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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Lord William Fitz William & Ela de Warenne

 60849152. Lord William Fitz William & 60849153. Ela de Warenne

~1165, William born in England, heir & s/o 121698304. William Fitz Godric & 159916241. Albreda Lisours.

~1178, Ela born in England, d/o 94559120. Hamelin Plantagenet & 94559121. Isabel Warren.

1184, William’s father died.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.


William 1st married Maud ?.


Ela 1st married Robert de Newburg [his 2nd.] [No children – Robert’s brother Henry his heir, sons of Waleran de Newburgh. (S) Rosie Bevan.]

4/1/1193 at Winchester, Aubreye de Lizours and Roger the Constable her grandson, the lady Aubreye quitclaims to Roger the land which was Robert de Lacy’s and the said Roger grants that the said Aubreye shall hold for life the land which was of Robert de Lizours her father, with remainder to William her son. (S) The Ancestor, V10, 1904, P113.

[––William & Ela––]

~1193, William married Ela.

1194, William son of William and Hugh Gernagan owed 200 marks in Yorkshire for having land which had belonged to Thorsin son of Robert. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, Farrer, 1932, P43.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

~1200, William Fitz William witnesssed a grant of Thomas de Burgh. (S) Parish Registers of Kirkburton, Co. York, Collins, 1902, P143.

1200, William son of William confirmed a gift of his grandfather Godric to Byland abbey, facilities in Emley by a charter showing that Emley had been in his father’s possession. (S) Early Yorkshire Families, Clay, 1973.

4/2/1202, Ela’s father died.

1208, William granted the advowson of Marham church to friar Hemet, Master of the Knights Templar. (S) Supplement to the Peerage, Collins, 1750, P236.

1211, William son of William son of Godric vs. Alexander de Crevequer, a carucate in Hopton, of which Ketelbern his ancestor was seisied in 1135, the right having descended to Godric, then to William and then to William his son, the claimaint. (S) Early Yorkshire Families, Clay, 1973, P28.

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

2/2/1219, Plaintiff: William Fitzwilliam. Tenant: Alexander de Nevill. One carucate of land, in Hopton, with appurtenances … land to be the right of Alexander. (S) UKNA. (S) York. Arch. Journal, V7, 1882, P268.

By 1221, William returned to the allegiance of King Henry.

Bef. 2/23/1224, William of Elmley and Sprotbrough, Yorkshire and Plumtree, Nottinghamshire, died.


Aft. 1224, Gift by Ela daughter of Hamelin earl of Warenne, widow of Robert of Newburn and William fitzWilliam, to Roche abbey of 5 virgates of land in Rottingdean [Sussex], together with 3 or 5 virgates of land in Rottingdean [Sussex], together with 3 villein and their sequels. (S) EYC VIII, no.96. Ela's charter was confirmed by William earl of Warenne in which he refers to dame Ela de Warenne as his sister. (S) Curia Regis Rolls, V9, 1220, P300. (S) Rosie Bevan.

Bef. 1240, Ela died.

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P330.

Family notes:

·         William’s shield: rides on horseback with the lozenged shield of FitzWilliam upon his arm.

·         Multiple undated documents with seals identify this William as the son of his mother.

·         Contemporary [record date] were ‘William fitz William’ of: Warwickshire [1219], Herefordshire [1222], Lancashire [1224], Lincolnshire [1225], Buckinghamshire [1228].

Child of William and Ela:

i. Thomas Fitz William (30424576), born ~1195 in England.

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