William de Warenne

Male - 1088


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  • Name William de Warenne  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Earl of Surrey  [1
    Died 24 Jun 1088  [1
    Buried Lewes, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
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      First Earl of Surrey; Companion of William the Conqueror; Lord of Reisgate, Conningsburgh and Bellencombre. Created Earl of Surrey, 1088. Was at Battle of Hastings, 1066. Founded the Cluniac Priory of St. Pancras, Lewes, 1077. Had other grants at
      Lewes, Castle Acre in Norfolk, etc. {per "The Extinct and Dormant Peerages of the Northern Counties of England," by John William Clay (London: 1913, p. 236).} The Warenne family originated at Varenne, Seine-Inf., two miles south of Arques on the River
      Varenne, and their seat and castle town became Bellencombre to the north {per "Anglo-Norman Families," Publications of the Harleian Society, 1951 (Vol. 103). An ancestry of William, d. 1088, is given in "Royal Ancestors of Magna Charta Barons," Carr
      P. Collins, Jr., Dallas, 1959.} His share of the "spoil" in England following the Conquest included 300 manors and Lewes Castle. He was wounded at the siege of Pevensey and may have died as a
      result. William was Count of Warenne in Normandy and is first mentioned regarding the battle of Mortemer in 1054; he attended the Council of Lillebonne where the decision was made to invade England. He was among the powerful Norman barons who
      accompanied the Conqueror. In 1067 he was one of the barons entrusted with the government of England in the Conqueror's absence in Normandy. He is buried in the Lewes Chapter House. For a discussion of issues in identifying his ancestry, see
      "Falaise Roll" (Baltimore: Gen. Pub. Co.), pp. 183-4.
    Person ID I1117  Bratt Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2015 

    Father Raoul ("Ralph") de Warenne,   d. 1050 
    Mother Beatrice of Normandy 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gundrada,   d. 27 May 1085 
    Married Bef 1077  [1
    Children 
    +1. William de Warenne,   b. 1071,   d. 11 May 1138  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] dunbar_tree.FTW.
      Date of Import: Mar 1, 2003