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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sir William Fitz Thomas & Agnes de Grey

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

~1235, 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.

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

Bef. 8/4/1265, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, gave William a fee of 20 marks yearly and 4 knights’ fees in the honour of Pontefract. [Simon, leader of a rebellion of young knights, killed at the battle of Evesham.]

Aft. 1266, William’s father died.

~1268, William married Agnes.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

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

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.

9/29/1280, Deforciant: William FitzThomas. In 24 quarters of wheat, which he owes, from his annual rent of 8 quarters. [Sheffield, Yorkshire] (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 2 armed men and 2 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.