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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Commissioner John Wadham & Johane Tregarthen & Escheator John Kayleway Esq.

118830. Commissioner John Wadham & 118831. Johane Tregarthen  & 237658. Escheator John Kayleway Esq.  

~1480, John Kelaway born in Columpton, Devon, England, s/o §§John Kayleway.

~1495, John Wadham born in Merryfield, Somerset, England, s/o 237660. Sir Nicholas Wadham & 237661. Joan Hill.

1498, Joan born in Edge, Cornwall, England, coheir & d/o 237662. John Tregarthen & 237663. Jane Trethurffe.

~1500, John Kailway married 1st Anne, d/o Henry Strangeways.

1/5/1504, Johane’s father died.

11/20/1504, IPM at Launceston, Cornwall. John Trelawney, Richard Coode, … John Tregarthyn, son & heir of Thomas Tregarthyn, the day he died was seised … Joan Tregarthyn aged 5 years & more and Margaret Tregarthyn aged one year & more, are his daughters and heirs.

4/1/1509, IPM of Thomas Tregarthyn (paternal grandfather) [Cornwall]. …  seised of and in the manor of Tregarthyn … Margaret (grandmother), daughter of Richard Hendour, was seised of the manor of Branell with the advowson of the church of St. Stephens … had issue by him, John, who died … John the son had issue Joan & Margaret Tregarthyn … Joan & Margaret daughters of John, son of Thomas, are his next heirs, & in like manner heirs of said Margaret, daughter of Richard Hender; Joan is aged 10 years & Margaret 6 years.

4/21/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

4/15/1500, Joan’s grandmother died.

~1511, Anne, wife of John Kayleway, died.

5/1512, Sir Peter Eggecombe and Sir William Trevanion. Wardship and marriage of Joan and Margaret, daughters and heirs of John Tregarthen, and kinswomen and heirs of Thomas Tregarthen and Margaret his wife. (S) L&Ps F&D, Henry VIII, V1, 1920.

1512, At the IPM of her grandfather Thomas Tregarthen, Joan age 13.

[––Joan & John Kellaway––]

1512, Joan 1st married John Kellaway of Columpton.

1512, John Kayleway of Columpton, Devon, plaintiff. … Richard Horwell … defendants. Pleas of debt. (S) Henry VIII, 1512: CP40no998.

11/13/1516, Grant: Rob. Langedon to John Kalway, lands in St. Neot, Cornwall. (S) UKNA.

1513-14, “John Kayleway, Joan his wife, and Margaret Tregarthen; lands of their inheritance from Thomas Tregarthen esquire: manor of Brannell, … ; Hendwr (Hendon) (M.): Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Southampton, Merioneth.” (S) UKNA.

2/10/1514, Heirs of John Tregarthen. Livery of lands to John Kayleway and Joan his wife, and Margaret Tregarthen, daughters of John Tregarthen, son and heir of Thomas Tregarthen and Margaret his wife, d. and heir of Richard Hendour. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V1, 1920.

1518-29, “Thomas Bennet of London, tailor, and Agnes, his wife, daughter of Richard, and granddaughter and heir of Robert Chamberleyne. v. John Kelway and Johane, his wife, granddaughter and co-heir of Margaret Tregarthen.: A tenement called `the Crown' with a garden in Southampton.: Hants.” (S) UKNA.

1525-27, John Kayleway an escheator of Devon. (S) UKNA.

4/1529, John Kayleway on a commission of peace in Devon. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V4, 1875.

12/4/1530, John Kayleway on a commission of peace in Devon. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V4, 1875.

1531, John Kayleway of Dorset and Devon died: “Will of John Kayleway.” (S) UKNA, IPM 1531-32. [A “merchant of the staple”, and very wealthy, with extensive property in the south of England.]

4/1531, John Kayleway of Columpton, will proved at Thower, Devon. (S) Devon Names - PCC Wills 1383-1559.

 [––John Wadham & Joan––]

6/3/1529, Sir Nicholas Wadham, William Hody, …, John Wadham, …. Pardon for having acquired, without licence, of Edward Bampfeld, deceased, the moiety of the manor of Rampsham. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V4, 1875.

1531, John married Joan.

1538, "Gentlemen of my lord Privy Seal's mete to be preferred unto the King's Majesty's service,"viz.:-Lord Thos. Graye, Walter Hungreforde, …, John Wadham, Peter Courteney, …, Thos. Culpeper, …, John Wotton, …, John Sydenham, …, John Luttrell, … (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V13, Pt2, 1893.

11/25/1539, Sir Nicholas Wadham of Muryfelde, Somerset, Knt., wrote his will. ... To my son Giles, my best horse & apparell. My son Andrew my 2nd best horse. My son Nicholas, my 3rd best horse. ... To my son John, my best gown. (S) Abstracts of Somerset Wills, Crisp, 1887, P49.

Bef. 1/30/1542, John’s father died.

9/29/1542, Musters taken of certain hundreds, boroughs, and manors within the county of Dors by John Poulet and John Wadham, commissioners, … lists of names, each name followed by a note of harness and weapons, e.g., "hath a bill and a sallet," or "set to provide a bow and 6 arrows," … (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V17, 1900.

1/31/1543, John Wadham on a commission of peace in Somerset. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V18, Pt1, 1901.

1/20/1546, The numbers of men appointed to be levied in the shires following as also the names of the commissioners chosen to take the musters … Somerset … 100 100, Alex. Popham, Thos. Horner, John Wadham, … (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V21, Pt1, 1908.

1552, “Wadham, John Esq; … husband of Jane, daughter and heir of John Tregarthen Esq.”

7/22/1557, Dame Jane Wadham, widow, relict of Sir Nicholas Wadham, of Merrifield, Somerset, Knt., wrote her will: ... My daughter Elizabeth Cheverell. Philippa Cheverell, my granddaughter. ... My son John Wadham, Esq. ... My son John Wadham & George Speake, Esq., overseers. (S) Abstracts of Somerset Wills, Crisp, 1887, P49.

1574, John hosted Queen Elizabeth on her visit to Bristol.

1577-8, John died of Merryfield, co. Somerset, and Edge, co. Devon; buried at Ilminster, Somerset.


Joan retired to Edge, the Devonshire seat, her dower.

9/1581, Joan died at Edge, her family home. On her monument at Brancombe in Devon, “Here lieth intombed the Body of a virtuous and antient Gentlewoman descneded of the antient house of the Plantagenets, sometime of Cornwall, viz. Joan, one of the Daughters & Heirs unto John Tregarthin in the County of Cornwall Esqr.; She was first married unto John Keleway Esqr. Who had by her much issue : After his death she was married to John Wadham of Meryfield in the County of Somerset Esqr. & by him had children. She lived a virtuous & godly life and died in an honourable age Septm. In the year of Christ 1581.” (S) Western Antiquary, Devon & Cornwall, V9, 1890, P201.

 (S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893. (S) Proceedings of the Dorset Natural Hist. and Arch. Soc., 1902, P203. (S) Journal of the Royal Instutition of Cornwall, Vs17-18, 1907, P422.

Children of John Kayleway and Anne:

i. William Caleway, born ? in England.

ii. Dorathey Caleway, born ? in England.

Dorathey married John Buller of Somerset.

Children of John Kayleway and Joan:

i. Elizabeth Kailway  (118829), born 1513 in Devonshire, England.

ii. Mary Kellaway, born ? in England.

Mary married William Cooke of Throne. (S) Western Antiquary, Devon & Cornwall, V9, 1890, P201.

Children of John Wadham and Joan:

i. Joan Wadham, born ~1531 in England.

Joan married Sir Giles Strangeways (d.1562) of Melbury.

Joan married 2nd Sir John Young.

iii. Nicholas Wadham, born 1532 in England.

Nicholas married Dorothy Petri, d/o Sir William & Gertrude Tirrell.

Nicholas, of Merefield, founded Wadham College, Oxford.

1583, Nicholas succeeded to a moiety of the manor of Brannel.

10/20/1609, Nicholas died without issue.

ii. Margaret Wadham (59415), born ~1533 in England.

iv. Florentina Wadham, born ? in England.

Florentina married John Wyndham; son Sir John Wyndham.

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