2955050. Sir William de Welles & 2955051. Agnes ?
3/25/1310, William born at Great Sampford, Essex, England, s/o 5910100. Philip de Welles & 5910101. Isabel de Kemesky.
~1315, Agnes born in England. [5/15/1351, Agnes is identified as mother of Joan in Joan’s proof of age.]
1325, William, a minor, heir to his mother.
7/18/1325, To Philip de Welle. Order to cause the body of William, son and heir of Isabella, daughter of Edmund de Kemessek, Philip's late wife, tenant in chief, to be brought to the king, William being a minor, whose marriage pertains to the king by reason of the lands of the said Isabella. (S) CCRs.
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. [General pardon to many Knights, Lords … Time period in which King Edward II was deposed by Queen Isabel and her lover Roger de Mortimer.]
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 (11820200) and Joan, whom Philip de Welle married, aged 20 years and more. (S) CFRs.
2/19/1332, William heir to his father.
3/24/1332, Writ for IPM of Philip de Welle, deceased, tenant in chief. Cambridge: … William his son, aged 22 years and more, is his next heir. Essex: Great Sampford. 2 parts of a manor … Suffolk: Ixnigge. A capital messuage … (S) CIsPM.
4/22/1332, Order to the same to deliver to William de Welle, son and heir of Philip de Welle and Isabel his wife, both deceased, the lands which his said father held in chief and for life by the courtesy of England of Isabel's inheritance, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.
1332, William’s maternal grandmother Joane died.
5/13/1332, IPM of Joan (11820201), late the wife of Edmund de Kemesyk or de Kemesek. Essex: Estyllebyri. A messuage, lands, rent, a ferry … held in free marriage with the said Edmund sometime her husband, … William, son of Isabel, daughter of the said Edmund and Joan, whom Philip de Welle married, aged 20 years and more, is her next heir. Great Sampford. A third part of the manor, held as dower … (S) CIsPM.
4/6/1333, William de Welle, kinsman and heir of Joan de Kemesyk, who held of the king in chief: Essex: Proof of age. John Richemond, aged 60 years, says that the same William was 22 years of age on the feast of the Annunciation last, for he was born at Great Sanford, and baptized in the church there on the morrow of the said feast, 2 Edward II … Simon Maynard (agrees), and knows it because he was in the service of the lord of Little Canford on the day of the birth of the said William, and immediately afterwards he dwelt with the said Joan de Kemesyk, and has always had knowledge of the said heir. … (S) CIsPM.
9/8/1335, William at Great Sampford on the day of his daughter’s birth. (S) Proof of age of Joan.
10/13/1336, “Maud widow of Sir John de Insula … Witnesses: Sir William de Welle, Sir Richard de Taleworthe, knights, …” (S) UKNA.
2/28/1339, William de Welles, knight, acknowledges that he owes to …, citizens of London £30; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. (S) CCRs.
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.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
4/13/1349, William, of the Manor of East Tilbury, Essex, died; daughter Joan his heir. (S) UKNA, IPM, (S) CPRs.
4/1349, Writ for IPM of William de Welle, knight. Cambridge [6/1349]: Fordham. 80a. arable held of the king in chief by knight’s service. He died on Monday in Easter week [13 April] last. Joan his daughter, aged 12 years on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary last, is his heir. March of Wales: Neweton Notassh. Ten marks yearly rent … Essex: Great Sampford. The manor … Estillebury. … the manor with the advowson of the church and a ferry … Joan his daughter, aged 13 years on the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last, is his heir. Suffolk: Ixnynge. The manor …
(S) History of the Welles Family in England, Welles, P15.
Child of William and Agnes:
i. Joan de Welle (1477525), born 9/8/1335 in England. [Heir]