William de Ros, 3rd Baron de Ros

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Arms of de Ros: Gules, three water bougets argent[1]

William de Ros, 3rd Baron de Ros of Helmsley (19 May 1329 – c. 3 December 1352) was a military commander under Edward, the Black Prince. He was knighted by the Black Prince in 1346, having helped raise the siege of Aiguillon. In the same year, he was one of the lords who led the second division in the Battle of Crécy, and afterwards commanded the fourth division of the English army against the Scots, near Neville's Cross, when David Bruce, with many of the Scottish nobles, was taken prisoner.

In 1346, he was with the Black Prince, at the siege of Calais, when it was taken by the English. In 1352, he accompanied Henry of Grosmont, Duke of Lancaster, to fight the Saracens; but died the same year, before the feast of St Michael, aged twenty-six, on his journey to the Holy Land, and was buried abroad.

Marriage[edit]

William de Ros married, about 28 August 1339, Margaret de Neville (d. May 1372), daughter of Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron Neville de Raby, by whom he had no issue.

His widow married secondly, as his first wife, Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.347
  2. ^ Richardson III 2011, p. 452.

References[edit]

  • Cokayne, George Edward (1949). The Complete Peerage, edited by Geoffrey H. White XI. London: St. Catherine Press. 
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed. Kimball G. Everingham I (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City.  ISBN 1449966373
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed. Kimball G. Everingham III (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City.  ISBN 144996639X
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William de Ros
Baron de Ros
1342–1352
Succeeded by
Thomas de Ros