~1405, William born in Kent, England, s/o §§Richard Hexstall & Anne Groveherst.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1430, “Indenture. Wm. Bradshawe of Milwich grants to Robt. Whatgrave Esq. Hugh de Hextall, Wm. de Hextall and Roger Sandon All lands and tenements and rents pasture etc. in Bradston Bothes, Blackmerfeld and Leek co. Staffs.” (S) UKNA.
1430, Richard Ruyton sold Eastmere manor in East Peckham parish to William Hextall. [This estate became a possession of daughter Margaret, then of her son William Whetenhall.]
4/19/1446, William’s father: William Hexstall of East Peckham, Kent, esq: original will (mentions land in Sutton). (S) UKNA.
1454, At Reading, William Hextall represented Kent as a Knight of the Shire along with John Thornbury. (S) Hist. of Kent, V1, 1797, Members of Parliament.
5/14/1455, Grant of the custody of the temporalities of the vacant see of Canterbury to ‘Humfrido Duci Bukynghamiae, Henrico Vicecomiti Bourghchier, Johanni Bourghchier Domino de Berners, Rogero Leukenore Militi, Willielmo Hextall Armigero, Richardo Bruyn Armigero, & Johanni Hay Armigero.’ (S) Rymer’s Foedera with Syllabus, V11.
12/9/1460, Release by William Hextall, esquire, cousin and next heir of Isabel de Hopton late of Ludlowe, to Thomas Gryme of Seete, of his right in a tenement, &c. described, in Ludlowe. [Salop.] (S) Cat. of Ancient Deeds, V4, 1902, A9138.
7/1/1463, Commission to levy and collect tax. … William Culpepir, William Hexstall, … in the county of Kent. (S) Fine Rolls.
8/24/1470, Letter of attorney 1) William Hexstall of East Peckham, Kent, esq. 2) John Stokle of East Peckham. Authority to deliver seisin of lands in East Peckham, Hadlow, Leigh, Nettlestead, Tonbridge, Westerham (some field names), all in Kent, to Henry Ferrers, esq, Hugh Hexstall, clerk, Thomas Hexstall and Henry Hexstall. (S) UKNA.
William of Heckstall, Staffordshire, and Peckham, died.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P204. (S) Hist. of Kent, V5, 1798, East Peckham & Horsemonden; V2, 1797, Farningham.
· 1/1429, … claim that Richard Groveherst and his wife Alice, defendants, both of Sittingbourne, Kent, herself the former wife and executor of the will of Richard Aspele, deceased, owe 20 marks … (S) CP 40/674, rot. 117.
· Richard Hextall (fl. Richard II), with wife Anne, coheir & d/o §§Sir Richard Groveherst of Horsemonden, had 2 sons, William and Henry. He resided at Hextall’s Court in East Peckham parish, Kent, with properties at Hougham, by Dover. The family was originally from Staffordshire. [Ann’s sisters: Elizabeth married Richard Tickhill; and Alice married John Petit.]
· 11/15/1465, Acquittance by Edmund Chymbeham, …, to Ralph Tykhull and Elizabeth his wife, Henry Hexstall and Joan his wife, John Honyngton and Alice his wife, and John Petit and Agnes his wife, for 100 marks, paid by them as the heirs of Richard Groveherst and Joan his wife, in accordance with the condition of a demise by Nicholas Sybile …, with remainder to the said Richard and Joan, of lands in Frennyngham, Kyngesdon, Mapelescombe, Otteford, Shoreham, Lullyngston, Lullyngstane, and Eynesford, and elsewhere in the county of Kent. (S) Ancient Deeds, V3, 1900, A5372.
Children of William and ?:
i. Joan Hexstall, born ? in England.
Joan married Sir John Bromley.
ii. Margaret Hexstall (39043), born ~1435 in England.