~1100, William born in Cumbria, England, s/o §§Gilbert de Furnies & Godith fitz Eldred.
~1136, Gundred born in Warwickshire, England, d/o 243393932. Earl Roger de Newburgh & 243393933. Gundred de Warren.
Bef. 1130, William appointed Governor of the castle of Lancaster and took the name of Lancaster.
Bef. 1130, William fitz Gilbert of Lancaster confirmed the donations of Ketel fitz Eldred, William’s maternal uncle, of the grant of land to St. Leonard’s, Yorkshire. (S) Register St. Bees, P233-34, no.212.
1130, William de Lancaster possed the lordship of Mulcaster [‘Willemus de Lancastria villam de Mulcaster’.] (S) Lancashire Pipe Rolls of 31 Henry I, Farrer, 1902, P305.
12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.
1138, William castalan of William FitzDuncan’s castle of Egremont, Cumbria.
1140, Roger de Mowbray, who held Kendale, Lonsdale and most of Ribblesdale, enfeoffed William with Lonsdale [which would become the barony of Kendal, Westmoreland.] (S) Conquest, Anarchy and Lordship, Dalton, 2002, P219.
1149, William fit Gilbert of Lancaster, retainer of the King of Scotland, witnessed a charter of Earl Ranulf of Chester. (S) Feudal Politics in Yorkshire, Dalton, 1990, P148.
[––William & Gundred––]
Aft. 6/12/1153, William married 2nd. Gundred.
12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.
1/1156 at Dover, King Henry confirmed the gift of William de Lancaster, with the assent of Gundreda his wife and of William his son and heir, of the manor and church of Cockerham to St Mary de Pre, Leicester. (S) Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey, Farrer, 1898, P308.
Aft. 1156, William de Lancaster … by the advice and consent of William, my son and heir, and Gundreda my wife [the daughter], … souls of Gilbert my father, and Godith my mother, and Jordan my son, and Margaret, daughter of the Countess … Witnesses: Gundreda, daughter of the Countess. (S) Lancashire Pipe Rolls, Farrer, 1902, P394.
9/1157 at Woodstock, A royal charter confirms and agreement between William fitz Gilbert and the monks of Furness abbey, Lancashire, over a boundary issue with Kendal. (S) CH&I.H.II., P30.
By 1160, ‘Willelmus de Lancastre’ donated pasture rights in ‘feodum meum in Lonisdale et in Aumundernesse’ to Leicester, St Mary de Pré, with the consent of ‘Willelmi filii mei et heredis et Gundree uxoris mee.’ (S) FMG.
~1160, The Parish church of St. Michael, Cockerham, founded by William de Lancaster. (S) History – Lancaster, Baines, 1893, P493.
1166, William de Lancaster died holding 2 knight's fees of the new feoffment of Roger de Mowbray.
(S) Early Yorkshire Charters, Farrer, V8, P10. (S) Records – Barony of Kendale, V1, Farrer, 1923, P-XI. (S) Antiquities of Furness, West, 1774, P83.
1212, in an inquest, William identifed as ‘Willelmus filius Gilberti primus.’ William had a younger brother named Gilbert.
Child of William and ?:
i. Avice de Lancaster (159916059), born ~1125 in England.
Child of William and Gundred:
i. William de Lancaster (94564062), born ~1156 in England.