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Castle Rising, Norfolk, built c1138 by William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Lincoln & 1st Earl of Arundel (c1109 – 1176). He was the son of William d'Aubigny "Pincerna" of Old Buckenham Castle in Norfolk, & Maud Bigod, daughter of Roger Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk. He was an important member of Henry I of England's household. After Henry's death, William married his widow, Queen Adeliza in 1138. Among their children was William, 2nd Earl of Arundel & Alice who married John, Count d'Eu, Lord of…

Castle Rising, Norfolk, built c1138 by William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Lincoln & 1st Earl of Arundel (c1109 – 1176). He was the son of William d'Aubigny "Pincerna" of Old Buckenham Castle in Norfolk, & Maud Bigod, daughter of Roger Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk. He was an important member of Henry I of England's household. After Henry's death, William married his widow, Queen Adeliza in 1138. Among their children was William, 2nd Earl of Arundel & Alice who married John, Count d'Eu, Lord of…

1100 AD - Stafford Castle. The Normans built a huge timber fortress here by 1100 AD. The castle was built by Robert de Toeni, (later known as Robert of Stafford), in the Norman period. Stafford Castle stands for over 900 years. In 1444 Humphrey Stafford was created Duke of Buckingham the castle entered its heyday. By the early 17th century the condition of the castle had deteriorated during the English Civil War the Parliamentary Committee in Stafford ordered it to be demolished.

1100 AD - Stafford Castle. The Normans built a huge timber fortress here by 1100 AD. The castle was built by Robert de Toeni, (later known as Robert of Stafford), in the Norman period. Stafford Castle stands for over 900 years. In 1444 Humphrey Stafford was created Duke of Buckingham the castle entered its heyday. By the early 17th century the condition of the castle had deteriorated during the English Civil War the Parliamentary Committee in Stafford ordered it to be demolished.

22nd great grandfather, Peter de Brus, III (c.1221-1272)- Skelton Castle

22nd great grandfather, Peter de Brus, III (c.1221-1272)- Skelton Castle

Kirkham Priory: Rievaulx Abbey: Robert de Ros, 1st Baron of Hamlake brought Kirkham Priory to the match with Isabelle de Albini, the only surving child of William de Albini IV.

Kirkham Priory: Rievaulx Abbey: Robert de Ros, 1st Baron of Hamlake brought Kirkham Priory to the match with Isabelle de Albini, the only surving child of William de Albini IV.

Rievaulx Abbey: Robert de Ros, 1st Baron of Hamlake brought Rievaulx Abby to the match with Isabelle de Albini, the only surving child of William de Albini IV.

Rievaulx Abbey: Robert de Ros, 1st Baron of Hamlake brought Rievaulx Abby to the match with Isabelle de Albini, the only surving child of William de Albini IV.

Harlette Herleva Defalaisse Deconteville Normandy  - Falaise Castle, where the mistress of Robert the Magnificant  (my 27th GGM) gave birth to William the Conquerer

Harlette Herleva Defalaisse Deconteville Normandy - Falaise Castle, where the mistress of Robert the Magnificant (my 27th GGM) gave birth to William the Conquerer

BUILT BY ROBERT DE TODENI, (LATER KNOWN AS ROBERT OF STAFFORD), IN THE NORMAN PERIOD, STAFFORD CASTLE HAS DOMINATED THE LOCAL SKYLINE FOR OVER 900 YEARS.

BUILT BY ROBERT DE TODENI, (LATER KNOWN AS ROBERT OF STAFFORD), IN THE NORMAN PERIOD, STAFFORD CASTLE HAS DOMINATED THE LOCAL SKYLINE FOR OVER 900 YEARS.

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