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William Fitzwarin 1310-1361

Also known as FitzWaryn and FitzWaryne

Born: about 1310 Whittington, Salop


Died: 28 October 1361, Wantage, Berkshire, died of the pestilence

Buried: Parish church of St. Mary, Wantage, Berkshire, England

Parents: Fulk FitzWarin, 2nd Baron FitzWarin (died 6 Jun 1336) married Alianore de Beauchamp (died after 18 November 1341)


Fulk FitzWarin, 3rd Baron FitzWarin (died 25 July 1349, during the pestilence) married Joan Beaumont

Married 1: 1336

Spouse 1: (possibly a different William FitzWarin?) Elizabeth Botetourt married 1: William Latimer married 2: William FitzWarin married 3:Robert Ufford

Offspring 1: None

Married 2:

Spouse 2: Amicia (born about 1315), daughter and heiress of Sir Henry De Haddon of Caundle Stourton, Dorset (born about 1285)

Offspring 2:

Ivo FitzWarin (born about 1343, died 6 September 1414 Wantage, Berkshire, buried Wantage Church, brass figure of Ivo FitzWarin exists in the Church ) father-in-law of Dick Whittington, married Maud D'Argentine daughter and co-heiress of Sir John D'Argentine

Sir John FitzWarin (born 1347, died 1414) married Maud d' Argentem

Heraldic Coat of Arms: Qrtly per fess indented 1&4 ermine 2&3 gules

Crest: A wyvern Argent, eared and langued Or.

Knight of the Garter 1348, Stall 25, became a member of the order of the garter after the death of Sanchet D'Abrichcourt

Sir William, was appointed Governor of Montgomery Castle in North Wales in 1330. In 1339, he attended King Edward III into Flanders and,also in 1339, took part in the war against Scotland. He was in Flanders in 1340 and, 1342, in France where he had attained the rank of banneret (but not a baron) having in his retinue one knight, eight esquires and ten mounted archers. In 1340, he was also summoned to attend a Royal Council. He was a commander in the 1346 expedition to France and in 1349 he was knight to Queen Philippa.On the death of King John of France, 1350, William was, with others, ordered to France. He is said to have fought at the battle of Poitiers 1356.

It appears, by the inquisition taken after his death that Sir William was seized of a tenement in that parish. Two parts of the manor, as well as the hundred of Wantage, formed part of the possessions of the Barons FitzWarin and it may be that, despite his owning a number of manors himself in Somerset & Dorset, William's nephew allowed him to retire to here in order to be nearer the Royal Court in London and Windsor, Berkshire. In the church, his altar-tomb still exists, having thereon the effigy of a Knight of the Garter in full armour, the arms of FitzWarin on his surcoat, and a recumbent female figure on his left. William had a garter effigy on his tomb.

In 1358 William Fitzwaryn had licence to make them a grant in mortmain to the value of £10. From the same vicar of Heston the friars received in 1362 a messuage, a mill, two gardens, two fisheries, 27 acres, an ait in the Thames, and 4s. 4d. in rent, all in Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey.

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