~1352, William son of William born in England, heir & s/o 1901536. John Fitz William & 1901537. Elizabeth Clinton.
~1357, Maud born in England, 2nd d/o 5910026. Ralph de Cromwell & 5910027. Maud de Bernak.
5/29/1373, Grant ... to Thomas, son and heir of Milo de Stapilton, and Joan, his wife, daughter of Sir John Fitzwilliam. Manor of Hathelsay and all lands in Easthathelsay, Middle Hathelsay, and West Hathelsay, … Witnesses: Lord John Fitzwilliam, William Fitzwilliam, Thomas de Reresby, knight, ..., Thomas de Wodehall, …” (S) UKNA.
~1375, William married Maud.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1378-9, William, his brother Edmund, and their parents taxed as residents of Sprotborough, Yorkshire.
Bef. 2/19/1384, William’s father died.
1384, William knighted.
5/5/1384, Richard Forster, clerk, to William Fitzwilliam, knight, and Matilda, his wife. 6s. annual rent from their lands in Letwelle.[Sheffield] (S) UKNA.
11/10/1384, Grant by William fitz William, knt., lord of Emelay, to the abbot and convent of Byland of all which they held of his fee in Emelay, Bentelay, and Denby. (S) Yorkshire Deeds, V5, Clay, 2013, P37.
11/10/1385, William de Birkyn, chaplain and John de Holmes, clerk, servants of Lord Brian de Stapelton, knight, to William Fitzwilliam, knight, Lord of Emley. Witnesses: Brian de Stapelton, knight, John Sayvyll, sen, knight, ... [Sheffield] (S) UKNA.
11/10/1386, Letters patent granting licence to Sir William Fitzwilliam, knight, to alienate in mortmain 17 marks of rent from the manor of Haddesley [Yorkshire] to two chaplains of the chapel of St John the Baptist, Middle Haddesley, to celebrate divine service daily for the soul of Thomas de Stapleton [married to his sister Joan]. (S) UKNA.
1/27/1387, Confirmation by Alexander, archbishop of York, by Inspeximus, - upon a licence obtained by William FitzWilliam, knight, to assign 17 marcs annual rent issuing from his manor of East, Midel, and Westhathelsay, held of John, King of Castile and Duke of Lancaster, as of the honour of Pontefract ... [York]. (S) Desc. Cat. of Ancient Deeds, 1890, P50.
7/3/1387, Sir Ralph de Crumwelle the younger and Sir Thomas Gray, lord of Hetton [Yorks., W.R.] and Sir Thomas Doumfrayville. On the marriage of Sir Ralph and Lady Joan Heron, sister of Sir Thomas Gray, which is to take place at Michaelmas next, Gray, Doumfrayville, John de Dranffeld and Hugh de Mitford bound to Sir Ralph and Sir William fitzWilliam in a certain sum of money. (S) UKNA.
4/10/1390 at Hathelsay, William Fitzwilliam, knight, son and heir of John Fitzwilliam, knight to John de Clynton, Ralph de Cromwell, Robert de Swilyngton, Robert de Rokley, knight, William Gascoigne … Manor of Hathelsay ... Witnesses: John Savyll, sen., John Savyll jun., Thomas de Reresby, knight, John Everyngham de Birkyn, Thomas Mauncell. (S) UKNA.
4/8/1398, William, Lord of Elmley and Sprotborough, died. (S) UKNA, IsPM: Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire.
5/6/1398, IPM of William FitzWilliam. York: He held Esthathelsay jointly with Maud his wife … Emlay in his demesne as of fee. Esthathelsay. The manor, … Emlay. The manor, … He died on 8 April last. John, aged 21 years and more, being born on 25 July, 1 Richard II, is his son and heir. Lincoln: … Nottingham: … (S) CIsPM.
4/6/1398, Order to the escheator in the counties of Nottingham ; York ; and Lincoln to take into the king’s hand and keep safely all the lands of William Fitz William. (S) CFRs.
1/19/1399, John Fitzwiliam, son of William, knight, granted to Maud, widow of William Fitzwilliam, knight, a rent of 50 marks from ... manors in dower. (S) Son John’s IPM at Nottingham.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
8/20/1411, “Matilda Fitzwilliam, lady of Hathilsay has received from Sir John Fitzwilliam, her son, 50 marks, her dower …” (S) UKNA.
1413, Maud sued by Saint Leonard’s Hospital for not receiving the “thrave of corn” due.
1415, Maud, Lady of Hathilsay, living.
Maud married 2nd Thomas Darcy, knt.
4/4/1417, Sir Thomas Darcy leased the manor of Haddlesey (in Birkin), Yorkshire (a Fitzwilliam family property) to his step-son, John Fitzwilliam, Knt., the said John to pay to Maud, wife of the said Thomas, paying 48 marks, 6 shillings, 8 pence p.a. ... Witnesses..., Thomas Clarell ... (S) Sheffield Archives, WWM/D/81.
11/4/1417, Lease. Sir Thomas Darcy to Sir John Fitzwilliam.
7/7/1417, Maud’s son John, Lord of Sprotborough, died.
1419, Thomas Darcy and his wife, Maud, acting as executrix of the will of William Fitz William, Knt., sued Richard Claypham, of Allerton, Nottinghamshire, yeoman for a reasonable account during the time he was receiver of money for the said William. (S) CCPs, CP40/634, 132f.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P349. (S) The Peerage of Ireland, Lodge, 1789, P166.
Child of William and Maud: [2 sons, 2 daughters]
i. John Fitz William (475384), born 7/25/1377 in England.