~1245, William born in England.
~1280, Elena born in England.
6/20/1271, Grant … to Gerard de la Launde, William de la Pole, and Giles le Tayllur, merchants of Rouen, … that they will not take 50 sacks of woolfells of theirs arrested at Ipswich to Flanders or Hainault or sell them by any device to Flemings … the bailiffs of Ipswich may deliver to them the said sacks to take to Rouen … (S) CPRs.
1271, The King to pay his Treasurers and Chamberlain from our Treasury to Stephen le Long, William de la Pole and Nicholas la Champyon, merchants of Tottenys (Totnes, Devon).
1272, The port of Ravenser, used by William, encroached by the sea.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
1293, William de la Pole of Ravenser was given the manor of Myton-juxta-Hull, which replaced the old port of Ravenser.
[––William & Elena––]
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
1311, William of Totnes, Devon, died.
Elena married 2nd John Rotenheryng, a wealthy merchant of Hull.
By 1316, the family members moved to Hull, a fortified town about 20 miles from Ravensrod.
(S) English Merchants, Bourne, 1866. (S) Portraits of Medieval Women, Mitchell, 2003, P66.
· William was well known in Rouen, France.
· An early contemporary William de la Pole of Yorkshire is married to Gladys ?, who’s heir is his son Richard. [It would not make geograhic-sense for these to be the same person, nor chronologically.]
Children of William and Elena:
ii. William de la Pole (3802372), born 1302 in England.
iii. John de la Pole, born 1304 in England.