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Saturday, May 22, 2010

G19: 475386

475386. William Villiers & 475387. Joan Bellers

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~1411, William born in England, d/o 950772. John Villers & 950773. Joan Mering.

~1415, Joan born in England, d/o 950774. John Bellers 950775. Elizabeth Sutton de Houby.

William heir to his brother John who died as a ward of the king.

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.

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.]

William Villers married 2nd Agnes ?.

1473-74, “Grantor: John Bellers, esquire; Grantee: …,and William Villers, chaplain; Place or Subject: Grant of a messuage and lands in Somerby; County: [Leicestershire].” (S) UKNA.

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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