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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lord Walter Reynell & Joan Bassingbourne

623832. Lord Walter Reynell & 623833. Joan Bassingbourne    

1325, Walter Raynell born in Cambridgeshire, England, s/o 1247664. John Reynell & 1247665. Maud de Fulborne.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1334, Joan born in Cambridgeshire, England, heir & d/o 1247666. John Bassingbourne & 1247667. Joan le Fraunceis.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

~1353, Walter married Joan, acquiring lands in ‘Lamsyde’, Devon, to hold for his wife’s lifetime.

1375, Walter served at sea in the retinue of Sir Philip Courtenay. (S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993.

6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1381, Walter executed a deed. (S) Existant in 1838 with his seal affixed: legend ‘Sigillum Walteri Reynell’.

9/24/1382, “Debtor: John Trebartha of Cornwall. Creditor: Walter Reynel [of Cornwall] Amount: £40.” (S) UKNA.

2/20/1384, Walter given protection for one year for going to Ireland on the king’s service in the company of Philip de Courtenay, the king’s lieutenant in Ireland. (S) CPRs. [To act as attorney in Ireland for 2 years for the prior of St. Nicholas, Exeter.] (Not the Son – he was Controller of the stannaries, duchy of Cornwall 1382-86.)

3/13/1385, “Insperximus … in favour of Walter Reynell, of letters patent under the king’s Irish seal, dated at Dublin, 27 January, 7 Richard II …” (S) CPRs.

1385, Walter died [likely in Ireland]; seized of the manor of East Ogwell, Devon.


1391, Joan, coheir to her brother Robert of Bassingbourne, the manor in Fordham.

By 1392, Joan married 2nd William Begg.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

Bef. 1412, Joan died.

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Hist. … Burke, P447. (S) 1620 Visitation of Devon.

Children of Walter and Elizabeth:

[Daughters: Joan Sackville & Maud Pyne.]

i. Walter Reynell (311916), born ~1355 in Cambridgeshire, England.

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