Guilliaume d’Aubigné Seigneur d'Aubigny
Sister of Grimald de Plessis
(Bef 1020-After 1048)
Nigel d’Aubigné
(Abt 1070-Bef 1170)


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Nigel d’Aubigné

  • Born: Abt 1070, d'Aubigny, Coutances, La Manche, Normandy
  • Marriage: Amice de Ferrières
  • Died: Bef 1170, Cainhoe Castle, Clophill, Bedfordshire, England

bullet   Other names for Nigel were Nigel de Albini, Nigel d'Albini and Nigel d'Aubigny.

bullet  General Notes:

K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday People, p. 301 1027

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1404
There is no reference to Didcot by name in the Domesday Survey. It is possible that a part at least of it was included in the 4 hides and a virgate at Wibalditone held of Henry de Ferrers by Niel (Daubeny) in 1086. [V.C.H. Berks. i, 348] Before the Conquest Wibalditone had been held of the king by Turchil, a freeman. Niel Daubeny with his wife Amice gave the church, which is mentioned in the Domesday Survey, with 2 virgates to Tutbury Priory. [Dugdale, Mon. iii, 392] The name Wibalditone possibly survives in 'Willington's Farm' and 'Willington's Down Farm' in the neighbouring parish of Long Wittenham. Its proximity to Didcot is proved by the boundaries of a charter of King Alfred. [Chron. Mon. de Abingdon (Rolls Ser.), i, 52] It seems probable that the remainder of Niel's holding is represented by Didcot, which was in the tenure of Robert Daubeny in the 11th century, and the supposition is strengthened by a subsequent claim to Didcot Church put forward by the Prior of Tutbury.

~A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume III, pp. 471-475

• Web Reference: Cainhoe Castle.