7/22/1304, Adam born in England, 2nd s/o 2498744. Adam de Welle & 2498745. Joan d’Engayne.
~1305, Margaret born in England. [See Family notes.]
9/1/1311, Adam’s father died; his brother Robert the heir.
6/1/1315, Adam’s mother died.
1320, Adam’s older brother Robert died.
8/29/1320, IPM of Robert son of Adam de Welle. Northampton: Faxton. Two parts of the manor … Adam de Welle his brother, aged 16 on the feast of St. Mary Magdalen last, is his next heir. Lincoln: … (S) CIsPM.
10/28/1320, To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Wyberton, co. Lincoln, … lands of Robert de Well, … that Robert held at his death a third of the said manor in his demesne as of fee of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, by fee-ferm, and that the manor ought to be divided between Adam de Well and John de Well, brothers of the said Robert. (S) CCRs.
2/12/1326, Pursuant to a fine levied in the court of Edward I … between Robert son of Walter, complainant, and John Engayne and Joan his wife, deforciants, of the manor of Teydene Gemon … Robert acknowledged the said manor to be the right of the said Joan … remainder to Walter, son of the said Robert, and to Joan his wife, … Adam de Welle, a minor in the king's ward, is the son and hen of the said Joan, late the wife of Walter … (S) CFRs.
1326, Adam gave proof of age.
9/12/1326, Adam de Welle, brother and heir of Robert de Welle ... to have seisin of all the lands of his inheritance ... (S) CCRs.
1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.
1328, 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, retaining rent in Swaledale (York.). Lincoln. York. The same to grant woodland in Willoughby to Eudo de Billisby and Andrew his son. Lincoln. (S) UKNA.
11/4/1330, “Covenant between Adam de Welle, Knt., and Alice de Furnyvall, that whereas the former is held to the latter in an annual rent of £26 due during her lifetime from the manors of Theydengernoun and ....Madeles, in Essex viz. at Easter £13 and at Michaelmas £13, the said Alice wishes that in any year in which the said Adam or his heirs shall pay to her his letters of acquittance at Theydon Gernoun in respect of the rent of £12. within a month of the said term, the said Adam and his heirs shall go quit of the remaining 20sh. of the said £13 of the same term.” (S) UKNA.
10/13/1331, Geoffrey Ryder of Houden' and Agnes, his wife, querents, and Adam de Welle, deforciant. 5 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow in Wytheryn. (S) Feet of Fines, Licncolnshire.
3/21/1332, Adam on a commission of peace for co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
1332-44, Adam summoned to parliament.
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.”
7/1333, Edward defeated David II and the Scots at Hallidon Hill in Scotland; then captured Berwick-upon-Tweed.
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.
6/6/1334, Protection for going to Scotland: Sir Adam de Welle, and Ralph de Rideford, Walter de Bavent, John Barbour; Robert Sarson, William Goderede, John de Welle, Robert Darcy junior, Laurence de Mountfort, John Darcy le fitz, Peter Bavent, Simon Clathorp, William de Stayn, Patrick de Hagenby, William de Fetheryngheye, and Roger Dalford, all with Adam. (S) Cal. of Docs. Relating to Scotland.
11/25/1334, King Edward, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, again invaded Scotland, advancing as far as Roxburgh, where he repaired the castle for his use.
6/24/1335, Adam participated in the wars in Scotland with Edward III in which he was knighted. King Edward, leaving from Carlisle, ravaged towns throughout Scotland.
1336, Adam called to a council of Lords and Barons and Pelates concerning passages between the King of France and David Bruce.
1336, Quitclaim by William de Teye to Dom.Adam de Welle, lord of Welle in Lyndeseye, Knt. of all the lands etc. in Theydene Gernoun and Theydene Boys which the said Adam had from him by grant and feoffment. (S) UKNA.
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.
4/1339, Indenture between Mons. John la Warre and Mons. Adam de Welle on behalf of Roger la Warre and Elizabeth his wife. John la Warre grants to Roger and Elizabeth la Warre the castle and manors of Ewyas, ... if Joh wishes to discharge sustaining ... Roger and Elizabeth ... (S) Cat. Manu.’s Relating to Wales, V3, Brit. Mus., 1908, P547.
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.
12/16/1341, Adam de Welle on a commission of peace for co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
11/12/1342, Adam summoned to Brittany by the King. King Edward fought an indecisive campaign against the French.
1343, Adam served in France with 10 men-at-arms and 10 archers.
11/9/1343, Acquittance by Alice de Furnyvall to Dom. Adam de Welle Knt. of £48 being full payment of 2 years' rent next following the present date of a rent of £26 which the said Adam has granted to her for term of her life from the manors of Theydon Gernon, Hemynhales and Madeles, Essex. (S) UKNA.
1/16/1344, Licence for William Deyncourt to grant in tail to William son of William Deyncourt and Margaret daughter of Adam de Well the manor of Blaunkeney (80 acres of wood and knight’s fees excepted) held in chief … Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
1344, Adam de Welles received the reversion of the remaining third of Faxton on the death of Clemence de Vescy. (S) Hist. of the County of Northampton, V4, 1937.
7/6/1344, Alan son of Ralph Scortrath given protection to go to Scotland with Adam de Welle. (S) Cal. of Docs. Relating to Scotland.
Margaret died before Adam.
9/21/1344, Adam wrote his will: To be buried at Grenefeld, in the Chapel of B.V.M., which my father build, near my wife Margaret, on the East side. To my son and heir John de Welle, all my armour, both for peace and war. Daughters Johan de Cauntelou’ (and her son Nicholas), Elizabeth Warre, Margaret Deyncurt. My sisters Margaret & Cecilia, nuns of Grenefeld. My brother John. (S) Early Lincoln Wills, Gibbons, 1888, P21.
3/4/1345, Adam de Welle, knight, of the diocese of Lincoln, received an indult to choose his confessor. (S) Cal. in the Papal Reg.’s, V3, 1897, P178.
2/27/1345, Adam died. “Adam de Welle: Northumberland, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Essex.” (S) UKNA.
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. Northampton: Faxton … Lincoln: Cumberworth … Welle. The manor … to John de Welle and Maud his wife, by the deed of Adam his father, £24 … Essex: … Theiden Gernoun. The manor … Lincoln: Wyberton … (S) CIsPM.
4/1345, Adam’s will proved at Lincoln.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P874. (S) A Gen. hist. of the dormant …, Burke, P572. (S) Hist. of the Welles Family of England, Welles, 1876.
· 9/1386, will of Cecily de Morley, Lady of Aldeby, names her sister as Dame Margaret Kerdeston. [Hence, this Margaret is not a d/o Thomas, 2nd Lord Bardolf.] (S) Testamenta Vetusta, 1826, P121.
· Margaret likely d/o Alice de Furnyvall of: 1328, 1330, 1343. Alice, d/o Gerard de Furnival, married Sir Thomas Foljambe of Derbyshire, b:6/24/1265, d:1/1322, Thomas age 67, just before Alice’s relationship with Adam. His heir, his son Thomas, age 24, younger brother Godfrey [and possibly another brother John (d.1358).](S) Reliquary, V14, P239.
Children of Adam and Margaret:
i. Elizabeth de Welle, born ~1324 in England.
1339, Elizabeth married to Roger la Warre.
i. John de Welle (624686), born 8/23/1334 in England. [Heir]
ii. Margaret de Welle (7605673), born ~1340 in England.