|Born: in exile in 1275 in Yorkshire
Married: Elena Rotenheryng
Died: about 1329.
Sir William de la Pole had several younger brothers including
|William de la Pole
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William de la Pole is the name of several prominent Englishmen in the 14th century, all from the same family.
 Sir William de la Pole (The Elder Po21)
The ruling family of Powys-Wenwynwyn appeared to change their name after they were dispossessed by Llywelyn Fawr in 1212. For a period both the names "Ap Gwenwynwyn" and "de la Pole" (the latter simply means, 'Of Poole') are interchangeable. Why the family did this remains obscure, but Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn married Hawise le Strange (the daughter of John le Strange - a prominent Anglo-Norman) and Gruffydd's children and grandchildren may have wished to adopt some of these Anglo-Norman customs themselves. These were the twilight years of Welsh independence, and being Welsh was not particularly fashionable in English society - nor safe.
Sir William's grandfather Gruffydd was involved in the Welsh Wars and was instrumental in killing Llywelyn ap Gruffydd in 1282. He died himself in 1289. Sir William's father Owen ap Griffith de la Pole who accompanied Gruffydd died shortly afterwards in 1292.
|Sir William and Elena Rotenheryng had issue:
(Po20) Sir William de la Pole
(Po20-2) Sir Richard de la Pole