Biography of William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414

Paternal Family Tree: Ros

Maternal Family Tree: Etienette Countess Provence and Arles

1396 Marriage of Richard II and Isabella of Valois

1399 Henry IV lands at Ravenspur

1399 Abdication of Richard II

On 03 Dec 1352 [his uncle] William Ros 3rd Baron Ros Helmsley (age 23) died. His brother [his father] Thomas Ros 4th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 17) succeeded 4th Baron Ros Helmsley and inherited Belvoir Castle [Map]. [his mother] Beatrice Stafford Countess Desmond (age 11) by marriage Baroness Ros Helmsley.

On 12 Apr 1363 [his father] Thomas Ros 4th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 28) and [his mother] Beatrice Stafford Countess Desmond (age 22) were married. She the daughter of Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (age 61) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford. They were third cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Around 1370 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley was born to Thomas Ros 4th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 34) and Beatrice Stafford Countess Desmond (age 29) at Stoke Albany, Northamptonshire. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 08 Jun 1384 [his father] Thomas Ros 4th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 49) died at Uffington. He was buried at Rievaulx Abbey [Map]. His son [his brother] John Ros 5th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 15) succeeded 5th Baron Ros Helmsley and inherited Belvoir Castle [Map].

In 1391 Thomas Clifford 6th Baron Clifford (age 28) died. His son John Clifford 7th Baron Clifford (age 2) succeeded 7th Baron de Clifford, 7th Lord Skipton. However, given his young age his mother's brother William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 21) enjoyed the benefit of his wardship until he came of age around Sep 1411.

On 06 Aug 1393 [his brother] John Ros 5th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) died at Paphos returning from Pilgrimage. He was buried at Rievaulx Abbey [Map]. His brother William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 23) succeeded 6th Baron Ros Helmsley and inherited Belvoir Castle [Map].

Around 1394 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) and Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 22) were married. She by marriage Baroness Ros Helmsley. She brought a 40 mark annuity to the marriage awarded to her by King Richard II of England (age 26) following the death of his wife Anne of Bohemia Queen Consort England (age 27) in whose household she had been. She the sister of the Earl of Arundel (age 48). He the son of Thomas Ros 4th Baron Ros Helmsley and Beatrice Stafford Countess Desmond (age 53). He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

Around 1394 [his son] Robert Ros was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) and [his wife] Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 22).

Marriage of Richard II and Isabella of Valois

On 31 Oct 1396 King Richard II of England (age 29) and Isabella Valois Queen Consort England (age 6) were married. The marriage being one of the terms of a twenty-eight year peace treaty with France. He twenty-nine, she six. The marriage sowed the seeds subsequent rebellion since there was no prospect of an heir to secure the Crown. The difference in their ages was 22 years. She the daughter of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France (age 27) and Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France (age 26). He the son of Edward "Black Prince" and Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Princess Wales. They were half third cousins. He a grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 26) attended.

Around 1397 [his son] William Ros was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 27) and [his wife] Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 25).

Around 1397 [his son] John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 27) and [his wife] Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 25).

Henry IV lands at Ravenspur

After 07 Jul 1399 Henry Bolingbroke Earl of Derby (age 32) landed at Ravenspur [Map] with Thomas Rempston.

William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 29) joined Henry Bolingbroke Earl of Derby (age 32) with a large retinue.

Abdication of Richard II

On 19 Aug 1399 King Richard II of England (age 32) surrendered to Henry Bolingbroke Earl of Derby (age 32) at Flint Castle [Map]. William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 29) was present [Note. Wikipedia states Berkeley Castle?]

On 29 Sep 1399 King Richard II of England (age 32) Abdicated II King England at the Tower of London [Map]. William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 29), Thomas Grey (age 40), William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 29), Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell (age 52) and Thomas Rempston were present.

In Oct 1399 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 29) was appointed Trier of Petitions at Henry IV's first Parliament.

In Dec 1399 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 29) was appointed to Henry IV's Royal Council.

In 1400 [his brother-in-law] William Fitzalan (age 31) died.

Around 1402 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 32) was appointed Lord Treasurer.

On 06 Jul 1403 Reginald Cobham 2nd Baron Cobham (age 55) died. His son [his brother-in-law] Reginald Cobham 3rd Baron Cobham (age 22) succeeded 3rd Baron Cobham.

Around 1404 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 34) was appointed 108th Knight of the Garter by King Henry IV of England (age 36).

On 01 Sep 1404 [his sister-in-law] Joan Fitzalan (age 44) died.

In 1406 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 36) was granted an annuity of of 100 marks a year as the king's (age 38) retainer.

Around 1406 [his son] Robert Ros of Gedney was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 36) and [his wife] Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 34).

On 26 Sep 1407 [his son] Thomas Ros 8th Baron Ros Helmsley was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 37) and [his wife] Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 35).

On 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 44) died. His son [his son] John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 17) succeeded 7th Baron Ros Helmsley.

After 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 44) was buried at Belvoir Priory [Map]. At the dissolution of the monasteries his monument was moved to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] on the right side of the High Altar. Alabaster Monument of the Camail and Jupon Period. Possibly Sutton and Prentys.

Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

Scabbard with IHS. Wire Wrapped Grip. Hip Belt.

Detail of the Ros Family Peacock Crest surmounting his Great Helm.

Detail of decorated Orle and Vervelle Cover.

Detail of Lancastrian Esses Collar and face. Note the twisted moustache that is frequently seen on Sutton and Prentys monuments. The fixing of the Esses Collar to the Camail using a small trefoil.

In Jul 1439 [his former wife] Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 67) died.

[his daughter] Beatrice Ros was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley and Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley.

Maurice Fitzgerald 2nd Earl Desmond and [his mother] Beatrice Stafford Countess Desmond were married. She by marriage Countess Desmond. She the daughter of Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford. He the son of Maurice Fitzgerald 1st Earl Desmond and Catherine Burgh. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

[his daughter] Elizabeth Ros Baroness Marshal Baroness Morley was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley and Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley.

[his daughter] Margaret Ros Baroness Audley Heighley was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley and Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley.

William Echingham and Joan Fitzalan were married. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

[his daughter] Alice Ros was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley and Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley.

[his son] Richard Ros was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley and Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley.

William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

King Edward "Longshanks" I of England 1239-1307

Royal Ancestors of William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414

Kings Wessex: Great x 10 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 8 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 13 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 9 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 5 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 7 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis "Fat" VI King France

Royal Descendants of William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 7

Queen Consort Camilla Shand x 5

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 28

Ancestors of William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Ros

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Ros

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isabella Mac William Dunkeld

Great x 2 Grandfather: Robert Ros

Great x 4 Grandfather: Piers Fitzherbert

Great x 3 Grandmother: Lucy Fitzpiers

Great x 1 Grandfather: William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley

Great x 4 Grandfather: William D'Aubigny

Great x 3 Grandfather: William D'Aubigny

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Umfraville

Great x 2 Grandmother: Isabel D'Aubigny

GrandFather: William Ros 2nd Baron Ros Helmsley

Great x 3 Grandfather: Oliver Vaux

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Vaux

Great x 1 Grandmother: Maud Vaux Baroness Ros

Father: Thomas Ros 4th Baron Ros Helmsley 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Gunselin Badlesmere

Great x 1 Grandfather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

Great x 2 Grandmother: Joan Fitzbernard

GrandMother: Margery Badlesmere Baroness Ros of Helmsley 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Gilbert Clare 5th Earl Gloucester 4th Earl Hertford 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Richard de Clare 6th Earl Gloucester 5th Earl Hertford 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas de Clare 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Lacy Earl Lincoln

Great x 3 Grandmother: Maud Lacy Countess Gloucester and Hertford 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Quincy 3rd Countess Lincoln and Pembroke 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Maurice Fitzgerald 2nd Lord Offaly

Great x 3 Grandfather: Maurice Fitzgerald 4th Lord Offaly

Great x 4 Grandmother: Juliana Granville Baroness Offaly

Great x 2 Grandmother: Juliana Fitzgerald 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Stephen Longespée Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Emmeline Longespée Baroness Offaly Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Emmeline Riddlesford

William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Hervey Stafford

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Stafford

Great x 4 Grandmother: Petronill Ferrers Stafford

Great x 2 Grandfather: Nicholas Stafford

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Corbet 5th Baron Caus

Great x 3 Grandmother: Alice Corbet

Great x 1 Grandfather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Clinton of Coleshill

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Clinton

Great x 2 Grandmother: Eleanor Clinton

GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ralph Basset

Great x 3 Grandfather: Ralph Basset

Great x 2 Grandfather: Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Somery Baroness Basset Drayton 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Nicole D'Aubigny Baroness Dudley 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margaret Basset 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Mother: Beatrice Stafford Countess Desmond 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Audley

Great x 3 Grandfather: James Audley

Great x 4 Grandmother: Bertrade Mainwaring

Great x 2 Grandfather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley of Stratton Audley 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Longespée Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Ela Longespée Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Idoine Camville

Great x 1 Grandfather: Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer of Wigmore Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer of Wigmore 2 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maud de Braose

Great x 2 Grandmother: Iseult Mortimer 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Fiennes

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Fiennes 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Blanche Beaumont 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandMother: Margaret Audley Countess Stafford Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Gilbert Clare 5th Earl Gloucester 4th Earl Hertford 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Richard de Clare 6th Earl Gloucester 5th Earl Hertford 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester 6th Earl Hertford 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Lacy Earl Lincoln

Great x 3 Grandmother: Maud Lacy Countess Gloucester and Hertford 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Quincy 3rd Countess Lincoln and Pembroke 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margaret Clare Countess Gloucester Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Henry III of England Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: King Edward "Longshanks" I of England Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Joan of Acre Countess Gloucester and Hertford Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ferdinand III King Castile III King Leon Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Dammartin Queen Consort Castile and Leon