He died in 1202 and was succeeded by his son William de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey.A daughter, named Adela, was the mistress of her cousin King John of William Plantagenet, otherwise known as William de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey (1166 - 1240), was the son of Hamelin de Warenne and Isabel, daughter of William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey.where the castle still dominates the skyline and the majority of the buildings in the center of town have Elizabethan and Georgian facades.Lewes lies 50 miles south of London and it was from this stronghold Earl Warren possessed the Manors of Charleture and Bennington in Lincolnshire, lands in Shropshire, Essex, Suffolk, Oxford, Hants, Cambridgeshire, Bucks, Huntingdon, Beds, Norfolk, and Yorks.His father Hamelin granted him the manor of Appleby, in the William was one of the few barons who remained loyal to king John (who was his cousin) during the king's difficulties with the barons, when they sought for the French prince to assume the English throne, and is listed as one of those who advised John to accede to the Magna Carta.His allegiance only faltered a few times when the king's cause looked hopeless. September 27, 1304), 7th Earl of Surrey or Warenne, was prominent during the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.
That Ralph or Raoul de Warrenne was father of William, first Earl of Warren and Surrey, is indisputable, for in the list of the principal benefactors of the Abbey of Holy Trinity at Rouen, we find his name "Raoul de Warrenne, father of the first Earl of Warren and Surrey.", and in Chapter XXXIII his two sons William and Ralph are named.
Foster, in his Royal Lineage of England, shows that Matilda or Maud, daughter of Baldwin V., Earl of Flanders, was descended both from Alfred the Great, King of England, and Charlemagne; Baldwin II.
having married the daughter of King Alfred, and their son Arnulf I.
Genealogists will, we suppose, continue to differ with regard to the descent of William de Warrenne, first Earl of Warren and Surrey; but whether we look upon him as sprung from Walter de St.
Martin (which is our opinion), from Hugh, Bishop of Coutances, or Nicholas de Basqueville, who are all said to have married nieces of Gunnora, William de Warrenne stands out in history as the potent young Norman noble who accompanied William the Conqueror to England, and having distinguished himself at the battle of Hastings, obtained an immense portion of the public spoliation.