AUBRY (-after 1088). According to Europäische Stammtafeln, he was Aubry, son of Ives [I] Comte de Beaumont & his wife Emma ---. The primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified, and no indication has been found that it is correct. The names Aubry and Foulques are not otherwise present in the family of the Comtes de Beaumont-sur-Oise and no indication has been found that Aubry held any property or position in the county. Until further information comes to light, it is suggested that this supposed connection should be treated with caution. Seigneur de Coucy 1059/79. Elinand Bishop of Laon donations made by "Albricus de Cociaco castro…cum uxore sua Adela et matre eius Malthilde" by charter dated 3 Nov 1059. "…Albrici de Cociaco…" witnessed the charter dated 1065 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the rights of the abbey of Saint-Médard de Soissons. Tardif quotes six charters dated between 1066 and 1079 in which "Albricus de Cociaco" is named. Philippe I King of France confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Saint-Jean des Vignes de Soissons by charter dated 1076, witnessed by "Tetbaldus comes et Stephanus filius eius, Willelmus Gomes, Hugo de Castro-Theodorici, Albricus de Cociaco, Eurardus miles, Gofridus miles, Wido de Castellonio". The Vita Sancti Arnulfi Suessionensis Episcopirecords that "vir nobilis, militiæ actibus implicitus…Guido" married "uxorem…Ermengardem" and records that "Albricus frater eius, Cotidiaci dominus" was captured and expelled "per consilium suæ coniugis Avelinæ". It is difficult to date this event precisely, but presumably it took place after 1079 when Aubry is mentioned in French sources at Coucy for the last time. Later records indicate that Aubry settled in England, presumably after his expulsion from Coucy: Domesday Book records "the land of Aubrey de Coucy" in Hickleton and Cadeby in Yorkshire in 1086. "…Alberici de Cuceio…" witnessed the charter dated 1088 under which "Rotbertus…Normannorum dux, filius Willelmi…Anglorum regis" donated rights "in villa…Ardevun" Ardevon to Mont Saint-Michel.
Aubry married Ada de Marle, daughter of Létaud de Marle and Mathilde.1
1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.
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