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William le Vavasour

Male - Aft 1184


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  • Name William le Vavasour  [1
    Born of Hazlewood, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1184  [3
    Alternate death Between 29 Sep 1189 and 29 Jun 1191  [2, 4
    Person ID I567  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Children 
    +1. Robert le Vavasour,   b. of Addingham, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1228
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 11:32:40 
    Family ID F6237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "He was a custodian of the lands of the Archbishop of York, 1183-90, a justice itinerant, 1184 and 1187-89, farmed the lands of William Paynel, 1185-88, and levied tallage, 1187-89. He was an advisor of Maud, Countess of Warwick." [Complete Peerage]

      "The [Vavasour] family, of which there were several branches, descended from Malger, who at the Domesday survey held land at Hazelwood, par. Tadcaster, Edlington and elsewhere of William de Percy, and who witnessed a charter of Alan de Percy to Whitby, 1100-c. 1115. William le Vavasour, king's justice, held 2 knights' fees of the old feoffment of William de Percy II in 1166, and half a knights' fee also of the old feoffment of the honour of Skipton, the Percy lands having been considerably extended and the Skipton lands in Craven having been acquired. In a charter to Bolton priory, 1175-90, with the consent of Robert and Malger his sons, he confirmed land in Yeadon of the gift of Robert son of Malger his uncle (avunculus). It can be deduced that William was a grandson of Malger the Domeday tenant, but it is uncertain whether this was by maternal or paternal descent. The balance of evidence, including Dodsworth's statement that William's father was named Malger, suggests that Malger of the Survey had two sons Robert and Malger, William being the heir of Robert who presumably died without issue." [Early Yorkshire Families, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S820] Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. VII, by Robert William Eyton. London: John Russell Smith, 1863.

    2. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    3. [S789] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney. Oxford, 1928.

    4. [S991] Early Yorkshire Families ed. Charles Travis Clay and Diana E. Greenway. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973., years only.