William FitzPatrick 2nd Earl of Salisbury 1 2 3
- Born: Abt 1150, <Salisbury, Wiltshire>, England
- Marriage (1): Eléonore de Vitré about 1184
- Died: 17 Apr 1196, <Salisbury, Wiltshire>, England about age 46
From Wikipedia - William of Salisbury, 2nd Earl of Salisbury :
William de Salisbury, 2nd Earl of Salisbury. Though he is generally known as such, his proper title was Earl of Wiltshire , which title was conferred on his father by Empress Maud around 1143. He was also called William FitzPatrick.
He was the son and heir of Patrick of Salisbury , 1st Earl of Wiltshire, (but styled Earl of Salisbury) and Sybil, daughter of Patrick de Chaources (or Chaworth). .
He married Eléonore, daughter of Robert III de Vitre of Tilliers. He died without male issue in 1196. Their only daughter and heiress, was Ela, Countess of Salisbury who married William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury , who was half-brother to the king.
Service to Richard I
William bore the golden sceptre at the coronation of King Richard I , but the next year when the king became a prisoner in Almaine, he was one of those who adhered to Prince John, Earl of Moreton, and later King John of England . In 1195, William was back with King Richard in the expedition into Normandy and upon his return to England was one of Richard's great council assembled at Nottingham. The Earl of Salisbury was one of the four earls who supported the canopy of state at the second coronation of Richard that same year
Disputed D'Evereux connections
In Sir Bernard Burke's Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, the family is written up under D'Evereux. However much this link to Edward d'Evereux is disputed, there is some valuable information on the Earls thereafter.
Noted events in his life were:
• 2nd Earl of Wiltshire.
William married Eléonore de Vitré, daughter of Robert III de Vitré of Tilliers and Emma Dinan, about 1184. (Eléonore de Vitré was born about 1164 in France and died in 1233.)