Étienne comté de Aumale
- Born: Abt 1070, Champagne
- Marriage: Hawise de Mortimer 141,1339
- Died: Abt 1127 about age 57 160
Other names for Étienne were Étienne de Champagne and Stephen count of Aumale.124
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 1339
Stephen, the son of Odo, Earl of Champagne, was, by King William Rufus, in the sixth year of his reign, made Earl of Albemarle, a town in the Dukedom of Normandy, and for the maintenance of his estate he gave him territory of Holdernesse, in Yorkshire. He married Hawise, the daughter of Ralph de Mortimer, by whom he had issue three sons and four daughters.
Pollard, The Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. I, p. 106
• Background Information. 140
Stephen, Count of Aumale, Lord of Holderness, son and heir, of the said Adelaide, by her 3rd husband. He was born 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.
Stephen Count of Aumale married Hawise, daughter of Ralph de Mortemer, of Wigmore, co. Hereford, Seigneur de Saint Victor-en-Caux, by Milicent, his wife. He died before 1130.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, pp. 352-353
• Background Information. 1340
The name Albemarle is an early variant of the French Aumale (Lat. Alba Marla). The fief of Amale was granted by the archbishop of Rouen to Odo Champagne, brother-in-law of William the Conqueror. On Odo's death, his son Stephen succeeded not only to the courtship of Aumale, but to the lordships of Holderness, of Bytham in Lincolnshire, &c. which were subsequently known as the "Fee and Honor of Albemarle." Stephen was a crusader who fought valiantly at Antioch. He died about 1126, leaving by his wife Hawise, daughter of Ralph de Mortimer, a son, William de Blois, known as "le Gros."
~The Encyclopædia Britannica, Vol. I, p. 492
Étienne married Hawise de Mortimer, daughter of Ralph de Mortimer and Melisande 141.,1340