William Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre
|William Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre|
Naworth Castle, seat of the Dacre family
|Father||Ralph Dacre, 1st Baron Dacre|
|Mother||Margaret de Multon, 2nd Baroness Multon of Gilsland|
Dacre inherited from his father (who commanded the English forces at the Battle of Dornock) the Barony of Dacre and from his mother that of Multon of Gilsland. He married Catherine Neville, daughter of Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron Neville de Raby, but died childless in 1361 and was succeeded in the baronies by his brother Ralph, who was later succeeded by another brother, Hugh.
Dacre held the Lancashire manors of Skelmersdale, Whiston, Speke, and Parr, and he obtained a charter for the holding of a three-day market and moveable fair at Prescot, then also in Lancashire, to begin on the Wednesday following Corpus Christi. In this grant, Dacre is described as "parson of the church of Prescote", and he was undoubtedly its patron. In 1375, his brother Ralph was the rector of Prescot.
|Peerage of England|
| Baron Dacre
| Baron Multon of Gilsland
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