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~1265, William born in England, 2nd s/o 23641488. Sir Robert de Roos & 23641489. Margaret de Brus.
Bef. 4/20/1274, William’s father died.
Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
1296, William stayed loyal to the King when his brother Sir Robert de Roos sided with the Scots. William held Wark castle for the King; but was eventually captured by siege of Sir William Wallace. Holding his allegiance to the English King, he was not executed because of his brother’s allegiance; but was committed to Dumbarton castle in chains. [William’s brother Robert attacked their cousin William de Ros of Hamelak at Prestfen. Edward I laid siege to Werk castle, and after capturing it, awarded custody to their cousin William of Hamelak.] William was released when King Edward I captured Dumbarton castle.
1297, William summoned to serve in Gascony.
8/20/1297, Confirmation of a charter … Margaret de Ros, … granted in fee simple to William de Ros, her son, who is staying in Gascony on the king’s service, the castle of Kirkeby in Kendall, … hamlets … and a moiety of the fees, rents and service of free men appertaining to the said Margaret of the inheritance of Peter de Brus, her brother, with the advowson of the hospital of St. Leonards’s by Haye, … (S) CPRs.
5/8/1305, William and Isabel granted the advowson of Pentney Priory, Shotesham, Norfolk. (S) Houses of Austin canons: The priory of Pentney, A History of the County of Norfolk, V2, 1906.
3/20/1307, William de Ros of Yolton granted a market and fair at Haltwhistle, Northumberland. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs. [This market had been in the family for multiple generations.]
1307, William petitioned for the manor of Belchester on the death of his mother. He claimed it as a reward for holding Wark castle for the King after his brother sided with the Scots.
11/8/1307, Appointment … of Robert, earl of Anegus, and William de Ros, jointly … to defend the county of Northumberland against the incursions of the king’s enemies. (S) CPRs.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
Bef. 3/12/1309, William died; his son Thomas, age 3 and a half, his heir. (S) CIsPM.
9/25/1311, Grant to William de Sulle, of any penalty which Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Ros of Kendale, tenant in chief, may incur by marrying without licence. (S) CPRs.
1310, Order to assign to Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Ros, of Kendale, … dower of her husband’s lands, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king’s licence. (S) CCRs.
Elizabeth married 2nd John de Lancaster, s/o Robert.
7/4/1355, … and eighth part of a fee in Yolton in that county [York] which Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Ros of Yolton holds … . (S) CCRs.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P643.
Child of William and Elizabeth:
i. Thomas de Roos (5910372), born 1307 in