Adela Princess of England, daughter of King William The Conqueror and Matilda de Flanders.
Born 1052 at Normandy, France, died Mar 8, 1134/1135 at Marsilly, Charente-Maritime, France, approximately 82 years
Married/ Related to:
Stephen III Count of Blois, son of Theobald III Count of Champagne & Blois and Garsinde von Maine.
Born 1045, died May 19, 1102 at Battle of Ascalon, Holy Lands, 56 or 57 years, 1st married/ related to: Adela Princess of England, 2nd married/ related to: Adela Princess of England, 3rd married/ related to: Adela Princess of England
Count of Blois, Champaigne, Chartres, Count of Meaux and Tourain. Acrusader under Godfrey de Bouillon, who fell, gallantly fighting againstthe Infidels at Rames. He was one of the seven leaders of the FirstCrusade.
Sources: Burke's Royal Families, Eng., Scot. and Wales, Part 1, pp. xvi,xvii,
Betham's Geneological Tables of Sovereigns of the World, Tables DCIII
and DCLXIX, LXIX, XVI, XXIV, XXV, etc.
Koch's Tables of Genealogies of Sovereigns of Europe, Pub. in
Strassburg 1782, Tables LXI, LXVI.
Allstrom's Geneological Dict. of Royal Houses of Europe, Vol. 1,
pp. 135, 279-280, 273-4-5, Vol. 2, pp. 376-7.
Collins, Peerage of England, Vol. 6, p. 550.
1. William deChampagne Count of Chartes
Born 1076 at Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France, died 1150, 73 or 74 years
2. Stephen King of England
Born 1085 at Blois, France, died Oct 25, 1154 at Dover Castle, Kent, 68 or 69 years
Reigned 1135-1154. He siezed the throne from Matilda who invaded Englandin
1139. The civil war that followed proved him a brave soldier but revealedhis
lack of political sense. In 1152, after much of the country had beenravaged in factional fighting and the royal administration had brokendown, Stephen recognized Matilda's son Henry as heir to the throne. Dukeof Normandy 1135-1144, deposed. Duke of Blois, Count of Mortain, Count ofBoulogne.
3. Emma of Blois
Born 1088, died UNKNOWN
4. Theobald III 4th Count of Blois
Born 1092 at Blois, France, died Oct 8, 1152, 59 or 60 years