William De Warenne

William De Warenne

Birth
Lewes, Lewes District, East Sussex, England
Death 27 May 1240 (aged 72–73)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Lewes, Lewes District, East Sussex, England
Memorial ID 45182046 · View Source
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English Aristocracy. Born the eldest child of Hamelin d'Anjou de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey and his wife, Isabella de Warenne. As his father's heir, he was granted the title Baron of Lewes. He attended the coronation of King John, and in 1202 he was recorded as being the lieutenant of Gascony, but Normandy was lost to the French in 1204, and he lost his French holdings. His cousin, King John, apparently recompensed him with Grantham and Stamford, however. After his father's death, he succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Surrey. He married Matilda d'Aubigny but there were apparently no children. He held the position of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports from 1204 until 1206 and Warden of Welsh marches between 1208 and 1213. He was one of the few barons who remained loyal to John during the so-called barons wars. In June 1215, he was one of the those who advised the King to sign the Magna Carta. In October 1225 he married William Marshal's daughter, Matilda, the widow of the Earl of Norfolk, and with her had two children. He died in London, leaving a his minor son, John, as the seventh earl.

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  • Created by: Bradley Moody
  • Added: 6 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 45182046
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William De Warenne (1167–27 May 1240), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45182046, citing Lewes Priory, Lewes, Lewes District, East Sussex, England ; Maintained by Bradley Moody (contributor 47097169) .