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William Windsor, MP, 2nd Baron Windsor

Birthplace: Of, Stanwell, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Bradenham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Bradenham, Buckinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Andrew Windsor, 1st Baron Windsor and Lady Elizabeth Windsor (Blount), Baroness Windsor
Husband of Margaret Sambourne, Baroness Windsor and Elizabeth Windsor
Father of Eleanor Broome (Windsor); Edward Windsor, 3rd Baron Windsor of Bradenham; Anne Grey; Thomas Windsor; Sir Thomas Windsor and 5 others
Brother of Eleanor Nevill; Elizabeth Windsor; Andrew Windsor; George Windsor; Sir Edmund Windsor of Stoke Poges and 3 others

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About William Windsor, MP, 2nd Baron Windsor

William Windsor, 2nd Baron Windsor was the son of  Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor of Bradenham and  Elizabeth BLOUNT, Baroness Windsor of Bradenham.

From WINDSOR, William (by 1499-1558), of Bradenham, Bucks.

Family and Education

b. by 1499, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Sir Andrew Windsor, 1st Lord Windsor, and bro. of Thomas. educ. ?M. Temple m. (1) by 1527, Margaret, da. of William Sambourne of Fernham in Shrivenham, Berks., at least 5s. inc. Sir Thomas 1da.; (2) by Mar. 1554, Elizabeth, da. of Peter Cowdray of Herriard, Hants, wid. of Richard Paulet (d. by 1515), 1s. 1da. KB 30 May 1533; suc. fa. as 2nd Lord Windsor 30 Mar. 1543.1


Windsor signed the device settling the crown on Jane Grey, but soon joined the magnates who proclaimed Queen Mary in Buckinghamshire. On 22 July 1553 he, Sir Edward Hastings and Sir Edmund Peckham were ordered to dismiss their troops and join Mary at Framlingham. Windsor died on 20 Aug. 1558 leaving to his eldest surviving son and heir Sir Edward Windsor, aged 26, a rich inheritance of lands in 14 counties. In his will of 10 Aug. he had asked to be buried according to his ‘degree and estate’ at Bradenham, where he had built a new manor house, or at Hounslow, Middlesex, beside his parents. His London house in Cripplegate called Windsor Place he left to his widow with remainder to his next male heir. He made provision for the education of his son William at Oxford or at one of the inns of court or of chancery, and for Philip and Elizabeth, his children by his second wife: Philip was to receive from Bradenham three christening cups including one given to him by his godfather King Philip. Among the executors and overseers of the will, which was proved on 10 Dec. 1558, were Windsor’s kinsmen by marriage William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester, Lord Chidiock Paulet and Sir George Paulet, as well as William Roper and (Sir) Thomas White II.6


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  • 13. Elizabeth Stratton, daughter and heiress, born about 1425. She married about 1439 John Andrew (or Andrews), Esq., of Baylham, Suffolk, laywer, Burgess for Ipswich and Bletchingley, Suffolk, son of James Andrews, of Ipswich, Suffolk, by Alice, daughter and heiress of John Weyland. He was born perhaps about 1415. They had two daughters, Elizabeth and Anne. ....
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  • 14. Elizabeth Andrew, 1st daughter and co-heiress. She married (1st) before 1 Feb. 1465/6 Thomas Windsor, Esq., of Stanwell, Middlesex, and West Hagbourne, Berkshire, lawyer, Usher of the Chamber, Constable of Windsor Castle, Knight of the Shire for Middlesex, son and heir of Miles Windsor, Esq., of Stanwell, Middlesex, by Joan, daughter of Walter Green. He was born about 1441 (aged 11 in 1452). They had three sons, Andrew, Andrew (2nd of name), Knt., K.B. [1st Lord Windsor], and Anthony, Knt., and four daughters, Elizabeth, Bridget, Alice and Anne.
  • 15. Andrew Windsor, Knt., K.B., of Stanwell, Middlesex, member of the Middle Temple, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe, Steward of Windsor, Privy Councillor, Sheriff of cos. Buckingham and Bedford, Knight of the Shire for Buckinghamshire, 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir, born in Feb. 1467 (aged 18 in 1485). He married about 1490 Elizabeth Blount, daughter of William Blount, Knt., of Derby, by Margaret, daughter and eventual co-heiress of Thomas Echingham, Knt., of Etchingham, Sussex (descendant of King Henry III) [see ECHINGHAM 13.i for her ancestry]. She was born shortly before 1471 and was elder sister and co-heiress of Edward Blount, 2nd Lord Mountjoy. They had four sons, George, 'William [2nd Lord Windsor]', Edmund, and Thomas, and four daughters, Elizabeth (wife of Peter Vavasour, Knt.), Anne (wife of Roger Corbet), Edith, and Eleanor. *Children of Andrew Windsor, Knt., K. B., by Elizabeth Blount:
  • i. Edith Windsor [see next].
  • ii. Eleanor Windsor, married Edward Neville, Knt., of Addington Park, Kent [see BERGAVENNY 13.ii].
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William Windsor, MP, 2nd Baron Windsor's Timeline

Of, Stanwell, Middlesex, England
Age 27
Age 34
Stanwell, Middlesex, England
Age 44
March 1554
Age 56
August 20, 1554
Age 56
Bradenham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
August 29, 1558
Age 56
Bradenham, Buckinghamshire, England
April 27, 1932
Age 56
June 21, 1932
Age 56
November 10, 1953
Age 56