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G22: 2498744

2498744. Adam de Welles & 2498745. Joan d’Engayne

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By 1265, Adam born in England, 3rd s/o 4997488. Robert de Welle & 4997489. Isabel de Periton.

Adam’s father died, his brother Philip the heir.

9/25/1265, Commitment during pleasure, to John de Vallibus of the keeping of the lands of Robert de Welles, lately deceased, which lands the said Robert held of the fee of Gilbert de Gaunt, the king’s enemy. (S) CPRs.

~1270, Joan born in England, heir & d/o 4997490. Sir John Engaine & 4997491. Joan de Greinville.

Bef. 1282-3, Adam’s brother Philip died; his brother William the heir; who obtained a licence for a market and fair at Alford.

1286, Joan 1st married to Walter FitzRobert.

1287, John Engaine and his wife granted the Gaynes Park manor for life to Robert Fitz Walter, … After his death it was to be held by Walter, son of Robert and his wife Joan, who was daughter of John and Joan Engaine, and her heirs.

Adam’s brother William died.

1290, Adam sued concerning the market in Alford, Lincolnshire; described as brother and heir of William de Welle who owned the market.

1293, Walter FitzRobert died.

6/15/1294, Letters for Adam de Welles, going beyond seas with Hugh le Despenser, nominating … (S) CPRs.1295-6, “William son of William de Wileghby to grant a messuage, mill, rent, and land in Comberworth, and the advowson of the church of Anderby, to Adam de Welle. Lincoln.” (S) UKNA.

1294, Adam in Gascony in the retinue of William de Vasci.

Adam married widow Joan.

6/16/1295, Sir Adam de Welles witnessed a grant of William de Vescy [his stepfather]. (S) CPRs, 10/14/1335.

1297, Adam obtained the King’s Precept that they should not take any of his Wools of that year’s growth.

1298, Baron Adam de Welle summoned by writ to Carlisle. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Banks, 1843, P177.

7/22/1298, Adam at the battle of Falkirk and the defeat of William Wallace. (S) The Falkirk Roll, Society of Antiquaries, 1996.

2/6/1299, Adam summoned to parliament as a baron.

1299, Adam made Constable of the castle of Rockingham and Warden of the forest.

9/12/1299, Multiple commissions of oyer and terminer, co. Lincoln, “By K. at the instance of Adam de Welles”. (S) CPRs.

1300, Adam at the siege of Carlaverock castle.

1/20/1301, “Adam de Welle, steward of the king's forests between the bridges of Oxford and Stamford …” (S) UKNA.

2/12/1301, “Adam Lord Welles” joined in the baron’s letter to the Pope.

4/1/1300, … ordered … to cause all and singular of … knights, esquires or others having 40£ yearly of land … to provide themselves with horses and arms … be with the king at Carlisle at Midsummer next, ready to set out with him at his wages against the Scots … Lincoln, with Adam de Welles. (S) Calendar of Close Rolls.

12/12/1301, Pardon to Adam son of William Wysse for the death of William Pynne at the instance of Adam de Welles. (S) CPRs. [Multiple pardons occur at the instance of Adam in 1301-02.]

1/23/1302, “Adam de Welle, Steward of the Forest …” (S) UKNA.

1303, Adam 1 of 25 who King Edward I gave land grants in Scotland.

1305, “Margaret de Holland, late the wife of John of Holland … One part of John's lands have since descended to her, while the other has passed to Adam de Welle …” (S) UKNA.

1305 at Westminster, Adam 1 of 33 barons signing a petition to the Pope to have Byblius made Prior of Caldingham in Scotland.

1307, “The sheriff of Lincolnshire distrained Margaret in the parcel of land and levied the debt from her, but he did not wish to distrain Adam de Welle …” (S) UKNA.

1307-8, “Juliana de Gaunt to grant land in Well and Mawthorpe to Adam de Welle, … Lincoln.” (S) UKNA.

Adam built Greenfield Priory. (S) Son’s will.

9/1/1311, Adam died; buried in Greenfield Priory. (S) UKNA, IPM.

Joan received in dower the manors of Welle and Brunthorpe, lands in Anderby and Hoggesthorp, and the moiety of all the lands in Sutton.

6/1/1315, Joan died, buried with Adam. (S) UKNA, IPM.

(S) History of the Welles Family, Welles, 1876, P30. (S) Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, V6, 1901, P55.

Children of Adam and Joan:

i. Robert de Welles, born 1296 in England.
2/9/1318, Robert given seisin of his lands.
Robert married Maud, widow of Robert de Clifford.
Bef. 8/29/1320, Robert died, his brother Adam his heir.

ii. Adam de Welles (1249372), born 1304 in England. [2nd son]

iii. William de Welles [Knight], born ~1308 in England.

iv. John de Welles [Knight], born ~1310 in England.

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