Sir William de Warenne, Knight, 3rd Earl of Surrey

Male 1118 - 1148  (~ 29 years)


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  • Name William de Warenne 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Knight, 3rd Earl of Surrey 
    Born 0Jun 1118  East Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jan 1148  Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • in the The Holy Land...
    Person ID I43956  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father William de Warenne, Knight, 2nd Earl of Surrey,   b. 0___ 1065, East Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1138  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Isabel de Vermandois, Countess of Leicester,   b. 13 Dec 1081, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1131, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 4, 5
    Family ID F17117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adelia de Talvaise, Countess of Montreuil,   b. 1118-1119, Alencon, Orne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1174, Bradenstoke, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 0Apr 1124  [2, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Isabella de Warenne,   b. ~ 1130,   d. 12 Jul 1203  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F15998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0Jun 1118 - East Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: Jun., 1118
      East Sussex, England
      Death: Jan. 6, 1148, Turkey

      William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey, was the eldest son of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey and Elizabeth de Vermandois.

      In April 1124, he married Eva Talvas, the daughter of William III of Ponthieude Montgomerie Talvas and Helie of Burgundy. They had one child, a daughter, Isabel, who was his heir. She married first William of Blois, second son of king Stephen, who became earl of Warenne (France)and Surrey (England). After he died without children in October 1159, she married Hamelin, half-brother of Henry II, who also became Earl of Warenne and Surrey. He took the de Warenne surname and their descendants carried on the earldom.

      William was generally loyal to king Stephen. He fought at the Battle of Lincoln (1141)and was one of the leaders of the army that pursued the empress Matilda in her flight from Winchester, and which captured Robert of Gloucester.

      He was one of the nobles that, along with his second cousin, king Louis VII of France, took crusading vows at Vezelay in 1146. He accompanied the initial army of the Second Crusade the next year. He was killed by a Turkish attack while the army was marching across Anatolia (modern day Turkey) on their way to the Holy Land.

      In December 1147 the French-Norman force reached the Biblical town of Ephesus on the west coast of Turkey. They were joined by remnants of the German army which had previously taken heavy losses at Dorylaeum. Marching across Southwest Turkey, they fought an unsuccessful battle against the Turks at Laodicea. This was on the border between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuks of Rum (3-4 Jan 1148).

      On 6 Jan they battled again in the area of Mount Cadmus, where Turks ambushed the main train of infantry and non-combatants because the main force was too far forward. King Louis and his bodyguard of Templar Knights and Noblemen sallied forth in a classic example of chivalry to protect the poor and valiantly charged the Turks. Most of the knights were killed, including William, and Louis barely escaped with his life. His army arrived later at the coastal city of Adalia. The battle is recorded by Odo de Deuil, personal chaplain to Louis, in his book De Profectione - pp 68-127.

      Bio by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman. See, Wikipedia, "William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey", for more.


      Family links:
      Parents:
      William II de Warenne (1065 - 1138)
      Isabel Of Vermandois Beaumont de Warenne (1081 - 1131)

      Spouse:
      Ela Talvas FitzWalter (1118 - 1174)

      Children:
      Isabella De Warenne (1136 - 1199)*

      Siblings:
      Robert de Beaumont (1104 - 1168)**
      Waleran de Beaumont (1104 - 1166)**
      Reginald de Warenne (1113 - 1179)*
      William de Warenne (1118 - 1148)
      Ada De Warenne De Huntingdon (1120 - 1178)*

      *Calculated relationship
      **Half-sibling

      Burial:
      Unknown

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  • Sources 
    1. [S9970] "William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A. Hen.

    2. [S10787] "William de Warenne, III" biography, accessed, downloaded & published on this website Sunday, April 3rd, 2017 by David A.

    3. [S7971] "Isabel de Warenne, Countess of Surrey (~ 1130-~1203)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_de_Warenne,_Count.

    4. [S11451] "Henry of Scotland", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_of_Scotland, retrieved, recorded & uploaded to the w.

    5. [S9968] "Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A.

    6. [S7968] "Patrick of Salisbury, 1st Earl of Salisbury (~ 1122-1168)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_of_Salisbur.

    7. [S8089] "Patrick I de Fitzwalter", registry, abstracted October 12, 2015, http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?person.