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  • ID: I00846
  • Name: *William "Strong Hand" d'Aubigny
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1109 in St Sauveur, Manche, Normandie, France 1
  • Death: 12 OCT 1176 in Abbey of Waverley, Surrey, England 1
  • Burial: 19 OCT 1176 Priory, Wymondham, Norfolk, England
  • Occupation: 1st Earl of Arundel 2
  • Occupation: BET 1141 AND 1143 1st Earl of Lincoln 3
  • Note:
    William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel (c. 1109 - October 12, 1176) was s on of a senior William d'Aubigny and Maud le Bigod.
    The younger William was an important member of Henry I of England's househ old. After Henry's death he married the widow Queen consort Adeliza, and b ecame lord of Arundel in her right. He was loyal to Stephen of England, w ho made him Earl of Arundel (more precisely, Earl of Sussex). In 1143 he w as also mentioned as Earl of Lincoln in two charters confirming a donati on of land around Arundel to the abbey of Affligem in Brabant (representi ng his wife Adeliza), with William's brother Olivier present.

    In 1153 he helped arrange the truce between Stephen and Henry Plantagene t, known as the Treaty of Wallingford, which brought and end to The Anarch y. When the latter ascended the throne as Henry II, he confirmed William 's earldom and gave him direct possession of Arundel Castle (instead of t he possession in right of his wife he had previously had). He remained loy al to the king during the 1173 revolt of Henry the Young King, and help ed defeat the rebellion.
    He and Adeliza were parents to William d'Aubigny, 2nd Earl of Arundel a nd grandparents to William d'Aubigny, 3rd Earl of Arundel.
    (Wikipedia)

    "Pincerna" was an important member of Henry I's household. After Henry's d eath he married the king's widow Adeliza, and became lord of Arundel in h er right. He was loyal to Stephen, who made him Earl of Arundel (or more t echnically, of Sussex). In 1165 he helped arrange the truce between Steph en and Henry Plantagenet. When the latter ascended the throne as Henry I I, he confirmed William's earldom and gave him direct possession of Arund el Castle (instead of the possession in right of his wife he had previous ly had). He remained loyal to the king during the 1173 revolt of Henry t he Young King, and helped defeat the rebellion. He was an important memb er of Henry I's household. After Henry's death he married the king's wid ow Adeliza, and became lord of Arundel in her right. He was loyal to Steph en, who made him Earl of Arundel (or more technically, of Sussex). In 11 65 he helped arrange the truce between Stephen and Henry Plantagenet. Wh en the latter ascended the throne as Henry II, he confirmed William's earl dom and gave him direct possession of Arundel Castle (instead of the posse ssion in right of his wife he had previously had). He remained loyal to t he king during the 1173 revolt of Henry the Young King, and helped defe at the rebellion. was an important member of Henry I's household. After He nry's death he married the king's widow Adeliza, and became lord of Arund el in her right. He was loyal to Stephen, who made him Earl of Arundel ( or more technically, of Sussex). In 1165 he helped arrange the truce betwe en Stephen and Henry Plantagenet. When the latter ascended the throne as H enry II, he confirmed William's earldom and gave him direct possessi on of Arundel Castle (instead of the possession in right of his wife he h ad previously had). He remained loyal to the king during the 1173 revo lt of Henry the Young King, and helped defeat the rebellion. (From Wikipe dia, the free encyclopedia)
    WILLIAM D'AUBIGNY, surnamed the Strong Hand, Lord of the manor of Buckenha m, Norfolk, who was born early in the reign of Henry I; on his marriage wi th the Queen Dowager he acquired with her, in 1138 or 1139, the Castle a nd Honour of Arundel which had been settled on her in dower, whereby he be came Earl of Arundel; was also recognized as Earl of Lincoln; in 1139 he g ave shelter to the Empress Maud at Arundel Castle but ever after adher ed to Stephen; lost the Earldom of Lincoln and in 1141 attested a Chart er of Stephen as Earl of Sussex; in a Charter before 1150, of the Queen Do wager to the Abbey of Reading, she styles him Earl of Chichester; was infl uential in arranging the treaty of 1153 whereby the Crown continued with S tephen for life, though the inheritance thereof was secured to Henry II, w hich instrument he subscribed as "Comes Cicestrie"; Henry II, by a grant u ndated, but supposed to have been in 1155, confirmed to him as "William, E arl of Arundel" the Castle of Arundel, with the whole honor of Arundel a nd all its appurtenances, and, by the same instrument, bestowed on him t he third penny of the pleas of the County of Sussex, unde Comes est; was h eld in great esteem by Henry II and was one of the embassy to Rome in 1 16 3/4, and to Saxony in 1168; was in command of the Royal army in Aug., 1 173, in Normandy, against the King's rebellious sons, and, on 29 Sep. foll owing, assisted at the defeat near Bury St. Edmunds of the Earl of Leicest er who, with his Flemings, had invaded Suffolk; married in 1138 Adeliza, Q ueen Dowager of England, widow of Henry I (the third year of her widowhood ), eldest daughter of Godefroy la Barbe, Duke of Lothier, i. e., Lorrai ne Inferieure, Count of Brabant and Louvain (ped. 19), and his first wi fe Ide, daughter of Albert III, Count of Namur (ped. 28). His wife, the Qu een Dowager, retired in 1150 to a nunnery at Afflighem, in South Braban t, where she died and was buried 23 April, 1151, aged 48 years; he surviv ed her 25 years and died 12 Oct., 1176, at Waverley Abbey, Surrey, and w as buried with his father at Wymondham Priory, Norfolk.
    (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 101-102)




    Father: *William d'Aubigny b: ABT 1064 in St Sauveur, Manche, Normandie, France
    Mother: *Maud Bigod b: ABT 1090 in Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England

    Marriage 1 *Adelicia of Braban b: 1103 in Leuven, Brabant, France
    • Married: 1138 3
    Children
    1. Has Children *Alice d'Aubigny b: 1139 in Arundel Castle, Sussex, England
    2. Has No Children Reynor d'Aubigny b: in Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, England
    3. Has No Children Henry d'Aubigny b: in Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, England
    4. Has No Children Geoffrey d'Aubigny b: in Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, England
    5. Has No Children Olivia d'Aubigny b: in Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, England
    6. Has No Children Agatha d'Aubigny b: in Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, England
    7. Has Children *William d'Aubigny b: ABT 1140 in Burkenham, Norfolk, England
    8. Has Children *Matilida d'Aubigny b: ABT 1150 in Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    2. Title: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    3. Title: Wikipedia
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