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Nele d'Aubigny

Male - 1129


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  • Name Nele d'Aubigny  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1129  [2
    Alternate death 21 Nov 1229  [3
    Alternate death 26 Nov 1229  [3
    Person ID I6566  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Roger d'Aubigny,   b. 1052, St. Martin d'Aubigny, Manche, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1083  (Age > 32 years) 
    Mother Amice 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maud de l'Aigle,   d. Aft 1129 
    Married Aft 1107  [3
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F1469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gundred de Gournay,   d. Aft Oct 1155 
    Married Jun 1118  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Roger de Mowbray,   d. 1188, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Nigel. "Nele d'Aubigny [...] from the early part of Henry I's reign one of the most frequent members of the King's entourage. After the battle of Tinchebrai in 1106 the King granted him the English lands of Robert de Stuteville, a supporter of Robert Curthose. During the Norman rebellion of 1119 Nele, with his brother William, remained faithful to Henry I and fought for him at the victory over the French King at Bremule on 20 Aug. In 1123, with Robert the King's son, he was in command of the forces of the Cotentin at the taking of the castle of Montfort-sur-Risle. At some date unknown he had a grant of Montbrai and the other forfeited lands in Normandy of Robert de Mowbray (Montbrai), Earl of Northumberland whose former wife he married. He held Bazoches-au-Houlme of the Count of Eu, and Masham, Yorks, of Count Stephen of Brittany, the lord of Richmond. He founded the priory of Hurst in Axholme, Lines, as a cell of Nostell, and gave Aldburgh, near Masham, Yorks, to Pontigny." [Complete Peerage]

      His first wife, married sometime after 1107, was Maud, daughter of Richer de l'Aigle, who had been married to Robert de Mowbray, Earl of Northumberland, a marriage which was annulled on grounds of consanguinity. He afterwards repudiated Maud and married Gundred de Gournay, who was in fact (albeit counterintuitively) the mother of his son Robert de Mowbray, as well as his other children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S991] Early Yorkshire Families ed. Charles Travis Clay and Diana E. Greenway. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973.

    2. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    3. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.