King William Normandy ENGLAND, I
Queen Matilda Flanders ENGLAND
(Abt 1031-1083)
King Malcolm Canmore SCOTLAND, III
(Abt 1031-1093)
Queen Saint Margaret Cerdic SCOTLAND
(Abt 1043-1093)
King Henry ENGLAND, I
(Abt 1068-1135)
Queen Matilda Edith Scotland ENGLAND
(Abt 1079-1118)
Prince Richard ENGLAND
(Abt 1105-1119)


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Prince Richard ENGLAND

  • Born: Abt 1105, , , England
  • Died: 26 Sep 1119-1120, White Ship, Barfleur, Manche, France
  • Buried: 26 Sep 1119-1120, Sea, Barfleur, Manche, France

   Another name for Richard was ENGLAND Prince.

   Ancestral File Number: 8XJ0-N9.

   General Notes:

Prince of ENGLAND.

Drowned in the wreck of "The White Ship".

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Richard, Drowned in the White Ship 1120."

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905 Ch VIII p169:
Ch VIII p169: [1120] "...His son William embarked a little later than his father in the `White Ship,' with a brilliant company of young relatives and nobles. They were in a very hilarious mood, and celebrated the occasion by making the crew drunk. Probably they were none too sober themselves; certainly Stephen of Blois was saved to be king of England in his cousin's place, by withdrawing to another vessel when he saw the condition of affairs on the `White Ship.' It was night and probably dark. About a mile and a half from Barfleur the ship struck a rock, and quickly filled and sank. It was said that William would have escaped if he had not turned back at the cries of his sister, Henry's natural daughter, the Countess of Perche. All on board were drowned except a butcher of Rouen. Never perished in any similar calamity so large a number of persons of rank. Another child of Henry's, his natural son Richard, his niece Matilda, sister of Theobald and Stephen, a nephew of the Emperor Henry V, Richard, Earl of Chester, and his brother, the end of the male line of Hughof Avranches, and a crowd of others of only lesser rank. Orderic Vitalis records that he had heard that eighteen ladies perished, who were the daughters, sisters, nieces or wives of kings or earls. Henry is said to have fallen to the ground ina faint when the news was told to him, and never to have geen the same man again."

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Antonia Fraser, 1975, Alfred Knopf, p24: "Illegitimate, died 1120..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XJ0-N9 Died 1119/1120, TPHE Died 1120.

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