1047 - 1087 (40 years)
Set As Default Person
||William d' Avranches |
||Avranches, Normandy, France
||Okehampton, Devon, England
1180 he witnessed a grant between Hugh de Dover and the Abbotts and Monks of St Berton, St Omer, France, the lands being in Kent, England. ["Hougham-Hurley Genealogical Record", page 11] 
The above reference is probably better attributed to William Brother of Robert 1 than William de Avranches.
William came to England with William the Conquerer taking the Name of the Town he left - Avranches. When William settled down, Willaim d' Avranches was made Lord of the manor of Hougham (an Anglo Saxon Manor near Dover) together with sundry other manors, and was one of the 8 Knights who were wardens over Dover Castle under John de Fienne.
He probably married Matilda, daughter of Baldwin de Redvers, Earl of Devon, but no definite proof exists.
A window to his memory may be seen in Dover Castle.
Alternative view is that Robert d' Avranches's mother was one Adeliza de Moels of Normandy, cousin ( ie blood relation) to Richard, surnamed Goz, who was father of Hugh d' Avranches, the famous Earl of Chester. Installed Comte d' Avranches by William of Normandy (later William of England) in 1040. A member of the Ducal family of Normandy and a relative of Richard Goz whose son later became Ear l of Chester.
In the children, I have kept two Rualon/Robert entries because the information at this point is confusing and in conflict, but there are not two people - just the same person entered according to different sets of data.
||Roy~Royes | Hougham
||This person is also William d'Averanches in the tree "hougham" at The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree |
||10 Jun 2013 |
- [S251] Robin Young, Hougham/Huffam Family Tree.