WILLIAM D'AUBIGNY, Earl of Sussex, who was confirmed in that dignity in 11 76-7; Richard I granted him the Honour after his coronation 3 Sept., 118 9, when he is styled "Earl of Sussex," and before 18 Sept., 1189, wh en he is styled "Earl of Arundel;" the Castle and Honour of Arundel havin g, in accordance with the policy of Henry II, been retained by the Crow n, on the death of the last holder, he did not obtain restoration of th em until Richard I restored them to him 27 June, 1190, when he became Ea rl of Arundel; was, however, styled Earl of Arundel before he received pos session of the Castle and Honour, namely, on 18 Sept., 1189, and on 26 No v. of the same year he witnessed King Richard's Charter as "Will. Ea rl of Arundel;" received also at the same the third penny of the ple as of Sussex in the precise words of the grant made to his father; in 11 91 he was made Custos of Windsor Castle, and in 1194, one of the Receive rs of the money raised for the King's ransom; married Maud, widow of Rog er de Clare, Earl of Hertford (who had died 1173), daughter and heir of Ja mes de St. Hilaire du Harcouet, and Aveline his wife; died 24 Dec., 119 3, and was buried at Wymondham Priory.
Father: *William "Strong Hand" d'Aubigny b: ABT 1109 in St Sauveur, Manche, Normandie, France
Mother: *Adelicia of Braban b: 1103 in Leuven, Brabant, France
Marriage 1 *Maud Matilda De Saint Hilary b: 1132 in Burkenham, Norfolk, England