~1175, William born in England, s/o 16886916. Hugh Pantulf & 16886917. Christina FitzAlan.
1205, William received scutage of his father. William’s brothers Ivo and Hugh have land grants in Stottesden.
1210, William Pantulf of Wem, knight, served in King John’s Irish campaign.
1/1215, 10 marks paid to Henry fitz Count, Hugh Pantulf, and William his brother, by a trusted agent of King John.
1215, William Pantolf held Belvoir castle against King John.
12/1215, William pardoned by King John on a fine of 15 marks.
10/28/1216, Henry III crowned king of England.
1218, William still owed half of his 15 mark fine as arrears in Salop.
William’s father died, William the heir.
Bef. 12/28/1224, William’s did homage for his father’s lands and was to receive them on relief of 100£.
12/14/1225, William Pantulf named a commissioners to render account at Westminster of the tax of the fifteenth levied in Salop and Staffordshire.
5/14/1226, King Henry III reduced William’s relief from 100£ to 25£ because William held only 5 fees in capite, of the king’s escheats, which were once Robert de Belseme’s.
12/26/1226, A writ-close orders the variances between William Pantulf and Madoc ap Griffith of Bromfield to be settled at Oswestry by arbitration of John fitz Alan, John le Strange, … and the sheriff of Shropshire.
9/1228, William Pantulf called into service against the Welsh. (S) Summons to Military Service Against the Welsh, Critchley, 1971.
1229, William Pantulf assessed at 10£ for 5 fees for the scutage of Keri, subsequently quitted.
1230, William Pantulf levied 3 marks per fee for the scutage of Brittany. On payment of 25 marks, his personal service was exempted.
1231, William Pantulf assessed at 10£ for 5 fees for the scutage of Poitou.
1232, William quitted from the scutage of Elvein.
Bef. 2/4/1233, William died.
(S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, Salt, 1880, P222. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V9, Eyton, 1859, P168.
· The history of Wem—a name which almost certainly means “a hollow”, begins with the Domesday Book , held at that time by William Pantulf under Earl Roger. “The History of Wem”, is a rare book, states that Wem, from being the largest and most considerable of the 28 towns or manors held by William Pantulf, passed by the marriage of Ralph le Boteler with Maud, heiress of William Pantulf IV, into the hands of the Botelers. This was in 1251, and 4 Botelers in succession were barons of Wem. (S) Shropshire Parish Registers, 1908, P-iii.
· There are at least 2 William’s of this name alive around this time.
Children of William and Alice:
i. Maud Pantulf (30424225), born ~1230 in England.
ii. Rose Pantulf (4221728), born ~1240 in England.