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Family
Children:
  1. William : Birth: Bef 1084.

  2. Theobald : Birth: Abt 1085. Death: 8 Jan 1152

  3. Henry : Birth: Abt 1099. Death: 6 Aug 1171

  4. Person Not Viewable

  5. Matilda : Death: 25 Nov 1120 in Barfleur, (Off The Coast)

  6. Person Not Viewable


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Theobald IV Of Blois: Birth: Abt 1085. Death: 8 Jan 1152 in Ligny

  2. Adelaide : Birth: Abt 1095.

  3. Stephen Of Blois: Birth: Abt 1096 in Blois. Death: 25 Oct 1154 in Dover

  4. Henry Bishop Of Winchester: Birth: Abt 1099. Death: 1 Jul 1171

  5. Alice : Death: Abt 1145

  6. Person Not Viewable

  7. Person Not Viewable

  8. Agnes : Death: Aft 1129

  9. Maud : Death: 25 Nov 1120 in White Ship

  10. Guillaume De Champagne, Sire De Sully: Death: Bef 1150


Sources
1. Title:   Picquigny.ged
2. Title:   World Family Tree Vol. 14, Ed. 1
Page:   Tree #3302
Author:   Br�derbund Software, Inc.
Publication:   Release date: October 20, 1997
3. Title:   Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
Page:   United Kingdom, Ancestry of the British Royal House
4. Title:   Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Ed.
Page:   137-23
Author:   Weis, Frederick Lewis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr.
Publication:   Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1999
5. Title:   Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
Author:   Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science
Publication:   Department of Computer Science, Hull University
6. Title:   Ancestry.com Tree #28319

Notes
a. Note:   became a Nun at Cluniac Priory in widowhood.[Picquigny.ged] #G�en�erale# "Miroir exemplaire, rose de la patrie... d'�eclatante renomm�e e, de bril lante lign�ee" Baudri, Abb�e de Bourgueil, futur Archev�eque de Dol Monia le,elle prend le voile �a l'Abbaye Cistercienne deMarcigny (71) en 1 12 2. OR "ADELIZA" The Directory of Royal Genealogy: Became a nun at Cluniac Priory in widowhood.Adela, French AD�ELE (b. 1062?--d. 1137), daughter of William I the Conqueror of England and his wife, Matilda of Flanders, and mother of Stephen, king of England, whose right to the throne derived through her. She was married to Stephen, earl of Meaux and Brie, in 1080 at Breteuil. Upon the death of his father in 1090, her husband succeeded to the earldom of Blois and Chartres. She appears to have played an active role in the administration of her husband's lands, regularly witnessing his charters, took an active interest in civil and ecclesiastical affairs, and was instrumental in rebuilding the catherdral of Chartres in stone. Having inherited her father's appetite and ability to rule, she became regent in 1095 when she persuaded her popular but weak-willed husband to join the First Crusade to the Holy Land. Although in charge of the central funds of the Crusade, Stephen deserted at Antioch in 1098, understandably enough in face of overwhelming odds. Unfortunately for his reputation, the crusaders survived and succeeded in capturing Jerusalem in 1099. After Stephen's return home in 1099, Adela waged a sustained campaign of bullying and moral blackmail that extended into their bedroom where, between intercourse, she would urge Stephen to think of his reputation and return to the Holy Land. In the end, her nagging worked and Stephen departed east once more in 1101, to meet a satisfactorily noble death at Ramlah in 1102. No longer a coward's wife but more congenially a hero's widow, Adela continued to rule Blois-Chartres during the minority of her sons. Anselm, her guest and teacher in 1097, was often entertained by her during 1103 and 1105 and she affected a temporary reconciliation between him and her brother, Henry I, who lavished patronage on her second son, Stephen, and appointed a third, Henry, bishop of Winchester, the richest see in England. In 1107 Adela entertained Pope Pascal during Easter and in the following year was hostess to Bohemund of Antioch. She made her son Theobald her successor in 1109, and persuaded him to join her brother Henry I against France in 1117. In 1120 she retired to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire where she died in 1137. By all accounts a forceful personality, Adela's qualities were not uncommon among women artistocrats, although more often they found an outlet in the running of nunneries. Adela's secular career, as de facto ruler for more than a decade of one of the most powerful principalities of northern France, is exceptional testimony to the power of breeding as well as to her own determination. She was a benevolent patroness of churches and monasteries. Although married to a French count and living to see a son crowned king of England, she chose to be buried beside her mother at Caen under an inscription 'Adela, filia regis'. She was always the Conqueror's daughter. [Sources: Who's Who in Early Medieval England, Christopher Tyerman, Shepheard-Walwyn, Ltd., London, 1996; Encyclop�dia Britannica CD, 1997]Adela, French AD�ELE (b. 1062?--d. 1137), daughter of William I the Conqueror of England and his wife, Matilda of Flanders, and mother of Stephen, king of England, whose right to the throne derived through her. She was married to Stephen, earl of Meaux and Brie, in 1080 at Breteuil. Upon the death of his father in 1090, her husband succeeded to the earldom of Blois and Chartres. She appears to have played an active role in the administration of her husband's lands, regularly witnessing his charters, took an active interest in civil and ecclesiastical affairs, and was instrumental in rebuilding the catherdral of Chartres in stone. Having inherited her father's appetite and ability to rule, she became regent in 1095 when she persuaded her popular but weak-willed husband to join the First Crusade to the Holy Land. Although in charge of the central funds of the Crusade, Stephen deserted at Antioch in 1098, understandably enough in face of overwhelming odds. Unfortunately for his reputation, the crusaders survived and succeeded in capturing Jerusalem in 1099. After Stephen's return home in 1099, Adela waged a sustained campaign of bullying and moral blackmail that extended into their bedroom where, between intercourse, she would urge Stephen to think of his reputation and return to the Holy Land. In the end, her nagging worked and Stephen departed east once more in 1101, to meet a satisfactorily noble death at Ramlah in 1102. No longer a coward's wife but more congenially a hero's widow, Adela continued to rule Blois-Chartres during the minority of her sons. Anselm, her guest and teacher in 1097, was often entertained by her during 1103 and 1105 and she affected a temporary reconciliation between him and her brother, Henry I, who lavished patronage on her second son, Stephen, and appointed a third, Henry, bishop of Winchester, the richest see in England. In 1107 Adela entertained Pope Pascal during Easter and in the following year was hostess to Bohemund of Antioch. She made her son Theobald her successor in 1109, and persuaded him to join her brother Henry I against France in 1117. In 1120 she retired to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire where she died in 1137. By all accounts a forceful personality, Adela's qualities were not uncommon among women artistocrats, although more often they found an outlet in the running of nunneries. Adela's secular career, as de facto ruler for more than a decade of one of the most powerful principalities of northern France, is exceptional testimony to the power of breeding as well as to her own determination. She was a benevolent patroness of churches and monasteries. Although married to a French count and living to see a son crowned king of England, she chose to be buried beside her mother at Caen under an inscription 'Adela, filia regis'. She was always the Conqueror's daughter. [Sources: Who's Who in Early Medieval England, Christopher Tyerman, Shepheard-Walwyn, Ltd., London, 1996; Encyclop�dia Britannica CD, 1997]
b. Note:   BI169
Note:   Sources for this Information: date: (1062) [Ref: ES II #81] 1062 [Ref: Louda RoyalFamEurope #2, Weis AR7 #169] abt 1062 [Ref: Moriarty Plantagenet p117, Moriarty Plantagenet p13, Paget HRHCharles p10, Paget HRHCharles p58, Redlich CharlemagneDesc p56, Watney WALLOP #110, Watney WALLOP #740, Weis AR7 #137], place: [Ref: Paget HRHCharles p10], parents: [Ref: CMH p600, ES II #81, Louda RoyalFamEurope #2, Moriarty Plantagenet p13, Paget HRHCharles p10, Paget HRHCharles p58, Redlich CharlemagneDesc p56, Watney WALLOP #740], father: [Ref: CP III p165, ES II #46, Louda RoyalFamEurope #1, Moriarty Plantagenet p117, Watney WALLOP #110, Weis AR7 #137]
c. Note:   DI169
Note:   Sources for this Information: date: [Ref: ES II #46, ES II #81, Paget HRHCharles p10, Paget HRHCharles p58] 1137 [Ref: CMH p600, Louda RoyalFamEurope #2, Moriarty Plantagenet p117, Moriarty Plantagenet p13, Redlich CharlemagneDesc p56, Watney WALLOP #110, Watney WALLOP #740, Weis AR7 #137, Weis AR7 #169], place: [Ref: Paget HRHCharles p10]
d. Note:   XI169
Note:   Sources for this Information: place: [Ref: Paget HRHCharles p10]
e. Note:   NF148
Note:   [Picquigny.ged] CHAN2 Mar 2002


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