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Thursday, May 9, 2013
G29: 378250248 D'Aubigny-Bigod
378250248. William D’Aubigny & 378250249.
Maud le Bigod
~1075, William born in Normandy, s/o 756500480. Roger de Albini & 756500481. Amicia de Mowbray.
Aft. 1081, William’s father died.
~1085, Maud born in England, d/o 159277168. Roger le Bigod & 159277169. Alice de Toeny.
8/1100, William, Pincerna of Bokenham, Norfolk by tenure of
being the Butler to King Henry I on the
day of his coronation.
3/10/1101, King Henry meet Robert count of Flanders at Dover …
present … William de Albini, the butler.
8/29/1105, Nigel de Aubigney and William de Aubigny attested a
notification to Robert, bishop of Lincoln and Hugh de Bocheland of a grant to
St. Albans of an 8 day fair. (S) Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum, Davis, 1956,
By 1106, Foundation of Norwich cathedral … ordinations were
signed with the cross by Henry the King, Matilda the queen, Waldric the
chancellor, Roger Bigot, Eudes the sewer, Tobert Malethe, Nigel de Oilli the
constable, and William de Aubigny the butler.
Bef. 1107, William d’Aubigny, a Norfolk landholder, founded Wymondham
as a cell to St. Albans. (S) Religious Patronage, Cownie, 1998, P90.
1107-09, King Henry I granted William de Albini, the king’s
butler, half of the market of Lynn. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
1109 at Rouen, Notification … grant to William de Albini, the
king’s butler, of the manor of Snettisham with other possessions to hoold as
beneficially as William II gave them to him.
Bef. 1110, King Henry gave Maud to William to marry along with
10 of the Bigod knights’ fees.
1110, William d’Aubigny held 2 messuages in Winchester
neighboring royal officer’s houses. (S) Secular Jurisdiction of Monasteries,
Shirley, 2004, P42.
2/2/1111-1116, Brothers ‘Willelmo de Albineyo pincerna et
Nigello de Albineyo frater suo’ witnessed a charter of King Henry I of a
donation of the manor of Winterworda to the archbishop of Rouen.
3/2/1112, A royal confirmation to the abbey of Holy Trinity,
Savingy of the gifts of Ralph de Fougeres attested by … Nigel de Aubigny …
William de Aubigny the butler …
Foundation charter of St. Neot’s Priory: ‘… propria manu confirmavi. [seals] … Signum
Willielmi de Albineo Pincerna. (S) History and Antiquities of Eynesbury,
Gorham, 1820, P-CV.
2/2/1114 at Windsor, Grant to Geoffrey archbishop of Rouen …
attested … William de Aubigny the butler, and Nigel de Aubigny his brother, …
1115, Notification issued at St. Albans … the church of St. Albans
be dedicated … appointed to that office Robert bishop of Lincoln … the queen
and William his on being present with … William de Aubigny the king’s butler …
1118, William, master butler, remained loyal to the king during
10/1118 at Argenten, William de Aubigny, Nigel de Aubigny, and
Humphrey de Aubigny, witnessed King Henry’s settlement of a dispute between the
abbot of Caen and Vitalis of Savigny.
Aft. 2/1119, King Henry burns Rainald de Balliol’s castle of
Renouard. Supporting the King were Richard earl of Chester and vicomte of
Avranches; his cousin Ranulf Meschin vicomte of Bayeux; William de Warrene,
earl of Surrey; Walter Giffard, earl of Buckingham; Waleran de Beaumont, count
of Meulan; Robert his brother, earl of Leicester; Ralph de Conches, William de
roumare, Nigel de Aubigny and William his brother; and William de Tancarvill,
the chamberlain in Normandy.
8/20/1119, William at the battle of Bremule, France with King
Henry I against the King of France.
1121, Royal notification … grant to the church of Rouen … of
the manor of King’s Clere … attested … Nigel de Aubigny, William de Aubigny, …
12/6/1122, at York. Notification by Henry ‘rex Anglorum’
to John Bp. of Lisieux, Stephen Count of Mortain, Robert Delahay, ‘et
omnibus baronibus et fidelibus suis Normanniae’ : That he has granted to Warin
[des Essarts] … attested … William de Aubigny … (S) Regesta Regum
Anglo-Normannorum, 1956, P175.
1123, Notification of the gift of Geoffrey Ridel’s daughter to
Richard Basset to wife … done at the prayer of Ranulf earl of Chester, William
de Roumare …, Nigel de Aubigny, and others his kinsmen, Geva his mother,
Geoffrey chancellor of Earl Ranulf, … William Meschin son of Ranulf, … William
de Aubigny, … William the constable of Ranulf earl of Chester, …
1123-28, at Argentan, Release of certain land by Thomas de St.
John … before King Henry … attested by … William de Aubigny the butler, …
1124 at Rouen, Mandate to Richard bishop of Coutances and
William de Albini, ordering that Humphrey de Albini shall hold his land in
peace … Morsalines (Manche) …
1125, Royal Confirmation to the church of St. Gervase and St.
Protase of Vire … signatories … the king and queen; … William de Aubigny, …
Stephen count of Mortain, Richard fitz Gilbert, …
1126, Notification to the monks of St. Mary’s, Malvern …
attested by … William de Aubigny the butler, …
1126, King Henry I confirmed donations of property to the abbey
of Holy Trinity, Lessay by "Roger de Albineio and Amicia his wife with the
consent of their sons William and Nigel”.
1127, Notification … land … of the fee of the church of Ely …
attested … William de Aubigny the butler, Ralph Basset, …
9/1127-7/1129, Notification … to Bishop Hervey and the church
of Ely … attested … William de Albini, the butler … Pain fitz John ….
1129-35, Confirmation of gifts made by Robert de Brus to the
canons of Guisborough, co. York … signatories are: the king, … and William the
11/26/1129, William’s younger brother Nigel died.
1130 at Brampton, Notification to the bishop of Lincoln …
attested … David king of Scots, Geoffrey the chancellor, … William de Aubigny
the butler, …
Undated: ‘Willielmus de Albeneyo, pincerna Henrici regis
Anglorum’ donated property to Wymondham priory, assisted by ‘uxoris suæ
Matilidis filiæ … Rogeri Bigot.’
By 1135, William founded Wymondham priory on the death of Maud.
crowned king of England.
4/1136, King Stephen’s Charter of Liberties issued at
Winchester during the Easter court. William d’Aubigny was present. (S) King
Stephen, King, 2010, P60.
By 1139, William died. (S) Anglo-Norman Studies, 1998, P170.
(S) Miscellanea Genealogica Et Heraldica, Bannerman, 2001,
P307. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) English Hist. Rev., Creighton,
·Brothers William and Nigel witnessed a total of
236 charters. (S) Monarchy, Magnates and Institutions, Hollister, 1986, P70.
·Contemporary there is ‘William d’Albini Brito’
married to Cecilia Bigod. William Brito a participant at the battle of Tichenbrae
with William the butler’s brother Nigel. (S) Proceeding – Battle Conference,
Child of William and Maud: i. William D’Aubigny (189125124), born 1110 in England.