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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sir Walter Moyle & Margaret Graunt

78082. Sir Walter Moyle & 78083.  Margaret Graunt   

~1420, Walter Moile born in Kent, England, s/o 156164. Henry Moyle.

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

~1425, Margaret born in Devon, England, d/o 155954. William Graunt.

1441–2/14/1443, Walter reported in cases of Gray’s Inn, London.

3/12/1441, Henry Purchace citizen and grocer of London to Walter Moyle 'gentylman,' … Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels … (S) CCRs.

1442, Robert Weston to Walter Moyle, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of all the messuages, lands etc. in Clopham co. Surrey which the said Walter lately purchased of John Daweson. (S) CCRs.

1443, Walter appointed as a King’s Sergeant at Law: touching the liveries of justices, the sum of 10s. 11¼d. was allowed at Christmas for a gown and fur, and 66s. 6d. at Pentecost for a gown and livery. (S) CCRs.

1443, Richard Waller, … and John Monke v. Walter Moyle and Margaret his wife; 4 messuages, 12 tofts, a pigeonhouse, 292 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 30 acres of wood, 12 acres of heath, 12 acres of rushes in Wodyton and Okkele in Surrey, 8 acres of land in Wernham and Ruggewyke in Sussex; to Richard, etc.; Walter and Margaret and heirs of Margaret to warrant. (S) Feet of Fines, Sussex.

5/15/1444, John Sutton lord Dudley, John Fortescu, … to …, Walter Moyle serjeants at law, … Recognisance for £221 8s. 8d., …, to be levied etc. in the city of London. (S) CCRs.

~1445, Walter married Margaret. Walter of Eastwell, Kent; and Stevenstone, Devon by right of his wife.

4/4/1448, Thomas Bele citizen and tailor of London to Walter Moyle serjeant at law, … Gift of all his goods and chattels and debts in the city and suburbs of London … (S) CCRs.

7/28/1451, …  plaintiffs come, justices send record that on that day, before Nicholas Ayssheton and Walter Moyle, justices of assize, … (S) Court of the Common Pleas, CP40/757.

3/1453, At parliament … by the command of the lords were said and declared to the commons by Walter Moyle, one of the king's serjeants-at-law, … (S) Parliament Rolls, 2005.

1454, Walter a commissioner of Kent to raise money for the defence of Calais; and a King’s serjeant.

10/10/1454, … Walter Moyle than sergeant of lawe … (S) CCRs.

1455–1471, Walter a judge of the Common Pleas.

11/26/1455, John Gairgrave the elder esquire, to Walter Moyle one of the justices of the Bench … (S) CCRs.

3/23/1457, Thomas Playstowe citizen and fishmonger of London, to John Fortescue knight, Walter Moyle one of the justices of the Common Bench and Ralph Legh esquire, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in the city and suburbs of London. (S) CCRs.

11/22/1458, Thomas Courteney earl of Devon, to … John earl of Shrewsbury, John Fortescu knight, chief justice, appointed to hold pleas before the king, Walter Moyle one of the justices of the Common Bench, …  Recognisance for 5,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Devon. (S) CCRs.

1/24/1460, Margaret atte Wood of London widow, to Walter Moyle one of the justices of the Common Bench, … Gift of all her goods, property and chattels in London. (S) CCRs.

1460-65, “Walter Moile, William Roosmoderas, and John Monke, and Margaret, Alice, and Thomasine their wives, and Elizabeth Devyok, heiresses of William Graunte. v. William Whitefeld, feoffee of the said William Graunte.: Messuages and land in Stevenstone, St. Giles's, and Sebhanger.: Devon.” (S) UKNA.

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

4/8/1462, King Edward IV by letters patent appointed Walter Moyle a justice of the Bench with 110 marks annually for maintenance of his office and expenses to be paid out of the hanaper or the customs of London, Bristol and Kingston on Hull. (S) CCRs.

3/20/1465, “Letter of attorney 1 Henry Bodrugan, esq. … 2 John Trenowyth … 2 to deliver seisin to Thos. Tregarthen sen. and Joan his wife of manor of Trethek with … Witnesses: Nicholas Aysshetone, Walter Moyle, judge of Kings Bench; Hugh Courtenay, kt., …”. (S) UKNA.

12/18/1469, Walter Moile on Commission of Peace for Cornwall. (S) CPRs.

10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]

By 10/9/1470, Walter knighted, and confirmed by King Henry as a Justice of Assize. Order to the keeper of the hanaper to pay the allowances [for gowns, robes …] to the said Walter together with his fees of 40 marks as justice of the bench, and 20 marks as justice of assize. (S) CCRs.

11/10/1470, Alured Cornburgh esquire, to Thomas Tregarthen the elder, … Witnesses: Sir Walter Moyle, John Trevylian, John Trenowith, John Carmynowe, esquires … (S) CCRs.

11/28/1470, Indenture between John Seynt John and … Witnesses: Sir Robert Danby chief justice of the Bench, Walter Moyle, … knights, … justices of the Bench, Henry Sotehill king's attorney. (S) CCRs.

6/25/1472, Maud lady Willughby widow, kinswoman of Ralph late lord Cromwell, to … John Forteseu knight, Thomas Billyng chief justice of the king's Bench, …, Walter Moyle, … knights, … Demise and quitclaim … (S) CCRs.

12/11/1479, Walter wrote his will in which he founded charity: “two acres of arable land were to be delivered in fee simple to ‘three or four honest and trusty men,’ to the use of the church of Eastwell.” (S) Black’s Tuide to Kent, 1874, P160.

Bef. 7/31/1480, Walter, Knt., died; buried at Mary of Eastwell. (S) Will probated.

1/20/1491, [Abstract] Margaret, relict of Walter Moyle, Knight, directs that her body be buried in the quire of the blessed Mary of Estewell, close to the sepulture of the said Walter Moyle, bequesths 40s. to the fabric of the steeple of Charyng, and mentions Richard and John Moyle, her sons, and Lucia Clerke, her daughter. (S) Nicholas’ Testamenta Vetusta, V2, P402.

Bef. 6/1/1493, Margaret died.

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P534. (S) NEG&HR, 1874, P74. (S) The Judges of England, Foss, 1851, P445.

Child of Walter and Margaret:

i. Lucia Moyle (39041), born ~1450 in Kent, England.

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