Adela of Normandy, countess of Blois, Chartres, and Meaux was born circa 1062 in Normandy, France to William I of England (1027-1087) and Matilda of Flanders (c1031-1083) and died 8 March 1138 Marcigny, Saône-et-Loire, France of unspecified causes. She married Stephen II, Count of Blois (c1045-1102) 1080 JL . William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rollo of Normandy (860-932), Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.

Adela of Normandy, of Blois, or of England, also known as Saint Adela in Roman Catholicism, was Countess of Blois, Chartres, and Meaux by marriage to Stephen II, Count of Blois (c1045-1102). She was regent of Blois during the absence of her spouse in 1096-1100 and 1101-02, and during the minority of her son from 1102 until 1120.

She was a daughter of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders. She was also the mother of Stephen, King of England and Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester.


Offspring of Stephen II, Count of Blois and Adela of Normandy (c1062-1138)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Guillaume of Blois (c1086-1150) 1086 Blois 1150 Agnes de Sully (c1085-c1102)
Theobald II, Count of Champagne (c1088-1152) 1088 Blois, France 8 January 1152 Mathilde von Spanheim (c1107-c1160)
Odo of Blois (c1090-) 1090 Blois
Adélaïde de Blois (c1092-c1139) 1092 Blois 1139 Milon de Montlhéry (1085-1118)
Humbert of Blois (c1094-) 1094 Blois
Stephen of England (c1095-1154) 1095 Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France 25 October 1154 Dover Priory, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom Damette (c1095-) Damette (c1095-) Matilda de Boulogne (1105-1152)
Maud of Blois (c1097-1120) 1097 Blois 25 November 1120 English Channel Richard d'Avranches, 2nd Earl of Chester (1094-1120)
Henry of Blois (c1098-1171) 1098 Blois 8 August 1171
Agnes of Blois (c1099-1129) 1099 Blois 1129 Hugh III du Puiset (-1132)
Alix of Blois (c1100-1145) 1100 Blois 1145 Renaud de Joigny (c1090-1134)
Eléonore of Blois (c1104-1147) 1102 1147 Raoul I de Vermandois (1085-1152)

Offspring of Stephen II, Count of Blois and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sybille de Blois (c1100-c1147) 1100 1147 Hervé II de Léon (c1110-1168)


#g1: Offspring of William I of England (1027-1087) 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) 1054, Normandy 1081, New Forest, Hampshire
Adeliza of Normandy (c1055) 1055, Normandy 1065,
Cecilia of Normandy (c1055) 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
Matilda of Normandy (c1061-1086) 1061, Normandy, France 1086, France
Adela of Normandy (c1062) 1062, Normandy, France 8 March 1138, Marcigny, Saône-et-Loire, France Stephen II, Count of Blois (c1045-1102)
Agatha of Normandy (c1064) 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 (bef1135-) + Gieva de Tracy (bef1135-) + Nest ferch Rhys (c1073-aft1136) + Isabel de Beaumont (bef1135-) + Adeliza of Leuven (1103-1151)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • wikipedia:en:Adela of Normandy
  • Kimberly LoPrete, Adela of Blois and Ivo of Chartres: Piety, Politics, and the Peace in the Diocese of Chartres, Anglo-Norman Studies 19
  • Kimberly LoPrete, The Anglo-Norman Card of Adela of Blois, Albion 22 (1990)
  • Parsons, John Carmi. Medieval Mothering (New Middle Ages), 1996
₪ Wedding
  • between 1080 and 1083, around her fifteenth birthday

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