BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM ADELIN NORMANDY DUKE NORMANDY 1103-1120

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: NORMANDY

EVENTS

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).

In 1119 William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy (15) and Matilda Anjou Abbess 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 (37) 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 (38) 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 (30) visited Fontevraud Abbey where she met Matilda Anjou Abbess Fontevraud (41) (her husband's Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (19) 's aunt by marriage - Matilda Anjou Abbess Fontevraud (41) had married William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy brother of his mother Empress Matilda (50) who had died in the White Ship Disaster).

ANCESTRY

Father: Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

GrandFather: William "Conqueror" I King England

1G GrandFather: Robert "Magnificent" Normandy I Duke Normandy

2G GrandFather: Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy

3G GrandFather: Richard "Fearless" Normandy I Duke Normandy

4G GrandFather: William "Longsword" Normandy I Duke Normandy

4G GrandMother: Sprota Unknown

3G GrandMother: Gunnora Unknown

4G GrandFather: Unknown Unknown

2G GrandMother: Judith Penthièvre

3G GrandFather: Conan "Crooked" Penthièvre III Duke Brittany

4G GrandFather: Judicael Berengar Penthièvre I Count Rennes

3G GrandMother: Ermengarde-Gerberga Ingelger

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey "Greygown" Ingelger 1st Count Anjou

4G GrandMother: Adele Vermandois

1G GrandMother: Herleva Unknown

GrandMother: Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England

1G GrandFather: Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders

2G GrandFather: Baldwin "Bearded" Flanders IV Count Flanders

3G GrandFather: Arnulf Flanders II Count Flanders

4G GrandFather: Baldwin Flanders III Count Flanders

4G GrandMother: Matilda Billung

3G GrandMother: Rozala Lombardy

4G GrandFather: Berenguer II Lombardy

2G GrandMother: Ogive Luxembourg-Ardennes

3G GrandFather: Frederick Luxembourg-Ardennes

4G GrandFather: Sigfried Luxembourg-Ardennes Count Ardennes

4G GrandMother: Hedwig Nordgau

3G GrandMother: Ermentrude Gleiburg

4G GrandFather: Heribert I Count Gleiberg Gleiburg

1G GrandMother: Adela Capet

2G GrandFather: Robert "Pious" II King France

3G GrandFather: Hugh I King France

4G GrandFather: Hugh "Great" Capet Count Paris

4G GrandMother: Hedwig Saxon-Ottonian

3G GrandMother: Adelaide Poitiers

4G GrandFather: William "Towhead" Poitiers III Duke Aquitaine

4G GrandMother: Gerloc aka Adela Normandy

2G GrandMother: Constance Arles

3G GrandFather: William "Liberator" Arles 1st Count Provence, 1st Count Arles

3G GrandMother: Adelaide-Blanche Ingelger

4G GrandFather: Fulk "Good" Ingelger 2nd Count Anjou

4G GrandMother: Gerberge Unknown

Mother: Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England

GrandFather: Malcolm III King Scotland

1G GrandFather: Duncan "The Sick" I King Scotland

1G GrandMother: Bethóc Unknown

GrandMother: Margaret Wessex

1G GrandFather: Edward "The Exile" Wessex

2G GrandFather: Edmund "Ironside" I King England

3G GrandFather: Aethelred "Unready" II King England

4G GrandFather: Edgar "Peaceful" I King England

4G GrandMother: Aelfthryth Unknown

3G GrandMother: Aelfgifu Northumbria

4G GrandFather: Thored Northumbria

2G GrandMother: Ealdgyth Unknown

1G GrandMother: Agatha Unknown