William le Latimer, 3rd/4th Lord Latimer (of Corby) was born on 24 March 1329/30. He died on 28 May 1381 at age 51, without male issue.
Latimer, William, fourth Baron Latimer (1330-1381), soldier and courtier, was born on 24 March 1330, the son and heir of William, the third Lord Latimer, who died in 1335. His mother, Elizabeth, outlived her son, to die in 1384. Her long survival may have been a reason for his career of lively military and financial activity. He was already present at the battle of Crécy in 1346. By 1351 he was a knight, was in royal service at Calais, and had received a grant of land at Corby. By 1353 he had married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard (II) Fitzalan, earl of Arundel. On 5 July 1354 he was granted 500 marks a year until he obtained his mother's property. In January 1356 he witnessed Edward Balliol's surrender of the kingdom of Scotland. In 1359 he was in Gascony and by September 1360 he was the king's lieutenant there.
He was the son of William le Latimer, 2nd/3rd Lord Latimer (of Corby) and Elizabeth Botetourt.
He married Elizabeth FitzAlan, daughter of Edmund Fitzalan, 9th Earl of Arundel and Alice de Warenne, before 1353.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Lord Latimer, of Corby [E., 1299] before 2 November 1335.
He succeeded to the title of 4th Lord Latimer, of Corby [E., 1290] before 2 November 1335.
He fought in the Battle of Crécy in 1346, in the first division.
He was invested as a Knight before 1351.
He held the office of Lieutenant and Captain-General of Gascony in 1359.
He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1362.
He held the office of Steward of the Household in 1369.
He held the office of Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1372.
He held the office of Contable of Dover Castle in 1372.
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