Sir William I DE HARCOURT, Knt.
Alice NOEL
Saher IV DE QUINCY, 1st Earl of Winchester
(Abt 1167-1219)
Margaret DE BEAUMONT, Countess of Winchester
(Bef 1172-1235)
Sir Richard I DE HARCOURT, Knt.
(Abt 1202-1258)
Orabilis DE QUINCY
(-Aft 1258)
Sir William II DE HARCOURT, Knt.
(Abt 1227-1270)


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1. Alice LA ZOUCHE

2. Hilaria DE HASTINGS
  • Richard II DE HARCOURT+

Sir William II DE HARCOURT, Knt.

  • Born: Abt 1227, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
  • Married (1): Abt 1250
  • Married (2): 1256
  • Died: Shortly before 5 Jul 1270, Leicestershire, England

  Orthographic variations: DE HARECURT, DE HARECOURT

  Research Notes:

A manuscript relating to Ranton Priory, Staffordshire names “Willielmo de Harecourt” as son and heir of “Ricardo de Harecourt”. Wedgwood says that William de Harcourt was “dead before 19 Apr 1271 (Plea Rolls)...he was certainly alive in 1270”. 1


27 Apr 1258, Westminster

The king has taken the homage of William de Harcourt, son and heir of Richard de Harcourt, for all lands and tenements which Richard held from the king in chief, and he has rendered the aforesaid lands and tenements to him. Order to the sheriff of Oxfordshire that, having accepted security from William for rendering his relief to the king at the Exchequer, he is to cause him to have full seisin of all lands and tenements formerly of the aforesaid Richard in his bailiwick, of which he was seised as of fee on the day he died and which were taken into the king’s hand by reason of his death.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 42 Hen. III, 546


3 Apr 1266, Westminster

Safe conduct until the Ascension for William de Harecurt, coming to the king's court, provided that he do no damage in the meantime to anyone, nor procure any to be done.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, p. 577


22 Oct 1267, Westminster

Grant, at the instance of Alan la Zuche and in aid of the marriages of Orabilla and Margery de Harecurt, daughters of William de Harecurt and Alan's nieces, to his said nieces of the ransom of the value of the manors of the said William of Tonge and Ayliston with the soke of Straton, belonging to the king by occasion of the trespasses of the said William, who was against the king in the time of the disturbance had in the realm; to hold according to the award of Kenilworth.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 6, p. 120


5 Jul 1270, Westminster

Grant to Hugh de Beaumes, king's yeoman, of the marriage of Hilary late the wife of William de Harecurt, who held in chief, or any fine she may make for marriage or forfeiture due if she marry without the licence of the king of Hugh.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 6, p. 438

  Marriage Information:

William married Alice LA ZOUCHE, daughter of Roger LA ZOUCHE, Lord of Ashby, and Margaret BISET, Heiress of North Tidworth, about 1250. (Alice LA ZOUCHE was born in North Molton, Devon, England and died in 1256 in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.)

  Marriage Information:

William also married Hilaria DE HASTINGS, daughter of Sir Henry DE HASTINGS, Knt. and Ada DE HUNTINGDON, in 1256.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: William [II] de Harcourt.

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