~1420, William Tirell ‘the elder’ born in England, s/o 369380. John Tyrell & 369381. Alice Coggeshall.
~1420, Margaret born in Maldon, Essex, England, d/o 369382. Sir Robert Darcy & 369383. Alice Fitzlangley.
4/2/1437, William’s father died, his older brother Thomas the heir.
~1440, William married Margaret.
11/4/1445, Commitment of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk to William Tyrell, the elder, as sheriff. (S) CFRs.
3/6/1446, Walter Estoft, … to Thomas Tyrell knight, John de Veer earl of Oxford, …, William Tyrell the elder and Thomas Scargyll, … Quitclaim with warranty, … of the manor and advowson of Bobbyngworth co. Essex. (S) CCRs.
8/8/1450, Commission to collect a subsidy of 6d of every person having an estate of freehold of the clear yearly value of 20s … William Chaumberleyn knight, … William Tyrell, … county of Suffolk. (S) CFRs.
11/29/1451, William Tyrell the elder, esquire, appointed escheator for Norfolk and Suffolk. (S) CFRs.
10/2/1452, Grant by John Wolcy of Yoxford, Suffolk, to William Tyrell, esquire, Edmund Thurston, …, of his messuage and his tenement called 'Aynalays' with all appurtenances in Yoxford, Suffolk. (S) UKNA.
1454, William, escheator of Norfolk and Suffolk.
5/14/1455, Commitment to Robert Whytyngham, esquire, and William Tyrell, esquire, of the keeping of the manors … co. Norfolk, … in the king’s hands by the death of John Clyfton, knight. (S) CFRs.
5/22/1455, 1st Battle of St. Albans, a Yorkist victory.
1455-56, Parties: Elizabeth, lady Say, late the wife of John Montgomery (will be executed with William), knight & Thomas Tirell, knight, William Tirell, Esq., … Place or Subject: The manor of Chalton: [Hants]. (S) UKNA.
1459, William, Knight of Shire and M.P. for Suffolk. [In the same year his older brother Thomas Tyrell, knight, is Sheriff of Essex and Hertford.]
11/8/1459, Commitment to Thomas Ormond, esquire, by mainprise of William Tirell of Gippyng, co. Suffolk, the elder, esquire. (S) CFRs.
7/10/1460, At the Battle of Northampton, King Henry VI captured by Yorkists.
1460-61, William knighted.
2/22/1461, William, knt. of Gipping, near Stowmarket, Suffolk, a Lancastrian, executed for treason against soon-to-be King Edward IV. [His companions executed were John, Earl of Oxford, Aubrey de Vere, Sir Thomas Tuddenham, and Sir John Montgomery.]
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P395.
· In Melford church there is a stainglass portrait of Margaret.
· Contemporary William Tyrell ‘the younger’, of Beche, is this William’s younger half-brother.
Children of William and Margaret:
i. Sir James Tyrell, born ~1445 in Suffolk, England.
James, eldest son, married Anne Arundell of Lanherne.
5/1471, James, a Yorkist, knighted by King Edward IV after the battle of Tewkesbury.
7/1482, Sir James made knight-banneret by Gloucester during the Scottish campaign.
1483, Sir James at the coronation of Richard III and Anne.
[Many believe he was an accomplice in the murders of the Princes in the Tower.]
5/6/1502, Sir James beheaded for treason.
ii. Eleanor Tyrell (92345), born 1460 in England.