Sir Robert Fitzralph DE GREYSTOKE 2nd Baron FitzWilliam
(Before 1277-Before 1317)
Elizabeth DE NEVILLE
(Abt 1282-1346)
Hugh DE AUDLEY 1st Baron de Audley
(1267-Before 1325)
Isolde (Iseude, Iswolde) DE MORTIMER
(Abt 1265-1328)
Sir Ralph FitzRobert DE GREYSTOKE 1st Baron de Greystoke
(Abt 1304-1373)
Sir William FitzRalph DE GREYSTOKE 2nd Baron de Greystoke


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Sir William FitzRalph DE GREYSTOKE 2nd Baron de Greystoke 105,7220,9761,12959

  • Born: 6 Jan 1320-1321, Grimthorpe, Lincolnshire, England 12959
  • Christened: 6 Jan 1320-1321, Grimthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
  • Married: Abt Oct 1351, , Bracepeth, Northumberland, England 7220,9336
  • Died: 10 Jul 1359, Brancepeth Castle, Durham, England 12959
  • Buried: Aug 1359, Greystoke Church, Durham, England

   Ancestral File Number: 9HS4-VT.

   General Notes:


WILLIAM (DE GREYSTOKE), LORD GREYSTOKE, and LORD FITZWILLIAM, son and heir, born and baptized at Grimthorpe, 6 January 1320/1. On 1 May 1342 the King took his homage and he had livery of his father's lands. He was about to go to Brittany with William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton, in 1342. In 1344/5 he entailed all, or nearly all, his manors. In 1345 he was about to go to Gascony with Ralph, Baron Stafford. On 24 Jan. 1346/7 the King, took his fealty and he had livery of the lands which Elizabeth late the wife of Robert fitz Ralph, his grandfather, had held in dower of his inheritance, his homage being respited; the King took his homage, 20 August 1347. He was at the siege of Calais in 1347. He was summoned to a great Council, 15 July 1353, and to Parliament from 20 November 1348 to 15 December 1357, by writs directed Willelmo de Creystok' or (on and after 25 November 1350, Willelmo Baroni de Greystok'. In October 1351 he was going beyond seas in the company of Henry, Duke of Lancaster. On 5 October 1353 he had licence to crenellate his dwelling-house of Greystoke. He was appointed a commissioner to treat concerning the release of the King of Scots, 15 October 1353, and again 18 June 1354. On 28 September 1354 he was appointed Captain of Berwick-on-Tweed, as from Michaelmas following, till Michaelmas 1355. On 16 February 1357/8 he was pardoned for having, when Captain, withdrawn fmm the town, without the King's orders, in consequence of which the town was captured by the Scots: because he had left the town only in order to accompany the King in his expedition to France and had served throughout that expedition.

He married, 1stly, Lucy, daughter of Sir Anthony de Lucy, of Cockermouth, Cumberland [LORD Lucy]. She died s.p.m., and was buried in Neasham Priory. He married, 2ndly, about October 1351, Joan, daughter of Sir Henry FITZ HENRY "of Ravensworth," by Joan, sister and coheir of William DE FOURNEUX, of Carlton in Lindrick, Kingston, and Botharnsall, Notts, and Beighton, co. Derby, and younger daughter of Sir Richard DE FOURNEUX, of the same. He died 10 July 1359, at Brancepeth, aged 38 years, and was buried in Greystoke Church. M.I. His widow's dower was ordered to be assigned, 8 Octtober 1359, and on 13 November 1363 she had livery of the knights' fees and advowsons of her dower, which were assigned to her by the King. She married, 2ndly (pardon for marrying without royal licence, 29 April 1366), Sir Anthony de Lucy knight, of Cockermouth, Cumberland [LORD Lucy], who died 19 August or 16 September 1368, in the Holy Land. She married, 3rdly, before 6 May 1378, Sir Matthew REDMAN knight, of Levens, Westmorland, who died about 1390. She died at Clerkenwell, 1 September 1403, and was buried there. [Complete Peerage VI:192-4, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

Note: My count of the Baronage 4th vs. 2nd is different than CP.


William de Greystock, 4th baron, b. 1321, summoned to parliament from 20 November, 1348, to 15 December, 1357. This nobleman served in France under the Black Prince. He obtained permission to make a castle of his manor house at Greystock, and was constituted governor of Berwick; but during his governorship, being commanded to attend, personally, King Edward into France, Berwick fell into the possession of the Scots, whereupon the king was much offended; it being clearly proved, however, that Lord Greystock was absent on no other occasion, he obtained his pardon at the request of Queen Philippa. His lordship m. 1st, Lucy de Lucie, dau. of Lord Lucie, from whom he was divorced, without issue. He m. 2ndly, Joane, dau. of Lord Fitz-Hugh, by whom (who m. after his decease, Anthony de Lucie, and Sir Matthew Redman, Knt.), he had issue, Ralph, his successor, William and Robert, and a dau. Alice, m. Sir Robert de Harrington, and d. s. p. He d. 10 July, 1359, and was s. by his eldest son, Ralph de Greystock, 5th baron. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd, London, 1883, p. 254, Greystock, Barons Greystock] 7220

   Marriage Information:

William married Joan FITZ HENRY, daughter of Henry FITZ HENRY of Ravensworth, Sir and Joan DE FOURNEUX, about Oct 1351 in , Bracepeth, Northumberland, England 7220,9336. (Joan FITZ HENRY was born about 1335 in Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England and died on 1 Sep 1403 in Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, England 9336.)

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