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William Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk 1300-1382

Also known as William d' Ufford, William Offord

Born: 1300, Thurston, Suffolk, England


Died: 1382


Parents: Robert D' ufford (born in 1279 Thurston, Suffolk, England, died 1316) married Cecily Devaloines/de Valoines (born about 1281, died 16 July 1325)


Robert d' Ufford (born 10 August 1298, Thurston, Suffolk, England, died 4 November 1369, buried Priory, Campsey, Suffolk, England) married (13 November 1334) Margaret de Norwich

Ralph De Ufford, Justiciar of Ireland, (born about 1302, died 9 April 1346, Kilmainham, Meath, Ireland, buried Campsey Priory, Suffolk) married 1: Eve de Clavering, married 2: (before 8 August 1343) Maud "Of Lancaster" Plantagenet (born 1298 Lancaster, Lancashire, England, died 5 May 1377, buried Priory, Campsey, Suffolk, England) Maud previously married (1 May 1327 by Papal Dispensation) William de Burgh (born 17 September 1312, Ulster, Ireland, died 6 June 1333, Le Ford, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland)

Edmund Ufford (born about 1304 Thurston, Suffolk, England, died 3 October 1375, buried in Langley, England) married (about 1312, Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, England) Sibilla De Pierrepont

John Ufford (born about 1306, Thurston, Suffolk, England, died in 1348)

Agnes Ufford (born about 1308, Thurston, Suffolk, England)

Eve/Agnes Eva Ufford (born about 1314, Thurston, Suffolk, England, died after May 1370, buried Woodbridge priory married John Braose/ John de Brewes (born 10 August 1306 died after May 1370)

Married 1:

Spouse 1: Joan/Joane Montacute (born 1309, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, died 1376) daughter of Edward Montacute and Alice Plantagenet

Offspring 1:

Robert d' Ufford (born about 1339) married (1375) Eleanor Fitzalan (born about 1369)





Married 2: 1376

Spouse 2: Isabel Beauchamp (born about 1356, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, died 29 September 1416) daughter of Thomas Beauchamp 3rd earl, (born 14 February 1313, died 13 November 1369, Calais, buried St Mary's Warwick, England) married (about 1334, Warwickshire, England) Catherine/Katherine de Mortimer (born 1309/10, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England, died before 6 September 1369, London, Middlesex, England), Isabel married previously John Lestrange of Blackmere (died 1375)

Offspring 2:


Heraldic Coat of Arms: Sable a cross engrailed or, differenced with an annulet Or, or an annulet Argent

Knight of the Garter 1375, Stall 8, became a member of the order of the garter after the death of Richard Pembridge

William was campaigning in France in 1369-70 and succeeded to the Earldom of Suffolk after the death of his elder brother on 4 November 1369. William was with John of Gaunt in his campaign of 1373.

In 1376 William was one of the 4 Earls chosen for the councils of the Good Parliament together with Edmund Mortimer Earl of March, Thomas Beauchamp Earl of Warwick, and Ralph Stafford Earl of Stafford. In 1381 or 1382 William gave a donation to the Charterhouse in London, being a benefactor of a monks cell. William took part in the suppression of the peasants revolt in 1381. William made his will in June 1381 and left to William Wingfield of Cotton and Dennington (1326-1398) an ‘enpension’ of £20 a year for life as well as a covered goblet to keep in his memory. As William left no male heirs, his 4 sons all having died young, the title Earl of Suffolk became extinct until Richard II granted it to Michael de la Pole in 1385.

WILLIAM DE UFFORD earl of Suffolk (dec'd)
Inquisition taken at Costeseye 3 March, 5 Richard II He held the manors of Costeseye, Causton and Burgh and the
undermentioned rents of £20, £76 16s 8d in his demesne as of fee tail by gift and grant of Edward III to robert Ufford late earl of suffolk, his father, and heirs. He died without male issue of his body, but the jurors do not know whether Isabel his wife, is pregnant or not.

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