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Cecilia was born 1055 in Normandy, France to William I of England (1027-1087) and Matilda of Flanders (c1031-1083) and died 30 July 1126 in Caen, Calvados, France of unspecified causes. Notable ancestors include William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom.

Cecilia of Normandy (or Cecily) is thought to be the eldest daughter of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders. Her brothers were Kings William II of England and Henry I of England. She was very close to her other brother, Robert Curthose, and was educated by the abbess Matilda.

She was entered into the Abbey of Caen at a young age by her parents. She became Abbess of Holy Trinity in 1112.

Cecilia died on 30 July 1126 in Caen, France. She was buried within the abbey walls. Her tomb is walled up without any opening being left through which it can be discovered. Her father was also buried in Caen.



Siblings


Offspring of William I of England and Matilda of Flanders (c1031-1083)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert III, Duke of Normandy (c1051-1134) 1051 (Normandy) 10 February 1134 (Cardiff Castle+ Glamorganshire+ Wales) Sybilla of Conversano (-1103)

Richard of Normandy (c1054-1081) 1054 Normandy 1081 New Forest, Hampshire
Adeliza of Normandy (c1055-1065) 1055 Normandy 1065
Cecilia of Normandy (c1055-1126) 1055 Normandy, France 30 July 1126 Caen, Calvados, France
William II of England (c1056-1100) 1056 Normandy, France 2 August 1100 New Forest, England, United Kingdom
Adela of Normandy (c1062-1138) 1062 Normandy, France 8 March 1138 Marcigny, Saône-et-Loire, France Stephen II, Count of Blois (c1045-1102)

Agatha of Normandy (c1064-c1079) 1064 1079
Constance of Normandy (c1066-1090) 1066 1090 Alain Fergent de Bretagne (c1060-1119)

Henry I of England (1068-1135) 13 June 1068 Selby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom 1 December 1135 St. Denis-le-Fermont near Gisors, Picardy, Lyons-la-Forêt, Eure, France Ansfrid (1070-)
Matilda of Scotland (c1080-1118)
Sybil Corbet (1077-)
Edith
Gieva de Tracy
Nest ferch Rhys (c1073-aft1136)
Isabel de Beaumont
Adeliza of Leuven (1103-1151)

Matilda of Normandy (c1061-1086) 1061 Normandy, France 1086 France





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