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William de Warenne (1256–1286)

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William de Warenne (9 February 1256 – 15 December 1286) was the only son of John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey and his wife Alice de Lusignan.[1]


William married Joan, daughter of Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford. They had the following children:

William was killed in a tournament at Croydon in 1286,[1] predeceasing his father. It has been suggested that this was murder, planned in advance by William's enemies.[2][3] On the 6th Earl's death the title went to John, the only son of William.[4] John died without legitimate children, so on his death the title passed to Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, eldest son of Edmund FitzAlan and John's sister Alice.



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  1. ^ a b Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard and William Ryland Beall, The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215: The Barons Named in the Magna Charta, 1215, and Some of Their Descendants who Settled in America During the Early Colonial Years (Genealogical Pub. Co., 1999), p. 184
  2. ^ Juliet R. V. Barker, The Tournament in England, 1100-1400 (Boydell Press, 1986), p. 47
  3. ^ The Chronicle of Bury St Edmunds, ed. A. Gransden (Nelson, 1964), p. 87
  4. ^ From William's Oxford Inquisition Post Mortem taken on the Friday after Epiphany, 15 Edw. I: "John his son, born at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 14 Edw. I, is his next heir. " "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 47: 633. William de Warrenna. Inq. (Oxford). Friday after Epiphany, 15 Edw. I". Sharp, J.E.E.S, ed. (1906). Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 2, Edward I. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office. p.382. Accessed via Internet Archive. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  5. ^ "The Ancestry of Elizabeth FitzAlan (and her sister Joan FitzAlan) to the 9th generation".