1361, Richard born in Kent, England, s/o 625052. Thomas Waller & 625053. Katherine ?.
3/1369, Due to an outbreak of the plague in London, the royal court was moved to Windsor.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1391, Richard of Groombridge in Speldhurst, Kent, heir to his father.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
Aft. 1400, Robert Barton v. Richard Waller. (S) UKNA.
1407, Richard possessed Groombridge.
9/17/1411, Commission, by mainprise of William Darell and Richard Waller of the county of Sussex, …(S) CPRs.
1412, Richard, involved in a hostage agreement, took as prisoner the brother of Charles of Valois, Duke of Orleans.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
8/13/1415, Richard in King Henry V’s force of 12,000 landing at the mouth of the Seine at Harfleur.
9/22/1415, Richard with Henry V at the siege-conquest of Harfleur.
10/25/1415, With Henry V’s contingent of 5000, Sir Richard at the battle of Agincourt, capturing and protecting Charles of Valois, Duke of Orleans. French forces numbered 20,000. The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English.
1416, Sir Richard detained the brother of Charles of Valois as prisoner at Groombridge. Richard received permission from King Henry V to add the shield of arms of the Duke to his crest.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
11/28/1423, Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of £300, made in chancery 2 March this year by Richard Waller of Horstede co. Sussex esquire for Thomas Dansanger of Passenham co. Norhampton and William Waller of Horstede esquires, and of an undertaking by either of them under the same pain, that they shall truly serve the king in the next expedition to France according to indentures made between the king and them. (S) CCRs.
4/7/1429, Deed of Gift from Joan Bederenden, formerly wife of John Bederenden, lord of the Manor of Downe Court, deceased, to Prince Henry, Sir Richard Waller, Sir Thomas Langton and Richard Cotton of "Hospitio", of the Manor of Downe, Kent, ..., dated at Downe.
10/1429, Richard died. (S) Hist. of Speldhurst, Mackinnon, 1902, P17.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P249. (S) A Gen. and Heraldic …, Burke, 1832, P582.
· Richard rebuilt Groombridge, and built a local church at Speldhurst.
· At St. John’s church in Groombridge, Kent, can be seen a stained glass with the arms of the Duke of Orleans, of John Packer, and of Richard Waller. [John Packer founded the chapel.]
Children of Richard and Margaret:
i. Richard Waller, born ~1400 in England.
1433-34, Richard, Sheriff of Kent.
7/2/1435, Grant by Robert, Lord of Ponyngges, … Witnesses: Roger Fenys, knt., Richard Waller, esq., … (S) UKNA.
1439-40, Writ from King to Treasurer of Exchequer, pardoning debts of Thomas Leukenore, John Arderne, Richard Waller, Roger Fienles, James Fienles, former Sheriffs, on the account of Roger Leukenore. (S) UKNA.
5/1470, Richard died. (S) Hist. of Speldhurst, Mackinnon, 1902, P17.
ii. Alice Waller (156263), born ~1415 in England.
‘Richard Waller left by his wife, daughter of Gulby, 2 sons; Richard, the eldest, who was ancestor of the Wallers, of Southampton; and John, who was of Groombridge; and a daughter Alice, married to Sir John Guldeford.’ (S) Hist. of Kent, V3, 1797, Speldhurst.