Isabella de Warenne

Female 1130 - 1203  (~ 73 years)

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  • Name Isabella de Warenne 
    Born ~ 1130  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Jul 1203 
    Person ID I43957  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2015 

    Father William de Warenne, Knight, 3rd Earl of Surrey,   b. 0Jun 1118, East Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1148, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Mother 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, 3, 4
    Family ID F15998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Isabel de Warenne, Countess of Surrey (c.1130 c.1203) was an English peer. She was the only surviving heir of William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey and his wife, Adela, the daughter of William III of Ponthieu.[1][2]


      She was the great-granddaughter of the first Norman earl, William I and his Flemish wife Gundred.[2] When her father died in the Holy Land c.1148 she inherited the earldom of Surrey and was married to William of Blois, the younger son of King Stephen, who became Earl in her right.[1][2] The marriage occurred at a critical moment in The Anarchy as part of the king's attempt to control the de Warenne lands. The couple did not have any children and after William's death in 1159, King Henry II's brother, William X, Count of Poitou sought her hand in 1162/3, but Thomas Becket refused a dispensation from affinity on the grounds of consanguinity. In April 1164, the countess married Hamelin of Anjou, a natural half-brother of King Henry, who became jure uxoris Earl of Surrey. The countess lived an unusually long life, dying at age 73.[2]


      She and William of Blois had no children.[1] Isabelle and her second husband Hamelin had four surviving children:

      William, later 5th Earl of Surrey (11661240)[3]
      Ela (born c. 1170, date of death unknown), married firstly Robert of Naburn and secondly William FitzWilliam of Sprotborough.[4]
      Isabel, married firstly Robert de Lacy and secondly Gilbert de l'Aigle, Lord of Pevensey.[4]
      Matilda, married firstly Henry, Count of Eu and Lord of Hastings[5] and secondly Henry de Stuteville.[4] [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7971] "Isabel de Warenne, Countess of Surrey (~ 1130-~1203)" biography,,_Count.

    2. [S7968] "Patrick of Salisbury, 1st Earl of Salisbury (~ 1122-1168)" biography,

    3. [S8089] "Patrick I de Fitzwalter", registry, abstracted October 12, 2015,

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