William I, King of England & Duke of Normandy

Male 1028 - 1087


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  • Name  William I, King of England & Duke of Normandy 
    Suffix  King of England & Duke of Normandy 
    Nickname  The Conqueror 
    Born  1028  Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Event  1035 
    He was Duke of Normandy from 3 Jul 1035, following the death of his father, until his death.  
    Event  1048 
    The following is a possible version of events for the Peverel origins: "The son of Gronwy Pefr was probably referred to as Ranulph Pefr until he was approached by the young Duke of Normandy, William the Bastard in 1050. The latter was betrothed to marry a Flanders princess, a connection vital to his standing in Normandy. But in his negotiations with Edward the Confessor regarding his succeeding the childless king as King of England, it was suggested William required a Saxon connection as well. His great aunt Emma had married Aethelred the Unready and now had a granddaughter, Maud. Both a comely and wealthy young lady, William agreed to bear her a son which would be his first-born and whom he would reward handsomely when he became King. But to keep the boy from bearing the bastard stigma he himself wore, William convinced the part-Welsh, part-Saxon Ranulph Pefr to marry the pregnant lady and give his name to her child. As evidenced by Ranulph's extensive holdings cited in the Domesday Book, he was well rewarded for this act. Since the Welsh Pefr was not a suitable family name for the first-born child of William Duke of Normandy, it was given a Norman look as Peverel". 
    Event  1066 
    Following victory at the Battle of Hastings, William was crowned King of England on 25 Dec 1066. 
    Name  Also referred to as William the Bastard. 
    Died  9 Sep 1087  Northern France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Caen, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I359  Fidgen
    Last Modified  13 May 2016 

    Father  Robert I, Duke of Normandy,   b. 22 Jun 1000,   d. 2 Jul 1035 
    Mother  Herleva de Falaise,   b. 1003,   d. 1050 
    Family ID  F2070  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Maud de Ingelrica,   b. 1030, St Martin's le Grand, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1100, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Type: Concubine 
    Children 
     1. William Peverell, the Elder, Baron,   b. 1046,   d. 17 Apr 1113, Nottingham Castle, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  15 Dec 2015 
    Family ID  F341  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Matilda of Flanders 
    Married  1050 
    Children 
     1. William II, King of England,   b. 1056,   d. 2 Aug 1100, New forest, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Henry I, King of England & Duke of Normandy,   b. 1068,   d. 1 Dec 1135
    Last Modified  26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F2069  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Connections between my family tree and my wife's.
    Connections between my family tree and my wife's.
    On 9 occasions an ancestor of my wife married an ancestor of mine (but mostly over 900 years ago!).