~1360, Thomas born in England, s/o 3802292. Laurence Calston & 3802293. Felicia de Combe.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
~1380, Joan born in England, d/o 3802294.Thomas Chelrey & 3802295. Elizabeth ?.
[––Thomas & Margery––]
Thomas 1st married Margery.
1382, Thomas acquired an interest in an annual rent of £4 from land at Andover in Hampshire.
6/1385, Thomas Calston of Lytelcote to Hildebrand Barre, Richard Fode and Sir Richard Wadenho vicar of Presthuyt, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manors of Axeforde and Stottescombe co. Wiltesir, which Robert de Londres knight gave by charter to them and others. (S) CCRs. [See 7/10/1444 in Family notes.]
9/11/1386, IPM of Laurence de Sancto Martino, knight. Dorset: Sutton Walrond. The manor, with the advowson … Pudele Bardolveston. A messuage and a carucate of land … Mayden Nyweton. The patronage of the church … He died on Monday before the Nativity of the Virgin Mary last. Henry Popham, aged 30 years and more, is his kinsman and heir, to wit, son and heir of John Popham, knight, and Sibyl his wife, sister of the said Laurence. (S) CIsPM. [Thomas not identified as an heir.]
12/4/1386, Writ of plenius certiorari, on a petition from Thomas son of Laurence Calston son of Joan the other sister of the said Laurence de Sancto Martino praying that, inasmuch as he is the other heir of the same Laurence, and of full age, his pourparty of the lands &c. of the said Laurence may be delivered to him. (S) CIsPM.
1/18/1387, The said Thomas is co-heir with Henry Popham, to wit, son of Laurence Calston son of Joan the elder of the sisters of Laurence de Sancto Martino. He is 26 years of age and more. (S) CIsPM.
4/20/1387, Certificate of a partition, …, escheator in Wiltesir and the county of Suthampton, of the lands of Lawrence de Sancto Martino, knight, between Thomas son of Lawrence Calston son of Joan one of the sisters of the deceased, and Henry Popham (3802564) son of Sibyl the other sister, being cousins and heirs of the deceased, giving Thomas Calston livery of the manor of Ubeton with Knouke and the advowson of Ubeton, the manors of Wardour, Knyghton and Brokampton, and to the said Henry livery of a moiety of the manor of Langeford and the advowson of the church every other turn, the manor of Deone, Estarymstede and Westarymstede with the fees and advowson, a messuage in New Sarum, and the manor of Alvyngton. (S) CCRs.
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.
7/2/1392 at Lacock, Wiltshire, Grant by William Payn, chaplain … Witnesses: John, Lord Lovel, Thomas Hungerford, John Roches and Ralph Cheyne, knights, …, Thomas Calston, … (S) UKNA.
5/1398, Thomas received a royal pardon from King Richard II.
5/1/1399, William Weston … to John de Roches, knight, Wellelma his wife, and Robert their son, and to the heirs of the bodies of the said John and Wellelma, with remainder to Gilbert de Roches and the heirs of his body, remainder to Thomas Calston and the heirs of his body. (S) CCRs.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
[––Thomas & Joan––]
By 1400, Thomas 2nd married Joan. (S) The Wiltshire Archeological and Natural History Magazine, Dec. 1884, P257.
5/1402, John de Berklegh knight and Thomas Calston paid £26 for 65 days while attending parliament for Wiltshire. (S) CCRs.
1/30/1403 at Lacock, Grant by Alice, widow of John Chapman of Lacock, to Thomas Calston and Joan his wife, of all her messuage with curtilage and appurtenances in Lacock, [Wiltshire]. (S) UKNA.
3/8/1403 Thomas Calston obtained a papal licence to have a portable altar. (S) Lateran Regesta.
7/7/1403, Award of Sir Pierys Courtenay and William Stourton, the arbitrators in a controversy between Nicholas Wodhull, baron of Wodhull, and Thomas Calston, as to the possession of 100s. rent in Little Derneford. (S) CCRs.
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.
1/26/1405, “Grant by Thomas Calston to William Gore, …, of the manor of Litelcote, with the advowson of the chapel there. Wilts.” (S) UKNA.
12/1406, Thomas Bonham and Thomas Calston paid £73 4s. for 183 days, while attending parliament for Wiltshire. (S) CCRs.
By 1407, Joan died.
1407, Joan’s father died; her mother surviving. Elizabeth, Joan’s daughter, assigned the lands in Balsdon.
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.
11/7/1409, Commitment of the office of the escheatry in the counties of Southampton ancl Wilts. to Thomas Calston, during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer for the issues thereof. (S) CFRs.
2/28/1410, Henry Popham, cousin and one of the heirs of Lawrence de Sancto Martino knight, to Maud who was wife of John lord Lovell and Holande, … Indenture of quitclaim with warranty of the manors of Ubeton, … co. Dorset, … allotted to Thomas Calston his cousin and other heir, … CCRs.
12/16/1411, Joan’s mother died.
2/17/1412, Commitment to Thomas Brounflete, ' chivaler,' of the keeping of all the lands in the counties of Berks, Hertford and London which belonged to Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth his wife, … by reason of the minority of Sibyl, one of their daughters and heirs, and of Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan late his wife, a second daughter and heir of the said Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth … together with the marriage of Sibyl, … (S) CFRs.
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, Thomas’ lands worth £20 yearly on Dorset, £45 1s 8d in Wilts., and £5 in Northamptonshire.
5/15/1412, William Hankeford, knight, Robert son of Robert Hull, Henry Popham and Robert son of John Hull, knight; and Thomas de Berkeley, lord of Berkeley. …Witnesses: Walter Hungerford, William Chayne, knights, William Stourton, Thomas Calston, Walter Beauchamp. (S) UKNA.
12/21/1412, 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. … remainder to the said William Darell and Elizabeth in tail, … Thomas shall make to the latter a sure estate, in tail, after his own death, in the remainder of Knyghton manor and of his messuage of Beaule by Lacok, … in the county of Wilts or elsewhere, except his lands etc, in the county of Dorset, a messuage which Thomas Coke holds in Marleburgh, and another maessuagee in Devizes etc, in consideration of which Darell is to pay Calston £300 immediately after the making of the said feoffments.
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.
By 1412, Joan died.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
[––Thomas & Mariana––]
11/22/1413, Grant by Thomas Calston, esquire, and Marina his wife, to William Coventre, Richard Colyngburn, William Gore, and Robert Saleman, of their manor of Litelcole, with the advowson of the chapel. (S) Ancient Deeds, V2, 1894.
12/1/1415, Commitment of the county of Wilts. to Thomas Calston, during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.
12/13/1415, Isabel who was wife of Peter Stantor esquire, daughter and heir of Richard Vernoun sometime lord of Great Hornyngesham in her widowhood, to Walter Hungerforde knight, … Witnesses: William Chene, William Sturmy, Walter Beauchamp knights, Thomas Bonham, Thomas Calston. (S) CCRs.
1418, Thomas esquire, lord of Littlecote, died. Inventories of his possessions at Littlecote and Bewley revealed that he had a collection of silverware, jewellery and other goods, worth about £340. [Survived by his 3rd wife.]
(S) Parochial Topography of the Hundred of Wanting, Clarke, 1824, P64. (S) A Hist. of the County of Hampshire, V4, 1911. (S) CPRs, 1/28/1444. (S) Wiltshire Arch. Mag, V4, 1858, P209. (S) Hist. of Parl., Roskell, 1993.
· 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.”
· 7/10/1444, To the escheator in Dorset, and the receiver general of the duchy of Cornwall. Order to put William Darell esquire and Elizabeth his wife again in possession of a yearly rent of £10 13s. 4d., to be taken of certain lands in the town of Langebredie co. Dorset. … as upon their petition, shewing that Robert de London, whose heir the said Elizabeth is, was seised of that rent in time of King Edward I, … he had issue Hildebrand de London and died thereof seised, that the same descended to Hildebrand(15209174) as son and heir, that he had issue Robert and Maud and died thereof seised, that the same descended to Robert as son and heir, who died thereof seised without issue, that from him the same descended to Maud as sister and heir, that she took to her husband Richard de Combe, that they had issue Richard and Felicia, that Richard the father died, and Maud(7604587) died thereof seised, that after her death the same descended to Richard the son as her son and heir, that he died thereof seised without issue, that after his death the same descended to Felicia(3802293) as sister and heir, that she took to her husband Lawrence Calstone, that they had issue Thomas(1901146), that Lawrence died, and Felicia died thereof seised, that after her death the same descended to Thomas as her son and heir, that he had issue the said Elizabeth(950573) and died thereof seised, that the same descended to her, and she and her husband were thereof seised, … (S) CCRs.
Child of Thomas and Margery:
i. Elizabeth Calston (950573), born 12/8/1400 in Chelrey, Berks, England. [Heir]