3802560. Sir John Wadham & 3802561. Joan Wrottesley
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~1350, John born in England, s/o §Sir John Wadham.
Aft. 1365, John’s father died.
7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.
1379, John a member of parliament from Exeter.
11/28/1384, Commission of peace and of oyer and terminer … Edward Courteney, earl of Devon, Philip de Courteneye, Robert Bealknap, William Bonevylle, … John Wadham, … in the county of Devon. (S) CPRs.
10/24/1385, Licence … for William Bonevill to enfeoff John Wadham, … of his manor of Stapleton by Mertok, co. Somerset, … (S) CPRs.
2/8/1386, Commission of oyer and terminer … John Wadham … (S) CPRs.
11/22/1386, Appointment of John Wadham to seize to the king’s use the body of Elizabeth, one of the daughter and heirs of John Mautravers, knight, tenant in chief, who is a minor, and not to marry her to John Lovell until the latter have further commands from the king. (S) CPRs.
2/4/1388, Appointment of John Wadham and William Gascoigne, in Northampton, Leicester, Warwick, Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln and Rutland as justices for taking assizes, juries, and certificates arraigned before all justices. (S) CPRs.
7/14/1388, Commission to John Wadham, … to deliver the gaol of Exeter castle … (S) CPRs.
5/20/1389, Appointment of John Wadham and Richard Sydenham as justices of the Common Bench. (S) CPRs.
10/6/1390, Plea of covenant, moiety of the manor of Hurberton. John Wadham, John Hille and William Hanckeford, querents, and Cecily Turbervyle, deforciant. … their successors, Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, Margaret Courtenay, countess of Devon, John Daumarle, John de Montague, Margaret de Montague, Thomas Peverell, Margaret Peverell, … (S) Feet of Fines, Devon.
11/20/1391, Commission of peace and of oyer and terminer … John, duke of Lancaster, John Wadham, … in the county of Hertford. (S) CPRs.
10/22/1393, Commission of peace and of oyer and terminer … John, duke of Lancaster, Richard, earl of Arundel, John Wadham, … in the county of Sussex. (S) CPRs.
6/1/1397, Licence, for 20s. paid in the hanaper by John Wadham, one of the justices of the Common Bench, for the said John and William Hankeford to enfeoff … of their manor of Hardyngton … feoffees … to grant the said manor to the said John Wadham and Joan, his wife, and the heir male of Joan by the said John, with remainder, in tail male, to Robert, son of the said John, … (S) CPRs.
5/10/1398, Grant, for life, … for good service whilst justice of the Common Bench, to John Wadham, knight, of 20£ a year … (S) CPRs.
10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.
1401, John a member of parliament from Devon.
1404, John a commissioner for peace in Devonshire. (S) CPRs.
1404 & 1405, John a commissioner for peace in Somersetshire. (S) CPRs.
7/1405, At Westminster … John Wadham knight and Joan his wife querents … in Wyghtlakyngton … if it happen that John Wadham die without heirs male of Joan … to remain to Robert son of the said John Wadham and his heirs male … (S) Feet of Fines, Somerset, V22.
1411, Redworthy in Ashreigny granted by Thomas Nitheway to Sir John Wadham and “Jane” his wife.
1411, in his will, John left £10 to pay for his burial.
1412, John died with estates: Wadham, Edge, and 6 manors in Gloucester, Dorset and Somerset, among the latter being “Muryfield” near Ilminster, and 3 manors in Devon, as well as messuages in 23 parishes; buried at Branscombe. (S) UKNA.
Joan buried at St Mary's Church, Ilminster, Somerset.
(S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893.
Children of John and Joan:
i. William Wadham (1901280), born ~1375 in England.
ii. Thomas Wadham, born ? in England.
Thomas of Redworthy.