Rodulf de Warenne
William de Warenne First Earl of Surrey


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1. Gundred Countess of Surrey

William de Warenne First Earl of Surrey 2061

  • Marriage (1): Gundred Countess of Surrey before 1070 2060
  • Died: 1088 2061

  Noted events in his life were:

Connection to William the Conqueror, 1066, Battle of Hastings. 2061 William was one of the few who was documented to have been with William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. At the Domesday Survey he held extensive lands in thirteen counties including the Rape of Lewes in Sussex (now East Sussex ). He was one of the Conqueror's most trusted and most rewarded barons who, at his death in 1088, was the 3rd or 4th richest magnate in England.[2] In 1088 William II inherited his father's lands in England and his Norman estates including the castles of Mortemer and Bellencombre in Haute-Normandy .

Reward, 1067. 2006,2062 As a reward for his service and loyalty, William received the castle and rape of Lewes from the Conqueror. Later he received an earldom in Shrewsbury as the King created a cordon between the western counties of England and the kingdoms of Wales.

William married Gundred Countess of Surrey, daughter of Gerbod of Oosterzele and Unknown, before 1070.2060 (Gundred Countess of Surrey died on 27 May 1085 and was buried in Lewes Priory Chapter House, Lewes, Sussex, England 2060.)

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