Name: Sir William FITZWILLIAM
_FA1: Went with his father who accompanied Edward the Confessor to Normandy.
_FA2: Returned with William the Conqueror.
_FA3: Marshall of the Conqueror's army at the Battle of Hastings.
_FA4: He performed so gallantly that he rec'd. the Conqueror's scarf.
Note: "Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire", Foster, 1874, 2vols. vol1: West Riding, vol2: North and East Ridings.
Change Date: 13 AUG 2001
Went with his father who accompanied Edward the Confessor toNormandy. Returned with William the Conqueror and was Marshallof his army at the battle of Hastings, where he behaved sogallantly that William the Conqueror gave him the scarf off hisown arm. It is still preserved in the family and each heir ofthe family wears it at their baptisms.