Sir William de Harcourt, Knight

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William de Harcourt, Knight

Birthplace: Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
Death: Died in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert d'Harcourt and Millicent / Isabel de Camville
Husband of Alice Noel of Ellenhall
Father of Sir Henry de Harcourt; Helen de Harcourt; Robert de Harcourt; Walter de Harcourt and Sir Richard de Harcourt, Knight
Brother of Oliver de Harcourt; Robert de Harcourt; John de Harcourt; Richard de Harcourt and Alice de Harcourt, Lady of Warwick

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About Sir William de Harcourt, Knight

1. William de Harcourt, his heir (Robert), Knight of Stanton-Harcourt, lord of the manor of Ellenhall, co. Stafford, jure uxoris, was called "The Englishman" to distinguish him from others of the same name. He married Alice, eldest daughter and co-heir of Thomas Noel, of Ronton, and Ellenhall, by Margaret his wife, eldest daughter and co-heir of Guy le Strange. By this lady William had two sons and a daughter as follows:

1. Richard de Harcourt, his heir, Knight of Stanton-Harcourt, Elenhall, etc. married Arabella Quincy, daughter of Saier de Quincy, Earl of Winchester, by Margaret, his wife, daughter of Robert de Bellemont, and sister and co-heir of Robert de Belloment, Earl of Leicester. By this lady, with whom he acquired the manor of Bosworth, etc. he had the following children:

1. William de Harcourt. Knight, of Stanton-Harcourt, Ellenhall, and Bosworth, who married (1) Alice Zouche, daughter of Ralph la Zouche, and sister of Alan la Zouche, and by her had two daughters: Margaret Harcourt, who married John Cantilupe, who d.s.p.; and Arabella, married Fulke Pembrugge. William married (2) Hillaria (or Eleanor) Hastings, daughter of Henry Hastings, Lord Hastings, by Ada, his wife, daughter of David, Earl of Huntingdon. See Burke, pg. 262.

2. Sayer (Saier) de Harcourt.

3. Maud Harcourt, married Giles Peneston, Knight.

Richard died in 1258, and was succeeded by his son, William.


Born: 1175, Bosworth Field, Leicester, Leicestershire, England

Died: 6 Apr 1223

Father: Robert De HARCOURT

Mother: Isabel De CAMVILLE

Married: Alice NOEL ABT 1202


1. Richard De HARCOURT (Sir)


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Sir William de Harcourt, Knight's Timeline

Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
Age 28
Stanton Harcourt, , Oxfordshire, England
Age 31
Alverley, Shropshire, England
Age 40
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
April 6, 1223
Age 48
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England