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Friday, June 4, 2010

Lord Robert Wachesham & Johane Hethersett

1477162. Lord Robert Wachesham & 1477163. Johane Hethersett

~1310, Robert Watsham born in Suffolk, England, heir & s/o 2954324. Giles de Wachesham & 2954325. Amice ?.

~1315, Johane born in England, heir & d/o 2954326. Simon de Hethersett.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

6/29/1335, “Thomas [de Brotherton] Earl of Norfolk ... Reciting grant by Robert de Bosco, … Witnesses: Sir John Tibbetot, Sir Robert de Ufford, Sir William Giffard, Sir Ralph de Bockyngge, kts, Sir John de Goldyngham, clerk, Thomas de Holbrok, Robert de Wachesham, …” (S) UKNA.

Bef. 6/13/1337, Robert heir to his father.

6/3/1338, Robert son of Giles de Wachesham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Peverel, knight, £133 6s 8d, to be levied in default of payment, of his lands and chattles in co. Norfolk. (S) CCRs,

8/4/1338, Commission of oyer … on complaint of Richard, earl of Arundel, that Robert de Wachesham, Hugh de Bernham, Richard de Depham and others took away a bull, 24 oxen, 24 cows and 200 sheep of his, and carried away his goods at Braundone, co. Essex. (S) CPRs.

11/1/1339, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Peverel, knight, to prosecute the execution of the recognizance of 6/3/1338 by Robert, son of Giles de Wachesham, knight. (S) CCRs.

[––Robert & Joan––]

~1340, Robert married Joan.

1340-42, Robert knighted.

1342, Henry de Langham presented to Marlingford by Sir Robert de Wachesham, Knt.

1342, Robert endorsed a claim on the same land as William de Herleston.

5/12/1343, “…Witnesses: 'Dominus' John Engayne, knight; 'Dominus' Robert de Wachesham, knight; 'Dominus' Ralph of Bocking, knight; …” (S) UKNA.

7/20/1344, Robert de Wachesham on commission of peace in Suffolk. (S) CPRs.

1/30/1345 at Willisham, Suffolk, Quitclaim. From: William Fete son of Essex ... Witnesses: 'Dominus' Robert of Wattisham, knight; 'Dominus' Thomas of Battisford, knight; ... (S) UKNA.

1345, Sir Rob. de Wachesham was lord and patron of Marlingford [Norfolk].  [Roberts father united the entire manor in 1317.]

12/9/1345, Commission … and Robert de Wachesham reciting that, … (S) CPRs.

1346, Robert son of Giles de Wachesham brought an action against William de Herleston for the recovery of the manor of Colne. [Robert lost the case.]

12/1/1346, “Debtor: Robert de Wattisham {Wachesham} [Cosford Hundred, Suffolk], knight, and Thomas de Battisford [Bosmere Hundred, Suffolk], knight.” (S) UKNA.

6/12/1347, Commission of oyer and terminer to Richard de Kelleshull, Robert de Wachesham, … (S) CPRs.

9/20/1348, Commission of oyer … on complaint by Robert de Wachesham, collector of the tenth and fifteenth in the county of Suffolk, that, whereas he came in person to Sudbury to levy the portion due from that town … assaulted him and his servants, followed him as fate as Great Waldyngfeld and there tore up the king’s commission, … (S) CPRs.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

6/22/1350, Henry de Walton ... and Robert de Wachesham [4 knights] acknowledge that they owe to John de Veer, earl of Oxford, £2000. (S) CCRs.

3/24/1352 at Norwich, Debtor: Robert de Wattisham {Wathesham} [Cosford Hundred, Suffolk], knight. Creditor: William, Bishop of Norwich [Norfolk]. Amount: £20. (S) UKNA.

1353, Robert M.P. for Suffolk.

4/14/1353 at Norwich, Debtor: Robert de Wattisham {Wachesham} [held parts of fees in Wherstead, Samford Hundred, Wortham in Hartismere Hundred, Stanstead in Babergh Hundred, Suffolk], knight. (S) UKNA.

11/28/1353 at London, Debtor: Robert de Wattisham, knight, of Suffolk [held part of an fee in Wherstead, Samford Hundred]. Creditor: ..., citizens and drapers [merchants] of London. Amount £20. (S) UKNA.

10/20/1357 at Norwich, Debtor: Robert de Wattisham [held Wattisham in Cosford Hundred, and fees elsewhere in Suffolk], knight. Amount £20. (S) UKNA.

1358, A fine was levied between Sir Robert and Joan his wife, daughter of Simon de Hetherset, and Ralf de Dunton, and others, by which the manor and advowson, with the manors of Wachesham, the advowson of Stansted, the manor of Wortham, and moiety of the advowson, were settled on themselves and their issue.

1359, Sir Robert de Wachesham held in the Hundred of Cosford, Suffolk. (S) Supp. Suffolk Traveller, Page, 1844, P1014.

1360, John de Wachesham and Margaret his wife v. Robert Wachesham and Johanna his wife of the manors of Thoreton and Stanstede, except the advowson of the church of Stanstede. (S) Cal. Feet of Fines, Suffolk.

6/5/1360, Robert de Wachesham of Suffolk killed.

[––Joan––]

2/1/1361, Pardon to Laurence atte Noke of Little Colne of the king’s suit for the death of Robert de Wachesham, as the king has learned by the record of William de Thorpe and his fellows, justices appointed to deliver his gaol of Colcestre castle, the he killed him in self defense. (S) CPRs.

10/23/1363, IPM of Thomas Moigne, knight. Suffolk: … Hecham. Tenements worth 40s. yearly, held by him of Joan late the wife of Robert de Wachesham, knight, by service of a clove, and demised by him at farm 2 years ago for a term of 7 years at the above amount. (S) CIsPM.

2/19/1366, Writ for IsPM of Robert de Wachesham, who held of the king in chief a knight’s fee and a fourth part of a fee in Stanstede by knight’s service, and 30a. land in Wachesham by serjeanty of making ‘unum saltum, sufflettum et pettum’. Suffolk: Wachisham. The manor, and the advowsons of the church of Stansted and a mediety of the church of Wortham, held by the deceased jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies, ... Wortham. The manor, with the advowson of a mediety of the church thereof, held by the deceased jointly with the said Joan for their lives, with remainder to John de Wachisham and Margery his wife and John’s heirs by Margery. ... John son of Robert de Wachesham ... land held of the king were alienated in fee by Gerard, grandfather of the said Robert, ... Robert died on 5 June, 36[34] Edward III. Robert son of John de Wachesham, aged 3 years at the Nativity of St. Mary last, is his heir. (S) IsPM, Edward III, File 191, [E. Inq. P.M. File 25. (11.)]

Joan died.

(S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855, P16. (S) Colne, A Hist. of the County of Huntingdon: V2, 1932. (S) An Essay Towards a Topographical Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk: V2, 1805.

Children of Robert and Joan:

i. John de Wachesham, born ? in England.

John married Margery ?.

By 2/19/1366, John died; his heir his son Robert, born 1363.

ii. Anne Wachesham, born ? in England.

Anne married John Hotoft.

iii. Elizabeth Wachesham (738581), born ~1345 in England.


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