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The d'Aubigny and de Albini families of Norman England, Lords of Arundel and Belvoir

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The d'Aubigny families (later called and spelled D'Albini, de Albini, Daubeny, and so on) were prominent Anglo-Norman families who originated on the Cotentin peninsula in Normandy. The two distinct families in Norman England were

(1) The d'AUBIGNY FAMILY OF ARUNDEL (also the "Pincerna" d'Albignys): the descendants of Roger de Tosny who became Lord of Belvoir.

Ironically, the d'Aubigny family that was to become the Lords of Belvoir was not descended from her through her d'Aubigny children, but rather through her de Tosny children, since it was her daughter William "Brito" d'Aubigny (from the "other" d'Aubigny family; see below) he became Lord of Belvoir. Adeliza FitzOsulf's own grandson William d'Aubigny, on the other hand (son of Roger "Pincerna" d'Aubigny) became Lord of Arundel.

(2) The d'AUBIGNY FAMILY OF BELVOIR: the descendants of Cicely Bigod) was called The Breton, as was his son William "the Breton" d'Aubigny, who married Maud de Senlis. Through the inheritance of Belvoir via Cecily Bigod, who inherited it from her grandmother Adeliza FitzOsulf, this branch became Lords of Belvoir

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The following information about the two d'Aubigny families was written by Charles Cawley and is excerpted (with some reformatting) from the FMG Medieval Lands database:

The [two d'Aubigny families of Norman England were among a class of] English noble families in the post-conquest period who were granted no title of nobility, at least not before the late 13th century. ....

William I King of England granted extensive estates to Norman barons as a reward for their part in the conquest of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom. The complexity of this task implies the swift implementation of a sophisticated bureaucracy. The resulting network of local feudal lordships not only enabled the king to assert rapid control over every part of the country but also created a network of local power bases for these influential immigrants. The grants were personal from the king and were therefore also revocable at the king's will. There are numerous examples of changes in local control which followed forfeiture imposed as punishment for various transgressions.


Few earldoms were created during the post-conquest period. However, the earls represented only a small proportion of the English nobility. The vast majority of English nobles were the numerous local feudal lords who held no formal title but whose nobility was not in doubt. This had two results. Firstly, it meant that the pool of noble marriage partners available for the earls and their immediate families was considerably extended outside their own limited family groups. The resulting exogamous pattern of marriages was reflected in the marriage policies of the English royal family which, in addition to European dynastic marriages, did not hesitate to marry into English families of the lesser nobility. Secondly, it provided opportunity for advancement to many other families besides those of the principle earls. Even if they never made the transition to earldom, many such families enjoyed great influence, as shown by frequent marriages with the first-tier nobility.


Chapter 1. ALBINI (AUBIGNY) ["Pincerna"/Lords of Arundel]


GUILLAUME d'Aubigny, son of ---. 1056. Seigneur d'Aubigny.

  • m (before 1048) ---, sister of GRIMAULT de Plessis, daughter of ---. The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.
  • Guillaume & his wife had three children:

1. ROGER d'Aubigny . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. "…Rogerii de Albiniaco, filiique sui Rualoc…" are named as witnesses at the court of William I King of England in the charter dated to [1081] which records an agreement between the monks of Marmoutier and "Gaufridus Nervei filius"[1].

  • m AMICE, daughter of ---. 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[2]. “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”[3].
  • Roger & his wife had five children:

a) RUALOC d'Aubigny (-after 1084). "…Rogerii de Albiniaco, filiique sui Rualoc…" are named as witnesses at the court of William I King of England in the charter dated to [1081] which records an agreement between the monks of Marmoutier and "Gaufridus Nervei filius"[4].

b) 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[5]. "…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[6]. Brother of Nigel d'Aubigny, according to Orderic Vitalis he remained loyal to King Henry I during the rebellion of 1118[7]. He distinguished himself at the battle of Tinchebrai 1106[8]. 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 MATILDA 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”[9].

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”[10]. He was created Earl of Arundel in [1138/39]. see EARLS of ARUNDEL.

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”[11].

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”[12].

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…”[13]. “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”[14]. Her brother settled dower in Sussex on her[15]. m RALPH de la Haye of Halnaker, Sussex, son of ROBERT de la Haye & his wife Muriel ---.


c) NELE [Nigel] de Albini (-21 or 26 Nov 1129). 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[16]. "…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[17]. Henry I King of England granted him Montbrai, in Normandy, the forfeited lands of Robert de Mowbray Earl of Northumberland[18]. He repudiated his first wife after the death of her brother Gilbert de Laigle[19].

  • m firstly (after 1107, repudiated) as her second husband, MATHILDE de Laigle, former wife of ROBERT de Mowbray Earl of Northumberland, daughter of RICHER de l'Aigle & his wife Judith d´Avranches of Chester (-[after Oct 1155][20]). She is named and her parentage given by Orderic Vitalis, who also records her first marriage[21]. Her second marriage took place with the dispensation of Pope Paschal II, granted although her first husband was still living[22].
  • m secondly (Jun 1118) GUNDRED de Gournay, daughter of GERARD de Gournay & his wife Edith de Warenne (-after 1155). She is named as second wife of Nigel d'Aubigny by Orderic Vitalis, who also specifies that she was the sister of Hugues de Gournay[23]. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Gunderede uxori Nig de Albin" in Leicestershire[24]. ”Gundreda, uxor Nigelli de Albini” donated property to the Hospital of St Leonard, York by undated charter which names “Rogero de Molbray filio suo”[25]. An undated charter notes the donation of ”Hospitale Sancti Michaelis Archangeli” to Whitby Monastery, at the request of “Dominam Gundredam uxorem Nigelli de Albini” for the soul of “Rogero de Moubray filio eorum”[26].

Nele & his second wife had one child:

i) ROGER de Mowbray (-[late 1187/1188], bur Tyre). Guillaume de Jumièges names Roger de Mowbray as son of Nigel d'Aubigny and Gundred[27]. see EARLS of NORFOLK. MOWBRAY.

d) son . m ---. One child:

i) HUMPHREY de Albini (-before 1129). Nephew of William "Pincerna", although his father's name is not known[28]. m --- de Lincoln, daughter of ALAN of Lincoln & his wife ---. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Alan de Linc" returning for the dowry he gave to "Unfr de Albin cum filia sua" in Lincolnshire[29].

e) son . m ---. One child:

i) SAMSON de Albini . Chaplain to his uncle Nigel de Albini[30]. “Rogerus de Moubray” donated property to Newburgh Abbey, for the soul of “patris mei Nigelli et matris meæ Gundredæ…et uxoris meæ Adeliz”, by undated charter witnessed by “Samsone de Albineio”[31]. “Rogerus de Mowbray” donated property to Newburgh Abbey, with the consent of “Sampsone de Albeneio” to whom “Nigellus pater meus” had granted the property in question, by undated charter[32]. “S de Albinneio” donated property to Newburgh Abbey, for the soul of “Nigelli de Albinneio”, by undated charter which names “Rogerus filius meus”[33]. m ---. The name of Samson's wife is not known. Samson & his wife had one child:

(a) ROGER de Albini . “S de Albinneio” donated property to Newburgh Abbey, for the soul of “Nigelli de Albinneio”, by undated charter which names “Rogerus filius meus”[34].

2. NELE [Nigel] d'Aubigny of Cainhoe (-[1100]). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. m AMICE de Ferrers, daughter of HENRY de Ferrers & his wife Bertha ---. “Robertus comes junior de Ferariis” confirmed donations to Tutbury by “avus meus Henricus…Egenulfus patruus meus…Robertus pater meus”, naming “Nigellus de Albiniaco et Amicia filia avi mei”[35]. Nele & his wife had two children:

a) HENRY de Albini (-after 1130). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. He succeeded his father in [1100] at Cainhoe. “Henricus de Albineio et domina Cecilia uxor eius” donated property to Sopwell monastery by undated charter[36]. He was a benefactor of Abingdon Abbey in 1107 and made a grant to Thetford attested by his sister Adelisa[37]. [38]

m CECILIA de Chaources, daughter of PATRICK de Chaources [Chaworth] {Sourches-en-Maine} & his wife Mathilde de Hesdin. “Henricus de Albineio et domina Cecilia uxor eius” donated property to Sopwell monastery by undated charter[39]. “Robertus de Albeneio” founded “cellæ de Moddry” (later known as Beaulieu) by undated charter which names “Henricus de Albineio, pater huius Roberti…et mater sua Secilia…Nigellus frater suus”[40]. The Chronicle of Abingdon records that "Robertus de Albineio" confirmed the donation of "terram…in Stretona" by "pater meus Henricus", witnessed by "Cecilia matre mea, Nigello fratre meo…Willielmo filio Nigelli"[41]. Henry & his wife had three children:

i) ROBERT de Albini (-1191). He succeeded his father before [1140/46] when he gave the hermitage of Modry to St Albans[42]. The Chronicle of Abingdon records that "Robertus de Albineio" confirmed the donation of "terram…in Stretona" by "pater meus Henricus", witnessed by "Cecilia matre mea, Nigello fratre meo…Willielmo filio Nigelli"[43]. “Robertus de Albeneio” founded “cellæ de Moddry” (later known as Beaulieu) by undated charter which names “Henricus de Albineio, pater huius Roberti…et mater sua Secilia…Nigellus frater suus”[44]. m ---. The name of Robert's wife is not known. Robert & his wife had one child:

(a) ROBERT de Albini (-before 5 Nov 1226). “Robertus filius Roberti de Albineio” confirmed donations of property to Sopwell monastery by “Henricus avus meus sive Robertus pater meus” by undated charter, witnessed by “Nigello de Albineio, Willielmo fratre eius”[45]. m ---. The name of Robert's wife is not known. Robert & his wife had four children:

(1) ROBERT de Albini (-1233).

(2) JOAN de Albini . m --- de Beauchamp .

(3) ISABEL de Albini .

(4) ASCELINA de Albini . m --- de Saint-Amand .

ii) NIGEL de Albini . The Chronicle of Abingdon records that "Robertus de Albineio" confirmed the donation of "terram…in Stretona" by "pater meus Henricus", witnessed by "Cecilia matre mea, Nigello fratre meo…Willielmo filio Nigelli"[46]. “Robertus de Albeneio” founded “cellæ de Moddry” (later known as Beaulieu) by undated charter which names “Henricus de Albineio, pater huius Roberti…et mater sua Secilia…Nigellus frater suus”[47].

iii) AMICIA de Albini . “Robertus de Albineio et Cecilia mater sua” donated property to Sopwell monastery when “Amiciam puellam, sororem ipsius Roberti et Ceciliæ filiam” became a nun there, by undated charter which also names “Henricus de Albineio pater Amiciæ”[48]. A nun at Sopwell after 1140[49].

b) ADELISA de Albini . She, her husband and their son Hugh made a grant to Thetford priory, mentioned in a confirmation charter of King Henry II dated [1160], and as "Adelisa de Albeni" making another grant to Thetford so that she could be buried there. She was mentioned as sister of Henry in his grant to Thetford[50]. m RICHARD FitzOsbert, son of ---.

3. RICHARD . “Nigellus de Albeneyo” donated property to “domino Richardo fratri meo abbati de S. Albano” by undated charter dated to the reign of William I King of England[51]. Abbot of St Alban.

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Chapter 19. BRITO

A. ALBINI BRITO [Lords of Belvoir]


1. MAIN . Seigneur de Saint-Aubin-d'Aubigné. m ADELAIS de Bohun, daughter of ---. Main & his wife had one child:

a) WILLIAM de Albini Brito (-after 1148).

  • "…Willo de Albin Brit…" subscribed the charter dated to [10 Apr/29 May] 1121 which records the arrangements for the marriage of "Miloni de Gloec" and "Sibilia filia Beorndi de Novo Mercato"[1019].
  • "W. de Alb Britone" witnessed the charter dated to [1125/29] under which Henry I King of England confirmed a donation to Thorney abbey[1020].
  • He owned part of the fee of Belvoir before his mother-in-law held it, the Complete Peerage concluding therefore that the marriage may have been arranged to settle rival claims[1021].
  • The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Willo de Albin brit" in Essex, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, in the honour of Berkelay in Rutlandshire, and in Northamptonshire[1022].
  • "Willielmus de Albeneio Brito…et Ceciliam uxorem meam et Willielmum filium meum" donated land to Thorney monastery, Cambridgeshire by undated charter, witnessed by "Rogero et Rberto filiis meis et Warino Ridel et Olivero et Iwan et Gaufrido nepotibus meis et Roberto Brito…”[1023].
  • "Willielmus de Albenei Brito" donated "terram de Pipewell…de feodo de Bellovidere" to Thorney monastery, Cambridgeshire, with the consent of "Ceciliæ uxoris meæ et Willelmi filii mei", by undated charter, witnessed by "…tres nepotes mei, Oliverus filius Galfridi et Iwanus et Gaufridus de Cabivin…”[1024].

m CECILY Bigod, daughter of ROGER le Bigod & his second wife Alice [Adelisia] de Tosny (-after 1136).

  • Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated 23 Apr [1430] under which her descendant “Thomas dominus de Ros, de Hamelake, de Trussebout et de Beavoir” confirmed the possessions of Belvoir priory, Lincolnshire made by "antecessores nostros…Robertum de Toteneio, Willielmum de Toteneyo filium suum, Agnetem de Toteneio filiam dicti Roberti de Toteneyo, Henricum de Rya filium Huberto de Rya, Agnetem de Toteneyo, Willielmum de Albeneio primum, Willielmum de Albeneio secundum, Willielmum de Albeneio tertium, Willielmum de Albeneio quartum, Ywynum de Albeneyo, Heliam de Albeneyo et uxores eorundem, Isabellam filiam domini Willielmi de Albeneio quæ fuit uxor domini de Ros, domini de Beauvoire et de Hamelake"[1025], the connection with Robert de Tosny Lord of Belvoir, her maternal grandfather, being established through her marriage.
  • She inherited Belvoir from her mother.
  • "Willielmus de Albeneio Brito…et Ceciliam uxorem meam et Willielmum filium meum" donated land to Thorney monastery, Cambridgeshire by undated charter, witnessed by "Rogero et Roberto filiis meis et Warino Ridel et Olivero et Iwan et Gaufrido nepotibus meis et Roberto Brito…”[1026].
  • "Willielmus de Albenei Brito" donated "terram de Pipewell…de feodo de Bellovidere" to Thorney monastery, Cambridgeshire, with the consent of "Ceciliæ uxoris meæ et Willelmi filii mei", by undated charter, witnessed by "…tres nepotes mei, Oliverus filius Galfridi et Iwanus et Gaufridus de Cabivin…”[1027].
  • "Willielmus de Albineio" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, with the consent of "Willielmi filii et hæredis mei et Matildis uxoris meæ et Ceciliæ matris meæ, necnon et Radulphi de Albinei fratris mei", by undated charter[1028].
  • “Willielmus de Albineio” confirmed the possessions of Belvoir priory, Lincolnshire, with the consent of "Willielmi filii et hæredis mei et Matildis uxoris meæ et Ceciliæ matris meæ, necnon de Radulphi de Albineio fratris mei", by undated charter[1029].

William & his wife had six children:

i) WILLIAM de Albini Brito (-1168).

  • "Willielmus de Albeneio Brito…et Ceciliam uxorem meam et Willielmum filium meum" donated land to Thorney monastery, Cambridgeshire by undated charter, witnessed by "Rogero et Roberto filiis meis et Warino Ridel et Olivero et Iwan et Gaufrido nepotibus meis et Roberto Brito…”[1030].
  • "Willielmus de Albenei Brito" donated "terram de Pipewell…de feodo de Bellovidere" to Thorney monastery, Cambridgeshire, with the consent of "Ceciliæ uxoris meæ et Willelmi filii mei", by undated charter, witnessed by "…tres nepotes mei, Oliverus filius Galfridi et Iwanus et Gaufridus de Cabivin…”[1031].
  • "Willielmus de Albineio" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, with the consent of "Willielmi filii et hæredis mei et Matildis uxoris meæ et Ceciliæ matris meæ, necnon et Radulphi de Albinei fratris mei", by undated charter[1032].
  • Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record the knights´ fees held by "Willelmi de Albenny Britonis quam pater suus tenuit" in Leicestershire[1033].

m MATILDA de Senlis, daughter of ROBERT FitzRichard & his wife Maud de Senlis (-after 1185).

  • "Willielmus de Albineio" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, with the consent of "Willielmi filii et hæredis mei et Matildis uxoris meæ et Ceciliæ matris meæ, necnon et Radulphi de Albinei fratris mei", by undated charter[1034].
  • The Rotuli de Dominabus of 1185 records “Matillis de Sainlis que fuit filia Roberti filii Ricardi et mater Willelmi de Albineio” and “terra sua in Hungertone et in Winewelle”[1035].

William & his wife had [two] children:

(a) WILLIAM de Albini Brito (-1236).

  • The Rotuli de Dominabus of 1185 records “Matillis de Sainlis que fuit filia Roberti filii Ricardi et mater Willelmi de Albineio” and “terra sua in Hungertone et in Winewelle”[1036].
  • "Willielmus de Albineio" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, with the consent of "Willielmi filii et hæredis mei et Matildis uxoris meæ et Ceciliæ matris meæ, necnon et Radulphi de Albinei fratris mei", by undated charter[1037].
  • "Willielmus de Albiniaco tertius" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, for the souls of "Agayjæ uxoris meæ et…Margeriæ quondam uxoris meæ", by undated charter witnessed by "Willielmo de Albineio quarto, Odinello, Roberto et Nicholao filiis meis"[1038].

m firstly MARGERY, daughter of ODINEL [II] de Prudhoe & his wife ---.

  • "Willielmus de Albiniaco tertius" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, for the souls of "Agayjæ uxoris meæ et…Margeriæ quondam uxoris meæ", by undated charter witnessed by "Willielmo de Albineio quarto, Odinello, Roberto et Nicholao filiis meis"[1039].
  • The name of her father suggests a family relationship with the Umfraville, later Earls of Angus.

m secondly AGATHA, daughter of WILLIAM [II] Trussebut & his wife Albreda d´Harcourt (-1247).

  • "Willielmus de Albiniaco tertius" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, for the souls of "Agayjæ uxoris meæ et…Margeriæ quondam uxoris meæ", by undated charter witnessed by "Willielmo de Albineio quarto, Odinello, Roberto et Nicholao filiis meis"[1040].

William & his first wife had four children:

(1) WILLIAM de Albini Brito .

  • "Willielmus de Albiniaco tertius" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, for the souls of "Agayjæ uxoris meæ et…Margeriæ quondam uxoris meæ", by undated charter witnessed by "Willielmo de Albineio quarto, Odinello, Roberto et Nicholao filiis meis"[1041].
  • A charter of “Thomas dominus de Ros, de Hamelake, de Trussebout et de Beavoir” dated 23 Apr [1430] confirmed the possessions of Belvoir priory, Lincolnshire made by "antecessores nostros…Robertum de Toteneio, Willielmum de Toteneyo filium suum, Agnetem de Toteneio filiam dicti Roberti de Toteneyo, Henricum de Rya filium Huberto de Rya, Agnetem de Toteneyo, Willielmum de Albeneio primum, Willielmum de Albeneio secundum, Willielmum de Albeneio tertium, Willielmum de Albeneio quartum, Ywynum de Albeneyo, Heliam de Albeneyo et uxores eorundem, Isabellam filiam domini Willielmi de Albeneio quæ fuit uxor domini de Ros, domini de Beauvoire et de Hamelake"[1042].

(2) ODINEL de Albini Brito . "Willielmus de Albiniaco tertius" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, for the souls of "Agayjæ uxoris meæ et…Margeriæ quondam uxoris meæ", by undated charter witnessed by "Willielmo de Albineio quarto, Odinello, Roberto et Nicholao filiis meis"[1043].

(3) ROBERT de Albini Brito . "Willielmus de Albiniaco tertius" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, for the souls of "Agayjæ uxoris meæ et…Margeriæ quondam uxoris meæ", by undated charter witnessed by "Willielmo de Albineio quarto, Odinello, Roberto et Nicholao filiis meis"[1044].

(4) NICHOLAS de Albini Brito . "Willielmus de Albiniaco tertius" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, for the souls of "Agayjæ uxoris meæ et…Margeriæ quondam uxoris meæ", by undated charter witnessed by "Willielmo de Albineio quarto, Odinello, Roberto et Nicholao filiis meis"[1045].

(b) [MATILDA de Albini ([1160/65]-after 1210).

  • A charter dated 1200 records the foundation of Inchaffray Abbey by "Gilbertus filius Ferthead…comes de Stradern et…Matilidis filia Willelmi de Aubengni comitissa", for the soul of "Gillecrist primogeniti nostri ibidem quiescentis"[1046].
  • No more precise information has been found about the parentage of Matilda, first wife of Gilbert Earl of Strathearn.
  • From a chronological point of view, it is possible that "Willelmi de Aubengni" was William de Albini Brito, who died in 1168.
  • If this is correct, Matilda must have been born not long before her father´s death as she gave birth to her last child after Oct 1198.
  • It appears that William, son of William who died in 1168, would have been too young to have been Matilda´s father.
  • "…M. comitissa de Stratherr, Malisio fratre comitis, Ferthet filio comitis, Matilda filia comitis…Dunecano filio Malihs…" subscribed the charter dated to [1200] under which "Gilbertus comes de Stratheren" donated property to Inchaffray Abbey[1047].
  • "…Malisio fratre comitis, Matilda comissa…Willelmo, Fertet, Rerto, Fergus, Malisio, Gillecrist filiis meis…" subscribed the charter dated to [1203/08] under which "Gilebertus comes de Stradhern" donated property to Inchaffray Abbey[1048].
  • "…M. fratre meo, M. comitissa, Roberto filio et herede meo et aliis filiis meis…" subscribed the charter dated 1210 under which "G. comes de Strathern" donated "ecclesiam sancti Beani de Foulis" to Inchaffray Abbey[1049].
  • m as his first wife, GILBERT Earl of Strathearn, son of FERTETH Earl of Strathearn & his wife Ethen --- ([1150 or before]-1223).

ii) ROGER de Albini Brito . "Willielmus de Albeneio Brito…et Ceciliam uxorem meam et Willielmum filium meum" donated land to Thorney monastery, Cambridgeshire by undated charter, witnessed by "Rogero et Roberto filiis meis et Warino Ridel et Olivero et Iwan et Gaufrido nepotibus meis et Roberto Brito…”[1050].

iii) ROBERT de Albini Brito (-after 1166). "Willielmus de Albeneio Brito…et Ceciliam uxorem meam et Willielmum filium meum" donated land to Thorney monastery, Cambridgeshire by undated charter, witnessed by "Rogero et Roberto filiis meis et Warino Ridel et Olivero et Iwan et Gaufrido nepotibus meis et Roberto Brito…”[1051]. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record that "Robertus de Albenny frater suus" held 15 knights´ fees from "Willelmi de Albenny Britonis quam pater suus tenuit" in Leicestershire[1052].

iv) RALPH de Albini Brito (-Acre 1191). "Willielmus de Albineio" donated "ecclesiam de Redmelina" to Belvoir monastery, Lincolnshire, with the consent of "Willielmi filii et hæredis mei et Matildis uxoris meæ et Ceciliæ matris meæ, necnon et Radulphi de Albinei fratris mei", by undated charter[1053].

v) MATILDA de Albini Brito .

vi) BASILIA de Albini Brito .


[Which William was this, whose daughter Isabel married Robert de Ros?]:


1. WILLIAM de Albini . Lord of Belvoir. m ---. William & his wife had one child: a) ISABEL de Albini (-15 Jun 1301, bur Newstead, near Stamford). A manuscript narrating the foundation of Rievall Abbey records that "Robertum de Roos" married “Isabellam hæredem D´Albany”[1054]. "Robert de Ros and Isabel his wife" were granted rights "in the manor of Belver by all bounds by which William de Albiniaco, father of the said Isabel who is his heiress, held…" dated 3 Jul 1252[1055]. m ([5 Jun 1243/17 May 1244]) ROBERT de Ros, son of WILLIAM de Ros & his wife Lucy --- (-17 May 1285, bur Kirkham).

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