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Bardolf, William (DNB00)


BARDOLF, WILLIAM (d. 1275–6), baronial leader, was lord of Wirmgay, Norfolk, in right of his mother, daughter and heiress of William de Warrenne. In 1243 he had livery of his lands, and in 1258, in the parliament of Oxford, was elected one of the twelve baronial members of the council of twenty-four appointed to reform the realm (Ann. Burt.) By the Provisions of Oxford he was made constable of Nottingham (ib.), and was among those offered pardon by the king, 7 Dec. 1261 (Fœdera). Adhering to the barons, he became one of their sureties for observing the Mise of Amiens (13 Dec. 1263), and was again entrusted by them with Nottingham (Wykes; Pat. 47 H. III, m. 6), but surrendered it to the king after his victory at Northampton (13 April 1264), and joining him, was taken prisoner by the barons at Lewes (14 May 1264). He died about 1275, his son having livery of his lands in the fourth year of Edward I's reign (Fin. 4 Ed. I, m. 4).

[Dugdale's Baronage, i. 681.]

J. H. R.