William 3 (Male) fitzOsbern, d. 1071
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Event (20)
Battle (1)
 Battle of Hastings: The entry lists all personalities listed by William of Poitiers as participants of the Battle of Hastings.: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  II.15 - 24 (1066)
Birth (1)
 Bates293 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Remigius 1 of Lincoln, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his French and English officials and faithful men of Oxfordshire that he orders that Abbot Edwin 38 and the abbey of Westminster shall hold the manor of Islip, in which King Edward 15 was born, with everything belonging to it, as the aforesaid king granted it, and as he endowed the church with it at the time of its dedication.: Bates293    (1067 x 1068)
Charter-witnessing (10)
 Bates138 - William 1 consents to Leofric 60's grant to Exeter: King William 1 consents to Bishop Leofric 60 of Exeter’s grant to the church of St Peter of Exeter to supplement the canons’ food of 7 hides (mansi) in Bampton, Aston and Chimney, all in Oxforshire, and Holcombe, Devon, with fields, woods, meadows, cultivated and uncultivated land, profits and revenues, free of all payments, with the exception of military service and the construction and restoration of bridges and towns.: Bates138   
 Bates150 - William 1 granting to Ghent, St Peter's: King William 1 grants to the abbey of Saint-Pierre au Mont-Blandin of Ghent and to Abbot Everelm 1 the manor of Lewisham, with everything belonging to it, namely East Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham and Coombe, Kent, as they were granted by King Edward 15 and, long before, by Ælfthryth 5, a member of the royal kingdred, whom Count Baldwin 2 the Bald of Flanders took from England as his wife. William 1 also grants nearby lands within his forest which is called Andred (i.e. the Weald), namely Ashour in cowden, Ivelands, Wickenden, Shernden in Edenbridge and Sandherste (which comprised Wickens and The Moat in Cowden) to repair the houses belonging to the abbey. Within London, he grants the land given by King Edward 15, namely part of Warmansacre with the wharf which belongs to it, and with its fairs, markets, stalls and shops, and its revenues with customs, rights, toll and wharf-dues. : Bates150    (1081)
 Bates181 - William 1 confirming foundation of London, St Martin-le-Grand: King William 1, at Ingelric 1’s request, confirms the foundation of the collegiate church of St Martin-le-Grand, which Ingelric 1 and his brother Eirard 1 had built and endowed within the walls of the city of London out of their own possession.: Bates181    (1068)
 Bates213 - William 1 confirming grant to Mont-Saint Michel: King William 1 agrees to and attests the grant by which Robert 9, count of Mortain, having had St Michael’s banner with him in battle, has granted St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall to the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, with land of half a hide.: Bates213  Version II (1070 x 1085)
 Bates216 - William 1 confirming land of Peterborough: King William 1, at the request of Abbot Brand 2, confirms the lands which his brother and their relatives (propinqui) held under King Edward. The lands, namely Scotter, Scotton, Manton, Raventhorpe, Messingham, Cleatham, Hibaldstow, Walcot, all in Lincs., and North Mushkam, Notts., and their outliers have been given to the abbey of Peterborough. Version II specifies: 7 carucates less 2 bovates in Walcot, 1 carucate and 1 church in Alkborough, Lincs., half a carucate in Althorp, Lincs., and 1 carucate and 2 bovates in North Mushkam.: Bates216    (1066 x 1067)
 Bates232 - William 1 granting land to Rouen, La Trinité-du-Mont: King William 1, at the suggestion of William 3 fitzOsbern, grants Hardmondsworth with its church and everything appertaining to the abbey of La Trinité-du-Mont of Rouen, in the presence of Abbot Rainier 1 and two monks named Nicholas 4 and William 26 . The grant was handed over with a knife, which the king in jest gave to the abbot as if making to drive it into the palm of his hand, saying ‘thus ought land to be given’.: Bates232    (1069)
 Bates254 - William 1 and Matilda 2 granting to Paris, Saint-Denis: King William 1 and Matilda 2 grant the church of Deerhurst, Gloucs., to the abbey of Saint-Denis, as King Edward 15 had given it to Baldwin 5 a monk of Saint-Denis, before he became abbot of Bury St Edmunds. They also confirm King Edward 15's gift of Taynton, Oxfordshire.: Bates254    (1069)
 Bates286 - William 1 restoring land to Wells: King William 1, moved by the prayers of Bishop Giso 1 of Wells, restores 30 hides at Banwell, Avon, to the cathedral church of Wells, which Giso 1’s predecessor, Duduc 6, had given to the church, and which King Harold 3 had taken away. These are given with everything belonging to them.: Bates286    (1068)
 Bates290 - William 1 confirming lands of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 confirms lands of the monks of St Peter's, Westminster, and concludes agreements with them concerning Windsor and the royal regalia.: Bates290    (1067)
 Bates345 - William 1 granting land to Wulfstan 55: King William 1 grants 2 hides in Cookley Wood near Kingsford in Wolverley, Worcs., to Bishop Wulfstan 55 for the use of the monks of St Mary’s, Worcs..: Bates345  Version I (1066 x 1068)
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (1)
 Bates181 - William 1 confirming foundation of London, St Martin-le-Grand: King William 1, at Ingelric 1’s request, confirms the foundation of the collegiate church of St Martin-le-Grand, which Ingelric 1 and his brother Eirard 1 had built and endowed within the walls of the city of London out of their own possession.: Bates181    (1068)
Confirmation of land/privileges (9)
 Bates104 - writ of William 1 in favour of Coventry: King William 1 notifies Bishop Peter 10 of Chester, William 3 fitzOsbern, Earl Hugh 8 of Chester, and all other earls, barons, sheriffs and other faithful men and officials, both French and English, that he has granted to the abbey of St Mary of Coventry and to Abbot Leofwine 85 all the grants made by Earl Leofric 49, with sake and soke and toll and team, as confirmed by the charters of William 1’s kinsman, King Edward 15.: Bates104    (1070 x 1071)
 Bates152 - writ of William 1 in favour of Gloucester, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his barons and officials in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire that he has restored and confirmed to the abbey of St Peter’s, Gloucester, all the lands held unjustly by Archbishop Thomas 2 of York, namely Northleach, Oddington and Standish.: Bates152    (1070 x 1087)
 Bates181 - William 1 confirming foundation of London, St Martin-le-Grand: King William 1, at Ingelric 1’s request, confirms the foundation of the collegiate church of St Martin-le-Grand, which Ingelric 1 and his brother Eirard 1 had built and endowed within the walls of the city of London out of their own possession.: Bates181    (1068)
 Bates216 - William 1 confirming land of Peterborough: King William 1, at the request of Abbot Brand 2, confirms the lands which his brother and their relatives (propinqui) held under King Edward. The lands, namely Scotter, Scotton, Manton, Raventhorpe, Messingham, Cleatham, Hibaldstow, Walcot, all in Lincs., and North Mushkam, Notts., and their outliers have been given to the abbey of Peterborough. Version II specifies: 7 carucates less 2 bovates in Walcot, 1 carucate and 1 church in Alkborough, Lincs., half a carucate in Althorp, Lincs., and 1 carucate and 2 bovates in North Mushkam.: Bates216    (1066 x 1067)
 Bates290 - William 1 confirming lands of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 confirms lands of the monks of St Peter's, Westminster, and concludes agreements with them concerning Windsor and the royal regalia.: Bates290    (1067)
 Bates293 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Remigius 1 of Lincoln, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his French and English officials and faithful men of Oxfordshire that he orders that Abbot Edwin 38 and the abbey of Westminster shall hold the manor of Islip, in which King Edward 15 was born, with everything belonging to it, as the aforesaid king granted it, and as he endowed the church with it at the time of its dedication.: Bates293    (1067 x 1068)
 Bates294 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Remigius 1 of Lincoln, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his French and English officials and faithful men of Hertfordshire that he has granted and confirmed to the abbey of Westminster the manor of Aldenham, Herts., which consists of 10 hides, with everything belonging to it as it was held in the time of King Edward 15 and his predecessors, and as it was sworn in King William 1’s time that the abbey had long held it.: Bates294    (1067 x 1068)
 Bates295 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Ealdred 37 of York, Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Earl William 3 fitzOsbern, and all his thegns of Gloucs., Worcs., and Oxfordshire that he has confirmed the land in Pershore, Worcs., and Deerhurst, Gloucs., to the abbey of Westminster, as King Edward 15 gave them.: Bates295    (1066 x 1069)
 Bates298 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Walkelin 1 of Winchester, Abbot Wulfwald 1 of Chertsey, William 3 fitzOsbern dapifer, Geoffrey 10, son of count Eustace 1 and all his French and English barons and officials of Surrey, that he has granted to the abbey of Westminster and Abbot Edwin 38 the small manor of Claygate, Surrey, as it was given by Earl Tosti 4 and Countess Leofrun 7, and as they were conceded and confirmed by King Edward 15.: Bates298    (1066 x 1071)
Grant and Gift (9)
 Bates 11 - writ of William 1 in favour of Bath: King William 1 and Earl William 3 inform Bishop Giso 1 (of Wells), Eadnoth 17 the staller, Tofig 2 the sheriff, and all William 1’s thegns in Somerset that he has granted the land of Charlcombe, Somerset, to Abbot Wulfwald 1 and to the abbey of St Peter’s, Bath, as fully and freely as it ever was held.: Bates11    (1066 x 1068)
 Bates104 - writ of William 1 in favour of Coventry: King William 1 notifies Bishop Peter 10 of Chester, William 3 fitzOsbern, Earl Hugh 8 of Chester, and all other earls, barons, sheriffs and other faithful men and officials, both French and English, that he has granted to the abbey of St Mary of Coventry and to Abbot Leofwine 85 all the grants made by Earl Leofric 49, with sake and soke and toll and team, as confirmed by the charters of William 1’s kinsman, King Edward 15.: Bates104    (1070 x 1071)
 Bates138 - William 1 consents to Leofric 60's grant to Exeter: King William 1 consents to Bishop Leofric 60 of Exeter’s grant to the church of St Peter of Exeter to supplement the canons’ food of 7 hides (mansi) in Bampton, Aston and Chimney, all in Oxforshire, and Holcombe, Devon, with fields, woods, meadows, cultivated and uncultivated land, profits and revenues, free of all payments, with the exception of military service and the construction and restoration of bridges and towns.: Bates138   
 Bates150 - William 1 granting to Ghent, St Peter's: King William 1 grants to the abbey of Saint-Pierre au Mont-Blandin of Ghent and to Abbot Everelm 1 the manor of Lewisham, with everything belonging to it, namely East Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham and Coombe, Kent, as they were granted by King Edward 15 and, long before, by Ælfthryth 5, a member of the royal kingdred, whom Count Baldwin 2 the Bald of Flanders took from England as his wife. William 1 also grants nearby lands within his forest which is called Andred (i.e. the Weald), namely Ashour in cowden, Ivelands, Wickenden, Shernden in Edenbridge and Sandherste (which comprised Wickens and The Moat in Cowden) to repair the houses belonging to the abbey. Within London, he grants the land given by King Edward 15, namely part of Warmansacre with the wharf which belongs to it, and with its fairs, markets, stalls and shops, and its revenues with customs, rights, toll and wharf-dues. : Bates150    (1081)
 Bates213 - William 1 confirming grant to Mont-Saint Michel: King William 1 agrees to and attests the grant by which Robert 9, count of Mortain, having had St Michael’s banner with him in battle, has granted St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall to the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, with land of half a hide.: Bates213  Version II (1070 x 1085)
 Bates232 - William 1 granting land to Rouen, La Trinité-du-Mont: King William 1, at the suggestion of William 3 fitzOsbern, grants Hardmondsworth with its church and everything appertaining to the abbey of La Trinité-du-Mont of Rouen, in the presence of Abbot Rainier 1 and two monks named Nicholas 4 and William 26 . The grant was handed over with a knife, which the king in jest gave to the abbot as if making to drive it into the palm of his hand, saying ‘thus ought land to be given’.: Bates232    (1069)
 Bates254 - William 1 and Matilda 2 granting to Paris, Saint-Denis: King William 1 and Matilda 2 grant the church of Deerhurst, Gloucs., to the abbey of Saint-Denis, as King Edward 15 had given it to Baldwin 5 a monk of Saint-Denis, before he became abbot of Bury St Edmunds. They also confirm King Edward 15's gift of Taynton, Oxfordshire.: Bates254    (1069)
 Bates345 - William 1 granting land to Wulfstan 55: King William 1 grants 2 hides in Cookley Wood near Kingsford in Wolverley, Worcs., to Bishop Wulfstan 55 for the use of the monks of St Mary’s, Worcs..: Bates345  Version I (1066 x 1068)
 Beorhtheah 2.grant to Æthelric 80: Bishop Beorhtheah 2 coming from Berkshire had little land in Worcestershire, but granted certain members of Hallow, namely Himbleton, Spetchley, and Wolverton, and one hide in Whittington to Æthelric 80 his brother. William 3 seized them from him.: Hemming.Codicellus  266
Journey (1)
 Bates150 - William 1 granting to Ghent, St Peter's: King William 1 grants to the abbey of Saint-Pierre au Mont-Blandin of Ghent and to Abbot Everelm 1 the manor of Lewisham, with everything belonging to it, namely East Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham and Coombe, Kent, as they were granted by King Edward 15 and, long before, by Ælfthryth 5, a member of the royal kingdred, whom Count Baldwin 2 the Bald of Flanders took from England as his wife. William 1 also grants nearby lands within his forest which is called Andred (i.e. the Weald), namely Ashour in cowden, Ivelands, Wickenden, Shernden in Edenbridge and Sandherste (which comprised Wickens and The Moat in Cowden) to repair the houses belonging to the abbey. Within London, he grants the land given by King Edward 15, namely part of Warmansacre with the wharf which belongs to it, and with its fairs, markets, stalls and shops, and its revenues with customs, rights, toll and wharf-dues. : Bates150    (1081)
Marriage (1)
 Bates150 - William 1 granting to Ghent, St Peter's: King William 1 grants to the abbey of Saint-Pierre au Mont-Blandin of Ghent and to Abbot Everelm 1 the manor of Lewisham, with everything belonging to it, namely East Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham and Coombe, Kent, as they were granted by King Edward 15 and, long before, by Ælfthryth 5, a member of the royal kingdred, whom Count Baldwin 2 the Bald of Flanders took from England as his wife. William 1 also grants nearby lands within his forest which is called Andred (i.e. the Weald), namely Ashour in cowden, Ivelands, Wickenden, Shernden in Edenbridge and Sandherste (which comprised Wickens and The Moat in Cowden) to repair the houses belonging to the abbey. Within London, he grants the land given by King Edward 15, namely part of Warmansacre with the wharf which belongs to it, and with its fairs, markets, stalls and shops, and its revenues with customs, rights, toll and wharf-dues. : Bates150    (1081)
Oath-swearing/fealty (1)
 Bates294 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Remigius 1 of Lincoln, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his French and English officials and faithful men of Hertfordshire that he has granted and confirmed to the abbey of Westminster the manor of Aldenham, Herts., which consists of 10 hides, with everything belonging to it as it was held in the time of King Edward 15 and his predecessors, and as it was sworn in King William 1’s time that the abbey had long held it.: Bates294    (1067 x 1068)
Restoration of land/property (2)
 Bates152 - writ of William 1 in favour of Gloucester, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his barons and officials in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire that he has restored and confirmed to the abbey of St Peter’s, Gloucester, all the lands held unjustly by Archbishop Thomas 2 of York, namely Northleach, Oddington and Standish.: Bates152    (1070 x 1087)
 Bates286 - William 1 restoring land to Wells: King William 1, moved by the prayers of Bishop Giso 1 of Wells, restores 30 hides at Banwell, Avon, to the cathedral church of Wells, which Giso 1’s predecessor, Duduc 6, had given to the church, and which King Harold 3 had taken away. These are given with everything belonging to them.: Bates286    (1068)
Seizure of land (1)
 Beorhtheah 2.grant to Æthelric 80: Bishop Beorhtheah 2 coming from Berkshire had little land in Worcestershire, but granted certain members of Hallow, namely Himbleton, Spetchley, and Wolverton, and one hide in Whittington to Æthelric 80 his brother. William 3 seized them from him.: Hemming.Codicellus  266
Writ-issuing/sending (7)
 Bates 11 - writ of William 1 in favour of Bath: King William 1 and Earl William 3 inform Bishop Giso 1 (of Wells), Eadnoth 17 the staller, Tofig 2 the sheriff, and all William 1’s thegns in Somerset that he has granted the land of Charlcombe, Somerset, to Abbot Wulfwald 1 and to the abbey of St Peter’s, Bath, as fully and freely as it ever was held.: Bates11    (1066 x 1068)
 Bates104 - writ of William 1 in favour of Coventry: King William 1 notifies Bishop Peter 10 of Chester, William 3 fitzOsbern, Earl Hugh 8 of Chester, and all other earls, barons, sheriffs and other faithful men and officials, both French and English, that he has granted to the abbey of St Mary of Coventry and to Abbot Leofwine 85 all the grants made by Earl Leofric 49, with sake and soke and toll and team, as confirmed by the charters of William 1’s kinsman, King Edward 15.: Bates104    (1070 x 1071)
 Bates152 - writ of William 1 in favour of Gloucester, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his barons and officials in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire that he has restored and confirmed to the abbey of St Peter’s, Gloucester, all the lands held unjustly by Archbishop Thomas 2 of York, namely Northleach, Oddington and Standish.: Bates152    (1070 x 1087)
 Bates293 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Remigius 1 of Lincoln, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his French and English officials and faithful men of Oxfordshire that he orders that Abbot Edwin 38 and the abbey of Westminster shall hold the manor of Islip, in which King Edward 15 was born, with everything belonging to it, as the aforesaid king granted it, and as he endowed the church with it at the time of its dedication.: Bates293    (1067 x 1068)
 Bates294 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Remigius 1 of Lincoln, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his French and English officials and faithful men of Hertfordshire that he has granted and confirmed to the abbey of Westminster the manor of Aldenham, Herts., which consists of 10 hides, with everything belonging to it as it was held in the time of King Edward 15 and his predecessors, and as it was sworn in King William 1’s time that the abbey had long held it.: Bates294    (1067 x 1068)
 Bates295 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Ealdred 37 of York, Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Earl William 3 fitzOsbern, and all his thegns of Gloucs., Worcs., and Oxfordshire that he has confirmed the land in Pershore, Worcs., and Deerhurst, Gloucs., to the abbey of Westminster, as King Edward 15 gave them.: Bates295    (1066 x 1069)
 Bates298 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Walkelin 1 of Winchester, Abbot Wulfwald 1 of Chertsey, William 3 fitzOsbern dapifer, Geoffrey 10, son of count Eustace 1 and all his French and English barons and officials of Surrey, that he has granted to the abbey of Westminster and Abbot Edwin 38 the small manor of Claygate, Surrey, as it was given by Earl Tosti 4 and Countess Leofrun 7, and as they were conceded and confirmed by King Edward 15.: Bates298    (1066 x 1071)