second husband, ADELISA de Louvain, widow of HENRY I King of England, daughter of GODEFROI V "le Barbu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Comte de Louvain & his first wife Ida de Chiny Ctss de Namur ([1103/06]-Afflighem Abbey 23/24 Mar or 23 Apr 1151, bur Afflighem Abbey). The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Alaida…Anglorum regina…comitissa de Cleves Ida…[et] Clarissia virgo" as the three daughters of "Godefridus Cum-barba". The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the marriage of "Henricus rex Anglorum" and "Athelam filiam Godefridi ducis Lotharingie" in 1121. Orderic Vitalis names her and her father. The castle and honour of Arundel was settled on Queen Adelisa after her first husband died. Robert of Torigny records that "Willermi de Albinaio quem vocant comitem de Arundel" married "Aelizam reginam relictam Henrici senioris regis Anglorum". In another passage, Robert of Torigny confirms that she was the mother of her husband's four sons. Adelisa became a nun at Affleghem Abbey, near Aalst in Brabant in 1149/50. The Annals of Margan record the death in 1151 of “Adelidis, regina secunda Henrici regis”. The Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis records that “Godefridus cum barba Dux Lotharingiæ…filia…Aleidis” married “Regi Angliæ” in 1121, died “IX Kal Mai” and was buried at Afflighem after the death of her second husband. The Obituary of Lyre records the death 25 Mar of “Adelicia regina”.
      Earl William & his wife had eight children:
      1. [AGNES ([1139/41]-). Domesday Descendants records that William Earl of Arundel donated property to Boxgrove Priory for the soul of Agnes, wife of Radulf FitzSavaric, by charter dated [1173] which does not specify the relationship between the two. Considering that she gave birth to a daughter before her husband's death before 1157, Agnes was probably the first child of her parents, assuming that William 1st Earl of Arundel was her father. m RADULF FitzSavaric, son of SAVARIC FitzCana de Beaumont & his wife Muriel de Bohun (-before 1157).]
      2. WILLIAM (-24 Dec 1193, bur Wymondham Priory). Robert of Torigny names "Guillermum primogenitum suum et Godefridum et…comitissam uxorem Johannis comitis Aucensis" as children of "Willermi de Albinaio quem vocant comitem de Arundel" & his wife. He succeeded his father in 1176, generally known as Earl of Sussex as the castle of Arundel was retained by the crown on his father's death. They were restored to Earl William in 27 Jun 1190, after which he was referred to as Earl of Arundel. The Annals of Waverley record the death “in vigilia Natalis Domini” in 1193 of “Willelmus comes junior de Arundel”. m (after 1173) as her second husband, MAUD de Saint-Hilaire, widow of ROGER de Clare Earl of Hertford, daughter and heiress os of JAMES de Saint-Hilaire du Harcourt & his wife ---. Robert of Torigny records that "Willermus de Albineio…comitem d'Arundel…[filium] Guillermum de Albineio primogenito" and "relictam Rogerii comitis de Clara filiam Jacobi de Sancto Hilario". Her name is confirmed by the undated charter which records that “Wilielmus comes Sussexiæ” confirmed donations to Boxgrove Priory by his predecessors “Rogerus de Albineio, et Willelmus Pincerna…et Willielmi patris mei filii reginæ Aeliz, et Matildis matris meæ”. Earl William & his wife had [two] children:
      a) WILLIAM (-Cainell, near Rome before 30 Mar 1221[20], bur Wymondham Priory). “Wilielmus comes Sussexiæ” confirmed donations to Boxgrove Priory by his predecessors “Rogerus de Albineio, et Willelmus Pincerna…et Willielmi patris mei filii reginæ Aeliz, et Matildis matris meæ” to Boxgrove Priory by undated charter, which names “domina Avicia, uxor Rogeri de Albineio…et filiorum suorum Willielmi et Nigelli”. He succeeded his father in 1193 as Earl of Arundel.
      b) [AGNES . A manuscript record of the Mowbray family (many of the details in which relating to the early generations of the family are inconsistent with other sources) states that the wife of “Willihelmus…primogenitus et hæres Nigelli de Molbray” married “[filiam] comitis de Arundel…Agnetem” who was mother of his two sons. The identification of this person has not yet been corroborated from other sources. m WILLIAM de Mowbray, son of (-Axholme Mar 1224 or before, bur Neufbourg).]
      3.REGNER . Robert of Torigny records the death in 1177 of "Willermus de Albineio…comitem d'Arundel" and specifies that he left four sons, without naming the youngest three. The primary source which confirms his name has not yet been identified.
      4. HENRY . Robert of Torigny records the death in 1177 of "Willermus de Albineio…comitem d'Arundel" and specifies that he left four sons, without naming the youngest three. The primary source which confirms his name has not yet been identified.
      5. GODEFROI . Robert of Torigny names "Guillermum primogenitum suum et Godefridum et…comitissam uxorem Johannis comitis Aucensis" as children of "Willermi de Albinaio quem vocant comitem de Arundel" & his wife. “Godfridus filius comitis” witnessed the undated charter under which “Wilielmus comes Arundelli” donated property “Bessesola..[et] Winkingas” to Boxgrove Priory, for the souls of “Adelizæ reginæ…Olivæ sororis meæ, et Olyvæ filiæ meæ, et Agathæ, quæ ibi iacent”. "Alizia comitissa Augi" donated property to the abbey of Robert's Bridge for the soul of "Willielmi comitis Arundelie patris mei et Alizie regine matris mee et…domini mei J. comitis Augi et Godefridi fratris mei et Matildis et Margarete filiarum mearum" by undated charter witnessed by "Henrico comite Augi, Roberto fratris eius".
      6. ALICE (-11 Sep [1188], bur Fécamp). Robert of Torigny names "Guillermum primogenitum suum et Godefridum et…comitissam uxorem Johannis comitis Aucensis" as children of "Willermi de Albinaio quem vocant comitem de Arundel" & his wife. "Johannes comes Augi" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport by a charter dated [1169/70], witnessed by "Henricus et Robertus filii comitis et A[elicia] comitissa Augi". "Alizia comitissa Augi" donated property to the abbey of Robert's Briddge for the soul of "Willielmi comitis Arundelie patris mei et Alizie regine matris mee et…domini mei J. comitis Augi et Godefridi fratris mei et Matildis et Margarete filiarum mearum" by undated charter witnessed by "Henrico comite Augi, Roberto fratris eius". The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified. m firstly JEAN I Comte d'Eu Lord of Hastings, son of HENRI Comte d'Eu & his wife --- (-1170). m secondly ALFRED de Saint-Martin, son of --- (-after 20 Nov 1189).
      7. OLIVIA (-young, bur Boxgrove Priory). “Wilielmus comes Arundelli” donated property “Bessesola..[et] Winkingas” to Boxgrove Priory, for the souls of “Adelizæ reginæ…Olivæ sororis meæ, et Olyvæ filiæ meæ, et Agathæ, quæ ibi iacent”, by undated charter, witnessed by “Godfridus filius comitis”.
      8. [AGATHA (-young, bur Boxgrove Priory). “Wilielmus comes Arundelli” donated property “Bessesola..[et] Winkingas” to Boxgrove Priory, for the souls of “Adelizæ reginæ…Olivæ sororis meæ, et Olyvæ filiæ meæ, et Agathæ, quæ ibi iacent”, by undated charter. The document does not specify the relationship between Agatha and the donor, but the wording suggests that she was another of his daughters.]”«s87» [1]
    Person ID I11891  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 

    Father Guillaume “Pincerna” D’AUBIGNY 
    Mother Maud le BIGOD 
    Family ID F4135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adelisa, de Louvain,   d. 1151 
    Children 
     1. Agnes D’AUBENEY
     2. William D’AUBIGNY, Earl of Arundel
     3. Regner D’AUBIGNY
     4. Henry D’AUBIGNY
     5. Godefroi D’AUBIGNY
    +6. Alice D’AUBIGNY,   d. 11 Sep 1188
     7. Olivia D’AUBIGNY
     8. Agatha D’AUBIGNY
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F4850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.