- Born: Abt 1066, Aubigny, Aubigny, , Basse-Normandie, France
- Marriage: Gundrada de Gournay in Jun 1118 141,160,722
- Died: Nov 1129, Thirsk, Yorkshire, England about age 63 160
Other names for Nigel were Nele de Albini, Nigel d’Aubigny and Nigel de Mowbray.
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 722
Nele, son of Roger and Amice, married Gundred de Cournay, daughter of Gerald de Cournay and Edith, daughter of William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey. His heir, by his wife Edith, was Roger de Mowbray, who died on crusades in 1188 and who had married Alice de Gant, Widow of Ilbert de Lacy.
~Boyer's Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans, pg. 7
• Background Information. 160
Nele, or Nigel, d'Aubigny, younger son and brother of William, junior, first Earl of Arundel, died Nov 1129. He held a grant of Monbrai in Normandy forfeited by Robert de Mowbray, Earl of Northumberland. He first married Maud de l'Aigle, former wife of the Robert mentioned above, and sister of Hugh, Earl of Chester. His second wife was Gundred de Gournay, sister of Hugh de Gournay and daughter of Gerard de Gournay (who died about 1104) and Edith de Warenne, daughter of William Warenne.
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 18A:22 (New line added to 8th Edition)
• Background Information. 141
Nele d'Aubigny was the younger son of Roger and the brother of William. He was living during the early part of Henry I's reign and was a frequent member of the King's entourage. Nele was of service to the King at the battle of Tinchebrai, and was rewarded with a grant of the English lands that Robert de Stuteville had held. As faithful subjects to Henry I, Nele and his brother William fought for him at the victory over the French King at Bréule, 20 Aug 1119.
In some sources, such as Christopher Bank's Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Vol. I, p. 440, Nele's son Roger became a Mowbray via his grandmother Amicia. Cokayne's Complete Peerage says that he received a grant of Montbrai and other forfeited lands in Normandy of Robert de Montbrai, Earl of Northumberland whose wife he had married.
He founded the priory of Hurst in Axholme, Lincolnshire as a cell of Nostell and gave Aldburgh near Masham, Yorkshire, to Pontigny.
Nele's first wife, according to Cokayne's Complete Peerage, was Maud, sometime wife of Robert de Mowbray, Earl of Horthumberland, sister of Gibert and daughter of Richer de l'aigle, by Judith, sister of Hugh, Earl of Chester. His second wife, whom he married in June 1118, at the King's instance, was Gundred, sister of Hugh and daughter of Gerard de Gournay and his wife Edith who was the daughter of William de Warenne, the first earl of Surrey. Nele died 21 or 26 Nov 1129. Gundred is said to have been living in Oct 1159. [Dugdale, Mon., v. p.353, col.2]
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Mowbray), Vol.IX, p. 367-369
Nigel married Gundrada de Gournay, daughter of Gérard Seigneur de Gournay and Edeva de Warenne, in Jun 1118 141,112.,160 (Gundrada de Gournay was born about 1090 in Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy.)