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William de Vescy

Male - Bef 1183


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  • Name William de Vescy  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 29 Sep 1183  Alnwick Abbey, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate death Bef Sep 1184  Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I26668  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2019 

    Father Eustace fitz John,   b. Bef 1100, of Saxlingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1157, Pass of Consyllt, near Basingwerk, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years) 
    Mother Beatrix de Vescy 
    Family ID F15940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Burga de Stuteville,   d. Aft 1184 
    Married Bef 1171  [2
    Children 
    +1. Warin de Vescy
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F15939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Complete Peerage:

      William de Vescy, son and heir, by 1st wife, adopted his mother's name of Vescy, by which he and his successors were known. He was Sheriff of Northumberland, 1157-70, and of the Honor of Lancaster, 1166-70. At the Inquest of 1166 his carta showed that his tenants held of him 26 knights' fees, plus one third and one seventh of a fee. When William the Lion invaded Northern England in 1174 and laid siege to de Vescy's own castle of Alnwick, he was one of those who, after a forced march, raised the siege, 13 July, and took the Scottish King prisoner. On 16 Mar 1176/7, when Henry II arbitrated between the Kings of Castile and Navarre, he was among the witnesses of the award. He was a benefactor of many religious houses.

      William de Vescy married, before 1169-71, Burga, daughter of Robert de Stuteville, by his wife Helewise. Having taken the habit of a monk at Alnwick Abbey, he died shortly before Michaelmas 1183 and was buried near the door of the Chapter House there. His widow, who was living in 1185, was buried with him.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1177] Memoirs Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Northumberland, Vol. II: Feudal and Military Antiquities by the Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Bell & Daldy, 1858.

    2. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    3. [S77] The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester by George Ormerod. Second edition, revised and enlarged by Thomas Helsby. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1882.