Note: William Bardolf, 4th Baron Bardolf, of Wormegay, Norfolk (21 October1349 - 29 January 1386) was an extensive landowner in Norfolk,Lincolnshire, Suffolk and Surrey. In 1382 Bardolf had livery of hislands from the Crown. He was a descendant of William de Warenne, 2ndEarl of Surrey. He was summoned to parliament from 20 January 1376 to 3 September1385, as "William Bardolf of Wormegay". He served in the French andIrish wars, latterly under John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. He married Agnes (d. 12 June 1403), daughter of Sir Michael dePoynings, 2nd Baron Poynings, Kt., of Bures (1317-1369). Coppingerwrote: "Sir Michael de Poynings, 2nd Baron, gave a thousand marks toQueen Philippa in 1366 for the wardship and marriage of William, sonand heir of John Lord Bardolf, to the end that he might take Agnes hisdaughter to wife, who by the name of 'Agnes Bardolf' is mentioned as alegatee in the will of her mother, Joane Lady Poynings dated 12th May1369 and by that of 'Lady Bardolf my sister' in the will of ThomasLord Poynings 28th October 1374." Their daughter Cecily Bardolf (d.1432) married Sir Brian Stapleton, of Ingham (1379 - 1438), Sheriff ofNorfolk, a veteran of the Battle of Agincourt, and had issue Sir MilesStapleton. Bardolf died in 1385, aged 36, and was succeeded by his son, ThomasBardolf, 5th Baron Bardolf. References Burke, John and John Bernard, The Royal Families of England, Scotland,and Wales, with their Descendants, Sovereigns and Subjects, London,1851, vol.2, p.vii, and pedigree CXVII. Waters, Robert E.C., B.A., Barrister of the Inner Temple, GenealogicalMemoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley &c., London,1878, vol.1, p.140. Burke, Sir Bernard, C.B.,LL.D., Ulster King of Arms, The Dormant,Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire,London, 1883, p.22) Coppinger, W.A., M.A., etc., The Manors of Suffolk, London, 1905,pp.46-49. Rye, Walter, (editor), The Visitation of Norfolk, 1563 & 1613, made byWilliam Hervey, Clarencieux King of Arms, Clarencieux Cooke, and JohnRaven, Richmond Herald, London, 1891, p.65. Rye, Walter, Norfolk Families, part II, Norwich, 1912, p.845. Carr-Calthrop, Colonel Christopher William, C.B.E.,M.D., etc., Noteson the Families of Calthorpe & Calthrop, etc., Third edition, London,1933. A pedigree showing Bardolf's the descent from Edward I, King ofEngland and his wife Eleanor of Castile is on p.43. The Visitation of Suffolk, 1561, pp.186 & 243. Weis, Frederick Lewis, et al., The Magna Charta Sureties 1215, 5thedition, Baltimore, 2002, p.49. Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry, Baltimore, Md., 2004, p.56. Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry, Baltmore, 2005, p.40. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_4th_Lord_Bardolf
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