Ancestors of a 21st century British family

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  • ID: I17651
  • Name: William FitzOsbern
  • Suffix: Earl of Hereford
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1030 in Poitiers, Poitou, France
  • Death: 20 FEB 1071 in Flanders
  • Burial: Cormeilles Abbey, France
  • Occupation: Carisbrooke Castle
  • Note:

    Seems he had sons Roger and William, but neither had issue?
    He was succeeded in Normandy by his eldest son, William of Breteuil and in England and Wales by his younger son, Roger de Breteuil.
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    As part of the assertion of Norman control over England (and Wales), fitzOsbern was one of the major Norman castle builders. Early castles attributed to him include Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight and then in South Wales Chepstow (Striguil), Wigmore, Clifford Castle and Monmouth Castle, as well as creating or improving the fortifications of the towns of Hereford and Shrewsbury.
  • _UID: 188CDBBFB75A42A09A546B0B2BAECF468376
  • Change Date: 2 JAN 2010



    Father: Osbern fitz Herfast de Crepon b: 990 in Normandy, France
    Mother: Emma of Ivry

    Marriage 1 Adelise de Toeni
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Emma FitzOsborne
    2. Has Children Adelize FitzOsbern
    3. Has Children Adeliza FitzOsbern

    Marriage 2 Richilde of Hainault
    • Married: BEF 1071
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