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William Marshal

Male Abt 1146 - 1219  (~ 73 years)

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  • Name William Marshal  [1, 2, 3
    Birth Abt 1146  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Death 14 May 1219  Caversham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Burial Temple Church, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 8
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I1500  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LD, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of LMW, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2024 

    Father John fitz Gilbert,   b. Bef 1109, of Cherhill, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 29 Sep 1165 (Age < 56 years) 
    Mother Sybil de Salisbury 
    Family ID F6304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel de Clare,   b. 1173   d. 7 Mar 1220 (Age 47 years) 
    Marriage Aug 1189  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 8
    +1. Eve Marshal   d. Between Jan 1242 and 1246
    +2. Joan Marshal   d. Bef Nov 1234
     3. Walter Marshal   d. 24 Nov 1245, Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Marshal,   b. Abt 1190   d. 24 Apr 1231 (Age ~ 41 years)
    +5. Maud Marshal, Marshal Of England,   b. 1192   d. 27 Mar 1248 (Age 56 years)
    +6. Isabel Marshal,   b. 9 Oct 1200, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Jan 1240, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 39 years)
    +7. Sybil Marshal,   b. Abt 1204   d. Bef 1238 (Age ~ 33 years)
    Family ID F5382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2020 

  • Notes 
    • Also spelled William le Mareschal. Earl of Pembroke.

      Hereditary Marshal of England; Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1189-94; Sheriff of Sussex 1193-1208; Warden of the Forest of Dean and Constable of St. briavels Castle 1194-1206; Constable of Lillebonne 1202; Protector and Regent of the Kingdom 1216-19; and, in right of his wife, Earl of Pembroke and Striguil and Lord of Leinster. Advisor to King John at Runnymede.


      "William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke [...], also called William the Marshal (Norman French: Williame le Mareschal; Anglo-Norman: Guillaume le Marechal), was an English (or Anglo-Norman) soldier and statesman. Stephen Langton eulogized him as the 'best knight that ever lived.' He served four kings -- Henry II, Richard I, John, and Henry III -- and rose from obscurity to become a regent of England for the last of the four, and so one of the most powerful men in Europe. Before him, the hereditary title of 'Marshal' designated head of household security for the king of England; by the time he died, people throughout Europe (not just England) referred to him simply as 'the Marshal'. He received the title of 1st Earl of Pembroke through marriage during the second creation of the Pembroke earldom."

  • Sources 
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