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William D'Aubigny
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Birth: unknown
Death: Mar., 1221
Piemonte, Italy

3rd Earl of Arundel and Crusader

Son of Sir William D'Augigney and Matilda Saint Hilary, grandson of William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel and Adeliza de Louvain, and Jacques Saint Hilary du Harcouet.

Husband of Mabel de Meschines, daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc, the 23rd Earl of Chester. They had the following children:
Maud d'Aubigney, wife of Gilbert, Earl of Strathearn
Nicole d'Aubigney, wife of Sir Roger de Somery
Cicely d'Aubigney m Roger de Mohaut
Colette d'Aubigney
William d'Aubigney, 4th Earl of Arundel
Hugh d'Aubigney, married Isabel de Warenne
Isabel d'Aubigney, married John FitzAlan

William succeeded to the title of Earl of Sussex in 1196, and became a favorite of King John. William was with John for John's concession of the kingdom to the pope on 15 May 1213 and with him at Runnymede 15 June 1215, becoming one of the Magna Carta sureties. When John abandoned Winchester June 1216 to the King of France, William remained with the Barons, but returned his loyalties to the King after John's victory at Lincoln 14 July 1217.

He joined in the Fifth Crusade and was at the siege of Damietta 1219. He died on his journey home, in Caneill, Italy, near Rome, on 1 February 1221. News of his death reached England on 30 March 1221. He was brought home and buried at Wymondham Abbey.

His title was held by his son William, until he died, childless, in 1224, when it was passed to William's youngest son Hugh. 
 
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 Parents:
  William d'Aubigny (1136 - 1193)
  Maud Saint Hilary Clare (1132 - 1193)
 
 Children:
  William "Earl of Arundel" D'Aubigny (1200 - 1224)*
  Hugh D'Aubigny (1215 - 1243)*
 
 Sibling:
  William D'Aubigny (____ - 1221)
  Richard de Clare (1153 - 1217)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Wymondham Abbey
Wymondham
South Norfolk District
Norfolk, England
 
Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Originally Created by: Jerry Ferren
Record added: Aug 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57484496
William D'Aubigny
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Remembering my 21st great grandfather.
- Kate Cuneo
 Added: Jun. 13, 2013
Nid ydych yn cael eu hanghofio, hen daid.
- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Apr. 10, 2013
In loving memory
- G-g + granddaughter
 Added: Feb. 6, 2013
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