Sir William Longespée Knight
- Born: Abt 1212, England
- Marriage: Idonia de Camville Countess of Salisbury in Jun 1226 141,748,972,1187
- Died: 7 Feb 1250, Al-Mansura, On the Nile, Egypt about age 38 141
- Buried: 1250, Church of the Holy Cross, Acre 141
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700,, Sir William Longespee was slain in battle with the Saracens, m. Idonea de Camville, daughter of richard de Camville and Eustache Basset, daughter of Gilbert Basset. 160
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• Background Information. 748
Sir William de Longespée signed with the Cross as engaging to join in the Crusade in 1226.He was still underage in 1231. He was knighted 11 Jun 1233. From 1240-1242, he was in Palestine, and again as commander of the English Crusaders in 1249. In 1243, he had an annuity of 60 marks, "until he should obtain judgment upon the claim he made to the Earldom of Wiltshire and the Castle of Salisbury," and in 1247, he informs the Pope that he fortune is small, as the King "hath taken away from me the rank of Earl with its estates." which he did "judicially and not in his anger or from an arbitrary impulse."
Sir William married Idonea, daughter and heiress of Richard de Camville and his wife Eustachia, in 1226. Eustachia was the daughter of Richard Basset. Sir William was salin vita matris, 8 Feb 1250 at the bloody engagement against the Saracens in the assult of Massourah in Egypt, and was buried in the church of the Holy Cross at Acre.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 1896. Vol. VII, pg. 33
• Background Information. 141
Sir William Longespée was a minor when his father died. Sir William was knighted by the King at Gloucester in 1233, after serving the King in his expedition to Brittany in 1230. In 1237/8, after his mother had taken to the veil, he made an unsuccessful claim for the custody of Salisbury Castle and the comitatus of Wiltshire, of which Earl Partrick of Salisbury was seized in the time of Henry II.
On his last Crusade, he was killed while fighting at Mansura on the Nile on 7 Feb 1249/50. His body was removed to Acre where he was buried. He had married, according to an arrangement made in Apr 1216, to Iodine, daughter heir of Richard de Camville and Eustache, daughter of Gilbert Basset. She died between 1 Jan 1250/1 and 21 Sep 1252.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Salisbury), Vol. VXII, pp. 382-383
William married Idonia de Camville Countess of Salisbury, daughter of Richard de Camville and Eustacia Basset, in Jun 1226 141,748,972.,1187 (Idonia de Camville Countess of Salisbury was born about 1209 in Brattleby, Lincolnshire, England and died on 1 Jan 1251 in Lincolnshire, England.)