Abt 1067 - 1137 (~ 70 years)
||Adela of Normandy |
||Countess of Blois |
||8 Mar 1137
||Abbey of Holy Trinity, Caen, Normandy
- became a Nun at Cluniac Priory in widowhood.
became a Nun at Cluniac Priory in widowhood. Her husband was Count of Meaux; Count of Blois; Champaigne; Chartres and Tourain, a crusader under «b»Godfrey de Bouillon«/b», who fell, gallantly fighting against the Infidels at Rames. (Battle of Ascalon actually).
Adela, the daughter of William the Conqueror http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDwilliam1.htm and Matilda of Flanders http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/NORmatilda.htm, was born in Normandy http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDnormandy.htm in about 1062. In 1080 she married Stephen, the Count of Blois. A capable administrator, she is believed to have played a major role in managing her husband's lands.
When her husband went on the First Crusade in 1096, Adela became regent of Blois and Chartres. The Count of Blois deserted at Antioch in 1098. Adela was furious and in 1101 managed to persuade him to return to the Holy Land. He was killed the following year in Ramlah.
Adela ruled Blois and Chartes until 1107 when she handed over power to her son Theobald. Another son, «u»Stephen of Blois http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDstephen.htm, became king of England in 1136. A third son, Henry, became Bishop of Winchester. Adela died in 1137.
||Glenn Cook Family
||5 Oct 2015 |
||William I the Conqueror Plantagenet, King of England, b. 1028, Falaise, Normandy, France , d. 9 Sep 1087, Hermentrube, Near Rouen, France (Age 59 years) |
||Matilda of Flanders, b. Abt 1031, Flanders, France , d. 2 Nov 1083, Caen, Normandy (Age ~ 52 years) |
||Cathedral of Notre Dame D'eu, Normandy
||Stephen II Henry of Blois, Count of Blois, b. Abt 1045, d. 19 May 1102, Ramula, Holy Land (Age ~ 57 years) |
||Chartres Cathedral, France
| ||1. Humbert of Blois, Count of Virtus, d. Young|
| ||2. William de Champagne, Count of Chartes, b. c .?1085, d. c .?1150 (Age ~ 65 years)|
| ||3. Theobald II the Great of Blois, 4th Count of Blois, b. Abt 1088, d. 1152 (Age ~ 64 years)|
| ||4. Stephen I of Blois, King of England, b. Abt 1096, Blois, France , d. 25 Oct 1154, Dover Castle, Kent, England (Age ~ 58 years)|
| ||5. Henry of Winchester, Bishop of Winchester, b. Abt 1099, d. 6 Aug 1171 (Age ~ 72 years)|
| ||6. Lucia-Mahaut of Blois, b. 25 Nov 1120, d. 25 Nov 1120 (Age 0 years)|
| ||7. Odo of Blois, d. Aft 1107|
| ||8. Adela of Blois, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||9. Phillip of Châlon, Bishop of Chalon, d. 1100|
| ||10. Agnes of Blois, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||11. Eleanor of Blois, b. 1104, d. 1147 (Age 43 years)|
| ||12. Alice of Blois, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||13. Emma of Blois, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||14. Lithuise of Blois, b. 1094, Blois, Centre, Loir-et-Cher, France , d. 1118 (Age 24 years)|
||19 Jun 2013 |
- [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).