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Steward Augustine le Waleys & Maud de Rothing

 2110854. Steward Augustine le Waleys & 2110855. Maud de Rothing

[––Henry le Waleys––]

~1240, Henry born.

1267-68, Henry de Waleys held varied properties in London.

Henry married into the Basing family of London.

1269, Henry became an alderman for Cordwainer Ward in London (which he would hold until he died.)

1270, Henry and Gregory de Rokesle elected sheriffs of London.

By 1272, Henry de Waleys, a successful wine merchant in London, sold wine to the royal household. [Henry eventually named as a King’s merchant and as a King’s sergeant.]

1273-79, Henry served 5 terms as Mayor of London.

1283, Henry represented London in parliament.

1284, Edward I awarded Henry the right to farm 6 bastides in Perigord for £170.

By 1288, Maud born in Essex, England, d/o §§Henry de Rothing of Saint Margaret Rothing.

1289, Henry contributed 100s to a gift of £1,000 made by London to the king.

~1290, Austin de Auxbridge (Waleys) born in England, s/o §§Henry le Waleys.

7/4/1291, Henry de Waleys, citizen, made a quitclaim in London. (S) CChRs.

1298, Henry elected mayor of London. (Deposed 10/1299.)

[––Maud & John––]

Maud 1st married to John de Chaddeworth.

1301, Maud’s father died, her brother Alexander the heir. (S) CFRs, 4/3/1302.

1302, Augustine’s father died. (Augustine’s older brother Henry died before his father.) (S) UKNA.

6/2/1301, Order to the same to take into the king's hand the lands late of Henry de Rothing, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

1304, Land and houses in St. Andrew Hubbard, East Cheap, transferred to Maud.

1305, Maud de Rothinge had property transferred to her in St. Nicholas Shambles, London. [Her father identified in the deed as deceased.]

1308, Maud de Rothinge acquired a house in Spoonlane, St. Michael, Queenshithe.

12/8/1310, The Mayor of London pardoned an 8 mark fee due on a bond of Maud. [Maud’s name on her 5 records from 1304-1312 indicates she preferred holding property in her own name.]

1312, Maud quitclaimed the house of 1308 to Cecilia Ripoun. The same year, Maud held 4 shops and tenements, adjacent to a tenement called Hele, in her own name in St. Bride’s parish.

1313, John de Chaddeworth died, leaving land and houses in the parish of St. Katherine near Alegate to Maud de Rothing and his daughter Idonea. [Maud held a messuage and 7 shops here at her death.]

1313, Maud had property in her own right in 5 parishes either inside or just outside the city of London, including St. Bride’s and St. Katherine Alegate.

1314, Augustine a clerk to Justice William de Bereford.

1/20/1315, Commission of oyer and terminer ... complaint of Augustine de Uxbridge that his close at Stepney [East of London proper] had been broken; cattle and goods taken.

1316, John de la Marche, potter, conveyed a house in St. Katherine [along the north side of Aldgate Street] to Augustine and Maud. [The property quitclaimed to them by Nicholas de Reding, cordwainer, later in the year.]

1/3/1317, Elias Colchester enfeoffed Augustine de Uxbridge, king’s clerk, and Maud de Rothinges, and the heirs of Augustine of the manor of Latton Merk, Essex, with the advowson of the priory. Elias was given lands and property in Beauchamp St. Paul and 100 marks of silver. [By April, Augustine le Waleys and Maud de Rothing held the manor. Augustine did homage to the king for the property.]

1317, Maud granted a part of 4 shops and a messuage in Fleet Street [St. Martin without Ludgate] by Adam de Garboldesham.

4/1317, Augustine assigned as accountant for the two mints [held position for 3 years.]

1317, Augustine and Maud given quitrent of another tenement in St. Bride by the executors of Hugh de Pourte.

1/1318, Augustine appointed Keeper of the Exchanges of London and Canterbury.

1318, Tenements in St. Katherine passed to Augustine le Waleys and Maud de Rothing and Idonea, d/o Maud.

[––Augustine & Matilda––]

By 1320, Maud married to Augustine. They were enfeoffed with the manor of Merk, Essex, with reversion to Augustin and his heirs.

7/1320, A messuage and shop at Oystergate on the corner of Bridge St. and Thames St. was obtained from Roger de Rokesley and his wife Joan, jointly by Augustine and Maud.

1321, Augustine and Maud transferred properties in St. Bride parish to the executors of William de Chaddleshunt.

1322, Augustine and Maud transferred properties in St. Bride parish to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul’s.

1324, Thomas de Merk, s/o Ralph, of age, released the manor of Latton Merk, Essex to Augustine and Maud.

By 1326, Augustine acquired the tenement of the abbot of Shepperton, paying 40s rent.

8/1326, Augustine named in the IPM of John de la Marche.

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

1327, Augustine a mainpernor [surety for court appearance] for John de Sandale.

5/1327, Augustine the keeper of the king’s victurals in Newcastle.

1328, Augustine a King’s clerk in charge of repairs to houses at Dunstable for the residence for the King during a tournament to be held there in 10/1329.

1329, Augustine acquired land in Denham and tenements in Colham, held jointly with Maud.

5/11/1330, Augustine appointed a collector of customs in the port of London [1 year appointments.]

1333, Augustine purchased a messuage from William de Salopia and his wife Ellen worth 80s yearly in St. Andrew Undershaft, Cornhill. [This became the family residence.]

1334, Augustine and Maud lost a suit with the prior in the Hustings for non-payment of rent of 6s, property held in right of Maud.

5/1/1335, Augustine le Waleys, the king’s servant, appointed a collector of customs in the port of London for life.

1336, Augustine and Maud granted 2 acres, held in fee simple, to Adam Fraunceys.

7/21/1337, Augustine loaned Sir Roger Bravent £200.

8/3/1337, Sir Roger Bravent and his wife Hawisia granted Brandestonhall manor in Great Wladinfeld, Lavenha, and Brent Eleigh, to Augustine le Waleys of Uxbridge in fee simple.

1338, Augustine and Maud sold their remaining holdings in Beauchamp St. Paul for 100 marks.

6/24/1338, Augustine named Robert atte Brome and Walter de Anermere his attorneys before going oversees with the King.

7/20/1338, Living in their home in St. Andrew Undershaft, Augustine and Maud filed a complaint of nusiance that their neighbors had breached city ordinances relating to the placement and glazing of windows overlooking their property.

8/24/1339, The manor of Ridley [Kent] quitclaimed to Augustine, with other lands in Meopham and Essche, by Bartholomew de Watton. [Other lands of this transaction were held in dower by Sybil, widow of John de Watton.]

1343, Augustine and Maud, with partener Robert atte Brome, acquired the tenement of deceased Walter de Chelmsford.

10/29/1345, John Savage released the 1339 properties to Augustine and Maud.

3/1346, Augustine surrendered his postion as a collector of customs in the port of London due to his constant  attendance upon the Queen.

1346, Augustine and Maud acquired the tenement of John Stignere from his executors.

1347, Augustine working in the household of Lionel (15210590), the King’s son.

5/12/1348, The Crown, having taken the lands of Sir Roger Bravent due to debts, confirmed the 1337 charter of Brnadestonhall to Augustine.

1348, Augustine the lieutenant of the steward of the Queen’s household.

10/20/1348, Augustine and Maud settled Latton Merk manor on themselves and enfeoffed Robert atte Brome, clerk, of the property and advowson.

1/25/1349, Augustine appointed Controller of the Queen’s household [for 1 year.]

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

1351, Augustin aquired tenements in Uxbridge and land in Colham, held jointly with Maud.

1351, in London near their home, Augustine and Maud, with Robert atte Brome, acquired a brewhouse and shops from Thomas de Baldesworth, goldsmith.

1351, Augustine and Maud granted a papal indult to choose a confessor at the time of their death.

7/20/1352, Queen Philippa granted Augustine, steward of the Queen’s household, and Maud his wife the lands of William de Dagenham as escheat. [Havering atte Bower, a royal demesne.]

8/8/1352, Augustine had to pay 6d yearly for encroachment on land against Fleet Street on a lodge he had built.

7/24/1353, Augustine le Whaleys of Uxbridge [West London] died, buried in the monastery of Holy Trinity. Maud inherited sizable debts owed to Augustine. His heirs were his two daughters. A moiety related to Brandeston Hall, Suffolk, references John Waleys, a bastard. He held 4 messuages in Uxbridge, land in Colham of Nicholas de Canteloupe, land in Uxbridge of John de Carleton, land in Harefield of Simon de Swanland.


9/8/1353, IPM of Augustine, Essex. Escheator John de Coggeshall. Augustine held Merkshall [Latton] jointly with Maud. His heirs were Margery and Margaret, of full age.

12/6/1353, At the request of Maud, a writ directed lower courts to pass the inquisition decisions to the higher courts for quicker resolution.

2/9/1355 at Bildeston, Suffolk. IPM found that Maud and John Waleys had made an agreement without the consent of Augustine about the manor of Brandestonhall. Augustine died seised of it, and it went to his two heirs. [Similar result for the manor of Ridley in Kent, where Robert att Brome would have held the manor.]

2/20/1355, IPM for Kent. All the lands in Kent, Surrey, Middlesex, and Suffolk which Augustine held in chief was committed to John Malewayn, husband of Margaret’s sister Margery.

4/12/1355, Maud made her will(s). She asked to be buried in the monastery of Holy Trinity close to the tomb of her husband Augustine, giving £20 to the church.

4/15/1355, Maud died at the family home in St. Andrew Undershaft, Cornhill.

10/1356, The king commissioned Friar John de Northampton to keep the lands and property of the late Maud Waleys, in London, to use in the building of the house and church of the Dominican Nuns of Dartford. (S) Nunneries, Lee, 2001, P18.

1362, Final distribution of Maud’s London properties. Excution of her wills caused law suits for several years driven by the Court of Canterbury, dealing primarily with a bequest to the nuns of Dartford. [The second copy had small variations – neither signed.]

(S) Tran. – London and Middlesex Arch. Soc., V52, 2001, P140. (S) Calendar of the Letter-books ... City of London, Letter-book A, 1275-1298, 1899.

Family notes:

·         ‘Maud’ is her name in government records, but ‘Matilda’ is generally used in records of the City of London.

·         ~1365, Petitioners: John Turk, son and heir of Margery, widow of John Malwayn, and Margaret, wife of John de Foxcote, daughters and heirs of Augustine Waleys, state that the manor of Brandeston Hall [Suffolk] belongs to them as heirs of Augustine (Austin) and Maud his wife, ..., but that the King seised the manor with other lands of John Malwayn until John had made satisfaction with him. John did so, ... this manor remains in the King's hand. They request restitution of the manor, as they have been barred from their inheritance for 7 years and more. (S) UKNA.

Children of John and Maud:

i. Idonea, born before 1313 in London, England.

1318, Idonea living, named in a quitclaim with Maud.

By 1334, Idonea died.

Children of Augustine and Maud:

ii. John Waleys, born before 1320 in London, England.

iii. Margery Waleys, born 1324 in London, England.

Margery 1st married to John Turk. [Multiple children.]

1340, John Turk died.

1341, Richard de Rothing [relationship unknown], prosecuted a recognisance for Maud.

Margery married 2nd John Malewayn. [1 son, 1 daughter.]

1357, Margery died.

1361, John Malewayn died.

iv. Margaret Waleys (1055427), born 1327 in London, England.

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