1352, Nicholas Wahull born in England, s/o 1055424. Thomas de Wodhull.
~1363, Margaret born in London, England, d/o 1055426. John Foxcote Esq. & 1055427. Margaret Waleys.
3/1369, Due to an outbreak of the plague in London, the royal court was moved to Windsor.
8/2/1375, “ (i) Nicholas Wodhulle of Salisbury and Margaret his wife (ii) Stephen Hayme of Winchester …” (S) Hampshire Record Office Archives.
1/21/1375, Nicholas became heir to his cousin Elizabeth (age 11), grandchild of his father’s older brother John, who died without reaching majority.
Bef. 2/1375, Nicholas’ father died.
1/26/1376, Nicholas became heir to his cousin Eleanor (age 11), only sister of Elizabeth, becoming the family heir.
7/5/1376, A quitclaim of Nicholas de Wodhull to Thomas de Reynes knight, Lawrence de Pabenham knight, John Curteys of Wymynton and William de Wodhull of a yearly rent of £200 issuing from the manors of Great Wodhull, Little Wodhull and Langeford co. Bedford, by them granted to the said Nicholas. (S) CCRs.
2/14/1376 at Salisbury, IPM of Elizabeth and Eleanor, daughters and heirs of John de Wodhull, knight. Isabel [wife of John] is still alive. … Great Durneford, Little Durneford and Tyderlegh [Wilts] … Elizabeth died on Tuesday before Christmas last, and Eleanor on Monday after the Conversion of St. Paul last. Nicholas de Wodhull, aged 24 years and more, uncle of John their father, is their next heir. Northampton: Pateshull. The manor … Bedford: Great Wodhill. The manor … (S) CIsPM.
6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.
6/22/1379, Nicholas Wodhull, Robert Beverle and John de Cantilupo of Wiltesir to John Baunebury of Gloucestre. Recognisance for £80, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Wiltesir. (S) CCRs.
1379-80, Lease, for lives. By Lucy Syston, of Poterne ... Witn. Nicholas Wodhull. (S) UKNA.
10/1381, Nicholas appointed High Sheriff of Wiltshire and Keeper of the Castle of Old Sarum.
1381-82, Wiltshire: Petition of Bishop of Salisbury, on the account of Nicholas Wodehull, Sheriff. (S) UKNA.
2/18/1382, “…Endorsement: ‘I, Nicholas Wodhulle, Sheriff’ have imprisoned Robert Reading in the King's prison and valued his goods and chattels at 72s. 4d.” (S) UKNA.
[––Nicholas & Margaret––]
Nicholas married Margaret.
1385, Edmund Wodhulle and Joan his wife, pl.; Nicholas Wodhulle and Margaret his wife, def. Rent of £10 from the manors of Great Durnford, Little Durnford, and Tytherley. (S) Feet of Fines, Wiltshire.
1386, Nicholas appointed Justice of the Peace in Wiltshire.
2/12/1399, Charter of Thomas son and heir of Thomas Wake, knight ... Witnesses: John de roches and Robert Corbet, knights, Nicholas Wodhull, ... (S) CCRs.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
2/1/1403, Gerard de Braybrook died. Nicholas de Wodhull, knight, Baron of Wodhull, to retain his holdings of the manors of Odell and Langfor [Bedford] … [See 7/5/1376].
7/7/1403, Award of Sir Pierys Courtenay and William Stourton, the arbitrators in a controversy between Nicholas Wodhull, baron of Wodhull, and Thomas Calston, as to the possession of 100s. rent in Little Derneford. (S) CCRs.
1404, Nicholas, Baron of Wahull, at odds with Thomas Calston over the rent in Little Durnford. (S) Hist. of Parlaiment, Roskell, 1993.
6/14/1404, Inquisition ... Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland ... manor of Roddeston ... held of Nicholas Wodhull as of the barony of Wodhull, ... (S) CPRs.
10/30/1408 in London, Nicholas acknowledged owing Thomas Pever, William Halle and John Hals £800 … They sued for it under the statute of the staple. (S) IPM of 11/10/1410.
11/1408, Nicholas de Wahull, “dominus de Wodehille” deep in debt with counties in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.
12/16/1408, Nicholas’ Bedford manors of Odell and Langford were extended at £40 before Baldwin Pygot, sheriff, in accordance with the king’s writ, and were delivered to them [Thomas, William and John] to hold until £360 with the losses and expenses incurred was fully paid. The Northampton manor of Pattishall extended at 26 marks, 6s.8d. and delivered with the Bedfordshire manors to hold until £73 6s.8d. was fully paid.
10/24/1410, Nicholas died. Nicholas held of the manors of Great Wodhull, Langford [Bedford], and Pateshull. Daughters Edith and Margaret Wodhull jointly held the manor of Great Durnford under terms of their father’s will. Son Richard held the manors of Little Durnford and Tytherly. Heir, son Thomas, age 23 and upwards. (S) UKNA.
11/10/1410, IPM of Nicholas Wodehull. Wiltshire: He held the manors of Great Durnford and Little Durnford … before his death granted them to Thomas Peyvere, esquire, … annual values £20 and £12. He died on 24 Oct. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 21 years and more. Bedford: … manors of Odell and Langford [See 1408 records] … Northampton … Pattishall … (S) CIsPM.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P187. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912. (S) Journal of the House of Lords, V124, 1892, P198.
Children of Nicholas and Margaret:
i. Thomas Wodhull (263856), born 1387 in England. [Heir]
ii. Richard de Wodhulle, born ? in England.
~1408, Nicholas Wodhull granted to Richard de Wodhulle, his son, the manor of Langford, for a term of 15 years.
1413, Nicholas’ feoffees settled Little Durnford manor on Richard.
5/30/1414, “Carta Johannis Hanny et Johannis Man, cofeoffatorum Nicholai Wodhull similiter cum Petro Courtenay et aliis defunctis facta Ricardo Wodhull, filio predicti Nicholai, de manerio ibidem et aliis etc.”
1470, Richard died.