1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.
~1333, Maud born in England, d/o 1249374. William de Roos & 1249375. Margery de Badlesmere.
8/23/1334, John born in Bonthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, heir & s/o 1249372. Adam de Welle & 1249373. Margaret ?. [Baptized the same day in the church of St. Helen, Willoughby.]
9/21/1344, John’s father Adam wrote his will: ... To my son and heir John de Welle, all my armour, both for peace and war. ... (S) Early Lincoln Wills, Gibbons, 1888, P21.
2/27/1345, John, age 11 at the death of his father; wardship granted to Margaret, widow of William, Lord Roos. [His future mother-in-law]
3/23/1345, IPM of Adam de Welle. Northumberland: Ellyngton … He died on 27 February last, … John his son, aged 10 years, is his next heir. … Lincoln: … Welle. The manor … to John de Welle and Maud his wife, by the deed of Adam his father, £24 … (S) CIsPM.
1345, John contracted in marriage to Maud.
1346, Graynesby. The manor and the advowson of the church, held jointly by the deceased and Maud his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied in the king’s court between Adam de Welle, knight, John son of Adam de Welle and Maud his wife, querents, and Robert de Cokewold, parson of the church of Thrusthorp, and Alan de Thurleby, chaplain, deforciants, (S) 10/22/1361, IPM at Louth, Lincoln.
1349, John, still a minor, asked his father’s executors to make arrangements with the monks of Bardney [Bardolph] to pray daily for his ancestors: Adam de Welles and Margaret his wife; Adam the father of said Adam and Joane his wife; and for himself and Maud his wife. [His father’s executors were to purchase a rent of £10 annually from the monks out of the manor of Stepping.]
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
8/28/1354, John de Welles, Lord of Hellowe, Lincolnshire, in an assembly of Barons, Counts, and Earls at Westminster to hear about the arbitration of the Pope in the war in France.
1355, Proclamation concerning the termination of services rendered in the wars of Scotland, of John de Welles and eight others, to appear at Newcastke-upon-Tyne.
8/1/1355, Proof of age of John, son and heir of Adam de Welle. The lands are in the custody of Margery (grandmother), late the wife of William de Roos of Hamelak. Lincoln: Walter de Hamby, knight, aged 40 years, says that the said John was born at Brunthorp on Tuesday the eve of St. Bartholomew, 8 Edward III, and baptised on the same day at Wilughby in the church of St. Helen, and this he knows because, on the said Tuesday, he was in the company of John de Welle, knight, in the said church of Wilughby, who lifted the said John son of Adam de Welle from the sacred font … Simon Fitz Rauf, knight, aged 50 years, says that the said John was born at Brunthorp of Margaret wife of Adam de Welle, knight, … John Bardolf, knight, who was one of the godfathers … (S) CIsPM.
8/27/1355, John given seisin of his lands.
1357, John, 4th Lord Welles, summoned to parliament. Cumberworth ... Graynesby ... Sutton by Markeby ...
1359, John alienated in fee to William de Stayne, ... his manor of Manby with the advowson of the church and all appurtenances in Manby, Saltfletby and elsewhere ... (S) 10/22/1361, IPM at Louth, Lincoln.
10/1359, King Edward marched from Calais. The French were unwilling to meet Edward in battle, his sieges of Reims and Paris were unsuccessful.
10/11/1361, “John de Welles” died in France.
10/22/1361, Writ for IPM of John de Welles. Northumberland: Ellyngton … Cressewell … Haydin … He died on 11 October last. John de Welles his son, aged 10 years and more, is his heir. Essex: Theydone Gernon. The manor. … Northampton: Cumberworth … The manor and the advowson of the church, held jointly by the deceased and Maud his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied in the king’s court between Adam de Welle, knight, John son of Adam de Welle and Maud his wife, querents, … [long list of properties] … (S) CIsPM.
4/20/1360, Proclamation ... securing proper funeral obsequies to those who have died in foreign parts ; ... John de Welles, Chevalier, deceased.
10/22/1361, IPM of John de Welles at Louth, Lincoln. At Morpath, Northumberland: Ellyington ... Cressewell ... Haydon ... his son aged 10 years and more. At Rothewell, Northampton: Faxton ... held jointly with Maud his wife, who survives ... John de Welles his son, aged 11 years and more at Easter last ...
10/30/1361, IPM of John de Welles at Theydone, Essex: ... held jointly with Maud his wife, who survives, by gift of Adam de Welles, knight, ... John de Welles his son, aged 8 years and more ...
2/4/1362, To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to take the fealty of Maud late wife of John de Welles according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the manor of Faxton. (S) CCRs.
3/27/1373, Proof of age of John son and heir of John de Welle: ... warning Maud late the wife of John his father, guardian of the lands of his inheritance by commitment of queen Philippa, to be present and shew cause why the lands should not be restored to him. (S) IsPM, Edward III, File 235.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
12/9/1387, Maud died. “Maud late the wife of John Welle, knight: Lincolnshire.” (S) UKNA.
2/9/1389, Order to John Rokell, escheator in the counties of Essex, Northampton, Lincoln ; to take into the king's hand and keep safely until further order all the lands whereof Maud late the wife of John de Welle, who held of the king in chief, was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of her death. (S) CFRs.
3/2/1389, IPM of Maud late the wife of John de Well, knight. Lincoln: She held the manor and lands &c. as the dower due to her from the free tenement of the said John de Welle … Comberworth … She died on Wednesday after the Conception last. John de Welle, knight, aged 37 years and more, son and heir of the said John de Welle, her husband, is her son and heir. (S) CIsPM.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P874. (S) A Gen. hist. of the dormant …, Burke, P572. (S) Hist. of the Wells Family of England, Welles, 1876.
· There are multiple “John de Welles”, cousins, alive at this time. They can be differentiated by their titles, locations, and chronology.
Children of John and Maud:
i. John Welles, born 4/20/1351 in England.
John married Eleanor, d/o 1477540. John de Mowbray & 1477541. Elizabeth Seagrave.
3/27/1373, Proof of age of John son and heir of John de Welle. (S) CIsPM.
8/26/1421, John, 5th Lord Welles, died.
i. Margery de Welle (312343), born ~1355 in England.
iii. Anne Welles, born by 1360 in England.
Anne married James le Boteler.