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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

G24: 15212288

15212288. Sir William Fitz Thomas & 15212289. Agnes de Grey

~1225, William born in England, s/o 30424576. Sir Thomas Fitz William & 30424577. Agnes Bertram.

~1240, Agnes born in England, d/o 30424578. Sir Richard de Grey & 30424579. Lucy de Humez.

Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, gave William a fee of 20 marks yearly and 4 knights’ fees in the honour of Pontefract.

William married Agnes.

1264, William assigned the manor of Plumtree, co. Nottingham, to [his wife] Anges in dower during her life.

Aft. 1266, William’s father died.

1274, Sir William FitzThomas has respite for doing suit of Court, by the Earl, until, …

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

1275, Peter Brun killed a foal belonging to John de Schepley in Emley Park while he was servant to Sir William Fitz Thomas, and afterwards Sir Williams’ dogs ate it.

3/2/1276, Hugh de Langthewait, … to Sir Robert de Eueringham, then rector of the church of Berkyn. … The manor of Langthwaite …; ½ mark annual rent in Sprotborough which is owed by Sir William fitzThomas. … Witnesses: Sir William fitzThomas, … (S) UKNA.

7/12/1280, William son of Thomas of Emley to Robert de Mirefeld and his wife Dionysia. A piece of land in Skelmanthorpe called Alaincotereshill. (S) UKNA.

3/25/1287, William did homage for his lands and made oath to assist the king and his heirs in all quarrels and enterprises.

1289, Agnes living.

1291, William sent two armed men and two archers to King Edward in Scotland, but was excused from serving himself because of illness.

By 7/18/1294, William, knt. of Sprotborough and Emley, Yorkshire died; son William an executor of his will.

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P330. (S) Yorkshire Archaelogical Society, Record Series, V29, 1900. (S) The Peerage of England, Collins.

Family notes:

·         Thomas Fitzwilliam … After him comes one William … called William fitz Thomas, under which he pleaded before the commissioners of Edward I that he claimed his lands of Sprotborough the rights of assize which his ancestors had there since the conquest. (S) The Ancestor, V12, 1905, P114.

Child of William and Agnes:

i. William Fitz William (7606144), born ~1270 in England.