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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bond 118830 & 118831

118830. Sir John Wadham & 118831. Johane Tregarthens {Bond}

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

~1595, Joan born in co. Cornwall, England, coheir & d/o 237662. John Tregarthen & 237663. Jane Trethurffe.

John of Merryfield, co. Somerset, and Edge, co. Devon.

Joan 1st married John Kellaway of Collumpton. [12 children, likely related to 237658. Sir John Caleway.]

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.

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

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.

Bef. 4/19/1531, John Kayleway died: “Will of John Kayleway.” (S) UKNA.

John married Joan.

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

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

1577-8, John died; buried at Ilminster.

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

9/1583, Joan died died at Edge, her family home. On her monument at Brancombe in Devon, “Here lieth entombed the body of a virtuous and antient gentlewoman descended of the antient house of the Plantagenets, sometime of Cornwall, namely Joan one of the daughters of and heir unto John Tregarthen, in the County of Cornwall, Esq. She was first married unto John Kellaway, Esq., who had by her much issue. After his death she was married to John Wadham of Mayfied in the County of Somerset, Esq., and by him had several children. She lived a virtuous and godly life and died in an honourable old age September in the year of Christ 1583.” (S) Memorials of Oxford, Ingram, 1837.

(S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893. (S) Proceedings of the Dorset Natural Hist. and Arch. Soc., 1902, P203.

Family notes:

• By records in UKNA there are multiple John “Kelway, Kalway, Keilway, Kellaway, Kayleway” alive at this time in Hants, Devon, Dorset, … at least one knighted.

Children of John and Joan:

i. Joan Wadham, born ? in England.
Joan married Sir Gyles Strangways of Melbury.
Joan married 2nd Sir John Young.

ii. Margaret Wadham (59415), born ~1530 in England.

iii. Nicholas Wadham, born 1532 in England.
Nicholas married Dorothy Petri, d/o Sir William & Gertrude Tirrell.
Nicholas founded Wadham College, Oxford.
10/20/1609, Nicholas died.

iv. Florentina Wadham, born ? in England.
Florentina married John Wyndham.

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