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Sir William de Etchingham

Birthdate: (37)
Birthplace: Etchingham, Sussex, England
Death: March 20, 1413 (33-41)
Etchingham, Sussex, England
Place of Burial: Assumption of Blessed Mary and St Nicholas, Etchingham, Rother District, East Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William de Etchingham and Elizabeth de Criol
Husband of Alice de Batisford Heiress of Buckholt and Joan Etchingham
Father of Elizabeth de Etchingham; William de Echingham; Richard de Echingham; Margaret de Echingham; Joan Rikell and 5 others
Brother of Joan Etchingham; James Etchingham and Sir Thomas Echyngham

Occupation: Knight
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About Sir William de Etchingham

Etchingham - The Assumption and St Nicholas


1. (In front of altar) Sir William de Echingham. His headless, armoured effigy lacks its canopy. A curved inscription in Latin, records the rebuilding of the church and a moralising one at his feet in Norman-French (a late use) gives the time of his death as midnight on 18 January 1387 (1388 by modern reckoning). The brass is given to Series B (see London workshops) and the lettering has similarities with contemporary royal tombs at Westminster and Canterbury (Badham: Cast Effigies, p121).

2. (In floor) Sir William de Echingham (d1412), his wife and son, Sir Thomas (d1444) - triple effigies with canopy and shields. Woodman (p21) first noted a similarity to a triple brass of 1441 at West Grinstead, West Sussex, so it probably dates from after the death of Sir Thomas. Both also belong to Series B.


Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, Kaleen E Pg.69

34. Eleanor Maltravers, b. 1345, d. 10 Jan. 1405/6; m. Sir John D'Arundel, 1st Lord Arundel, d.1379, Marshall of England.

35. Joan D'Arundel, d. 1 Sept. 1404; m.1st William de Brien; m.2nd about 1401, Sir William de Echyngham of Echyngham, Sussex, d. 20 Mar. 1412/13.

36. Sir Thomas de Echyngham, lord of Echyngham, Sussex, b. abt. 1401 d. 15 Oct. 1444; m. 1415-1424 Margaret Knyvet, liv. 1467, dau. of John Knyvet, Sr.. and wife Joan of Norfolk, widow of Sir Robert de Tye of Barsham ds.p. 1415.


The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215: The Barons Named in the Magna Charta, 1215 ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, William Ryland Beall Pg.106

8. Eleanor Maltravers, Lady Maltravers, b. c. 1345, ae. 19 in 1364, d. 10 Jan. 1405/6; m. (1) 17 Feb. 1358/9, Sir John d'Arundel, son of Richard Fitz Alan of Arundel.

9. Joan Fitz Alan, of Arundel, d. 1 Sept 1404; m. (1) Sir William de Brien; m. (2) c. 1401, Sir William de Echyngham of Echyngham, co. Suffolk, d. 20 Mar 1412/13.

10. Sir Thomas de Echyngham, of Echyngham, d. 1444; m. (2) Margaret, dau. of John Knyvet, Sr and wife Joan of Norfolk, wid. of Sir Robert de Tye of Barsham, d.s.p. 1415.


Notes and queries for Somerset and Dorset ..., Volumes 7-8 Pg.290


The Topographer and Genealogist By John Gough Nichols Pg. 254


Sussex By Ian Nairn, Nikolaus Pevsner Pg.497



We are indebted to Wendy (Gwendolyn Jean Edmands) Pearson for research in this line.

For Sir William, see My Lines ( from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

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William de Echingham

b.abt.1376 of Echingham, Sussex, England; s/o William Echingham and Elizabeth Criol d.March 20, 1412/1413 Echingham, Sussex, England m.abt.1401; Joan FitzAlan (Arundel) b.abt.1360 of Echingham, Sussex, England; d/o John FitzAlan [Arundel] and Eleanor Maltravers d.Sept. 1, 1404

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Sir William de Etchingham's Timeline

June 1, 1358
Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England
Etchingham, Sussex, England
Age 18
Etchingham, Sussex, England
Age 21
Etchingham, East Sussex, England
Age 24
Echingham, Sussex, England
Age 28
Rother District, East Sussex, UK
Age 32
March 20, 1413
Age 37
Etchingham, Sussex, England