March [de Marchia], William
- Helen M. Jewell
March [de Marchia], William (d. 1302), administrator and bishop of Bath and Wells, is consistently described in records as 'magister', and is assumed to have been a graduate of Oxford University. First recorded as rector of Thorpe in Nottinghamshire in 1277, he entered the king's service and was employed in the wardrobe, where he was cofferer (1280–84) and controller (15 August 1283 to 1 May 1290), and in the latter capacity had temporary charge of the great seal in February 1290. He was treasurer of the ...