~1445, Walter born in Wiltshire, England, s/o 475272. John Mervyn & 475273. Joan Hungerford.
~1457, Margaret born in Bathanton Welley, Wiltshire, England, d/o 475274. John Mountpenson & 475275. Isabel Drewe. [Margaret (950547, d.1477), Lady Hungerford, Margaret’s grandmother, was likely her godmother.]
6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.
10/2/1463, John Mervyn of Heytresbury co. Wiltshire, to George bishop of Exeter, Richard earl of Warwick and Salisbury, …, Walter Mervyn son of the said John …. Gift of all his goods and chattels in Heytresbury and elsewhere in England. (S) CCRs.
1467, Walter 1st married Joan Merwell, heiress & d/o John Merwell. [no children.] (S) Wiltshire N&Qs, V7, 1914.
[––Walter & Margaret––]
~1473, Walter 2nd married Margaret in Wiltshire.
3/1475, One month from Eas. John Hampton and John Staunton, pl.; John Mervyn, Joan his wife and Walter Mervyn and Margaret his wife, def. Manors of Fonthill Giffard and Farnell and the advowson of Fonthill Giffard. … To hold to John and Joan Mervyn during their lives … Successive remainders to Walter and Margaret Mervyn, their heirs male, and the right heirs of John Mervyn. Consideration £40. (S) Abstr. Feet of Fines, Wiltshire, Kirby, 1986.
3/1475, One month from Eas. John Compton and Marion his wife, pl.; John Mervyn, esquire, and Joan his wife, and Walter Mervyn and Margaret his wife, def. One mill called Mount Mill and 6 a. meadow in Sutton Veny (Great Sutton). … Cons. £40. (S) Abstr. Feet of Fines, Wiltshire, Kirby, 1986.
3/24/1478, Wm. Leversegge, esq., gave certain tenements, (specified), parcel of the manor of Frome, … to John Hampton, John Mervyn, Richard Erly, Walter Mervyn, and Robert South. (S) CIsPM.
1483-85, Plaintiffs: Walter Mervyn. Defendants: Richard Mervyn, feoffee to uses. Subject: Messuage in Copdock. Suffolk.
8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.
Bef. 11/20/1492, Walter’s father died.
1/29/1495, Walter Mervyn esquire, to Walter Oudeby clerk and Nicholas Oudeby, … Demise by charter of the manor of Wyfordby co. Leicester, which he lately recovered against them by writ of ingress. (S) CCRs.
8/17/1496, IPM of John Wroughton. Wilts: … 12 acres of pasture in Widecombe, worth 8s., held of Walter Mervyn, service unknown. (S) CIsPM.
9/18/1500, John Mountpenson wrote his will; to his “son Walter Mervyn my russet gowne furred with old marterne, one of my dowbelettes of silk, and to my dowghtr his wife iit. Goblettes with a couryng, and to hir xlr and the dettes that they owe me.”
Bef. 1509, Margaret died.
4/1/1509, Walter settled the manors of Fountel-Gifford and Farnehyll in trust for Elizabeth, relict of his son John Mervyn deceased, if she continue sole ; with remainder to John Mervyn their son, …
11/20/1510, Walter wrote his will.
7/12/1512, Walter, Esq., died; possessed of the manors of Founthel-Giffard and Farnehyll in fee.
(S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1822, P318, Amorial Decorations at Fonthill Abbey. (S) Fasciculus Mervinensis, notes historical, genealogical …, Drake, 1873, P9.
Child of Walter and Mary: [2 sons, 3 daughters]
i. John Mervyn (118818), born ~1475 in Wiltshire, England. [Eldest son.]
ii. Edmund Mervin, born ~1486 in Wiltshire, England.
Edmund admitted to the Middle Temple.
Edmund married Elizabeth, d/o Sir Edmund Pakenham.
1523, Elected “Reader” of the Middle Temple.
2/11/1539, Edmund created a King’s sargeant by King Henry.
11/23/1540, Edmund created a judge of the King’s Bench.
8/18/1553, Edmund named as one of the special commissioners for the trial of Sir Andrew Dudley for high treason. [Edmund, apparently very ill, did not attend, and died soon after.]
(S) Judges of England, Foss, P383.