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William Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury

William Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury (see here).
Illegitimate son of Henry II.
He mar 1196 [her as a child] to Ela, Countess of Salisbury [born 1187].
He died 1226 at Salisbury Castle.
He was bur at Salisbury Cathedral.
See images.
They had issue:

  1. William II Longespee, born c.1209.
    He married between 1226 and 1230.
    He commanded the English forces in the Seventh Crusade (started 1248). They fought with French Crusaders against the Ayyubid Muslims.
    He died 1250 at the Battle of Al Mansurah in Egypt (major Crusader defeat).
    In 1252 the Sultan delivered Longespee's remains to a messenger who conveyed them to Acre (the capital of the Crusaders' Kingdom of Jerusalem, now in Israel), for burial at the Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross (now site of Jezzar Pasha Mosque).
    An effigy in Salisbury Cathedral is alleged to be of him.
    He apparently had issue:

    1. Ida Longespee.
      See notes which say she is sometimes assigned as a dau of William Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, rather than of his son William.
      She mar Sir Walter FitzRobert and had issue:

      1. Robert FitzWalter, 1st Baron FitzWalter, born 1247,
        mar Alianore de Ferrers and had issue:

        1. Robert FitzWalter, Baron FitzWalter,
          mar Joan de Multon and had issue:

          1. John FitzWalter, Baron FitzWalter,
            mar Eleanor de Percy and had issue:

            1. Alice FitzWalter,
              mar Aubrey de Vere, 10th Earl of Oxford and had issue.

  2. Stephen Longespee, had issue:
    1. Emeline de Longespee, mar Maurice Fitzgerald.

Tomb of William Longespee, Salisbury Cathedral


Tomb of William Longespee, Salisbury Cathedral.
Photo 2010. See larger and full size.
See other shot and other shot.

Other shot of above.
Photo 2007 by Bernard Gagnon.
From here. See full size.

Drawing of the above effigy of William Longespee, Salisbury Cathedral.
From A Student's History of England by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1916). See here.
Originally from Stothard's Monumental Effigies.

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