Tuesday, September 21, 2010

G23: 4990596 Valletort-Belet

4990596. Sir John de Valletort & 4990597. Alice Belet

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~1220, John born in England, s/o 9981192. Sir Philip de Valletort.

Alice born in England, coheir & d/o §John Belet.

1240-50, Grant from Henry, son of Ernold de Teddene … witnesses: Sir Gilibert de Popham, Sir John de Valletort, … (S) Calendar of Charters and Documents Relating to Selborne and its Priory, 2009, P24.

~1243, John de Valletort a witness of a grant by Hubert de Burgh, earl of Kent, to Philip Basset of his messuage of Biestun. (S) A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, V3, Lyte, 1900.

John married Alice [and acquired half of the manor of Sheen].

1250, Emma Belet sued John de Valletort and Alice, his wife, for land in Westshenes. (S) Curia Regis Roll No. 139.

8/4/1258, Mandate … to enquire touching excesses, trespasses and injuries committed … to four knights of each county … John de Valle Torta, Middlesex. (S) CPRs.

1263, IPM of Hamo de Creuequer: … 1 knight’s fee held of John de Valle Torta in Tauton, Devon. (S) Calendar of IsPM, V1, Henry III.

9/21/1265, Appointment … to take into the king’s hands the lands of rebels … knights … in the following counties … Middlesex { John de Vautort. (S) CPRs.

6/11/1266, “1 Thos. son of Ralph. 2 John de Valletort lord of Clyst St. Laurence. Conceding to 2 all claim to Cremyll, 1a. in Impacombe …” (S) UKNA.

1267, John “Vautort” granted Charlton manor to the Prior of Merton [Surrey]. (S) A History of the County of Middlesex, V3, 1962.

1270, grant to John Valletort of a market on Wednesday and a fair for three days at Cheping Tawton. (S) History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Devon, White, 1879, P577.

Aft. 1272, John de Valletort named as a “possessor of land in this county of most note” [Somersetshire]. (S) The History and Antiquities of Somersetshire, Phelps, 1836, P32.

8/19/1274, John a joint cup-bearer to King Edward I on the day of his coronation.

7/6/1277, Protection with clause volumus, … going to Wales on the king’s service … John de Valle Torta. (S) CPRs.

By 1281, “John de Vautort” holding Sutton and Maker.

1288, John de Valle Torta granted a messuage and orchard in Plymouth to a group of Carmelite friars from Bristol. [Grant confirmed in 1295.] (S) Encyclopedia of Plymouth History.

(S) The Environs of London: V2, Issue 1, Lysons, 1810, P320. (S) Virginia Cousins, Goode, 1887, P460.

Family notes:
• Note: 7/30/1264 at St Paul’s London, Presentation of John de Wintonia to the church of Calstock, in the king’s gift by reason of the wardship of the land and heir of John de Valle Torta being in his hand. (S) Calendar of Patent Rolls. [This record clearly indicates multiple John’s of these various spellings of the last name living at the same time. Which records belong to which John is not clear. These records may be of a father and son named John.]
• John Belet, s/o §Michael Belet.
• Alice had a sister Emma who married Jordan Oliver.
• A large part of the lands of the Valletorts supposedly confiscated for a murder “done by one of them.”

Children of John and Alice:

i. Hugh de Valletort (2495298), born ~1260 in England.