William Deincourt: Birth: ABT 1323. Death: Deceased
Title: Automated Family Pedigrees - #1
Publication: CD-100, Banner Blue Software, 1994
Author: United Ancestries, Automated Archives, Inc.
Title: Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages
Page: p. 170, d'Eyncourt, Barons d'Eyncourt
Publication: Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883
Author: Sir Bernard Burke
Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [jerryc490.ged] William, 9th Lord d'Eyncourt, s. his grandfather when twenty-six years of age, both as heir by descent as well as by virtue of the licensed entail. He was an eminent warrior and active servant of King Edward III through the glorious period of his reign, participating in the immortal achievement of that era in France and Scotland, and on 17 October, 1346, he was one of the commanders in the famous battle of Neville's Cross, near Durham. He is particularly mentioned as an object of the king's gratitude in his letter of thanks dated 20 October, written on the occasion of that celebrated victory when David, King of Scotland, was taken prisoner. King Edward being then before Calais, his queen, Philippa, is stated by some writers to have been present at the battle. At any rate, it is clear she was in the field prior to its commencement, when she rode in front of the army on a white courser and, in the words of the historian, "sweetly exhorted them." She was attended by Lord d'Eyncourt at the head of her guard, a post of honour and responsibility, which shows that he was deemed one of the first gentlemen of his day. This is further evidenced by the circumstance that John, King of France, taken prisoner at the battle of Poictiers -- who, during his captivity in England, was treated with that respectful and generous which shed a lustre over those times -- was consigned to Lord d'Eyncourt's custody and so remained until the period when he passed out to Lincolnshire, under Lord d'Eyncourt's charge, to the metropolis and thence to France, King Edward himself conducting him to the sea-side, and the Black Prince attending him to Calais, having felt his durance so little personally irksome, that he afterwards returned on a visit to King Edward, and died in England before it was completed. On 14 May, 1347, Lord d'Eyncourt was commanded to attend the king before Calais, and was present at all the interesting scenens there enacted and, at the final surrender of the place, followed by the heroic self-devotion of six of the inhabitants, who, with Eustace St. Pierre at their head, were saved by the gentle but urgent intercession of Queen Philippa, who, after the battle of Durham, had joined her husband at Calais. Lord d'Eyncourt d. 2 June, 1364, aged sixty-four. He m. Millicent, dau. of William, Lord Roos, of Hamlake. William, his eldest son, m. Margaret, dau. of Adam de Welles, and d. v. p., leaving an only son, who s. his grandfather as William, 10th Lord d'Eyncourt. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 170, d'Eyncourt, Barons d'Eyncourt]
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