WILLIAM DE WARENNE III, 3rd Earl of Surrey, was born probably in 1119, and died in the defiles of Laodicea, in the Holy Land, 19 Jan. 1147/8, slain in the rearguard of the army of the French King, which was cut to pieces. He married ELA TALVAS (for whom see MONTCOMERY), who was said to have died 4 Oct. 1174 [CP, 12:1:497], having married second, about 1152, Patrick d' Everettx de Salisbury, 1st Earl of Wiltshire or Salisbury, who died in 1168.
In June 1137 he was among the nobles who deserted King Stephen's army in Normandy, where it was said Stephen held William de Warenne junior and other youths and did his best to pacify them, but did not dare make them fight. On 18 Dec. 1138 he was with his half-brother Waleran, Count of Meulan, at Rouen. On 2 Feb. 1140/1 he was in Stephen's army at the battle of Lincoln, and fled with Waleran before the enemy's opening charge. However, they joined the Queen in London about June 1141. At Christmas William witnessed royal charters of Stephen at Canterbury. On Palm Sunday, 24 March 1145/6, he took the cross, setting off on Crusade in June 1147.
Child, listed by Weis, Ancestral Roots, 7th ed.:
i. Isabel, m. (1) William of Blois, son of King Stephen of England, in. (2) 1164 Hamelin Plantagenet, who d. 7 May 1202.