Sir William d'Aubigny, Knight, 1st Earl of Arundel

Sir William d'Aubigny, Knight, 1st Earl of Arundel

Male 1109 - 1176  (~ 67 years)

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  • Name William d'Aubigny 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Knight, 1st Earl of Arundel 
    Born ~ 1109  (England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Master butler of the Royal household for King Stephen  [3
    Also Known As 1st Earl of Lincoln  [3
    Also Known As William d'Albini, William de Albini and William de Albini II  [3
    Died 12 Oct 1176  [3
    Buried Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I48126  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2018 

    Father William "Pincerna" d'Aubigny, Lord of Buckingham,   b. 0___ 1064, Sauveur, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1139  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Maud Bigod,   b. (Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 0___ 1107  [1, 2
    Residence (Family) Old Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F17740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adeliza of Louvain,   b. ~ 1103, Leuven, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1151, Affligem Abbey, Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Y  [3
    Children 
     1. William d'Aubigny, Knight, 2nd Earl of Arundel,   b. 1138-1150,   d. 24 Dec 1193  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F17742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1109 - (England) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Arms of d'Aubigny
    Arms of d'Aubigny

  • Notes 
    • William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Lincoln and 1st Earl of Arundel (c. 1109[citation needed] 12 October 1176[1]), also known as William d'Albini, William de Albini and William de Albini II,[2] was an English nobleman. He was the son of William d'Aubigny "Pincerna"[a] of Old Buckenham Castle in Norfolk, and Maud Bigod, daughter of Roger Bigod of Norfolk.

      Died 12 Oct 1176
      Buried Wymondham Abbey
      Spouse(s) Queen Adeliza

      Issue

      William d'Aubigny, 2nd Earl of Arundel
      Reynor d'Aubigny
      Henry d'Aubigny
      Geoffrey d'Aubigny
      Alice d'Aubigny
      Olivia d'Aubigny
      Agatha d'Aubigny
      Father William d'Aubigny
      Mother Maud Bigod
      Occupation Master butler of the Royal household

      Life and career

      William fought loyally for King Stephen of England, who made him first Earl of Lincoln and then Earl of Arundel (more precisely, Earl of Sussex). In 1153 he helped arrange the truce between Stephen and Henry Plantagenet, known as the Treaty of Wallingford, which brought an end to The Anarchy. When the latter ascended the throne as Henry II, he confirmed William's earldom and gave him direct possession of Arundel Castle (instead of the possession in right of his wife (d.1151) he had previously had). He remained loyal to the king during the 1173 revolt of Henry the Young King, and helped defeat the rebellion.

      In 1143, as Earl of Lincoln, he made two charters confirming a donation of land around Arundel in Sussex to the abbey of Affligem in Brabant (representing his wife Adeliza of Louvain), with William's brother, Olivier, present.

      He was the builder of Castle Rising Castle at Castle Rising, Norfolk.

      William is the first proven English supporter of the crusader Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem and before 1146 had granted them land at Wymondham and built a Leper Hospital near his castle in Norfolk.[3] His wife, Adeliza, was also a major benefactor to leper hospitals at Wilton, Wiltshire and Arundel[3] and his cousin, Roger de Mowbray and his family, were to become the most significant patrons of the Order's headquarters based at Burton Lazars Hospital.[4][5]

      Marriage and issue

      The younger William was an important member of Henry I of England's household. After Henry's death, William married his widow, Queen Adeliza in 1138. William and Adeliza were parents to the following children:

      William d'Aubigny, 2nd Earl of Arundel (d. 24 December 1193)
      Reynor d'Aubigny
      Henry d'Aubigny
      Geoffrey d'Aubigny
      Alice d'Aubigny (d. 11 September 1188)
      Olivia d'Aubigny
      Agatha d'Aubigny

      end of biography [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10722] "Roger Bigod of Norfolk" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by David.

    2. [S10723] "William d'Aubigny (died 1139)" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by.

    3. [S10724] "William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, March 22nd.

    4. [S12157] "William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, March 22nd.