Wednesday, July 28, 2010

G22: 2955050

2955050. Sir William de Welles

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1310, William born at Great Sampford, England, s/o 5910100. Philip de Welles & 5910101. Isabel de Kemesky.

1325, William, a minor, heir to his mother.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

2/7/1328, General pardon to William de Welles for offences committed before 15 August last. By K. (S) CPRs.

10/10/1331, William’s grandmother Joane died; grandson William heir; she held a messuage, lands, rent and a ferry at Tilbury in free marriage with ... Edmund [de Kemesyk] sometime her husband, and one third of the manor of Great Samford as dower; her heir was William, son of Isabel daughter of the said Edmund and Joan, whom Philip de Welle married, aged 20 years and more. (S) Calendar of Fine Rolls.

4/6/1333, “William de Welle, kinsman and heir of Joan de Kemesyk, who held of the king in chief: Essex (proof of age).” (S) UKNA. [John Richemond aged 60 says the same William was 22 years of age at the feast of the Annunciation last, for he was born at Great Sampford and baptised in the church there on the morrow of the said feast 2 Edward II.]

1332-3, William age 22 at the IPM of his father.

10/13/1336, “Maud widow of Sir John de Insula … Witnesses: Sir William de Welle, Sir Richard de Taleworthe, knights, …” (S) UKNA.

9/6/1340, Commission of oyer … on complaint by John de Segrave that John, earl of Oxford, … [many knights listed] William de Welles, knight, … broke his park at Great Chasterford, co. Essex, … (S) CPRs.

9/27/1343, “Richard de Lexden knight and Joan his wife to William de Welle knight and Richard his brother …” (S) UKNA.

3/4/1345, “Debtor: Richard le Taverner of Newmarket, of Suffolk [Lackford Hundred]. Creditor: William de Welles, knight [held fee in Exning, Lackford Hundred, Suffolk]. Amount: £40.” (S) UKNA.

5/7/1346, “William de Welle, keeper of Lesneven castle [Brittany].” (S) UKNA.

Bef. 5/18/1347, William, of the Manor of East Tilbury, Essex, died; daughter Joan his heir. (S) UKNA, IPM, (S) CPRs.

(S) History of the Welles Family in England, Welles, P15.

Child of William and ?:

i. Joan de Welle (1477525), born 9/8/1336 in England. [Heir]

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