~1445, John born in England, s/o 950640. Sir John Wadham & 950641. Elizabeth Popham.
~1445, Elizabeth born in Devon, England, d/o 77970. Hugh Stucley & 77971. Katherine Affeton.
John 1st married a daughter of Isabel, d/o John Cheyne (184668) of Pynne. [No children.]
6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England.
1463, John’s father died.
[––John & Elizabeth––]
John married Elizabeth.
2/10/1474, Grant by John Cheyne, of Pynne, esquire, …, to John Willughby and Robert Willughby, knights, John Wadham, esquire, …, of their manor of Lake, with lands, &c., … (S) UKNA.
1476, “Petitioners: John Boteler; …; John Wadham.” (S) UKNA.
12/3/1476, Licence for John Boteler, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Hampden and Majory his wife, Humphrey Forester and Alice his wife, and John Wadham son and heir of Elizabeth Wadham sister of the said Elizabeth, Majory and Alice, kinswomen and heirs of John Popham, knight, son of Henry Popham, and brother of John Popham father of the said John, to enter freely into all the lordships ... (S) CPRs.
6/26/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward V as King of England.
8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.
1485-92, John knighted.
11/6/1492, IPM of Joan Upton. Devon: A messuage, 100a. land, … in Dorwyke …, worth 6 marks, held of John Wadham, knt., as of the manor of Sylferton. (S) CIsPM.
11/20/1494, Sir John presented John Cook to Rewe church, Devon.
8/26/1496, … mainprizors for the allegiance of Thomas marquis of Dorset: Edward earl of Devon, in £1000: … 19 August: Sir John Arundell, at Wells, in 500 marks, 26 August: Sir Amyas Paulet and Sir John Wadham, at Okhampton, in £200 each, 2 September: Sir Edmund Carewe, at Petherton co. Somerset, in £200, …, (S) CCRs.
11/16/1496, Grant by Robert Willoughby, knight, lord of Broke, John Wadham and John Biconell, knights, ... to the wardens, brethern and sisters of the fraternity or gild of St. Anne, in the church of St. Mary of Corscombe, of their manor of lake. (S) UKNA.
3/20/1501, John Wadham, knt. of Merifeld and Edge Barton wrote his will. “My body to holy sepulture in the chapell of St. Kateryne in the Church of Illmyster in the tumbe in which William Wadham my grauntfer and Jone his wyff lyen ... I will my wyff have only the manor of Merifild a yere aftre my deth ... Also I will that my sone Nicholas have my manor of Alvyngton, Venicott, and Braden immediately after my decesse ... £20 to be levied of my manor of Braden aforsaid ... shall go to the exhibicion of my daughter Alianor in sum house of Religion of women with a woman to waite on her ... my cosayne Jone Warre ... Sir John Wadham my cosayne have £20 in money ... my nece Isabell Fauentleroy ... Richard Warre ... (S) Somerset Medieval Wills, Weaver, 1901.
3/20/1501, Elizabeth “my wyff” in Johns will left the manor of Merifeld.
Bef. 7/1/1502, Sir John died. (S) UKNA, IPM.
(S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893.
Child of John and Elizabeth:
i. Nicholas Wadham (237660), born ~1465 in England.