~1368, William Willoughby born in England, heir & s/o 7605684. Lord Robert de Willoughby & 7605685. Margery la Zouche.
~1368, Lucy born in England, d/o 7605686. Lord Roger le Strange & 7605687. Aline de Arundel.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
3/16/1383, William a legatee in the 1st will of his father.
[––William & Lucy––]
Aft. 1/3/1382, at Middle, Shropshire, William married Lucy.
4/23/1382, Robert de Willoughby bound to Lady Aline le Strange and Philip le Despenser to enfeoff the said William and Lucy and their heirs with the manors of Wheatacre, Edgefield, and Walcott in co. Norfolk, or with land of equivalent value. … if the said Lucy, wife of William, Robert's eldest son, and daughter of Aline, should die within 5 years …, Robert and his heirs are to pay to Aline or Philip 400 marks within the two years after Lucy's death.
3/16/1383, Robert de Wylughby, lord of Eresby wrote his will: … Each of his sons except the eldest [William] to receive a pension of £20 for life from the manor of Willoughby. … are to pay to each of the testator's sons except the eldest a pension of £40 per annum, … All other lands held by the feoffees to go to the eldest son [William] and his heirs. If his son is not of age at his death, the feoffees are to give the sons proper maintenance. … (S) UKNA.
10/18/1391, William’s mother died.
3/10/1393, William de Wylughby, knight, nobleman, and Lucy his wife, noblewoman, of the diocese of Lincoln granted indult to have a portable altar. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V4, 1902, Regesta 34. [Likely associated with birth of Elizabeth.]
6/5/1395, “My sons … and Sir William, and Lucy, his wife” in the will of William’s father. William was given a diamond that belonged to the Earl of Suffolk. (S) Early Lincoln Wills, Gibbons, 1888, P90.
1396-1409, William summoned to parliament by writ.
8/9/1396, William’s father died. William, 5th Lord Willoughby of Eresby, Lincolnshire.
9/27/1396, Order to escheator in the county of Lincoln, to take the fealty of William de Wilughby, 'chivaler', son and heir of Robert de Wilughby. knight, and cause him to have full seisin of all the lands which his father held. (S) CFRs.
7/22/1397, “… for the celebration of the anniversaries of William of Thorp on 16th April and of Grace, his wife, on the feast of St. Edmund, King and Martyr. Witnesses: William de Willoughby, lord of Eresby, Ralph de Cromwell, lord of Tattershall, …” (S) UKNA.
12/14/1397, Commission to William de Wylughby, of Iresby, … county of Lincoln of disturbers of the peace … (S) CPRs.
1398, William and Lucy obtained a papal indult for plenary remisssion.
1398, Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford, and Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, to undergo a duel of honor. Richard II stopped the duel, and banished both men. He also disinherited Henry.
5/4/1398, William de Wylughby, knight, nobleman, and Lucy his wife, noble woman, of the diocese of Lincoln granted an indult that the confessor of their choice may grant them, being penitent, in some cases plenary remission in the hour of death. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V5, 1904, Regesta 58. [Likely associated with birth of Margery.]
5/15/1398, William de Wylughby, knight, nobleman, and his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln granted an indult to celebrate or cause to be celebrated, mass before daybreak. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V5, 1904, Regesta 58.
1399, Lucy died, buried at Spilsby, Lincolnshire. [4/15/1399, Writ for IPM of ‘Isabel’ late the wife of William de Wylouby, 'chivaler' in Lincoln. (S) CFRs.]
7/4/1399, Henry Bolingbroke [1st cousin of Richard II] landed at Ravenspur; then proceeded through the Lancastrian lands in the north and took York. [Henry IV invaded while Richard II was in Ireland.]
1399, William with Henry Bolingbroke, [now the Duke of Lancaster, his father having died in Febr.] in Yorkshire.
9/29/1399, William at the Tower when King Richard II abdicated.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England. [Richard II died a prisoner in the Tower.]
1399, William knighted.
11/12/1399, Commission de walliis et fossatis to Henry, earl of Northumberland, William de Wylughby, ‘chivaler,’ … town of Boston … county of Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
12/18/1399, Commission of array … William Willughby, ‘chivaler,’ Philip le Spenser, ‘chivaler,’ … parts of Lindesey, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
2/13/1400, Commitment to William de Wylughby, 'chivaler,' of the keeping of the manor of Gretham and all the lands and tenements in Myntyng and Gaudeby, co. Lincoln, late of Thomas late earl of Kent, which are in the king's hand by the forfeiture of the said late earl. (S) CFRs. [William married 2nd Thomas’ widowed daughter Joan.]
1400, William appointed a Knight of the Garter. (S) List of Knights of the Garter.
7/20/1401, Hamon Lestraunge to William de Wylughby, Thomas Erpyngham, Simon de Felbrigge, Robert de Morley knights, John Lestraunge the younger, … which the said Hamon and they had by feoffment of John Lestraunge knight … (S) CCRs.
7/30/1403, Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Willughby, ‘chivaler,’ to the custody of all lands in the county of Lincoln late of Thomas Umfrevyle, ‘chivaler,’ deceased, … minority of Thomas Umfrevyle, his son and heir … (S) CPRs.
8/1402-8/1404, William married 2nd Joan Holand, Duchess of York, widow of Sir Edmund Langeley, d/o Earl Thomas de Holand & Alice Fitzalan. [No children.]
2/12/1404, at Boston, … gild of St. George in the parish church of Boston, co. Lincoln … letters patent of William Ros, lord of Hamelak, William Wylughby, lord of Frisby, … they had been chosen by them as arbitrators … (S) CPRs.
2/5/1406, Licence … William de Wylughby, ‘chivaler,’ John son of Robert de Wylughby, ‘chivaler,’ … to grant in mortmain … (S) CPRs.
2/3/1407, “William of Willoughby, lord of Eresby, John, son of Robert de Willoughby, … and Robert of Kirkby, parson of Bolingbroke, to William Hardegray, master of the chantry of Spilsby, …” (S) UKNA.
12/1/1408, Order to the escheator in the county of Lincoln to take the Westminster, fealty of William de Wylughby and to deliver to him and Joan his wife the manor and soke of Castre, co. Lincoln … are held for life by Joan late the wife of Thomas late earl of Kent … the attorney of the said William de Wylughby, 'chivaler,' and Joan his wife, duchess of York, the second sister and heir of Edmund the late earl … (S) CFRs.
7/3/1409, Commission de walliis et fossatis to William de Wylughby, ‘chivaler,’ … co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
12/4/1409, William died at Edgefield, Norfolk; buried at Spilsby, Lincolnshire with Lucy.
12/10/1409, IPM for William de Wylughby, knight, lord of Eresby. Cambridge: … the manor of Oakington, parcel of the manor of Lilford in Northamptonshire, jointly with Joan his wife, who survives him … He died at Edgefield in Norfolk on 25 Nov. last, without issue by Joan. Robert his son and heir is aged 24 years and more. Norfolk: He held the manors of Edgefield, Walcott called ‘Esthalle’, and Wheatacre … the greater part of the demesne abuts on the seashore and strong winds cause the waves to overflow it … held jointly with Joan his wife, who survives him, the manors of Chedgrove, and Walcott … Suffolk: He held the manors of Ufford and Combs … Jointly with Joan his wife he held the manor of Bradfield … the manor of Bawdsey … Northampton: Jointly with Joan, duchess of York, his wife, he held the manor of Lilford … Lincoln: … messuage and profits of toll … (S) CIsPM.
2/26/1410, Order to give Joan late the wife of William de Wylughby knight livery of the manor of Hokyngton. (S) CCRs.
8/26/1415, Order, upon petition of Joan who was wife of Edmund duke of York … what in dower and for life after the duke's death and the death of William de Wylughby knight her husband … (S) CCRs.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P887.
Children of William and Lucy: [2 sons, 2 daughters]
i. Robert Willoughby, born ~1388 in England.
2/8/1410, Order to the escheator in the county of Lincoln to cause Robert de Wylughby, son and heir of William de Wylughby, 'chivaler,' to have full seisin of all the lands which his father held. (S) CFRs.
Robert, 6th Lord Willoughby, married Elizabeth, d/o 7605724. Earl John Montagu & 7605725. Maud Fraunceys.
10/25/1415, Robert at the battle of Agincourt.
2/23/1417, Order not to trouble Robert de Wylughby knight lord of Eresby for his homage … (S) CCRs.
ii. Elizabeth Willoughby (1901421), born 1393 in England.
iii. Margery Willoughby (1901429), born 1398 in England.