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Sir William de Ros
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Birth: 1288
North Yorkshire, England
Death: Feb. 3, 1343

2nd Lord Ros, Knight of Helmsley and Hunsingore, Yorkshire, Wark, Northumberland. Sheriff of Yorkshore, Constable of Wark Castle.

Son and heir to Sir William de Ros and Maud de Vaux, grandson of Sir Robert de Ros and Isabel D'Aubeney, John de Vaux and Joan de Gyney.

Husband of Margery de Badlesmere, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Bartholomew de Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare. They were married before 25 Nov 1316 and had two sons and three or four daughters;
* Sir William, no issue
* Sir Thomas, married Beatrice de Stafford
* Maud, wife of Sir John de Welles
* Margaret, wife of Edward de Bohun
* Elizabeth, wife of William de la Zouche, who had Margery
* Alice, wife of Nicholas de Meynell

Sir William was summoned to Parliament from 1317. He exchanged Wark with the crown in 1317 for 300 marks of land, fought in Scotland in 1318 and 1319, then in Gascony in 1325. Sir William remained royal to the crown during the Lancaster rebellion, then served in Scotland 1316 to 1337. He founded a chantry at Bottesford, Leicestershire. Sir William received permission to celebrate divine daily service for the good of himself, the King and the soul of his father. He received the grant of Barnard's Castle on 10 Feb 1338, then livery of his brother John's lands 08 Feb 1339. He entertained the King at Helmsley in 1334, and was the benefactor of the Austin Friars of Newcastle, as well as the nuns of Irford, Lincolnshire.

Sir William died 03 Feb 1343 and was buried at Kirkham Priory. Margery remarried before 12 Nov 1351 to Sir Thomas de Arundel who was killed in a disturbance at Cockfield, Suffolk, and thirdly before 30 April 1355 to a Sir John Avenel of Bedfordshire, the King's Lieutenant in Brittany who died there about Aug 1359.

The family surname is found both Ros and Roos. 
Family links: 
  William de Ros (1255 - 1316)
  Maud de Vaux de Ros (1261 - 1312)
  Margery de Badlesmere de Ros (1306 - 1363)*
  Elizabeth Roos Zouche (____ - 1380)*
  Thomas de Ros (1337 - 1384)*
  Alice de Roos Menill (____ - 1344)*
  William de Ros (1288 - 1343)
*Calculated relationship
Kirkham Priory
Ryedale District
North Yorkshire, England
Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Originally Created by: Jerry Ferren
Record added: May 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70353489
Sir William de Ros
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For my 17th Great Grandfather. Peace.
- Bonnie Schermer
 Added: Nov. 18, 2016
Nid ydych yn cael eu hanghofio, hen daid
- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Aug. 10, 2016
Remembering my ancestor
 Added: Aug. 3, 2016
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