~1380, William born in England.
4/4/1403, William Besyle was notified, after the deaths of Sir William Asthorpe and King Richard II, with Humphrey de Stafford, knight, William Stourton, Thomas Bonham, and the sheriff of co. Wilts. to, “inquire concerning the information that much waste, ruin, dilapidation and destruction has many times been committed as well in the castle and barton or manor of Marlborough.” (S) CPRs.
12/4/1403, “Debtor: John Lewston, merchant, of Dorset. Creditor: William Besyle, merchant of [Salisbury] Wilts. Amount: £200, for divers merchandise bought from him.” (S) UKNA.
1405-6, “Grantor: Sir William Cheyny, knight. Grantee: Sir Walter Hungerford, knight, William Besile …” (S) UKNA.
1409, At Westminster in the morrow of All Souls between William Besill and William Poulet querents ; and Richard Biccombe and Margaret his wife deforciants ; for the manors of Craucombe and Bromfeld. (S) Somerset Record Society, 1906, P31.
5/11/1411, Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against John Rous, Henry Thorp, William Besyles and Robert Assheley, appointed with others to make inquisition in the counties of Suthampton and Wiltesir concerning all sums of money and other profits etc. to the king … (S) CCRs.
1412, Sir William Besyles held ¼ fee in Chilton, Somerset. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, Durleigh.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
1/15/1414, “Wm. Botyler and John Mascall, Clerk, … Witn., Walter Hungerford, Wm. Chayny, Kts., Wm. Besile, Reginald Halle, …”. (S) Bradford-on-Avon, Jones, 1907, P245.
11/20/1414, Roger Hunte, … to Walter Hungerforde, William Hankforde knights, William Besile, …. Quitclaim of the manor of Telysforde co. Somerset and the reversion … (S) CCRs.
3/8/1415, William Besyle, donsel, nobleman, and his present wife, of the diocese of Salisbury, indult to have a portable altar. (S) Lateran Regesta, V6, 1904, 161.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1425, William Besyle granted to Roger Trewbody ‘lands lately Richard Walwayne’s in Trole.’ (S) Wilts. Arch. & NH Mag., 1875, P224. [Trole eventually went to granddaughter Margaret.]
Bef. 6/20/1425, William died. (S) Son’s record this date.
Child of William and ?:
i. William Besyll (950530), born ~1400 in Wiltshire, England.