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William Pierrepont (abt. 1486 - 1533)

Sir William Pierrepont aka Pierpoint
Born about in Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married after 22 Jan 1508 in Englandmap
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Died in Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Apr 2011
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Sir William Pierrepont of Holme Pierrepont, Notts, was a son of Francis Pierrepont and Margaret Burdon.

He married 1stly Joan Stapleton. They had 1 daughter (Elizabeth, wife of John Sacheverell).

After 16 Feb 1505, he married 2ndly Joan Empson, daughter of Sir Richard Empson.

They had 1 son (Sir George).

Sir William was living in 1531.

Feb 18, 1503/04 Knight of the Sword on the creation of Henry, Prince of Wales, along with Visc. Lisle and others.[1]

Aug 16, 1513 Battle of Spurs[2] in France, after which he was dubbed a Knight banneret.[1]


  • Page 365: "15-7-8, Jan. 22. Licence from the archbishop of Canterbury for Sir William Pierrepoint, knt., and Joan, widow of Henry Sothill, late dioc. Lincoln, to marry. On Jan. 20th, a dispensation was given to them at London by Hadrian, cardinal-priest of St. Grisogonus, they being related in 3rd and 4th degrees."
  • Vol. 1, Page 608: 1513, June 16 #4253 "The Badges of the Captains in the King's Army"..."Nottingham banneret, Sir Will. Pierrepoynt(Made knight at Tournay), and Roger Pierrepoynt his petty captain." Also see here.
  • Page 512-3: "[1513?], March 11. -Henry VIII. to Sir Henry Willoughby Sir William Mering, and Sir William Perpoint"..., "knights."
  • Page 210: "William Perpoynt, knight. 9 Dec. 1534 [fo. 186.] "Adm. to Lady Jane Perpoynt, widow of deceased, by her prucurator Alan Bampton, literatus.
  • Page 275: 12274 [Leic] 24 April, 20 Henry VIII (1529) "Dame Elizabeth Lucy, widow, 'late wyf to Syr Thomas Lucy, knyght, disseasys,' ... 'Syr William parpoynt, knyght,' dame Jane, his wife, '"
  • Debtor: William Pierrepont of Holme Pierrepont in [Bingham Wapentake] Notts, knight, Edmund Pierrepont, his son and heir, and William English, merchant of Nottingham and of the Staple of Calais.
  • Creditor: John Brugge, citizen and Alderman of London
  • Amount: £1450
  • Before whom: James Yarford, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster
  • When taken: 25/06/1519
  • First term: 25/12/1519
  • Last term: 25/12/1519
  • Writ to: Sheriff of Notts
  • Sent by: Chancery
  • Endorsement: John Byron, Sheriff, replies that he has delivered to John Brugge the manors, messuages and lands in the writ.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ellis
  2. "BATTLE OF SPURS. Henry VIII of England, the Emperor Maximilian, and the Swiss, in 1513 entered into an offensive alliance against France. Henry VIII landed at Calais in the month of July, and soon formed an army of 30,000 men. He was joined by the emperor with a good corps of horse and some foot, the emperor as a mercenary to the king of England, who allowed him a hundred ducats a day for his table! They invested Terouenne with an army of 50,000 men; and the duc de Longueville, marching to its relief, was signally defeated on the l6th of August, at Guinegate. This battle was called the battle of Spurs, because the French used their spurs [i.e., they spurred their horses and fled the field] more than they did their swords. The English king laid siege to Tournay, which submitted in a few days."

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