Guillaume d'Aubigny Seigneur d'Aubigny
Roger d'Aubigny
(-After 1081)
William d'Aubigny


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1. Matilda Bigod

William d'Aubigny

  • Marriage (1): Matilda Bigod 1
  • Died: 1139 1

  General Notes:

WILLIAM "Pincerna" d'Aubigny (-1139). Henry I King of England 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" by charter dated 1126. Lord of Old Buckenham, Norfolk. He distinguished himself at the battle of Tinchebrai 1106. "…Willelmo de Albineyo pincerna et Nigello de Albineyo frater suo…" witnessed the charter of Henry I King of England dated 2 Feb [1111/16] under which the king donated the manor of "Winterworda" to the archbishop of Rouen. Brother of Nigel d'Aubigny, according to Orderic Vitalis he remained loyal to King Henry I during the rebellion of 1118. He was Master Butler ["Pincerna"] of the household of King Henry I. "Willielmus de Albeneio pincerna regis" donated "decimam de villa...Elham" to Rochester, for the souls of "...fratris mei Nigelli et nepotis mei Hunfridi", by undated charter. The Chronica Johannis de Oxenedes records the death in 1139 of "Willelmus pincerna regis fundator cśnobii de Wymundeham".

m MATILDA Bigod, daughter of ROGER le Bigod & his [second] wife Adelise de Tosny (-[1121/33]). "Willielmus de Albeneyo, pincerna Henrici regis Anglorum"donated property to Wymondham priory, assisted by "uxoris suć Matilidis filić…Rogeri Bigot" by undated charter, witnessed by "filii…eiusdem Willielmi, Nigellus et Oliverus".

William & his wife had five children: William, Nele, Oliver, Roland and Oliva. 1

William married Matilda Bigod, daughter of Roger Bigod Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk and Adelise de Tosny.1 (Matilda Bigod died between 1121 and 1133 1.)


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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