~1290, John le Walsch born in Somerset, England, s/o §§John le Walsche.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
Aft. 1315, John’s father died.
1339, Son Nicholas, the only male heir, died.
9/1/1344, … John le Walshe, Robert Mounceux, king's serjeant at arms … (S) CFRs.
11/2/1344, … John le Walshe, Robert Mounceux, king's serjeant at arms … (S) CFRs.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
9/1350, John died. [Possibly before his father.]
9/30/1350, Order to Thomas Cary, escheator in the counties of Somerset and Dorset, to take into the king's hand the lands late of John son of John le Walshe, deceased, tenant in chief, and to make inquisition etc. (S) CFRs.
10/1361, Rose died.
7/1/1362, IPM of Rose, late the wife of John le Walyssh, Walisch or Walsch. Somerset: Athelerdeston … Hywys Chamflour. A third part of the manor, … She held both the above for life in dower by assignment of John le Walsch, formerly her husband, of the inheritance of Alice daughter of the said John, Simon Brit son of Maud his second daughter, and Christina the wife of John atte Hulle, daughter of Edith Seintcler his third daughter. She died on Saturday after St. Luke last. The aforesaid Alice, late the wife of Walter Malet, aged 30 years and more, Simon Brit, aged 26 years and more, and Christina, aged 24 years and more, are her heirs. (S) CIsPM.
12/4/1362, … that Rose late the wife of the said John Walssh held for life in dower, by assignment of her husband, 60 acres of land in Podyngton and 20 acres of land in West Chikerel, co. Dorset, and 7s. 9.25d. of rent in the manor of Athelarston and a third part of the manor of Hywyssh Chanflour, co. Somerset, of the inheritance of the said Alice, Simon and Christina, … (S) IPM of Joan.
· 7/21/1315, IPM of John de Asshelond. Somerset: … Athelardeston and Bradeweye. A messuage, 1 carucate land, a mill, …….. free tenants and 10 villeins, held of John le Walsche ……….. rent of 4 marks yearly. (S) CIsPM.
Child of John and Rose:
i. Joan le Walssh, born ~1310 in England.
Joan married Henry le Frere.
8/1/1355, Order to escheator in the counties of Somerset and Dorset to deliver to Joan, sister of Nicholas le Walssh, her pourparty of the lands late of the said Nicholas; as the king has respited her homage until his coming to those parts. (S) CFRs.
1362, Joan died.
12/4/1362, Order to escheator in the co.’s of Somerset and Dorset, … Joan (Alice’s sister) late the wife of Henry le Frere held … Alice, daughter of John Walssh, 1 of her sisters, Simon Brut, son of Maud, her 2nd sister, and Christina, daughter of Edith Seintclere, her 3rd sister whom John atte Hull has take to wife, are her next heirs and of full age., … take the fealties of Alice, Simon and John atte Hulle and deliver their respective pourparties. (S) CFRs, 1923.
ii. Nicholas le Walssh, born ~1312 in England.
Nicholas married Maud ?.
1339, Nicholas died.
2/10/1339, Order to the escheator in the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon, to take into the king’s hands the lands late of Nicholas le Walyshe of Podynton. (S) CFRs.
Maud married Thomas atte Welle.
2/10/1343, Grant to Thomas atte Welle and Maud his wife, sometime the wife of Nicholas le Walssh, tenant in chief, of the wardship of 2 parts of the lands late of Nicholas in the counties of Somerset and Dorset until the lawful age of Joan and Elizabeth, his daughters and heirs, with the marriage of the heirs, for 40 marks. (S) CFRs.
11/26/1350, Order to Thomas Cary, escheator in the counties of Somerset and Dorset, to make inquisition touching the lands which were of the inheritance of Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of Nicholas le Walssh, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.
Maud married Walter Cancy.
Bef. 1353, Daughter Elizabeth died.
1/10/1353, Daughter Joan died.
1/20/1353, Order escheator in the counties of Somerset and Dorset … 2 messuages and a curtilage, … in Podyton and Westchikerel, co. Dorset, … co. Somerset, … came into the king's hands by reason of the minority of Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of Nicholas le Walssh, who died, as minors in the king's ward, Joan outliving Elizabeth, and that … and that the next heirs of the said Joan daughter of Nicholas are Alice, one of the sisters of Nicholas, whom Walter Malet has taken to wife, Joan, another sister, Simon, son of Maud, a third sister, who deceased, Joan, one of the daughters of Edith, a fourth sister, whom William le Swon has taken to wife, Lucy, another of her daughters, whom John Chuket has taken to wife, Christina, a third daughter, whom John atte Hulle has taken to wife, and John, son of Elizabeth, her fourth daughter, of whom Alice, the 2 Joans and Lucy are of full age, and the others minors, … (S) CFRs.
1359, Maud died holding lands in dower of Nicholas. (S) IPM of Maud, late the wife of Walter Cancy. (S) CIsPM, 1/20/1359
11/30/1360, Order to escheator in the co.’s of Somerset and Dorset, … Maud late the wife of Walter Cancy did not hold any lands … but held for life by name of dower … Hywyssh Chamflour, co. Somerset, … rent in Pydynton … in Westchikerel, co. Dorset, of the inheritance of Alice, whom Walter Malet has taken to wife, and Joan, 2 of the sisters and heirs of Nicholas le Walssh, sometime her husband, Simon son of Maud, a 3rd sister, Joan whom William le Swon has taken to wife, Lucy whom Roger Malet has taken to wife, daughter of Edith, a 4th sister of Nicholas, all of whom are of full age, and of John, son of Elizabeth, a 4th daughter and heir of Edith, to make a partition of 1 of the 4 parts into 4 equal parts … (S) CFRs.
iii. Maud le Walsch, born ~1314 in England.
Bef. 1353, Maud died. (S) IPM of Nicholas’ daughters.
Son: 1355, Simon Brit (b.1334) proved his age.
6/18/1355, To escheator of Somerset and Dorset. Order to cause Simon son of Maud [who has now proved his age], 3rd sister of Nicholas le Walssh, to have seisin … Alice, one of Nicholas’ sisters, who Walter Malet has married, … Edith, 4th sister … (S) CCRs.
iv. Edith le Walssh, born ~1317 in England.
Edith married ? Seintcler.
· Daughter: Joan married William le Swon.
· Daughter: Elizabeth (b.1338) who had a son John.
· Daughter: Lucy, married John Chuket/Roger Malet. 11/19/1369, Lucy died.
· Daughter: Christina (b.1336), married John atte Hull. Son: Nichols Hull (b.1356). [Christinia’s birth date from IPM of Maud, late the wife of Walter Cancy. (S) CIsPM, 1/20/1359.]
1386, Christina died.
10/20/1386, Christina, wife of John Hulle, died, her son John a minor. Nicholas Hull, Christina’s son, is aged 30 years and more. (S) 3/19/1408 IPM of Christina wife of John Atte Hulle.
4/23/1408, IPM of Christina wife of John atte Hulle. … Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of Nicholas le Walsh, … in Atherstone, … and … Huish Champflower … Joan and Elizabeth died in the king’s ward without heirs …, Joan surviving Elizabeth. The heirs of Joan were Alice, the first sister of Nicholas, married to Walter Malet; Joan the second sister; Simon son of Maud the third sister; and the daughters of Edith the 4th sister, namely Joan married to William le Swon, Lucy married to John Chuket, and Christina married to John atte Hulle. Alice and Joan sisters of Nicholas, Joan wife of William le Swon, and Lucy wife of John Chuket were of full age, and Simon and Christina under age at the death of Joan. … Joan sister of Nicholas married Henry le Frere and survived him, …. She died on 10 Jan. 1353. Her heirs were Alice sister of Joan, daughter of John Walsh; Simon son of Maud, second sister of Joan; and Christina, daughter of Edith Seyncler, the third sister; all of full age. Rose widow of John Walsh died, holding in dower …, of the inheritance of Alice, Simon and Christina, … Alice, Simon and Christina became heirs by the deaths of Joan, widow of Henry le Frere, and Rose, widow of John le Walsh. By letters … dated 4 Dec. 1362 Christina received …. Joan had … which Rose held in dower… From the death of Christina on 20 Oct. 1386 Alice Malet was allotted her part and she took the profits of this part of the manor and of the advowson of Huish Champflower for 12 years, and Hugh Courtenay, knight, has taken them since then, title unknown. Thomas Beauchamp, knight, has taken the third part of the rent in Atherstone from the same date, title also unknown. … Christina died as stated. Nicholas Hull, her son and heir, is aged 30 years and more. (S) CIsPM.
10/1/1408, IPM of Christina wife of John atte Hulle. Dorset: Christina wife of John Hulle held nothing in Dorset. Two messuages, 1 curtilage, 84 a. arable, 6 a. meadow, 3 a. pasture and 5s.4d. rent in West Chickerell and Putton came into the hands of Edward III owing to the death of Nicholas le Walsh and the minority of Joan and Elizabeth, his daughters and heirs, because he held 26s.8d. rent in Atherstone in Somerset in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee. His daughters died in the king’s ward without heirs of their bodies, Joan surviving Elizabeth. Alice, one sister of Nicholas, married to Walter Malet, Joan another sister, Simon son of Maud the third sister, Joan daughter of Edith the 4th sister, married to William le Swon, Lucy the second daughter of Edith, married to John Chuket, and Christina the third daughter of Edith, married to John atte Hulle, were the heirs of Joan, daughter of Nicholas. Alice and Joan sisters, Joan wife of William le Swon and Lucy wife of John Chuket were of full age at the death of Joan. Simon and Christina were under age. Those of full age secured their portions from the king’s hands, as did Simon when he reached full age. Christina had an eighth part of 2 messuages and of the curtilage, 21 a. arable, 1 a. meadow, 3 roods of pasture and 16d. rent. Her part was retained in the hands of Richard II owing to her minority and remains in the present king’s hands. The premises were held of William Filoll and Lady Alice de Briene, services unknown, annual value 20 1/2d. She died on 20 Oct. 1386. Nicholas Hull, her son, is aged 30 years and more. (S) CIsPM.
iv. Alice le Walsch (3802239), born ~1335 in England.