~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.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
~1285, Elizabeth born in England.
1290, The Maid of Norway died and immersed Scotland in crisis. There were 14 competitiors for the crown.
1294, The Gascon War began between England and France, lasting 9 years.
3/30/1296, King Edward invading Scotland with a force of 25,000, captured Berwick-upon-Tweed, an important Scottish port of northeast England, sacked the town and massacred thousands of its inhabitants.
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 Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, V2, 1906.
3/20/1307, William de Ros of Yolton granted a market and fair at Haltwhistle, Northumberland. (S) Gaz. 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.
1310, William de Ros of Kendale died.
3/12/1310, IPM of William de Ros of Kendale. Cumberland: Cargou hamlet. A waste place where a capital messuage was, 63a. land, 2a. meadow, a water-mill, his part of a fishery in the water of Eden, and rents, &c … Thomas his son, aged 3 1/2, is his next heir. Northumberland: Presfen (extent given with names of tenants), … Westmoreland: Kirkeby in Kendale. The castle, with two granges, an ox house, the mastership of the hospital of St. Leonard by the castle, … a fourth part of the town of Kirkeby in Kendale … two parks, and his part of a fishery in the water of Kent … Kyllington, Frethebank and Le Berghes. The hamlets, … Burton with the hamlets … Sockebred, Shererg, Slegill, Stirkeland Roger, and Banandesdale. The hamlets, … Lychton Coniers. The hamlet, … Little Stirkeland. Three parts of the hamlet, … Coningeswyk. The manor, … Barton. A messuage … Dylaker. The hamlet … Haverbreck Litkbergh. The hamlet … Tenants at will: [in hamlets each holding a messuage] Hoto 18, Haya 23, Scalthaytrig 31, Stirkeland Randolffe 10, Grenrig 26, Hogaly 2, … (S) CIsPM.
6/2/1310, Order to assign to Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Ros, of Kendale, a tenant in chief of the king, dower of her husband's lands, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. (S) CCRs.
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.
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.
· Contemporary: William de Roos (2498748) of Helmsley, and William de Roos of Ingmanthorpe (2498738). (S) CFRs.
Child of William and Elizabeth:
i. Thomas de Roos (5910372), born 1307 in England.