Matilda FitzRoy was born circa 1090 to Henry I of England (1068-1135) and Edith and died 25 November 1120 at the White Ship Disaster of drowning. She married Rotrou III du Perche (c1075-1144) . Notable ancestors include William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium.

White Ship Disaster


Doomed ship founders on Quilleboeuf Rock

The White Ship was a vessel that sank in the English Channel near the Normandy coast off Barfleur, on 25 Novemeber 1120. Only one of those aboard survived. Those who drowned included William Adelin, the only legitimate son and heir of King Henry I of England, his half-sister Matilda, and his half-brother Richard. This tragedy caused a major succession crisis for the House of Normandy.


Offspring of Matilda FitzRoy and Rotrou III du Perche (c1075-1144)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Philippe du Perche (c1105-c1152) 1105 1152 Hélie II du Maine (c1114-1151)

Félicie du Perche


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  • year of birth from wedding