38. William de WARREN Earl of Surrey and Warenne [98-37]
Earl of Surrey.
Seigneur de Verennes, near Dieppe, France.
REF Baronage1. Lord of Reigate, Lews, Coningsburgh;
Lord of Bellencombre, in Normandy.
Commander in the Norman Army, Sep 1066.
Gundreda the wife of William de Warren has been claimed to be
a daughter of William the Conqueror. This is not correct.
See the full examination of these claims, and the disproof, by C. T.
Clay, *Early Yorkshire Charters*, volume VIII, pp. 40-46.
The following is from firstname.lastname@example.org (Pat Boren) and may
WILLIAM de WARENNE was considered a near kinsman of William the
Conqueror. He received large grants of land in England in
recognition of his distinguished part in the Battle of
Hastings. In 1075, he was appointed joint chief justiciar and
helped suppress the rebellion of the earls of Hereford and
Norfolk. In 1077 he founded the St. Pancras Priory of Lewes
(where he is buried), the first house of the Cluniac order in
England. The position of his castle at Lewes rendered his
loyalty especially useful to King William Rufus during the
rebellion of 1088, for which he was granted the earldom of
Surrey. In addition to Lewes, William held over 40 manors in
Sussex. He married Gundred and had Reginald, Edith, and
b. ABT 1055, of Bellencombe, S-Infr, France
b. BEF 1036
d. 24 Jun 1089
d. 24 Jun 1088, Lewes, Surrey, Eng.
m. Gundreda [98-37] BEF 1077
b. ABT 1051, Normandy, France
d. 27 May 1085, Castle Acre, Norfolk, Eng.
daughter of perhaps Gerbod?
ch: *Edith de WARENNE [Next Generation],
*William de WARRENNE (1071-1138) m. Isabel de VERMANDOIS (1081-1131) [See 594-37 below]