William ‘le Gros’ Count of Aumale

Male - 1179


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  • Name , William ‘le Gros’ 
    Suffix Count of Aumale 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Aug 1179 
    Person ID I7425  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2009 

    Father Stephen Count of Aumale,   b. Bef 1070,   d. Abt 1125  (Age > 55 years) 
    Mother de Mortimer, Hawise 
    Family ID F5333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MacWilliam, Cecila,   d. 1190 
    Children 
     1. Hawise Countess of Aumale,   d. 11 Mar 1213
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F5334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William 'le Gros' Count of Aumale also went by the nick-name of William 'le Gros' (or in English the Fat). He gained the title of Lord of Holderness before 1130.
      He was styled as Count of Aumale before 1130.
      He fought in the Battle of the Standard in 1138 where he distinguished himself.
      He was styled as Earl of Yorkshire in 1138.
      In 1139 he founded the Abbey of Thornton.
      He fought in the Battle of Lincoln on 2 February 1140/41 where he was with King Stephen at his defeat.
      In 1150 he founded the Abbey of Meaux instead of going on Crusade which he had previously promised.


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