William de Huntingfield, Lord of East Brandenham, Magna Carta Surety

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William de Huntingfield, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, Surety of the Magna Carta

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Huntingfield, Suffolk, England
Death: January 25, 1221 (50-58)
On A Crusade (Died on Crusade)
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger de Huntingfield, Lord of East Bradenham and Alice de Quincy
Husband of Isabel de Gressinghall
Father of Alice de Huntingfield; Sir Roger de Huntingfield; Sarah de Huntingfield and Isabel de Huntingfield
Half brother of John Thornhill; Eve de Lalander and William de Thornhill

Occupation: Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, Surety of the Magna Carta, Sheriff of Northfolk and Suffolk
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About William de Huntingfield, Lord of East Brandenham, Magna Carta Surety

William of Huntingfield (d 1219/1) was an English sheriff in Norfolk and Suffolk and landowner, and one of the Magna Carta sureties.

He held Dover Castle from 1204 and in the First Barons' War, and was an active rebel against John of England.

He married Isabel Fitz Roger, daughter of William Fitz Roger.

He subsequently supported the French invasion of England, and took part in the Fifth Crusade, where he died.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_Huntingfield

William of Huntingfield (d 1219/1) was a medieval English baron, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk and one of the Magna Carta sureties.

He held Dover Castle for King John from September 1203 (as a Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports)[1] and in exchange, the king took his son and daughter hostage.[2] He was granted the lands seized from his disgraced brother and appointed Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk for 1210 and 1211. In the First Barons' War he was an active rebel against King John and one of the twenty-five chosen to oversee the observance of the resulting Magna Carta.

He subsequently supported the French invasion of England, and took part in the Fifth Crusade, where he died.[3]

Family

William was son of Roger de Huntingfield and Alice de Senlis who was a great granddaughter of Simon, Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton.

He married Isabel, the daughter of William Fitz Roger of Gressinghall, Norfolk. Isabel had been twice widowed: her first husband was Berenger de Cressy, and her second Osmund de Stuteville.[3][4] They had two sons and four daughters. William was succeeded by his elder son Roger.[4]

Notes

  1. Batcheller, William. New history of Dover & Dover Castle during the Roman, Saxon, and Norman Governments, p. 102, at Google Books
  2. Turner, Ralph W. "Huntingfield, William of (d. in or before 1225)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  3. Weis, F.L. et al (2004) Ancestral Roots ... pg 176 via Google
  4. Richardson, D. (2011) Magna Carta Ancestry ... pg 434 via Google
  5. "Huntingfield, William de". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

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William de Huntingfield, Lord of East Brandenham, Magna Carta Surety's Timeline

1167
1167
Huntingfield, Suffolk, England
1194
1194
Age 27
Norfolk, UK
1195
1195
Age 28
Huntingfield, Suffolkshire, England
1197
1197
Age 30
Boston, Lincolnshire, , England
1207
1207
Age 40
Huntingfield, Suffolk, , England
1210
1210
- 1212
Age 43
Warden Of Cinque Ports
1210
- 1212
Age 43
1221
January 25, 1221
Age 54
On A Crusade
1221
Age 54