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'FitzWilliam 1: Fitzwilliam of Aldwarke, Fitzwilliam of Emley Elmley, Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough, Fitzwilliam of Woodhall
This family is descended from William FitzGodrick but, according to TCP Fitzwilliam, he is often reported wrongly, being dated a century or so earlier than he actually lived, which has led to the 'invention' of intervening generations. For interest, these are in italics just below followed by the 'real' pedigree .
William FitzGodrick
1. Sir William Fitzwilliam a 1066
BE1883 reports that, according to Dugdale, this William was "cousin in blood" to King Edward the Confessor and that he acted as that sovereign's ambassador to William, Duke of Normandy, and was Marshal of the Norman army at Hastings. TCP Fitzwilliam says that this story "is obviously mythical".
m Eleanor Elmley dau of Sir John Elmley of Elmley and Sprotborough
A. Sir William Fitzwilliam of Elmley and Sprotborough a 1117
BE1883 suggests that this was the William who married Ella de Warren but BP1934 suggest that that was his son ...
i. Sir William Fitzwilliam of Elmley and Sprotborough d 1148
m Ella de Warren dau of William de Warren, Earl of Surrey
a. Sir William Fitzwilliam of Elmley and Sprotborough
m Albreda dau of Robert de Lizures
1 Sir William Fitzwilliam of Elmley and Sprotborough a 1221
m Ella dau of Hamlyn, Earl Warren and Surrey
and subsequent generations covered below
2 Donatia Fitzwilliam of Crowie
b. Roger Fitzwilliam of Gretewell
TCP Fitzwilliam starts with the following Ketelborn, reporting that the family "notwithstanding the Norman form of the name, is certainly of Anglian or Scandinavian descent."
Fi26. Ketelborn of Hopton a 1135
Fi25 =26 = 27 =29 =30 Godric
Fi24 =25 =26 =28 =29 William FitzGodric b c1140, d by 1194
m c 1169 Aubrey de Lisours dau of Robert de Lisours TCP Fitzwilliam clearly identifies Aubrey as William's wife and mother of the following William. However, TCP does not mention the wives of William's successors over the next few generations which information comes from BP1934 and BE1883.
Fi23 =24 =25 =27 =28 William FitzWilliam of Sprotborough b c 1160 a 02.1218
m Ela Plantagenet b c 1162, a 1220, dau of->
+1 Hamelin Plantagenet, 5th Earl of Surrey
Fi22 =23 =24 =26 =27 Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough and Emley a 1253
m Agnes Bertram dau of->
+1 Roger Bertram, lord of Mitford
Fi23 Sir William FitzThomas Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough d by 1294
m Agnes Grey dau of Richard de Grey of Codnor
Fi22 Sir William Fitzwilliam of Emley and Sprotborough, Baron d by 1342
m1 Maud d by 1324
BE1883 identifies Maud as daughter of Edmund, Lord Deincourt. BP1934 identifies her as daughter of Edward, Lord Deincourt. [There was no Lord Edward Deincourt around this time.] TCP identifies her just as Maud and, unlike our other sources, identifies a second wife as Isabel Deincourt who died "apparently s.p.". We suspect albeit with no real evidence that BE1883 and BP1934 have confused the wives and that Maud was probably not of the Deincourt family. Various web sites show Isabel Deincourt as Sir William's only wife and mother of all of his children.
Fi21-1 Sir William Fitzwilliam dvp 22.03.1322
Fi21 Sir John Fitzwilliam of Emley and Sprotborough d 10.08.1349
m Joan de Reresby dau of Adam de Reresby of Thribergh
Fi20 Sir John Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough b 1327, d 1385
m Elizabeth Clinton dau of William Clinton, Earl of Huntingdon TCP suggests that it "is probably an error" that Elizabeth's father was the Earl of Huntingdon. BE1883 Clinton notes the doubt but suggests that she was illegitimate.
Fi19 Sir William Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough
m Maude de Cromwell dau of Ralph de Cromwell, 1st Lord of Tattershall
Fi18 Sir John Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough d 05.07.1417
m Eleanor Green dau of Sir Henry Green of Drayton, of Norton family
Fi17-1 Sir John Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough & Emley d 1421
m Margaret Clarell a 1441, dau of Thomas Clarell of Aldwark
a John Fitzwilliam
b William Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough d 01.12.1474
m Elizabeth Chaworth dau of Sir Thomas Chaworth
1 Sir William Fitzwilliam d 1494
m Elizabeth Conyers dau of Sir John Conyers
A John Fitzwilliam dvp
m Elizabeth Fitzwilliam dau of Sir Richard Fitzwilliam of Aldwark below
i William Fitzwilliam dvpsp 1484
B Dorothy Fitzwilliam d by 1529
m Sir William Copley of Batley
C Margery Fitzwillliam d 29.12.1535
m 1478 Thomas Soothill of Soothill or Southill d 29.12.1535
D+ other issue - Richard, William
2 Isabel Fitzwilliam
m Richard Wentworth of West Bretton
3 Catherine Fitzwilliam
m 1463 Sir Thomas Wortley of Wortley d 1514
4+ other issue - Elizabeth, Margaret
c Eleanor Fitzwilliam
m Sir William Ryther d 19.04.1475
Fi17 John Fitzwilliam of Milton and Green's Norton 6th son, 2nd John
m Eleanor Villiers dau of William Villiers of Brokesby
iii+ 4 sons Nicholas, Ralph, Robert, William and 1 daughter
B Joan Fitzwilliam
m Sir Henry Soothill a 05.1369
C Elizabeth Fitzwilliam who apparently married ...
m Sir Robert Rockley of Rockley Rokeley of Rokeley
Fi19-2 son
Fi19-3 Edmund Fitzwilliam
BE1883 reports Sir Thomas of Aldwarke as grandson of Edmund. It is presumed that the intervening generation was the Sir Richard who married the heiress of Aldwarke.
A Sir Richard Fitzwilliam of Wadworth, later of Aldwarke d 1478
m Elizabeth Clarell dau of Thomas Clarell of Aldwarke
i Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam of Aldwarke
m Lucy Nevill dau of John Nevill, Marquess of Montacute
a Thomas Fitzwilliam of Aldwarke d Flodden 09.09.1513
1 Alice Fitzwilliam
m Sir James Foljambe of Walton and Aldwarke, Sheriff of Derbyshire b c1511, d 26.09.1558
2 Margaret Fitzwilliam
m Godfrey Foljambe
3+ other issue d young - William, John
b John Fitzwilliam d Flodden 09.09.1513
c William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Southampton b c1490, dsp 15.10.1542, Admiral
m 11.1513 Mabel Clifford bur 01.09.1550, dau of Henry de Clifford, 10th Lord
partner unknown
1 Thomas Fitzwilliams or Fysher
d Margaret Fitzwilliam possibly of this generation
m William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe
ii Edward Fitzwilliam
m Alice Westby dau of Robert Westby of Ravenfield
iii Elizabeth Fitzwilliam
m John Fitzwilliam above
iv Isabel Fitzwilliam
m c1461 William Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse d 1477
v Margaret Fitzwilliam
m Ralph Reresby of Thribergh d 1530
Fi19-4 possibly of this generation Elizbeth Fitzwilliam d 1416, supposedly "dau/co-heir of Sir William Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough" although there were brothers as successors, so any inheritance other than a dowery seems unlikely.
Sir Thomas de Musgrave of Hartley Castle, Sheriff of Cumberland b by 1337, dvp 1384/by 1372
Fi20-2 Joan Fitzwilliam
m1 Sir Thomas de Stapleton, 4th Lord dsp 1373
m2 Sir John Felton d 1396
Fi21-3 Thomas Fitzwilliam of Mablethorpe shown by various web sites as of this generation
m Elizabeth Mablethorpe dau of Thomas or Sir Robert Mablethorpe
m2 Isabel Deincourt dsp 1348
Fi22-2 Anne Fitzwilliam possibly of this generation
m Adam de Newmarch or Newmarsh dvp
Fi21 Sir Roger Fitzwilliam of Woodhall The following comes from Visitation Yorkshire, 1563-4, Bosvyle.
m Maud Bosvyle dau of Sir John Bosvyle of Ardsley
Fi20 John Fitzwilliam of Woodhall
m Ales Elenor Mydelton dau of John sb William? Mydelton, sister of Peter
Fi19 John Fitzwilliam of Woodhall
m Katherine Haryngell dau of Robert Haryngell of Yorkshire
Fi18 Isabel Fitzwilliam
m Thomas Barley of Woodhall or Woodsome
Ba17-1 Mary Barley
m John Bosvyle of Ardesley
Ba17 Margaret Barley d by 1434
m John Drakes Drax of Woodhall
-1 Alexander Drax of Woodhall b about 1430 d 10.08.1501
-2 Sir Thomas Drax chaplain of Darfield
m Joan Wortley dau of Nicholas Wortley of Wortley
-1-1 John Drax of Woodhall b about 1450 m Margaret Amyas dau of Percival Amyas of Netherton b about 1430 by Elizabeth, dau of Thomas Soothill of Soothill b about 1410
-1-2 Robert Drax, later of Woodhall b about 1453 m Ellinor Rockley dau of Robert Rockley
-1-1-1 Isabell Drax b about 1475 m c04.1500 Sir Walter Calverley of Calverley
-1-2-1 John Drax of Woodhall b about 1480 d before 07.02.1516 m 06.1513 Beatrice Woodrove dau of Sir Richard Woodrove of Wooley, she m2. Thomas Wentworth of Wentworth
-1-2-2 Isabell Drax m y Mountney of Cowley
-1-2-3 Jane Drax probably of this generation m John Leeke of Normanton
Fi21-3 Alberda Fitzwilliam
m Sir Richard Walleis of Burgh Walleis
Fi21-4 Peter FitzWilliam of Deney
Fi22 =25 =26 Margaret/Margery FitzWilliam of Sprotborough b c 1233 Emley Yorks d 1278
m1 Alexander de Luterel of East Quantoxhead b c 1230 d 1272 1272 Acre Hazafon Kgdm of Jerusalem 5th Crusade
m2 Sir Giles Fishbourne
-1 Sir Andrew Luttrell of East Quantoxhead b c 1250
m 1270 Elizabeth de Raleigh b c 1265 dau of Sir Warin de Raleigh ?= b 1255 and Joanne Boteler b c 1255 Wem Shropshire d 1301 Nettlecombe
-3 Annora Luttrell b c 1256 East Quantoxhead Somerset d 1320 m Ralph/Reginald FitzUrse b c 1255 Great Fulford Devon d 1322 son of Sir Reginald FitzUrse and Margaret
-2 John Luttrell
-4 Robert de Luterel (d 1315, rector of Irnham, canon of Salisbury)
-1-1
-2-1
-3-1 Ralph Reginald Fitzurse b c 1295 Devon d 1350 m Annora de Luttrell b c 1294 Somerset d 1320 dau of Andrew de Luttrell, 1st Baron of Irnham und Pernel de la Mare she m2 Sir Hugh Boby
-1-1
-2-1
-3-1-1 Alice FitzUrse b c 1320 Fulford Devon m John de Fulford b c 1310 Fulford, Devon d in Fulford son of William de Fulford
-1-1
-2-1
-3-1-1-1 Henry de Fulford b c 1340 Great Fulford d in Great Fulford
Fi21-6 Agnes FitzWilliam
Fi21-7 Bertha FitzWilliam
Fi21-8 Rometa FitzWilliam
The Bosville family trace their ancestry to a Martin de Bosville who came from Normandy in the eleventh century and is supposed to have died in Buckinghamshire in 1092. His descendants had interests in Yorkshire and Kent. In the thirteenth century John de Bosville of Ardsley married Agnes, daughter of John, Lord Folyot, and inherited a house at Holme on Spalding Moor through the marriage. One of their grandsons, William, was sheriff of Yorkshire and built a house called Bosville, now Bossal in the North Riding. John and Agnes's eldest son, John de Bosville, married Alice, daughter of Hugh and Clarice de Darfield, and they had five sons and four daughters. Alice was an heiress and this generation firmly established the family in Yorkshire

The male line of John and Alice's eldest son expired with their grandson and the estates were given by him to a younger cousin, Robert Bosville d.1363, constable of Pontefract. He and his older brother, Adam Bosville, were the sons of Peter Bosville John and Alice's third son and Beatrix, daughter of Lord Furnival. Adam Bosville's wife also brought lands into the marriage so that his own son, Thomas Bosville of Ardsley, was quite wealthy.

Thomas Bosville of Ardsley and his wife Alice, in 1367, were granted 'All lands in the village of Cawthorne' ... which was previously in the hands of Le Hunts or Le Hunter family. John Boswell in 21 Henry VI., who was found to die seized of Cannon Hall in Cawthorne.

In 1600, Philip Adams of Owston married Gertrude Bosvile, of Warmsworth at Warmsworth.

Sources: TCP Fitzwilliam, BP1934 Fitzwilliam, BE1883 Fitzwilliam, BE1883 Fitzwilliam of Southampton, TCP Southampton + Visitation Foster 1875, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough
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