William Stourton, 5th Baron Stourton

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William Stourton, 5th Baron Stourton (c. 1457 – 1523) was a younger son of the second Baron Stourton.

He succeeded his nephew Francis in 1487. Having no children of his own from his marriage to Catherine de la Pole (c. 1477 - 1513), daughter of John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk and his wife Elizabeth of York, the fifth Baron was succeeded by a younger brother Edward in 1523.[1]

William Stourton, 5th Baron Stourton was born in 1457.[2] He was the son of William Stourton, 2nd Baron Stourton and Margaret Chideocke.[3] He married, secondly, Thomasine Wrottesley, daughter of Sir Walter Wrottesley and Jane Baron. He married, firstly, Katherine de la Pole, daughter of John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk and Elizabeth Plantagenet. He died on 17 February 1523, without issue. He was buried at Stourton, Wiltshire, England. He succeeded to the title of 5th Baron Stourton, of Stourton, on 27 February 1486.[4]


  1. ^ Kidd, Charles and David Williamson (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1995 edition). London: St. Martin's Press, 1995.
  2. ^ Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 135. [S11]
  3. ^ G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden (editors). The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/1, page 304. [S6]
  4. ^ B.P. 2003 volume 2, page 2815. [S37]

Peerage of England
Preceded by
Francis Stourton
Baron Stourton
Succeeded by
Edward Stourton