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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bond 311916 & 311917

311916. Sir Walter Reynell & 311917. Margaret Strighull {Bond}

~1365, Walter born in Cambridgeshire, England, s/o 623832. Walter Reynell & 623833. Joan Bassingbourne.

~1365, Margaret born in England, 623834. William Strighull & 623835. Elizabeth Malston.

1381, Walter married Margaret.

2/20/1384, Walter given protection for one year for going to Ireland on the king’s service in the company of Philip de Courtenay, the king’s lieutenant in Ireland. (S) Calendar of Patent Rolls.

3/13/1385, “Insperximus … in favour of Walter Reynell, of letters patent under the king’s Irish seal, dated at Dublin, 27 January, 7 Richard II …” (S) Calendar of Patent Rolls.

1389-91, Walter Reynell, of Devon v. Thomas Hethe, of Mildenhall, co. Suffolk.: A moiety of the manor of Badlingham; Assault on complainant and his servants at Badelyngham.: Cambridge. (S) UKNA.

11/5/1405, Walter Reynel in records of Totnes priory and convent. (S) The History of Totnes Priory and Medieval Town, Watkin, 1914, P309.

1410, Walter appointed to a commission “of the matter of Darthmouth” by Sir Thomas Beaufort, Admiral. (S) Select Pleas in the Court of Admirality, Godfrey, 1897, Plxi.

1412, Walter in possession of Bassingbourne manor as heir to his mother.

1416, Walter Reynell and Walter Reynell (his son) and Cristina his wife of Manor of East Ogwell. (S) UKNA.

9/1415, Walter at the siege of Harfleur. Walter accompanied King Henry V in all his French Wars with his own men at arms. [“The inheritance of the Reynells,” says the Prince, has decreased by their long following the French wars, and their liberality to their retinue and soldiers, exhausted a great part, viz the land which came by Alan le Fraunceis.”]

10/25/1415, Walter at the battle of Agincourt.

1421, The last military campaign of Henry V in France began; Henry dying while in France in 1422.

By 1422, Walter has sold his half of Bassingbourne manor to Lord Tiptoft. [Likely to cover expenses of the war in France.]

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Hist. … Burke, P447. (S) 1620 Visitation of Devon.

Family notes:
• Walter, knight of Badlington, Cambridgeshire; and East Ogwell, Devonshire, made Governor of Calais and the Marches.

Children of Walter and Margaret:

i. John Reynell, born ? in England.
John died before his father.

ii. Walter Reynell (155958), born 1398 in England.

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