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Baron Walter de Wahull & Albreda ?

 67547136. Baron Walter de Wahull & 67547137. Albreda ?

~1130, Walter born in England, eldest s/o 135094272. Simon de Wahull & 135094273. Sibyl ?.   

By 1153, Walter, his mother, and father presented Langford Church to the Knights Templars.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

~1154, Albreda born in England.

~1160, Walter’s father died.


Walter married Rohaise, acquiring in frank marriage land in Ravenstone, co. Buckingham. (S) The Genealogist, Vs7-9, 1987, P10.

1163, Walter described by Theobald Archbishop of Canterbury [1139–61] as an ‘invader’ of Ramsey Abbey, who was commanded to desist from his depredations. (S) Hist. of Huntingdon, V1, 1926, The Abbey of Ramsey.

1166, Turgis the clerk of Patshull held 1/5th of a fee of Walter de Wahull. Robert Butevileyn held 2 fees of Walter. Hugh son of Reginald held 1 fee of Walter. Stephen de Welton held 3 fees of Walter.

1167, Walter held the Barony of Wahull; declaring himself to hold 27 knight’s fees of ancient feoffment, and 3 of his own demesne, on the assessment of the aid for marrying the king’s daughter.

By 1167, Rohesia died.


By 1168, Walter married to Albreda.

1168, Walter de Wahull sent in his certificate of knights’ fees by Albreada, his 2nd wife. [Albreda would be at least 12.]

1173, Walter de Walhull and Hugh le Lege in a full court of “six old men” allocated the 8 hides in Segheho.

10/17/1173, Walter, an adherent of Robert, earl of Leicester, taken prisoner at a battle between Framlingham and Bury St. Edmunds. [Walter’s brother Simon also participated in the battle.]

~1180, Walter, son of Simon de Wahull, and Simon his son confirmed grants in Grimscote.

By 1185, Walter died, his son Simon his heir.

(S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912. (S) Woodhull Genealogy, 1904, P13. (S) Honors and Knights Fees, Vs1-3, Farrer, 1923, P64. (S) Journal of the House of Lords, V124, 1892, P194.

Family notes:

·         The Woodhill family was descended from the great Domesday baron, Walter Flandrensis, Lord of Patteshall, created 1st Baron Wahull by William the Conqueror. The s/o the 1st Baron was Simon de Wahull. (S) NY Gen. and Bio. Record, 1880, P190.

Children of Walter and Roesia:

i. Simon de Wahull, born ~1165 in England.

1185, The inquest of Templar property listed lands in Sharnbrook and the Langford church as gifts of Simon de Waulle.

1190-92, Simon a crusader with King Richard in the Holy Land. [Simon likely died in the Holy Land, supposedly by drowning.]

Simon held the Barony of Wahull of 30 knights’ fees in diverse counties.

By 1193, Simon died. [Geoffrey fitz Piers accounted for £35 sterling for £140 of Anjou, late of Simon de Wahull, which were found at Woburn and received by the hands of Simon’s seneschal, Robert de Paretin.]

1197, Hubert Archbishop of Canterbury paid £333 6s. 8d. for the wardship and marriage of Simon’s son and heir John de Wahull.

(S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912.


·         John de Wahull, born ~1192 in England. [Heir] 1206, Archbishop Hubert died; John was still a minor; the wardship was transferred on a further payment of 300 marks to Isabel, widow of Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex and wife of Hubert de Burgh, Justiciar of England. 1213, John furnished 3 well-equipped knights for 1 year’s service beyond the sea, receiving for himself at the same time permission to delay his own departure on account of ill-health. 1215, John supported the Baron’s Revolt leading to the Magna Carta. 1216, John died, leaving his sisters as coheirs.

·         Agnes de Wahull, born ~? in England. Agnes, wife of Robert de Basingham. 1218, Agnes married 2nd William fitz Warin. 1222, Agnes sole heir to Wahull estates. 1238, Agnes died, her son John heir. Children: John de Basingham – died 1239, with his granduncle Saher becoming heir.

·         Rohaise de Wahull, born ~? in England. 1221, Rose, wife of Robert de Lisle [Insula], died without issue.

ii. Walter de Wahull, born ~1170 in England.

1194, Walter de Wahull accounted for £27 for his scutage of Wales for 27 fees of the old feoffment. [Walter administering the estates of his older brother.]

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1199, Walter de Wahull, knight, witnessed a charter of King John to St. Frideswide.

1204, Walter married Albreda, widow of Guy de St. Valery.

1205-6, Walter received the manor of Pateshull at Northamptonshire.

1207, Walter and his wife Albreda in a dispute with Radulfus de Stanbrig.

By 1208, Walter died. (S) The Genealogist, 1914, P15.     

Children of Walter and Albreda:

iii. Saher de Wahull (33773568), born ~1185 in England.

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