William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey

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William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey (* 1119 , † 1148 ) was an Anglo-Norman nobleman from the House of Warenne .

He was the eldest son of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey and Elizabeth of Vermandois . He was thus a great-grandson of the French King Henry I , a half-brother of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester , Waleran de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Worcester and Earl of Meulan , and Hugh de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Bedford .

William was loyal to King Stephen of England . He fought at the Battle of Lincoln (1141) and was one of the military leaders who pursued Matilda after her escape from Winchester and kidnapped Robert of Gloucester , the illegitimate son of the late King Henry I.

He was one of those nobles who took the cross in Vézelay in 1146 - together with the French King Louis VII - and set out as a crusader for the Second Crusade the following year . He was killed in a Seljuk attack on the march through Anatolia near Laodikeia .

William married Adela (or Ela) von Ponthieu , a daughter of Count Wilhelm II. Talvas (or Wilhelm III. Von Ponthieu), who in turn was a son of Robert of Bellême, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury from the House of Montgommery .

William and Adela had a daughter, Isabel (Elisabeth) , who was also his heir. She married William of Blois , the second son of King Stephen, Count of Boulogne and Mortain , who became Earl of Surrey and Earl of Warren (Warren) through their marriage . Wilhelm von Blois died on October 11, 1159, the marriage remained childless.

In 1163, Isabel married Hamelin , an illegitimate son of Count Gottfried V of Anjou and thus half-brother of King Henry II of England , who was also Earl of Warenne and Earl of Surrey. Hamelin took the family name de Warenne and bequeathed it and the counties to his descendants.

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  1. ^ Letter from King Louis VII to the Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis from March / April 1148, ed. by J.-J. Brial and L. Delisle in: Recueil des Historiens des Gaules et de la France 15 (1878), pp. 495-496
  2. ^ Wilhelm von Tire , Historia Rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum Lib. XVI, Cap. XXV, ed. in: Recueil des historiens des croisades (1844), Historiens occidentaux I, pp. 748–749
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William de Warenne Earl of Surrey
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