~1325, William born in England.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
1327, Elizabeth born in Somerset, England, 2nd d/o 5909434. Philip de Wellesley & 5909435. Ismania ?.
By 1339, William married to Elizabeth.
4/1339, Philip de Welleslegh, querent, and … deforciants; for the manor of Whethull (Somerset), … if Philip die without heirs male … manor and tenements … shall remain to William Banastre and Elizabeth his wife and their issue ; and if they die without issue … to Ralph, Bishop of Bath and Wells … (S) Somerset Record Society, V12, 1898, P200. [Similar record for the manor of Radestoke and the serjeanty east of Perret.] (S) Hist. of Somerset, V10, 2010, Wheathill.
4/5/1339, Licence for Philip de Welleslegh to enfeoff Elias de Corscombe of the serjeanty to the east of Perret, held in chief, and for the latter to re-grant the same to him for life, with remainders to William Banastre and Elizabeth his wife, in tail, to the heirs male of the body of the said Philip, and to Ralph de Salopia, bishop of Bath and Wells, and his heirs. (S) CPRs.
10/4/1347, Elizabeth’s father died.
7/1348, Writ for IPM of Philip de Welleslegh. Somerset: Peret. A serjeanty for the east of Peret held for his life of the king by service of rendering to the king and his heirs a mewed sparrow-hawk or the price of 2 bezants yearly … The said serjeanty will remain to William Banastre and his heirs by Elizabeth his wife. … The manor of Radestok and a messuage and a carucate of land and 20a. meadow in Middelcote held for his life, jointly with Ismania his wife now deceased, … will remain to the abovesaid William and Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies … The manor of Whethulle … and the bedelry of the foreign hundred of Welles … the said Philip died without heir male of his body … Sok. A messuage … He died on Saturday after St. Leonard last. His daughters Joan, aged 24 years, and Elizabeth, aged 21 years and more, are his heirs. (S) CIsPM.
1/20/1349, To Thomas Cary, escheator in cos Somerset and Dorset. Order to take the fealty of William Banastre …, to deliver to him a serjeanty at the east of Peret, co. Somerset, and not to intermeddle further with the lands which Philip de Wellesleye held of others than the king, restoring the issues thereof, …, that he held the said serjeanty for life of the grant of Elias de Corscombe by a fine levied in the king's court, with remainder to William and his heirs by Elizabeth his wife, and that the serjeanty is held in chief by the service of rendering a mewing nest or the price of two bezants yearly at Michaelmas, … (S) CCRs.
2/25/1349, Commission to … John Inge, Steward of the abbot of Glastonbury, Walter de Pavely, steward of the bishop of Bath and Wells, Ralph de Middelnye, chief bailiff of Westperet, and William Banastre, chief bailiff of Estperet (Somerset), reciting that the king appointed John de Poulet, Simon de Meryet, … to levy in the county of Somerset … order to all persons of that county, and bailiffs and the sheriff, to be intendant … (S) CFRs.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
Bef. 1350, William and Elizabeth died. [Likely in the plague.]
Children of William and Elizabeth:
i. William Banastre (1477358), born 1347 in Somerset, England.
11/25/1350, Writ for IPM of Philip de Welislegh or Wileslegh. Wilts.: La Frithe. A toft, 30a. land … Langthiam. (fn. 1) A water-mill, 3a. land, 3a. meadow … He died on 4 October, 22 Edward III. Joan, his daughter, wife of Ralph de Tudyrleye, of full age, and William, son of William Banastre and Elizabeth, his wife, who was the other heir of the said Philip, aged 3 years, are his heirs. (S) CIsPM.