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Monday, June 21, 2010

G21: 1901146

1901146. Thomas Calston & 1901147. Joan Chelrey

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~1360, Thomas born in England, s/o 3802292. Laurence Calston & 3802293. Felicia de Combe.

Thomas 1st married Margery.

~1385, Joan born in England, d/o 3802294.Thomas Chelrey & 3802295. Elizabeth ?.

1390-1, “Grant by Thomas Calston and Margery his wife, to Thomas Cooke, of Marleburgh, of a tenement in 'le Grene', Marlbourough, for his life. Witnesses: John Roches, knight, constable of Marlborough castle.” (S) UKNA.

1392, “Quitclaim by Thomas Calston to Thos Felawe and John Hildesle of Chisenbury of an estate in Compton by Enford. Armorial seal of the grantor.” (S) Wiltshire and Swindon Archives.

Thomas 2nd married Joan. (S) The Wiltshire Archeological and Natural History Magazine, Dec. 1884, P257.

7/20/1403, “Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, and Thomas Lange, merchants, of Wilts. Creditor: Thomas Calston, esquire, merchant of Wilts. Amount: £60, for divers merchandise. Before whom: William Walter, Mayor of Salisbury.” (S) UKNA.

1404-5, “Grant by Thomas Calston to William Gore, …, of the manor of Litelcote, with the advowson of the chapel there. Wilts.” (S) UKNA.

1407, Joan’s father died; her mother surviving.

1408-9, “Indenture of defeasance of a grant of the manor of Knighton, with their lands there, if Thomas Calston or his heirs expel the grantors.” (S) UKNA.

1409-10, “Escheator: Thomas Calston, Escheatry: Hants, Wilts.” (S) UKNA.

Joan died.

1411, Joan’s mother died.

5/20/1412, Commission … county of Wilts … county of Sussex … keeping of all lands late of Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth his wife … late the wife of Thomas de la Pole, ‘chivaler,’ and in the king’s hands by her death and by reason of the minority of Sibyl one of the daughters and heiresses of the said Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth and Elizabeth the daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan his late wife, the other of the daughters and heiresses, to hold from the death of Elizabeth during the minority of the heirs with the marriage of Sibyl without disparagement, … (S) CPRs.

1412-3, “Indenture whereby William Darell agrees to marry Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Thomas Calston, esquire, before St. Andrew's day next, and the said Thomas and Marin his wife undertake to enfoef certain persons named with Litlecote manor and 100s.” (S) UKNA.

5/15/1412, “… grant of William Esturmy, knight … Witnesses: Walter Hungerford, William Chayne, knights, William Stourton, Thomas Calston …” (S) UKNA.

1412-3, “Grantor: Maurice Russell, knight; … Grantee: Thomas Calston, esquire Subject: Demise, indented, for life, of lands etc., in Marlborough which they had from the said Thomas and which revert at his death to William Darell and Elizabeth his wife County: (Wiltshire).” (S) UKNA.

1418, Thomas esquire, lord of Littlecote, died.

(S) Parochial Topography of the Hundred of Wanting, Clarke, 1824, P64.

Family notes:
• Thomas was obviously weathy. From (S) Guide to Bewley Court, Slocombe, 1987: “Towards the end of the (14th) century the farm was bought by Thomas Calston. The Calstons were a country family, more important than the Collards. For over a century they had been lords of the manor of Littlecote, as well as holding the estate in Calstone near Calne from which they took their name. Thomas could trace his descent from Henry II and Fair Rosamond.”

Child of Thomas and Margery:

i. Elizabeth Calston (950573), born ~1405 in England. [Heir]

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