Name: Ivo Fitzwarin
Note: 18 at father?s death
Death: 6 SEP 1414 1
Burial: Wantage church, Berkshire
Occupation: Father in law of Dick Whittington
MEM: Wantage church, Berkshire: 5ft tall brass effigy with moustache
Note: 2 1|
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Change Date: 17 OCT 2005
Father in law of Dick Whittington, Mayor of London.
Richard was the third son of Sir William Whittington of Pauntley, Gloustershire and he married Sir Ivo Fitz-waryn?s daughter, Alice.
He spent his childhood, growing up at Whittington castle and playing with the other children there, and he once visited the holy Well of St. Oswald.
Following this visit Richard had a vivid dream that the spirits of the well had heard his wish to be a rich and wealthy man. They told him of a town far away where the streets were paved with gold.
Sir Ivo FitzWarin was the son and heir of William, Lord FitzWarin of Wantage, and Amicia, daughter and heiress of Sir Henry De Haddon of Caundle Stourton in Dorset. Ivo's home seems to have been at his cousin's manor of Wantage in Berkshire, but, like his father, Ivo was abroad on military service throughout much of his life. In 1380, he was, with his banner and pennon, in the retinue of Prince Thomas of Woodstock, Earl of Buckingham, at the Siege of Nantes; and is thought, at this time, to have adopted his Swan crest in honour of his patron. Five years later, he attended Prince John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, in his expedition for the recovery of the inheritance of his, titular Queen Constance of Castile & Leon. He died 6th September 1414, and was buried in Wantage Church; there being, against the wall of the north aisle, a superb brass figure, which represents him, five foot tall in full armour with a moustache - very unusual in a brass.
By his wife, Maud, daughter and co-heiress of Sir John D'Argentine, Ivo apparently had two daughters: Eleanor, who married Sir John Chidiock, was his eventual heiress but most celebrated was Alice, who unfortunately predeceased him. Legend tells how Ivo, or Hugh as he is sometimes called, was said to have had considerable mercantile interests in London, with extensive premises in Leadenhall Street in the centre of the City. It was here that the celebrated Dick Whittington - three times Lord Mayor of London - is said to have fallen in love with young Alice.
(Edited from George Frederick Beltz's "Memorials of the Most Noble Order of the Garter" (1861).)
Father: William Fitzwarin b: 1324
Mother: Amicia Haddon b: ABT 1330
Maud Argentein b: 1353
- Alianore Fitzwarin b: BEF 1390 in Caundle Haddon, Dorset
- Alice Warren or FitzWarin
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