Paternal Family Tree

Descent English Royalty: Son Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 2G Grandson Robert "Pious" II King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 2G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England


On 05 Aug 1103 William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy was born to Henry "Beauclearc" I King England (35) and Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England (23) . The name Adelin an Anglo-Saxon term meaning Noble, or Prince, reflecting his mother's descent from the House of Wessex (her mother was Margaret Wessex (58) ).

In 1119 William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy (15) and Matilda Anjou Abbot Fontevraud (8) were married

On 20 Aug 1119 at the Battle of Bremule Henry "Beauclearc" I King England (51) and his son William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy (16) defeated the army of Louis "Fat" VI King France who had invaded Normandy in support of William Clito Normandy Count Flanders (16) 's (Henry "Beauclearc" I King England (51) nephew) claim to the Duchy of Normandy at Gaillardbois-Cressenville.

Around Aug 1120 William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy (16) was appointed as Duke Normandy

Around Aug 1120 William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy (16) paid homage to Louis "Fat" VI King France for Normandy

On 25 Nov 1120 the White Ship left Barfleur with a party of young Normans. Henry "Beauclearc" I King England (52) had left earlier on another ship. A mile out the White Ship foundered on a submerged rock. All bar one were drowned. The event had a significant impact on the succession leading to the Anarchy during which first cousins Empress Matilda (18) , daughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England (52) , his only remaining legitimate child, and Stephen I King England (26) , son of Adela Normandy (53) (daughter of William the Conqueror), waged war over the succession. William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy (17) , his half-siblings Richard Fitzroy (19) and Matilda Fitzroy, William Bigod, Lucia-Mahaut Blois, brothers Geoffrey Aigle and Engenulf Aigle, half-brothers Richard Avranches 2nd Earl Chester (26) and Ottiwel Avranches, brothers Ivo Grandesmil and William Grandesmil and Geoffrey Ridel were all drowned. [Sinking of The White Ship].

Around 05 Jun 1152 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England visited Fontevraud Abbey where she met Matilda Anjou Abbot Fontevraud (41) (her husband's Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (19) 's aunt by marriage - Matilda Anjou Abbot Fontevraud (41) had married William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy (48) brother of his mother Empress Matilda (50) who had died in the White Ship Disaster).


Father: Henry "Beauclearc" I King England (Son William "Conqueror" I King England)

GrandFather: William "Conqueror" I King England

2G GrandFather: Robert "Magnificent" Normandy I Duke Normandy

3G GrandFather: Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy

4G GrandFather: Richard "Fearless" Normandy I Duke Normandy

5G GrandFather: William "Longsword" Normandy I Duke Normandy

5G GrandMother: Sprota Unknown

4G GrandMother: Gunnora Unknown

5G GrandFather: Unknown Unknown

3G GrandMother: Judith Penthièvre

4G GrandFather: Conan "Crooked" Penthièvre III Duke Brittany

5G GrandFather: Judicael Berengar Penthièvre I Count Rennes

4G GrandMother: Ermengarde-Gerberga Ingelger

5G GrandFather: Geoffrey "Greygown" Ingelger 1st Count Anjou

5G GrandMother: Adele Vermandois

2G GrandMother: Herleva Unknown

GrandMother: Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England

2G GrandFather: Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders

3G GrandFather: Baldwin "Bearded" Flanders IV Count Flanders

4G GrandFather: Arnulf Flanders II Count Flanders

5G GrandFather: Baldwin Flanders III Count Flanders

5G GrandMother: Matilda Billung

4G GrandMother: Rozala Lombardy

5G GrandFather: Berenguer II Lombardy

3G GrandMother: Ogive Luxembourg-Ardennes

4G GrandFather: Frederick Luxembourg-Ardennes

5G GrandFather: Sigfried Luxembourg-Ardennes Count Ardennes

5G GrandMother: Hedwig Nordgau

4G GrandMother: Ermentrude Gleiburg

5G GrandFather: Heribert I Count Gleiberg Gleiburg

2G GrandMother: Adela Capet

3G GrandFather: Robert "Pious" II King France

4G GrandFather: Hugh I King France

5G GrandFather: Hugh "Great" Capet Count Paris

5G GrandMother: Hedwig Saxon-Ottonian

4G GrandMother: Adelaide Poitiers

5G GrandFather: William "Towhead" Poitiers III Duke Aquitaine

5G GrandMother: Gerloc aka Adela Normandy

3G GrandMother: Constance Arles

4G GrandFather: William "Liberator" Arles 1st Count Provence, 1st Count Arles

4G GrandMother: Adelaide-Blanche Ingelger

5G GrandFather: Fulk "Good" Ingelger 2nd Count Anjou

5G GrandMother: Gerberge Unknown

Mother: Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England

GrandFather: Malcolm III King Scotland

2G GrandFather: Duncan "The Sick" I King Scotland

2G GrandMother: Bethóc Unknown

GrandMother: Margaret Wessex

2G GrandFather: Edward "The Exile" Wessex

3G GrandFather: Edmund "Ironside" I King England

4G GrandFather: Æthelred "Unready" II King England

5G GrandFather: Edgar "Peaceful" I King England

5G GrandMother: Ælfthryth Unknown

4G GrandMother: Ælfgifu Northumbria

5G GrandFather: Thored Northumbria

3G GrandMother: Ealdgyth Unknown

2G GrandMother: Agatha Unknown