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Guillaume FitzWarin, Sir

Also Known As: "FitzWarrine", "Sir William"
Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Upton Magna, Shropshire, UK
Death: June 13, 1290 (35-43)
Alveston, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Fulk FitzWarin, IV and Constance de Tosny
Husband of Alice FitzWarin (de Somery)
Father of Margaret Fitzwarin; Isabel FitzWarin; Alice Fitzwarin and Asceline FitzWarin
Brother of Mabel FitzWarin; Fulk FitzWarin, V, 1st Baron FitzWarin; Joan Fritz Warin and Hawise FitzWarin

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About Guillaume FitzWarin, Sir

William FitzWarin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir William FitzWarin (d.c. 1299) was an English soldier active during the First War of Scottish Independence.


FitzWarin was made constable of Urquhart Castle following the English invasion of Scotland in 1296. Following the uprising of Andrew Moray, FitzWarin wrote to King Edward in July 1297: "Some evil disposed people have joined Andrew Moray at the castle of Avoch in Ross."

Present at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, he survived the defeat at the hands of the Scots under William Wallace.

He was appointed, by his supposed relative John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey the leader of the English army, to the constabulary of Stirling Castle, with Sir Marmaduke Thweng as his deputy, following the rout of the English army. Surrey left for England, planning to return within ten weeks. The Castle was besieged by the Scots and with little supples were eventually starved into submission. FitzWarin, with Thweng were committed as prisoners to Dumbarton Castle. FitzWarin was later exchanged for Henry Sinclair, 7th Baron of Roslin in a Prisoner exchange.[1]

FitzWarin died some point around 1299.


FitzWarin married Maria de Ergadia (d. between 1300–1303), daughter of Eóghan of Argyll. She had previously been the wife of Magnus Olafsson, King of Mann and the Isles (d. 1265), Maol Íosa II, Earl of Strathearn (d. 1271), and Hugh, Lord of Abernethy (d. 1291/2). Both FitzWarin and his wife were buried at Greyfriars, London.[2]

References Notes

  1. Jump up ^ Armstrong & McBride, p 56
  2. Jump up ^ Sellar, William David Hamilton (2004), "MacDougall, Ewen, lord of Argyll (d. in or after 1268)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ((subscription or UK public library membership required)), doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/49384, retrieved 5 July 2011. See also: Higgitt, John (2000), The murthly hours: devotion, literacy and luxury in Paris, England and the Gaelic west, University of Toronto Press, p. 19, ISBN 978-0-8020-4759-5.\


Stirling Bridge and Falkirk, 1297-98: William Wallace's rebellion, Armstrong P & McBride A. Osprey 2003. [1]

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Guillaume FitzWarin, Sir's Timeline

Upton Magna, Shropshire, UK
Age 24
Age 26
Shropshire, United Kingdom
Age 29
Age 34
Upton Magna, Shropshire, , England
June 13, 1290
Age 39
Alveston, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
April 26, 1994
Age 39
May 4, 1994
Age 39