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Lady Adela de Warrenne (de Warenne)

Also Known As: "Clemence", "FitzWilliam"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: circa 1212 (35-52)
England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hamelin de Warenne, Earl of Surrey and Isabella de Warenne, 4th Countess of Surrey
Wife of Sir William FitzWilliam, l, de Sprotborough and Robert de Newburn
Partner of John I "Lackland", King of England
Mother of Richard fitzRoy, Baron of Chilham; Sir Thomas FitzWilliam, of Sprotborough and Emley and Elena FitzWilliam
Sister of Geoffrey de Warenne; Isabella de Warenne; William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey; Margaret and Hamelin Ii de Warenne
Half sister of Mathilde d’Anjou, Comtesse de Eu, Dame of Hastings

Occupation: mistress
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About Adela de Warrenne, Concubine #1 of John "Lackland" of England

  • Adela de Warenne was the daughter of Hamelin d'Anjou, 5th Earl of Surrey and Isabella de Warenne.
  • She and John I 'Lackland', King of England were associated.
  • Child of Adela de Warenne and John I 'Lackland', King of England:
  • Richard Fitzroy, Baron of Chilham

Source

[S79] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004), page 748. Hereinafter cited as Plantagenet Ancestry. [S105] Brain Tompsett, Royal Genealogical Data, online http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/.


  • Isabella de Warenne, born circa 1136, was the daughter of William III de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey and Ela Talvas.
  • She married, firstly, William of Boulogne de Blois, 4th Earl of Surrey, son of Stephen de Blois, King of England and Matilda, Comtesse de Boulogne, circa 1149.
  • She married, secondly, Hamelin d'Anjou, 5th Earl of Surrey, son of Geoffrey V Plantagenet, Comte d'Anjou et Maine and Adelaide of Angers, in April 1164.
  • She died on July 13, 1199 and was buried at Chapter House, Lewes Priory, Lewes, Sussex, England.
  • From circa 1149, her married name became de Blois.
  • From April 1164, her married name became d'Anjou.

The children of Isabella de Warenne and Hamelin d'Anjou were the following:

  • William de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey
  • Adela de Warenne
  • Isabella de Warenne
  • Ela de Warenne
  • Mahant de Warenne

Citations

Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy- page 53. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new edition, volume XII/1, page 497.


From Medlands:

King John had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1):

6. RICHARD FitzJohn or Fitzroy (-[1245/46]). The Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester names "Sir Richard fiz le rei…Ion" and "the erles daughter of Wareine" his mother[524]. King John granted "terram…Roes de Dover uxorem suam…castro illo de Chilleha" to "Ric filio nostro" by order dated 11 Jul 1214[525]. "William Briwere" was ordered to deliver to "Richard the king´s son all the lands which fell to Rose his wife hereditarily"[526]. He was a captain in King John's army during the baronial revolt. He fought the invasion of Louis de France in 1217[527]. Lord of Chilham, Kent, de iure uxoris. Henry III King of England granted exemptions to "Ricardo filio Regis" in respect of "castrum suum de Chileham" dated 21 Jun 1217[528]. Bracton notes a claim, dated 1227, by "Ricardus filius Reg et Roysia uxor eius" against "Robertum filium Walteri" for land "in Lesnes" of which "Roysia de Douera avia ipsius Roysie" was seised[529]. Henry III King of England granted "to Richard de Dovor his cousin…the custody of the lands which belonged to Geoffrey de Costentyn in Ireland" by charter dated 11 Jun 1244[530]. Matthew of Paris records the deaths of "Ricardi filii Rogeri [maybe error for "Regii"] de Chilham, Ricardi de Dover filii eius" among those who died in 1245[531]. m (before 11 Jul 1214) as her first husband, ROHESE de Dover, daughter and heiress of FULBERT de Dover of Chilham, Kent & his wife Isabel Briwere ([1204/05]-[1264/65]). King John granted "terram…Roes de Dover uxorem suam…castro illo de Chilleha" to "Ric filio nostro" by order dated 11 Jul 1214[532]. Bracton records a claim, dated 1230, by "Matillis de Lucy, Ricardus filius Reginaldi [error for "Regis", probably incorrectly extended to Reginaldi from Regi?] et Roysa uxor eius" against "Robertum Yellestede" concerning "terre…in Neutona", which records the claimants´ ancestry "Galfrido…filio et heredi suo…et de predicto Galfrido…Herberto…filio et heredi suo et de predicto Herberto Matillidi et Royse sororibus" and "de predicta Roysa…Foberto filio suo et de predicto Foberto isti Royse…filie et heredi suo"[533]. She married secondly (after 14 Jul 1250) William de Wilton. The Pipe Rolls record in 1258 that "Willelmus de Wilton" married "Roesiam de Douor que fuit uxor Ricardi de Chileham"[534]. A writ following the death of "Richard de Dovor and Rose his wife" names "Richard son of Richard de Dovor, aged 21 on the eve of the Purification" as heir[535]. Richard & his wife had three children:

i) RICHARD of Chilham (1 Feb [1246/47]-[1265/66]). A writ following the death of "Richard de Dovor and Rose his wife" names "Richard son of Richard de Dovor, aged 21 on the eve of the Purification next" as heir[538]. Lord of Chilham. m as her first husband, JOAN de Grey, daughter of SIMON de Grey & his wife ---. She married secondly as his second wife, Gilbert de Pecche.

ii) ISABEL of Chilham (after 1245-18 Mar 1292). The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified. She was heiress of her brother at Chilham. "Alexander de Balliol and Isabella his wife…going to Scotland" appointed attorneys for their affairs in England[539]. Leland quotes a manuscript which records the death "XV Kal Apr…apud Chilham" in 1292 of "Domina Isabella de Dovora comitissa de Assele" and her burial "Cantuar: in ecclesia Christi"[540]. A charter dated 1 May 1292 ordered the valuation of the assets of "the late Isabella countess of Athol to her husband Alexander de Balliol"[541]. m firstly (before 1265) as his second wife, DAVID of Strathbogie Earl of Atholl, son of JOHN of Strathbogie Earl of Atholl & his wife Ada Hastings Ctss of Atholl (-Carthage 6 Aug 1270). He died while on Crusade in Tunisia. m secondly (shortly after 7 Nov 1270) Sir ALEXANDER Balliol of Cavers, co Roxburgh, son of Sir HENRY Balliol & his wife Lora [Lauretta] de Valoignes (-[19 Apr 1310/Jun 1311]). Lord of Chilham, by right of his wife.

b) ISABEL (-7 Jul [1276/77], bur Abbey of St Augustine, Bristol). The Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester names "Sir Richard fiz le rei…Ion" and "the erles daughter of Wareine" his mother, adding that "Sire Morisse of Berkeleye" married his daughter[542]. The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. King Henry III granted her certain manors 10 Aug 1264 "out of compassion for the poverty of his niece"[543]. m (before 12 Jul 1247) MAURICE de Berkeley "the Resolute" feudal Lord of Berkeley, son of THOMAS Lord of Berkeley & his wife Joan de Somery (1218-4 Apr 1281, bur Bristol St Augustine).

c) LORETTE (-after 1248). In the Complete Peerage, she is described as the daughter of "Royce, daughter and heiress of Robert of Dover" who granted the manor of Luddington in 1248 to her daughter and son-in-law[544]. An assize of last presentation brought by the king in 1261 against "William Marmion and Lauretta" shows that "Lauretta was the daughter of Richard FitzRoy"[545]. m (1248) WILLIAM Marmion, son of ROBERT Marmion & his wife Avice de Tanfield (-27 Jul 1275).]

Mistress 1 of John "Lackland" King of England): --- de Warenne, daughter of HAMELIN d'Anjou Earl of Surrey & his wife Isabelle de Warenne . According to Given-Wilson & Curteis[493], one of the mistresses of King John was the "sister of William de Warenne" but the authors do not specify which sister she was. The Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester names "Sir Richard fiz le rei…Ion" and "the erles daughter of Wareine" his mother[494].


From Medlands:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL.htm#d...

ELA de Warenne ([1162]-after 1220).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.   m firstly ROBERT de Newburn, son of ---.  m secondly WILLIAM Fitzwilliam of Sprotbrough, Yorkshire, son of --- (-[1219/24]).  

  1. D: I29770
  2. Name: Suzanne Warren [Concubine #5]
  3. Surname: Warren
  4. Given Name: Suzanne
  5. Suffix: [Concubine #5]
  6. Sex: F
  7. Birth: ABT 1166 in England 1 2
  8. Death: WFT Est 1183-1266 1 2
  9. _UID: 43AE95A41445DF4A9967369D4068E4AFBAB0 3 4 5 1 6 7 8 9 2 10
  10. Change Date: 24 Oct 2006 at 19:01:02

Father: Hamelin Plantagenet b: 1130 in Normandy, France c: in Anjou?

Mother: Isabel Warren b: 1137 in Warren, Surrey, England c: in England - Only Dtr And Heir Earl Of Surrey

Marriage 1 John I "Lackland" Plantagenent King of England b: 24 Dec 1167 in Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England c: in France (Count Of Mortain)

   * Married: WFT Est 1183-1208 in Unmarried 1 2

* Sealing Spouse:
* Event: Seal 1 2 2
* Event: Seal 1
Children

  1. Has Children Richard Fitz Roy b: ABT 1186 in Chilham Castle, Kent, England

Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown

   * Married: WFT Est 1183-1208 in Unmarried 2

* Sealing Spouse:
* Event: Seal 2
* Event: Seal 2
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From:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND,%20Kings%201066-1603.htm#_T...

Mistress (1): --- de Warenne, daughter of HAMELIN d'Anjou Earl of Surrey & his wife Isabelle de Warenne . According to Given-Wilson & Curteis[475], one of the mistresses of King John was the "sister of William de Warenne" but the authors do not specify which sister she was. The primary source which confirms her relationship with John has not yet been identified.

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John's cousin and mother of his illegitimate son, Richard FitzRoy.


John had the following illegitimate children:

Joan, Lady of Wales, the wife of Prince Llywelyn Fawr of Wales, (by a woman named Clemence)

Richard Fitz Roy, (by his cousin, Adela, daughter of his uncle Hamelin de Warenne)

Oliver FitzRoy, (by a mistress named Hawise) who accompanied the papal legate Pelayo to Damietta in 1218, and never returned.

By an unknown mistress (or mistresses) John fathered:

Geoffrey FitzRoy, who went on expedition to Poitou in 1205 and died there.

John FitzRoy, a clerk in 1201.

Henry FitzRoy, who died in 1245.

Osbert Gifford, who was given lands in Oxfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Sussex, and is last seen alive in 1216.

Eudes FitzRoy, who accompanied his half-brother Richard on Crusade and died in the Holy Land in 1241.

Bartholomew FitzRoy, a member of the order of Friars Preachers.

Maud FitzRoy, Abbess of Barking, who died in 1252.

Isabel FitzRoy, wife of Richard Fitz Ives.

Philip FitzRoy, found living in 1263.

(The surname of FitzRoy is Norman-French for son of the king.)


Adela was not his wife, she was his mistress. They were cousins.



The Following was added by Keri Denise Jackson, ♊ Twin "A", GEDMATCH GQ346442C1 on 10/10/2020

According to Medlands ( http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND,%20Kings%201066-1603.htm#_T... ) "Mistress (1): --- de Warenne, daughter of HAMELIN d´Anjou Earl of Surrey & his [second] wife Isabel de Warenne of Surrey (-[killed 1200]). According to Given-Wilson & Curteis[588], one of the mistresses of King John was the "sister of William de Warenne" but the authors do not specify which sister she was. The Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester names "Richard fiz le rei…Ion" and "the erles daughter of Wareine" his mother[589]. The Annales Cestrienses record in 1200 that “W. de Waren meunch fil Regis” was killed[590]. Christie suggests that one possibility is that “meunch” in this source may represent a contraction of “mater Richardi”, another possibility being that it represents “avunculus” and that the entry refers to the death of William de Warenne (although if that is correct, the date makes little sense)"

Medlands further states "King John had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1): 6. RICHARD FitzJohn [Fitzroy] (-[1245/46]). The Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester names "Richard fiz le rei…Ion" and "the erles daughter of Wareine" his mother[624]. King John granted "terram…Roes de Dover uxorem suam…castro illo de Chilleha" to "Ric filio nostro" by order dated 11 Jul 1214[625]. "William Briwere" was ordered to deliver to "Richard the king´s son all the lands which fell to Rose his wife hereditarily"[626]. He was a captain in King John's army during the baronial revolt. He fought the invasion of Louis de France in 1217[627]. Lord of Chilham, Kent, de iure uxoris. Henry III King of England granted exemptions to "Ricardo filio Regis" in respect of "castrum suum de Chileham" dated 21 Jun 1217[628]. Bracton notes a claim, dated 1227, by "Ricardus filius Reg et Roysia uxor eius" against "Robertum filium Walteri" for land "in Lesnes" of which "Roysia de Douera avia ipsius Roysie" was seised[629]. Henry III King of England granted "to Richard de Dovor his cousin…the custody of the lands which belonged to Geoffrey de Costentyn in Ireland" by charter dated 11 Jun 1244[630]. "

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Adela de Warrenne, Concubine #1 of John "Lackland" of England's Timeline

1168
1168
England
1185
1185
Emley, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
1186
1186
Chilham Castle, Chilham, Kent, England
1207
1207
Lancashire, England
1212
1212
Age 44
England
1992
September 11, 1992
Age 44
PROVO
1993
June 9, 1993
Age 44
PROVO