- Born: Abt 1140, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England 934
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: Abt 1192, England or on Crusades about age 52
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 934
William Talebot, born about 1140, became possessed "in capite" of the manor of Gainsborough of which he was Lord in 22 Henry II (1176). In that year he paid a fine to the King for hunting in the royal forest of Knaresborough [Nova Placita et Conventiones pro com.; Eborex Rot Pipe, 22 Hen II; Visit. Yorks. 1666, p. 236]. In 1190/92, he took part in the third crusade to Palestine against the Saracens, serving in the army of Richard I, Cour de Lion, King of England, and participated in the seige of Acres & Battle of Ascalon. Before going on this Crusade, he made a grant to the church at Gainsborough for his souls and the souls of his father, William Talebot and grandfather Geoffrey Talbot [Monasticum Anglicanum, fol. 506; Cart. Ant. 1 Ric. I]
William Talbot died during the crusade or shortly after. His children were: Roger, held one knight's fee in Gainborough; Robert, heir to his brother; Sylvester, held lands in Thorpe, Yorkshire, which he gave to his nephew, John Talbot [Coucher Book of Selby, Charter no. 434, Vol. I, pg. 264]; and Simon, who married Ermingardis and left a daughter of the same name.
~Lineage of the Talbot Family, p. 8-9