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William d'Aubigny, Seigneur of Aubigny (subsequently Saint-Martin d'Aubigny), Normandy; married by 1048 sister of Grimald de Plessis. [Burke's Peerage]
Aubigny, Alibini, etc., Earls of Arundel
Saint-Martin d'Aubigny: Manche, arr. Coutances, cant. Periers.
The early history of the family will be found in The Complete Peerage, surname Mowbray, new ed., vol. ix, pp. 366-7. The details oftheir benefactions to the abbey of Lessay as confirmed by a charter of Henry II, 1185-1188, identify St-Martin d'Aubigny with the Aubigny which was the caputof their Norman honour; thus the "ecclesiam de Folgeriis" is Feugeres 2 1/2 kil. SE of Aubigny, the "feria Sancti Christofori" mentioned in conjunction with the "forum Albinneii" is St-Christophe-d'Aubigny, a parish now united to that of St-Martin, and "Marchesis" is Marchesieux, 5 kil. NE of Aubigny. There is notrace of a feudal castle at Aubigny itself, but Gerville found nearby at Le Mesnil-Vigot the remains of a considerable castle with a well-defined motte, thenknown as "le chateau de St-Clair". [Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Families]
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