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Nicknames: "Guillaume de Champagne", "William de Blois", "Count Wilhelm of Sully", "William the Simple", "William de Blois; Guillaume; Count of Boulogne;", "Knt. Count of Boulogne as William FitzRoy", "William de Mortain", "4th Earl of Surrey"
Birthplace: Blois,Loir-Et-Cher,France
Death: Died in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Occupation: Count of Chartes, Count of Blois and Chartres 1102-1107, Count of Sully 1107-1150, Gjordes arvlös och blev herre till Sully, Biskop i Winchester, Comte, de Chartres, 1102, Sieur, de Sully, Count of Sully
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About Guillaume de Champagne (de Blois), Count of Chartres, 4th Earl of Surrey

'WILLIAM de Blois prétendant au trône d'Angleterre jusqu'au traité de Wallingford

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([1132/37]-11 Oct 1159, bur hospital of Montmorillon, Poitou). The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Eustacium et Guilelmum" as the two sons of "rex Anglorum Stefanus"[293]. His parentage is recorded by Matthew of Paris[294]. Earl of Warenne and Surrey, Lord of Pevensey and Norwich [1148/49], de iure uxoris[295]. He succeeded his brother in 1153 as GUILLAUME Comte de Boulogne. He was disinherited from the throne of England by his father in Nov 1153 under the treaty concerning the succession of Henry Plantagenet, although under its terms he was allowed to hold all lands which his father had held before becoming king, including the counties of Mortain and Boulogne, Eye and Lancaster[296]. He succeeded his father in 1154 as Comte de Mortain. He surrendered Pevensey, Norwich and other strongholds in England and Normandy to King Henry II in 1157. He was knighted by Henry II at Carlisle in 1158[297]. Robert of Torigny records that "Guillelmus comes Moritonii" died "1159 mense Octobris" while returning from serving in the Toulouse campaign, that he died without children and that King Henry II retained his county[298]. m (before 6 Nov 1153, maybe before [1148/49]) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Warenne, daughter & heiress of WILLIAM de Warenne 3rd Earl of Surrey & his wife Ela de Ponthieu (-[12 Jul 1203], bur Chapter House, Lewes). Robert of Torigny records that "filiam tercii Guillermi de Warenna" married "Guillermus filius Stephani regis"[299]. Robert of Torigny records the marriage in 1164 of "Hamelinus naturalis frater regis Henrici" and "comitissam de Guarenna, relictam Willelmi comitis Moritoni filii Stephani regis, …filia tercii Willermi comitis de Guarenna"[300]. The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. She married secondly ([Apr] 1164) Hamelin d’Anjou, illegitimate son of Geoffroy V Comte d’Anjou. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

-------------------- William I, Count of Boulogne

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William I of Blois (c.1137 – 11 October 1159) was Count of Boulogne (1153-1159) and Earl of Surrey (1153-1159). He was the third son of King Stephen of England and Matilda of Boulogne.

When his elder brother, Eustace IV of Boulogne, died in 1153, William was passed over in the succession to England. His father instead conceded the throne to the young Henry Plantagenet. The new King Henry was quite generous in his treatment of William of Blois, confirming his possession of the Earldom of Surrey jure uxoris (in right of his wife).

However, Gervase of Canterbury asserts a plot against Henry's life was discovered in 1154 among some Flemish mercenaries. The plan was to assassinate Henry in Canterbury, and allegedly William of Blois had knowledge of this plot or was in connivance with the mercenaries. Whatever the truth, Henry fled Canterbury and returned to Normandy.

William of Blois had married Isabel de Warenne, 4th Countess of Surrey in her own right, in 1148. They had no children before his death in 1159. He died before the gates of Toulouse, and was buried at the Poitevin abbey of Montmorel. He was succeeded as Count of Boulogne by his sister Marie. His widow remarried to Hamelin Plantagenet.

Annals of Monte Fernando 1159: "Ob. Willelmus comes Bolonie."

Arms: Gules, three palets vair, on a chief or, an eagle displayed gules membered azure.

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R. H. C. Davis (1967), King Stephen

Thomas K. Keefe, ‘William , earl of Surrey (c.1135–1159)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004

William of Boulogne de Blois, 4th Earl of Surrey1

M, #102044, b. between 1132 and 1137, d. 11 October 1159

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    William of Boulogne de Blois, 4th Earl of Surrey was born between 1132 and 1137.2 He was the son of Stephen de Blois, King of England and Matilda, Comtesse de Boulogne. He married Isabella de Warenne, daughter of William III de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey and Ela Talvas, circa 1149.2 He died on 11 October 1159 at Toulouse, France, wounds in action.2 He was buried at Hospital of Montmorillon, Poitou, France.2
    William of Boulogne de Blois, 4th Earl of Surrey gained the title of 4th Earl of Surrey in 1138, in right of his wife.1 He gained the title of Comte de Boulogne on 17 August 1153.2 He gained the title of Earl of Mortain on 25 October 1154.2 He gained the title of Comte de Mortagne. He gained the title of Earl of Warren. He fought in the siege of Toulouse in October 1159.2

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[S106] Royal Genealogies Website (ROYAL92.GED), online ftp://ftp.cac.psu.edu/genealogy/public_html/royal/index.html. Hereinafter cited as Royal Genealogies Website.

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 53. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family. -------------------- William I of Blois (c.1137 – 11 October 1159) was Count of Boulogne (1153-1159) and Earl of Surrey (1153-1159). He was the third son of King Stephen of England and Matilda of Boulogne.

When his elder brother, Eustace IV of Boulogne, died in 1153, William was passed over in the succession to England. His father instead conceded the throne to the young Henry Plantagenet. The new King Henry was quite generous in his treatment of William of Blois, confirming his possession of the Earldom of Surrey jure uxoris (in right of his wife).

However, Gervase of Canterbury asserts a plot against Henry's life was discovered in 1154 among some Flemish mercenaries. The plan was to assassinate Henry in Canterbury, and allegedly William of Blois had knowledge of this plot or was in connivance with the mercenaries. Whatever the truth, Henry fled Canterbury and returned to Normandy.

William of Blois had married Isabel de Warenne, 4th Countess of Surrey in her own right, in 1148. They had no children before his death in 1159. He died before the gates of Toulouse, and was buried at the Poitevin abbey of Montmorel. He was succeeded as Count of Boulogne by his sister Marie. His widow remarried to Hamelin Plantagenet.

Annals of Monte Fernando 1159: "Ob. Willelmus comes Bolonie."

Arms: Gules, three palets vair, on a chief or, an eagle displayed gules membered azure. -------------------- William I of Blois (c. 1137 – 11 October 1159) was Count of Boulogne (1153–1159) and Earl of Surrey jure uxoris (1153–1159). He was the third son of King Stephen of England and Countess Matilda I of Boulogne.

When his elder brother, Eustace IV of Boulogne, died in 1153, William was passed over in the succession to England. His father instead conceded the throne to the young Henry Plantagenet. The new King Henry was quite generous in his treatment of William of Blois, confirming his possession of the Earldom of Surrey jure uxoris (in right of his wife).

However, Gervase of Canterbury asserts a plot against Henry's life was discovered in 1154 among some Flemish mercenaries. The plan was to assassinate Henry in Canterbury, and allegedly William of Blois had knowledge of this plot or was in connivance with the mercenaries. Whatever the truth, Henry fled Canterbury and returned to Normandy.

William of Blois had married Isabel de Warenne, 4th Countess of Surrey, in 1148. They had no children before his death in 1159. He died before the gates of Toulouse, and was buried at the Poitevin abbey of Montmorel. He was succeeded as Count of Boulogne by his sister, Mary I. His widow remarried to Hamelin Plantagenet.

Annals of Monte Fernando 1159: "Ob. Willelmus comes Bolonie."

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Guillaume de Champagne, Count of Chartres, 4th Earl of Surrey's Timeline

1134
1134
Blois,Loir-Et-Cher,France
1149
1149
Age 15
1159
August 10, 1159
Age 25
Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France

He died before the gates of Toulouse, and was buried at the Poitevin abbey of Montmorel

October 1159
Age 25
Montmorillon, France
1939
February 28, 1939
Age 25
February 28, 1939
Age 25
February 28, 1939
Age 25
February 28, 1939
Age 25
February 28, 1939
Age 25
April 7, 1939
Age 25