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John Fitzwilliam (1377 - 1417)

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Sir John Fitzwilliam aka Fitz William of Sprotborough
Born in Sprotborough, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Wakefield, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Sir John FitzWilliam was born on 25 July 1377 at of Sprotborough, Baildon, Emley, & West Haddlesey in Birkin, Yorkshire, England. He married Eleanor Greene, daughter of Sir Henry Greene, Lord Drayton and Maud Mauduit, before 1397; They had 6 sons (Sir John I; Nicholas; Ralph; Robert; William; & John II, Esq.) and 2 daughters (Maud, wife of John Bosville; & Joan) Sir John FitzWilliam died on 5 July 1417 at age 39.


John Fitz-William[1][2]
John Fitzwilliam[3][2]
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25 JUL 1377 Sprotborough, Yorkshire, England[2]
25 JUL 1377 Sprotbourough, Yorkshire, England


05 JUL 1417 Emley, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England[2]


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  • Marlyn Lewis.
  • This posting gives more details and sources on the line back to Ralph Cromwell and forward down the senior line to the heiress Dorothy Copley, and beyond.
  • Baildon, William. Baildon and the Baildons A History of a Yorkshire Manor and Family (The St. Catherine Press, 1912) Vol. 1, Page 365


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On 12 Apr 2015 at 15:38 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Fitzwilliam-183 and Fitzwilliam-107 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same wife, same dates

On 12 Apr 2015 at 15:36 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Fitzwilliam-148 and Fitzwilliam-107 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same parents, same dates

On 8 Dec 2014 at 12:58 GMT Alan Boswell wrote:

FitzWilliam-292 and Fitzwilliam-107 appear to represent the same person because: They have the same parents and approximate date of birth, and share some of the same children

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