William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield
Privacy Level: Open (White)

William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield (abt. 1160 - bef. 1221)

William de Huntingfield formerly Huntingfield
Born about in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married before 1194 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 61 in Holy Landmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Mar 2012
This page has been accessed 20,459 times.
Magna Carta Surety Baron
William de Huntingfield was one of the twenty-five medieval barons who were surety for Magna Carta in 1215.
Join: Magna Carta Project
Discuss: magna_carta

Contents

Biography

Birth and Parentage

William was the son of Roger de Huntingfield[1][2] and Alice de Quincy.[2] His birth date is uncertain but was probably in about 1160.[2]

Marriage and Children

William married Isabel de Gressenhall before 1194.[2] They had the following children:

Life

In 1194 he was in a dispute with his stepson William de Stuteville over his wife's dowry from her second marriage to Osmund de Stueville.[2] The following year he and his wife leased Wendling, Norfolk from the Abbey of St Edmunds, Suffolk.[2]

William entered royal service by 1203, when he was made interim custodian of Dover Castle, Kent while Hubert de Burgh was absent.[1] In 1208/9 he was an eyre justice.[1] He served as Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1209/10.[1] In 1210 he sent knights to fight for King John in Ireland.[1] In 1213 he and Aubrey de Vere, Earl of Oxford, jointly accounted for customs duties for Norfolk and Suffolk.[2] In 1214 he was with King John in Poitou, where he witnessed a number of charters.[1]

The following year William joined with the barons who rebelled against the king. He was one of the Surety Barons for the Magna Carta.[1][2] Late in 1215 his lands were confiscated and he was excommunicated.[2] He gained control of Essex and Suffolk for the rebels[2] but King John then ravaged his estates in Norfolk and Suffolk.[1][2]

In May 1217 William fought with the rebel barons in the Second Battle of Lincoln, and was taken prisoner.[1][2] In October that year he returned to allegiance to the Crown, and his lands were subsequently restored.[2] In November 1218 he was present at the Council which limited the use of Henry III's great seal white he was a minor.[1]

In 1219 William went on crusade.[2]

Lands

William held lands in East Anglia, Lincolnshire and elsewhere, including Frampton in Lincolnshire.[2]

Death

William died on crusade before 25 January 1220/1. His death place is unknown, but may have been in the Holy Land.[2]

Research Notes

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Biography

For the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in 2015, Professor Nigel Saul wrote a set of biographies of the Surety Barons. He and the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee generously gave permission for them to be reproduced on WikiTree. They can be viewed here.

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, entry for 'Huntingfield, William of', print and online 2004, available online via some libraries
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for ‘’Magna Carta Ancestry.’’ Vol. II, pp. 434-437, snippets available at Google Books
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, entry for 'Huntingfield, William of', print and online 2004, available online via some libraries
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for ‘’Magna Carta Ancestry.’’ Vol. II, pp. 434-437
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for ‘’Royal Ancestry’’. Vol. III p. 374-377 (2013)
  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885- 1900, entry for 'Huntingfield, William de', Wikisource
  • Wikipedia: William of Huntingfield

Acknowledgements

Magna Carta Project

As a surety baron, William de Huntingfield's profile is managed by the Magna Carta Project. See Huntingfield-11 Descendants for profiles of his descendants that have been improved and categorized by the Magna Carta project and are in a project-approved trail to a Gateway Ancestor. See this index for links to other surety barons and category pages for their descendants. See the project's Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails.
Profile revised by Michael Cayley, December 2019




Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA
No known carriers of William's DNA have taken a DNA test. Have you taken a test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.


Comments: 8

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
I agree with Chet Snow's reply to the same Comment as below from Chase Ashely on Robert De_Vere, which ends with:
"Respected genealogist Richardson does not so why should we?"
Unless an original record can be produced that shows he was called "Sir", it should be deleted as a prefix since "Sir" supposedly wasn't used as an honorific in England until 1297 and, in any event, was for lesser mortal like knights and baronets. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir
posted by Chase Ashley

This week's featured connections are Exercise Gurus: William is 29 degrees from Richard Simmons, 35 degrees from Billy Blanks, 27 degrees from John Dunlop, 28 degrees from Jack LaLanne, 26 degrees from Pehr Henric Ling, 30 degrees from Davina McCall, 27 degrees from R. Tait McKenzie, 27 degrees from Olivia Newton-John, 29 degrees from William Orban, 27 degrees from Arnold Schwarzenegger, 26 degrees from Suzanne Somers and 25 degrees from Raquel Welch on our single family tree. Login to see how you relate to 33 million family members.

H  >  Huntingfield  |  D  >  de Huntingfield  >  William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield

Categories: Second Battle of Lincoln | Frampton, Lincolnshire | Magna Carta | Surety Barons