Person:William FitzOsbern, 1st Earl of Hereford (1)

William FitzOsbern, 1st Earl of Hereford
b.abt 1020
d.22 Feb 1071 Cassel, Nord, France
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Name William FitzOsbern, 1st Earl of Hereford
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1020
Marriage abt 1051 Franceto Adeliza of Tosny
Military[1] 14 Oct 1066 Battle, Sussex, England Combatant of Hastings
Marriage abt 1070 Vlaanderen, Belgiumto Richilde de Hainaut
Death[1][4] 22 Feb 1071 Cassel, Nord, France Combatant of Cassel (1071)
Reference Number? Q1244579?
Burial[4] Cormeilles Abbey, Cormeilles, Eure, France

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William FitzOsbern (c. 1020 – 22 February 1071), Lord of Breteuil, in Normandy, was a relative and close counsellor of William the Conqueror and one of the great magnates of early Norman England. FitzOsbern was created Earl of Wessex, a title which his son did not inherit. He was created Earl of Hereford before 22 February 1067, one of the first peerage titles in the English peerage. He is one of the very few proven companions of William the Conqueror known to have fought at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. His chief residence was Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight, one of many English castles he built.

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  2.   Weis, Frederick Lewis; Walter Lee Sheppard; and David Faris. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists, who came to America before 1700: the lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 7th Edition c1992), p. 142.
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  4. 4.0 4.1 GUILLAUME FitzOsbern, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.