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William de Malbank

Also Known As: "de Maldebeng", "de Melbank"
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Wich Malbank, Nantwich Hundred, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Malbank, 2nd Baron of Wich Malbank and Petronila Malbank
Husband of Andilicia de Beauchamp
Father of Phillipa Bassett; William de Malbank; Eleanor Malbank and Auda de Vernon
Brother of Philip de Malbank

Occupation: 5th Baron of Shipbroke
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About William de Malbank, 3rd Baron of Wich Malbank

From his Wikipedia page:


William Malbank (also William de Malbanc and William II de Malbank) (c. 1125 – 1176) [citation needed] was a Norman landowner who was the third Baron of Wich Malbank, now known as Nantwich, in Cheshire. His grandfather of the same name was the first Baron.[1]


The son of Hugh Malbank, 2nd Baron, and his wife, Petronilla, he held substantial lands in and around the salt town of Nantwich, amounting to much of the Nantwich hundred. His father founded Combermere Abbey in Cheshire in around 1133, and William Malbank is known to have confirmed the foundation and added further gifts.[1]

Little else is recorded of his life. His wife Andilicia probably died early in the reign of Henry II. They had no male heirs and, on his death, his lands and the privileges of the Nantwich barony were divided between his three daughters.[1] Philippa, the eldest, inherited Nantwich Castle as part of her share of the town. She married Thomas, Lord Basset of Headington in Oxfordshire. The second daughter, Eleanor, did not marry; her lands were granted to Henry de Audley.[1] Auda (also Adena), the youngest daughter, married Warin (also Warren) de Vernon; their daughter Auda (also Aldetha) brought Sandon in Staffordshire by marriage to Sir William Stafford, a member of the great baronial family of Stafford Castle.[1][2]

See also: Malbon, the modern version of the Malbank surname


  • 1 Hall, pp. 17–24
  • 2 Sandon history


Hall J. A History of the Town and Parish of Nantwich, or Wich Malbank, in the County Palatine of Chester (2nd edn) (E.J. Morten; 1972) (ISBN 0-901598-24-0) -------------------- William de Malbank, 5th Baron of Shipbroke

Male 1150 - 1186

Father Hugh Malbank, Baron, d. Aft 1130

Mother Pentralo

Family Lady Alda de Beauchamp, b. Bef 1156, of, ,Bedforshire,England d. Aft 1190


1. Philippe Malbank

2. Lady Auda Malbank, b. Abt 1192, of Sandon

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William de Malbank, 3rd Baron of Wich Malbank's Timeline

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
May 8, 1158
Age 33
Age 35
Wich Malbank, Cheshire, England
Age 46
Wich Malbank, Cheshire, England
Age 51
Wich Malbank, Nantwich Hundred, Cheshire, England
Age 51
Wich Malbank, Cheshire, England
Age 51
Oxfordshire, , England