William EURE

(2nd B. Eure of Witton)

Born: 27 Feb 1529/30, Mitton, Yorks, England

Died: 12 Feb 1592/3, England

Buried: 13 Feb 1593/4, Ingleby, Yorkshire, England

Father: Ralph EURE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margery BOWES

Married: Margaret DYMOKE (B. Eure of Witton) BEF 1557, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England

Children:

1. Muriel EURE

2. Ralph EURE (3 B. Eure of Witton)

3. Charles EURE

4. Francis EURE (Sir Knight)

5. William EURE

6. Anne EURE

7. Martha EURE

8. Margaret EURE

9. Mary EURE

10. Elizabeth EURE


Son of Ralph Eure, eldest son of William Eure, who had been created Baron Eure in 1544, and Margery Bowes, daughter of Ralph Bowes of Streatlam Castle. His father died at the Battle of Ancrum Moor in 1545, leaving William as the heir to his grandfather's peerage. He was appointed Vice-Admiral of the coast of County Durham and Vice-Admiral of Yorkshire by Lord High Admiral Clinton in 1563.

Like his father and grandfather before him, Eure spent much of his life in the borderlands of Scotland and England. Sometime before 1557, he was appointed, jointly with Thomas Wharton, Captain of Berwick Castle, and he served under the Earl of Sussex in his 1570 invasion of Scotland. He was later dispatched with the Earl of Rutland to negotiate a peace treaty with Scotland in 1587.

Eure had been contracted to marry Mary Darcy, daughter of George, Lord Darcy, when he was 11 years old (his prospective wife-to-be was age 4 at the time). At some point after 1544, he repudiated this marriage contract and instead married Margaret Dymoke, daughter of Edward Dymoke of Scrivelsby, Champion of England. They had five sons and six daughters.

Margaret Eure predeceased her husband, dying in 1591, and was buried 15 Sep 1591 at Ingleby, Lincolnshire. Lord Eure died on 12 Sep 1594 and was buried at Ingleby the next day. He was succeeded in his peerage by his eldest son, Ralph.

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