William "Pincerna" d'Aubigny, Lord of Buckenham and Master Butler of the Royal household (c.1064 - 1139) MP

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Nicknames: "Pincerna", "Saint-Martin-d'Aubigny in Normandy//", "William /D' Albini/"
Birthplace: Aubigny-sur-Nère, Centre, France
Death: Died in Buckenham Wayland, Norfolk, England
Occupation: (Master Butler of the Royal household) of Buckenham Castle, Lord of Buckenham and Master Butler of the Royal household, KINGS BUTLER, RECIEVED THE MANOR OF "BUCKINGHAM" IN NORFOLK FROM THE CONQUEROR (1066)
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About William "Pincerna" d'Aubigny, Lord of Buckenham and Master Butler of the Royal household

Two Bigod sisters each married men named William d"Aubigny. Cecily Bigod married William "Brito" d'Aubigny while her sister Maud Bigod married William "Pincerna" d'Aubigny. These two Aubigny men are not related.

The d'Aubigny's of Belvoir are descended from Cecily and William "Brito", since Cecily inherited Belvoir from her mother, Adeliza de Toeni (Tosny/Toni).

The d'Aubigny's of Arundel are descended from Maud and William "Pincerna," since their son William "Strong Hands" married the widow of the king (Adelisa de Louvain) and became the 1st Earl of Arundel.

About William "Pincerna" d'Aubigny:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORMAN NOBILITY.htm

son of Roger d'Aubigny and Amice/Amicia ???.

WILLIAM "Pincerna" d'Aubigny (-1139). Henry I King of England confirmed donations of property to the abbey of Holy Trinity, Lessay by "Roger de Albineio and Amicia his wife with the consent of their sons William and Nigel" by charter dated 1126[1054]. "…Willelmo de Albineyo pincerna et Nigello de Albineyo frater suo…" witnessed the charter of Henry I King of England dated 2 Feb [1111/16] under which the king donated the manor of "Winterworda" to the archbishop of Rouen[1055]. Brother of Nigel d'Aubigny, according to Orderic Vitalis he remained loyal to King Henry I during the rebellion of 1118[1056]. He distinguished himself at the battle of Tinchebrai 1106[1057]. He was in Norfolk during the reign of King William II. Lord of Old Buckenham, Norfolk. He was Master Butler ["Pincerna"] of the household of King Henry I. m MAUD Bigod, daughter of ROGER le Bigod & his second wife Alice [Adelisia] de Tosny (-[1121/33]). “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”[1058]. William & his wife had five children:

i) WILLIAM d'Aubigny (after 1100-Waverley Abbey 12 Oct 1176, bur Wymondham, Norfolk). A memorandum of the foundation of Wymondham Priory records that “Willielmus de Albaneio, pincerna regis Henrici” had “unum filium Willielmum comitem Arundeliæ”[1059]. He was created Earl of Arundel in [1138/39].

ii) NELE [Nigel] d'Aubigny . “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”[1060].

iii) OLIVER d'Aubigny . “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”[1061].

iv) ROLAND d'Aubigny . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.

v) OLIVA d'Aubigny (-bur Boxgrove Priory). “Wilielmus Cicestriæ comes” donated property “ecclesiæ de Bisintona quam Radulphus de Haia dedit ecclesiæ sanctæ Trinitatis” to Boxgrove Priory, dated the day “ipse Radulphus” was betrothed to “uxorem suam Olivam sororem…meam”, subscribed by “Radulfus filius Savari…”[1062]. “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”[1063]. Her brother settled dower in Sussex on her[1064]. m RALPH de La Haye of Halnaker, Sussex, son of ROBERT de La Haye & his wife Muriel of Lincoln.

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William "Pincerna" D'AUBIGNY

Born: ABT 1070, Aubigny-sur-Nere, Normandy, France

Died: 1139, England

Notes: surnamed Pincerna, son of Roger de Albini and elder brother of Nigel de Albini, whose posterity assumed and attained such eminence under the name of Mowbray, accompanied the Conqueror into England and acquired extensive territorial possessions by royal grants in Norfolk and other counties. Of these grants was the lordship of Bokenham, to be holden by the service of being Butler to the Kings of England on the day of their coronation, and in consequence we find this William styled in divers charters "Pincerna Henrici Regis Anglorum". William de Albini founded the abbey of Wymondham in Norfolk and gave to the monks of Rochester the tithes of the manor of Elham, as also one carucate of landin Achestede, with a wood called Acholte. He likewise bestowed upon the abbey of St. Etienne at Caen, in Normandy, all his lands lying in Stavell, which grant he made in the presence of King Henry and his barons. He m. Maud, dau. of Roger Bigot, with whom he obtained ten knights' fees in Norfolk, and had issue, William, Nigel, Oliver, and Oliva, who m. Ralph de Haye. At the obsequies of Maud, William de Albini gave to the monks of Wymondham the manor of Hapesburg, in pure alms, and made livery thereof to the said monks by a cross of silver, in which (says Dugdale) was placed certain venerable reliques, viz., "part of thewood of the cross whereon our Lord was crucified; part of the mangerwherein he was laid at his birth; and part of the sepulchre of theBlessed Virgin; as also a gold ring, and a silver chalice for retainingthe Holy Eucharist, admirably wrought in form of a sphere; unto whichpious donation his three sons were witnesses, with several otherpersons". The exact time of the decease of this great feudal baron is not ascertained, but it is known that he was buried before the high altar in the abbey of Wymondham, and that the monks were in the constant habit ofpraying for his soul by the name of "William de Albini, the king's butler". He was s. by his eldest son, William de Albini. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage,Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 2, Albini, Earls of Arundel].

Father: Roger D'AUBIGNY

Mother: Amice De MOWBRAY

Married 1: Maud BIGOD ABT 1099, Norfolk,England

Children:

1. William "Strong Hand" D'AUBIGNY (1º E. Arundel)

2. Olivia D'ALBINI

3. Oliver D'ALBINI

4. Nigel D'ALBINI

Married 2: Cecily BIGOD Belvoir, Leicestershire, England

Children:

5. William "the Briton" D'AUBIGNY

6. Robert De AUBIGNY

7. Roger De AUBIGNY

8. Ralph De ALBINI

9. Eudo De AUBIGNY -------------------- -------------------- Notes: surnamed Pincerna, son of Roger de Albini and elder brother of Nigel de Albini, whose posterity assumed and attained such eminence under the name of Mowbray, accompanied the Conqueror into England and acquired extensive territorial possessions by royal grants in Norfolk and other counties. Of these grants was the lordship of Bokenham, to be holden by the service of being Butler to the Kings of England on the day of their coronation, and in consequence we find this William styled in divers charters "Pincerna Henrici Regis Anglorum". William de Albini founded the abbey of Wymondham in Norfolk and gave to the monks of Rochester the tithes of the manor of Elham, as also one carucate of landin Achestede, with a wood called Acholte. He likewise bestowed upon the abbey of St. Etienne at Caen, in Normandy, all his lands lying in Stavell, which grant he made in the presence of King Henry and his barons. He m. Maud, dau. of Roger Bigot, with whom he obtained ten knights' fees in Norfolk, and had issue, William, Nigel, Oliver, and Oliva, who m. Ralph de Haye. At the obsequies of Maud, William de Albini gave to the monks of Wymondham the manor of Hapesburg, in pure alms, and made livery thereof to the said monks by a cross of silver, in which (says Dugdale) was placed certain venerable reliques, viz., "part of the wood of the cross whereon our Lord was crucified; part of the manger wherein he was laid at his birth; and part of the sepulchre of the Blessed Virgin; as also a gold ring, and a silver chalice for retaining the Holy Eucharist, admirably wrought in form of a sphere; unto which pious donation his three sons were witnesses, with several other persons". The exact time of the decease of this great feudal baron is not ascertained, but it is known that he was buried before the high altar in the abbey of Wymondham, and that the monks were in the constant habit of praying for his soul by the name of "William de Albini, the king's butler". He was s. by his eldest son, William de Albini. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage,Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 2, Albini, Earls of Arundel]. -------------------- William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel (c. 1109 – September 25, 1176) was son of William d'Aubigny Pincerna (Master Butler of the Royal household) of Buckenham Castle and Maud Bigod, daughter of Roger Bigod. -------------------- William "Pincerna" D'AUBIGNY Born: ABT 1070, Aubigny-sur-Nere, Normandy, France Died: 1139, England Notes: surnamed Pincerna, son of Roger de Albini and elder brother of Nigel de Albini, whose posterity assumed and attained such eminence under the name of Mowbray, accompanied the Conqueror into England and acquired extensive territorial possessions by royal grants in Norfolk and other counties. Of these grants was the lordship of Bokenham, to be holden by the service of being Butler to the Kings of England on the day of their coronation, and in consequence we find this William styled in divers charters "Pincerna Henrici Regis Anglorum". William de Albini founded the abbey of Wymondham in Norfolk and gave to the monks of Rochester the tithes of the manor of Elham, as also one carucate of landin Achestede, with a wood called Acholte. He likewise bestowed upon the abbey of St. Etienne at Caen, in Normandy, all his lands lying in Stavell, which grant he made in the presence of King Henry and his barons. He m. Maud, dau. of Roger Bigot, with whom he obtained ten knights' fees in Norfolk, and had issue, William, Nigel, Oliver, andOliva, who m. Ralph de Haye. At the obsequies of Maud, William de Albini gave to the monks of Wymondham the manor of Hapesburg, in pure alms, and made livery thereof to the said monks by a cross of silver, in which (says Dugdale) was placed certain venerable reliques, viz., "part of thewood of the cross whereon our Lord was crucified; part of the mangerwherein he was laid at his birth; and part of the sepulchre of theBlessed Virgin; as also a gold ring, and a silver chalice for retainingthe Holy Eucharist, admirably wrought in form of a sphere; unto whichpious donation his three sons were witnesses, with several otherpersons". The exact time of the decease of this great feudal baron is not ascertained, but it is known that he was buried before the high altar in the abbey of Wymondham, and that the monks were in the constant habit ofpraying for his soul by the name of "William de Albini, the king's butler". He was s. by his eldest son, William de Albini. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage,Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 2, Albini, Earls of Arundel]. -------------------- William d'Aubigny held the office of Lord of the Manor of Buckenham, Norfolk. He migrated from the Côtentin to England. He was Master Butler of the Royal household

-------------------- Seigneur de Buckenham

Bouteiller d'Angleterre -------------------- Notes: surnamed Pincerna, son of Roger de Albini and elder brother of Nigel de Albini, whose posterity assumed and attained such eminence under the name of Mowbray, accompanied the Conqueror into England and acquired extensive territorial possessions by royal grants in Norfolk and other counties. Of these grants was the lordship of Bokenham, to be holden by the service of being Butler to the Kings of England on the day of their coronation, and in consequence we find this William styled in divers charters "Pincerna Henrici Regis Anglorum". William de Albini founded the abbey of Wymondham in Norfolk and gave to the monks of Rochester the tithes of the manor of Elham, as also one carucate of landin Achestede, with a wood called Acholte. He likewise bestowed upon the abbey of St. Etienne at Caen, in Normandy, all his lands lying in Stavell, which grant he made in the presence of King Henry and his barons. He m. Maud, dau. of Roger Bigot, with whom he obtained ten knights' fees in Norfolk, and had issue, William, Nigel, Oliver, and Oliva, who m. Ralph de Haye. At the obsequies of Maud, William de Albini gave to the monks of Wymondham the manor of Hapesburg, in pure alms, and made livery thereof to the said monks by a cross of silver, in which (says Dugdale) was placed certain venerable reliques, viz., "part of thewood of the cross whereon our Lord was crucified; part of the mangerwherein he was laid at his birth; and part of the sepulchre of theBlessed Virgin; as also a gold ring, and a silver chalice for retainingthe Holy Eucharist, admirably wrought in form of a sphere; unto whichpious donation his three sons were witnesses, with several otherpersons". The exact time of the decease of this great feudal baron is not ascertained, but it is known that he was buried before the high altar in the abbey of Wymondham, and that the monks were in the constant habit ofpraying for his soul by the name of "William de Albini, the king's butler". He was s. by his eldest son, William de Albini. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage,Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 2, Albini, Earls of Arundel].

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William "Pincerna" d'Aubigny's Timeline

1064
1064
Aubigny-sur-Nère, Centre, France
1099
1099
Age 35
Norfolkshire, , , England
1100
1100
Age 36
Saint-Sauveur-la-Pommeraye, Basse-Normandie, France or Buckenham, Norfolk, England
1104
1104
Age 40
Buckenham, Norfolk, England
1106
1106
Age 42
Buckenham, Norfolk, England
1139
1139
Age 75
Buckenham Wayland, Norfolk, England
1139
Age 75
Priory, Wymondham, Norfolk, England
1934
June 23, 1934
Age 75
September 21, 1934
Age 75
1939
March 27, 1939
Age 75