William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury

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William "Longespée" Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury

French: William de Longespée (Plantagenet), 3rd Earl of Salisbury
Also Known As: "Also known as William Longsword", "William Longespée jure uxoris 3rd Earl of Salisbury", "William Plantagenet Longespee", "William Longespée", "jure uxoris 3rd Earl of Salisbury", "Longespee", "Long-Sword", "Prince of England", "William Longsword", "Earl of Salisbury", "..."
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: March 07, 1226 (45-54)
Salisbury Castle, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (poisened)
Place of Burial: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry II "Curtmantle", king of England and Ida de Toëny, Countess of Norfolk
Husband of Ela, 3rd Countess of Salisbury suo jure
Father of Ida de Longespée of Salisbury; Sir William Longespée; Isabel de Longespée, of Salisbury; Petronella Longespee, nun at Bradenstoke?; Mary Longespée, Lady Warke and 10 others
Half brother of Margaret (Margery) Bigod; Sir Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk, Surety of the Magna Carta; William Bigod; Mary Bigod; Thomas Le Bigod and 19 others

Occupation: 3rd Earl of Salisbury, High Sheriff of Wiltshire; lieutenant of Gascony; constable of Dover; and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports; and later warden of the Welsh Marches, sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury

FMG: England, Kings 1066-1837:—

11. WILLIAM Longespee (1176-Salisbury 7 Mar 1226, bur Salisbury Cathedral).
The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records that Richard I King of England arranged the marriage of "Willelmus comes Saresberiensis filius comitis Patricii…filiam" and "Wilelmo fratri suo notho cum comitatu" in [1196][547].
He is described as "avunculus" of Richard Earl of Cornwall, Comte de Poitou by Matthew Paris[548]. Earl of Salisbury 1196 by right of his wife.

FMG: England, Earls Created 1138-1143:—

WILLIAM Longespee, illegitimate son of HENRY II King of England & his mistress Ida --- (1176-Salisbury 7 Mar 1226, bur Salisbury Cathedral).
Earl of Salisbury 1196 by right of his wife.
Matthew Paris names “Willelmus...frater regis et comes Sareberiensis, Albericus de Ver comes Oxoniensis, G[aufridus] filius Petri Angliæ justiciarius...” among the "consiliarios iniquissimos” of King John[1535].
The Annales Londonienses record the death in 1226 of "Willelmus comes Sarisburiæ, frater regis Ricardi et Johannis"[1536].
The Annals of Dunstable record that “comes Salebiriæ” was shipwrecked off Brittany in 1225 while returning from Gascony and died a few days after arriving in England[1537].
The Annals of Tewkesbury record the death in 1226 of “W. comes Saresberiæ”[1538].
The Annals of Waverley record the death in 1226 of “Willelmus cognomento Longa Spata comes Sarisbiriensis”[1539].
The Book of Lacock records the death “1226…Non Mar” of “Guillelmus Lungespe” and his burial “apud Sarum”[1540].
m (1196) ELA Ctss of Salisbury, daughter & heiress of WILLIAM FitzPatrick Earl of Salisbury & his wife Eléonore de Vitré ([1191/92]-24 Aug 1261, bur Lacock Abbey)... [&c]
William & his wife had nine children... [&c]

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Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
December 8, 1207
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Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (United Kingdom)
Salisbury, Wiltshire, , England
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (United Kingdom)