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William Clito

Male 1102 - 1128  (25 years)

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  • Name William Clito 
    Born 25 Oct 1102  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jul 1128  [1
    Buried Abbey of Saint-Bertin, Saint-Omer, Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3629  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Robert Curthose,   b. in or Aft 1050,   d. Abt 3 Feb 1134, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Sibyl of Conversano,   d. 1103 
    Married Sep 1100  Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sibyl of Anjou,   b. 1112,   d. 1165  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1123  [1
    Annulled 1124  [1
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F1571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joanna of Montferrat 
    Married 1127  [1
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F5430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The death by drowning of William Atheling, King Henry's only legitimate son, on 25 November 1120 transformed William Clito's fortunes. He was now the obvious male heir to England and Normandy, and a significant party of Norman aristocrats adopted his cause. Henry's problems became worse, as his son William Atheling had been betrothed to Matilda of Anjou, daughter of Count Fulk V of Anjou and Fulk wanted her dowry, several castles and towns in Maine, returned, which Henry refused. Fulk in turn betrothed his daughter Sibylla to William Clito giving him the county of Maine, between Normandy and Anjou, as her dowry. King Henry astutely appealed to canon law, however, and the marriage was eventually annulled in August 1124 on the grounds that the couple were within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity." [Wikipedia]

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Wikipedia.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.