By 1187, William born in Lincolnshire, England, s/o 19989952. Robert de Welle.
~1200, Emma heir & d/o §§William De Grainsby.
By 1207, William’s father died.
1207, William de Welle, son and heir of Robert gave 50 marks to have 1 fee in Grenesby of the honor of Richemund, which was of William [de Grainsby], father of Emma, wife of the said William de Well, whose heir she is.
1208, William de Welle warranted land in Sloothby to Ralph son of Ralph de Hoyland.
1210, William served in Ireland.
6/6/1210, King John launched successful attacks in Ireland [which he split Ireland into shires ruled by the crown from Dublin]. King John launched 700 ships in the attack.
1215-6, William held in the Wapentake of Calswaith 2.75 fees of Gilbert de Gant.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.
1216, William de Well made a fine of 20 marks for having grace and benevolence with King John.
5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
5/20/1217, English forces, with the aid of previous rebel barons, defeated the French forces at Lincoln.
5/1217, William’s lands were granted to Fulk d’Oyri.
9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and land exchanges, Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.
1220, Hubert de Burgh effectively ended baronial opposition to King Henry with the siege and defeat of the Earl of Aumale at Bytham castle in Lincoln.
9/30/1221, Order to take into the king’s hand without delay all of the king’s demesne lands …, the sheriff of Lincolnshire. Alexander of Pointon. William of Well. Hamo of Moulton. William of Willouhby. (S) FRsHIII.
11/15/1227, Lincolnshire. Gilbert of Rigsby gives the king a palfrey for having licence to make concord with Simon Haunselin, … Jollan de Neville and William of Well are pledges for Gilbert for rendering that palfrey to the king. (S) FRsHIII.
10/15/1229, Lincolnshire. William of Well, who holds 3 parts of one fee of the honour of Brittany , 5 m. for the same [amercements made in the eyre of the justices last itinerant in his county]. (S) FRsHIII.
6/9/1230, A fine between Harod son of Humphrey, plaintiff, and William de Welle, deforciant of 1/6th fee in Withern … the gift of Robert de Well, father of William. (S) Lincolnshire Rec’s, Abstracts of Final Concords, V1, 1896.
6/27/1230, Lincolnshire. William of Well gives the king 20s. for having a writ to attaint the twelve jurors of an assize of novel disseisin taken at Lincoln before B. de Lisle and Simon of Ropsley, … against Robert de Godefeld and Matilda, his wife, concerning common of pasture in Sutton. (S) FRsHIII.
By 1241-2, William died.
(S) Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, V6, 1901, P55.
Child of William and Emma:
i. Robert de Welle (4997488), born ~1220 in Lincolnshire, England.