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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 Plantagenet (1133 - 1189)
 
 Spouse:
  Ela fitzPatrick d'Evereux Longspee (1191 - 1261)
 
 Children:
  Nicholas Longespée (____ - 1297)*
  Ida Longespee de Somery Beauchamp (1204 - 1268)*
  William Longespee (1207 - 1250)*
  Stephen Longespee (1216 - 1260)*
 
 Siblings:
  Geoffrey FitzRoy Plantagenet (1152 - 1212)*
  William De Poitiers (1153 - 1156)*
  Henry 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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Thank you for the interesting heritage, 25th great grandfather. Perhaps we shall meet at Jesus feet.
- Marlene Weyuker
 Added: Aug. 25, 2015
William, Rest in Peace. My 23rd Great-Grandfather.
- Donna, Wayne, Tonee, Terrence.
 Added: Jul. 26, 2015

- Rosenix
 Added: Jul. 22, 2015
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