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Monday, June 21, 2010

William Wadham Esq. & Margaret Cheselden

1901280. William Wadham Esq. & 1901281. Margaret Cheselden

1391, William born in England, s/o 3802560. John Wadham & 3802561. Joan Wrottesley.

~1395, Margaret born in England, heir & d/o 3802562. John Chiselden & 3802563. Elizabeth ?.

~1410, William married Margaret acquiring the manor of Rewe in Dorset.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

1413, William’s father died holding lands valued at £115 yearly.

12/16/1414, Robert Cary to William son of John Wadham knight (militis), John his brother and the heirs of the body of either of them, and to the heirs of the body of John Wadham [the father]. Quitclaim with warranty of all messuages; … in Chilton Caunteloo sometime of John Cary knight father of the said Robert. (S) CCRs.

10/23/1415, IPM of Richard Courtenay, Bishop of Norwich. Devon: …  Malborough, Ilton, Portlemouth and Thurlestone of William Wadham of the manor of Harberton, services unknown, annual values, Malborough 16s., Ilton £12, Portlemouth 60s., Thurlestone, £30 5s. (S) CIsPM.

9/24/1418, Pardon to William Wadham and John Wadham, for 100s. paid … of their trespass from William son and heir of Thomas Fogge … entering thereon without licence. (S) CPRs.

1/12/1420, Commitment to John Fortescu, … and Henry Fortescu, by mainprise of William Wadham of Egge, co. Devon, 'gentilman,' … (S) CFRs.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

9/23/1426, “…Warranty. William Bonevyle, knight, William Wadham …” (S) UKNA.

11/12/1430, …, William Huddesfeld, …, querents, and William Wadham and Margaret, his wife, deforciants. 9 messuages… in Newelond', Hals, Brodeclyst' and Northtauton' and a moiety of a third part of the manors of Holecombe Rouges, Hesell', Aunke and Nonyngcote, … and the advowson of a third part of the church of Hesell' in the county of Devon and a moiety of the manor of Penne … county of Somerset and a moiety of the manor of Estherdecote in the county of Wiltshire. And besides William Wadham and Margaret granted for themselves and the heirs of Margaret that the moieties of a third part of the manors of Holecombe Rouges, Hesell', Aunke and Nonyngcote, the moiety of the tenements and the advowsons - which Elizabeth, who was the wife of John Chuseldon', held for life - and also that the moiety of the manor of Estherdecote - which Robert Kirkham held for life - of the inheritance of Margaret on the day the agreement was made, and which after the decease of Elizabeth and Robert ought to revert to William Wadham and Margaret and the heirs of Margaret … Thomas, John, William Huddesfeld', John, Richard, Nicholas and John have given them 1000 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines.

1430-31, Half the manor of Penselwood, Somerset, held by William Wadham and his wife Margaret, d/o John Chiseldon. [Margaret’s mother held the other half.] (S) Hist. of Somerset, V7, 1999, Penselwood.

10/5/1431 at Exeter, Creditor: William Wadham, the brother and executor of Walter Wadham [deceased, formerly Rector of St Stephen of Branell [Cornwall]. Amount: £18, for merchandise bought from him in the Staple. (S) UKNA.

5/4/1432, Thomas Warre, clerk, ..., William Huddesfeld', ..., querents, and William Wadham and Margaret, his wife, deforciants. 9 messuages, ... Devon and a moiety of the manor of Penne ... Somerset and a moiety of the manor of Estherdecote in the county of Wiltshire. Thomas, John, William Huddesfeld', ... have given them 1000 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/292/67, #122.

7/19/1432, “Creditor: William Wadham, the brother and executor of Walter Wadham [deceased], formerly rector of the parish of St Stephen in Branell [Powder Hundred, Cornwall]. Amount: £18 for merchandise bought from him in the Staple of Exeter.” (S) UKNA.

11/5/1433, Appointment of as escheator of Devon and Cornwall; provided that he answer to the exchequer for the issues forthcoming … William Wadham. (S) CFRs.

1433-35, William, escheator for Devon & Cornwall. (S) UKNA.

8/15/1437, … William Wadham late escheator, [of Devon and Cornwall] … (S) CCRs.

1438, William, sheriff of Devon.

1440, “Land held of the court of Wm. Wadham … Sweet Arden … manors of Upper and Nether Cheriton … Derwould … Seabrook.” (S) UKNA.

11/21/1442, Thomas Carminowe, late one of the knights of the shire for Devon in the parliament of 1442, brings a bill against William Wadham, sheriff of Devon, reciting that at the end of the parliament he had a writ of fieri facias, dated 27 March 1442, out of chancery, which ordered the sheriff to levy from the community of the shire £30 8s. for [half of] the expenses …, for 76 days, which writ Carminowe delivered to the sheriff on 12 April 1442 at Exeter. By virtue of this writ the sheriff levied the said £30 8s., and afterwards, on 12 October 1442, Carminowe came to the sheriff at Exeter and demanded his share of £15 4s., but the sheriff refused to pay.. (S) Calendar of Disputes Over Parliamentary Wages, 1377-1505.

1443, Robt. Warre, esq., … to Edmund, Marquess of Dorset, John Stourton, knt., Giles Daubeney, knt., Theobald Gorges, knt., …, Wm. Wadham, John Bluet, …, Walter Portman, …, John Wadham, … Estate in the Ms. of Hestercomb & Baghay [Somerset] … (S) UKNA.

1451, William died, buried with his mother at Ilminister in the transept known as “the Wadham aisle.”

10/16/1451, Writ of diem clausit extremum to the escheator in the counties of Devon, Somerset and Dorset after the death of William Wadham. (S) CFRs.

(S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893.

Family notes:

·         “A brass commemorating a mother and son is an unusual combination, but the grandeur of the brass and carved tomb ranks this memorial amongst the finest surviving from the 15th century. It is the product of London D workshop dated c.1440. ... Sir William Wadham is represented in complete plate armour exported to England from Milanese armourers. This was the finest armour of the period, the most distinctive features being the heavy reinforcements to the left shoulder and elbow, and long , pointed gauntlet cuffs. Lady Joan wears the costume of a widow; the wimple & pleated barbe beneath her chin and veil that falls over her shoulders. She wears an ungirded kirtle with tight sleeves and long mantle.” (S) Monumental Brass Society, 2002.

Child of William and Margaret: [3 sons, 2 daughters.]

i. John Wadham (950640), born ~1415 in England.


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