Biography of Walter Norwich 1274-1329
Around 1274 Walter Norwich 1274-1329 was born.
Around 1286 [his daughter] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 was born to Walter Norwich 1274-1329 (12).
Around 1306 [his daughter] Katherine Norwich 1306-1381 was born to Walter Norwich 1274-1329 (32).
In 1324 Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (25) and [his daughter] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (38) were married. [his daughter] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (38) by marriage Baroness Ufford.
Around 1329 Walter Norwich 1274-1329 (55) died.
Around 1400. Window in the Chicheley Chapel at St Andrew's Church Wimpole from the late 14th early 15th Century depicting alliances of the Ufford family (who are thought to have owned the manor of Wimpole before the Chicheleys) and the Plantagenets through the marriage of Ralph Ufford 1302-1346 and Maud Plantagenet Countess Ulster 1310-1377, daughter of Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 .
From top to bottom, left to right:
. The Tiptoft family owned the nearby manor of Harleston.
. The Avenell family once held a manor in Wimpole.
. Believed to be the arms of William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382. Note the difference of an annulet argent (white) in the top left corner.
. Possibly William Bohun 1st Earl of Northampton 1309-1361.
. Possibly Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 although the label doesn't appear to have the fleur de lys of France.
Engaine Arms. John de Engaine lived in Huntingdonshire.
. Possibly Robert Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1288-1344. Robert settled at nearby Rampton.
Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 who married [his daughter] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 whose father Walter Norwich 1274-1329 owned the manor of Cobbs in Wimpole.
England Edward III Arms
with a label_three_points. Believed to be Robert Ufford who predeceased his father Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369.
The figure in the middle is believed to represent William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382.
From an original description by James C Powell 1903.