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Sir William de Vernon, High Sheriff of Lancashire[1]

Male Bef 1230 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name William de Vernon 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix High Sheriff of Lancashire 
    Born Bef 1230 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 

      «u»High Sheriff of Lancashire <>«/u». Chief Justice of Chester in 1229-36. He adopted the fretty sable, (upper left square in red) for his coat-of-arms. It was the custom in those early days for the oldest son to place a canton in that position in his father's shield. «b»William«/b» became Lord Haddon, although his seat may not have been Haddon Hall. He commanded a company of perhaps the first archers (Welsh) to be used in the Norman wars, and was later a travelling judge with County «b»Geoffrey Plantagenet«/b» in Normandy, representing «b»King Henry II«/b». «b»Sir William, Chief Justice«/b», protected the estates and interests of his half-brother, «b»Robert de Vernon«/b», whose two sons, «b»Richard«/b» and «b»Robert«/b», were banished for taking the wrong sides in the English-Norman wars. He also arranged the marriage of «b»Robert«/b»'s daughter to his own son, «b»Richard«/b».
    Person ID I43398  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2007 

    Father Richard de Vernon, High Sheriff of Lancashire,   b. Bef 1164, Shipbrook, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1196  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Mother Avice de Avenell,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F551609789  Group Sheet

    Family Margery de Stokeport,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Sir Richard de Vernon,   b. Abt 1240,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Walter de Vernon,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2007 
    Family ID F551609790  Group Sheet

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