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  • ID: I209
  • Name: William de MOWBRAY
  • Prefix: Baron
  • Given Name: William de
  • Surname: MOWBRAY
  • Suffix: MCS
  • Sex: M
  • Title: MCS
  • Note:
    "third baron by tenure, eldest son, who was of age in 1194-5, and nextyear, or 6 Richard I., when a scutage was levied for the King'sransom, he was one of the sureties for its payment. He was earlyembittered against King John by being compelled by him to surrenderthe barony of Frontboeuf, which Henry I, had conferred upon hisgreat-garndfather, Sir Nigel d'Albini, to a descendant of the originalowner. This was probably because Mowbray, upon the accession of kingJohn, was tardy in pledging his allegiance, and at length only sworefealty upon concition that "the king should render to every man hisright". At tha breaking out of the baronial war he was governor ofYork Castle, and it is not suprising that he once sided with thebarons against King John, and was one of the most forward of them.
    He was elected one of the Sureties of the Magna Charta, and was aparty to the "Covenant for holding the city and tower of London". andone of those whom Pope Innocent III. excommunicated by name. He stillcontinued in arms after the decease of King John, and was in thebattle of Lincoln, and taken prisoner there, when his lands wereconfiscated and bestowed upon William Marsahll, Jr., the Surety, buthe was subsequently allowed to redeem them. After this he attachedhimself to Henry III, and was with him at the siege of Bitham Castle,in Lincollnshire, and dying in 1223-4, at his castle in the Isle ofAxholme, was buried in the Abbey of Newburg, in Yorkshire. (MCB, 1915,p. 119). Baron of Axholme, Magna Charta Surety, 1215. (Weis 18-h.anc). A Magna Charta Surety, had by his wife, Lady Agnes, dau. of Williamd'Albini, Earl of Arundel and Susses; (MCB 1915, p. 120)
  • Death: 1222 in his castle in the Isle of Axhome
  • Burial: 1222 Abby of Newburg, in Yorkshire



    Father: Nigel de MOWBRAY
    Mother: Maud (or Mable) CLARE

    Marriage 1 Lady Agnes D'ALBINI
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Roger de I MOWBRAY

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