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Thursday, May 27, 2010

John Wadham Esq. & Elizabeth Popham

950640. John Wadham Esq. & 950641. Elizabeth Popham

~1415, John born in England, 1901280. William Wadham & 1901281. Margaret Cheselden.

1425, Elizabeth born in England, coheir & d/o 1901282. Sir Stephen Popham & 1901283. Margaret Reade.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

~1443, John married Elizabeth and gained multiple possessions. Merrifield, Somerset, becoming their residence. (S) Hist. & Antiq. Somerset, V1, Collison, 1791, P48.

1443, “Robt. Warre, …, esq., to Edmund, Marquess of Dorset, …, John Stourton, knt., Giles Daubeney, knt., …, Wm. Wadham, …, John Wadham, …, Ric. Lutrell, Ric. Bikcomb', … & John Danys [...] Estate in the Ms. of Hestercomb & Baghay & moiety of M. of Bradford; …in Som. [...] …”. (S) UKNA.

11/12/1444, Elizabeth’s father died, her step-mother Beatrice surviving.

11/14/1444, IPM of Stephen Popham, Knight. Wiltshire. ... His daughters and next heirs are Elizabeth, the wife of John Wadham, aged 18 and more; ... (S) IsPM, 26-377.

Aft. 1444, John Wadham and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and heir to Sir Stephen Popham, knight, and Margaret, his wife, daughter and heir of Nicholas Rede, esquire. v. Sir John Stourton and Sir John de Lyle, knights; Beatrice, late the wife of the said Sir Stephen, and other feoffees of the said Sir Stephen.: The manor of Fisherton, which the said Sir Stephen agreed to settle on the said Elizabeth at her marriage.: Wilts. (S) UKNA.

1451, John’s father died. (S) CFRs.

1460-64, Plaintiffs: John Wadham, esq. Defendants: Hugh Malett, esq. Subject: Refusal to settle the manors of Lydeard and Oake, as agreed, upon the marriage of petitioner's daughter with the said Hugh's son. Somerset. (S) UKNA.

10/12/1462, Commission to John Cheyne, esquire, John Sydenham the elder, esquire, John Wadham, …, John Sydenham the younger, … to enquire what lands Joan, late the wife of Hugh Champernon, esquire, held in chief or otherwise in the counties of Somerset and Dorset on the day of her death …”. (S) CPRs, 1897, P231.

1463, John died.


1463, Elizabeth Wadham, with her half sisters Majory Hampden, Elizabeth Boteler, and Alice Forester, heirs to cousin John, s/o Sir John Popham, brother of Henry, father of Stephen. [These properties had been entailed for male heirs, which were now extinct.] (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V4, 1911, West Tytherley with Buckholt.

By 1376, Elizabeth died.

(S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893. (S) Records of Romsey Abbey, Living, 1906, P258. (S) Collections, Illustrating the Hist. of the Catholic Religion, Oliver, 1857, P92.

Children of John and Elizabeth:

i. John Wadham (475320), born ~1445 in England.

ii. Margery Wadham, born ? in England.

iii. Alice Wadham, born ? in England.

Alice married Nicholas Stukeley, s/o Hugh.

iv. Edward Wadham, born ? in England.

Edward of Pole Anthony, Tiverton.