Name: William Warren
Death: 15 DEC 1286 in Croydon, Surrey
Burial: Lewes, Sussex
Residence: Warrenhall, Shropshire 1
Cause: Killed during a tournament
Change Date: 30 MAY 2011
William was killed in a tournament at Croydon in his father's lifetime, 12 December, 1285. He m. Joane, dau. of Robert de Vere, Earl of Oxford, and left a posthumous son, John, who s. his grandfather, and a dau., Alice.
Ambushed and slain after attending a tournament at Croydon.
William the only son of John de Warenne Earl of Surrey was killed in 1286 at a tournament at Croydon, or on his way to the tournament, not without suspicion of foul play.
A successful assassination was carried out at the Croydon tournament of 1286 when Sir William de Warenne, son and heir of the Earl of Surrey and Sussex, was ambushed and murdered in the lists by his enemies.
(The tournament in England, 1100-1400. Page 47. Juliet R. V. Barker. 2003.)
On the 15th of December a tournament was held at Croydon, at which William, son of John, seventh Earl Warren, was killed ; or as Stow says, " intercepted by the challenger, and cruelly slain.
(The Gentleman's magazine: Volume 94, Part 1 - Page 323. 1824.)
William was knighted in 1285, and in December 1286 was accidentally killed at a tournament at Croydon, and buried at Lewes.
Father: John De Warrenne b: 1235
Mother: Alice De Lusignan or Le Brun b: in Lusignan, Vienne, France
Joan De Vere
- Alice Warren
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Title: Stirnet Genealogy
Author: Patrick Barns-Graham