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  • ID: I10697
  • Name: *Nigel d'Aubigny
  • Sex: M
  • Name: Nigel d'Albini
  • Birth: 1080 in Aubigny, Calvados, Normandie, France
  • Death: 26 NOV 1129
  • Burial: Abbey of Bec, Normandy 1
  • Note:
    Sir Nigel d'Albini, who came to England with the Conqueror and obtained se veral extensive lordships after the Battle of Hastings. He was knight ed by Henry I, who conferred many grants and favors upon him, and so attac hed him to his sovereign that he served him faithfully in his cause again st Robert Curthose (Robert of Normandy, Crusader), the King's brother, wh om he captured and delivered over to King Henry, for which he had furth er rich grants of confiscated manors. For distinguished military servic es in Normandy he was remunerated by a royal grant of the forfeited lan ds and castles of his maternal uncle, Robert de Mowbray, both in Norman dy and England. These grants made him possessor of 240 knight's fees, a nd consequently one of the most influential barons of his time. He di ed at an advanced age and was buried with his ancestors in the Abbey of B ec in Normandy. He married first his Aunt Maud (wife of his Uncle Robert ), daughter of Richard, Baron Aquila. by papal dispensation, her husband R obert aforesaid being then alive, but in prison for rebellion. From he r, by whom he had no issue, he was separated by the Pope on account of con sanguinity and the scandal the marriage caused. He married 2nd in 1118 Gun dreda, daughter of Gerald, second Baron de Gournay by his wife Edith, daug hter of William de Warren, first Earl of Surrey and his wife Gundreda, dau ghter of William the Conqueror. By his 2nd wife he had Roger.
    (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 374)

    Nigel was rewarded with the escheated fief of Geoffrey de la Guerche, of w hich Melton (Mowbray) was the head, and with forfeited lands in Yorkshir e. Nigel married, by dispensation, the wife of his cousin, the imprison ed earl, but afterwards divorced her, and by another wife was fath er of a son Roger, who took the name of Mowbray.

    NIGEL DE ALBINI, possessor of one hundred and twenty knight's fees in Norm andy, and one hundred and forty in England, m. in 1118, Gundred de Gourna y, only child of Gerard de Gournay, by Edith, daughter of William, Ea rl of Warren and Surrey, by Gundred, daughter of WILLIAM the Conqueror.
    (A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain a nd Ireland Vol I, page 126)

    Father: *Roger d'Aubigny b: ABT 1036 in St Sauver, Manche, Normandy, France
    Mother: *Amice de Mowbray b: ABT 1040 in Montbrai, Manche, Normandie, France

    Marriage 1 Matilda de L'Aigle b: ABT 1080 in Aigle, Orne, Normandy, France
    • Married: AFT 1107 2
    • Divorced: 1118 2
    • Divorced:

    Marriage 2 *Gundreda de Gournay b: 1095 in Aubigny, Calvados, Normandie, France
    • Married: 1118 2 3
    1. Has Children *Roger de Mowbray b: 1119 in Axholme, Lincoln, England
    2. Has No Children Henry de Mowbray b: 1121 in Axholme, Lincoln, England

    1. Title: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith
      Page: 374
    2. Title: Wikipedia
    3. Title: Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, Volume 1
      Page: 515
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