Sir William Fitzwilliam (see here),
He mar by 1539
to Jane Roberts
[descendant of Edward I].
William was Member of the Privy Council.
Knighted 1551-52 by Edward VI.
In 1551 Edward VI granted him Highclere and Burghclere, Hampshire. See [Nichols, 1858].
He lived in the Great Park at Windsor.
His will dated 27 Apr, "2 and 3 of Philip and Mary". This is 27 Apr 1556.
Queen Mary cancelled the grant of Highclere and Burghclere. But Queen Elizabeth restored the grant.
Sir William was spoken of by Queen Elizabeth as a person who stood high in her esteem [Ball, vol.2, 1903].
He died 3 Oct 1559.
He was bur in the Bray Chantry on the SC side of St. George's chapel, Windsor Castle.
Jane lived as a widow at Chertsey.
Her will pr 1575. She asked to be bur with husband.
Sir William's heirs sold Highclere and Burghclere in 1577. These lands later became the property of Sawyer.
Sir William and Jane had issue:
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