Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameRoger D’AUBIGNY OR D’ALBINI, 13652
ChildrenNigel or Nele , 13625 (1075-1129)
 Rualoc , 13670
 William , 13671

The [two d'Aubigny families of Norman England were among a class of] English noble families in the post-conquest period who were granted no title of nobility, at least not before the late 13th century. ....

William I King of England granted extensive estates to Norman barons as a reward for their part in the conquest of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom. The complexity of this task implies the swift implementation of a sophisticated bureaucracy. The resulting network of local feudal lordships not only enabled the king to assert rapid control over every part of the country but also created a network of local power bases for these influential immigrants. The grants were personal from the king and were therefore also revocable at the king's will. There are numerous examples of changes in local control which followed forfeiture imposed as punishment for various transgressions.

Few earldoms were created during the post-conquest period. However, the earls represented only a small proportion of the English nobility. The vast majority of English nobles were the numerous local feudal lords who held no formal title but whose nobility was not in doubt. This had two results. Firstly, it meant that the pool of noble marriage partners available for the earls and their immediate families was considerably extended outside their own limited family groups. The resulting exogamous pattern of marriages was reflected in the marriage policies of the English royal family which, in addition to European dynastic marriages, did not hesitate to marry into English families of the lesser nobility. Secondly, it provided opportunity for advancement to many other families besides those of the principle earls. Even if they never made the transition to earldom, many such families enjoyed great influence, as shown by frequent marriages with the first-tier nobility.

The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. "…Rogerii de Albiniaco, filiique sui Rualoc…" are named as witnesses at the court of William I King of England in the charter dated to [1081] which records an agreement between the monks of Marmoutier and "Gaufridus Nervei filius"[1].

Henry I King of England confirmed donations of property to the abbey of Holy Trinity, Lessay by "Roger de Albineio and Amicia his wife with the consent of their sons William and Nigel" by charter dated 1126[2]. “Wilielmus comes Sussexiæ” confirmed donations to Boxgrove Priory by his predecessors “Rogerus de Albineio, et Willelmus Pincerna…et Willielmi patris mei filii reginæ Aeliz, et Matildis matris meæ” to Boxgrove Priory by undated charter, which names “domina Avicia, uxor Rogeri de Albineio…et filiorum suorum Willielmi et Nigelli”[3].

Roger and his wife had five children
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