William de Courcy
- Born: Stogursey, Williton, Somerset, England
- Marriage: Gundreda de Warenne 1341
- Died: 1176, Irby, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England 1341
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Chart, "Lisle of Rougemont & Lisle of Kinston), Vol. VIII, between pages 48 & 49, William de Curcy III, was the son of William de Curcy II and his wife Amice (Avice) de Rumelli. His children were William de Curcy IV and Alice de Curcy, widow of Henry of Cornhill, and wife of Warin Fitz Gerold. 141
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 234
The manor of Wethersfield was in the hands of William son of William de Curci who was a ward of the King. The elder William de Curci died in or about 1170, leaving his infant son, the second William de Curci. The younger William had a daughter and heir named Alice who married Henry de Cornhill as her first husband, and Warine Fitz Gerold, as her second. Alice brought the Wethersfield manor to marriage, and it was given to the Neville family by way of Joan, her daughter by her first husband. Joane married, about 1195, Hugh de Neville.
~ Transactions of the Essex of the Essex Archæological Society, vol. VIII, New Series, pp. 332-333
• Background Information. 1341
William (III) de Courcy's second wife, Gundreda de Warenne, had Nuneham as her dower, and she probably lived there after her husband's death in 1176 [Som. Arch. and Nat. Hist. Soc. lxvi. 109-10]. It was the enjoyment of this estate, presumably, which enabled her third husband, Geoffrey Huse, a Wiltshire man, to be appointed Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1179. By 1199 he too was dead and the marriage of Gundreda was again in the king's gift [Rot. de Ob. et Fin. (Rec. Com.), 8; Bk. of Fees, 252, 278]. She died in 1224.
The heirs to Nuneham were Gundreda's granddaughters, Joan and Margaret, both daughters of Gundreda's daughter Alice, but by different husbands. Joan had married Hugh de Neville. Margaret married first Baldwin de Riviers, son of William, Earl of Devon, and secondly Fawkes de Breaute.
'Parishes: Nuneham Courtenay', in A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 5, pp. 234-249.
• Background Information: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, William de Courcy.
William married Gundreda de Warenne, daughter of Rainald de Warenne and Alice de Wormgay.1431 (Gundreda de Warenne died before 6 Dec 1224.)