Sir William FitzWilliam

about 1260–11 April 1341 (Age 81)
Emley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When Sir William FitzWilliam was born about 1260, in Emley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Sir William Fitz William Knight of Emely and Sprotbrough, was 20 and his mother, Agnes Metham, was 26. He had at least 5 sons and 8 daughters with Isabel Deincourt. He died on 11 April 1341, in Sprotbrough, Yorkshire, England, at the age of 81, and was buried in Spotbrough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Sir William FitzWilliam
Isabel Deincourt
John Fitz William
Margaret Leftwiche
Joan Fitz William
Isabel FitzWilliam
Agnes Fitzwilliam
John William
Maud FitzWilliam , Nun
Sir Thomas FitzWilliam of Maplethorpe
Robert Fitzwilliam
Reynald Fitz William
Elizabeth FitzWilliam
Anne Fitzwilliam
Margaret Fitzwilliam

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World Events (4)

1290 · Jews Expelled From England

Age 30

After years of anti-Semitic behavior, King Edward I expelled Jews from England in 1290.
1315 · Famine Strikes Europe

Age 55

A famine caused by cold winters and wet summers across Europe caused millions to die due to starvation. Desperation from hunger caused high levels of crime, stampedes in bread lines in London, infanticide, and even cannibalism throughout Europe.
1328 · First War of Scottish Independence

Age 68

The First War of Scottish Independence began after England invaded Scotland in 1296. The Treaty of Edinburgh was signed in 1328 which declared peace between the two kingdoms and brought the war to an end.

Name Meaning

Irish: Mac Uilleam, from mac, son, and Uilleam, genitive of Uilliam, William, meaning son of William. Fitzwilliam, Williams and Mac William are forms of the name, the last being the Irish name assumed by the Bourkes of Connaught on the death of their chief William De Bourg, third earl of Ulster.Anglo-Saxon: William, William, and sun, son, meaning son of William

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Sources (3)

  • Book - Records of the Cust Family
  • Book - Dormant & Extinct Peerages
  • Book - Plantagenet Ancestry

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