BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM "FAT" BLOIS 1ST EARL ALBERMARLE AKA AUMALE, 1ST EARL YORK 1101-1179

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: BLOIS

Descent French Royalty: 5G Grandson Louis "Overseas" IV King West Francia

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 7G Grandson Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons

EVENTS

Around 1101 William "Fat" Blois 1st Earl Albermarle aka Aumale, 1st Earl York was born to Stephen Blois Count Aumale (31) and Hawise Mortimer

In 1127 William "Fat" Blois 1st Earl Albermarle aka Aumale, 1st Earl York (26) was created 1st Earl Albermarle aka Aumale

On 22 Aug 1138 William "Fat" Blois 1st Earl Albermarle aka Aumale, 1st Earl York (37) fought at Cowton Moor during the Battle of the Standard aka Northallerton). William "The Younger" Peverell (58) and Robert III Stuteville commanded the English forces. David I King Scotland (54) and his son Henry Dunkeld 3rd Earl Huntingdon, 4th Earl Northumberland (24) fought on the Scottish side. The name of the battle is derived from the Standards (banners) of the Bishops of Durham, York, Beverly and Ripon which were flown from a mast mounted on a cart. A victory for the English.

After 22 Aug 1138 William "Fat" Blois 1st Earl Albermarle aka Aumale, 1st Earl York was created 1st Earl York

On 02 Feb 1141 the army of Empress Matilda (38) commanded by Robert Normandy 1st Earl Gloucester (41) defeated the army of Stephen I King England (47) . Matilda's army included Ranulf Gernon 4th Earl Chester (42) and Madog ap Maredudd Mathrafal Prince Powys. Stephen I King England (47) , Gilbert Gaunt 1st Earl Lincoln (15) , William "The Younger" Peverell (61) and Ilbert Lacy 3rd Baron Lacy were captured. William "Fat" Blois 1st Earl Albermarle aka Aumale, 1st Earl York (40) fought for Stephen, his cousin. [First Battle of Lincoln]

On 20 Aug 1179 William "Fat" Blois 1st Earl Albermarle aka Aumale, 1st Earl York (78) died

William "Fat" Blois 1st Earl Albermarle aka Aumale, 1st Earl York and Cecily Skipton were married

Hawise Blois 2nd Countess Albermarle aka Aumale was born to William "Fat" Blois 1st Earl Albermarle aka Aumale, 1st Earl York and Cecily Skipton

ANCESTRY

Father: Stephen Blois Count Aumale

GrandFather: Odo Blois Count Troyes and Meaux, I Count Champagne, Count Aumale

1G GrandFather: Stephen Blois II Count Troyes and Meaux

2G GrandFather: Odo Blois II Count Blois

3G GrandFather: Odo Blois I Count Blois

4G GrandFather: Theobald "Trickster" Blois I Count Blois

4G GrandMother: Luitgarde Vermandois

3G GrandMother: Bertha Welf

4G GrandFather: Conrad I King Burgundy

4G GrandMother: Mathilde Carolingian

2G GrandMother: Ermengarde Auvernge

1G GrandMother: Adele Unknown

GrandMother: Adelaide Normandy Count Aumale

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

Mother: Hawise Mortimer

GrandFather: Ranulph Mortimer