625052. Lord Thomas Waller Esq. & 625053. Katherine ?
~1335, Thomas Wallere born in Lamberhurst, Kent, England, s/o §§Henry de Waller. (S) Burkes Gen.&Her. Hist., V40, 1878, P1226.
~1340, Katherine born in England.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349. [England would lose about a third of its population, France about a fourth.]
By 1358, Thomas’ father died.
11/28/1358, Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Notton ... on complaint by Thomas Chaumpeneys that Thomas Wallere of Lamberherst, ... Richard de Multon ... assaulted him at Wadeherst, co. Sussex. (S) CPRs. [Similar complaint by the abbot of Begehamme.]
[––Thomas & Katherine––]
~1360, Thomas married Katherine.
1360, Thomas Wallere v. Thomas Kyngewod and Joan his wife; 14 acres in Lamberherst; to Thomas Wallere for 10 marks. (S) Sussex Fines, V3, 1916.
1360, Thomas bought Groombridge in Tunbridge Wells, Sussex [Kent] from John, Lord of Clinton and Saye.
9/10/1374, ‘Thomas Wallere de Sussex’, ‘Teste Rege, apud Westm’. (S) Foedera, Litteraem & Acta Publica, Rymer, 1830, P1010.
6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1377, William Brenchesle, kt., Thomas Wallere and John Brook sue for rent in court against Robert atte Wode of Tonbridge and Agnes his wife.
2/11/1378, Indenture made between Sir John Pecham clerk, William Brenchesle and Thomas Wallere of the one part and Sir Thomas Colpepir and Eleanor his wife of the other part, witnessing the grant of a yearly rent of £100 of all lands in Kent which the first parties have by feoffment of Sir Thomas. (S) CCRs.
7/21/1380, Thomas of Woodstock led 5200 men in support of the barons of Brittany, landing at Calais. ‘Thomas Wallere’ an ‘Esquire’ in the retinue of the Earl of Stafford. (S) Coll’s Hist. Staffordshire, V14, 1893, P232.
11/1380, Thomas at the siege of Nantes.
1/1381, The army returned to England.
6/20/1381, Appointment of Thomas Wallere, John Wallere, and Thomas Mapelhurst to arrest , ... of Lambherst ... (S) CPRs.
4/19/1385, Pardon to John Stephen, for not appearing to answer Thomas Wallere the elder, touching trespasses. (S) CPRs.
4/29/1386, Pardon to Stephen Pysyngden for not appearing to answer William de Ecchyngham, knight, and Thomas Wallere the Elder, touching trespasses. (S) CPRs.
1387, Thomas Wallere of Rotherfield and Katherine his wife grant to William Brenchesle and John Brook all their lands, rents and services in Rotherfield, Withyhamme, Wadeherst, Lamberherst, Little Horsted, Alfrychston and Buckstedt.
9/21/1388, “John Wallere requests pardon for the death of Richard Walkstede, for which he is indicted and outlawed … Thomas Wallere of Lamberhurst, father of the petitioner.” (S) UKNA.
4/27/1390, John Petlyngbury grants to Thomas Wallere and John Brooke rents with reliefs etc. of the grantor's tenants in Kent. (S) CCRs.
12/1391, Thomas died; buried at Speldhurst. (S) Hist. of Speldhurst, Mackinnon, 1902, P17.
3/10/1423, Katherine, relict of Thomas Wallere de Lamberhurst, wrote her will: To William Wallere my son, monk of Batayle 20s. To Ralph my son 10 marcs. To Katherine Mawfeld my daughter 10 marcs. Residue to John Wallere my son, executor.
Bef. 8/7/1424, Katherine died. (S) Will proved. (S) Medieval & Tudor Kent Wills, Book 22.
· At the time of Thomas, Lamberhurst was part of Sussex, now in Kent.
· Plaque erected in Speldhurst Church in 1826 by Sir T. W. Waller, Bart. ... ‘To the memory of the Waller family (descended from Alured de Waltur of Newark, Notts, who died A.D. 1183), who were settled at Groombridge in this parish from 1360 to 1604.’ Names on plaque:
· “David de Waller, Master of the Rolls to King Edw. III. Ob. 1360.” [Thomas’ uncle.]
Children of Thomas and ?:
i. Richard Waller (312526), born 1361 in England.
ii. John Waller, born ~1363 in England.
iii. Thomas Waller, born ~1365 in England.
11/6/1390, “Thomas At Reed of Bocherst in Wadeherst to Thomas Colepepyr, knt., Thomas Wallere junr., John Chytecrofte, …”. (S) UKNA.