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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Family Time Line

Sir William FitzWilliam
1260–1341
Isabel Deincourt
1275–1325
John Fitz William
1296–1349
Margaret Leftwiche
1297–
Joan Fitz William
1304–1384
Isabel FitzWilliam
1306–1348
Agnes Fitzwilliam
1308–1348
John William
Maud FitzWilliam , Nun
Sir Thomas FitzWilliam of Maplethorpe
1300–1345
Robert Fitzwilliam
1310–
Reynald Fitz William
1312–
Elizabeth FitzWilliam
1313–1419
Anne Fitzwilliam
1315–
Margaret Fitzwilliam
1322–

Spouse and Children

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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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