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Sir William Paulet & Elizabeth Denebaud

77954. Sir William Paulet & 77955. Elizabeth Denebaud   

~1408, William Pawlet born in Somerset, England, s/o 155908. Thomas Paulet & 155909. Margaret Burton.

1415, Elizabeth born in Somerset, England, d/o 155910. John Denebaud & 155911. Florence L’Arcedene.

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

By 1428, William’s father died.

1428, William held the manor of Rhode of North Petherton in Somerset.

5/5/1429, Elizabet heiress to her father.

6/5/1429, Writ for IPM of John Denebawed, esquire; Somerset and Dorset; Devon and Cornwall. (S) CFRs. Dorset: He died on 5 May last. Elizabeth wife of William Poulet of Rode, esquire , is his daughter and next heir, and aged 14 and more. (S) MMC, E-CIPM 23-195.

2/12/1430, William Poulet appointed escheator of Somerset and Dorset. (S) CFRs.

5/200/1433, Commitment to Nicholas Carewe, William Poulet, … of the keeping of 30 acres … (S) CFRs.

1433-39, William knighted.

10/29/1449, John Whytyng the younger … Quitclaim of a messuage … co. Devon … Witnesses: Philip Courtenay, John Dynham, William Poulet knights … (S) CCRs.

5/16/1455, William headed a commission to enquire into the lands held by the late Alice Daubeney in Somerset.

10/12/1458, “Letter of attorney. … To deliver to Wm. Paulet, Kt. Robt. Burton, Esq. Jn. Denys of Orlegh, …, seisin of all 1’s manors in Rame, Langonet (Devon) Manelegh and Rastradock (St. Cleer) with advowson of ch. of Rame.” (S) UKNA.

4/20/1459, William on a commission to enquire in Somerset touching all felonies, etc. committed on Robert Neuton, Prior of the house of SS.

1461, Sir William Paulet patron of North Petherton Church. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, North Petherton.

6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York, deposing King Henry VI.

8/12/1463, William headed a commission to enquire about all honours, castles, lands, etc. of Sir Robert Hungerford, Lord Hungerford, in Somerset and Devon.

2/14/1465, Walter Rodeney knight, …. Quitclaim of the manor of Norlode co. Somerset, … Witnesses: … William Pawlet knights. (S) CCRs.

10/17/1466, Margaret lady Hungerford and Botreaux, to William Wadham. …, appointing him to … take possession of the manor of Cryket Thomas, …. Witnesses: William Poulet knight, … (S) CCRs.

3/8/1469, Theobald Gorges (1048626) knight, … Quitclaim of the manor of Bradpole co. Dorset, … Witnesses: William Poulet knight, … (S) CCRs.

5/20/1472, Margaret countess of Richemond to Thomas archbishop of Canterbury … Gift … lands etc. in Somerset and Devon there specified for the fulfilment of her will; appointment of … Witnesses: William Storton lord Stourton knight, John Dynham lord Dynham knight, Reynold Stourton, William Poulet and John Newton knights, Philip Beaumont, William Carant, Thomas Mallet, Robert Stowell … (S) CCRs.

1472-83, William on multiple commissions of peace for Somerset.

1474-75, “Parties: John Bysshopp & William Paulet Knight, …: Taunton. County: [Somerset].” (S) UKNA.

1480-83, “Otys Gilbert v. William Paulet, knight, feoffee to uses.: Manor of Clovelly, sold by William Cary, knight, to complainant.: Devon.” (S) UKNA.

1480-83, Plaintiffs: William Poulett, knight, son and heir of Margaret Poulett. Defendants: Otys Gilbert, esquire. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to the manors of Halberton and Bekynton. Devon. (S) UKNA.

6/26/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward V as King of England.

1/23/1484, A bill of attainder presented in parliament. “Recently before this time great troubles, disturbances, gatherings of people, conspiracies, insurrections and heinous treasons have been committed and made within this realm by various people …  plotted and planned the death and destruction of the most royal person of our said sovereign lord the king, … Amyas Paulet, son and heir of Sir William Paulet, …” (S) Parliamentary Rolls, 2005.

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

9/12/1487, William and Elizabeth Manor of Cobton, worth 10 marks, to their son Amyas Powlet, knight. (S) IPM of Elizabeth.

10/3/1491, Sir William Poulet of Rode & Hinton, St. George, co. Somerset died.


11/16/1496, Writ of Amotus for William Paulet, knight. William Paulet, knight, … and one Elizabeth his wife, long before their death were seised of the under-mentioned manors and advowson, and of a 100 messuages, 1,000a. land, 300a. meadow, 500a. pasture, 500a. wood, and £10 rent, in Thorne and the other under-mentioned places, … gave them to Amyas Poulet, knight, … He died 3 October, 7 Henry VII. The said Amyas, aged 40 and more, is his son and heir. Devon: Manor of Halperton, … (S) CIsPM.

11/17/1497, Elizabeth died.

1/23/1498, Writ for IPM of Elizabeth Pawlet, widow. One William Poulet, knight, and the said Elizabeth, were seised of the under-mentioned manor and lands in fee in her right, … (S) CIsPM.

11/10/1498, IPM of Elizabeth wife of William Pawlet, Knight. [same as previous] … Amyas Pawlet, knight, aged 40 years and more, is her son and heir. Somerset: Manor of Henton St. George … Moiety of the manor of Chaffecombe … 5 tenements, 60a. land, … Dorset: A third part of the manor of Wodeyate, … (S) CIsPM.

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic. of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain, Burke, P217.

Family notes:

·         William Paulet of Melcombe, Somerset, was contemorary with this William in the early years.

Children of William and Elizabeth:

ii. Elizabeth Paulet (38977), born ~1440 in Somerset, England.

[Elizabeth married William Cary, (92336).]

iv. Alice Paulet, born ~? in England.

Alice married her cousin John Paulet.


·         Sir William Paulet, born ~1475. 1551, created 1st Marques of Winchester. 3/10/1572, he died, age 97.

·         Sir George Paulet, born ~? in England. 1558, he died.

v. Sir Amyas Paulet, born ~1456 in England.

Amias married his cousin Margaret Paulet, sister to Alice’s husband.

1538, Amyas died at Chaffcombe manor.

Children: Hugh Paulet, born ? in England. 1573, he died possessed of Chaffcombe manor.

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