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William II de Cantilupe, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire was born 9999 in England to William I de Cantilupe (-1239) and Mascellina de Bracy (c1159-1223) and died 1251 of unspecified causes. He married Milicent de Gournai (c1189-) .

William II de Cantilupe (died 1251) (anciently Cantelow, Cantelou, Canteloupe, etc, Latinised to de Cantilupo) was an Anglo-Norman landownwer and administrator.

Life

He was born the son of William I de Cantilupe, who had also been an administrator and Sheriff. His brother was Walter de Cantilupe, Bishop of Worcester.

He married Millicent (or Maud), the daughter of Hugh de Gournai, which brought him further land.

He became a retainer of Ranulph, Earl of Chester and served with him on King Henry's expedition to Brittany. He then in 1238 joined the royal household and was appointed Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in 1239. In 1242, he was one of the three Keepers of the Realm during the king's absence campaigning in Poitou.

He died in 1251. His widow was awarded custody of Henry III's daughter Margaret, later Queen of Scots. He was succeeded by his son William III de Cantilupe. Another son, Thomas de Cantilupe, was Bishop of Hereford and a saint.

Children



Offspring of William II de Cantilupe, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and Milicent de Gournai (c1189-)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Agnes de Cantilupe (c1204-) 1204 Robert de St. John (c1199-c1266)
William III de Cantilupe (-1254) 25 September 1254 England Eva de Braose (-1255)
Thomas de Cantilupe (c1218-1282) 1218 Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom 25 August 1282 Ferento, Lazio, Italy
Julian de Cantilupe














Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • wikipedia:en:William II de Cantilupe
  • Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society - Adnitt and Naunton, 1901
  • The history and antiquities of the county of Buckingham, Volume 1 by George Lipscomb 1847
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  • The history and antiquities of the county of Buckingham, Volume 1 by George Lipscomb 1847



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