William d'Aubeney was one of 16 Illustrious Men, counselors to King John, who were listed in the preamble to Magna Carta.
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William d'Aubeney was the son of William Daubeney, 2nd Earl of Arundel and Maud de St Hilaire. His birth date is uncertain; the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography suggests it may have been in about 1174.
In 1199 William paid King John 450 marks to gain possession of Arundel Castle, part of his inheritance from his father.
William was a close associate of King John. In 1209 he was one of the king's negotiators in his dispute with Archbishop Stephen Langton. In 1213 he witnessed John's submission to the Pope, in which he surrendered England to the Pope. In 1215 he accompanied King John to Runnymede and was one of the "Illustrious Men", the royal counsellors listed in the Magna Carta.
In 1216 after King John abandoned Winchester, he joined the forces of the future Louis VIII, but returned to the royalist side in July 1217. His possessions were restored and he was appointed Justiciar.
William married Mabel, daughter of Hugh, Earl of Chester and Bertrade de Montfort. At his death in 1221 his son William was just of age so the marriage must have taken place before 1200. Wikipedia says the marriage took place after 1196. He and Mabel had six children who lived to inherit or have heirs.
Cokayne's Complete Peerage lists Nicole and Colette separately, but these are alternative forms of the same first name.
Another child has previously been attached to William: Jean or Joan. There seems to be no good source for her being William's daughter. The only reference appears to be in the Sutton pedigree in the Visitations of Norfolk, which has "Amandus Lord Sutton first of that name" married to an unnamed daughter of "Albany Earle of Arundell". This not only does not give her first name but also fails to identify which Earl of Arundel is supposed to have been her mother - and there are a number of questions around the early part of this pedigree. Another, later Sutton pedigree in Charles Frost's Notices relative to the early history of the town and port of Hull - which differs from the Visitation Pedigree - does not name Amandus's wife, but implies that Amandus was an adult in 1186. The estimated birth date in Jean's own profile is 1188, which would pretty well rule her out as a daughter of the William d'Aubeney of this profile. If she was a wife of Amandus Sutton, she may have been born well before that as Amandus is said to have been of advanced age during the abbacy of Thomas, Abbot of Meaux, which was from 1186 to 1197.
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It turns out that Matthew Paris gave the arms of William d'Aubigny, and these arms are correct (mostly, the lion should have a forked tail). [MP 36: Gules, a lion rampant queue fourchee or]
The arms of Henry II are Gules, three lions passant gardant or
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