William le Belward, Baron of Malpas
- Marriage: Mabel or Letitica Fitz Hugh of Malpas 713,752
- Died: After 4 Aug 1112, Malpas, Cheshire, England 713
~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol II, pg. 628, alive in 12 Henry I (5 August 1111-4 August 1112) 713
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information.
Robert Fitz-Hugh, whose name appears as a witness to the foundation charter of St. Werburgh's Abbey at Chester in 1093, had two daughters, Letitia and Mabilla*, who in course of time, became his heirs, and the latter of whom afterwards married William le Belward, of Malpas, son of John le Belward, who was living in the time of William Rufus, and is believed to have been one of the five knights mentioned in the Domesday as holding their lands of the Norman baron. To this, the Lady Mabilla* conveyed her moiety of the Malpas barony, and from this marriage sprang the house of Egerton.
~County Families of Lancashire & Cheshire, pg. 119 720
* The name of William le Belward's wife is given as both Letitia and Mabilla in difference sources. This source refers to her as Mabilla. Collins's Peerage of England as well as The Baronetage of England, refers to her as Letititia, both using Sir William Dugdale and Mr. Erdeswicke as sources. Called Mabel in George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol II , pg. 628 713
William married Mabel or Letitica Fitz Hugh of Malpas, daughter of Robert Fitz Hugh Baron of Malpas and Unknown 713.,752