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Ralph (Aubigny) d'Aubigny (abt. 1173 - abt. 1220)

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Ralph (Ralph II) d'Aubigny formerly Aubigny aka d'Albini
Born about in South Ingleby, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about [location unknown]
Profile last modified 10 May 2019 | Created 27 Dec 2011
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A charter of 1167 or later records Ralph and his parents making a grant to Belvoir Priory.[1]

Ralph, his parents, and his brother Oliver made a grant of an interest in a church at Saxelby and land at Driholm to Newhouse Priory, partly for the soul of William 'de Albeniaco' (d’Aubigny) who had given them the fee.[2]

Ralph died in, or soon before, 1206, when his cousin William d'Aubigny was fined to have the lands which Ralph had held of him.[3]

"Philippe [brother of Ralph II] died childless. At first his principal heir had been his nephew, Philippe, but he also died shortly before December 1224, his successor being his younger brother Ralph. Their father was Ralph d'Aubigny who is known to have married Maude de Montsorel, daughter of Guillaume de Montsorel, Seigneur of Landal in the bishopric of Dol in Brittany. We know that Philippe d'Aubigny junior, was old enough to occupy the post of Warden of the Channel Islands in his uncle's absence, but his brother Ralph may have been his junior by a space of some years, still being recorded as a minor on the 12th of October, 1229. The precise time at which their father, Ralph senior, died remains a mystery. His lands were taken into the hands of the King at the beginning of the century, his cousin William d'Aubigny being awarded custody of this family's principal home, South Ingleby in Lincolnshire, in 1206. In 1227 we see that Philippe the Crusader was ordered to give Maude de Montsorel, widow of his brother Ralph, her dower in Ingleby. From these facts we can only surmise that between 1206 and 1227 Ralph d'Aubigny had reached maturity, married Maude de Montsorel and then died somewhat prematurely. On the 7th of December, 1234, Ralph d'Aubigny, their son, was old enough to do homage for South Petherton in Somerset, given to him by his uncle, the crusader Philippe d'Aubigny. After Philippe's death two years later the further possessions of Barrington and Chillington in that county would have been added to the young Ralph's estate over and above Ingleby and the Seigneury of Landal in Brittany."[4]


  1. Rutland MSS, Historical Manuscripts Commission, IV:118, citing Belvoir Charters folio 37d, quoted in post by John P Ravilious on 15 December 2009 "ancestry of d'Aubigny (Daubeney) of S. Ingleby" on soc.genealogy.medieval, accessed 18 April 2019
  2. William Dugdale. Monasticon Anglicanum, revised and enlarged edition, volume 6 part 2, pub. James Bohn, 1846, p. 866, Google Books
  3. Rotuli de Oblatis et Finibus in Turri Londinensi asservati, tempore Regis Johannis, p. 347, cited in post by John P Ravilious on 15 December 2009 "ancestry of d'Aubigny (Daubeney) of S. Ingleby" on soc.genealogy.medieval
  4. Trevor Labey, The Family of Philippe d'Aubigny, 1991.

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On 10 May 2019 at 19:39 GMT Bill Olive wrote:

Thanks for all your work! This line makes my hair hurt as keeping up with the Aubigney's is difficult! Unsure if this line will ever be untangled. For additional reference, posted a snippet from Baronia Anglica Concentrata under Elias that has a Dugdale footnote claiming this line descends from William Brito. Wikipedia article for brother Philip

claims the same. FMG does not cite any sons for Ralph I and Sybil V. and on a separate page cites a "Ralph Daubeney" as a spouse of Alice de Montagu yet does not tie that Ralph to anyone.

There are so many conflicting sources on this line. The multiple spellings of the family name, a separate line with the same names, frequent usage of the same 1st names = nothing is conclusive :)

On 18 Aug 2016 at 01:10 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Father died well before this person was born, without sources no way to tell which data is correct.

Ralph II is 27 degrees from Cari Starosta, 19 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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