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William "Strong Hand" d'Aubigny (Albini), 1st Earl of Arundel and Sussex 1st Earl of Lincoln

Nicknames: "d'Aubeny", "de Albini", "d'Aubigny", "William the strong hand"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Saint-Sauveur-la-Pommeraye, Basse-Normandie, France or Buckenham, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Waverley Abbey, Surrey, Sussex, England
Place of Burial: Priory, Wymondham, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William "Pincerna" d'Aubigny and Maud (Mary) Bigod
Husband of Adelicia of Louvain
Father of Alice d'Aubigny; Agnes d'Aubigny of Arundel; William IV d'Aubigny 2nd Earl of Arundel & Sussex; Olivia II d'Aubigny; Agatha d'Aubigny of Arundel and 4 others
Brother of Oliver d' Aubigny, of Bokenham; Olivia I b 1106 d'Aubigny of Arundel; Nele d'Aubigny and Roland d'Aubigny

Occupation: Strong Hand, First Earl of Arundel, EARL OF SUSSEX AND ARUNDEL, EARL OF SUSSEX AND ARUM DEL, KNOWN AS THE LION SLAYER, 1st Degree E. Arundel, Comte, Baron, Grand Bouteiller
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About William "Strong Hand" d'Aubigny (Albini), 1st Earl of Arundel and Sussex 1st Earl of Lincoln

William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel

Son of William "Pincerna" d'Aubigny and Maud Bigod married Adeliza de Louvain, widow of the King Henry I

Children of William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel and Adeliza de Louvain

   * Reynor d'Aubigny 
   * Henry d'Aubigny 
   * Geoffrey d'Aubigny 
   * Alice d'Aubigny
   * Olivia d'Aubigny
   * Agatha d'Aubigny
   * William d'Aubigny, 2nd Earl of Arundel

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From Wikipedia

William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, also known as William d'Albini, (c. 1109 – 25 September 1176) was son of William d'Aubigny "Pincerna" (Master Butler of the Royal household) of Buckenham Castle and Maud Bigod, daughter of Roger Bigot.

Marriage to the King's Widow

The younger William was an important member of Henry I of England's household. After Henry's death he married the widow Queen consort Adeliza in 1138, and became Lord of Arundel in her right.

Titles

He was loyal to Stephen of England, who made him first Earl of Lincoln and then Earl of Arundel (more precisely, Earl of Sussex).

In 1143, as Earl of Lincoln he made two charters confirming a donation of land around Arundel in Sussex to the abbey of Affligem in Brabant (representing his wife Adeliza of Louvain), with William's brother, Olivier, present.

Mediator

He fought loyally for King Stephen, but in 1153 helped arrange the truce between Stephen and Henry Plantagenet, known as the Treaty of Wallingford, which brought an end to The Anarchy.

When the latter ascended the throne as Henry II, he confirmed William's Earldom and gave him direct possession of Arundel Castle (instead of the possession in right of his wife he had previously had). She had died in 1151. He remained loyal to the king during the 1173 revolt of Henry the Young King, and helped defeat the rebellion.

Sources

   * Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines 1-22, 18A-22, 139-26, 194-25, 149-26.
   * Remfry, P.M., Buckenham Castles, 1066 to 1649 (ISBN 1-899376-28-3)

Peerage of England

New creation: Earl of Lincoln 1141–1143 Succeeded by William de Roumare

New creation: Earl of Arundel c. 1143 – 1176 Succeeded by William d'Aubigny, he was succeeded by William d'Aubigny, 3rd Earl of Arundel

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from thePeerage.com:

William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel1 M, #102250, d. 12 October 1176

Last Edited=14 Dec 2008

    William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel was the son of William d'Aubigny and Maud le Bigod.(2) He married Adeliza de Louvain, daughter of Godefroi I de Louvain, Duc de Basse-Lorraine and Ida de Namur, Comtesse de Namur, in 1138.(3,2) He died on 12 October 1176 at Waverley Abbey, Surrey, England. He was buried at Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England.(2)
    William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel was created 1st Earl of Arundel [England] circa 1138.(2) In 1139 he gave shelter to the Empress Maud at Arundel Castle, but ever after adhered to King Stephen.(2) He held the office of Lord of the Manor of Buckenham, Norfolk in 1139.(2) In 1153 he was influential in arranging the treaty where King Stephen retained the crown for life, but with Henry II as heir.(2) In 1163/64 he was one of the embassy to Rome.(2) In 1168 he was one of the embassy to Saxony.(2) He was commander of the Royal army in Normandy, against the King's rebellious sons, where he distinguished himself with "swiftness and velocity" in August 1173.(2) He fought in the battle near Bury St. Edmunds on 29 September 1173, where he assisted in the defeat of the Earl of Leicester who had, with his Flemings, invaded Suffolk.(2)

Children of William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel and Adeliza de Louvain

   * Reynor d'Aubigny 1
   * Henry d'Aubigny 1
   * Geoffrey d'Aubigny 1
   * Alice d'Aubigny+ d. 1188  1
   * Olivia d'Aubigny 1
   * Agatha d'Aubigny 1
   * William d'Aubigny, 2nd Earl of Arundel+ b. b 1150, d. 24 Dec 1193 2

Citations

  1. [S106] Royal Genealogies Website (ROYAL92.GED), online <ftp://ftp.cac.psu.edu/genealogy/public_html/royal/index.html>. Hereinafter cited as Royal Genealogies Website.
  2. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 233. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  3. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 48. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

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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, pincerna regis Henrici” had “unum filium Willielmum comitem Arundeliæ”[3]. “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”[4]. 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"[5].

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"[6]. The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the marriage of "Henricus rex Anglorum" and "Athelam filiam Godefridi ducis Lotharingie" in 1121[7]. Orderic Vitalis names her and her father[8]. 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"[9]. In another passage, Robert of Torigny confirms that she was the mother of her husband's four sons[10]. 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”[11]. 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[12]. The Obituary of Lyre records the death 25 Mar of “Adelicia regina”[13].

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[14]. 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[15]. 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[16]. The Annals of Waverley record the death “in vigilia Natalis Domini” in 1193 of “Willelmus comes junior de Arundel”[17]. m (after 1173) as her second husband, MAUD de Saint-Hilaire, widow of ROGER de Clare Earl of Hertford, daughter and heiress 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"[18]. 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”[19]. 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”[21]. 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[22]. The identification of this person has not yet been corroborated from other sources. m WILLIAM de Mowbray, son of NELE de Mowbray & his wife Mabel --- (-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[23]. 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[24]. 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[25]. “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”[26]. "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"[27].

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[28]. "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"[29]. "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"[30]. 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[31]).

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”[32].

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[33]. The document does not specify the relationship between Agatha and the donor, but the wording suggests that she was another of his daughters.]

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

Born: ABT 1090, St. Sauveur, Manche, Normandie, France

Died: 12 Oct 1176, Waverley Abbey, Surrey, England

Buried: 19 Oct 1176, Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England

Father: William "Pincerna" D'AUBIGNY

Mother: Maud BIGOD

Married: Adeliza of Louvain (Queen of England) (b. ABT 1105 - d. ABT 23 Apr 1151) (dau. of Geoffrey "the Bearded", D. Louvain, and Ida of Namur) (w. of Henry I, King of England) 1138

Children:

1. William D'AUBIGNY (2º E. Arundel)

2. Alice D'AUBIGNY

3. Godfrey D'AUBIGNY

4. Agatha D'AUBIGNY

5. Rayner D'AUBIGNY

6. Henry D'AUBIGNY

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    William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel (c. 1109 – October 12, 1176) was son of a senior William d'Aubigny and Maud le Bigod.

The younger William was an important member of Henry I of England's household. After Henry's death he married the widow Queen consort Adeliza, and became lord of Arundel in her right. He was loyal to Stephen of England, who made him Earl of Arundel (more precisely, Earl of Sussex). In 1143 he was also mentioned as Earl of Lincoln in two charters confirming a donation of land around Arundel to the abbey of Affligem in Brabant (representing his wife Adeliza), with William's brother Olivier present. In 1153 he helped arrange the truce between Stephen and Henry Plantagenet, known as the Treaty of Wallingford, which brought and end to The Anarchy. When the latter ascended the throne as Henry II, he confirmed William's earldom and gave him direct possession of Arundel Castle (instead of the possession in right of his wife he had previously had). He remained loyal to the king during the 1173 revolt of Henry the Young King, and helped defeat the rebellion. He and Adeliza were parents to William d'Aubigny, 2nd Earl of Arundel and grandparents to William d'Aubigny, 3rd Earl of Arundel. William D'Aubigne was the son of William D'Aubigne (Brito I) and Cecily Bigod.

    William D'Aubigne married Maude St Liz. Chris Nash on the Gen-Medieval mailing list corrected Matilda de Senlis, showing her father was Robert fitz Richard de Clare /Robert de Clare.
    William died between 1166 and 1167.

Child of William D'Aubigne and Maude St Liz

   * William D'Aubigne (de Belvoir)+ d. 1236

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William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel was created 1st Earl of Arundel [England] circa 1138.2 In 1139 he gave shelter to the Empress Maud at Arundel Castle, but ever after adhered to King Stephen.2 He held the office of Lord of the Manor of Buckenham, Norfolk in 1139.2 In 1153 he was influential in arranging the treaty where King Stephen retained the corwn for life, but with Henry II as heir.2 In 1163/64 he was one of the embassy to Rome.2 In 1168 he was one of the embassy to Saxony.2 He was commander of the Royal army in Normandy, against the King's rebellious sons, where he distinguished himself with "swiftness and velocity" in August 1173.2 He fought in the battle near Bury St. Edmunds on 29 September 1173, where he assisted in the defeat of the Earl of Leicester who had, with his Flemings, invaded Suffolk.2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_d%27Aubigny%2C_1st_Earl_of_Arundel -------------------- Comte de Sussex; d'Arundel et de Chichester

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William "Stronghand" d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel's Timeline

1100
1100
Saint-Sauveur-la-Pommeraye, Basse-Normandie, France or Buckenham, Norfolk, England
1136
1136
Age 36
England, West Sussex, Arundel (Arundel Castle)
1138
1138
Age 38
Arundel,,Sussex,England
1139
1139
Age 39
1139
Age 39
Buckenham, Norfolk, England
1141
1141
Age 41
Of Castle Arundel, Sussex, England
1147
1147
Age 47
Castle Arundel, Sussex, England
1149
1149
Age 49
Castle Arundel, Sussex, England
1151
1151
Age 51
Castle Arundel, Sussex, England
1157
1157
Age 57
Belvoir, Leicestershire, England