William d’Aubigny Earl of Arundel
- Born: Abt 1165, Arundel, Sussex, England
- Marriage: Mabel of Chester 141
- Died: Bef 30 Mar 1221, Cainell, Italy, while returning from siege of Damietta 141
- Buried: Abt 1221, Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England 141
~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 8th Edition, 55:22, 149:27, earl of of Arundel, d. near Rome, Mar 1220/1221, Crusader named in Magna Carta
~Magna Charta Sureties 1215, 136:2 160
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 726
William d'Aubigny, Earl of Sussex and Earl of Arundel, was a favorite of King John.He witnessed King John's conccession of the kindom to the Pope, 15 May 1213, and he accompanied him to Runnymede on 15 June 1215. He also acted as Justiciar to the young King Henry III.
William married Mabel, the second daughter of Hugh le Meschin, surnamed Keveliok, Earl of Cheshire and Bertrade, daughter of Simon, count of Evereux in Normany. She was, in 1232, on of the four co-heirs of her bother Ranulph, surnamed Blundeville, Earl of Chester.
William embarked on the crusade in 1218 and was at the taking of Damietta in Nov 1219. He died at Cinell, near Rome shortly before 30 Sep 1221 and was buied at Wymondham Priory.
~Fenwick Allied Ancestry, pg. 102-103
• Background Information. 722
William became a a surity for the king's faithful observance of the Magna Carta on 1215.
The children of William and Mabel were:
• Maud (Fenwick Allied Ancestry calls her Mabel) who m. Robert de Tateshal who d. 16 Jul 1249, the son Walter de Tateshal and Iseult, daughter of William Pantulf
• Isabel, m. John Fitz Alan, lord of Clun and Oswestry, Shropshire
• William, d. before Aug 1224
• Cicely, m. Roger Mohaut, who d. 18 Jun 1260, second son of Eustace de Arden, Baron of Hawarden, hereditary seneschal of Cheshire, and son of Robert de Mohaut of Hawarden, constable of Cheshire.
• Nichole, m. Roger de Somery, who d. 1273
• Hugh, b. circ. 1213, d. 7 May 1243, bur. Wymondham Priory, m. 1234, Isabel de Warenne, d. 1282 with no issue.
~Boyer's Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans, pg. 7
• Background Information. 141
William, son of William d'Aubigny and Maud de St. Hilaire de Harcouet, was the Earl of Sussex and Earl of Arundel. William was a favorite of King John, whose concession of the Kingdom to the Pope, 14 May 1213, he witnessed as well as accompanied him to Runnymede, 15 June 1215. He acted as Justiciar shortly after 14 July 1217.
William married Mabel, the second daughter of Hugh le Meschin, surnamed Kevelioc, Earl of Chester and his wife Bertrade, daughter of Simon, comté d'Evreux in Normandy. Mabel was one of the coheirs to her brother Ranulph de Blunderville, Earl of Chester. He was on the Crusade of 1218 and was at the taking of Damietta, Nov 1219. On the way home, he died at Cainell, near Rome sometime before 30 Mar when the news reached England. His body was returned to
Wymondham Priory where he was buried along with his ancestors.
Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Arundel), Vol. I, p. 236-237 & (Sussex), Vol. XIIA, p. 515
William married Mabel of Chester, daughter of Hugh Kevelioc Earl of Chester, Vicomté d'Avranches and Bertrade de Montfort.141 (Mabel of Chester was born about 1172 in Chester, Cheshire, England.)