William Mainwaring of Over-Peover was born 1316 in England to William Mainwaring (c1286-) and Mary Davenport (c1286-) and died 1364 England of unspecified causes. He married Joan Praers (c1320-) . He married Elizabeth Leycester (c1318-) . William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.


Source:The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester: Comp. from Original Evidences in Public Offices, the Harleian and Cottonian Mss., Parochial Registers, Private Muniments, Unpublished Ms. Collections of Successive Cheshire Antiquaries, and a Personal Survey of Every Township in the County; Incorporated with a Republication of King's Vale Royal and Leycester's Cheshire Antiquities, Volume 1 by George Ormerod, Daniel King, William Smith, William Webb (sheriff.), Sir Peter Leycester, 1882

"William Mainwaring of Over-Pever, son and heir of William, had two wives. His first wife Joan, daughter and co-heir of William Praers of Baddiley, near Nantwich, by whom he had issue William Mainwaring, son and heir. Margery, the other co-heir, married John Honford of Honford, in Maxifield Hundred, who had issue John Honford. Afterwards she married Hugh Holt, 33 Edw. III. but had no issue by Holt; and she died 3 RIch. II. 1380. Bur in the Inquisition taken at Chester, 28 Feb. 21 Rich. II. it was found that John Honford the son was a bastard, and that William Mainwaring was sole heir to Margery, et nullus alius. Yes did William Mainwaring by his will anno 1399 divide the lands of Baddiley between John Mainwaring his half-brother, and the said John de Honford.

After the death of Joan Praers, this William married Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Leycester, and sister of John Leycester of Nether Tabley, by whom he had issue John Mainwaring, Randle Mainwaring, both afterwards lords of Over-Pever successively; Thomas, Alan, and Richard, living 38 Edw. III. Also Emme, a daughter, married Richard Wynnington, son and heir of sir Richard Winnington of Wynnington, nigh Northwick. Ellen, another daughter, married Raufe, son and heir of Raufe, son of Richard Vernon of Shibrok in Cheshire. And Joan married (sir) William Legh of Baggiley, 33 Edw. III. 1359. She was but five years of old on Candlemas Day then last past, and lived not to have any issue by [sir[ William Legh.

This William Mainwaring was stiled William Manwaring the elder, 33 Edw. III. He sealed with his coat of arms most usually, to wit, three bars, with a lion passant in chief. Inscribed about the seal- SIGILL WILLIELMI DE MANYWARINGE. Which coat of arms he gave in distintion from Manwaring of Warmincham, out of which family his ancestors branched.

This William Mainwaring the elder died 38 Edw. III. 1364. Elizabeth, his widow survived, and was living 1405, 6 Hen. IV."


Offspring of William Mainwaring of Over-Peover and Joan Praers (c1320-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Mainwaring (-1399)

Offspring of William Mainwaring of Over-Peover and Elizabeth Leycester (c1318-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Mainwaring (1344-1410) 1344 Over Peover, Cheshire, England 1410 Over Peover, Cheshire, England Margaret de Stafford (c1345-)
Randle Mainwaring (1367-1456) 1367 Over Peover, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom 1456 Over Peover, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom Margery de Venables (1369-1459) Margery de Venables (1369-1459) Emme Farringon
Thomas Mainwaring
Alan Mainwaring
Richard Mainwaring
Emma de Mainwaring (1352-) 1352 Middlewich, Cheshire, England 1402 Cheshire Richard de Wynnington (1345-)
Ellen Mainwaring
Joan Mainwaring


#g1: Offspring of William Mainwaring (c1286-) and Mary Davenport (c1286-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Mainwaring (1316-1364) 1316, England 1364, England Joan Praers (c1320-) + Elizabeth Leycester (c1318-)
Roger Mainwaring , ,
Margery Mainwaring , ,
Millicent Mainwaring , ,



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