Note: BIBLIOGRAPHY: Altschul, Michael, A Baronial Family in Medieval England: The Clares, 1217-1314. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 1965. Dana Library (Rutgers Newark) CS439.C6285. Burke, Sir John Bernard, Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages. London: Burkes, 1883. Reprinted: Baltimore: Genealogical Pub Co, 1978. (1985 printing) M-LH H 929.7 BUR 1985, also NYPL AWN 95-9586. Cokayne, George Edward, Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant. Gloucester: A Sutton, 1982. Holloway, Naomi D, The Genealogy of Mary Wentworth, Who Became the Wife of William Brewster, Revised Edition, October 1969. LDS Film#1738313 item#5 Sanders, I. J., English Baronies, A Study of Their Origin and Descent 1086-1327. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960. Schwennicke, Detlev, ed., Europaische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der europaischen Staaten, New Series. III.4 (#601-#820): Das Feudale Frankreich und sein Einfluss auf die Welt des Mittelalters. Marburg: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, 1989. Watney, Vernon James, The Wallop Family and their Ancestry, Oxford:John Johnson, 1928. LDS Film#1696491 items 6-9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr, David Faris, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who came to America before 1700, 7th Edition, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1992. RESEARCH NOTES: inherited Barony of Topcliffe from father [Ref: Sanders Baronies p148] 3rd Lord Percy [Ref: Holloway WENTWORTH p21] 1165: charged scutage on 45 1/2 knights' fees for barony of Topcliffe [Ref: Sanders Baronies p148(2)] 1166: stated that the estate had 28 knights' fees enfeoffed de veteri, 8 de novo, and a small fraction came from the domain [Ref: Sanders Baronies p148(2)] heirs were his two daughter, Maud and Agnes [Ref: Sanders Baronies p148] son of Alan de Percy and Emma de Gant. William de Percy, 4th Baron Percy, born 1112, died 1168. He was the last of the direct male line. He married Adeliza de Tunbridge, daughter of Richard, 3rd Earl of Clare. They had Walter, Alan and Richard who died sine prole. William, the 4th son, was Abbot of Whitby, d. s. p. Maud married William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, and died d. s. p. 1203, at which time she gave most of her estates to Richard de Percy, son of her sister Agnes. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 550) William de Percy, 4th Baron Percy, who at the age of 25 led a goodly band of Yorkshiremen to fight with King Stephen against the Scottish invaders. By his first wite, Adeliza de Tunbridge, daughter of Richard, Earl of Clare, he had four sons, none of whom left issue, and two daughters in whom all his baronies, manors, and other rights and titles became vested. Maud, the eldest daughter, married William de Newburgh, who fell in the Crusades of 1184 without issue. She died 1203, aged 71, and bequeathed her half of her father's estate to her youngest nephew, Richard de Percy. Now such a bequest she had absolutely no right to make. Dying childless, her estates should have passed to her sister Agnes, who thus became the sole heir. But the Countess Maud was apparently a person of strong will and had moreover taken a fancy to her aforesaid nephew Richard, in whom she perceived something of the old doughty spirit of William Alsgernon. The eldest nephew, Henry de Percy, was already dead, and his son a young child, so that Maud found less difficulty in persuading her sister Agnes to covenant with her into a "family agreement" by which the great Percy estates should continue divided. This led later to serious complications, and gave Richard de Percy an excuse for usurping a title to which he had no right, that of Baron Percy. Having accomplished thus in favor of her nephew, Maud died and her sister and co-heir, Agnes de Percy, became the sole inheritor of the line which for five generations had lorded it over North Riding. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 829)
Note: Sources for this Information: date: [Ref: Holloway WENTWORTH p21, Watney WALLOP #774] 1122 [Ref: Watney WALLOP #236] first son [Ref: CP X p439(e)], parents: [Ref: Burke DormantPeerages p423, CP X p440, Holloway WENTWORTH p21], father: [Ref: Sanders Baronies p148] Sources with Inaccurate Information: parents: William De PERCY, Lord Percy & Alice de ROS [Ref: Watney WALLOP #774]
Note: Sources for this Information: date: 1168 [Ref: Watney WALLOP #236, Watney WALLOP #774] 1174 or 1175 [Ref: CP XI p91] 1174-5 [Ref: Sanders Baronies p148] 1174/5 [Ref: Holloway WENTWORTH p21, Weis AR7 #161] before Easter 1175 [Ref: CP X p441] vor Ostern 1175 [Ref: ES III.4 #710]
Note: Sources for this Information: place: [Ref: ES III.4 #710]
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