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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sir Henry de Willington & Isabel de Whalesboro

1247654. Sir Henry de Willington & 1247655. Isabel de Whalesboro

1309, Henry de Wylyngton born in England, s/o 2495308. Henry de Willington & 2495309. Margaret de Freville.

~1323, Isabel born in Cornwall, England, d/o 60841836. William de Walesboro & 60841837. Joan Carminou [of Lamellen and Lancarfe, Cornwall. Complete Peerage, Gibbs, V4, 1916, P13; gives William’s son John as her father, but this is not possible by the timeline.]

1322, Henry, age 13, heir to his father, who was executed and his lands attained. (S) Hist. of St. Bruered.

12/8/1326, Grant to John Luterel, king’s yeoman, of the marriage of Henry, son and heir of Henry de Wylyngton, tenant in chief, the king’s ward. (S) CPRs.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1327, Henry’s inherited lands to be restored. (S) UKNA.

1341, ‘Precipe fust porte vers Henry fitz H. de Wylyngtoun’: James de Cokyngton brought action against Henry in respect to the manors of Gydesham and Lomene Richard [Devon]. (S) Rolls Series, 1891, P256. [See 1316 grant to Henry’s father involving Christina de Lomene.]

8/28/1345, A writ to Henry de Wylyngton, John de Beaumont, … to arrary 60 archers in Devon, 120 in Somerset, 100 in Dorset, 200 in Wiltshire, … (S) The Wars of Edward III, Rogers, 1999, P119.

3/29/1346, Writ to Henry de Wylyngton, John de Beaumont, and the sheriff of Devon informing them of the postponement of the passage because the fleet was scattered far and wide by the storms ...

6/4/1346, Letters of protection for Henry de Wylyngton, chivaler, of the retinue of Hugh de Courtenay. [Sir John fitz Payn served with Henry.]

7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.

7/26/1346 at Caen, capital of Normandy, Edward’s forces captured the city; and Raoul, Count of Eu, Constable of France, and Jean de Tancarville, Grand Chamberlain of France.

8/26/1346, Henry fought at the battle of Crecy in the 2nd division under the Earls of Northampton and Arundel. North of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. (S) Crecy & Calais, Wrottesley, 1898.

1/31/1348, “Debtor: Henry de Willington {Wilington}, knight [of the Liberty of Henbury in Glos.]. Creditor: William Bishop, a serjeant. Amount: £210.” (S) CCRs. [Cancelled on payment.]

5/21/1348, IPM of Ralph de Wylyngton, knight, Cornwall: Lanteglos by Fawy. The manor held for his life of the Prince by knight’s service, with remainder to Henry de Wylyngton, knight, and his heirs. (S) Cal. IsPM. [Henry a cousin of Ralph, who’s heir was his uncle Reynold, except for Stalpits in Shrivenham, which went Henry.]

7/5/1348, Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Stouford, John de Raleigh, Henry de Wyllyington ... on complaint of John de Bello Campo, that ... broke his park at Wobourneford ... Devon. (S) CPRs.

1348-49, The Great Pestilence [Black Death] ravaged the country of England. Property values were severely distressed because the tenants of the lands had died.

3/1349, IPM of Hugh le Despenser in Devon: Womberlegh, Lanteglos, [co. Cornwall]. The manors, with other members adjacent, held by Henry de Wilyngton for 16 knights’ fees. (S) Cal. IsPM.

5/23/1349, Henry died; held parts of fees in Gittisham, East Budleigh Hundred; Stoke Rivers; Shirwell Hundred, and elsewhere in Tiverton and Shebbear Hundred, Devon. (S) UKNA.


5/28/1349, IsPM of Henry: Henry de Wylyngton (Willington): Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Devonshire, Oxfordshire, Kent, Somerset, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire. (S) CFRs. [Sir Henry de Wyllyngton died holding the island of Lundy, previously held by his brother John, valued at £10 yearly, for 1 knight’s fee.]

1349, IsPM of Henry in Wiltshire: [The impact of the Black death] The manor of Caleston. ‘water-mills are destroyed and worthless ; of the 6 native tenants 2 have died, and their lands are in hand ; and of the 10 cottars, each of whom paid 12d. for his holdings, for have been carried off with all their family. ... woods are declared to be valueless “for want of buyer, on account of the pesticlence amongst the population ;”. (S) The Great Pestilence, Gasquet, 1893, P164.

8/20/1349, To Aymar fitz Waryn, escheator in co. Devon. Order to deliver to Isabel late the wife of Henry de Wilyngton, tenant in chief, the manors ... to hold in dower ... to wit: the manor of Womerlegh, co. Devon ... Beauford ... Langhelegh [all in Devon] ... Pultone, co. Gloucester, ... Westonbrut [both in Gloucester] ... fees ... advoswons ... (S) CCRs.

10/18/1350, Commitment to … wardship of the manor of Yate, co. Gloucester … rendering £45 yearly [10/20] … manor of Stalput, co. Berks, … rendering £16 yearly … Weston Bruyt, co. Gloucester … rendering 8 marks yearly … Frampton, co. Gloucester … rendering 20 marks yearly … Knyghton, co. Dorset … rendering 119s 10d yearly … (S) CFRs. [Some of the values later reduced, likely due to the plague.]

9/20/1355, To Richard Hody, escheator in Devon. Order to assign dower to Isabel late the wife of Henry de Wilyngton, whose oath the king has taken that she will not marry without his licence, of the manors of Stok Ryvers and Riedelcombe ... Reynold de Wilyngton held the manors ... of the inheritance of John son and heir of the said Henry, a minor in the king’s wardship, ... Isabel was married to Henry before the demise of the manors to Reynold. (S) CCRs.

(S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912. (S) Parochial ... Deanery of Trigg Manor, Maclean, V1, 1873, P384. (S) Coll’s for a Hist. of Staffordshier, V18, 1897. (S) Baronia Anglica, V1, Banks, 1844, P183.

Family notes:                                                             

·         Isabel is in some genealogies [Pole, Maclean] as d/o Sir John de Whalesborough, s/o William and Joan Carminow. This does not fit the timeline, although she may be his sister.

·         The arms of this family are described as Argent, 3 bendlets, gules. In a bordure, sable, 8 ezants.  C.S. Gilbert [1820] suggests that this family may have been a branch of the family of Valletort, as the arms were also borne by that house.

Children of Henry and Isabel:

i. John de Wilington (7605238), born 1343 in England. [Heir]

ii. Eleanor Wyllington (623827), born ~1345 in England.

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