~1045, William, born in France., s/o §Ranulf Peverel & Ingelrica ?. (S) FMG.
By 10/14/1066, William the Conqueror won the battle of Hastings, the Norman invasion of England.
10/25/1066, in London at Westminster, William crowned King of England.
1066-67, King William bestowed 55 lordships in Derbyshire including Peak Forest on William Peverel. [Held before the conquest by 2 Saxons: Gundeburn and Hundine.]
1068, William the Conqueror traveled throughout England building castles. Nottingham was assigned to William Peverel, and Warwick to Henry de Beaumont. (S) FMG. [At Nottingham, William built the Castle of the Peak.]
1086, William Peverel held the Castle of the Peak and the Burg of Nottingham.
1086, In Broxtow wapentake, Notts., Safrid held of William Peverel in Basford 10 bovates. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1923, P168.
9/26/1087, William Rufus crowned King of England; succeeding William the Conqueror.
1087-1100, Robert de Lacy founded Pontefract priory … witnessed by William Peverel. (S) FMG.
1091, William Peverel a witness to the royal Durham charter. (S) Register of the Priory of Wetherhal, 1897, P24.
1093, William Peverel with 800 men defended Le Houlme, Normandy. (S) Chronicle of John of Worcester, McGurk, 1998, P72.
9/1093, William II King of England donated property to Lincoln cathedral, witnessed by ‘Willelmo Peverello’. (S) FMG.
1094, William Peverel in command of the fortress of La Houlme, Normandy. The fortressed was besieged by 800 men under the Duke of Normandy and was captured. (S) Lives of Nottinghamshire Worthies, Brown, 1882, P3.
8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.
1101, William Peverel witnessed a royal charter. (S) Henry I, Green, 2006, P133.
Bef. 7/1102, Writ to Robert bishop of Coventry, … Count Roger (the Poitevin), William Peverel, Robert de Ferrers, and the lieges of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, notifying them of the king’s grant to the church of Lincoln of the chruches of Dervy and Wirksworth, for a prebend. (S) English Historical Review, V34, 1919, P315.
1105, William Peverel a justiciar for King Henry in Nottinghamshire. (S) Aristocracy of Norman England, Green, 2002, P249.
1108, Lenton Priory charter of William Peverel, is dedicated to King William and Queen Matilda, to William II, to Henry I and Maud his consort, and William and Maud their children, and to Adeline, his own wife, and William his son, and all his other children. [1104, birth of Prince William; 1108, death of Gerard, archbishop of York, a witness; 1108, return of witness Simon de St. Liz from the crusades.]
1108-14, Henry I confirmed the donation of the church of Lenton to Cluny, … “Willelmo Peverello cum uxore sua Adaleida et filio suo Willelmo” founders of the church … attested by “… Willelmi Pevrelli de Notingaham, Adeline sue uxoris, Willelmi Pevrelli filii illorum …” (S) FMG.
1110, The Trent river an Nottingham was dried up one day from 1 AM until 3 PM. (S) Old and New Nottingham, Wylie, 1853, P274.
1107-13, Charter of Henry I … to the Cluniac monks [Lenton] … at the urgent request of William Peverel its founder, with his wife Adelina, and his son William, with all that William Peverel of Nottingham had given to the said church … (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Preserved in France, V1, 1899, P506.
Aft. 1108, William Peverel witnessed a charter of Earl David. (S) Register of the Priory of Wetherhal, 1897, P24.
1/28/1114, William “the Elder” Perevel, died in England.
1129-30, ‘Adeline mat[ri Will Peur] de Noting.’ (S) FMG. [6 Peverels are named in the 1130 pipe roll.]
1/19/1130, Adeline died in England. (S) FMG.
(S) The Coucher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, 1847. (S) Journal – Brit. Arch. Assoc., 1900, P271.
· William sometimes given as an illegitimate s/o William the Conqueror. If so, this William would have been born to the Conqueror when he was a teenager [a possibility.] No chronicler speaks of this William as a son of the Conqueror. Adeline might have been a daughter [likely being much younger than William].
· Ranulf Peverel & Ingelrica ?: Domesday Book records ‘Ranulph Peverel’ holding Ewelme in Oxfordshire; numerous properties in Essex. Dugdale records that Ingelrica, wife of Ranulf Peverell, had been mistress to King William the Conqueror; but does not cite the source of his information.
· 1/27/1091, Eudo dapifer, …, Urso de Abetot …, Ranulfus Peverellis, …, witnessed the charter under which William II King of England confirmed the status of Bath abbey. (S) FMG.
Children of William and Adeline:
i. William Peverel, born ? in England.
5/17/1099, William died a minor.