William d'Aubigny, 3rd Earl of Arundel
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|3rd Earl of Arundel|
Arundel, West Sussex, England
|Died||1 February 1221|
|Spouse(s)||Mabel of Chester|
|Mother||Matilda de St Hilary|
A royal favourite
William was a favourite of King John. He witnessed King John's concession of the kingdom to the Pope on 15 May 1213. On 14 June 1216 he joined Prince Louis (later Louis VIII of France) after King John abandoned Winchester. He returned to the allegiance of the King Henry III after the Royalist victory at Lincoln, on 14 July 1217.
Death returning from the Fifth Crusade
He joined in the Fifth Crusade (1217–1221), in 1218. 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.
Marriage and issue
After 1196 and before 1200 William married Mabel of Chester (born c. 1173), daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester, and Bertrade de Montfort. They were the parents of the following children:
- William d'Aubigny, 4th Earl of Arundel (d. 1224); buried Wymondham Abbey
- Hugh d'Aubigny, 5th Earl of Arundel (d. 7 May 1243); buried Wymondham Abbey
- Maud d'Aubigny, (d.aft 1210), the wife of Robert de Tattershall
- Isabel d'Aubigny; married John Fitzalan, Lord of Oswestry
- Nicole d'Aubigny (d.abt 1240); married Roger de Somery, Baron Somery of Dudley Castle (died 26 August 1273), son of Ralph de Somery (died 1211).
- Cicely d'Aubigny married Roger de Mahaut/Montalt/Monte Alto of Hawarden (d.1260). Received Castle Rising, co Norfolk.
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