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Cecily d'Aubigny

Female - Aft 1260


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Cecily d'Aubigny (daughter of William d'Aubigny and Mabel of Chester); died after 1260.

    Family/Spouse: Roger de Mohaut. Roger (son of Roger de Mohaut and Nichole) was born in in of Mold, Cheshire, England; died on 18 Jun 1260. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Robert de Mohaut was born in in of Hawarden, Suffolk, England; died before 16 Sep 1275.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William d'Aubigny (son of William d'Aubigny and Maud de St. Hilary); died on 1 Feb 1221 in Cainell, near Rome; was buried in Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Mar 1221, near Rome
    • Alternate death: Bef 30 Mar 1221, Cainell, near Rome

    Notes:

    Earl of Arundel; Earl of Sussex. Chief Butler of England; Privy Councillor; Judge in the King's Court 1198, 1200, 1218. A King's man at Runnymede.

    Went on Crusade in 1218; was present at the siege of Damietta.

    "In the beginning he was one of King John's favourites, but he joined the baronial party opposing the King in 1216 after the sealing of the Magna Carta. According to the Barnwell Chronicle, when the barons met in London in 1216 to plan the division of England among them, they assigned to d'Aubigny the government of Lincolnshire. In 1217 he switched his support back to the young Henry III." [Leo van de Pas]

    From Complete Peerage I:236-38:

    William (d'Aubigny), Earl of Sussex, and Earl of Arundel, s. & h. He was a favorite of King John, whose concession of the Kingdom to the Pope, 15 May 1213, he witnessed, and whom he accompanied to Runnymede, 15 June 1215. (d) When, however, King John abandoned Winchester, 14 June 1216, to Louis (afterwards Louis VIII) of France, he joined that Prince, but (consistently taking the winning side) returned to his allegiance 14 July 1217, after the Royalist victory at Lincoln. Shortly afterwards he acted as Justiciar, the young King, Henry III, having restored to him his forfeited possessions. He m. Mabel, 2nd da. of Hugh (le Meschin, surnamed Kevelioc), Earl of Chester, by Bertrade, da. of Simon, Count of Evreux in Normandy. She, in her issue, was (1232) one of the four coheirs to her br. Ranulph (surnamed Blundeville), Earl of Chester. He embarked in the crusade of 1218, and was at the taking of Damietta in Nov. 12 19, but d. at Cainell, near Rome, ("quoddam oppidulum Kainel nomine") shortly before 30 Mar. 1221 (when the news reached England) and was bur. at Wynmondham Priory.

    (d) His namesake of Belvoir became one of the sureties for the King's observance of Magna Charta as 'William d'Aubigny, Sheriff of Warwick and Leicester.'

    William married Mabel of Chester. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mabel of Chester (daughter of Hugh of Chester and Bertrade de Montfort).

    Notes:

    Also called Mabel le Meschin.

    Children:
    1. Isabel d'Aubigny died before 1240.
    2. Nichole d'Aubigny was born in in of Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, England; died about 1240.
    3. Maud d'Aubigny died between 1238 and 1243.
    4. 1. Cecily d'Aubigny died after 1260.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William d'Aubigny (son of William d'Aubigny and Alice of Louvain, Queen Consort of England); died on 24 Dec 1193; was buried in Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    Earl of Arundel, also styled earl of Sussex. Hereditary Chief Butler of England; Privy Councillor; Constable of Windsor Castle 1191-3.

    According to Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans (citation details below), he was a crusader.

    "William d'Aubigny, Earl of Sussex, s. and h., n 1176/7, was confirmed in that dignity, but the Castle and Honour of Arundel having, in accordance with the policy of Henry II, been retained by the Crown, on the death of the last holder, he did not obtain restoration of them till Richard I restored them to him, 27 June 1190, when (according to the admission of 1433 abovenamed) he became Earl of Arundel. He was, however, styled Earl of Arundel before he received possession of the Castle and Honour, namely, on 18 Sep. 1189, and on 26 Nov. of the same year he witnessed King Richard's Charter as 'Will. Earl of Arundel.' He received also at the same time, the third penny of the pleas of Sussex in the precise words of the grant made to his father. In 1191 he was made Custos of Windsor Castle, and in 1194 one of the Receivers of the money raised for the King's ransom. He m. Maud, widow of Roger (de Clare), Earl of Hertford (who had d. 1173), da. and h. of James de St. Hilaire du Harcouet, by Aveline, his wife. He d. 24 Dec. 1193, and was bur. at Wymondham Priory." [Complete Peerage I:235-36]

    William married Maud de St. Hilary. Maud (daughter of James de St. Hilary du Harcourt and Aveline) was born in in of Field Dalling, Norfolk, England; died on 24 Dec 1193; was buried in Priory of Great Carbrooke, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Maud de St. Hilary was born in in of Field Dalling, Norfolk, England (daughter of James de St. Hilary du Harcourt and Aveline); died on 24 Dec 1193; was buried in Priory of Great Carbrooke, Norfolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1195

    Notes:

    Also called Maud de St. Hilaire du Harcouet.

    Children:
    1. 2. William d'Aubigny died on 1 Feb 1221 in Cainell, near Rome; was buried in Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England.

  3. 6.  Hugh of Chester was born about 1141 (son of Ranulph de Gernons and Matilda of Gloucester); died on 30 Jun 1181 in Leek, Staffordshire, England; was buried in Abbey of St. Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1147, Merionethshire, Wales

    Notes:

    Earl of Chester. Also known as Hugh le Meschin; Hugh de Meschines; Hugh of Kevelioc; Hugh de Cyveiliog.

    1908 DNB entry on Hugh of Kevelioc:

    [By Thomas Frederick Tout.]

    HUGH (D. 1181) called HUGH of CYVEILIOG, palatine Earl of Chester, was the son of Ranulf II, Earl of Chester, and of his wife Matilda, daughter of Earl Robert of Gloucester, the illegitimate son of Henry I. He is sometimes called Hugh of Cyveiliog, because, according to a late writer, he was born in that district of Wales (Powel, Hist. of Cambria, p. 295). His father died on 16 Dec. 1153, whereupon, being probably still under age, he succeeded to his possessions on both sides of the Channel. These included the hereditary viscounties of Avranches and Bayeux. Hugh was present at the council of Clarendon in January 1164 which drew up the assize of Clarendon (Stubbs, Select Charters, p. 138). In 1171 he was in Normandy (Eyton, Itinerary of Henry II, p. 158).

    Hugh joined the great feudal revolt against Henry II in 1173. Aided by Ralph of Fougeres, he utilised his great influence on the north-eastern marches of Brittany to excite the Bretons to revolt. Henry II despatched an army of Brabant mercenaries against them. The rebels were defeated in a battle, and on 20 Aug. were shut up in the castle of Dol, which they had captured by fraud not long before. On 23 Aug. Henry II arrived to conduct the siege in person (Hoveden, ii. 51). Hugh and his comrades had no provisions (Jordan Fantosme in Howlett, Chron. of Stephen, Henry II, and Richard I, iii. 221). They were therefore forced to surrender on 26 Aug. on a promise that their lives and limbs would be saved (W. Newburgh in Howlett, i. 176). Fourscore knights surrendered with them (Diceto, i. 378). Hugh was treated very leniently by Henry, and was confined at Falaise, whither the Earl and Countess of Leicester were also soon brought as prisoners. When Henry II returned to England, he took the two earls with him. They were conveyed from Barfleur to Southampton on 8 July 1174. Hugh was probably afterwards imprisoned at Devizes (Eyton, p. 180). On 8 Aug., however, he was taken back from Portsmouth to Barfleur, when Henry II went back to Normandy. He was now imprisoned at Caen, whence he was removed to Falaise. He was admitted to terms with Henry before the general peace, and witnessed the peace of Falaise on 11 Oct. (Fœdera, i. 31).

    Hugh seems to have remained some time longer without complete restoration. At last, at the council of Northampton on 13 Jan. 1177, he received grant of the lands on both sides of the sea which he had held fifteen days before the war broke out (Benedictus, i. 135; Hoveden, ii. 118). In March he witnessed the Spanish award. In May, at the council at Windsor, Henry II restored him his castles, and required him to go to Ireland, along with William Fitzaldhelm and others, to prepare the way for the king's son John (Benedictus, i. 161). But no great grants of Irish land were conferred on him, and he took no prominent part, in the Irish campaigns. He died at Leek in Staffordshire on 30 June 1181 (ib. i. 277; Monasticon, iii. 218; Ormerod, Cheshire, i. 29). He was buried next his father on the south side of the chapter-house of St. Werburgh's, Chester, now the cathedral.

    Hugh's liberality to the church was not so great as that of his predecessors. He granted some lands in Wirral to St. Werburgh's, and four charters of his, to Stanlaw, St. Mary's, Coventry, the nuns of Bullington and Greenfield, are printed by Ormerod (i. 27). He also confirmed his mother's grants to her foundation of Austin Canons at Calke, Derbyshire, and those of his father to his convent of the Benedictine nuns of St. Mary's, Chester (Monasticon, vi. 598, iv. 314). In 1171 he had confirmed the grants of Ranulf to the abbey of St. Stephen's in the diocese of Bayeux (Eyton, p. 158). More substantial were his grants of Bettesford Church to Trentham Priory, and of Combe in Gloucestershire to the abbey of Bordesley, Warwickshire (Monasticon, vi. 397, v. 407).

    Hugh married before 1171 Bertrada, the daughter of Simon III, surnamed the Bald, count of Evreux and Montfort. He was therefore brother-in-law to Simon of Montfort., the conqueror of the Albigenses, and uncle of the Earl of Leicester. His only legitimate son, Ranulf III, succeeded him as Earl of Chester [see Blundevill, Randulf de]. He also left four daughters by his wife, who became, on their brother's death, co-heiresses of the Chester earldom. They were: (1) Maud, who married David, earl of Huntingdon, and became the mother of John the Scot, earl of Chester from 1232 to 1237, on whose death the line of Hugh of Avranches became extinct; (2) Mabel, who married William of Albini, earl of Arundel (d. 1221); (3) Agnes, the wife of William, earl Ferrers of Derby; and (4) Hawise, who married Robert de Quincy, son of Saer de Quincy, earl of Winchester. Hugh was also the father of several bastards, including Pagan, lord of Milton; Roger; Amice, who married Ralph Mainwaring, justice of Chester; and another daughter who married R. Bacon, the founder of Roucester (Ormerod, i. 28). A great controversy was carried on between Sir Peter Leycester and Sir Thomas Mainwaring, Amice's reputed descendant, as to whether that lady was legitimate or not. Fifteen pamphlets and small treatises on the subject, published between 1673 and 1679, were reprinted in the publications of the Chetham Society, vols. lxxiii. lxxix. and lxxx. Mainwaring was the champion of her legitimacy, which Leycester had denied in his 'Historical Antiquities.' Dugdale believed that Amice was the daughter of a former wife of Hugh, of whose existence, however, there is no record. A fine seal of Earl Hugh's is engraved in Ormerod's 'Cheshire,' i. 32.

    [Benedictus Abbas and Roger de Hoveden (both ed. Stubbs in Rolls Ser.); Howlett's Chronicles of Stephen, Henry II, and Richard I (Rolls Ser.); Eyton's Itinerary of Hen. II; Ormerod's Cheshire, i. 26-32; Dugdale's Baronage, i. 40-1; Dugdale's Monasticon, ed. Ellis, Caley, and Bandinel; Doyle's Official Baronage, i. 364; Beamont's introduction to the Amicia Tracts, Chetham Soc.]

    [DNB, Editor, Sidney Lee, Macmillan Co., London & Smith, Elder & Co., NY, 1908, vol. x, pp. 164-5]

    Hugh married Bertrade de Montfort in 1169. Bertrade (daughter of Simon de Montfort and Maud) was born about 1155; died after 31 Mar 1227. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Bertrade de Montfort was born about 1155 (daughter of Simon de Montfort and Maud); died after 31 Mar 1227.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1156

    Notes:

    Also called Bertrade of Evreux. CP notes that at her wedding she was given away by King Henry II "because she was his own cousin." In fact she and the king were second cousins once removed, Simon de Montfort and Agnes d'Evreaux being his great-great grandparents and her great-grandparents.

    Children:
    1. Agnes of Chester died on 2 Nov 1247.
    2. 3. Mabel of Chester
    3. Maud of Chester was born in 1171; died about 6 Jan 1233.
    4. Hawise of Chester was born in 1180; died before 19 Feb 1243.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William d'Aubigny was born in in of Buckenham, Norfolk, England (son of William d'Aubigny and Maud le Bigod); died on 4 Oct 1176 in Waverley Abbey, Surrey, England; was buried in Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 12 Oct 1176, Waverley Abbey, Surrey, England

    Notes:

    Earl of Lincoln; Earl of Arundel. Hereditary Chief Butler of England; Privy Councillor to Henry I.

    Also called William d'Albini; William "Strong Hand".

    "William d'Aubigny de Albiniaco or in the Anglo-Latin of Dugdale and other writers, de Albini, surnamed 'the strong hand,' Lord of the manor of Buckenham, Norfolk, son and heir of William D'Aubigny (died 1139), Pincerna Regis by Maud, daughter of Roger le Bigod, probably by his 2nd wife, Alice, sister and coheir of William de Tosny, Lord of Belvoir, daughter of Robert de Tosny of the same, was b. early in the reign of Henry I. On his marriage with the Queen Dowager, he acquired with her, in 1138 or 1139, the Castle and Honour of Arundel, which had been settled on her in dower, whereby it may be considered that, according to the admission of 1433, he became Earl of Arundel. There is conclusive evidence from various charters, that at, or about the time of, and probably soon after, his said marriage, he was recognised as Earl of Lincoln, and he may be assumed to have been so created in the summer of 1139. In this year he gave shelter to the Empress Maud, at Arundel Castle, but ever after adhered to Stephen. He can be shown to have very soon lost the Earldom of Lincoln, and in 1141 he attested a charter of Stephen as Earl of Sussex, (being from time to time thereafter so described, as, e.g. where he witnesses a charter to the Abbey of Barking under that name) and may be assumed to have been so created by Stephen in 1141, after that King had regained his freedom. Early in 1142, the Earldom of Lincoln had already passed to another, viz. William de Roumare. In his own later charters he is styled, and in a charter, before 1150, of the Queen Dowager to the Abbey of Reading, she styles him Earl of Chichester. He was influential in arranging the treaty of 1153, whereby the Crown continued with King Stephen for life, though the inheritance thereof was secured to Henry II. To this instrument he subscribed as "Comes Cicestrie." Henry II, by a grant undated, but supposed to have been in 1155 (the year after his accession), confirms to him as 'William, Earl of Arundel, the Castle of Arundel, with the whole honour of Arundel and all its appurtenances,' and, by the same instrument, bestows on him the third penny of the pleas of the county of Sussex unde Comes est. No doubt, however, he was more generally known as "Earl of Arundel," and as such (only) he is spoken of by his son and heir (who styles himself Earl of Sussex) in a charter to the Priory of Wymondham; and as Earl of Arundel (only) he is described in the record of his death in the Annals of Waverley. He was justly held in great esteem by Henry II, and was one of the embassy to Rome in 1163/4, and to Saxony (on the espousal of the Princess to the Duke of Saxony) in 1168. He was also in command of the Royal army in August 1173, in Normandy, against the King's rebellious sons, where he distinguished himself for his 'swiftness and velocity,' and, on 29 September following he assisted at the defeat, near Bury St. Edmunds, of the Earl of Leicester, who, with his Flemings, had invaded Suffolk. He m., in 1138 (the 3rd year of her widowhood) Adeliz, Queen Dowager of England (widow of Henry I), 1st daughter of Godefroy a? la Barbe, Duke of Lothier (i.e. Lorraine Inférieure), Count of Brabant and Louvain, by his 1st wife, Ide, daughter of Albert III, Count of Namur. His wife, the Queen Dowager, retired in 1150 to a nunnery at Afflighem, in South Brabant, where she d., and was bur. 23 April 1151, aged about 48. He survived her 25 years, and d. 12 October 1176, at Waverley Abbey, Surrey, and was bur., with his father, at Wymondham Priory, Norfolk. [Complete Peerage I:233-35, as corrected in Volume XIV.]

    "According to K.S.B. Keats-Rohan [Prosopon, no 9 (1998)], Roger le Bigod's children by Alice were born from the late 1090s onwards. If so, and if William were a grandson of the marriage, he must have been born rather later than suggested above." [Chris Phillips, Some Corrections and Additions to The Complete Peerage]

    William married Alice of Louvain, Queen Consort of England between Dec 1136 and Aug 1139. Alice (daughter of Godfrey I of Brabant and Ida of Chiny and Namur) was born about 1103; died on 25 Mar 1151 in Afflighem Abbey, Brabant, Belgium; was buried in Reading Abbey, Berkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Alice of Louvain, Queen Consort of England was born about 1103 (daughter of Godfrey I of Brabant and Ida of Chiny and Namur); died on 25 Mar 1151 in Afflighem Abbey, Brabant, Belgium; was buried in Reading Abbey, Berkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Buried: Afflighem Abbey, Brabant, Belgium
    • Alternate death: 26 Mar 1151, Afflighem Abbey, Brabant, Belgium
    • Alternate death: 23 Apr 1151, Afflighem Abbey, Brabant, Belgium

    Notes:

    Also called Adeliza; Adelize; Athelice; Aeliz; Aleide; Aleyda; Aelidis; Adelide; Adelidis; Adelaidis.

    In 1150 she retired to a nunnery at Afflighem, in South Brabant, where she died the next year.

    Children:
    1. 4. William d'Aubigny died on 24 Dec 1193; was buried in Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England.

  3. 10.  James de St. Hilary du Harcourt was born in in of Field Dalling, Norfolk, England (son of Harscod); died about 1154.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1154

    Notes:

    Also called James de St. James. Holder of both English and Breton lands.

    James married Aveline. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Aveline
    Children:
    1. 5. Maud de St. Hilary was born in in of Field Dalling, Norfolk, England; died on 24 Dec 1193; was buried in Priory of Great Carbrooke, Norfolk, England.

  5. 12.  Ranulph de Gernons was born before 1100 in Guernon Castle, Normandy, France (son of Ranulf le Meschin and Lucy of Bolingbroke); died on 16 Dec 1153; was buried in Abbey of St. Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1100
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1105, Guernon Castle, Normandy, France
    • Alternate death: 17 Dec 1153, Gresley, Derbyshire, England

    Notes:

    Also called Ranulf of Chester. Earl of Chester. Vicomte d'Avranches.

    Of his death, Complete Peerage says "being supposed to have been poisoned by his wife and William Peverell, of Nottingham", but the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, while noting the claims that he died of poison, says nothing about his wife being involved.

    "Most contemporary verdicts upon Ranulf were unfavourable. Although Orderic Vitalis acknowledged his resourcefulness and daring, the Gesta Stephani criticized 'the cunning devices of his accustomed bad faith' (Gesta Stephani, 192–3), and Henry of Huntingdon, through a speech supposedly by the royalist spokesman at the battle of Lincoln, called him 'a man of reckless daring, ready for conspiracy...panting for the impossible', prone to defeat or, at best, to Pyrrhic victories (Historia Anglorum, 734–5). Clearly, his strategy during the civil war was to take every opportunity to enhance his territorial position, especially in the north midlands, and such commitments as he made, either to the king or to the Angevins, were calculated to that end. Other magnates followed similar policies, but Ranulf (II) was exceptionally ruthless in pursuit of his ambitions, and accordingly he was hated by many and trusted by none." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Ranulph married Matilda of Gloucester before 1135. Matilda (daughter of Robert of Gloucester and Mabel fitz Robert) died on 29 Jul 1189. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Matilda of Gloucester (daughter of Robert of Gloucester and Mabel fitz Robert); died on 29 Jul 1189.

    Notes:

    Also called Maud fitz Robert; Maud de Caen.

    "Matilda may have played a central role in the capture of Lincoln Castle in December 1140, a key turning point in the conflict that set in train the series of events that led eventually to the capture of Stephen. While their husbands were besieging Lincoln Castle, Matilda and her sister-in-law Hawise, countess of Lincoln, made a friendly social visit to the wife of the castellan. Under the pretext of providing an escort for his wife's safe return to his armed camp, Earl Ranulf penetrated and captured the castle. On the subsequent approach of the king's army towards Lincoln, it is unclear whether Matilda held the castle while Ranulf attempted to rally support or whether she was captured. None the less Ranulf escaped from the castle leaving his wife and sons to face the besieging royalists. Robert, earl of Gloucester, went to the aid of Ranulf since he was worried about the safety of his daughter and grandchildren. In the subsequent battle of Lincoln on 2 February 1141 King Stephen was captured." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    It's worth noting that, at least as of 12 Mar 2017, the ODNB's entry on this Matilda begins with an extremely confused opening sentence that appears to be claiming that she was a daughter of Robert, illegitimate son of Henry I, by his wife Sibyl de Montgomery. In fact Sibyl was Robert's mother-in-law.

    Children:
    1. 6. Hugh of Chester was born about 1141; died on 30 Jun 1181 in Leek, Staffordshire, England; was buried in Abbey of St. Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England.

  7. 14.  Simon de Montfort was born about 1128 (son of Amauri de Montfort and Agnes de Garlande); died in Mar 1181.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 1180 and 1181

    Notes:

    Count of Evreux.

    Simon married Maud. Maud died before 1168. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Maud died before 1168.
    Children:
    1. Simon IV de Montfort was born about 1153; died before 18 Jul 1188.
    2. 7. Bertrade de Montfort was born about 1155; died after 31 Mar 1227.