Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Earl Hamelin de Warenne

On this date in our family history . . . the 7th day of May . . . in the year 1202 . . . Hamelin de Warenne, Earl of Surry, dies . . . aka Hamelin Plantegenet, he is believed to be a 23rd great-grandpa of our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this blog . . .

The Dictionary of National Biography By Sidney Lee: "at OF SURREY d 1085 See GUNDKADA WARENNE HAMELIN DE EARL OF WARENNE or SURREY d 1202 was an illegitimate son of Geoffrey Plantagenet count of Anjou d 1151 and was therefore half brother of Henry II The name of his mother is unknown His importance dates from the rich marriage which he was enabled to make by the goodwill of his half brother the king In 1163 or 1164 he married Isabella de Warenne see under WARENNE WILLIAM DE third EARL OP SURREY Robert of Torigny Chron Stephen Henry II and IHchard I iv 221 dates the marriage in 1164 but there is a Comes de Wrarenne mentioned in the Pipe Roll of 9 Henry II 1162 3 who can only be Hamelin and 3o2 "

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