William de Tolethorpe
- Born: Tolethorpe, Rutland, England
- Marriage: Alice de Normanville 1116
- Died: Abt 1323, Tolethorpe, Rutland, England 1116
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 141
Sir Giles de Erdington married Elizabeth, younger daughter and coheir of William de Tolthorpe, of Tolthorpe, Rutland, by Alice, daughter of Sir Ralph de Normanville, of Empingham in that county.
~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. V, (Erdington), p. 87
• Background Information. 1116
The subtenant of Tolethorpe at the time of the Domesday Survey (1086) was Robert who, according to Blore*, was ancestor of the Tolethorpe family. His son John had a son Robert living in 1166. Robert's son Thomas de 'Tolestorp' in 1196 paid scutage due from his overlord Ralph de Somery in Rutland [Pipe R. Soc. loc. cit.]. He married Juliana, daughter of William de Freney, and was dealing with lands in Tolethorpe in 1220 [Feet of F. Rutl. Mich. 4 Hen. III, no. 5.]. Robert de 'Tollethorpe' his son married Alice, daughter of Robert L'Abbe, and in 1235 held a third part of a knight's fee in Rutland. [Bk. of Fees (P.R.O.), p. 506.] In 1263 he obtained the right to a free fishery in the Gwash (Wesse) from Tolethorpe to the old bridge at Ryhall, from Hugh le Despenser [Feet of F. Rutl. file 3, no. 62]. Thomas son of Robert de Tolethorpe married Maud, daughter of Brice Daneys, and held a knight's fee of Roger de Somery, in Tolethorpe in 1272, [Cal. Inq. ii, p. 15] which William de Tolethorpe his son held in 1291 [Ibid. p. 497.]. William de Tolethorpe married Alice, daughter of Ralph de Normanville of Empingham, and was holding in 1303 and 1305 [Feud. Aids, iv, 205, 206]. He had two daughters, Maud, wife of Nicholas de Burton of Stamford, and Elizabeth, wife of Giles de Erdington. William de Tolethorpe was holding the Tolethorpe fee of the Somerys in 1323 [Cal. Close R. 1318\endash 23, p. 631], but died shortly afterwards.
* Blore, op. cit. pp. 217-222, gives the descent of the manor from deeds (printed in full) and a 15th-century MS. history in the possession of the Countess of Pomfret from which much of this descent is taken.
~ A History of the County of Rutland, Vol. II, pp. 236-242
The pedigree taken from the information above:
Robert, living 1086
Robert, living 1166
Thomas de Tolestorp, 1196=Juliana, daughter of William de Freney
Robert de Tollethorpe, living1235=Alice, daughter of Robert L'Abbe
Thomas de Tolethorpe, living 1272=Maud, daughter of Brice Daneys
William de Tolethrorpe, living 1291=Alice, daughter of Ralph de Normanville
Elizabeth de Tolethrope=Giles de Erdington
William married Alice de Normanville, daughter of Sir Ralph Normanville Knight and Unknown.1116 (Alice de Normanville was born in Empingham, Rutlandshire, England.)