Sir William Parr Knight
- Marriage: Elizabeth Ros in 1383 in Kirkby-Kendal, Westmorland, England 938
- Died: 4 Oct 1405, Kendal Castle, Westmorland, England 938
~Topographer & Genealogist, "Early Pedigrees of the Parr Family," p. 354. Sir William de Parre, Knt. of Parre, and of Kendal, jure uxoris, d. 4 Oct 1405, m. Elizabeth, daughter of John de Ros and grand-daughter ad heir to Sir Thomas de Ros, Baron of Kendal. Elizabeth and Sir William m. 1383. 938
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 937
IN, 1371, a convicted murderer from Lancashire, named William del Parre, secured a pardon for his crime in order to join the retinue of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and to fight for the duke on the continent. So well did he serve his master that some time between 1380 and 1382, he was allowed to marry Elizabeth, heiress of the de Roos family of Kendal, a junior branch of the de Rooses of Hamlake. By his death in 1404, Sir William Parr had served as soldier, treaty negotiator, ambassador and king's councillor, first to the duke of Lancaster and then to his son, Henry IV. His marriage enabled Parr to move from a small patrimony in Lancashire to his wife's extensive inheritance in Westmorland and found the fortunes of the Parr family of Kendal. Sir William Parr died in 1404.
~Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeology Society, Vol. LXXXI
• Background Information. 535
Sir William de Parre, who married, 1383, Elizabeth, daughter of John de Ros and grand daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas de Ros, Baron of Kendal, and had livery of her inheritance. On the accession of the Duke of Lancaster as Henry IV, Sir William stood so high in the estimation of the new monarch that he was deputed, with the bishop of St. Assph, to announce the revolution in the court of Spain. He died 4 Oct 1405, being then seized of the fourth part of the manor of Kirby in Kendal, in the right of the heiress of Ros, and was succeeded by his eldest son, John Parre.
~Burke's, A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, p. 418
William married Elizabeth Ros, daughter of Sir John Ros Knight of Kendal Castle and Catherine de Strickland, in 1383 in Kirkby-Kendal, Westmorland, England.938 (Elizabeth Ros was born about 1355 in Kirkby, Kendal, Wesmorland, England 821.)