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Philip (Aubigny) d'Aubigny (abt. 1166 - 1236)

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Sir Philip d'Aubigny formerly Aubigny
Born about in Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
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Died in Jerusalem, Palestinemap
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Categories: Magna Carta | Illustrious Men.

Illustrious Men
Philip d'Aubigny was one of 16 Illustrious Men, counselors to King John, who were listed in the preamble to Magna Carta.
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Philip was the son of Ralph D'Aubigney and Sibilla Valognes. He passed away in 1236.

Philip was "among the most loyal and committed of the king's supporters" in 1215.[1]

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PROPERTY: With his brothers John and Marchis, he witnessed his father's grant to Belvoir.
IDENTITY: Became the head of the Family in England, his elder brother succeeding to the paternal estates in Brittany.
PROPERTY: On the death of his brother John he obtained custody of some of his lands in Ingleby, and etc., Linc. (Cl.7 Joh.m 1).
OFFICE: Appointed Constable of Ludlow Castle, 5th March 1207-13th July 1207 (Pat.8 Joh.m 2 & 6).
OFFICE: Constable of Bristol Castle, 20 July 1215 (Pat.17 Joh.m 19).
POLITICS: One of the most faithful of King John's adherents.
MILITARY: With King John at Runnimede, the same year; although he afterwards swore to observe the conditions laid down by the 25 Guardians of Magna Carta (M.Paris II.588-590).
PROPERTY: In reward for his fidelity to King John, he had a grant of the Manor of Chewton, Somerset 27th Aug 1215 (Cl.17 Joh.m 23), and on 21st Nov. following, of all the lands of Maurice de Gant, one of the rebels, excepting the Lordships of Beverstone and King's Weston, Gloucester (Cl.17 Joh.m 16).
PROPERTY: On 29th Dec 1215, he had seisin of the Lordship of Ingleby, Lincolnshire, formerly belonging to his father (Pat.17 Joh.m 11).
PROPERTY: On 2nd Jan 1216, he obtained a grant of the Manor of Leeds, Yorkshire, formerly belonging to Maurice de Gant (Pat.17 Joh.m 11).
MILITARY: One of the Royalist commanders at the Battle of Lincoln, 19th May 1217 (M.Paris III.18); and afterwards, on the flight of Louis of France, pursued him to sea, and did great execution on the French, in the naval skirmish that followed (M.Paris III.26).
PROPERTY: On 29th June 1217 he had a grant of the lands of Nicholas de Stuteville and Geoffrey de Say (Cl.d1 Hen.3. m 15), and on 27th Jan 1218, of the Manors of Torksey and Grimsby, Lincolnshire (Cl.2 Hen.3.m 4).
OFFICE: Guardian of the Honour of Leicester, 28th June 1219 (Cl.3 Hen.3.m 7).
OFFICE: Constable of Devizes Castle, 16th July 1219 (Cl.3 Hen.3.m 6).
OFFICE: Keeper of the Forests of Chippenham and Melksham, 19th July 1219 (Pat.3 Hen. 3. m 3).
MILITARY: Attended the King at the Siege of Bitham Castle 1221 (Cl.5 Hen. 3. m 15d), but immediately after, journeyed to the Holy Land (Pat.5 Hen.3.m 4: M.Paris III.67), appointing his nephew Philip his deputy in the government of the Channel Isles during his absence (Pat.5 Hen.3.m 4).

PROPERTY: On his return from the Holy Land, he had a grant of the Lordship of South Petherton, 11 July 1223 (Cl.7 Hen.3. m 7).

PROPERTY: Had the custody of the lands of his nephew Philip d'Aubigny of Brittany, 20th Dec 1224 (Cl.9 Hen.3. m 17).
MILITARY: Fought in Gascony 1225 (M.Paris III.92).
OFFICE: Ambassador to France, 1226 (M.Paris III.92).
OFFICE: Sheriff of Berkshire and Constable of the Honour of Wallingford, 27 Aug 1227 (Cl.11 Hen.3. m 4).
PROPERTY: On 17th April 1227 he was ordered to deliver dower in Ingleby to Maud, widow of his brother Ralph.
OFFICE: Joint Warden of the Channel Isles 28th Sep 1232 (Pat.16 Hen.3.m 2).
PROPERTY: Had the custody of the Manor of Goathill, Surrey, 12th Oct 1233, belonging to Gilbert Basset, then in rebellion with the Earl Marshal (Cl.17 Hen.3. m 2).
PROPERTY: Being about to make another journey to the Holy Land, he mortgaged his Manor of South Petherton, to his nephew Ralph d'Aubigny, 15th Feb 1235 (Pat. 19 Hen.3. m 14).
DEATH: Date> Died before 6 June 1235 (Pat.19 Hen.3.m 9: M.Paris III.373).
CONDITION: Died unmarried and without issue.
BURIAL: Place> Buried at South Petherton (Pat.19 Hen.3.m 9: M.Paris III.373).


  1. James Clarke Holt, Magna Carta, p. 485.


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On 28 Jul 2016 at 19:30 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

You're right RJ, it is spelled with one 'l' in the only source given. It was spelled two different ways in the text body, so I made it all match the source. Thank you for the tip.

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