~1300, William de Pressen born in Northumberland, England.
~1310, Mary born in England.
7/1323, The knights and men-at-arms of Northumberland to muster at Newcastle … William de Presfen, man-at-arms. (S) Hist. of Northumberland, Pt1, 1858, P303.
1324-25, William de Presfen, lieutenant of Michael de Presfen, the Bailiff of the manor of Wark. (S) UKNA. [Wark sur Twede, Northumberland]
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]
10/28/1328, Michael de Presfen has shewn the king that whereas he was the late king's bailiff of the manor of Werk-on-Tweed in the 18th year of his reign, and William de Presfen, who supplied his place there, towards his account of the issues of the manor at the late king's exchequer, collected £13 of the ferms of the manor, and the Scots, during the truce between them and the late king, took and carried away the said £13 and other goods and chattels of Michael and William at Werk, and that the treasurer and barons nevertheless refuse to allow the said sum to Michael in his account. (S) CCRs.
9/13/1355, William de Pressen headed an ambush on Sir Andrew Murray, earl of Moray, capturing him.
10/1335, King Edward rewarded William de Pressen with properties in Middleton for the seizing of the earl of Murray, guardian of Scotland. (S) Hist. Topo. and Desc. View of Northumberland, V1, Mackenzie, 1825, P280. [For 100 marks William received 2 wind mills and 2 horse mills, with all their profits, the town of Edrington, and the fishery of Edermouth, worth £107 5s 7d yearly. (S) Berwick upon Tweed, John Scott, 1888, Chapter IV.]
11/25/1337, William, son of Roger Heyroun, and Isabel, his wife, querents, by William de Presfen', … deforciant. The manor of Ford' and the advowson of the church. John, son of John Darcy (7605028) the cousin (le Cosyn), puts in his claim. (S) Feet of Fines, Northumberland, CP 25/1/181/12, number 52. [William’s granddaughter Elizabeth married John’s son Philip.]
4/1341, William de Presfen a knight of the shire for the co. Northumberland for parliament held at Westminster. (S) CCRs, 5/28/1341,
5/23/1343, Michael de Presfen', querent, by William de Presfen', put in his place … Gilbert has granted to Michael the manor of Midelton by Belford … successive remainders (1) to William de Presfen' and Mary, his wife, and the male heirs of their bodies, … (S) Feet of Fine, Northumberland, CP 25/1/181/12, number 67.
6/1344, William de Presfen granted constableship of Jedburgh castle. (S) England and Scotland, King, 2007, P120.
11/30/1344 at London, Release by Nicholas de Swynburne to William Heroun … Witnesses … William de Presfen. (S) CCRs. [Associated with property at Tundale, Cumberland.]
11/29/1345, William de Presfen acknowledges that he owes to William de Emeldon and Robert de Tughale £10; to be levied etc. in co. Northumberland. (S) CCRs.
10/13/1346, Thomas de Musco Campo, querent, by William de Presfen', put in his place … (S) Feet of Fine, Northumberland, CP 25/1/181/12, number 78.
6/6/1347, Release by William son of Thomas Beaupount of Baumburgh … Witnesses: … John de Moubray … William de Presfen … (S) CCRs.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
10/13/1353, William de Presfen' and William, son of Roger Muschamps, querents, … The manor of Tyndeleye. William de Presfen' and William, son of Roger, have given them 100 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fine, Northumberland, CP 25/1/181/12, number 96.
2/8/1354, John de la Beche, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Presfen £200; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Northumberland. (S) CCRs.
10/26/1356, To Alan del Strother, bailiff of Queen Philippa of her liberty of Tyndale. Order to supersede the demand made upon the miners of Aldeneston who work in the king's mines … the king has enjoined William de Presfen, before the king and council in the presence of certain of the miners, to warn him not to intermeddle with the miners or their liberty. (S) CCRs.
5/10/1357, William del Strother, Robert de Angerton, John de la Chaumbre and William de Presfen acknowledge severally that they owe to John de Byker, the king's artellier, 400 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Northumberland. (S) CCRs.
William of Middleton, co. Northumberland, died.
Child of William and ?:
i. Margaret de Pressen (7605031), born ~1330 in Northumberland, England.