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William DE WARENNE, Earl of Warren

William DE WARENNE, Earl of Warren[1]

Male Abt 1055 - 1088  (~ 33 years)

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  • Name William DE WARENNE 
    Suffix Earl of Warren 
    Born Abt 1055  Bellencombe, Seine Inferieure, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    _UID 57CB84D120650740AA25ACDA668B2DBD7374 
    Died 24 Jun 1088  Lewes, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2316  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2010 

    Father Rudolf II DE WARENNE,   b. Abt 998, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Emma DE WARENNE,   b. Abt 1020, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1059 
    Family ID F735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gundred PRINCESS OF ENGLAND,   b. Abt 1063, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1085, Acre Castle, Acre, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married Bef 1077  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Reginald DE WARENNE,   b. Abt 1082, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. William DE WARENNE, 2nd Earl of Surrey,   b. Abt 1080, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1138, Lewes, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     3. Edith DE WARENNE,   b. Abt 1084, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Gundred DE WARENNE,   b. Abt 1085, Acre Castle, Acre, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1055 - Bellencombe, Seine Inferieure, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1077 - Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jun 1088 - Lewes, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William de Warenne 1st Earl.png
    William de Warenne 1st Earl.png
    Acre Castle
    Acre Castle

  • Notes 
    • William - came from Normandy, a near kinsman of William the Conqueror. He received large grants of land in recognition of the distinguished part he took at the battle of Hastings. He had large grants of land in several counties among which were the barony of Lewes, in Sussex, and the manors of Carletune and Benington, in Lincolnshire. So extensive indeed were those grants that his possessions resembled more the dominions of a sovereign prince than the estates of a subject. He enjoyed, too, in the highest degree, the confidence of the king, and was appointed joint Justice-General, with Richard de Benefactis, for administering justice throughout the whole realm. While in that office, some great disturbers of the public peace having refused to appear before him and his colleague, in obedience to citation, the Earl took up arms, and defeated the rebels in a battle at Fagadune, when he is said, for the purpose of striking terror, to have cut off the right foot of each of his prisoners. Of these rebels, Ralph Wahir or Gauder, Earl of Norfolk, and Roger, Earl of Hereford, were the ringleaders. He was likewise highly esteemed by King William Rufus, and was created by that monarch the first Earl of Surrey.

      He came with William the Conqueror, a cousin. He was awarded over 300 manor houses in England. Built castle at Castle Acre, Norfolk. Coat of arms over church door in Castle Acre.

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Genealogy of Warren.