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  1. Wikipedia
  2. Findagrave Sir William Norreys
  3. Website:Bob Furtaw;
  4. Website:Eileen McKinnon-Suggs;
  1. Findagrave Jane de Vere Norreys
  2. Website:Bob Furtaw;
  3. Website:Eileen McKinnon-Suggs;
  •  06-Sep-08 5:47 PM
Hello Ray:

I've started working on my family genealogy again and have found your site very informative and helpful. I have also found a site you may find very interesting as well. Check out josephsmithsr.com

During my recent search on the Norris & de Vere I found some variations on the linage you may want to review. It appears that Willam Norris also was know as William Norreys according to the following site. It also says that he had two daughters, Elizabeth Norreys, married Gilbert Bullock of Arborfield Hall in Berkshire and Margaret Norreys (d. 22 January 1518), married Thomas Rogers and Sir Thomas Fettiplace of Compton Beauchamp in Berkshire (c. 1461-1523).

Your record shows that Margaret was married to Gilbert Bullock and is it possibel that Gilbert was married to Elizabeth instead?

Keep up the good work and thanks for all you helpful information and dedication to genealogy!

Best regards,

William Norreys
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other persons named William Norris, see William Norris (disambiguation).
Sir William Norreys (1433 âââ??‰â?¬Å? 4 January 1507) was a famous Lancastrian soldier, and later an Esquire of the Body to King Edward IV.

Probably born at Yattendon Castle, William was the eldest son of Sir John Norreys of Ockwells and Yattendon and Lady Alice Merbrook, Lady of the Garter. Upon the death of his father, he inherited all of the family's properties, including Yattendon Castle, but excluding Ockwells, which he inherited in 1494 upon the death of his stepmother.

1 Wars of the Roses
2 New monarchy
3 Rebellion and exile
4 Return
5 Marriages and issue
6 References

Wars of the Roses
William was a Lancastrian soldier in the Royal Army during the Wars of the Roses. He was knighted by King Henry VI at the Battle of Northampton, on 10 July 1460, when he was 20 years old. He was present at the Battle of Towton, on 29 March 1461, the largest and bloodiest battle of the wars. Though he survived the battle, when so few Lancastrians did, he was forced to make peace with the recently proclaimed King Edward IV.

New monarchy
Like his father, William adjusted to the new monarchy. By August 1461, he was appointed Steward of both the Royal manors of Cookham and Bray, adjoining his family estate of Ockwells. He was later appointed steward of nearby Foliejon Manor in Winkfield, in 1474.

He was appointed Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Berkshire in 1468, positions he also held in 1482 and 1486. In 1467, he became Justice of the Peace for Berkshire. In 1469, Sir William was made Esquire of the Body to King Edward IV.

During the rebellion of 1470, begun by Warwick, the 'Kingmaker', which briefly re-instated Henry VI as king, William may have fought on King Edward's side for he retained his position at court.

He participated in the Battle of Barnet on 14 April 1471.

Rebellion and exile
In 1483, shortly after the July crowning of King Richard III, William reverted to his anti-Yorkist sympathies. In October 1483, he joined his younger brother, John, in the Duke of Buckingham's rebellion.

The Duke assembled his forces at Brecon, while Sir William, accompanied by Sir William Berkeley of Beaverstone and Sir Richard Woodville, gathered rebels at Newbury. Buckingham was, however, captured and executed. William fled West when a reward was offered for his capture. He was eventually rounded up in Devon and arrested, but escaped to Brittany. There he joined the forces of the Lancastrian Earl of Richmond.

He returned to England, with the Earl of Richmond, and commanded a troop at the Battle of Bosworth, on 22 August 1485, when King Richard III was killed and Richmond claimed the Throne as King Henry VII. William was richly rewarded for his loyalty.

On 16 June 1487, he commanded the Royal Forces, including his son, Sir Edward Norreys, at the Battle of Stoke Field against Lambert Simnel. His son died shortly afterwards.

He was Bailiff for Queen Elizabeth in 1488. He was reinstated as Justice of the Peace for Berkshire in 1494. He gave legal advice to the King in 1502, which brought him the appointment as custodian of the manor of Langley, and Steward of the manors of Burford, Shipton, Spelsbury and the Hundred of Chadlington (all in Oxfordshire). In 1504, he added the stewardships of Newbury and Stratfield Mortimer to his offices. He became Steward to the Chancellor of Oxford University in 1505.

Marriages and issue
In 1461, William married Lady Jane de Vere (d. before 1471), sister of the 13th Earl of Oxford. According to the Heralds' Visitations, they had six children, four sons and two daughters, possibly born at Yattendon Castle:

Sir Edward Norreys (c. 1464 - 1487)
Elizabeth Norreys, married Gilbert Bullock of Arborfield Hall in Berkshire
Richard Norreys (c. 1465 - c. 1522) of West Shefford in Berkshire
Margaret Norreys (d. 22 January 1518), married Thomas Rogers and Sir Thomas Fettiplace of Compton Beauchamp in Berkshire (c. 1461-1523).
William Norreys
George Norreys
On 25 April 1472, he married Isabel, Marchioness of Montagu (1441 Cambridgeshire - 25 May 1476 buried: Bisham), daughter and co-heiress of Sir Edmund Ingoldesthorpe (1421-1456) and Joanna Tiptopf (1425-1494), and the widow of the 1st Marquess of Montagu. She had 7 children from that marriage; two sons and five daughters.

The couple had a single child, and Isabel died after only four years of marriage:

[A son] Norreys (born c. 1474); died in infancy
William married for a third time, around 1478, to Joan Horne, daughter of Alderman Robert Horne of London and Joan Fabian. They had one son and four daughters:

Lionel Norreys (c. 1480 - 1537)
Catherine Norreys (born c. 1481), married Sir John Langford of Aldworth in Berkshire
Anne Norreys (born c. 1482), married Thomas Wroughton
Jane Norreys (born c. 1483), married John Cheney of West Woodhay in Berkshire
Elizabeth Norreys (born c. 1484), married William Farmer of Somerton in Oxfordshire
William's eldest son, Edward, had died in 1487. This left Edward's eldest son, John, as William's heir. On William's death, in 1507, John inherited the Norreys family estates.

David Nash Ford's Royal Berkshire History: Sir William Norreys (1433-1507)
Tudor Place: William Norreys

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