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William "Earl of Salisbury" Longespée
Original name: William Longsword
Birth: 1176, England
Death: Mar. 7, 1226
Salisbury
Wiltshire, England

William Longsword (Longespée) was the illegitimate son of King Henry II and half brother of King Richard I and King John. (His mother is now believed to have been Ida Tosny). He bore the title of Earl of Salisbury during his lifetime. William Longsword (Longespée) married Ela Countess of Salisbury and the couple had 4 sons and 4 daughters. Wiiliam's death was on March 7, 1226 and his tomb was placed in Salisbury Cathedral. His tomb and effigy are extant today in the Cathedral. 
 
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 Parents:
   Henry II (1133 - 1189)
 
 Spouse:
  Countess Ela of Salisbury (1191 - 1261)
 
 Children:
  Ida Longespee Beauchamp (1204 - 1268)*
  William Longespee (1207 - 1250)*
  Stephen Longespee (1216 - 1260)*
 
 Siblings:
  Geoffrey FitzRoy Plantagenet (1152 - 1212)*
  William De Poitiers (1153 - 1156)*
  Henry III Plantagenet (1155 - 1183)*
  Mathilda Plantagenet (1156 - 1189)*
   Richard I (1157 - 1199)*
  Geoffrey II Plantagenet (1158 - 1186)*
  Eleanor Plantagenet (1162 - 1214)*
  Joan Plantagenet (1164 - 1199)*
  King John (1167 - 1216)*
  William Longespée (1176 - 1226)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury
Wiltshire Unitary Authority
Wiltshire, England
Plot: In the Cathedral Nave
 
Created by: Bruce Morrison
Record added: Jan 05, 2010
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William Earl of Salisbury Longespée
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William Earl of Salisbury Longespée
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My 27th Great Grandfather, RIP
- Jan
 Added: Sep. 28, 2014
Your 23rd great grand daughter born in Texas.
- Sharon Penny Henry
 Added: Aug. 27, 2014
In loving memory of my 24th great grandfather: William Longespée 3rd Earl of Salisbury (Illegitimate son of King Henry II Plantagenet)
- Stella
 Added: Jun. 22, 2014
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