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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Lord Richard de Walkfare

 30422846. Lord Richard de Walkfare

~1314, Richard Walkefare born in Norfolk, England, s/o 60845692. Robert Walkefare & 60845693. Margaret de Monpinzon.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1333, Richard’s father died, his older brother John the heir.

1345, Richard’s brother John died without heirs.

1346, Richard de Walkfar, and John de Benstede, &c. held Well-Hall. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V7, 1807, Bicham-Well.

1349, Lady Euphemia de Walkefar presented William Hamond to the church at Ingaldesthorp. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V10, 1809, Ingaldesthorp. [Euphemia the widow of Richard’s older brother.]

1352, Sir Richard Walkefare holding half the manor of Avenels for life. (S) Hist. of Cambridge and Isle of Ely, V8, 1982, Guilden Morden.

1353, Thomas Trendel of Geyste, chaplain, enfeoffs Sir Richard Walkefare, Knight, of the wardship and marriage of Christiana daughter and heir of John Calbot. (S) Manuscripts of Rye and Hereford Corp’s, 1892, 13th Rpt., App. Pt.4.


By 1355, Richard married 2nd Mary ?

1361, Richard’s sister-in-law Euphemia died holding lands in dower of his inheritance. [Richard’s brother Thomas inherited Isleham manor.]

1361, Richard holding  the manors of Dersingham, and Ingaldesthorp.

9/27/1361, Articles of Agreement between Sir Richard Walkfare and Hamon Le Strange for a marriage between John Le Strange and one of Walkfare's daughters with Counterpart. (S) UKNA.

1361-62, Richard de Walkefare, Ralph de Hemenhale, Thomas Savage, and John de Ulverston, knights, … to grant rent in the manors of Barsham and Herst to the master, brethren, and sisters of the leper hospital of St. Mary Magdalen, Beccles, … Suffolk. Norfolk. (S) UKNA.

2/4/1370, Richard Walkfare, knt. of Great Ryburgh, Norfolk, died. [Richard’s younger brother Thomas died later the same year. His daughter Joan gained possession of Thomas’ lands.]

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6/1384, IPM of Richard Walkefare, knight. Norfolk: He was seised, jointly with Mary his wife, of the manor of Great Ryburgh. … Dersyngham. The manor called ‘Gellehamhalle’, … Great Ryburgh. The manor. … He died on 4 February, 44 Edward III. Eleanor his daughter by the said Mary, aged 14 years on the day of his death, is their heir. Thomas de Felton, knight, deceased, and Joan his wife, who is still living, have had possession of the manors and received the issues of Dersyngham, since 1375, and Riburgh, since 1373. (S) CIsPM. [IPM likely on the death of Mary.]

(S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V7, 1807, Ryburg Magna. (S) Hist. of Cambridge and Isle of Ely, V10, 2002, Isleham.

Child of Richard and ?:

i. Joan Walkfare (15211423), born ~1335 in Norfolk, England.

Child of Richard and Mary:

ii. Eleanor Walkfare born 1356 in Norfolk, England.

Eleanor married Sir John Lestrange, Knt., s/o Hamon le Strange & Katherine Canois.

1384-85, A fine was levied between Joan, widow of Sir Thomas Felton, and Sir John L'Estrange, Knt. and Alianore his wife, daughter of Sir Richard Walkfare, of Dersingham, and Ingaldesthorp, who for £500 conveyed the same to the Lady Joan.

By 1390, Eleanor died.

1390, Sir John le Straunge, Knight, releases … all right which he had in right of Eleanor his wife, daughter and heir of the blood of Sir Richard de Walkfare, Knight, … (S) Manuscripts of Rye and Hereford Corp’s, 1892, 13th Rpt., App. Pt.4.

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