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Baron William Peverel & Lady Avice de Lancaster

 159916034. Baron William Peverel & 159916035. Lady Avice de Lancaster

~1088, Avice born in Nottingham, England, d/o 319832070. Roger Montgomery & 319832071. Alomodis of La Marche.

~1092, William Peverel “the Younger”, s/o 319832066. William Perevell & 319832067. Adeline ?.

8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.

1103-14, 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.

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.

~1108, William married Avice.

4/17/1113, William succeeded his father.

10/1118, Dispute before the king between Eudes abbot of Caen, and Vitalis, founder of the monastery of Savingny … attested by Stephen count of Mortain, … William Peverel …

1121, William witnessed a royal document. (S) Aristocracy of Norman England, Green, 2002, P249.

1121-26, Covenant between Robert de Fereres and Geoffrey of Burton-on-Trent, … Witnesses: … William Peverel, whom the king sent to arrange this concord, … (S) Journal of the British Arch. Assoc., V2, 1896, P248.

1124-29,  In Catesby, 4 hides of the fee of William Peverel. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1925, P24.

7/1129 at Rouen, Normandy, Notification, addressed generally for England, … attested by … William Peverel, Pain Peverel, …

1129-30, ‘Adeline mat[ri Will Peur] de Noting.’ (S) FMG. [6 Peverels are named in the 1130 pipe roll.]

1/19/1130, William’s mother died. (S) FMG.

1130, ‘Wills Peur de Noting’ in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire in respect of ‘Forest’ Pleas. (S) FMG.

1130-1, William Peverel rendered £23 6s 8d for proceeds of the Forest pleas of Nottinghamshire. (S) Lives of Nottingham, Borwn, 1882, P4.

1131, William Peverel at the Council of Northampton. (S) Aristocracy of Norman England, Green, 2002, P249.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

4/1136, at Westminister after King Stephen’s coronation, William signed King Stephen’s charter of Winchester.

1136, at Winchester, William Peverel attested a royal charter in favour of the monks of Cluny.

8/22/1138, William commanded the Nottinghamshire forces at the Battle of the Standard.

8/22/1238, Battle of the Standard [or Battle of Northallerton] in Yorkshire. Barons of the north defeated invading King David of Scotland, who supported Queen Matilda’s claim to the crown.

9/30/1139, Empress Matilda, d/o King Henry I, invaded England.

1140, Queen Matilda captured the city of Nottingham.

1140, William Peverel, of Nottingham, gave the sum of £23 6s 8d of the Pleas of the Forest. (S) History of the Parish and Priory of Lenton, Godfrey, P23. [And pardoned 18s of debts of his mother Adelina.]

2/3/1141, William, lord of Nottingham, fought for King Stephen at the Battle of Lincoln and was taken prisoner by Ranulph Gernon.

2/3/1141, The Battle of Lincoln, in which King Stephen was captured. Barons captured with King Stephen were Baldwin fitz Gilbert; Bernard de Balliol, Roger de Mowbray; Richard de Courcy; William Peverel of Nottingham; Gilbert de Gant; Ingelram de Say; Ilbert de Lacy and Richard fitzUrse. The attacking forces were led by Randle, earl of Chester, and Robert, earl of Gloucester.

1141, William forfeited his castle; it was given to William Paynel.

4/7/1141 at Winchester, Empress Matilda acknowledged as “Lady of England and Normandy” by Bishop Henry.

6/24/1141, Matilda’s forces expelled from London by the citizens and an army of Queen Matilda, wife of King Stephen.

9/14/1141, Empress Matilda’s half-brother Robert of Gloucester was captured.

11/1/1141, Empress Matilda exchanged King Stephen for Robert.

12/25/1141, Stephen again crowned King. [The civil war would continue for 12 more years.]

2/1142, William’s men recaptured the city of Nottingham.

1143, William’s castle restored.

1145, King Stephen defeated Matilda’s forces at the Battle of Faringdon.

1149-59, Avice de Lancaster confirmed a grant of her husband William Peverel to Bolsover church, Derbyshire.

1151, Almaric Peche, lord of Briset, Suffolk, confirmed to S.t Leonard and the Augustine priory there the church and tithes of Briset … at the suggestion of Herbert, bishop of Norwich, and his lord, William Peverel le Mechin. (S) Historical Memoirs of the House of Russel, Wiffen, 1833, P88.

Bef. 5/3/1152, William Peverel, junior, had a charter of his father to Lenton priory confirmed by King Stephen. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1925, P202.

By 1152, Duke Henry gave the fee of Peverel to Ranulph (79958020), earl of Chester; excepting the manor of Higham; unless William Peverel could clear himself of his wickness and treason.

12/16/1153, Randulph de Meschines (79958020), a supporter of Duke Henry, died in England, poisoned by William Peverel.

9/1154, William met King Stephen when the king stopped at Worksop on a visit to the north of England.

10/25/1154, King Stephen died; Empress Matilda’s son became King Henry II.

7/1155, at Bridgnorth, King Henry II   suppressing a rebellion of Hugh de Mortimer, issued a confirmation of a grant to the monks of Shrewsbury … witnesses … William Peverel … (S) Lancashire Pipe Rolls, 1902, P285.

1155, King Henry II confiscated the lands of William Peverel. (S) King John, Warren, 1978, P122.

William fled from England and became a monk.

Aft. 1155, William died.

Avice died after William.

(S) The History of the Parish and Priory of Lenton, Godfrey, P23. (S) King Stephen, King, 2011. (S) English Hist. Rev., V34, 1919.

Family notes:

This William was the uncle of William Peverel of Dover. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, V10, 1955, P10.

1121-2, William Peverel [of Dover], and Hamon his brother … (S) Aristocracy of Norman England, Green, 2002, P249. [They had a brother Robert who had a son William Peverel of Brunne.]

Child of William and Avice:

i. Margaret de Perevel (79958017), born ~1110 in England.

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