William "the Younger" Peverel, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (1080 - c.1155) MP

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Nicknames: "The Younger", ""The /Younger"/"
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Sussex Square, London, Middlesex, England
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About William "the Younger" Peverel, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire

http://www.duston.org.uk/peverel.htm

The Peverel Line

There are known to have been four generations of William Peverals, referred to here as I, II, III and IV. William Peverel I, was probably born in 1052 and died in 1113. He was married to Adelina who died in 1119. William I had five children: William II died in 1100; Matilda (who was alive in 1130); William III (presumed deceased prior to 1149); Henry (who married Oddona) and Adeliza (married Richard de Rivieres). He founded Nottingham Castle and Lenton Abbey, and it appears that the Peverels were Sheriffs of Nottingham until the time of William Peverel IV.

William Peverel I gave 40 acres of land on which to build an abbey (St James Abbey) at Duston, plus a wooden Church in 1103 or 1104. Henry I, the youngest son of William the Conqueror (born 1068) was friendly with William Peverel and, if we accept the story, was his half-brother. Henry I reigned from 1100 to 1135 and was a good scholar (‘Beauclerk’ was his nickname, and he is credited with the comment ‘an unlettered king is only a crowned ass ‘). It is due to his charters and recording that we begin to learn about Duston in print – he visited Northampton, possibly to check up on Simon de Senlis, William Peverel and their buildings: Northampton Castle/St. Andrew’s Priory and St. James’ Abbey respectively.

William Perverel III had two children: Henry, who predeceased his father, and William IV.

William IV married Avicia de Lancaster and supported King Stephen against Matilda and Henry II. William IV had a child named Margaret, who married William, Earl of Ferrers (Higham Ferrers). William Peverel IV, the Sheriff of Nottingham, fled on the advance of Henry II and entered a monastery in 1155. Henry II gave the ‘Honor of Peverel’ (including Duston) to Ranulf, Earl of Chester, which reverted to John ‘Count of Mortaine’ in 1174, marking the end of the Peverel line.

References

For a fuller profile of the Peverels, see Bridges’ and Bakers’ separate accounts in their ‘Histories of Northampton ‘ and look at the Peverel Society’s documents held at Nottingham Library.

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  1. ID: I39633
  2. Name: William "The Younger" Peveril
  3. Given Name: William "The Younger"
  4. Surname: Peveril
  5. Prefix: Sir
  6. Suffix: Of Nottingham
  7. Sex: M
  8. Birth: Abt 1080-1085 in Nottingham, Nottingham, England
  9. Death: 1155 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England 1 1
  10. Change Date: 21 Sep 2005 at 15:23
  11. Note:

Complete Peerage, Appendix I.

William Peverel the younger, one of the principal supportors of KINGSTEPHEN, was a commander at the Battle of the Standard and was takenprisoner at the Battle of Lincoln. His estates were forfeited for a time,and his castle of Nottingham was committed by THE EMPRESS [MAUD] toWilliam Paynel. He recovered it in 1143. His wives were Odonna and AVICEDE LANCASTRIA, who was presumably a daughter of Count Roger the Poitevin(cognomine Pictaviensis), Lord of the honour of Lancaster, by his wifeAumodis, Countess of La Marche. He had a son Henry, and a daughter,Margaret, eventually, or in her issue, his heir, and a wife of Robert,Earl of Ferrers.

About March 1152/3 HENRY, Duke of Normandy [the future King HENRY II] andcount of Anjou, by a charter expedited at Devizes, formulated what he wasprepared to give to [RANULF DE GERNON] the Earl of Chester, as the priceof his support; not indeed, even to the half of the kingdom, but yet noinconsiderable portion of it. It ought to be unnecessary to have to statethat these extensive grants never took effect. Nine months afterwards, inDec. 1153, THE EARL died, poisoned, as men said, by William Peverel.

Shortly after his accession to the throne, KING HENRY II visitedNottinghamshire, in order, as the annalists state, to disinherit WilliamPeverel for having poisoned THE EARL, but more probably to punish him forwhat had previously been termed his wickedness and treason. William, onTHE KING's approach, retired to one of his religious foundations where hebecame a monk. The honor of Peverel remained in the Crown for nearly halfa century. [Complete Peerage, Appendix I, pp. 762-5 (English/non-Latinportion of text)]

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The following information was contained in a post-em by Curt Hofemann,curt_hofemann@yaoo.com:

of Nottingham, the younger; one of the chief supporters of King Stephen[Ref: Watney #779]

1137: a commander at the battle of The Standard [Ref: Watney #779]

Peverel, William. Perhaps illegitimate son of William I by his mistress;took name of Peverel from stepfather who married her. Large holdings inNotts. and Derby. Also in 6 other counties. [Ref: Domesday Online:http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/index.html]

Of Willelm Peurel (sic) de Nottingham, Keats-Rohan has this to say:Norman, major tenant-in-chief centred upon Nottinghamshire andDerbyshire. There is no direct evidence of any relationship with RanulfPeverel . . . but it is highly likely that they were related and possiblyquite closely. . . . By his wife Adeline he had issue two sons namedWilliam of whom one predeceased him and a daughter Adeliz . . . died1113/4 . . . on the honour of Peverel see HKF i, 146ff. [Honors andKnights' Fees, W. Farrer, 3 vols, Manchester, 1923-5] [Ref: ReniaSimmonds <renia.s@ntlworld.com> 18 Mar 2002 message to Gen-Medieval]

[Note: the above text from CP, Appendix I (as transcribed by Jim Stevens)was attached here, with several omissions and mistakes. I have correctedthe text to agree with what is stated in CP and placed it above.]

Cokayne's "Complete Peerage" (Derby, p. 192), identifies him asMARGARET's father. [Ref: Jim Stevens:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jast/index.html] Note: I haveremoved Jim's "RIN" (ID #'s) from the above & there are several sentencesthat may have been miscopied/reworded as they don't make sense = seewhere I have added (sic)... Curt

Regards,

Curt

Father: William "The Elder" Peverel b: 1050 in Normandy, , France

Mother: Adelina (Adeliza) b: Abt 1055 in Nottinghamshire, England

Marriage 1 Oddona Peverel b: Abt 1085 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

  • Married: Abt 1118
  • Note: 1st Wife
  • Change Date: 21 Nov 2004

Children

1. Has Children Richard Peverel b: Abt 1110 in Ermynton, Devonshire, England

Marriage 2 Avice de Lancaster b: 1095 in Nottingham, Nottingham, England

  • Married: Abt 1112 in La Marche, France
  • Change Date: 21 Sep 2005

Children

1. Has Children Margaret Peverel b: 1114-1115 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

2. Has Children Helen Peverel b: 1115 in Owestrie, Shropshire, Eng

Sources:

1. Abbrev: Susan Cary

Title: Susan Cary

William "the Younger" Peverel (c. 1080 - 1155) was the son of William Peverel. He lived in Nottingham, England. [1]

He married Avicia de Lancaster (1088 - c. 1150) in La Marche, Normandy, France. She was the daughter of Roger "The Poitevin" Montgomery and Countess Almodis of La Marche. In 1114, she bore a daughter, Margaret Peverel.[1] Another member of his family, Maude Peverel (a sister or daughter) was - by 1120 - the first wife of Robert fitz Martin.

William inherited the Honour of Peverel.

Scottish atrocities depicted on the 14th century Luttrell Psalter.

He was a principal supporter of King Stephen, and a commander in the Battle of the Standard. He was captured at The Battle of Lincoln.[2]

King Henry II dispossessed William of the Honour, for conspiring to poison the Earl of Chester - though historians speculate that the King wished to punish him for his 'wickedness and treason' in supporting King Stephen. The Earl died before he took possession of the Honour, and it stayed in the Crown for about a half century.[2][3]

[edit] References

1. ^ a b "Peverel Family Genealogy". Our Folk. http://www.renderplus.com/hartgen/htm/peverel.htm#name5059. Retrieved on 2008-05-13.

2. ^ a b Cokayne, George E.; other authors (1887-98). The Complete Peerage (extant, extinct or dormant). Volume 4 (4th Edition ed.). pp. 762-768. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jast/D0012/G0000098.html. Retrieved on 2008-05-13.

3. ^ "Langar Hall ~ A Microcosm of English History". Baronage. http://www.baronage.co.uk/langar/langar-1.html. Retrieved on 2008-05-13.

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William "the Younger" Peverel (c. 1080 - 1155) was the son of William Peverel. He lived in Nottingham, England. [1]

He married Avicia de Lancaster (1088 - c. 1150) in La Marche, Normandy, France. She was the daughter of Roger "The Poitevin" Montgomery and Countess Almodis of La Marche. In 1114, she bore a daughter, Margaret Peverel.[1] Another member of his family, Maude Peverel (a sister or daughter) was - by 1120 - the first wife of Robert fitz Martin.

William inherited the Honour of Peverel.

He was a principal supporter of King Stephen, and a commander in the Battle of the Standard. He was captured at The Battle of Lincoln.[2]

King Henry II dispossessed William of the Honour, for conspiring to poison the Earl of Chester - though historians speculate that the King wished to punish him for his 'wickedness and treason' in supporting King Stephen. The Earl died before he took possession of the Honour, and it stayed in the Crown for about a half century

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William "the Younger" Peverel (c. 1080 - 1155) was the son of William Peverel. He lived in Nottingham, England.

He married Avicia de Lancaster (1088 - c. 1150) in La Marche, Normandy, France. She was the daughter of Roger "The Poitevin" Montgomery and Countess Almodis of La Marche. In 1114, she bore a daughter, Margaret Peverel. Another member of his family, Maude Peverel (a sister or daughter) was - by 1120 - the first wife of Robert fitz Martin.

William inherited the Honour of Peverel.

Scottish atrocities depicted on the 14th century Luttrell Psalter.

He was a principal supporter of King Stephen, and a commander in the Battle of the Standard. He was captured at The Battle of Lincoln.

King Henry II dispossessed William of the Honour, for conspiring to poison the Earl of Chester - though historians speculate that the King wished to punish him for his 'wickedness and treason' in supporting King Stephen. The Earl died before he took possession of the Honour, and it stayed in the Crown for about a half century. -------------------- Lord of Nottingham William Peverel the Younger was one of the principal supporters of King Stephen.

William fought as a commander with the Normans against invading Scots in the Battle of the Standard on 22 August 1138 in Cowton Moor, north of Northallerton, Yorkshire England.

William was taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln on 2 February 1141 in Lincolnshire, when King Stephen's siege of Lincoln castle was reversed by supporters of Maud.

William saw his estates forfeited for a time, and his castle of Nottingham was committed by the Empress Maud to William, but he recovered it in 1143.

William helped to poison the excommunicated Ranulph de Gernon, 5th Earl of Chester (he helped Ranulf's wife, Maud) on 16 December 1153.

King Henry II dispossessed William of his estates probably to punish him for what had previously been termed his wickedness and treason in 1155.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p101.htm#i12257 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Peverel_the_Younger):

William "the Younger" Peverel (c. 1080–1155) was the son of William Peverel. He lived in Nottingham, England.[1]

He married Avicia de Lancaster (1088 – c. 1150) in La Marche, Normandy, France. She was the daughter of Roger "The Poitevin" Montgomery and Countess Almodis of La Marche. In 1114, she bore a daughter, Margaret Peverel.[1] Another member of his family, Maude Peverel (a sister or daughter) was - by 1120 - the first wife of Robert fitz Martin.

William inherited the Honour of Peverel, the estate that had been granted his father.

He was a principal supporter of King Stephen, and a commander in the Battle of the Standard. He was captured at The Battle of Lincoln.[2]

King Henry II dispossessed William of the Honour, for conspiring to poison the Earl of Chester - though historians speculate that the King wished to punish him for his 'wickedness and treason' in supporting King Stephen. The Earl died before he took possession of the Honour, and it stayed in the Crown for about a half century.[2][3] [edit] References

: 1. ^ a b "Peverel Family Genealogy". Our Folk. http://www.renderplus.com/hartgen/htm/peverel.htm#name5059. Retrieved 2008-05-13. : 2. ^ a b Cokayne, George E.; other authors (1887-98). The Complete Peerage (extant, extinct or dormant). Volume 4 (4th Edition ed.). pp. 762–768. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jast/D0012/G0000098.html. Retrieved 2008-05-13. : 3. ^ "Langar Hall ~ A Microcosm of English History". Baronage. http://www.baronage.co.uk/langar/langar-1.html. Retrieved 2008-05-13.

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William "the Younger" Peverel, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire's Timeline

1080
1080
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
1114
1114
Age 34
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
1114
Age 34
1114
Age 34
1122
1122
Age 42
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
1155
1155
Age 75
Sussex Square, London, Middlesex, England
1935
January 5, 1935
Age 75
MANTI
January 5, 1935
Age 75
MANTI
January 5, 1935
Age 75
MANTI
January 29, 1935
Age 75
MANTI