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  • ID: I09166
  • Name: William 1st Baron de GRANDISON , of Ashperton 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1255 in Ashperton, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England
  • Death: 27 JUN 1335 in Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire, England 5 3
  • Burial: Dore Abbey, Sussex, England
  • Note:
    BARONY OF GRANDISON (I)

    SIR WILLIAM DE GRANDISON, of Ashperton, co. Hereford, &c., younger brother of Otes DE GRANDISON, was in the service of Edmund, Earl of Lancaster. On 4 November 1288 he had letters of protection when remaining in Wales in order to fortify the castle of Carnarvon, and was still there 6 November 1289, taking the place of his brother, Otes de Grandison. On 3 May 1292 he had licence to strengthen his house of Ashperton with a wall of stone and lime and to crenellate it. He was excepted from military service in Gascony in 1294, in which year he appears as governor of Jersey and Guernsey for his brother. He was summoned to Carlisle for Military Service 26 September (1298). He was summoned to Parliament from 6 February 1298/9 to 10 October 1325, by writs directed Willelmo de Grandisono, whereby he is held to have become LORD GRANDISON; and was present at a meeting of Parliament, 5 April 1305 at the house of his brother, Otes de Grandison, Archbishop of York, in Westminster. He was summoned again for Military Service and to various Councils from 7 May 1299 to 21 March 1332/3. He was in Gascony with Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, before 1 January 1295/6, when his lands were restored to him, seized by the Crown on an order to take all lands, &c., of alien laymen of the power of France, but William de Grandison was still in the King's faith. He was present at the siege of Carlaverock in July 1300. He was summoned to the Coronation of Edward II, 18 January 1307/8. On 23 February 1309/10 he had letters of protection on going beyond the seas. In 1318 the Prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem complained that William de Grandison and Piers, his son, and Otes, brother of Piers, and others had broken into his houses at Dartford in Kent and robbed and assaulted, to which accusation there was a counterclaim by William de Grandison that there had been theft of his goods there. Having been summoned for Military Service in 1322, he did not attend the muster, and his lands were seized; but the absence being due to severe illness, licence was given him to remain at home for the more speedy restoration of his health, provided that he sent at least 6 men-at-arms for the expedition. He had letters of protection going to Ireland 16 June 1327, and on 20 September 1329 had respite of homage till Easter following, as the King had learnt that he was so infirm and aged that he was unable to come. He was, however, summoned, 12 July 1332, to be with the King at Michaelmas and take passage to Ireland on the expedition there.

    He married, in or before 1285, Sibyl, younger daughter and coheir of Sir John TREGOZ, of Ewyas Harold, &c. [LORD TREGOZ], by his 1st wife, Mabel, daughter of Sir Fulk FITZWARIN. On 26 November 1300 it was ordered that the lands of Sir John Tregoz should be divided between William de Grandison and his wife and the other coheir, they having done homage. The partition took place 21 December 1300 by mutual assent, but, after petitions concerning the knights' fees of Ewyas Harold, a final partition was made 29 October 1302. His wife died 21 October 1334, and was buried at Dore Abbey. He died 27 June 1335, and was presumably also buried at Dore Abbey. [Complete Peerage VI:60-2, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    Note: CP doesn't mention any previous marriage to Blanche Savoie here, except in note (i), but does in volume I:418. In note (i) VI:61-2, CP gives evidence of a previous marriage of William (with two sons) to an unnamed wife, who I suppose is the Blanche de Savoie mentioned in I:418 as mother of one of the daughters Agnes.

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    Note: Since CP refers to brother Otes, who has the information on the ancestry of William & Otes, I include part of the CP article for Otes (who also became a Baron and lived in Westminster) below:

    SIR OTES DE GRANDISON was most probably son and heir. of Pierre DE GRANSON, SEIGNEUR DE GRANSON on the Lake of Neufchâtel, by Agnes, daughter of Ulric, COMTE DE NEUFCHATEL, a grandson of Ebal IV, SEIGNEUR DE GRANSON (b).

    (b) Pedigrees differ, sometimes his father being given as Guillaume and sometimes Pierre. On the other hand, M.L. de Charriere (whose work seems to be the most authentic), in 'Les Dynastes de Grandison', gives Amadee Seigneur de Granson (d. 1300), as father of Otes and William de Grandison, by his wife Benoite de la Tour de Gerenstein. The last "piece justicative" of this work is of date 1258 and there is no actual authority for the statement, without which it is almost impossible to overlook the fact of the entry in the Grandison breviary [in which William's (probably this William's) mother is said to be Agnes].

    Note: Playing it safe, I am going with M.L. de Charriere's ancestry. It has Pierre and Agnes as grandparents.

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    William de Grandison (younger brother of Sir Otho de Grandison, secretary to King Edward I, and afterwards Lord Grandison), being originally a menial servant to Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, obtained from that prince, in consideration of his own faithful services and the services of his ancestors, a grant of the manors of Radley and Menstreworth, co. Gloucester. In the 20th Edward I [1292], he procured license to make a castle of his house at Asperton, co. Hereford, and in two years afterwards he was in the expedition made into Gascony, where he continued for some time and, while so engaged, was summoned to parliament as a baron. He was afterwards engaged in the Scottish wars.

    His lordship m. Sibilla, youngest dau. and fo-heiress of Sir John de Tregoz, and upon partition of the lands of that inheritance, acquired the manors of Burnham, co. Somerset, and Eton, in Herefordshire. He had issue by this lady, viz., Peter, John, Otho, Mabella, Katherine, and Agnes. His lordship d. before 1335 and was s. by his eldest son, Peter de Grandison, 2nd baron. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 242, Grandison, Barons Grandison]




    Father: Amadee (Amadeus) Seigneur de GRANDISON b: 1229 in Grandson, Lake Neufchatel, Vaud, Switzerland
    Mother: Beoite de la Tour de GERENSTEIN b: ABT 1230 in Switzerland

    Marriage 1 Blanche de SAVOIE b: 1267 in Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
    • Married: in 1st wife 6
    Children
    1. Has Children Agnes de GRANDISON b: ABT 1284 in Grandson, Lake Neufchatel, Vaud, Switzerland

    Marriage 2 Sibyl de TREGOZ b: ABT 1271 in Ewyas Harold, Dore, Herefordshire, England
    • Married: BEF 1285 in 2nd wife 7 8
    Children
    1. Has Children Piers 2nd Baron de GRANDISON , of Ashperton b: ABT 1286 in Stretton Grandison, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England
    2. Has Children Agnes de GRANDISON b: ABT 1287 in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England
    3. Has Children Mabel de GRANDISON b: ABT 1294 in Ashperton, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England
    4. Has Children Katherine de GRANDISON b: ABT 1302 in Ashperton, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 8a-31, 257-32
    2. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 17b-17, 36-8
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VI:60-62
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: I:418
    5. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 8a-31
      Text: 1335
    6. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 257-32
    7. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XII/2:22 (e)
    8. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VI:60-62
      Text: note (i) indicates 2nd wife.
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