369346. Lord William Orchard & 369347. Alice Trevet
~1370, William Orchyard born in Somerset, England, heir & s/o §§Robert Orchard.
~1380, William married [Alice – not documented] a coheir & d/o §§Thomas Trevet, Esq. (S) Somerset Rec. Soc., V15, 1900, P61. [The Trivet family of Devon and Somerset had been established for a long time, and there is no clear indication as to the parentage of this Thomas.]
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
1413, William’s father died.
1413, William heir to Robert Orchard, inheriting part of Huntspill Bailey manor; which Robert had received from John Orchard [who held it in 1408.] (S) Huntspill, A Hist. of the County of Somerset: V8: The Poldens and the Levels, 2004, pp. 91-112.
10/19/1413, Order to the escheator in the county of Somerset to cause William Orchard, son and heir of Robert Orchard, to have full seisin of all the lands which his father held of the king in chief or was seised of in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death, as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.
12/24/1419, William died.
2/4/1420, Order to the escheator in the county of Somerset to take into the king's hand and keep safely until further order all the lands in his bailiwick whereof William Orchard who held of the chief, was seised as of fee on the day of his death. (S) CFRs.
5/22/1420, IPM, Somerset. William Orchard. He held of the king in chief in his demesne as of fee by knight service 1/3 hamlet or manor of Bickenhall. ... 30s assize rent paid yearly ... also seised in his demesne ... yearly rent of a rose ... 1/3 curtilage adjoining in Taunton from William Borde, who held for life by grant of William Orchard ... 1/3 messuage ... held of Robert Brent, ... a meadow in Woolmersdon ... by Hugh Scathelok ... for life by grant of William Orchard, to whom the reversion belongs. He died on 24 Dec. last. Richard Orchard is his son and next heri, aged 8 years and more.
(S) Burke’s Genealogy and Heraldic History, 1847, P195. (S) Royal Families of England, V2, Burke, 1851. (S) Cal. of IsPM, Vol. XXI, Kirby & Stevenson, 2002, P171.
· William as father of Christian named in the IPM of her husband Philip.
· “Orchard ... seated in a very fertile soyle for fruite ; ... fraught with fruite trees of all sorts ...”
· John Orchard (of 1408 holding Huntspill) traced his ownership to Cecily, widow of Stephen Laundry, holding it in 1361.
· Early records of the name mention Alexander de Orchyard, 1225, County Somerset.
Children of William and Alice:
i. Christine Orchard (184673), born 11/30/1406 in Lodford, Somerset, England.
1423, “Carey, Christine, wife of Philip and sister and heiress of Richard, son and heir of William Orchard. Proof of age: Devon.” (S) UKNA.
ii. Richard Orchard, born 1412 in England.
2/5/1420, Commitment to John Hankeford and John Dabernon, … of the keeping of all the lands in the county of Somerset late of William Orchard, … until the lawful age of Richard his son and heir, together with the marriage of the said heir, … (S) CFRs.
6/21/1420, Richard died.
10/1/1420, IPM for Richard son of William Orchard. What lands came into the king’s hand by reason of Richard’s minority. [Repeat of William’s holdings.] ... Richard son of William Orchard died on 21 June last. Christine daughter of William Orchard is his sister and next heir, aged 13 yeas on 30 Nov. 1419.