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Sir Warin de L'Isle, Keeper of Windsor Castle

French: Warin, Keeper of Windsor Castle
Also Known As: "Waryn de l'Isle"
Birthplace: Kingston-Lisle, Berkshire, England
Death: after March 16, 1322
Pontefract, Yorkshire, England (Captured and condemned as a traitor after the Battle of Boroughbridge, Hanged by Lord Mowbray)
Place of Burial: Pontefract, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Gerard de Lisle; Gerald L'Isle (de); Alice de Segrave and Alice Havoise
Husband of Alice Teyes (de) and Alice de Lisle
Father of Marie L'Isle (de); Gerard de Lisle, 1st Baron Lisle; Mary Lisle; Henry Tyeys; Alice de l'Isle, Baroness Grey of Codnor and 2 others
Brother of Matilda - Maud de Lisle; John (~1273-?) Lisle and Gerard (~1271-1323) Lisle

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About Sir Warin de L'Isle, Keeper of Windsor Castle

  • Sir Warin de Lisle, Keeper of Windsor Castle1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
  • M, #15960, b. circa 1277, d. circa 16 March 1322
  • Father Sir Gerard Lisle9 d. bt Jun 1287 - Nov 1288
  • Mother Alice Armenters9 d. a 1313
  • Sir Warin de Lisle, Keeper of Windsor Castle was born circa 1277 at of Kingston Lisle in Sparsholt, Berkshire, Stowe, Northamptonshire, England. He married Alice Tyeys, daughter of Sir Henry de Tyeys, 1st Lord Tyeys and Hawise de Montagu, circa 1302; They had 3 sons (Sir Gerard; Warin; & Henry Tyeys) & 2 daughters (Alice, wife of Sir John de Grey, 3rd Lord Grey of Codnor; & Margery, wife of Sir Herbert de St. Quintin, & of Sir Roger Hussey).2,4,5,6,8 Sir Warin de Lisle, Keeper of Windsor Castle died circa 16 March 1322 at Pontefract, Yorkshire, England; Captured and condemned as a traitor after the Battle of Boroughbridge. He was executed, being dragged by horses and hanged.5
  • Family Alice Tyeys b. c 1287, d. 2 Aug 1347
  • Children
    • Margery de Lisle+10,11,5,7 d. 21 May 1361
    • Sir Warin de Lisle d. 16 Aug 1361
    • Alice de Lisle+3,4,12 d. a 1344
    • Sir Gerard de L'Isle, 1st Lord Lisle+2,5,8 b. c 1304, d. 9 Jun 1360
  • Citations
  • [S4468] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 126, Vol. VIII, p. 48/9.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 304-305.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 14.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 273-274.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 439.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 113.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 274.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 320-321.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 437-438.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 271-272.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 83.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 439-440.
  • From: ______________
  • Warin de Lisle1
  • M, #406868, d. 16 March 1321
  • Last Edited=18 Nov 2009
  • Warin de Lisle was the son of Gerard de Lisle and Alice d'Armentieres.1 He married Alice Tyeys, daughter of Henry Tyeys, 2nd Baron Tyeys and Margaret (?).1 He died on 16 March 1321 at Pontefract, Yorkshire, West Riding, England, executed.1
  • Child of Warin de Lisle and Alice Tyeys
    • Gerard de Lisle, 1st Lord Lisle+1 d. 9 Jun 1360
  • Citations
  • [S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
  • From: _____________
  • Sir Warin De Lisle
  • Birth: 1294 Kingston Lisle, Oxfordshire, England
  • Death: Mar., 1322 York, North Yorkshire, England
  • Burial: Black Friars Pontefract, Pontefract, Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 140258232
  • From: _________
  • Gerard II de Lisle, 1st Baron Lisle (1304 – 9 June 1360) of Kingston Lisle, (Latinised to de Insula ("from the Island"), French de L'Isle) was an English nobleman and soldier during King Edward III's campaigns in Scotland and France.
  • He was born circa 1304,[1] the son and heir of Sir Warin de Lisle, of Kingston Lisle in the parish of Sparsholt, Berkshire, Keeper of Windsor Castle, by his wife Alice le Tyeys, daughter of Henry le Tyeys, 1st Lord Tyeys. His grandfather was Gerard I de Lisle of Kingston Lisle, the younger son of Robert de Lisle of Rougemont by his wife Alice FitzGerold (granddaughter of Henry I FitzGerold (d.1173/4)), the heiress of Kingston. The arms of Barons Lisle of Rougemont were: Or, a fess between two chevrons sable. In 1269 Alice granted the manor of Kingston to her younger son Gerard I de Lisle, whose family adopted the arms of FitzGerold: Gules, a lion statant guardant argent crowned or.[2]
  • He resided chiefly at Stowe Nine Churches in Northamptonshire and Kingston Lisle (in Sparsholt), Berkshire (now Oxfordshire).
  • He was knighted in 1327. In 1329 he proved his right to free warren in his demesne lands at Stowe and Kislingbury, Northamptonshire by grant of King Henry III to Geoffrey de Armenters. In 1332 Richard Herman was attached to answer Gerard de Lisle concerning a plea why with force and arms he broke the close of the said Gerard at Alverston, Hampshire and dug in his separate soil there, and took and carried away twenty cartloads of earth extracted therefrom to the value of 40 shillings, and depastured, trampled on, and consumed his grass once growing there to the value of 60 shillings. In 1339 Gerard had a dispute with his mother, Alice, regarding the presentation of the church of Stowe, Northamptonshire, but admitted it was not his turn to present; he also complained of trespass on his park at Stowe.
  • He served on the English side in the Second War of Scottish Independence in 1333 and 1335, under Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel. He served with him again during the Hundred Years' War in France and fought at the Battle of Crecy, 1346.
  • He was summoned to Parliament on 15 December 1357, by writs directed to Gerardo de Insula or de L'Isle, whereby he is held to have become Baron Lisle. He was summoned to a Council 20 June 1358.
  • He married twice:
  • Firstly (after 3 December 1329) to Eleanor de Arundel (d. before 1347), daughter of Edmund de Arundel (or Fitz Alan), Knight, 9th Earl of Arundel, by Alice, daughter of William de Warenne, Knight. She was the widow of William de Saint John. In 1338 he settled the manors of Stowe and Church Brampton, Northamptonshire on himself and his wife Eleanor. She was living in 1342, in which year Gerard sued his receiver, John son of Robert de Hulle, regarding various monies received from various manors, among them Abbotstone, Hampshire and Walberton, Sussex, which Eleanor held in dower of her first marriage. He presented to the churches of Abbotstone, Hampshire, 1349, and Mundford, Norfolk, 1349 and 1352. She was dead by 1347 when he contracted to marry Margery, widow of Nicholas de la Beche, late Constable of the Tower of London, but who was abducted and married by Sir John Dalton. By Eleanor, Gerard had one son:
    • Sir Warin Lisle, 2nd Baron Lisle.
  • He married secondly (before 1 July 1351 (date of settlement) and possibly as early as 29 July 1349 (date of his presentation to Abbotstone church)) to Elizabeth le Strange (d.1362), daughter of Sir John le Strange, 2nd Baron Strange of Blackmere, by Ankaret le Boteler, daughter of William le Boteler, 1st Baron Boteler of Wem. Elizabeth was the widow of Edmund de Saint John, 3rd Baron Saint John of Basing (died at Calais 18 Aug. 1347). After his death his widow Elizabeth, married as her third husband Richard de Pembridge (or Pembrugge), KG, of Orwell, Cambridgeshire, Burgate and Lyndhurst, Hampshire, etc., Warden of the New Forest, Governor of Bamborough Castle, Governor of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports, Chamberlain of the Household. She died 14–16 Sept. 1362. Warin (??? Surely should be Gerard de Lisle) had by his second wife Elizabeth le Strange two sons and one daughter:
    • Richard de Lisle
    • Henry de Lisle
    • Elizabeth de Lisle, who married Edmund de Stonor, Knight, of Stonor, in Pyrton, Oxfordshire.
  • In 1351 Philip Warde, formerly bailiff of Gerard de Lisle in the manor of Walberton, Sussex, owed him a debt of £10 7s.
  • From:,_1st_Baron_Lisle ________________

Sir Warin DE LISLE of Kingston Lisle

  • Born: Before 1277, Kingston Lisle, Sparsholt, Berkshire, England (8545)
  • Married: Before 1304 1794
  • Died: After 16 Mar 1321-1322, Pontefract, Yorkshire, England (8545)
  • Buried: Black Friars, Pontefract (reburied in Chilton Foliot)Father: Gerald de Lisle of Kingston (Abt 1246-Before 1288)

Father: Gerard DE LISLE of Kingston Lisle (Abt 1246-Before 1288)

Mother: Alice de Armenters Heiress of Stowe & Burley (Abt 1248-After 1290)

Spouses/Children: Alice DE TEYES (Alice DE TEYES was born before 1297 in Fritwell, Oxfordshire, England and died on 2 Aug 1347 in Chilton Foliot, Wiltshire, England.)

  1. Sir Gerard DE LISLE 1st Baron de Lisle of Kingston+
  2. Alice DE LISLE+
  3. Margery DE LISLE+


Warin de Lisle (circa 1271? - 16 March 1321/22)



Warin de Lisle

(say 1260 - before 7 December 1296)

Warin de Lisle (b. s 1260 d. b 7 Dec 1296)

Father: Robert de Lisle (b. s 1240 d. 1284) son of: Robert de Lisle (b. b 1195 d. b 1262) & Alice FitzGerald (b. c 1220 d. c 1284)

Mother: Mabel de Muscegros (b. s 1225 d. b 1284) daughter of Robert d. Muscegros (d. b 29 Jan 1253/54) & Hawise Malet (b. c 1200 d. a 4 May 1247)

    Warin de Lisle was born say 1260 at England. He was the son of Robert de Lisle and Mabel de Muscegros.

Warin de Lisle married Alice de Montfort, daughter of Sir Piers de Montfort Lord of Beaudesert.
His father Robert was living June 1283 but died before the end of 1284 when Warin his son & heir had terms for payment of the crown debt of his father. Warin held land in Finborough of the bishop of Ely in 1286, and in the following year claimed view of frankpledge in Campton & Shifford, and cited charters made by Henry III to Warin FitGerald his predecessor.
The prior and convent of Bolton in Craven to have confirmation by the king of a grant of mills and land in Harewood by Cecily Romley, land in Weeton and Rawdon by Amice her daughter, right to take wood in Langewood, to repair the said mills by Margery deRipariis, the towns of Wigton and Brandon by Peter de Marton, a croft called Whyttelecroft' by John de Goukethorp, and burgages in Harewood and land near Kearby dam by Warin son of Gerold, which grants have been confirmed by Isabel de Fortibus, countess of Albemarle, as chief lord of the fee. York.
In 1294 he was going to Gascony as yeoman of Thomas Latimer of Warden.
Warin de Lisle was a petitioner Warren del Idle (Lisle) petitioned the King. - Idle requests that the treasurer be commanded to give him livery of the issues from the manors of Harewood, Heyford, Nuneham Courtenay and Sawbridgeworth which were part of the lands of Isabel de Forz as he was granted them by the king but still has not had livery. Endorsement: It is attested by the barons of the Exchequer that the bailiffs have not yet answered at the Exchequer of the issues, but he is to come to the Exchequer upon his account at the Exchequer, and they will answer there according to the form of his writ which he has there at Harewood, Yorkshire, in 1294..

    Warin died before 7 December 1296. His widow had dower assigned to her 18 Feb 1296/7. He was the subject of an Inquisition Post Mortem held on 7 December 1296. Writ 7 Dec 25 1296 Edward I: Suffolk: Inq. made at Semere on Wednesday after SS Fabian & Sebastian, Suffolk: Noddinge: The manor (extent given) held of the Bishop of Ely by service of 2 knights frees; and 4d ought to be paid yearly too the hundred of Cosford, and 3d to the parson of Bildeston. He demised the manor two years ago to Hervey de Stanton for life.

Inq. made at Fynebergh, 4 Jan 25 Edw I, 1296/7. The manor (extent given) wherof the said Warin de Insula and Alice his wife, who still survives, were enfeoffed jointly by one Nicholas de Charterey to them and the heirs of the said Warin and of the chief lords, viz. of the heirs of the Sir Robert de Mucegros, by service of a knights fee; and the said Alice remained in seisin with her husband until his death, and afterwards until the manor was taken into the King's hand. Robert his son, aged 6 years on the feast of Ss Fabian & Sebastian next, is his next heir.

Cambridge: Inq made at Cambridge on the day of St Thomas the Apostle, 25 Edw I. Rampstone. The manor (extent given) including rents at Wynepol pertaining thereto, the advowson of the church at Wynepole, and a fisher, held jointly as above, by the enfeoffment of the said Nicholas, of Geoffrey de Burdeleys by service of 1 3/4 knight's fee.

Cotenham. The manor held of the bishop of Ely by service of a moiety of a knight's fee.

Coveney with Maneye. The manor held in socage of the prior of Ely by service of 5sh. Heir as above.

Bedford: Inq. made at Sheford on Saturday after St Thomas the Apostle, 25 Edw I.

Kamelton. The manor (extent given), including 15 acres fo wood devastated in the time of the said Warin, held of the king in chief, as an escheat fo the lands etc late of the countess of Albemarle, by service of 1/2 knight's fee; and Nicholasd de Meperdeshale ought to received 2d yearly for 4 acres of meadow, and Nicholas Tuppeest (?) 2d. Heir as above, aged 6 years and more.

Writ (ad melius inquirendum) because by the previous inquisition it does not appear whether the manor of Kamelton was held of the dower of the countess of the lands late of William de Fortibus, her husband, or of the lands of her own inheritance, 25 June 25 Edw I.

Bedford: Inq. made at Sefford on Friday after Ss Peter & Paul, 25 Edw I.

Camelton. The said Warin held the manor of the escheat of the lands which were of the said countess, which she held of her own inheritance, by service of 1/2 knight's fee; and the countess held of the earl of Gloucester by the said service, as is believed, of 1/2 knight's fee.

    An entry in the Originalia Roll 3 Edw II 13, (1309) states that Robert de L'Isle then long since dead held the manor of Harewood of the Kings father (Edw I) in chief, and that it was in the King's hand by reason of the minority of the heir. Owing to the claim of Hugh de Courtenay to the Redvers estates gave the crown a pretext for seizing them until Hugh came of age. Meanwhile Warin son of Robert also died leaving his son Robert a minor...

He was sometimes described as of Rubeomonte. The Coram Rege roll Easter 35 Edw I mentions their younger son Baldwin.

    A petition from the abbot and convent of Fountains Abbey request remedy because they hold Stainburn and the moiety of Rigton in Wharfedale of Lisle, lord of Harewood, confirmed by the King's progenitors, which lands the King [had put] in forest and then deforested by his charter, and charged the abbot and his tenants of Stainburn and Rigton with puture and prevented him from clearing ground and making profit from the woods in his lordship, and the abbot is made to amerce those who trespass in his wood in the King's court of Knaresborough, and for other grievances done to him and his tenants in his lordship, as if Stainburn and the moiety of Rigton were in the forest and lordship of Knaresborough, when they are not.

Endorsement: The charter should be shown in Chancery and then, if Stainburn etc. is in Wharfedale, the keeper or steward of the Forest of Knaresborough should be ordered to cease the exactions of puture and not to impede the abbot doing as he pleases with his animals, and not to do anything contrary to the tenure of the charter. Note There is no date on the guard. The index identifies the abbot in question as probably Walter de Cokewold who held the office from 1316 until 1330.

Warin de Lisle was the subject of an Inquisition Post Mortem held in 1327. Warin de Insula - writ 10 Feb I Edw III re lands in Norfolk, Northants, Berks. Mentions his wife Alice and his heir, son Gerard aged 22/23, the lands were held of Sir Robert de Insula. Is this the next generation or or the sharing of his lands when another son came of age?.

Children of Warin de Lisle and Alice de Montfort

   * Robert de Lisle+ b. 20 Jan 1289/90, d. 4 Jan 1343/44

* John de Lisle b. b 1296
* Mary de Lisle b. b 1296
* Joanna de Lisle b. b 1296
* Sir Baldwin de Lisle b. b 1296
* Margery de Lisle b. b 1296

Royal Berkshire History, Sir Warin de Lisle (d. 1322) Born: circa 1272 Keeper of Windsor Castle Died: March 1322

Warin was the son and heir of Gerard de Lisle and his wife, Alice daughter and heiress of Henry de Armenters. His father died in 1288, when Warin inherited his many estates, chiefly centred on Kingston Lisle in Berkshire and Stowe-Nine-Churches in Northamptonshire. Within the next ten years, he had become a knight and from May 1298 to May1319, he was summoned to provide military service for the King.

In 1303, Sir Warin was accused, with others, of theft and assault in Berkshire. Yet, five years later, he was considered law abiding enough to become a conservator of the peace in the town and University of Oxford. In July 1308, he reached the height of his career with his appointment as Keeper of Windsor Castle, a position he retained for the next eleven years. During this period, Windsor was the favourite home of King Edward II. The monarch spent most of his time at Manor Lodge in the Great Park, but his eldest son, the future Edward III, was born at the castle in 1312. In 1315, Sir Warin was also a commissioner of oyer and terminer in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Sir Warin was replaced at Windsor by the King's favourite, Oliver de Bordeaux, at a time of extreme unpopularity for the monarch, following the disastrous Battle of Bannockburn. It could not have been a popular move with De Lisle and when, in September 1320, he was accused of incitement to assault and murder and, further, of protecting the assailants at his manors of Kingston and Beedon in Berkshire, he must have decided it was time to act. The following year, he joined with Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, and others against the King’s most hated favourites, the Despensers. They allied themselves with the monarch’s chief opponent, Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and the next year, took up arms against the King, with Sir Warin as a knight banneret, at the Battle of Boroughbridge on 16th March 1322. It was a severe defeat for the rebels and Sir Warin was captured, condemned as a traitor, and executed at Pontefract. He was dragged by horses and hanged, being afterwards buried in the Church of the Black Friars there.

Sir Warin married Alice, sister and heiress of Henry Teyes Junior, Lord Teyes, and daughter of Henry Teyes Senior, Lord Teyes, who seems to have been over twenty years his junior. The couple had at least two sons together, Gerardand Warin. In 1334 his widow obtained leave to transfer his body and that of her brother, Henry (who was also executed and buried in the Carmelite Church in London) to Chilton in Wiltshire where her ancestors were buried and where chantries were founded. Though her husband's forfeited estates were given to the Despensers and others, she was allowed maintenance. In December 1326, she had a grant of the custody of Kingston Castle and other of her husband's manors and, in the March following, had a further grant of all the goods of her late husband and her brother, Henry. As all proceedings against Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and his adherents were annulled upon Edward III’s accession, the forfeiture of her brother, Henry, was presumably reversed and Alice would, according to modern doctrine, be held to have become Baroness Teyes. It was probably her brother-in-law, Sir John de Lisle, who at this time became Keeper of Windsor Castle, as her husband had been before him. In 1330, Alice received a general pardon and, two years later, obtained a charter for markets and fairs at Penzance and other manors in Cornwall, and, in 1336, a charter of free warren at Chilton (Wiltshire), Kingston Lisle (Berkshire) and elsewhere. She died on 2nd August 1347.

Edited from GE Cokayne's 'The Complete Peerage' (1929)


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Sir Warin de L'Isle, Keeper of Windsor Castle's Timeline

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Kingston Lisle, Berkshire, England
Brandensburton, Dorset, England
March 16, 1322
Age 51
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