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William de Mowbray, 6th Baron Thirsk, 4th Baron Mowbray[1, 2]

Male - Bef 1224


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  • Name William de Mowbray 
    Suffix 6th Baron Thirsk, 4th Baron Mowbray 
    Gender Male 
    Political 15 Jun 1215  Runnymeade, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Magna Carta 
    • Mowbray was one of the twenty-five sureties of the Magna Carta. [3]
    Magna Carta
    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta gives early expression to the doctrine that became the Rule of Law. It was occasioned by John's arbitrary and capricious abuse of the English nobility: predatory practices involving inheritances, military service, and hostage taking, as well as confiscatory taxation, fees and fines. With the debacle at Bouvines, England's barons were empowered to move. Broken, John sued for peace but then appealed his concessions to Rome. "As a political tool," writes historian Thomas Asbridge, "it was defunct within three months, and by the end of the year its terms were regarded null and void by all parties." The Greatest Knight, 332. The majority of the Barons declared for Prince Louis of France who, in turn, began deploying an Anglo-French military force. The Royalists, however, were able to prevail, greatly assisted by the death of John and the accession of his nine-year-old heir, Henry III.
    Title Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    6th Baron of Thirsk 
    Died Bef 25 Mar 1224  Isle of Axholme, North Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Le Neufbourg, Manche, Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12648  Dickinson
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2017 

    Father Nigel de Mowbray,   d. 1191, Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mabel 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Avice 
    Children 
    +1. Roger Mowbray,   d. ca. 1266, Isle of Axholme, North Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F3652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsPolitical - Magna Carta - 15 Jun 1215 - Runnymeade, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTitle - 6th Baron of Thirsk - - Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 25 Mar 1224 - Isle of Axholme, North Lincolnshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Le Neufbourg, Manche, Normandy Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL.htm#WilliamMowbraydied1224.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "William de Mowbray," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_de_Mowbray.

    3. [S164] King John and the Road to Magna Carta, Stephen Church, (New York: Basic Books, 2015), 207.