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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sir John de Valletort & Alice Belet

4990596. Sir John de Valletort & 4990597. Alice Belet

~1235, John de Valle Torta born in England, s/o 9981192. Joel de Valletort.

~1235, Alice born in England, coheir & d/o §§John Belet, s/o §§Michael Belet.

Aft. 1245, John’s father died.

 [––John & Alice––]                                                       

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.

~1255, Grant from Henry, son of Ernold de Teddene … witnesses: Sir Gilibert de Popham, Sir John de Valletort, … (S) Cal. of Charters and Doc’s Relating to Selborne and its Priory, 2009, P24.

[Undated] John de Vautort a witness of a grant by Hubert de Burgh, earl of Kent, to Philip Basset of his messuage of Biestun. (S) Ancient Deeds, V3, Lyte, 1900.

8/4/1258, Mandate … to enquire touching excesses, trespasses and injuries committed … to 4 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) CIsPM, V1, Henry III.

7/13/1263, IPM of Baldwin de Insula, earl of Devon. Devon: … Tauton, 1 fee held by John de Valle Torta. … (S) CIsPM.

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.

11/1265, Quia testificatum est coram rege per Rogerum de Mortuo Mari quod Johannes de Vautort, … (S) CCRs.

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 Middlesex, V3, 1962.

1270, Grant to John Valletort of a market on Wednesday and a fair for 3 days at Cheping Tawton. (S) History, Gaz. and Directory of the Co. of Devon, White, 1879, P577.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

Aft. 1272, John de Valletort named as a “possessor of land in this county of most note” [Somersetshire]. (S) The Hist. & Antiq’s 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.

6/1277, King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.

By 1281, John de Vautort holding Sutton and Maker.

By 1281, John knighted.

11/1281, Enrolment of grant by Philip son of Philip de Hamme … Witnesses: Sir Robert Tybetot, Sir Hamo Hauteyn; Sir John de Kyrkeby; … Sir John de Valle Torta, Sir William Burnell, Sir Laurence de Sancto Michaele, knights; … (S) CCRs.

4/13/1282, Order to assign dower to Isolda, late the wife of Henry de la Pomereye … Devon … by the oath of …  John de Vautort, knights … (S) CCRs.

6/24/1287, To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause John de Valle Torta to have seisin of 12s. yearly of rent in Comewell near La Wyk that Alvred de la Porte, who was hanged for felony, held … Alvred held them of the said John … (S) CCRs.

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

By Alice died before John. [John held some of her lands ‘courtesy of England’ of her inheritance.]


11/21/1289, John de Valle Torta acknowledges that he owes to the bishop of Bath and Wells, and to Bartholomew de Castello 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. (S) CCRs.

10/23/1291, To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause John de Vautort of Clist to have seisin of 2 ferlings of land in Sutton near Stonhuse, as the king learns by inquisition … William de Sto[n]huse, who was hanged for felony, held, … and that William held it of John. (S) CCRs.

9/25/1295, John de Vautort (b.1246), knight, at the request of Sir Oliver de Dyneham, delivered to John de Vautort the younger his land of Clyst Gyrard by indenture bearing the date of the 23rd year. (S) 9/21/1316, Proof of age of John son and Heir of Joice de Dynham, CIsPM.

8/11/1299, Exemption, for life, of John de Valle Torta from being put on assizes, juries or recognisances, on testimony before the king by Otto de Grandisono of his age and infirmity. (S) CPRs.

1300, John died.

12/23/1300, Order to take into the king's hand the lands late of John de Valle Torta, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

4/22/1301, IPM of John de Valle Torta. Surrey: Shene. 200a. arable, 12a. meadow … by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Alice his wife … John, son of the said John and Alice, aged 30 and more, is their next heir. (S) CIsPM.

5/13/1301, Order to deliver to John de Valle Torta, son and heir of Alice, late the wife of John de Valle Torta, the lands which his said father held in chief by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of the said Alice, he having done fealty. (S) CFRs.

(S) The Environs of London: V2, Issue 1, Lysons, 1810, P320. (S) Virginia Cousins, Goode, 1887, P460. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, Charlinch.

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) CPRs.

·         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. John de Vautort, born ~1267 in England.

12/25/1305 at London, Debtor: John de Vautort {Valle Torta} of Surrey. Amount: £9. (S) UKNA.

4/16/1308 at London, Debtor: John Vautort, son and heir of John de Vautort, of Surrey. Creditor: Godestalk Duker' of Germany. Amount: £183 4d. (S) UKNA.

1318, John de Vautort of Clyst; the heirs of Hugh de Vautort (2495298) of Taunton, and others of whom the town of Sutton (Plymouth) is held. The community of the town of Sutton (Plymouth) have purchased a writ to inquire into what damage would occur if the king granted that they might become free burgesses and their town a free borough … (S) UKNA.

ii. Hugh de Valletort (2495298), born ~1270 in England.