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William Bardolf

Male Abt 1194 - 1275  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name William Bardolf 
    Born Abt 1194  of Wormegay, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 1275  [4, 5
    Alternate death Bef 5 Jan 1275  [1
    Alternate death Bef 5 Jan 1276  [6
    Person ID I9168  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Doun Bardolf,   b. of Shelford, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Feb 1205 
    Mother Beatrix de Warenne,   b. of Wormegay, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Dec 1214 
    Married Bef 1194  [1
    Family ID F5206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nichola 
    Children 
    +1. William Bardolf,   b. of Wormegay, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1289
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F5201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • One of the twelve appointed to draft the Provisions of Oxford.

      From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

      He was a middle-ranking baron with a long career in royal service, who supported the baronial reformers in 1258, but took the side of the king when civil war broke out in 1264.

      After the death of Doun in 1205, and of her second husband, Ralph (c.1210), Beatrice married Hubert de Burgh, earl of Kent, who became guardian of her son William Bardolf following her own death in 1214. Although Bardolf had livery of his inheritance in 1215, his stepfather contrived to keep control of the honour of Wormegay until his death in 1243. Bardolf was already married to Nichola, whose parentage is unknown, when he attended Henry III on his visit to France in 1230. He commanded the expedition which captured William de Marisco and other outlaws on Lundy island in 1242, served the king in Scotland and Wales in 1244, and accompanied Queen Eleanor to France in 1254. His rewards included grants of free warren, fairs and markets in his manors, and favourable terms for the payment of his debts to the king.

      In the political crisis of 1258, however, Bardolf was one of the twelve chosen by the barons to reform the realm, and on 22 June he was appointed constable of Nottingham Castle under the terms of the provisions of Oxford. By March 1259 he had been elected to the parliamentary committee of twelve, and in 1261 he used his local influence to obstruct the work of the king's sheriff in Norfolk. He was one of the Montfortians who in December 1263 agreed to the arbitration of Louis IX on the quarrel with the king, but after the rebels were defeated at Northampton in April 1264 he joined the king and was captured at the battle of Lewes that May. He received only modest grants of the lands of rebels after the battle of Evesham in August 1265.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

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

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

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

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

    6. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).