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Sir William FitzEustace de Vesci, Sheriff of Northumberland, Lord of Alnwick, Lord of Knaresborou

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Birthplace: Knaresborough Castle, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
Death: September 1183 (63-72)
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
Place of Burial: Alnwick Abbey, Northumberland, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Eustace FitzJohn, Lord of Alnwick, Constable of Knaresborough and Cheshire and Baroness Beatrix de Vesci
Husband of Burga de Stuteville
Partner of Beatrice de Vesci
Father of Sybil de Vesey; Maud de Vesci; Eustace de Vesci, Lord of Alnwick Castle and Surety of the Magna Carta; Sir Warine de Vesci, Baron Knapton; Cecily de Vesci and 1 other
Brother of Lady Margery de Heydon, Lady and Geoffrey Fitz FitzEustace
Half brother of Richard FitzEustace Clavering, Lord of Halton

Occupation: Lord of Knaresborough, Sheriff of Northumberland, Sheriff of Northumberland; (de BURGH; de VESCI); Lord of KNARESBOROUGH
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About William FitzEustace de Vesci

William FitzEustace de VESCI, Sheriff of Northumberland, Lord of Alnwick.

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William FitzEustace de VESCI, Sheriff of Northumberland, Lord of Alnwick.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William de Vesci Noble family de Burgo de Vesci Father Eustace fitz John Mother Beatrix de Vesci William de Vesci (c.1125–1184) was an Anglo-Norman feudal lord and Sheriff. Born William fitz Eustace at Knaresborough Castle, Yorkshire, the son of Eustace Fitz John and Beatrix de Vesci, he took his mother's surname.

He was appointed Sheriff of Northumberland from 1155 to 1170 and then Sheriff of Lancashire from 1166 to 1170.

In 1174, he joined other knights such as Bernard de Balliol and Robert III de Stuteville under the command of Ranulf de Glanville, Sheriff of Westmorland to attack an invading Scottish army then besieging Alnwick castle in Northumberland. The Scottish king William I of Scotland (William the Lion) was captured and the invasion successfully repelled.

Marriage and issue He married Burga de Stuteville, daughter of Robert III de Stuteville, they had the following known issue:

Maud, married Thomas de Muschamp and also Adam de Karliolo Eustace, died 1216. He married Margaret, illegitimate daughter of William the Lion, King of Scotland. Richard of Chimley Warin of Knapton, married Matilda de Wellon, had issue. Cecily He also allegedly fathered an illegitimate daughter Sibil, who married Walter de Bolbec.

References Burke, John (1831). A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland By John Burke. Retrieved 2011-07-25. Categories: 1120s births1184 deathsPeople from Knaresborough High Sheriffs of Northumberland High Sheriffs of Lancashire De Vesci family
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William de Vescy BIRTH 1115 Knaresborough, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England DEATH Sep 1183 (aged 67–68) Alnwick, Northumberland Unitary Authority, Northumberland, England BURIAL Alnwick Abbey Alnwick, Northumberland Unitary Authority, Northumberland, England PLOT near the door of the Chapter House MEMORIAL ID 106624349

William de Vescy, son and heir, by 1st wife, adopted his mother's name of Vescy, by which he and his successors were known. He was Sheriff of Northumberland, 1157-70, and of the Honor of Lancaster, 1166-70. At the Inquest of 1166 his carta showed that his tenants held of him 26 knights' fees, plus one third and one seventh of a fee. When William the Lion invaded Northern England in 1174 and laid siege to de Vescy's own castle of Alnwick, he was one of those who, after a forced march, raised the siege, 13 July, and took the Scottish King prisoner. On 16 March 1176/7, when Henry II arbitrated between the Kings of Castile and Navarre, he was among the witnesses of the award. He was a benefactor of many religious houses William de Vescy married, about 1166, Burga, daughter of Robert de Stuteville, by his wife Helewise. Having taken the habit of a monk at Alnwick Abbey, he died shortly before Michaelmas 1183 and was buried near the door of the Chapter House there. His widow, who was living in 1185, was buried with him.

Family Members Spouse Burga de Stuteville 1146–1185

Children Eustace de Vescy

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William FitzEustace de Vesci's Timeline

1115
1115
Knaresborough Castle, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
1142
1142
Blanchland, Northumberland, United Kingdom
1166
1166
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
1169
1169
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
1170
1170
Knaresborough Castle, Yorkshire, England
1183
September 1183
Age 68
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
1183
Age 68
Alnwick Abbey, Northumberland, England
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