|Notes for son D'AUBIGNE (D'AUBIGNY)|
From: email@example.com (Leo van de Pas)
Subject: Re: Adeliza de Louvain
Date: 6 Dec 1998 20:41:12 -0800
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At 03:02 AM 12/7/98 GMT, you wrote:
>According to the Complete Peerage, she had children by WilliamD'Aubeney
>who died in 1176.
>But Ive run across a posting in the archives that said thatthey never
>had any children.
>Does anyone have any details regarding this??
According to Burke's Extinct Peerage (1866) page 2 and 3.
He (William) subsequently obtained the hand of the Queen Adelizarelict of
King Henry I, and daughter of Godfrey, Duke of Lorraine.....etc.
page 3:His Lordship left by Adeliza, his wife, widow of KingHenry I, four
sons and three daughters, the eldest of whom, Alice, marriedJohn, Earl of
Ewe. The eldest son, William, 2nd earl......etc.
The Complete Peerage, Volume I, page 235, this only tells of themarriage
and that William (husband of Adeliza) was succeeded by his sonand heir.
However, it also tells a bit more, William and Adeliza "marriedin 1138
(the third year of her widowhood)" and "His wife, the QueenDowager,
retired in 1150 to a nunnery in Afflighem in South Brabant,where she died
and was buried 23 April 1151, aged about 48. He survived her 25years---"
This tells us she was born about 1103, was about 35 when shemarried
William about 47 when she retired from the world. What I findstrange is
that she was married to the king for some years but had nochildren, then
between age 35 and 47 "may" have produced seven children. ButHenry I was
prolific producing illegitimate offspring and why not withAdeliza? Was he
too old, did his breath smell? We will never know---or will we?
Leo van de Pas
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