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Fulk FitzWarin, IV

Also Known As: "Fulk Glas of Alberbury"
Birthplace: Alveston, Glouscestershire, England
Death: May 14, 1264
River Ouse, Battle of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England (Drowned at the Battle of Lewes)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Fulk FitzWarin III and Maud le Vavasour, Baroness le Botiller
Husband of Constance de Tosny
Father of Mabel FitzWarin; Guillaume FitzWarin, Sir; Fulk FitzWarin, V, 1st Baron FitzWarin; Joan Fritz Warin and Hawise FitzWarin
Brother of Hawise FitzWarin, Lady of Wem; Eva FitzWarin; Joan Fitz Warine and Sir Knight Fulk Glas Fitz Warine, de Layham of Alberbury
Half brother of Beatrice / Beatrix Fitzwalter le Botillier; Maud FitzTheobald le Boteler; Theobald II de Boteler; Eugenia Fitzwarin; Hugo de Lega and 1 other

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About Fulk FitzWarin, IV

Fulk IV FitzWarin (d.1264), drowned in the River Ouse while fleeing from the Battle of Lewes in 1264.[6]

B: Abt 1210 Alveston, Gloucestershire, England

D: 14 May 1264 Ouse River


  • Sir Fulk III FitzWarin1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
  • M, #15687, d. 14 May 1264
  • Father Sir Fulk II FitzWarin6 b. c 1185
  • Mother Maud le Vavasour6 b. c 1187, d. b 1226
  • Sir Fulk III FitzWarin was born at Salop, Alveston, Gloucestershire, Wantage, Berkshire. He married Constance de Tony, daughter of Sir Ralph VI de Tony, Lord Flamstead and Petronilla de Lacy; They had 1 son (Sir Fulk, 1st Lord FitzWarin) & at least 2 daughters.9,6,8 Sir Fulk III FitzWarin died on 14 May 1264 at Battle of Lewes, River Ouse, France; Drowned.
  • Family Constance de Tony d. b 11 Aug 1289
  • Children
    • Sir Fulk IV FitzWarin, 1st Lord FitzWarin, Baron of Whittington Castle+6 b. 14 Sep 1251, d. 24 Nov 1315
    • Katherine Fitzwarin+9 b. c 1255
  • Citations
  • [S4355] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 141, Vol. V, p. 495, notes, Vol. XII/2, p. 21; Wallop Family, p. 332; Stemmata Robertson, p. 230.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 232.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 449-450.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 422-424.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 200.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 659-660.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 97.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 173.
  • [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p522.htm#i15687


Baron FitzWarin

  • Baron FitzWarin (also spelt Fitz Waryn, FitzWarine,and Fitz-Warine) is an abeyant title in the Peerage of England. It was created by Writ of summons for Fulk V FitzWarine in 1295. His family had been great lords for nearly a century, at least since his grandfather Fulk III had recovered Whittington Castle in 1205. This castle was their main residence and its lordship was a marcher lordship near Oswestry. This has been in Shropshire since 1536 and also in the Domesday Book, but for much of the intervening period was regarded as part of Wales.
  • All the heads of the family had the name Fulk, and the barony with the castle and lordship of Whittington descended from father to son until the death of Fulk XI in 1420. It then passed down the female line into the Bourchier family. John Bourchier, 11th Baron FitzWarin was created Earl of Bath in 1536. However, the barony became abeyant upon the death of the 4th Earl in 1636 and remains so.
    • Predecessors of peers
  • Fulk I FitzWarin (d.1170/1), a supporter of King Henry II (1154-1189), of Whittington in Shropshire and Alveston in Gloucestershire, son of the "shadowy or mythical" Warin of Metz, Lorraine.[2]
  • Fulk II FitzWarin (fl.1194), married Hawise de Dinan, daughter and co-heiress of Joceas de Dinan.[3] His younger son was William FitzWarin who on being granted the Devon manor of Brightley for his seat, adopted the surname "de Brightley".[4]
  • Fulk III FitzWarin (died 1258), obtained Whittington Castle in 1204, and was the subject of the famous legend[5] Romance of Fouke le Fitz Waryn
  • Sir Fulk IV FitzWarin (d.1264), drowned in the River Ouse while fleeing from the Battle of Lewes in 1264.[6]
    • Barons FitzWarin (1295)
  • Fulk V FitzWarin, 1st Baron FitzWarin (1251–1315), summoned to Parliament as Lord Fitzwarine 23 June 1295.
  • Fulk VI FitzWarin, 2nd Baron FitzWarin (c.1285–1337)
  • Fulk VII FitzWarin, 3rd Baron FitzWarin (c.1315–1349)
  • Fulk VIII FitzWarin, 4th Baron FitzWarin (1340–1374)
  • Fulk IX FitzWarin, 5th Baron FitzWarin (1362–1391)
  • Fulk X FitzWarin, 6th Baron FitzWarin (1389–1407)
  • Fulk XI FitzWarin, 7th Baron FitzWarin (1406–1420)
  • Elizabeth FitzWarin, 8th Baroness FitzWarin (c.1404–c.1427), sister, married Richard II Hankford (c.1397-1431), son and heir of Richard I Hankford (dvp 1419), MP, son of Sir William Hankford (c.1350 – 1423),[7] of Annery, Devon, Chief Justice of the King's Bench. Upon her death the barony must have been in abeyance between her daughters Thomasine Hankford (1423–1453) and Elizabeth Hankford (c.1424-1433) until the death of the latter in 1433.
  • .... etc.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_FitzWarin ___________

  • Fulk III FitzWarin (c. 1160–1258) (alias Fulke, Fouke, FitzWaryn, FitzWarren, Fitz Warine, etc., Latinised to Fulco Filius Warini, "Fulk son of Warin") was a powerful marcher lord seated at Whittington Castle in Shropshire in England on the border with Wales, and also at Alveston in Gloucestershire. He rebelled against King John (1199-1216) from 1200 to 1203,[2] mainly over a dispute concerning his familial right to Whittington Castle, and was declared an outlaw. He was the subject of the famous mediaeval legend or "ancestral romance" entitled Fouke le Fitz Waryn, which relates the story of his life as an outlaw and his struggle to regain his patrimony from the king. He founded, between 1221 and 1226, Alberbury Priory in Shropshire which he granted to the Augustinian canons of Lilleshall but later transferred to the Order of Grandmont. His grandson was Fulk V FitzWarin, 1st Baron FitzWarin (1251-1315).[3]
  • Fulk III was the son of Fulk II FitzWarin (died 1197) by his wife Hawise le Dinan, a daughter and co-heiress of Josce de Dinan.[4] Fulk II was a marcher lord of Shropshire,[5] the son and heir of Fulk I FitzWarin (d.1170/1) of Whittington and Alveston, who himself was the son of (i.e. in Norman French Fitz, in modern French fils de) the family's earliest known ancestor, thus deemed the family patriarch, "Warin of Metz", from Lorraine.[4]
  • Warin of Metz the patriarch is however a "shadowy or mythical figure",[4] about whom little is certain. The later mediaeval romance Fouke le Fitz Waryn gives his name as "Warin de Metz". Whatever his true place of origin it is however generally believed that the head of the Warin family came to England during the reign of William the Conqueror (1066-1087). Neither the father nor his sons were during that reign tenants-in-chief, that is to say important vassals or feudal barons, rather their grants of lands were obtained from later kings.[6]
  • Fulk I (d.1170/1) was rewarded by King Henry II (1154-1189) for his support of his mother Empress Matilda in her civil war with King Stephen (1135-1154) and conferred to him in 1153 the royal manor of Alveston in Gloucestershire and in 1149 the manor of Whadborough in Leicestershire. Fulk II held those properties after the death of his father in 1171.[7]
  • At some time before 1178 Fulk II (d.1197) married Hawise de Dinan, a wealthy heiress, a daughter and co-heiress of Josce de Dinan, who held Ludlow Castle in the Welsh marches for the Empress Matilda during the civil war between herself and King Stephen.[8] Throughout his lifetime he encountered numerous problems in receiving his patrimony and his other claims to land. These land disputes included estates his father held in-chief from the crown and others which he had held from the Peverel family as overlords.
  • .... etc.
  • Fulk III FitzWarin married twice:
  • Firstly, in about 1207, to Maud le Vavasour (d.1226), (alias Matilda), daughter of Robert le Vavasour and widow of the powerful Lancashire baron Theobald Walter.[25] He secured pledges for the marriage from his brother William and from Maud's father, Robert le Vavasour, who was a tenant of the feudal barony of Skipton in Yorkshire.[26][27] Maud died in 1226 and was buried at her husband's foundation Alberbury Priory (alias New Abbey, Alberbury) in Shropshire.[28][29][30] He had the following progeny by Maud le Vavasour:
    • 1. Fulk IV FitzWarin (d.1264)[31]
    • 2. Fulk Glas[31]
    • 3. Hawise FitzWarin, wife of William Pantulf, a Marcher Lord[31]
    • 4. Joan FitzWarin[31]
    • 5. Eva FitzWarin[31]
  • Fulk married secondly to Clarice de Auberville, daughter and heiress of Robert de Auberville of Iden and Iham, Sussex (a great-grandson of Ranulf de Glanvill) by his wife Clarice de Gestling.[32][33][34] The progeny from this second marriage appears to have been a single surviving daughter:
    • 1. Mabel FitzWarin (−1297), who married 1stly William de Crevequer (no issue), and 2ndly John de Tregoz, Lord Tregoz (d. before 6 Sept 1300), by whom she had two daughters and coheirs, Clarice and Sybil[28][31]
  • Fulk III lived to a great age and at some time before his death in 1258, he handed over control of much of his responsibilities to his son and heir Fulk IV. In 1252 he made his will in which he stated his wish to be buried at the priory he founded, Alberbury Priory.[35]
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulk_FitzWarin


Lord of Whittington & Alveston

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Fulk FitzWarin, IV's Timeline

Alveston, Glouscestershire, England
April 1247
Age 27
Whittington, Shropshire, England
September 14, 1251
Age 31
Whittington, Salopshire, England
Age 31
Upton Magna, Shropshire, UK
Age 33
Whittington, Shropshire, , England
May 14, 1264
Age 44
River Ouse, Battle of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England
March 27, 1990
Age 44
June 4, 1990
Age 44