This part of our family tree traces the descendants of the Seigneur de Varrene through William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey who accompanied Duke William of Normandy in 1066 to Isabel Plantagenet who married Magna Charta Surety Roger Bigod.  Isabel's brother, William de Warren, 6th Earl of Surrey, was named in the Magna Charta as an Advisor to King John.

    There are also links to the Kings of Scotland and France as well as links to the families of Plantagenet and Bigod.

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Generation One
Rudolf I Seigneur de Varrene
Born circa 998
Died before 1059

Rudolf married to Beatrix de Vascoeuil (1020 - 1059), a daughter of Vicomte Tesselin of Rouen and a niece of Gunnor of Crêpon, wife of Richard I "the Fearless", 3rd Duke of Normandy.
Rudolf and Beatrix had a son:

Generation Two
Rudolf II de Warenne
Rudolf married to Emma and they had a son:

Generation Three
William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey who accompanied Duke William in 1066 and was present at the Battle of Hastings.
Died on June 24, 1088 at Pevensey, Sussex
    William married before 1077 to Gundred who died  on May 27, 1085; and was a daughter or perhaps a sister of Gherbod the Fleming. (See Fredrick Lewis Weis: The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, Baltimore, 1999, Line 158-1, George Andews Moriarty: The Plantagenet Ancestry of King Edward III and Queen Philippa, Mormon Pioneer Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1985, page 184 and the sources quoted therein.)

Gundred was said by Sir Bernard Burke and possibly others as well to have been a daughter of William the Conqueror and his wife Mathilda of Flanders, but this has been disproved. 
(See Burke: Dormant and Extinct Peerages, 1866, pages 568 and 569;  C.T.Clay: Early Yorkshire Charters and H. Prentout Études sur Quelques Points de l'Histoire de Guillame le Conquérant  as described under Surrey in The Complete Peerage.)
    William and Gundred had the following children:

Generation Four
William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Warren & Surrey
Died on May 11, 1138
William married to Isabel (also Elizabeth) de Crépi of Vermandois, daughter of Hugh "the Great" de Crépi, Count of Vermandois and his wife Adelaide de Vermandois.

William and Isabel had the following children:

Generation Five
William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Warren & Surrey
Born: 1119
Died on January 19, 1148 at Laodicea in the Holy Land while on crusade.

Crusaders crossing the desert
Stones of Crusaders
Crusaders were assailed by hunger, thirst
and the merciless sun on the way to Jerusalem.
Stones of the Crusaders
in modern Lebanon

William married to Ela Talvas and they had a daughter:

Generation Six
Isabel de Warenne
Born circa 1136
Died on July 12, 1203Arms of William Plantagenet
Isabel married in April 1164 to Hamelin Plantagenet of Anjou.
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Isabel and Hamelin had the following children:

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