Biography of William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Norman

Descendants Family Trees:

William "Conqueror" I King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 8 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings England: Son of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Kings Scotland: Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 10 Grand Son of Charles "Charlemagne aka Great" King Franks

Kings France: Great x 2 Grand Son of Robert "Pious" II King France

Timeline

On 05 Aug 1103 William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy was born to Henry "Beauclearc" I King England and Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England.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 Queen Consort Scotland ).

In 1119 William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy and Matilda Anjou Abbess Fontevraud were married

Battle of Bremule

On 20 Aug 1119 at the Battle of Bremule at Gaillardbois-Cressenville Henry "Beauclearc" I King England and his son William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy defeated the army of Louis "Fat" VI King France who had invaded Normandy in support of William Clito Normandy Count Flanders 1102-1128 who claimed the Duchy of Normandy.

Around Aug 1120 William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy was appointed as Duke Normandy

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

Sinking of The White Ship

On 25 Nov 1120 the White Ship left Barfleur, Basse Normandie, with a party of young Normans. Henry "Beauclearc" I King England had left earlier on another ship. A mile out the White Ship foundered on a submerged rock. William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy, his half-siblings Richard Fitzroy and Matilda Fitzroy Count Perche, William Bigod, Lucia-Mahaut Blois Countess Chester, brothers Geoffrey Aigle and Engenulf Aigle, half-brothers Richard Avranches 2nd Earl Chester and Ottiwel Avranches, brothers Ivo Grandesmil and William Grandesmil and Geoffrey Ridel were all drowned.

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

Ancestry

Father: Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

GrandFather: William "Conqueror" I King England

Great GrandFather: Robert "Magnificent" Normandy I Duke Normandy

Great Great GrandFather: Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy

Great Great GrandMother: Judith Penthièvre Duchess Normandy

Great GrandMother: Herleva Unknown

GrandMother: Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England

Great GrandFather: Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders

Great Great GrandFather: Baldwin "Bearded" Flanders IV Count Flanders

Great Great GrandMother: Ogive Luxembourg-Ardennes Count Flanders

Great GrandMother: Adela Capet Duchess Normandy

Great Great GrandFather: Robert "Pious" II King France

Great Great GrandMother: Constance Arles Queen Consort France

Mother: Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England

GrandFather: Malcolm III King Scotland

Great GrandFather: Duncan "The Sick" I King Scotland

Great GrandMother: Bethóc Unknown Queen Consort Scotland

GrandMother: Margaret Wessex Queen Consort Scotland

Great GrandFather: Edward "The Exile" Wessex

Great Great GrandFather: Edmund "Ironside" I King England

Great Great GrandMother: Ealdgyth Unknown

Great GrandMother: Agatha Unknown