Sir William Tyrrell, Kt. of Gipping

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William Tyrrell, Kt.

Also Known As: "William Tirrell", "William Tyrel", "William Terrell", "William Tirrel", "William Terell", "William Teril", "William Thurold", "William Turold", "Knight of Gripping"
Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Heron, East Hordon, Essex, England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
Cause of death: Beheaded.
Place of Burial: City of London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Tyrell, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons and Alice Eleanor Tyrrell
Husband of Anne Tyrrell; Margaret Tyrrell and Philippa Tyrrell
Partner of Philippa Guildford
Father of Thomas Tyrrell, of Beeches; Mary Huntington; Sir James Tyrrell, Kt.; Dorothy Boteler; Eleanor Knyvett and 1 other
Brother of Sir Thomas Tyrell, of Heron

Occupation: Knight
Managed by: Christian Aaron PERKS
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About Sir William Tyrrell, Kt. of Gipping

From his father's Wikipedia page:

William Tyrrell of Gipping, Suffolk, beheaded on Tower Hill 23 February 1462, who married Margaret Darcy, by whom he was the father of Sir James Tyrrell.[1]


  • 1. Horrox, Rosemary (2004). Tyrell family (per. c.1304–c.1510). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 11 July 2013. (subscription required)

Not to be confused with brother William Tyrrell, of Beeches in Rawreth, Essex who died c1471. He married firstly Anne FitzSimon, daughter of William FitzSimon, and secondly Philippa Thornbury, daughter of John Thornbury.


Death date and location appears to be poorly supported:

William Tyrrell (John Tyrrell5, Walter Thomas Tyrrell4, Walter Tyrrell3, Margaret Heron2, William Heron1)

  • was born Abt 1408 in Of, Heron, East Horndon, Essex, England,
  • and died Abt 1459 in Of, Gipping Hall, Near Stowmarket, Suffolk, England.
  • He married Margaret Darcy, daughter of Robert Darcy and Alice FITZ LANGLEY.
    • She was born Abt 1425 in Of, Gipping, Suffolk, England.

Children of William Tyrrell and Margaret Darcy are:

  • 1. + 16 i. Dorothy Tyrrell died in Woodhall, Watton, Hertfordshire, England.
  • 2. + 17 ii. Eleanor Tyrrell was born Aft 1464 in Gipping, Suffolk.
  • 3. + 18 iii. James Tyrrell was born Abt 1450 in Gripping, Essex, Eng.

William Tyrell was beheaded on Tower Hill on 23 February 1462, together with Sir Thomas Tuddenham and John Montgomery. John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford, and his eldest son and heir, Aubrey, were beheaded on 26 February and 20 February, respectively, after the discovery of an alleged plot to murder Edward IV. No records of the trials of the alleged conspirators have survived to shed light on what part, if any, Tyrrell played in the alleged conspiracy. He was not attainted, and his eldest son, James Tyrrell (c.1455 – 6 May 1502), [and heir's wardship and the custody of his lands were granted to Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, who sold them to William Tyrrell's widow in March 1463 for £50.

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Sir William Tyrrell, Kt. of Gipping's Timeline

Heron, East Hordon, Essex, England
Age 42
Stowmarket, Suffolk, England
Age 51
Stowmarket, Suffolk, England
February 23, 1462
Age 54
London, Middlesex, England
Age 54
Age 54
Gipping, Suffolk, England
September 28, 1543
Age 54
City of London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
July 17, 1992
Age 54
February 15, 1994
Age 54