Sir William Peverel, The Younger

Male 1080 - 1155  (~ 75 years)

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  1. 1.  Sir William Peverel, The Younger was born 0___ 1080, Normandy, France (son of William Peverel, Knight and Adeline LNU); died 1155.


    William "the Younger" Peverel (c. 1080–1155) was the son of William Peverel. He lived in Nottingham, England.[1]

    He married Avicia de Lancaster (1088 – c. 1150) in La Marche, Normandy, France. She was the daughter of William de Lancaster I and Countess Gundred de Warenne, daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey. In 1114, she bore a daughter, Margaret Peverel.[1] Another member of his family, Maude Peverel (a sister or daughter) was - by 1120 - the first wife of Robert fitz Martin.

    William inherited the Honour of Peverel.

    He was a principal supporter of King Stephen, and a commander in the Battle of the Standard. He was captured at The Battle of Lincoln.[2]

    King Henry II dispossessed William of the Honour in 1153, for conspiring to poison the Earl of Chester - though historians speculate that the King wished to punish him for his 'wickedness and treason' in supporting King Stephen. The Earl died before he took possession of the Honour, and it stayed in the Crown for about a half century.[2][3]

    ^ Jump up to: a b "Peverel Family Genealogy". Our Folk. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
    ^ Jump up to: a b Cokayne, George E.; other authors (1887–98). The Complete Peerage (extant, extinct or dormant). Volume 4 (4th ed.). pp. 762–768. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
    Jump up ^ "Langar Hall ~ A Microcosm of English History". Baronage. Retrieved 2008-05-13.

    William married Avicia de Lancaster 1114, La Marche, Normandy, France. Avicia (daughter of William de Lancaster, I, Baron of Kendal and Gundred de Warenne) was born 0___ 1088, La Marche, Normandy, France; died ~ 1150. [Group Sheet]

    1. Margaret Peverel, Countess of Derby was born ~ 1114, (Peveril Castle, Derbyshire) England; died 0___ 1154, (Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, England); was buried Merevale Abbey.

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  1. 2.  William Peverel, Knight was born ~1040, Normandy, France; died ~1115.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Gulielmus Piperellus
    • Also Known As: William The Elder


    William Peverell (c. 1040 – c. 1115, Latinised to Gulielmus Piperellus), was a Norman knight granted lands in England following the Norman Conquest.


    Little is known of the origin of the William Peverell the Elder. Of his immediate family, only the name of a brother, Robert, is known.[1] J. R. Planchâe derives the surname from the Latin puerulus, the diminutive form of puer (a boy), thus "a small boy", or from the Latin noun piper, meaning "pepper".[2]

    Lands held in England

    William Peverel was a favourite of William the Conqueror. He was greatly honoured after the Norman Conquest, and received as his reward over a hundred manors in central England from the king. In 1086, the Domesday Book records William as holding the substantial number of 162 manors, forming collectively the Honour of Peverel, in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, including Nottingham Castle.[3] He also built Peveril Castle, Castleton, Derbyshire. William Peverel is amongst the people explicitly recorded in the Domesday Book as having built castles.[4]

    Marriage & progeny

    William married Adeline, who bore him four children: two sons both named William, one dying without issue, the other often called William Peverel the Younger, born circa 1080, and two daughters, Maud and Adeliza, who married Richard de Redvers.[1]


    ^ Jump up to: a b The Complete Peerage, Vol IV, App. I, pp 761–770, "Peverel Family". This also dismisses the Tudor-era genealogical invention that made him illegitimate son of William the Conqueror
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    Jump up ^ A description of holdings in Derbyshire, from the Domesday Book ( A local history of Duston, Northampton (
    Jump up ^ Harfield 1991, p. 391
    Harfield, C. G. (1991), "A Hand-list of Castles Recorded in the Domesday Book", English Historical Review, 106: 371–392, doi:10.1093/ehr/CVI.CCCCXIX.371, JSTOR 573107

    William — Adeline LNU. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Adeline LNU
    1. 1. William Peverel, The Younger was born 0___ 1080, Normandy, France; died 1155.