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William d' Avranches

William d' Avranches

Male 1047 - 1087  (40 years)

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  • Name William d' Avranches 
    Born 1037-1047  Avranches, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1087  Okehampton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 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.
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    Person ID I2184  Roy~Royes | Hougham
    Links To This person is also William d'Averanches in the tree "hougham" at The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree 
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2013 

    Father Wymund d' Avranches, II
              b. Abt 1017
              d. Abt 1109  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Family ID F976  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma de Brion
              b. Abt 1050, Brionne, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Aug 1142, Okehampton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Robert d' Avranches, Viscount of Devonshire
              b. 1067
              d. Aft 1130, Okehampton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years)
    +2. Rualon d' Avranches, Sheriff of Kent
              b. Abt 1070
              d. 1135, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     3. d' Avranches
              d. ?
    Overviews
    PEDIGREE - HOUGHAM (from Solomon Hougham 1475)-d'Avranches
    PEDIGREE - HOUGHAM (from Solomon Hougham 1475)-d'Avranches
    Solomon Hougham (1475-1518) is a key person for many modern Hougham descendants. Their pedigrees have been taken back to Solomon and then this chart follows the line back possibly to 0530 (Egil)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F741  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1037-1047 - Avranches, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1087 - Okehampton, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Overviews
    0837 AVRANCHES - from Rognvald and Rollo to William d'Avranches
    0837 AVRANCHES - from Rognvald and Rollo to William d'Avranches
    The Houghams are descendants of the d'Avranches.
    1037 AVRANCHES to HOUGHAM
    1037 AVRANCHES to HOUGHAM
    Ancestors of Solomon Hougham c1475-1518 to William d'Avranches 1037-1087

  • Sources 
    1. [S251] Hougham/Huffam Family Tree, Robin Young.