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William "Mafonache" Fitzrobert
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23 NOV 1116 Gloucestershire, England
Robert "The King's Son" Caen
Maud Fitzhamon
23 NOV 1183 Cardiff Castle, Glamorganshire, Wales aged 66
Name Suffix: 2nd Earl Of Gloucester
Ancestral File Number: V9V7-D7
1 NAME William Fitzrobert /Meullent/
2 GIVN William Fitzrobert
2 SURN Meullent

Seal to Parents: 23 OCT 1936
Name Suffix: [Earl of Glouces
Ancestral File Number: V9V7-D7

[From Burke's Peerage-see source for details]An undoubted Earl of Gloucester, perhaps the first authentic one, at any rate after the Conquest, is Robert FitzHamon's son-in-law, another Robert, who was an illegitimate son of Henry I and was so created 1122. The Earldom passed to his eldest son, William FitzRobert, and from him to John, later King John andhusband from 1189 to 1199 (when he divorced her) of Isabel, the youngest of William FitzRobert's three daughters. On John's coming to the throne the title did not merge in the Crown for it was not his in his own right but in right of his wife.

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