William de Capenhurst
- Born: Capenhurst, Cheshire, England
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: After 1309, Capenhurst, Cheshire, England 743
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 713
"The Frodenshams were probably in the 13th century mesne lords of Capenhurst. It is certain that the family of the Cpenhursts branched out of the house of Frodensham in the time of Henry III. The Frodenshams before this, most likely, occasionally bore the local name, as was so customary with families possessed of several manors; and not improbably, Thomas de Capenhurst, abbot of Chester, 1249 to 1265, was really a Frodensham."
Ormerd's pedigree gives Thomas de Capenhurst, who gave land to Chester Abbey Edw. I, as the son of John de Frodeham, alive during Henry III. He also gives Richarard de Capenhurst as a possible son of John de Frodenham. The son of this Richard is William de Capenhurst. who with Thomas de Capenhurst, son of John de Frodenham, gave land between Lee and Capenhurst to Chester Abbey, Edw. I.
Ormerod gives William de Capenhurst, as the probable son of Thomas de Capenhurst, son of John de Frodesham. This William was lord of Capenhurst and was living in 21 Edw. I, was a juror in 31 Edw I [Harl. M.S.S. 2149] and still alive in 2 Edw. II. William's likely sons were Madoc de Capenhurst, sheriff of Chester in 1327; William Capenhurst who appears in 18-20 Edw. II; Roger de Capenhurst who also appears in 18-20 Edw. II; and John de Capenhurst appearing in 5-6, 12-13, Edward II, and father of Thomas de Capenhurst alive in 17 Edw. III.
~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol II, pp. 569-570