1st crusade


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Stephen le Grosse, Earl of Albemarle, accompanied Robert Duke of Normandy in his expedition to Palestine. From him the families bearing the name of Aston derive their descent; and through Aveline de Tortibus all the honors of the house of Albemarle went to the Earl of Devon. The Descendants of Stephen le Grosse long flourished in Dorsetshire.

He is also known as, Étienne de Blois Champagne, Étienne II d'Aumale, Stephen de Aumâle, Earl Of Ablemarle and Stephen d'Aumale.