Sunday, May 23, 2010

625048 Guldeford-Halden

625048. William Guldeford & 625049. Joan Halden

~1348, William de Gyldeforde born in England.

~1360, Joan born in England, heir & d/o §Sir John de Halden.

1/20/1376, “Debtor: John Brocas, … Creditor: John Campden, clerk, … and William de Guildford. Amount: 1000m.” (S) UKNA.

1384, William, Hemsted, in Benenden, M.P. for Kent.

1387, William, Sheriff of Kent.

7/8/1388, “…Writ to: Sheriff of Kent. Sent by: Chancery. Endorsement: William Guildford, Sheriff, replies …”. (S) UKNA. [Multiple records similar to this exist for 1388.]

1388, Hemsted Park was already an established estate with many acres of ancient woodland, when it was granted to William de Guldeford by Richard II.

1388-94, William died.

1394, Joan, a widow, held the manor of Langham (alias Halden) in Rolvenden at half of a knight’s fee. Joan’s over-lord was Isabel, widow of Sir Richard Ponynges, assigned by the king as her dower such service as was owed by the Guldefords.

1411, Joan appealed to the Pope after being excommunicated for defiance of the religious authorities.

(S) Benenden, The Hist. and Topographical Survey of the Co. of Kent: V7, 1798.

Family notes:
• The arms of Guldeford quartering Halden were in the east window of the church of the neighboring parish of Cranbrook.

Child of William and Joan:

i. Edward Guildford (312524), born ~1385 in England.

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