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Friday, November 4, 2011

Sir William de Dacre

23634304. Sir William de Dacre

~1210, William Dacre born in England, s/o §§William de Dacre.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

Aft. 1220, William’s father died.

5/30/1236, The king has committed the county of Cumberland to William Dacre. (S) FRsHIII.

1236-37, William de Dacre and John de Mora [undersheriff] keepers of the the manors of the Grey Friars of Carlisle.

1237-38, William, sheriff of Cumberland, charged £4 for the farm of the Sheriff’s net, which he has by custom in the water.

5/29/1238, Notification to John fitz Philip, Richard de Levinton and William de Dacre that the king is sending them Robert de Creppinges to take part in the extent to be made of the lands [in Northumberland and Cumberland] to be assigned to A. king of the Scots. (S) CPRs.

11/21/1240, Commission to Henry de Neketon and William de Dacre, sheriff of Cumberland, … counties of Cumberland and Northumberland … (S) CPRs.

2/1241, William Dacre has the county of Cumberland for £40. (S) FRsHIII.

1247-8, William de Dacre, of the North, Governor of the castles of Scarborough and Pickering. (S) Poetical Sketches of Scarborough, 1813, P57.

5/18/1248, William appointed sheriff of Yorkshire. (S) Lists and Indexes, I8, 1897, P161.

4/21/1250, William Dacre, formerly sheriff of Yorkshire, gives the king 20 m. so that he is removed from the office of sheriff in the aforesaid county. (S) FRsHIII.

1250-51, William de Dacre pays 20 marks for the privilege of being removed from the office of sheriff. [Succeeded by John de Balliol.]

2/28/1251, Exemption for life, at the instance of Robert de Dacre, king’s clerk, of William de Dacre, his brother, from assizes, juries or recognitions. (S) CPRs.

3/1/1255, William de Dacre, Richard de Neuton } Cumberland. [Sale of a part of woods for the relief of the king’s debts.] (S) CPRs.

1258, William, Sheriff of Cumberland.

1268, William, Governor of Carlisle.

8/18/1268, William, Sheriff of Cumberland, attended a meeting of knights at the castle of Maidens in the king’s forest of Engilwode, before Roger de Lancastre, in regard to certain rights of King Henry III. (S) County Records of the Surnames of Francus, French, 2009, P80.

10/24/1268, Commitment during pleasure to Randolf de Dacre of the county of Cumberland … mandate to William de Dacre to deliver the county to him. (S) CPRs.

William died.

(S) A General and Heral. Dic. of the Peerages of England, Burke, 1831, P153. (S) Extra Series, V12, Cumberland and Westmorland, 1905.

Family notes:

·         6/20/1201, William de Dacre witnessed a charter of King John to Anthony Bek, bishop of Durham. (S) CPRs.

Child of William and ?:

i. Ranulph de Dacre (11817152), born ~1240 in England.


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