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William de Ufford, KG

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Birthplace: Suffolk, England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Suffolk, England
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Son of Robert d' Ufford, 1st Earl Of Suffolk and Margret Norwich
Husband of Joan de Montagu and Isabella de Beauchamp
Father of Robert de Ufford
Brother of Catherine d'Ufford; Margaret Ferrers; Cecily Willoughby; Thomas de Ufford, KG; Walter d'Ufford and 1 other

Occupation: 2nd Earl of Suffolk
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William de Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, KG (c. 1339 – 15 February 1382) was an English nobleman in the reigns of Edward III and Richard II. He was the son of Robert de Ufford, who was created Earl of Suffolk by Edward III in 1337.[2] William had three older brothers who all predeceased him, and in 1369 he succeeded his father. In the 1370s, he participated in several campaigns of the Hundred Years' War, but this period was not a successful one for England. Suffolk was closely connected to Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and his conciliatory skills were highly valued in national politics. He helped arbitrate in the conflict between Gaunt and the parliamentary Commons during the Good Parliament. In 1381, Suffolk took part in suppressing the Peasants' Revolt in East Anglia, after narrowly escaping the rebels himself. He died suddenly in 1382 while attending parliament, and since he had no surviving children, his title went extinct and his property was dispersed.

From Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley ..., Volume 1 By Robert Edmond Chester Waters. Page 333:

The Earl had been twice married. His first wife, Joan de Montacute, died in 1375, in her twenty-seventh year, and was buried at Campsey. It may be guessed that her death was caused by grief for her children, for she had issue four sons and a daughter, who all died young, shortly before their mother.

The Earl married secondly, before 27th June 1376, without the King's license, Isabella, widow of John Lord le Strange of Blackmere. (111) She was one of the ten daughters of Thomas Beauchamp third Earl of Warwick K.G., and was, therefore, the sister of Elizabeth, wife of Sir Thomas Ufford K.G., who has been already mentioned. ...

Sir Robert de Ufford of Wrentham became on the Earl's death the heir male of Ufford.

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William de Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, KG (30 May 1338 – 15 February 1382) was an English nobleman in the reigns of Edward III and Richard II. He was the son of Robert de Ufford, who was created Earl of Suffolk by Edward III in 1337. William had three older brothers who all predeceased him, and in 1369 he succeeded his father. In the 1370s, he participated in several campaigns of the Hundred Years' War, but this period was not a successful one for England. Suffolk was closely connected to Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and his conciliatory skills were highly valued in national politics. He helped arbitrate in the conflict between Gaunt and the parliamentary Commons during the Good Parliament. In 1381, Suffolk took part in suppressing the Peasants' Revolt in East Anglia, after narrowly escaping the rebels himself. He died suddenly in 1382 while attending parliament, and since he had no surviving children, his title went extinct and his property was dispersed.

In the autumn of 1367, William de Ufford and Thomas Beauchamp were going overseas, probably on a crusade to Prussia. On 4 November 1369, William's father died, shortly after his oldest son Robert, who was childless. William, who was now the heir of the family, was invested with the earldom of Suffolk soon after. As earl of Suffolk he participated in several campaigns in the rather unsuccessful stage of the Hundred Years' War in the 1370s, along with Beauchamp, who had recently become Earl of Warwick. They escorted King Charles II of Navarre to and from Cherbourg for his visit to England in 1370. In 1372, they were summoned by King Edward III for an abortive expedition to France, and in 1373–74, they accompanied the king's son John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, on the prince's fruitless chevauchée from Calais to Bordeaux. In 1375 or 1376, Suffolk was bestowed the Order of the Garter. Also around this time, the relationship between the earls of Suffolk and Warwick was strengthened further. Suffolk's first wife Joan must have died at some unknown point before 1376, when he married Isabel, Warwick's sister.

Suffolk's connection with John of Gaunt was strong, a family connection that went back to the times of Suffolk's father. Suffolk's second wife Isabel had a daughter from a previous marriage, who was in Gaunt's wardship. This daughter, Elizabeth, who was an heiress of Lord Strange, was probably transferred to Isabel's household at her marriage to Suffolk. The two lords also maintained some of the same men as servants, or retainers. At the Good Parliament in 1376, Suffolk was elected to a committee that would discuss the parliament's grievances concerning the failed fiscal and military policies of Gaunt, who was the de facto ruler of England. In spite of his association with Gaunt, the parliament trusted Suffolk's neutrality and equality in such a position

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Sir William Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, Lord Ufford, Admiral of the Fleet towards the North was born on 30 May 1338; Age 30 in 1369. He married Joan Montacute, daughter of Sir Edward de Montacute, 1st Lord Montagu and Alice Plantagenet, before 28 October 1362; They had 4 sons (Robert; Thomas; William; & Edward) & 1 daughter (Margaret). Sir William Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, Lord Ufford, Admiral of the Fleet towards the North married Isabel de Beauchamp, daughter of Sir Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, Sheriff of Worcestershire, Warwickshire, & Leicestershire, Marshal of England and Katherine de Mortimer, circa 12 June 1376; No issue. Sir William Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, Lord Ufford, Admiral of the Fleet towards the North died on 15 February 1382 at ascending the steps at the House of Lords, London, Middlesex, England, at age 43; d.s.p.s; buried at Campsey Priory, Suffolk.

Family 1

Joan Montacute b. 2 Feb 1349, d. b 12 Jun 1376

Child

Robert de Ufford11,12,4,7,8 d. c 1 Aug 1375

Family 2

Isabel de Beauchamp d. 29 Sep 1416

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William de Ufford, 2nd & last Earl of Suffolk's Timeline

1338
May 30, 1338
Suffolk, England
1369
1369
Age 30
Of, Warwick, Warwick, England
1382
February 15, 1382
Age 43
London, Middlesex, England
1995
March 2, 1995
Age 43
July 31, 1995
Age 43
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Suffolk, England