William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey
William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey (died 27 May 1240) was the son of Hamelin de Warenne and Isabel, daughter of William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey. His father Hamelin granted him the manor of Appleby, North Lincolnshire.
De Warenne was present at the coronation of John, King of England on 27 May 1199. When Normandy was lost to the French in 1204 he lost his Norman holdings, (in 1202 he was lieutenant of Gascony), but John recompensed him with Grantham and Stamford.
William was one of the few barons who remained loyal to King John (who was his cousin) during the king’s difficulties with the barons, when they sought for the French prince to assume the English throne, and is listed as one of those who advised John to accede to the Magna Carta. His allegiance only faltered a few times when the king’s cause looked hopeless.
Between the years 1200 and 1208, and during 1217–1226 he was to serve as the High Sheriff of Surrey. In 1214 he was again appointed Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.
William married Maud Marshal, on 13 October 1225. They had a son and a daughter. The son John (1231–1304) succeeded his father as earl, while the daughter, Isabel de Warenne (c. 1228–1282), married Hugh d'Aubigny, 5th Earl of Arundel.
William may also have had an earlier, childless marriage to another Matilda, daughter of William d'Aubigny, 2nd Earl of Arundel.
- Annales de Theokesberia, p. 114
- Sussex archaeological collections, relating to the history and Antiquities of the County, Vol. 35, Sussex Archaeological Society, (H. Wolff, 1887), 115.
- Morris, Marc, The Bigod Earls of Norfolk in the thirteenth century (The Boydell Press, 2005), 31.
- Matilda's family
- William de Warenne
|Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
| Succeeded by|
Hubert de Burgh
|Peerage of England|
Hamelin de Warenne
|Earl of Surrey
| Succeeded by|
John de Warenne