1390, William born in Wiltshire, England, 3rd s/o 1901144. William Darell & 1901145. Elizabeth ?.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
12/8/1400, Elizabeth born in Chelrey, Berks, England, heir & d/o 1901146. Thomas Calston & 1901147. Joan Chelrey.
By 1407, Elizabeth’s mother died.
1407, Elizabeth heiress to her grandfather Thomas de Childrey [Chelrey].
By 1411, William’s father died.
1411, “Darell, Willliam. Proof of age: Berks” (S) UKNA.
9/17/1411, Commission, by mainprise of William Darell and Richard Waller of the county of Sussex, … (S) CPRs.
2/17/1412, Commitment to Thomas Brounflete, ' chivaler,' and John Halle of the county of Sussex of the keeping of all the lands in the counties of Berks, Hertford and London which belonged to Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth his wife, … by reason of the minority of Sibyl, one of their daughters and heirs, and of Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan late his wife, a second daughter and heir of the said Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth … together with the marriage of Sibyl, … (S) CFRs.
5/20/1412, Commission … county of Wilts … county of Sussex … keeping of all lands late of Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth his wife … heiresses of the said Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth and Elizabeth the daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan his late wife, the other of the daughters and heiresses, to hold from the death of Elizabeth, … (S) CPRs.
12/21/1412, Indenture whereby William Darell agrees to marry Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Thomas Calston, esquire, before St. Andrew's day next, and the said Thomas and Marin his wife undertake to enfoef certain persons named with Litlecote manor and 100s. … remainder to the said William Darell and Elizabeth in tail, … Thomas shall make to the latter a sure estate, in tail, after his own death, in the remainder of Knyghton manor and of his messuage of Beaule by Lacok, … in the county of Wilts or elsewhere, except his lands etc, in the county of Dorset, a messuage which Thomas Coke holds in Marleburgh, and another maessuagee in Devizes etc, in consideration of which Darell is to pay Calston £300 immediately after the making of the said feoffments. (S) UKNA.
1412-3, “Grantor: Maurice Russell, knight; … Grantee: Thomas Calston, esquire Subject: Demise, indented, for life, of lands etc., in Marlborough which they had from the said Thomas and which revert at his death to William Darell and Elizabeth his wife County: (Wiltshire).” (S) UKNA.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
12/10/1414, Writ for proof of age of Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan his wife, daughter of Thomas Chelrey, wife of William Darell, aged 14 years and more on 8 Dec. last. … (S) IsPM, Henry V, File 268.
10/1414 at Beueleye, Thomas Calston esquire to Elizabeth his daughter and heir, wife of William Darell, and to the heirs of her body, with remainder to William Darell and the heirs of his body, remainder to John Darell and the heirs of his body, remainder to the right heirs of William Darell. Grant with warranty of the reversion of the manor of Beueleye … etc. in Beueleye, Lacoke and Natton co. Wilteshire …; and proviso that during his own life every impeachment, claim, action etc. for waste or estrepement against him or his assigns shall be void, and the said William Darell, Elizabeth and John shall therefrom be barred. Witnesses: Walter Hungerforde, Walter Beauchamp knights, … (S) CCRs.
2/1415, William Darell and Elizabeth his wife, of the diocese of York. (S) Lateran Regesta, 161.
7/8/1415, 2 parts of a fine for 100 marks. William Darell, John Darell [his uncle], …, querents, Richard Brigge and w. Katerine, deforciants. [Sussex] (S) UKNA.
3/26/1416, Commission to William Cheyne, John Martyn, … to enquire into the petition of William Darell, … of the manor of Merdale, co. Kent, … (S) CPRs.
1418, William Darell escheator of Kent and Middlesex. (S) UKNA.
1418, Elizabeth heir to her father, inheriting the manor of Littlecote, Wiltshire.
6/23/1418, To the escheator in Berkshire. Order to give William Darell and Elizabeth his wife seisin of her purparty of the lands…, and upon proof of the age of Sibyl, whom Thomas Bekyngham esquire took to wife, the king took his fealty, and ordered the escheator to give him and the said Sibyl seisin of her purparty, keeping in his hand until further order the purparty of Elizabeth daughter of Thomas [Calston]; and William Darell, who has taken her to wife, proved her age before Peter Besyles knight late escheator, and the king has taken his fealty, and for 1 mark paid in the hanaper has respited until Christmas next his homage. (S) CCRs.
3/5/1419, Commission of array … for defense against the king of Castile and Leon, who has prepared a great armada of ships, … William Cheyne, ‘chivaler,’ … William Darell, … county of Wilts. (S) CPRs.
7/5/1419, Commission to William Darell and the sheriff and escheator in the county of Wilts … (S) CPRs.
4/26/1420, Bond of Roger Alwyne, Wilts, gentleman, to William Darell, lord of Knyghton, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife, of the same county. (S) Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office.
10/28/1420, William Darell esq. holds in fee tail of Thomas Romesye, knight, and Joan his wife the manor of Coombe Bisset, Wiltshire. (S) Cal. of IsPM, 2002, P170.
1421, William, High Sheriff of Wiltshire. (S) UKNA.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
10/1/1422, Commitment of the county of Wilts. to William Darell so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs. [Multiple records.]
1423, Inquisition before William Rogger, steward of William Darell, of the latters manor court of East Sutton, with the consent of William Darell ... (S) Cal. of Inquisitions, 2003, P3.
5/1/1423, William, as sheriff of Wiltshire, ordered the mayor and citizens to elect two coroners by the king’s writ.
2/15/1424, William Darell [actually his wife], heir of Elizabeth, widow of Thomas de la Pole. (S) UKNA. [Elizabeth de la Pole was 1st married to Thomas Chelrey. She is Elizabeth Calston’s maternal grandmother.] (S) Historical Notices of Parishes of Sycombe and Ewelme, Napier, 1858, P312.
4/7/1424, Release by John Burdayn, to William Darell and Elizabeth his wife, and the latter's heirs, of all his right in Knyghton manor and in 100s. rent in Little Derneford which he and others (named) had of the grant of Henry Popham. Witnesses:- Stephen Popham, knight, and others. (S) UKNA.
3/1/1425, “Grant by William Horshull to William Darell, and Elizabeth his wife, of lands, &c., in the vill and fields of Knysteton, in the parish of Remmesbury. Witnesses:- William Sturmy, knight, and others (named): Wilts.” (S) UKNA.
3/1/1426, Quit-claim (1) William Covyntre, (2) William Darell. Lands, tenements, etc., which William Darell and William Covyntre had of the gift of Thomas Blaunchard in Colyngbourne Valence, Afton and elsewhere in the hundred of Kenewardeston. Witnesses: William Esturmy, Kt., John Lisle, ... [Wiltshire.] (S) UKNA.
1426-27, “Defeasance to a bond from William Darell, esquire, to Margaret Dyneley, for 40 marks. New S(arum?). (Wilts.?)” (S) UKNA.
8/1/1426, Commission … William Darell, … to take at le Pole the muster of 100 men at arms and 300 archers, [who are about to proceed to France with] … Robert Hungerford, knight … Richard Stafford, knight, … (S) CPRs.
1427-8, William, High Sheriff of Wiltshire.
1427-32, William, M.P. of Wiltshire.
4/1428, Wilts. William Darell and Elizabeth, his wife, sued Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester, and 11 others, for the manor of Axeford, co. Wilts, and lands in Heydone, co. Dorset, which they claimed under the terms of a Fine levied in 9 E. 2, by Hildebrand de London and Margaret, his wife. (S) Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls,
1428, William and Elizabeth settled the manor of Putteridge, parish of Offley, Hertford, on themselves, in tail, with remainder to William's brother John. (S) Hist. of Co. of Herford, V3, 1912.
5/6/1430, William Darell, … to Walter Hungerforde knight lord of Haytesbury and Homet, John Tiptoft knight lord of Powys, …. Charter of demise and feoffment of all the grantors' messuages, lands, …. Witnesses: William lord Botreaux, Humphrey Stafforde, Stephen Popham knights, … (S) CCRs.
12/1430, Walter Hungerforde knight, lord of Haytesbury and Homet, to William Darell and Robert Longe, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Rowelegh. (S) CCRs.
1430-41, John Seymour to William Darell, his uncle: request for the speedy conclusion of business in Wiltshire, entrusted to them. (S) UKNA.
7/20/1431, Commitment to William Darell and William Fynderne, … county of Wilts, … of the keeping of all the lands late of Robert de la Mare of Aldermanston, co. Berks, … until the full age of the heir. (S) CFRs.
7/12/1432, John Wylkynnes … for not appearing … William Darell, esquire, touching a plea of 40£. 3s. 4d. Wilts. (S) CPRs.
10/31/1433, IPM of John Tiptoft, knight, Lord Tiptoft and Powis. Dorset. ... East Bagelake ... annual rent of £10 13s. 4d. payable to William Darell, esquire , Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of Elizabeth ... Elizabeth is the heir of Robert de London ... He had issue: Hildebrand de London ... as son and heir was seised as of fee and right, and had issue: Robert and Maud ... Maud was seised as of fee and right as sister and heir, and married Richard de Combe ... They had issue: Richard and Felice. ... Richard the son ... died without heir of his body. Felice was seised as of fee and right as sister and heir, and married Laurence de Calston. They had issue: Thomas ... had issue: Elizabeth, now the wife of William Darell . (S) IsPM.
5/1/1434, Commissioners in Wilts to receive the oath of the following … Robert Hungerford, knight, … William Darell … (S) CPRs.
11/10/1436, Thomas Ynge to … lands, rents and services in Funtell Gyffarde co. Wiltesir, … Witnesses: John Stourton, William Beauchamp, … knights, William Darell, …, William Besyle esquires. (S) CCRs.
3/12/1437, “Demise by Thomas Criklade, to William Darell, esquire, of his manor of Beverisbroke, with the advowson of the chapel there, and lands, &c., in Calston, which Criklade had by the gift of John Worston: Wilts.” (S) UKNA.
1438-1441, William on commission of array for co. Wiltshire 4 times.
3/4/1439, Demise by William Darell of Litilcote, co. Wilts, esquire, to William Darell, son and heir of John Darell [his uncle], in tail, of all the lands etc, which lately belonged to Margaret, sister and one of the heirs of Thomas Baret [John’s wife]. (S) UKNA.
3/19/1439, Commission for a notable loan to the King … Walterhungerford, knight, John Stourton, knight, William Darell. Wilts. (S) CPRs.
4/24/1442, William and Elizabeth his wife mentioned as previously holding land of the manor of Eggewere, co. Middlesex. (S) CPRs.
3/12/1443, William on a commission of array for Wiltshire. (S) CPRs.
1/28/1444, Commission to … John Stourton, knight, … William Darell, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife, have made petition … whereas Robert de London, whose heir Elizabeth is … in the time of Edward I … lands called ‘Hallynges manere’ in Langebredie, co. Dorset … Robert had issue, Hildebrand de London, to whom after Robert’s death … and from him to his son Robert, who died without heir, and to his daughter Maud, who married Richard de Combe, and from them to Richard their son, who died without heir … and to Felicia, their daughter, who married Laurence Calston, and from them to Thomas, their son, and from him to the said Elizabeth, his daughter, who with her said husband was seized thereof, until they were disturbed of late by the king’s officers … (S) CPRs.
7/10/1444, To the escheator in Dorset, and the receiver general of the duchy of Cornwall. Order to put William Darell esquire and Elizabeth his wife again in possession of a yearly rent of £10 13s. 4d., to be taken of certain lands in the town of Langebredie co. Dorset. … as upon their petition, shewing that Robert de London, whose heir the said Elizabeth is, was seised of that rent in time of King Edward I, … he had issue Hildebrand de London and died thereof seised, that the same descended to Hildebrand as son and heir, that he had issue Robert and Maud and died thereof seised, that the same descended to Robert as son and heir, who died thereof seised without issue, that from him the same descended to Maud as sister and heir, that she took to her husband Richard de Combe, that they had issue Richard and Felicia, that Richard the father died, and Maud died thereof seised, that after her death the same descended to Richard the son as her son and heir, that he died thereof seised without issue, that after his death the same descended to Felicia as sister and heir, that she took to her husband Lawrence Calstone, that they had issue Thomas, that Lawrence died, and Felicia died thereof seised, that after her death the same descended to Thomas as her son and heir, that he had issue the said Elizabeth and died thereof seised, that the same descended to her, and she and her husband were thereof seised, … (S) CCRs.
9/29/1446, Demise by Robert Rolleston, clerk, to William Darell, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife, of the manor of Est Sutton, co. Kent, with the mill of Kymer in Ocle, co. Sussex, with the services, mills, fisheries &c. belonging, which he had, jointly with the said William, John Darell, esquire, and Roger Ryman, deceased. (S) UKNA.
10/26/1449, Order to the eacheator in the county of Berks … Walter Hungerford on the day of his death … 12 messuages, 160 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow in Hungerford … of the demise of William Darell, … (S) CFRs.
3/4/1450 at London, Conveyance (feoffment). William Darell and w. Elizabeth to son Richard Darell. Manor of East Sutton and mill of Keymer in Ockley (Suss). (S) UKNA.
1450-52, William died.
1452-53, Grant by Giles de Brigge, esquire, to Thomas Brigge, his son and heir, and Florence his wife, daughter of the late William Darell, esquire, deceased, and Elizabeth his wife, of a yearly rent of 100s., out of the grantor;'s manor of Elffelde. (S) UKNA.
5/28/1453, Receipt of Giles Brigges, esq., for 200 marks paid by Elizabeth Darrell, widow of Sir William Darrell. (S) UKNA.
8/4/1454, Demise by Elizabeth Darell to William Man, and Agnes his wife, of two-thirds of the manor of Hakyston: Wilts. (S) UKNA.
3/1456, Demise by Elizabeth Darell, of the county of Wilts, widow, to William Heron, citizen and haberdasher of London, of all her lands, with shops, cellars, solars, &c., in the parish of St. Mary Magdalene, Milk Street, except quitrents. (S) A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancienct Deeds, V1, 1890, P409.
6/18/1464, Elizabeth died: “Darell, Elizabeth Dors, Wilts, Berks, London, Herts” (S) UKNA, IPM. (S) Hist. of Noble House of Stourton, Botolph, 1899, P207.
12/23/1464, To Ralph Josselyn mayor of the city of London and escheator … Order to give George Darell esquire livery of the messuages, rent and chambers … as it is found by inquisition, … that Elizabeth Darell at her death held 2 messuages in London, namely in the parish of St. Mary Magdalene in 'Milkestrete' in 'Cripulgate' ward, 40s. of yearly quit rent … 4 messuages in the parish of St. Mary 'Wollechirche' in Walbroke ward, a messuage in the parish of St. Clement in Langburne ward, and 4 messuages with 13 chambers therein built situate in an alley in the said parish of St. Clement; … the said George is her son and next heir, and is of full age; and the king has taken his fealty due for the same and for other lands in Wiltshire and Dorset. (S) CCRs.
Children of William and Elizabeth:
i. George Darell (950658), born ~1420 in Wiltshire, England. [Heir]
ii. Constantyn Darell (475286), born 1427 in Wiltshire, England.
iii. Florence Darell, born ? in England.
By 1452, Florence married to Thomas Brigge.
2/10/1453, Grant by Giles de Brigge, esquire, to Thomas Brigge, his son and heir, and Florence his wife, daughter of the late William Darell, esquire, deceased, and Elizabeth his wife, of a yearly rent of 100s., out of the grantor's manor of Elffelde. (S) Ancient Deeds, V1, 1890.