Sir William IV LE BELWARD, of Malpas 
- Born: Abt 1150, , , England
- Marriage: Beannan VERCH RALPH 
- Died: , , England
Another name for William was DE EGERTON.
Sources, Comments and Notes:
[Many confusions abt the ancestors of David Le Clerc because there were 3 others David and 4 others William in the line of William I (1060) !]
"... When we assemble all branches of the Malpas/le Belward family into a single chart, the cited marriages all fit into a single timeline:
960 Owain of Holt
1030 Sir William, miles aka le Belward
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1065 Ralph 1060 William II (a) David 1060
l ____________l_______ _ l
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1100 Marged===David 1090 1090 William III (c) Einion 1090
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1120 William 1120 Richard Ralph 1125
1150 William (d)======Daughter 1160
1185 Dan David (e), the clerk lv 1251/52
(a) married a base daughter of Earl Hugh the Fat of Chester
(c) married Mabel daughter of Robert fitz Hugh
(d) married Beannan, daughter of Ralph ap Einion ap David ap Sir William by Beatrix daughter of Earl Ranulf II of Chester, sister of Hugh Cyfeiliog
(e) base son, called "the clerk", often misidentified as the 1150 David ap William ..."
Source <A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the ...> Par John Bernard Burke:
WILLIAM LE BELWARD, feudal lord of Malpas, who m. Beatrix, dau. of Kivilioc, 5th Earl Palatine of Chester, left DAVID (surnamed Le Clerc, from being secretary to the Earl of Chester). Robert, who assumed the surname of CALMUNDELEI, from the lordship of that name, and is the ancestor of the noble houses of CHOLMON DELEY and DELAMERE. Hood, who had a grant of one-eighth part of DochinIle. William le Belward was s. by his eldest son, DAVID LE Clerc, who after the earldom of Chester was annexed to the crown, was sheriff of that shire (36th HENRY III.); he was also a justice of the co., and held three knights' fees therein. ..."
Source <Summer Rambles in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Yorkshire: Being a ...> Par Leo Hartley Grindon:
"... In the time of Henry I., the head of the powerful barony of Malpas was Robert Fitz-Hugh. He had a daughter named Mabilla, who in due time became his heiress, and afterwards the wife of one William le Belward, to whom she brought the property. From this marriage proceeded David, surnamed le Clerc. David, in turn, had a son named Philip, who, fixing his residence in the township of Egerton, three and a half miles east of Malpas, (temp. Edw. I.,) took therefrom, according to the custom of the time, the honoured surname we have before us, and commenced the Egertons properly so called. A different reading of the earliest part of the genealogy says that David le Clerc was son of Ralph, baron of Malpas, by Beatrix, daughter or sister of Hugh Kevelioc, fifth Earl Palatine of Chester. It does not much matter, Philip being the first who actually bore the name. ..."
Source <The History of the County Palatine of Chester> Par J. H. HANSHALL:
"Robert Fitz-Hugh died without issue male, leaving as co-heiresses, Letitia, and Mabilia, his daughters.-The latter married William Belward, and was the ancestor of the Egertons, now of Oulton. In the time of Rich. I. the Barony was divided in moieties between Robert Patric (descendant of Richard Patric, who married Letitia, daughter of Robt. Fitz Hugh) and David le Clerc. The daughter and sole heiress of the last of the Patrics, brought a moiety into the Sutton family; and on the death of William de Malpas, he left his brother Philip Gogh, surnamed de Egerton, his heir. David le Clerc, however, bastard son of William, by Beatrix de Montalt, got possession of the Barony, and bequeathed it to his daughters, Beatrix, wife of Roderic ap Gryffyn, and Idonea, wife of Urian de St. Pierre, between whom a partition was made temp. Hen. III. ..."
"William le Belward
Birth of, Malpas, Cheshire, England
Baron of Malpas
Wife Beannan ferch Ralph
Child David ( Dan_ David) le Clerk -1253" [!!!]
William married Beannan VERCH RALPH  [MRIN: 3325], daughter of Ralph AP EINION, of Malpas & Triston  and Beatrix DE GERNON . (Beannan VERCH RALPH  was born about 1155-1160 in Malpas, Monmouth, Wales and died in , , England.)