~1170, Robert de Albiniaco [Aubigny] born in England, s/o §§Robert de Albini.
~1180, Joan born in England.
1191, Robert’s father died.
Aft. 1191, Robert confirmed the donations of his father and his grandfather to Sopwell monaster.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
1224, Robert, Baron of Cayno, Bedfordshire, died, holding 24.5 knights’ fees. (S) A Companion and Key, Fisher, 1832, P486.
7/24/1245, The king has granted to Isabella d’Aubigny that she may render 12½ m., which are exacted from her by summons of the Exchequer for the scutage of the king’s army of Gascony from the lands that Joan d’Aubigny, mother of the same Isabella, holds in dower. (S) FRsHIII.
3/26/1246, The king has given respite to Joan d’Aubigny from the 8m which are exacted from her by summons of the Exchequer for scutage of the king’s army of Deganwy. Order to the sheriff of Bedfordshire. (S) FRsHIII.
(S) Hist. Sketch of the Parish of Croxall, Ussher, 1881. (S) The Ancestor, V12, 1905, P150. (S) Monasticon Anglicanum, Dugdale, V3, 1846, P362.
· §§Robert de Albini (b.~1140, fl.1166), s/o §§Henry de Albini (d.1140-46) & Cicily de Chaurches (d.aft.1140), d/o §§Patrick de Cardurcis.
· Henry & Cecily gave 2 hides in the manor of Cotes to Sopwell priory, a nunnery cell limited to 13 nuns. The gift was for the souls of William the Conqueror and his sons, and for the souls of the parents, brothers and sisters, and children of Henry. Abbat Geoffrey (1119-40) of St. Albans witnessed the gift, who gave them a cemetery, witnessed by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln (1123-48). (S) Hist. of Hertford, V4, 1971, Sopwell Priory.
· §§Robert and his mother Cecily put Amice, sister of Robert, in Sopwell, giving her a virgate of land in Cotes.
· [Undated] §§Robert gave the hermitage of Modry to St Albans. (S) FMG.
· [Undated] §§Robertus de Albineio confirmed the donation of ‘terram … in Stretona’ by ‘pater meus Henricus’, witnessed by ‘Cecilia matre mea, Nigello fratre meo’. (S) FMG. [Nigel is Robert’s younger brother.]
Child of Robert and Joan:
i. Robert de Albini, born ~1200 in England.
1234, Robert died.
ii. Joan de Albini, born ? in England.
Joan married Geoffrey de Beauchamp of Eastcotts.
7/6/1234, Bedfordshire. The king has taken the homage of Geoffrey de Beauchamp, who has to wife one of the daughters and heiresses of Robert d’Aubigny, for 8 knights’ fees … (S) FRsHIII.
1240, Joan died.
1/10/1241, Order to cause the land formerly of Joan de Beauchamp in Eastcotts to be divided into 2 parts, having accepted security from Ralph de St. Amand for 25m to the king’s use for his relief, he is to cause Ralph and Ascelina, his wife, one of Joan’s heirs , to have seisin of a moiety. (S) FRsHIII.
ii. Isabel de Albini, born ? in England.
Isabel married William de Houghton.
6/26/1234, The king has taken the homage of William of Houghton, who has one of the daughters and heiresses of Robert d’Aubigny to wife, for 8 knights’ fees … (S) FRsHIII.
9/13/1239, Order to the sheriff of Bedfordshire to place in respite, the demand that he makes from Isabella d’Aubigny for the fine which William of Houghton, formerly her husband, made with the king for the relief that pertained to William and Isabella of the inheritance of Robert d’Aubigny. (S) FRsHIII.
1240, Isabel, a widow, and a coheir with her sister Asceline to their sister Joan.
3/4/1241, The king has rendered to Isabella d’Aubigny a moiety of the inheritance formerly of Joan d’Aubigny, her sister, which the sheriff of Bedfordshire took into the king’s hand by his order, and the king has taken her homage. Order to the same sheriff that, having accepted security from Isabella for 25m for her relief. (S) FRsHIII.
i. Asceline de Albini (30419001), born 1215 in Bedford, England.
6/3/1234, Grant to Amaury de Sancto Amando, to the use of Ralph de Sancto Amando his son, of the marriage of Ascelina, younger sister and one of the heirs of Robert de Aubeny son of Robert de Aubeny, so that if his son die before marrying her; it shall be lawful for Amaury to marry her to whom he will. (S) CPRs.