Name: William FitzOsbern
Suffix: Earl of Hereford
Birth: ABT 1030 in Poitiers, Poitou, France
Death: 20 FEB 1071 in Flanders
Burial: Cormeilles Abbey, France
Occupation: Carisbrooke Castle
Change Date: 2 JAN 2010
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.
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.
Father: Osbern fitz Herfast de Crepon b: 990 in Normandy, France
Mother: Emma of Ivry
Adelise de Toeni
- Emma FitzOsborne
- Adelize FitzOsbern
- Adeliza FitzOsbern
Richilde of Hainault