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My wife's ancestors - Fitzwilliam - Contents


Sir William Fitzwilliam




Tomb of Sir William Fitzwilliam, St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
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Sir William Fitzwilliam (see here and here), born pre-1506,
like his brother, went to England,
started in service (by 1536) of William Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl of Southampton (cr 1537, died 1542),
granted the manor of Celbridge, Co.Kildare, 1537,
mar by 1539 to Jane Roberts [or Joan, dau of John Roberts of Cranbrook, Kent],
member of the Privy Council,
knighted 1551-52 by Edward VI,
spoken of by Queen Elizabeth as a person who stood high in her esteem [Ball, vol.2, 1903],
lived at Windsor,
died 3 Oct 1559,
bur in the Bray Chantry on the SC side of St. Georgeís chapel, Windsor Castle,
Jane fl 1559,
had issue:


  1. Catherine Fitzwilliam,
    mar pre-c.1560 to Christopher Preston, 4th Viscount Gormanston [born 1537] and had issue.





Tomb of Sir William Fitzwilliam, St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
From The architectural antiquities of Great Britain, vol.3, John Britton, 1835, p.55 (which incorrectly dates it as 1659 rather than 1559).



Tomb of Sir William Fitzwilliam, St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Photo 2017. See larger and full size.
See other shot.



Wider shot. See full size. From here.
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The arms on the tomb.
Does not look like the Fitzwilliam arms.
Photo 2017. See larger and full size.
See other shot.


  

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