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William le Vavasour

Male - Bef 1313

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William le Vavasour (son of John le Vavasour and Alice de Cockfield); died before 22 Mar 1313; was buried in Hazlewood, Yorkshire, England.


    Fought at Falkirk in service to the Earl of Lincoln, and again at the siege of Carlaverock. Summoned to Parliament by writs from 6 Feb 1299 to 8 Jan 1313.

    William married Nichole before 1280. Nichole died after 1315; was buried in Grey Friars, York, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Henry le Vavasour was born about 1290; died on 1 Dec 1342 in Louth Park Abbey, Lincolnshire, England; was buried in Louth Park Abbey, Lincolnshire, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John le Vavasour was born between 1212 and 1213 (son of Robert le Vavasour and Juliane de Multon); died between 1283 and 1285.

    John married Alice de Cockfield between 1242 and 1244. Alice (daughter of Robert de Cockfield and Nichole de St. Mary) died before 22 Jun 1295. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Alice de Cockfield (daughter of Robert de Cockfield and Nichole de St. Mary); died before 22 Jun 1295.
    1. 1. William le Vavasour died before 22 Mar 1313; was buried in Hazlewood, Yorkshire, England.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Robert le Vavasour was born in in of Addingham, Yorkshire, England (son of William le Vavasour); died before 1228.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Edlington, Yorkshire, England
    • Alternate death: 1231

    Robert married Juliane de Multon in 1208. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5.  Juliane de Multon (daughter of Thomas de Multon and Sarah de Flete).
    1. 2. John le Vavasour was born between 1212 and 1213; died between 1283 and 1285.

  3. 6.  Robert de Cockfield

    Robert married Nichole de St. Mary. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 7.  Nichole de St. Mary (daughter of Jordan de St. Mary and Alice Haget).
    1. 3. Alice de Cockfield died before 22 Jun 1295.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William le Vavasour was born in in of Hazlewood, Yorkshire, England; died after 1184.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 29 Sep 1189 and 29 Jun 1191


    "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.]

    1. 4. Robert le Vavasour was born in in of Addingham, Yorkshire, England; died before 1228.

  2. 10.  Thomas de Multon was born in in of Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England (son of Thomas de Multon and Eleanor); died in 1240.


    Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1205-8; Justice of Common Pleas 1224-36; Sheriff of Cumberland 1233-6.

    Thomas received wardship of Ada's 1st husband Richard de Lucy's daughters; and he married them to his sons.

    From Wikipedia:

    "Sir Thomas was an unlucky speculator under John, King of England owing over £800 when the Exchequer reopened after the end of the First Barons' War. In 1205 he purchased the office of High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, which he held until 1208. Unable to pay his debts, he was imprisoned in Rochester Castle until he had discharged them. He regained royal favour, and in 1213 was appointed to investigate extortions by the High Sheriffs of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. As a northern lord and debtor Moulton sided with the Barons during the First Baron's War (see Magna Carta). A civil war that was fought over land that he had earned; during his service to the crown in the Crusades and was the very reason for his knighthood. He was also one of the rebels who mustered at Stamford in 1215. As a consequence he was excommunicated in 1216 having previously been captured by the King in 1215. He was then entrusted to Peter de Mauley and his lands were confiscated, being restored in 1217.

    "Under Henry III Moulton became an important royal agent in the north; between 1217 and 1218 he was an itinerant justice for Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Northumberland. In 1224 he sat as a justice at Westminster, a position he held until 1236. In 1229 he was made Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, a position he held until 1233 and again between 1234 and 1236. Between 1233 and 1236 he was High Sheriff of Cumberland and constable of Carlisle Castle. His last activity was in 1238, when he worked as a surveyor of the royal demesne in Cumberland, dying in 1240."

    From Complete Peerage IX:399-401:

    Thomas de Multon, son and heir. He was the builder of the family fortunes both by his personal abilities and the rich marriages which he contrived to secure for himself and his children. He had succeeded his father by 1201; in 1202 was abroad in the King's service, and had pardon of tallage for himself and his men in 1204. He gave 500 marks in 1205 to be sheriff of Lincs for 7 years, but was thrown into prison in Rochester in the summer of 1208. His brother Alan appears to have served for him with the King in Ireland in 1210, and he himself to have taken part in the King's campaign in North Wales in the following year. He had regained credit and the King's favour by 1213. He presumably took part in John's disastrous expedition to Poitou, February to November 1214, and was with the King at Guildford early in 1215, but at the Easter meeting at Stamford declared himself on the side of the Barons. In December he was taken at the capture of Rochester Castle, and imprisoned at Corfe. His castle of Moulton and lands were seized and committed to the Earl of Chester. Negotiations for his liberation went on till after the death of John, and a heavy ransom was paid. He was excommunicated by name among the insurgent Barons and their chief adherents. He returned to his allegiance 29 July 1217. In 1218, after his 2nd marriage, he had order for livery of the castle of Egremont and lands in Coupland, and all his wife's lands in Cumberland and Westmorland, and was made justice in Eyre of those counties and Lancs. He was appointed a justice of the Common Pleas in 1224, and sat till 1236. He was knighted by November 1224. In Feb. following at Westminster he witnessed the confirmation of the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest. In 1226 he was appointed chief keeper of the annual fair at Boston. In April 1230 he was in charge of money and jewels which the King was taking to France; in May he was made joint keeper of the coast and ports of Lincs; and in October the castle of Miserden, Glos., was committed to him. He was appointed sheriff of Cumberland, with custody of Carlisle Castle, 27 January1232/3, acting till Easter 1236; and in April 1238 a commissioner to 'extend' lands in Cumberland and Northumberland for the King of Scots.

    He married, 1stly, possibly circa 1190, Sarah, daughter and heir of Richard de Flete (son of Josce de Flete), by Juliane, who brought him the manor of Fleet, Lincs. He married, 2ndly, before 10 March 1217/8, Ada, widow of Richard de Lucy (died 1213), and elder daughter and coheir of Hugh de Morvill, by Heloise de Stuteville, which Ada was mother of the two heiresses to whom he married his sons (see Lucy). He died in 1240. His widow died shortly afterwards.

    Thomas married Sarah de Flete about 1190. Sarah (daughter of Richard de Flete and Juliane) died before 1218. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  3. 11.  Sarah de Flete (daughter of Richard de Flete and Juliane); died before 1218.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1217


    "He [Thomas de Multon] married, 1stly, possibly circa 1190, Sarah, daughter and heir of Richard de Flete (son of Josce de Flete), by Juliane, who brought him the manor of Fleet, Lincs." [Complete Peerage IX:399-401]

    1. Alan de Multon was born in in of Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England; died after 1255.
    2. 5. Juliane de Multon
    3. Lambert de Multon died before 16 Nov 1246.

  4. 14.  Jordan de St. Mary

    Jordan married Alice Haget. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  5. 15.  Alice Haget
    1. 7. Nichole de St. Mary