Fulk IV FitzWarin (1220 - 1264) MP

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Birthplace: Alvaston, Glouscestershire, England
Death: Died in River Ouse, Battle of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England
Cause of death: Drowned at the Battle of Lewes
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About Fulk IV FitzWarin

B: Abt 1210 Alveston, Gloucestershire, England

D: 14 May 1264 Ouse River -------------------- Fulk FitzWarin (also called Fulke or Fouke FitzWaryn or FitzWarren) was a medieval landed gentleman turned outlaw, from Whittington Castle in the English county of Shropshire. The traditional story of his life survives in a French prose "ancestral romance", extant in a miscellaneous manuscript containing English, French and Latin texts, which is based on a lost verse romance. A 16th century summary of a Middle English version has also been preserved.

According to the tale, as a young boy, Fulk was sent to the court of King Henry II, where he grew up with the future King John. John became his enemy after a childhood quarrel. As an adult, Fulk was stripped of his family's holdings, and took to the woods as an outlaw. The story may combine aspects of the lives of two Fulk FitzWarins, father and son, who lived in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. The tale of Fulk FitzWarin has been noted for its parallels to the Robin Hood legend. (See the Introduction to Fouke le Fitz Waryn, edited by Stephen Knight and Thomas H. Ohlgren, originally published in Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales, Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 1997.) It is also similar to that of other medieval outlaws such as Eustace the Monk and Hereward the Wake.

A modern fictional re-telling of Fitzwarin's story can be found in Elizabeth Chadwick's Lords of the White Castle. The book Shadows and Strongholds tells of the loss of the familial holding of Whittington to the Welsh family of Powys and of the relationship between Brunin Fitzwarin (later, Fulke Le Brun, father of Fulke Fitzwarin) and Hawise de Dinan (later Hawise Fitzwarin, mother to Fulke Fitzwarin). Fulk Fitzwarin II is included in the stained glass window at St Laurences Church Ludlow.

References

   * Fouke le Fitz Waryn, edited by Stephen Knight and Thomas H. Ohlgren, originally published in Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales, Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 1997.
   * DeGidio, Wanda Ware. Ware Family History Descendants from Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Kings and Queens, and Presidents of the United States. [Philadelphia, Pa.]: Xlibris Corp, 2003. googlebooks Accessed December 8, 2007.

External links

   * Fouke le Fitz Waryn at TEAMS Middle English Texts
   * L'Histoire de Foulques FitzWarin, A Treatise on the Law of Landlord and Tenant, as Administered in Ireland, John Smith Furlong, 1845

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Given the 12th and 13th cty references, I would estimate that these are these two. -------------------- Fulk FitzWarin (also called Fulke or Fouke FitzWaryn or FitzWarren) was a medieval landed gentleman turned outlaw, from Whittington Castle in the English county of Shropshire. The traditional story of his life survives in a French prose "ancestral romance", extant in a miscellaneous manuscript containing English, French and Latin texts, which is based on a lost verse romance.

A 16th century summary of a Middle English version has also been preserved.

Birth: unknown Alveston Gloucestershire, England Death: 1197 Alveston Gloucestershire, England

Fulk Fitzwarin also known as Brunin. He was the son of a man also named Fulk Fitzwarin. He was raised by his future father in law Joscelin de Dinan. Fulk married Hawise, daughter of Joscelin de Dinan and Sybil Talbot, sometime around 1160 and is traditionally stated to have made a claim upon Ludlow, which was allowed. The Shropshire Pipe Roll of 1177 shows that he had been amerced forty merks by Henry II for forest trespass. About 1180, he successfully disputed the right of Shrewsbury Abbey to the advowson of Alberbury. Ten years later he was fined 100l. for his wife's share of an inheritance and through her probably acquired and interest in several Wiltshire manors. On 6 Nov 1194, he was named as attorney for his wife in a suit of mort d'ancestre on account of the lands in the same county; and was fined ten merks to be excused transfretation to Normandy. In 1195, he is entered as owing forty merks for the castle of Whittington adjudged to him in curia regis. The fine remained unliquidated in 1201. He died in 1197. The next year, his widow paid thirty merks that she might not be obliged to remarry. Her name constantly appears as a litigant down to 1226. Fulk and Hawise was the parents of Fulk whom the legend of Robin Hood was inspired and a daughter Eve who married Thomas de Londres


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Spouse:
 Hawise de Dinan (____ - 1226)*

Children:
 Fulk Fitzwarin (1160 - 1219)*
 Eve FitzWarin (1169 - ____)*
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Burial: Unknown


Maintained by: A.D.L Originally Created by: L. C. B. Record added: Aug 11, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 74748203

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Fulk IV FitzWarin's Timeline

1169
1169
Whittington Shropshire, England
1220
1220
Alvaston, Glouscestershire, England
1245
1245
Age 25
Whittington, Shropshire, England
1251
1251
Age 31
Upton Magna, Shropshire, UK
1253
1253
Age 33
Whittington, Shropshire, , England
1255
1255
Age 35
Whittington, Shropshire, England
1258
1258
Age 38
Shropshire, UK
1264
May 14, 1264
Age 44
River Ouse, Battle of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England
1990
March 27, 1990
Age 44
June 4, 1990
Age 44