Biography of William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby 1370-1409

Paternal Family Tree: Willoughby

Maternal Family Tree: Emmeline Riddlesford 1223-1276

1399 Abdication of Richard II

1401 Parliament Henry IV 2: 31 The Names of the Lords Present

Before 01 Oct 1369 [his father] Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby (age 20) and [his mother] Margery Zouche Baroness Willoughby of Eresby (age 30) were married.

Around 1370 William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby was born to Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby (age 21) and Margery Zouche Baroness Willoughby of Eresby (age 31).

On 29 Mar 1372 [his grandfather] John Willoughby 3rd Baron Willoughby (age 49) died. His son [his father] Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby (age 23) succeeded 4th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. [his mother] Margery Zouche Baroness Willoughby of Eresby (age 33) by marriage Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.

He was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby [Map]. Early Plate Bascinet Period.

John Willoughby 3rd Baron Willoughby: In 1323 he was born to John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby and Joan Roscelyn Baroness Willoughby and Latimer at Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire. Before 1349 John Willoughby 3rd Baron Willoughby and Cecily Ufford Baroness Willoughby of Eresby were married. When John married Cecily he changed his arms from Willoughby Arms to Willoughby de Eresby Arms. She the daughter of Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk and Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk.

Margery Zouche Baroness Willoughby of Eresby: Around 1339 she was born to William Zouche 2nd Baron Zouche Harringworth and Elizabeth Ros Baroness Zouche Harringworth. Before 01 Oct 1369 Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby and she were married. On 18 Oct 1391 Margery Zouche Baroness Willoughby of Eresby died.

In or before 1380 [his future brother-in-law] John Strange 6th Baron Strange Knockin (age 29) and Jane Charleton Baroness Strange Knockin (age 23) were married. She by marriage Baroness Strange Knockin. They were fourth cousins. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

In or before 1381 1369 [his future brother-in-law] John Strange 6th Baron Strange Knockin (age 18) and Maud Mohun Baroness Strange Knockin (age 23) were married. She by marriage Baroness Strange Knockin. They were fourth cousins.

On 26 Aug 1382 Roger Strange 5th Baron Strange Knockin (age 56) died. His son [his future brother-in-law] John Strange 6th Baron Strange Knockin (age 31) succeeded 6th Baron Strange Knockin.

After 03 Jan 1383 William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 13) and Lucy Strange Baroness Willoughby Eresby were married. They were third cousins.

In 1384 [his daughter] Elizabeth Willoughby Baroness Beaumont was born to William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 14) and [his wife] Lucy Strange Baroness Willoughby Eresby.

Around 1385 [his son] Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby was born to William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 15) and [his wife] Lucy Strange Baroness Willoughby Eresby.

Before 1387 [his son-in-law] Henry Beaumont 5th Baron Beaumont (age 7) and [his daughter] Elizabeth Willoughby Baroness Beaumont (age 2) were married. She by marriage Baroness Beaumont. They were third cousin once removed. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry III of England.

Around 1387 [his son] Thomas Willoughby of Parham was born to William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 17) and [his wife] Lucy Strange Baroness Willoughby Eresby.

After 17 Oct 1388 [his father] Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby (age 39) and [his step-mother] Elizabeth Latimer 5th Baroness Latimer, Baroness Neville and Willoughby (age 31) were married. She by marriage Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.

On 18 Oct 1391 [his mother] Margery Zouche Baroness Willoughby of Eresby (age 52) died.

On 04 Nov 1393 Edmund of Langley 1st Duke of York (age 52) and [his future wife] Joan Holland Duchess York (age 13) were married. She by marriage Duchess York. The difference in their ages was 38 years. She the daughter of Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent (age 43) and Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent (age 43). He the son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England. They were half second cousin once removed. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Around 1394 [his daughter] Margaret Willoughby was born to William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 24) and [his wife] Lucy Strange Baroness Willoughby Eresby.

On 09 Aug 1396 [his father] Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby (age 47) died. His son William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 26) succeeded 5th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. [his wife] Lucy Strange Baroness Willoughby Eresby by marriage Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.

In or before 1397 [his daughter] Margery Willoughby Baroness Fitzhugh was born to William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 26) and [his wife] Lucy Strange Baroness Willoughby Eresby.

On 28 Jul 1397 [his brother-in-law] John Strange 6th Baron Strange Knockin (age 46) died at Whitchurch, Shropshire. His son Richard Strange 3rd Baron Dunster 7th Baron Strange Knockin (age 15) succeeded 7th Baron Strange Knockin.

Abdication of Richard II

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 1401 William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 31) was appointed 100th Knight of the Garter by King Henry IV of England (age 33).

Parliament Henry IV 2: 31 The Names of the Lords Present

After 07 Jan 1401. The names of the lords who were present at the said declaration are as follows:

Henry, prince of Wales (age 14).

Edmund, duke of York (age 59).

Edward, earl of Rutland (age 28).

Thomas, earl of Arundel (age 19).

John, earl of Somerset (age 28).

Edmund, earl of Stafford (age 22).

Henry, earl of Northumberland (age 59).

Ralph, earl of Westmorland (age 37).

Thomas, earl of Worcester (age 58).

Michael, earl of Suffolk (age 40).

Richard, Lord Grey of Codnor (age 30).

Thomas, Lord Berkeley (age 49).

John, Lord Charlton.

Reginald, Lord Grey of Ruthin (age 39).

Thomas, Lord Camoys (age 50).

Thomas, Lord Furnivall (age 39).

Robert, Lord Scales (age 29).

John, Lord Beaumont.

William, Lord Willoughby (age 31).

Hugh, Lord Burnell (age 54).

William, Lord Ferrers of Groby (age 28).

William, Lord Bergavenny (age 58).

John, Lord Lovell (age 60).

Robert, Lord Harrington (age 45).

Richard Lescrope (age 74).

Before 09 Aug 1404 William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 34) and Joan Holland Duchess York (age 24) were married. She by marriage Baroness Willoughby de Eresby. She the daughter of Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent and Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent (age 54). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Before 18 Nov 1406 [his son-in-law] William Fitzhugh 4th Baron Fitzhugh (age 7) and [his daughter] Margery Willoughby Baroness Fitzhugh (age 9) were married. He the son of Henry Fitzhugh 3rd Baron Fitzhugh (age 48) and Elizabeth Grey Baroness Fitzhugh (age 42).

Before 1407 Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury (age 18) and [his sister-in-law] Eleanor Holland (age 20) were married. She the daughter of Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent and Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent (age 56). He the son of John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 42). They were half third cousin once removed. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 04 Dec 1409 William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 39) died at Edgefield, Norfolk. He was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby [Map]. His son [his son] Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby (age 24) succeeded 6th Baron Willoughby de Eresby.

After 06 Sep 1410 Henry Scrope 3rd Baron Scrope Masham (age 37) and [his former wife] Joan Holland Duchess York (age 30) were married. She by marriage Baroness Scrope Masham. She the daughter of Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent and Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent (age 60). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Before 27 Apr 1416 Henry Bromflete 1st Baron Vesci (age 9) and [his former wife] Joan Holland Duchess York (age 36) were married. There appears to be a twenty-seven year age gap here which may suggest the marriage ewas a reward to him since she, having being married three times before, including to Edmund of Langley 1st Duke of York, would be a wealthy widow. The difference in their ages was 26 years; she, unusually, being older than him. She the daughter of Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent and Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent (deceased). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 12 Apr 1434 [his former wife] Joan Holland Duchess York (age 54) died.

[his son] Thomas Willoughby of Parham and Joan Fitzalan were married. The difference in their ages was 20 years. They were second cousin once removed. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

Royal Ancestors of William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby 1370-1409

Kings Wessex: Great x 11 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ab Owain King Deheubarth King Powys King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 14 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ab Owain King Deheubarth King Powys King Gwynedd

Kings England: Great x 7 Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 6 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 18 Grand Son of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine I King Franks

Kings France: Great x 11 Grand Son of Robert "Pious" II King France

Royal Descendants of William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby 1370-1409

Catherine Parr Queen Consort England x 1

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 9

Queen Consort Camilla Shand x 4

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 35

Ancestors of William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby 1370-1409

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Willoughby

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Willoughby

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice or Margaret Orreby

Great x 2 Grandfather: Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Beke 1st Baron Beke

Great x 3 Grandmother: Alice Beke

Great x 4 Grandmother: Sarah Furnival

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Deincourt 7th Lord Deincourt

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edmund Deincourt 1st Baron Deincourt

Great x 4 Grandmother: Agnes Neville

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Deincourt Baroness Willoughby of Eresby 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Reginald Mohun

Great x 3 Grandmother: Isabel Mohun Baroness Deincourt 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isabel Ferrers 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

GrandFather: John Willoughby 3rd Baron Willoughby 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Joan Roscelyn Baroness Willoughby and Latimer

Father: Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Robert Ufford 1st Baron Ufford

Great x 1 Grandfather: Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Valoignes

Great x 2 Grandmother: Cecily Valoignes Baroness Ufford

GrandMother: Cecily Ufford Baroness Willoughby of Eresby

Great x 2 Grandfather: Walter Norwich

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk

William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Roger Zouche

Great x 3 Grandfather: Eudo Zouche

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Bisset

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Cantilupe

Great x 3 Grandmother: Millicent Cantilupe

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eva de Braose

Great x 1 Grandfather: Eudo Zouche 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Lovell 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Lovell 1st Baron Lovel 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maud Sydenham

Great x 2 Grandmother: Maud Lovell Baroness Zouche Harringworth 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Ros

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Ros Baroness Lovel

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isabel D'Aubigny

GrandFather: William Zouche 2nd Baron Zouche Harringworth 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Mother: Margery Zouche Baroness Willoughby of Eresby 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Ros

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Ros

Great x 4 Grandmother: Lucy Fitzpiers

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley

Great x 4 Grandfather: William D'Aubigny

Great x 3 Grandmother: Isabel D'Aubigny

Great x 1 Grandfather: William Ros 2nd Baron Ros Helmsley

Great x 4 Grandfather: Oliver Vaux

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Vaux

Great x 2 Grandmother: Maud Vaux Baroness Ros

GrandMother: Elizabeth Ros Baroness Zouche Harringworth 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Gunselin Badlesmere

Great x 2 Grandfather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Fitzbernard

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margery Badlesmere Baroness Ros of Helmsley 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard de Clare 6th Earl Gloucester 5th Earl Hertford 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas de Clare 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

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

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Maurice Fitzgerald 4th Lord Offaly

Great x 3 Grandmother: Juliana Fitzgerald 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Emmeline Longespée Baroness Offaly Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England