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Saturday, May 22, 2010

William Villiers Esq. & Joan Bellers

475386. William Villiers Esq. & 475387. Joan Bellers 

1404, William Vyllers born in Leicester, England, d/o 950772. John Villers & 950773. Joan Mering.

~1418, Joan born in England, d/o 950774. John Bellers 950775. Elizabeth Sutton de Houby.

9/24/1417, William heir to his great-grand aunt, Katherine [Pakemon], widow of Robert Dygby.

3/14/1418, IPM of Agnes widow of Simon Pakeman: … held … ‘Pakesmanwod’ of the king … should descend to William son and heir of John Vyler, son and heir of Richard Vylers, son and heir of Joan, sister and heir of Simon [Pakemon], under age in the king’s ward, and Katherine widow of Robert Dygby the other sister of Simon. … reversion to Katharine … She died on 24 Sept. last. Katharine is aged years and more … William 14 and more. (S) CIsPM. [Their half-brother Simon died under age in 1391.]

Aft. 4/18/1421, William’s brother John died as a ward of the king.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

11/13/1428, To the escheator in Leycestershire. Order to give William son and heir of John Vylers seisin of his purparty which was kept in the king's hand, … which were held at her death by Agnes who was wife of Simon Pakeman; … she then held in dower by endowment of her husband a third part of the wood of Kereby called 'Pakemanswode' in Kereby … ought to descend to the said William son and heir of John Vylers son and heir of Richard Vylers son and heir of Joan one of the sisters and heirs of Simon Pakeman lately within age … (S) CCRs.

4/13/1440, Laurence Berkely of Wymonhan, … John Bellers of Kettelby and William Vyllers of Brooksby witnessed a marriage settlement. (S) Record Office of Leicestershire.

1447, Robert Wodeford against William Vyllers of Brokesby Esq. In a plea wherefore William abducted from Melton Mowbray, Ralph Wodeford, kinsman and heir of Robert Wodeford whose messuage belongs to the said Robert. [This had to do with a family feud involving the marriage of William’s daughter Elizabeth.]

Joan died.


William Villers married 2nd Agnes ?.

5/20/1450, Commission to John Stanhop, esquire, Henry Bosom, esquire, ... William Vyllers, ... and the sheriffs of Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Stafford ... to make inquisition touching all chattels of suicides and all deodands concealed from the king ... (S) CPRs.

6/28/1461, Edward IV, age 19, replaced Henry VI as King of England in London.

11/12/1477, Nicholas Gryffen', esquire, and Marina, his wife, John Vyllers, esquire, Jasper Roskyn' and William Vyllers, clerk, querents, and William Sutton', knight, Ralph Wodeford', esquire, Robert Staunton', Bartholomew Vyllers, John Farnham and John Dygby, esquire, and Katherine, his wife, deforciants. The manors of Eketylby and Sixtenby. Nicholas and Marina, John Vyllers, Jasper and William Vyllers have given them 200 pounds sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, Leicestershire.

1480, William of Brokesby in Leicestershire died; buried with Joan and Agnes in Brooksby church.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P350. (S) The Peerage of England, Collins, P271.

Family notes:

·         1479-80, son William Villers a royal page at the court of Edward IV.

Child of William and Joan:                                 

i. Helen Villiers (237693), born ~1435 in England.

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