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Monday, April 19, 2010

Robert Maye of Somerset & Dorothy Malet

19842. Robert Maye & 19843. Dorothy Malet 

Bef. 1531, Robert born in Mendip, Somerset, England, heir & s/o 39684. Robert Maye.
~1537, Dorothy born in Enmore, Somerset, England, d/o 39686. Hugh Malet & 39687. Isabel Michell.
1544-51, “Robert, son and heir of Robert Maye, v. John Smyth and others.: Reviver of a suit for detention of deeds relating to boundaries of pasture on Black Down belonging to complainant's manor of Hydon (in Charterhouse-in-Mendip).: Somerset.” (S) UKNA.
7/25/1551, Robert an overseer of the will of his brother-in-law Richard Mallett of Corypole, co. Somerset. (S) Somerset Record Society, 1905, P129.
9/12/1554, “Letters patent of Henry 8th granting the manor of Charterhouse Hipton, Somerset, part of the lands of the late convent at Witham to Robert Maye Consideration £784.” (S) Manuscripts originally kept by Bristol Reference Library. [Same grant as his father in 1545.]
1553-55, “Richard Maye, Joan his wife, Robert Maye, Dorothy his wife, and Lucy, … v. Thomas Bocher of Wisbech.: Messuage and land at Parson Drove in Leverington.” (S) UKNA.
Bef. 1581, Robert died. (S) “… John Maye of Charterhouse Hydon, gent., … the manor to the use of Dorothy Maye, widow, John’s mother, for her life …” (S) UKNA, Somerset Records. [Robert’s will proved in 1582.]
1602, “John Bridges of Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, clothier v John May of Somerset, esquire, Dorothy May, widow and Margaret Godwyn, widow. Ownership of messuage in Wells, Somerset; detention of deeds.” (S) UKNA.
(S) Virginia Historical Genealogies by John Boddie, 1954. (S) Notices of an English Branch of the Malet Family, Arthur Malet, 1885, PP43-44, App. P1-2.

Children of Robert and Dorothy: [9 children.]

i. Margaret Maye, born ?.
Margaret married Richard Godwyn, brother of Elizabeth’s husband.
Bef. 1602, Richard died.

ii. Elizabeth Maye (9921), born ~1565.

iii. John Maye, born ~1567.
John married Martha Baskervile, d/o Humphrey, alderman of London.
1602, “John Bridges of Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, clothier v John May of Somerset, esquire, … ” (S) UKNA.
1609, John is named in the will of Anthony Godwyn, Elizabeth’s husband.