William Peverel the Younger

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William "the Younger" Peverel (c. 1080–1155) was the son of William Peverel. He lived in Nottingham, England.[1]

He married Avicia de Lancaster (1088 – c. 1150) in La Marche, Normandy, France. She was the daughter of Roger "The Poitevin" Montgomery and Countess Almodis of La Marche. In 1114, she bore a daughter, Margaret Peverel.[1] Another member of his family, Maude Peverel (a sister or daughter) was - by 1120 - the first wife of Robert fitz Martin.

William inherited the Honour of Peverel.

Scottish atrocities depicted on the 14th century Luttrell Psalter.

He was a principal supporter of King Stephen, and a commander in the Battle of the Standard. He was captured at The Battle of Lincoln.[2]

King Henry II dispossessed William of the Honour, for conspiring to poison the Earl of Chester - though historians speculate that the King wished to punish him for his 'wickedness and treason' in supporting King Stephen. The Earl died before he took possession of the Honour, and it stayed in the Crown for about a half century.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "Peverel Family Genealogy". Our Folk. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ a b Cokayne, George E.; other authors (1887–98). The Complete Peerage (extant, extinct or dormant). Volume 4 (4th Edition ed.). pp. 762–768. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Langar Hall ~ A Microcosm of English History". Baronage. Retrieved 2008-05-13.