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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sir William Fitz William & Isabel Deincourt

7606144. Sir William Fitz William & 7606145. Isabel Deincourt

~1270, William born in England, heir & s/o 15212288. William Fitz Thomas & 15212289. Agnes de Grey.

~1280, Isabel born in England, d/o 15212290. Edmund Deyncourt & 15212291.

By 1294, William of full age, an executor of his father’s will.

1295, William served in the retinue of Edmund Deyncourt.

[––William & Isabel––]

~1298, William married Isabel.

7/22/1298, William at the battle of Falkirk and the defeat of William Wallace.

7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1308, William and his brother Edmund accused of trespassing by Maud de la Wodehall.

1311, Sir William fitz William, of Sprotborough and Emley co. York, son and heir of Sir William fitz Thomas, coheir to Agnes d/o Roger Bertram, lord of Mitford.

5/20/1317, Licence for Edmund Deyncurt (15212290) to enfeoff William son of William de Elmeleye (7606144), of … for the latter to regrant the same to Joan late the wife of Edmund (121690946) son of John Deyncourt for her life, with remainder to Isabella daughter of Edmund son of John Deyncourt and the heirs male of her body. (S) CPRs.

6/18/1317, Licence for Edmund Deyncurt (15212290) to enfeoff William son of William de Elmeleye, of … to regrant the same to Edmund for life … successive remainders to Hamo de Mascy and Joan (widow of 121690946) his wife for her life, and upon the death of Isabella, daughter of Edmund son of John Deyncurt, and the heirs male of her body, and failing such issue, to the said Edmund and his heirs. (S) CPRs.

9/19/1317, Edward II to William fitz William: summons to come to him at York. (S) UKNA.

1319, Sir William fitzWilliam, lord of Emley, to John de Newton, chaplain. A toft and a bovate in Newton … Given at Sprotbrough. (S) UKNA.

7/18/1319, William fitz William to choose footmen for array in the West Riding. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Scotland.

1321, William pardoned for actions against Hugh le Despenser, senior and junior, on testimony of his cousin Richard de Grey, Lord Grey of Condor.

12/27/1324, Sir William Fitz William of Emley and Sprotborough, had license to settle the manors of Emley and Darrington on his eldest surviving son, Sir John, and failing male heirs of John on his 3rd son Thomas. (S) FMG.

12/27/1325, “To William Fitzwilliam and Isabel, his wife, to levy a fine to Edmund Deyncourt. In the manor of Emeleye, held of the King, as of his manor of Wakefield; and his manor of Darthington, held of the King as of his Honour of Pontefract, as the King is informed by Inquisition … To be to the use of William and Isabella. …” (S) UKNA.

2/9/1326, Final Concord. Plaintiffs: William Fitzwilliam and Isabel, his wife. Deforciant: Edmund Deyncourt. Manors of Emeleye and Darthington, with all appurtenances. (S) UKNA.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

3/13/1327, Commission of oyer and terminer to William fitz William, Richard de Wylughby, … William de Roderham, killed at Warsop, co. Nottingham. (S) CPRs.

4/5/1327, William summoned against the Scots.

1327, Gaol delivery at York Castle, Wm son of William of Emley, kt, John his son and Brian of Thornhill, accused of killing Richard Playce at Dringhouses, put themselves on the county are found not guilty.

By 12/1327, Isabel’s father died.

1330-31, General release: Gilbertus son of William de Skelmarthorp to Lord William Fitz William knight. (S) UKNA.

6/26/1334, Commission of oyer and terminer to Richard de Wylughby … William fitz William, , …, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.

3/4/1338, William living.

Bef. 1342, William, knt. of Sprotborough, Emley, Dalton, and Darrington, Yorkshire, died; Isabel surviving.


1342-3, The manor of Emley, belonging to Isabel was attacked by John de Wombwell.

5/18/1343, Commission of oyer … on complaint by Isabella late the wife of William le fitz William … (S) CPRs.

11/20/1345, “John Fitzwilliam of Emlay, knight, to William Frankys de Cateby and John de Gray.
Confirming a grant made by his mother, Isabella de Emlay, of 20 acres of land and a third part of one toft, with appurtenances, in Sprotburgh and Cateby.” (S) UKNA.

1347, Receipt: John de Malgher, Collector for crown, from Lady Isabella widow of William Fitz William 40s for Darthington. (S) UKNA.

5/29/1348, Demise by John son of Sir William, Knt., to Robt. Loveday of Dalton of one messuage …, the said Robt. holds by demise of Isabella, the grantor's mother, for her life for 24s. 6d. rent; for 40 years after her death at the same rent.

5/29/1348, Demise by John son of Sir William, Knt., to Robt. Loveday … said Robt. holds by demise of Isabella, the grantor's mother, …

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

1348, Letter of Attorney, Isabelle widow of William FitzWilliam kt, to Hugh of Elmessale to give seisin to John, son of Brian of Thornhill, clerk, of the hospital of St Edmund's Chapel Doncaster. (S) UKNA.

1348, A note of bequests and gifts. Made by Sir John Fitzwilliam 'in the time of the pestilence', to Lady Joan, his wife, Lady Isabel, his mother, and John, his son, and containing a summary of his possessions in Plumbtre, Sprotburgh and Emelie. (S) UKNA.

7/25/1348, Isabel wrote her will. “In Dei nomine, Amen. Ego Isabella, quae fui uxor Domini Willielmi filii
Willielmi de Emelay militis, … Item Johanni filio meo [John my son] … jumentum Item Dominae Johannae uxori ejusdem Johannis filii mei [Joan wife of my son John] ….  Item Margaretae filiae  … Item Johannae filiae meae … Item Isabellae filiae meae … .  Item Agneti filiae meae … Item Johanni et Willielmo filiis Johannis filii mei [John and William sons of my son John] … Item Elizabethae filiae Johannis filii mei [Elizabeth daughter of my son John] … [many persons named including ‘Sir William Trussebut’ and his wife Joan, ‘Sir William Deyncourt’, ‘Sir John Deyncourt’ the younger, ‘Elizabeth daughter of Adam de Newmarch’]. (All translated using internet tools.)

7/1348, Isabel died.

8/5/1348, Writ to escheator in the county of York to make inquisiton into the lands and heir of Isabel late the wife of William Fitz William of Emeley. (S) CFRs.

Isabel died.

Family notes:

·         By 1/8/1327 record, Edmund (15212290, b.~1255, d.1326) & Edmund (121690946, b.~1250, d.1317) are related, and both sons of ‘John’. The relationship is unknown. Neither is their relationship to William (15210574, b.~1300, d.1364), heir of Edmund (15212290) by deed.

 (S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P330.

Children of William and Isabel:

i. William Fitz William, born ~1300 in England.

3/21/1322, William hanged at London after the battle of Boroughbridge; fighting with Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and the Marcher Lords, against King Edward II and the Despensers.

ii. John Fitz William (3803072), born ~1306 in England.

iii. Agnes Fitzwilliam, born ? in England.

Agnes married Sir Adam de Newmarch of Womersley, Yorkshire.

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