Étienne de BLOIS, Comte de Troyes
Adèle d' AUMÂLE
(-Aft 1090)
Robert "The Devil" & "The Magnificent", Duc de NORMANDIE
Herleve (Arlette) de FALAISE
(Abt 1003-1050)
Eudes III, Comte de TROYES et d’Aumâle
(-Aft 1115)
Adélahide (Adèle) de GAND, Comtesse de Champagne
(1026-Bef 1090)
Étienne, Comte d' AUMÂLE, Lord of Holderness
(Abt 1070-1127)


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Hawise de MORTIMER

Étienne (Stephen), Comte d' AUMÂLE, Lord of Holderness

  • Born: Abt 1070, Aumale, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
  • Married:
  • Died: 1127, Holderness, North Riding Yorkshire, England

   General Notes:

Albert of Aix names "Stephanus de Albemarla filius Udonis comitis de Campania" among those present with Adhémar Bishop of Le Puy on the First Crusade. He succeeded his mother in [1082/84] as Comte d’Aumâle. Florence of Worcester records that "Northymbrensis comes Rotbertus de Mulbrei et Willelmus de Owe" conspired against William II King of England in [1095], planning to place "filium amitæ illius Stephanus de Albamarno" on the English throne. William of Tyre names Etienne Comte d'Albemarle among those who left on the First Crusade in 1096 with Robert Count of Flanders. He was granted the lordship of Holderness in 1102. Orderic Vitalis reports that he supported Baudouin VII Count of Flanders and Guillaume "Clito" de Normandie against Henry I King of England in 1118. A charter of King Henry II records donations to York St Mary, including the donation of “manerium Horneshay et ecclesiam…et Marram eius piscaturam et Thorp ibi juxta” by “Odo comes et Stephanus filius eius” and of “Fulfordam…” by “Stephanus (de Albemarla)”. “Stephanus, Albermarlensis comes” founded Saint-Martin, Aumâle by undated charter which names “mater mea Adeliza…Willielmi regis Angliæ avunculi mei”.


Stephen, Count of Aumale, Lord of Holderness, son and heir, of the said Adelaide, by her 3rd husband. He was b. before 1070. In 1090 he took part with William II, and fortified his castle of Aumale against Duke Robert. By reason of his descent from the ducal house of Normandy he was chosen by Robert de Mowbray and his confederates as the person on whom to bestow the Crown, had they succeeded in their attempt to dethrone William II in 1094. He went on Crusade in 1096 with Duke Robert, before which, 14 July 1096, as Comes de Albamarla, he gave the Church of St. Martin at Auchy to the Abbey of St. Lucien at Beauvais. He took the part of Henry I against Duke Robert in 1104, but in 1118 supported Baldwin a la Hache, Count of Flanders, and the French King, in their invasion of Normandy on behalf of William Cliton, son of Duke Robert. He persisted in his rebellion, but was reduced to submission in 1119. He often occurs, but only once as Comes de Albamara, in the Lindsey Survey.

He m. Hawise, daughter of Ralph de Mortemer, of Wigmore, co. Hereford, Seigneur de Saint Victor-en-Caux, by Milicent, his wife. He d. before 1130.

   Marriage Information:

Stephen married Hawise de MORTIMER, daughter of Ralph de MORTIMER, Lord of Wigmore, and Millicent/ Melisande de FERRERS.


Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Normandy Nobility, Chapter 4: Sires et Comtes d'Aumâle, B. Comtes d'Aumâle (Blois-Champagne), Etienne de Troyes; Seigneurs puis comtes d' Aumale, Etienne Pattou, 2006, pp. 2-3; Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999, 136-24; Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000, I:352-3; IX:268 note (g)

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