Stephen DEVEREUX of Frome & Lyonshall
(Bef 1184-1228)
(Abt 1190-Bef 1227)
Sir Hugh DE GIFFARD of Boyton
(Abt 1185-1246)
Sibyl DE CORMEILLES Heir of Tarrington
Sir William DEVEREUX of Lyonshall
(Abt 1215-1265)
Maud (Matilda) DE GIFFARD
(Abt 1218-1297)
Sir William DEVEREUX 1st Baron Deverois of Lyonshall
(Abt 1240-1314)


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Sir William DEVEREUX 1st Baron Deverois of Lyonshall

  • Born: Abt 1240, Lyonshall, Kington, Herefordshire, England
  • Died: 1314, Holme Lacy, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

   Research Notes:

the fathers lands being forfeited by his said treason, the son was kept out of them, till making his composition at three years value, according to the dictum de Kenil worth (published on October 31st, 1266,) he obtained livery thereof. This last mentioned William had summons to parliament, A. D. 1298 ; and by Alice, his wife, left a son.


Sir William Deverois, Deverose, or Deverous, of Lyonshall, Holme Lacy, and Stoke Lacy, co. Hereford, and Lower Hayton, Salop, s. and h. of Sir William Deverois, of Lyonshall, &c. (who was slain at the battle of Evesham, 4 Aug. 1265), by Maud (who d. in Aug. 1297), da of Sir Hugh Giffard, sometime Constable of the Tower of London. His father's lands had been forfeited, and granted, 20 Nov. 1265, to Roger de Mortimer, but he recovered the manors mentioned above. In May 1286 he demised all his lands in Cheddar, Somerset, to the Bishop of Bath and Wells, to hold for a term. He was on the King's service in Wales in July 1287. On 14 Oct. 1290 he was sentenced to major excommunication by the Bishop of Hereford for detention of the tithes of his manor of Lyonshall, but was absolved 7 Nov. following. He was summoned for Military Service from 12 Dec. (1276) 5 Edw. I to May (1297) 25 Edw. I, and to Parl. 6 Feb. (1299) 27 Edw. I, by writ directed "Willelmo de Ebroicis", whereby he is held to have become LORD DEVEROIS. In 1300 he granted the manors of Holme Lacy and Stoke Lacy, and the castle and manor of Lyonshall, to the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to hold for life. He m. Lucy, who survived him. 1 2

   Marriage Information:

William married Lucy. (Lucy died after 1314.)


1 Sir Egerton Brydges, K.J., (London, 1812), p. 3.

2 G. E Cokayne, (Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000), p. IV:302-3.

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