Name: William 2nd Baron de THWENG , of Kilton, Sir 1
Birth: ABT 1285 in Kilton Castle, Cleveland, Yorkshire, England
Death: BEF 19 NOV 1340 in (dsp) 1
Burial: Handale Church, Yorkshire North Riding, England
BARONY OF THWENG (II) 1323
WILLIAM (DE THWENG), LORD THWENG, 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir, was granted for life by his father in 1320 lands in Westmorland. He was summoned to Councils in 1324 and 1325, but was never summoned to Parliament; however, in accordance with modern doctrine he is now regarded as 2nd Lord Thweng. He was accused of housebreaking in 1321, and in 1322 he was a pledge for the good behaviour of William de Ros and Robert de Rither, former adherents of the Earl of Lancaster. He seems to have accompanied Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, to Scotland in 1322, was summoned against the Scots in 1323 and was in Scotland again in 1338. He was summoned for service in Gascony in 1324 and 1325. He served on commissions of peace between 1325 and 1339, was a Commissioner of array in the East Riding in 1324, 1325, and 1338/40, was ordered with others to blockade the coast between Whitby and Yarm against possible emissaries from France, and in 1335 to watch the coast in case of invasion from France. He was a Commissioner de wallis et fossatis in 1328 and 1336, and in 1337 and 1339 for enquiring into the question of the boundary between Yorks and Westmorland. In January 1331/2 he was sent to Naples to bring home Sir Thomas Gurney, who had been arrested there, being accused of murdering Edward II; but Gurney died at Bayonne on the way to England and William arrived at Tynemouth with the body early in July.
He married Catherine, daughter of Thomas (DE FURNIVALLE), LORD, FURNIVALLE, possibly by his 1st wife, Joan, daughter of Sir Hugh LE DESPENSER, of Ryhall, Rutland. He died s.p. shortly before 19 November 1340 (f). His widow died in 1349. [Complete Peerage XII/1:741-2, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
(f) L'Anson says that he was buried in chancel of priory church of Handale, N.R., Yorks, but no evidence is quoted.
Father: Marmaduke 1st Baron de THWENG , of Kilton b: SEP 1256 in Kilton Castle, Cleveland, Yorkshire, England
Mother: Isabel de ROS b: ABT 1265 in Ingmanthorpe, Kirk Deighton, Yorkshire, England
Catherine de FURNIVAL b: ABT 1288 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000