1249372. Baron Adam de Welles & 1249373. Margaret Bardolf
History of the Welles Family in England and Normandy: With the Derivation from Their Progenitors of Some of the Descendants in the United States
1304, Adam born in England, 2nd s/o 2498744. Adam de Welles & 2498745. Joan d’Engayne.
9/1/1311, Adam’s father died; his brother Robert the heir.
6/1/1315, Adam’s mother died.
1320, Adam, age 16, heir to his brother Robert, 3rd Baron Welles.
1326, Adam gave proof of age.
1328-9, “Alina de Furnyvall to settle one third of the manor of Skendleby on herself for life with remainder to Adam de Welle and his heirs …” (S) UKNA.
11/4/1330, “Covenant between Adam de Welle, Knt., and Alice de Furnyvall …” (S) UKNA.
3/21/1333 from Pontefract; letter sent to Adam de Welles, “Proclamation … to summon the Army of England to appear at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, … against our enemies the Scots.”
1332-44, Adam summoned to parliament.
3/1/1334, “Adam de Welle, son of Adam de Welle … Welle requests a writ to the justices to proceed in his suit against Bacon for rent in Beesby …” (S) UKNA.
1335, Adam participated in the wars in Scotland with Edward III.
1336, Adam called to a council of Lords and Barons and Pelates concerning passages between the King of France and David Bruce.
1337, Thomas de Newmarch, … named a Custos portuum et
littorum in conjunction with Sir John de Wylughby, William Deyncourt, and Adam
de Welles. (S) The Newmarch Pedigree, Newmarch, 1868, P19.
8/26/1337, Licence … a chaplain to celebrate devine service daily in the church of St. Margaret, Wythern, for the good estate of … Adam de Welles, knight, and Margaret, his wife, in life, … and for the souls of the fathers, mothers, ancestors, and successors … (S) CPRs.
1338, Adam called to a convention of Prelates and Noblemen for the maintenance of peace during the absence of the king beyond the seas. [Adam a signer.]
3/7/1339, “John de Kele son of Ralph de Kele to Adam de Welle knight …” (S) UKNA.
1339, Adam and 3 others supplied 350 men to resist an invasion from abroad.
9/10/1340, Appointment … array of the men in the county for defense against the French in the absence of the king beyond the seas, … in the parts of Kesteven, co. Lincoln, under Thomas Wake of Lidell and Adam de Welles. (S) CPRs.
11/12/1342, Adam summoned to Brittany by the King.
1343, Adam served in France with 10 men-at-arms and 10 archers.
1344, Adam de Welles received the reversion of the remaining third of Faxton on the death of Clemence de Vescy. (S) History of the County of Northampton, V4, 1937.
1345, Adam died. “Adam de Welle: Northumberland, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Essex.” (S) UKNA.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P874. (S) A Gen. hist. of the dormant …, Burke, P572. (S) History of the Welles Family of England, Welles, 1876.
Children of Adam and Margaret:
i. John de Welle (624686), born 8/23/1334 in England. [Heir]
ii. Margaret de Welles (7605673), born ~1340 in England.