9 centuries & 25 generations to the De Mauteby’s of Mautby, Royal and Noble links including our direct ancestor William Marshall “The Greatest Knight”.
The hero of Magna Carta was William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke. He mediated between King John I and the barons, secured the agreement embodied in Magna Carta and was one of the King’s advisors at Runnymede. When John died, William Marshal became guardian of the boy-king Henry III and of the kingdom. He re-issued Magna Carta under his own seal in 1216 and 1217, and so ensured its survival. He was buried in Temple Church, London in the Round where his effigy still lies.