William d'Aubigny 1st Earl of Arundel 1 2
- Born: Abt 1109
- Marriage (1): Adeliza of Louvain in 1138
- Died: 25 Sep 1176 about age 67
Another name for William was William d' Aubigny 1st Earl of Arundel.
1st Earl of Arundel, 1141-1176
Source: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr, ed. by William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall (Baltimore, 2008), line 149-25 (Adeliza of Louvain)
From Wikipedia - William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel :
William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel (c. 1109 - September 25 , 1176 ) was son of William d'Aubigny Pincerna (Master Butler of the Royal household) of Buckenham Castle and Maud Bigod , daughter of Roger Bigod .
Marriage to the King's Widow
The younger William was an important member of Henry I of England 's household. After Henry's death he married the widow Queen consort Adeliza in 1138, and became Lord of Arundel in her right.
He was loyal to Stephen of England , who made him first Earl of Lincoln and then Earl of Arundel (more precisely, Earl of Sussex ).
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 fought loyally for King Stephen , but in 1153 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 he had previously had). She had died in 1151. He remained loyal to the king during the 1173 revolt of Henry the Young King , and helped defeat the rebellion.
He and Adeliza were parents to William d'Aubigny, 2nd Earl of Arundel and grandparents to William d'Aubigny, 3rd Earl of Arundel .
Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines 1-22, 18A-22, 139-26, 194-25, 149-26.
Remfry, P.M., Buckenham Castles, 1066 to 1649 (ISBN 1-899376-28-3 )
Ancestral Roots has 12 Oct 1176. That may be burial date.
William married Adeliza of Louvain, daughter of Godefroi de Louvain Duc de Basse-Lorraine and Ida of Chiny and Namur, in 1138. (Adeliza of Louvain was born about 1103 and was buried on 23 Apr 1151 in Abbey of Affligem, Affligem, (Flemish Brabant), Flanders (Belgium).)