Sir William Windsor, 1st (and last) Baron Windsor

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William de Windsor

Birthplace: Bradenlove, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: September 15, 1385 (53-62)
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard de Windsor, of Stanwell and Juliana de Windsor
Husband of Alice Perrers, Royal Mistress
Brother of Margaret de Windsor; James de Windsor; Isabel de Windsor and Christian de Windsor

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About Sir William Windsor, 1st (and last) Baron Windsor

  • 'Sir William de Windsor1
  • 'M, #446315, d. 15 September 1384
  • Last Edited=3 Sep 2010
  • ' Sir William de Windsor was the son of Richard de Windsor and Julian Molyns.1 He died on 15 September 1384.1
  • ' He held the office of Lieutenant of Ireland circa 1369.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 591. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.
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  • 'William De WINDSOR (Sir Knight)
  • 'Born: ABT 1327, Bradenlove, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 'Died: 15 Sep 1385
  • Notes: In the Complete Peerage under Wyndesore (of Cumberland): William De Wyndesore, son and heir of Alexander (d. 1342/3) and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1349, during the Black Death), born 1322-28, a minor in 1342/3 but of age by 1349, became Lord Wyndesore (1383/4), married (c. 1376) Alice Ferrers, the notorious court beauty and mistress of Edward III. William was King's Lieutenant in Ireland 1368-1371/2 and again 1373-1376, and is remembered as the true founder of the Irish Parliament. He held Dungarvan and Black Castle (c.1367) in Ireland. In 1376 he was allowed to buy goods in Ireland to provision his castles in Wales and in Mar 1376/77, he was among those lord with lands in Wales who was warned of a possible Welsh attack. The precise connection between the Wyndesores of Cumberland and the Windsors of Stanwell has not been ascertained, though doubtless one exists. It has been suggested that Alexander, the founder of the Cumberland family who held lands in Compton, Surrey, was a younger son of William De Windsor, constable of Windsor Castle, son and heir of Walter fitz Other, who held Compton, Surrey, at the time of the Survey (Doomsday Book) and whose descendants were overlords there until 1541.
  • Father: Richard De WINDSOR
  • Mother: Julian MOLYNES
  • 'Married: Alice FERRERS ABT 1357
  • From: De WINDSOR (Sir Knight)1
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Bradenlove, Buckinghamshire, England
September 15, 1385
Age 58