Monday, June 21, 2010

G21: 1901280

1901280. Sir William Wadham & 1901281. Margaret Cheselden

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~1375, William born in England, s/o 3802560. Sir John Wadham & 3802561. Joan Wrothesley.

~1385, Margaret born in England, heir & d/o §John Cheselden of Holcombe Rogus, Devon and Rewe, Dorset.

William married Margaret acquiring the manor of Rewe in Dorset.

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.

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

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.

1433-35, William the corn exchequer for Devon. (S) UKNA.

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.

1452, William died; buried with his mother at Ilminister in the transept known as “the Wadham aisle.”

(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 ~1405 in England.

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