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William Fielding

Male - 1471

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  • Name William Fielding  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born of Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 May 1471  Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Person ID I21740  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2020 

    Father John Fielding 
    Mother Margaret Purefoy 
    Family ID F12850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Seyton alias St. Liz,   d. Aft 1479 
    +1. Anne Fielding,   b. of Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Oct 1507
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Other participants in the events of 1460-1, however, had returned to their homes and had sunk into obscurity until the Readeption. One example is Sir William Fielding of Lutterworth in Leicestershire. He had gravitated toward the Lancastrian establishment in the Midlands during the later 1450s. There is some limited evidence to support an attachment to the Beauforts, although the precise depth of Fielding's loyalty to the House of Lancaster cannot be stated with absolute certainty. Nevertheless, his general pardon secured in March 1461 implies that he had fought for them at Wakefield or Towton. Little is known about Fielding during the 1460s but his underlying loyalties apparently remained Lancastrian. He served as Readeption sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire as well as a justice of the peace in Leicestershire. It has been suggested that Fielding was paying careful heed to events at this time. His concern about what might happen apparently led him to sit down before the battle of Tewkesbury where he drew up his will and evidence of his family's illustrious descent in case he did not survive." [Malcolm Mercer, "The Strength of Lancastrian Loyalism", citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] The Victoria County History of Rutland. Portions online, linked from

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    3. [S4444] Brandon Fradd, "The Stafford Marriage of Edmund Lowe: An Addition to the Ancestry of Christopher Batt1, Immigrant to New England." The Genealogist 17:86, Spring 2003.

    4. [S3676] The Visitation of the County of Warwick in the Year 1619 by William Camden, ed. John Fetherston. London: The Harleian Society, 1877.

    5. [S2668] Malcolm Mercer, "The Strength of Lancastrian Loyalism during the Readeption: Gentry Participation at the Battle of Tewkesbury." The Journal of Medieval Military History 5:84, 2007.

    6. [S1520] The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester by John Nichols. London, 1795-1815.

    7. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.

    8. [S2669] Douglas Richardson, 24 Sep 2013, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.