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William d'Aubigny

Male Bef 1180 - 1221  (> 41 years)


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  • Name William d'Aubigny 
    Born Bef 1180  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Feb 1221  Cainell, near Rome Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Alternate death Mar 1221  near Rome Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Alternate death Bef 30 Mar 1221  Cainell, near Rome Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Person ID I6881  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father William d'Aubigny,   d. 24 Dec 1193 
    Mother Maud de St. Hilary,   b. of Field Dalling, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1193 
    Family ID F1887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mabel of Chester 
    Children 
    +1. Isabel d'Aubigny,   d. Bef 1240
    +2. Nichole d'Aubigny,   b. of Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1240
    +3. Maud d'Aubigny,   d. Between 1238 and 1243
    +4. Cecily d'Aubigny,   d. Aft 1260
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F5212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.'

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Wikipedia.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

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

    4. [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.

    5. [S977] The Blackmans of Knight's Creek: Ancestors and Descendants of George and Maria (Smith) Blackman by Henry James Young. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 1980.

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