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William de Malbank, 1st Baron of Wich Malbank

Also Known As: "Guillaume de Malbank"
Birthplace: Caen, Duchy of Normandy, France
Death: before 1109
Nantwich (Wich-Malbank), Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William de Malbank
Husband of Adelicia de Malbank
Father of Hugh Malbank, 2nd Baron of Wich Malbank and William de Malbank
Brother of Hugh Malbank

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About William de Malbank, 1st Baron of Wich Malbank

Main authority on Malbon family and genealogy: The Malbons, by Barbara Lynch.

The Malbon Family are descendants of William Malbank, First Baron of Nantwich. He arrived in Britain with Hugh Lupus in 1069 and was made one of the eight barons of the palatine county of Cheshire, gaining lands across southern Cheshire and northern Shropshire. Specifically, as the Third Baron of Nantwich had no male heirs, the Malbons descend from Philip Malbank, the younger son of the Second Baron. The family as firmly established in Cheshire, but a later major branch moved to Staffordshire before various Malbons spread around the country and colonies.


  • “Bromley: Midlands family history, and the search for the Leicestershire Origins.” By Ian Bromley. Page 31. GoogleBooks



The Hospital of St Nicholas (variously known as St Nicholas Hospital, the Hospice of St Nicholas and the free Chapel and Hospice of St Nicholas) was a medieval hospital for travellers, which gave its name to Hospital Street in the English town of Nantwich in Cheshire. Founded in 1083–84 by William Malbank, first baron of Nantwich, it was dissolved in 1548 and probably later demolished.

The Hospital of St Nicholas was founded by William Malbank, the first baron of Nantwich, in 1083–84, the eighteenth year of the reign of William I.[1][2] His post mortem inquisition states:

   William Maubank formerly Lord and Baron of Nantwich died seized of the site of St. Nicholas Hospital in Nantwich, a Hall, and 2 salt-pits with all the lands and perquisites belonging to the said Hospital. These were granted by him to God and to St. Nicholas of the said Hospital in pure and perpetual alms to support a certain priest celebrating Divine service in the said Hospital for ever.[3] __________________________________________________
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Caen, Duchy of Normandy, France
Wich Malbank, Cheshire, England
Age 34
Nantwich (Wich-Malbank), Cheshire, England