Le Sire Tregoz
William de Tregoz
(-After 1141)


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William de Tregoz

  • Born: Billingford, Norfolk, England
  • Marriage: Agnes 1007
  • Died: After 1141, Essex, England 234

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 725,944
"Mr. Edgar Taylor, in his notes to Wace, says 'Geffery de Tregoz would, according to Dugdale, be the probable contemporty of the Conquest.' This Geoffrey must be an earlier Geoffrey de Tregoz than the one mentioned by Dugdale, who was the son of William de Tregoz, and could not have been old enough in 1066 to have fought at Senlac, where Wace tells us that "he who then held Tregoz" killed two Englishmen, transfixing one with his lance and cleaving the skill of the other with his sword, and galloping back unwouded by the enemy." This Geoffrey may have been the father of William de Tregoz.

~The Conqueror and His Companions, p. 298

• Background Information. 829
In the 5th year of King Stephen (1131), William de Tregoz had the lands of William Peverel of London, in farm.

~A General and Heraldict Dictionary of peerages of England, Ireland and Scot.and, 1831 Edition, p. 521

• Background Information. 234
"Of the Manors entered in the Domesday Book as held by Ranulf Peverel, three were held of him by an under-tenant known only as "Humfrey." These were Blunts Hall and Tolleshunt (Darcy) in Essex, and Billingford in the heart of Norfolk, good substantial estates all of them. These manor descended together being held of the "the Honour of Peverel of London" as six knight's fees." In 1141, these estates were held by William de Tregoz, "doubtless the William who in 1130, was 'farming' the Honour of Peverel."

~ Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, Vol. VII, New Series, p. 330

• Background Information. 1007
From The Topographer and Genealogists, 1853, Vol. II, p. 124:

"William de Tregoz, who flourished in the reign of Henry I and whom the great Pipe Roll of 31 Henry I 1130/1 makes much mention" of William and " proves William Tregoz to have been a man of much consequence, and to have been concerned in Norfolk, Essex, Berks, and Lincolnshire; and moreover, that he had the lands of William Peverell, of London, in farm. Tregoz married and had issue, and very probably that Agnes Tregoz, who we find living in 9 Richard I as concerned in Norfolk and Essex, was his widown. His issue were apparently three sons and one daughter."

William married Agnes.1007

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