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le Waleys, le Walssh, Walssh
of Chickerell, and of Langton-Wallis, Dorset
and of Huish Champflower, Somerset



Chickerell in Dorset; and Huish Champflower in Somerset
  • - In 1166, Thomas de Campo Florida (de Chamfloyre) and Robert Waleys (Walenois) each held a knight's fee, of William de Mohun. [History of the hundred of Carhampton in the County of Somerset, by James Savage]
  • - Hewish Chamfloryes (Huish Champflower), and Atherstone (Athelardeston, or Alardeston) was held by Thomas de Chamfloyre in the time of King John. He left a third part of his lands to his eldest daughter Joan, the wife of Rafe Waleys (Walensis). Rafe (Ralph) left it to his son John, but the heirs general of him brought this and much land in Dorset unto the Fillolls and Fantleroys of Dorsett, where you may see more of them. One of the arms of the Waleys here is described as 'Barry of 8 Argent and Gules, on a canton of the first, a bend fussel of the second'. [source: The Particular Description of the County of Somerset]
  • - In 1227 the sheriff of Somerset was directed to divide the lands of Thomas de Campo Florida (de Chamfloyre), deceased, between his widow Nichola, remarried to William le Waleis, his daughter Joan, wife of Ralph le Waleis, and Matilda, then unmarried (Assize Rolls, No. 380, S.R.S. vol. xi.). [source: The Particular Description of the County of Somerset]
  • - It is agreed between Warine son of Joel, guardian of the youngest daughter of Thomas de Campo Florido, and William le Waleis (Wallensis) and Nichola his wife, Ralph son of William, and the eldest daughter of the same Thomas, concerning the dower of Nichola, which fell to her, of the free tenement which was of Thomas, formerly husband of Nichola, to wit, that the whole manor of Hiwis (aka Hewish), with the appurtenances, should remain to William and Nichola his wife.... and the whole land of Alardeston should be divided between Ralph le Waleis and his wife (Joan, oldest daughter of Thomas), and the youngest daughter (Mailtda). [source: Curia Regis Roll, No. 94, Memb. 6]
  • - In 1235 Nicholaa de Chamflurs (relict of William le Waleys) rendered to the aid in Dorset, in respect of 1/2 fee in West Chickerelle of the Honour of Curci (Dorset). [source: Book of Fees, 425]
  • - Ralph le Waleys was granted lands in Podinton in the parish of Chickerell, Dorset, in 21 Henry III (1236-37). He may have been a grandson of the first Ralph (son of Cadwalladr ap Gruffydd). [source: Walsh 1170-1690; J. C. Walsh].
  • - In 23 Henry III (1238-39) Ralph le Waleys had held a fourth part of of knight's fee in Podington. [source: Full Abstracts of the Feet of Fines Relating to the County of Dorset]
  • - In 1242-3 Matilda (sic) de Rivers held a fee in West Chickerelle [source: Testa, 160b.]
  • - Circa 1249-52, Roger son of Avice, puts, etc. against Ralph le Waleys, touching one virgate and a half of land with the appurtences of West Chikerel, and prays, etc., whether he have the greater right to hold that land of the aforesaid Ralph or the same Ralph to hold it in demesne. [source: Somersetshire Pleas]
  • - In the 'Regardum' of Neroche (1257?) is a Radulphi le Waleys of Haethereston, Somerset. [Forests & Deer Parks of the County of Somerset]
  • - In 1252 is a fine between William le Waleys, querent; and Ralph le Waleys and Joan his wife, impedients; for a carucate of land in Athelardeston, and half a carucate and forty five shillings rent in Ramington and Hywys. Pleas of warrenty of deed was summoned. Ralph and Joan acknowledged the right of William as by their gift ; for this William granted the land in Athelardeston to them, to hold of him, for the life of each of them... And after the decease of both Ralph and Joan the said land shall revert to William, to hold, together with the said tenement, of the chief lord of the fee by the services belinging. [source: Somersetshire pleas (civil and criminal), v. 44 - 1929]
  • - In 1252 Ralph Waleys, son of William, and his wife Joan, elder daughter of Thomas de Champflower, held an estate in Huish of Ralph's father. [The Victoria history of the county of Somerset]
  • - In 1252 Ralph le Waleys and Joan his wife conveyed a carucate of land at Atherstone and half a carucate of land and 45 shillings rent in Runnington (Ramintgon) and Huish to their son(?) William, reserving only their own life in the estate of Atherstone. In 1268 Ralph and his wife Joan gave a mark for an assize ordered to be brought before the king on 10 April of that year. They were both living as late as late as 1269 when they sued Thomas Croke for half a carucate of land at Runnington, on a writ of kinship. Ralph le Waleys had died before the death of his son William, or before 1276. [source: Historical Notes on Some Somerset Manors Formerly Connected with the Honour of Dunster; 1931]
  • - In 1262-63, Ralph le Waleys and Joan his wife were paid twenty marcs by Hugh de Dene and Cristiana his wife for messuage and half a vrgate of land in Atherestone. [source: Somersetshire pleas (civil and criminal), v. 44 - 1929]
  • - In May 1268, Ralph le Waleys and Joan his wife seek by Joel, son of Warin, 3 virgates of land in Hywyschaumflur of which John son of Joel, kinsman of Joan who heir she is, was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day on which, etc. And Joel, son of Warin ... concerning which Ralf and Joan say that John kinsman of Joan, was seised of the aforesaid lands in his demesne as of fee in the time of the present king taking thereof the issues to the value etc., and that he died seised of it and that from John, because he died without an heir of his body, the fee and demesne reverted (resortiebatur) to Joan, wife of Ralf, sister of the mother of John, as his aunt and heir (Somerset Pleas, v. 36 - 1923, Roll 202). [source: Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticut. 1958]
  • - Circa 1280, ...defendants, about that land by which fine Ralf and Joan acknowledged the tenement to be the right of William and for this acknowledgement William granted to Ralf and Joan to hold that tenement all the life of either of the same Ralf and Joan, and they produced the fine which witnesses to this, wherefore they say that Joan entered those tenements by William as appears evidently by that fine and not by Thomas de Chamflur. And Nicholas (le Waleys) and Margery say that at the time of making that fine and before and afterwards the aforesaid Ralf and Joan were in seisin of those tenements so that William had nothing in them by which he could make any demise therein to Ralf and Joan, whereof they say that Joan entered the tenements by Thomas de Chamflur and not by William le Waleys, and on this day they put themselves on the country ; and William and Joan likewise. Therefore let the jury be made thereon. [source: Somersetshire pleas (civil and criminal), v. 44 - 1929]
  • - In 1285 Nicholas le Waleis held 1/4 fee in West Chickerelle, Dorset. He is also mentioned in that year with three parts of a fee in Podintone and Estchykerel. At the same time Nicholaus le Waleys is listed as tenet villam de Hywys Chamflur, Somserset. And in 14 Edward I (1285-86), Nicholas le Waleys and Margery his wife were in possession of lands in Azelardeston, Somerset. [partial source: Inquisitions and assessments relating to feudal aids]
  • In 1285-86, is a fine between Nicholas le Waleys and Margery his wife, querents; and Hugh Everard, deforciant; for customsand services which Nicholas and Margery demanded from Hugh for a free tenement which he held in Azelardeston, for which Nicholas and Margery demanded that he should do service of five marcs yearly, which service Hugh did not acknowledge. Hugh conceded for himself and his heirs that henceforth they would render yearly to Nicholas and Margery and the heirs of Margery, four marcs, ... [source: Somersetshire pleas (civil and criminal), v. 44 - 1929]
  • - John de Cranlee and Mary his wife seek against Nicholas le Waleis and Margery his wife a rent of two marks in Chamflur Hywisse as the right and maritagium of Mary, in which Nicholas and Margery have no entry excepting by Joan la Walshe who unjustly etc. disseised Mary thereof after the first etc. [source: Somersetshire pleas (civil and criminal), v. 44 - 1929]
  • - In 19 Edward I (ca. 1289), at an inquisition concerning the true value of the king's castle at Corfe, the tenants of John le Waleys in Middlebere render to the King annunally two quarters of salt, value 2s. [sources: Purbeck Papers; and History and Description of Corfe Castle, by Thomas Bond]
  • - Nicholas le Waleys died in 1292 seised of the manor of Huish Champflower and the 1/4 fee in (Poditon) West Chickerelle. He held the manor and advowson of Huish jointly with his wife Margery [sources: Honors and Knights' Fees, by William Farrer; and also Pedes Finium for the County of Somerset; and also The Victoria history of the county of Somerset]
  • - In 1303 John le Waleys held 1/8 fee in West Chickerelle, and in the same Hundred Johannes Waleyns is listed as a tenent under a heading which includes Pudynton and Est Chikerel [source: Honors and Knights' Fees; by William Farrer]. In the same year Johannes le Waleys is described as tenet Hywys Chamflour [source: Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids...].
  • - In 5 Edward II (1312-13), John le Waleys of Podyton held 3 parts of a knight's fee in Podyton and Estchykerel. He may be the same John le Waleys (le Walsche) who in 6 Edward II (1313-14), held 1 carucate, including a capital messuage, at Athelardeston and Bradeweye, Somerset, by service of 53s. 4d. yearly. William, his son, aged 12 on the feast of St. Margaret last, is his next heir.
  • - John le Waleys alias Walsch of Putton (West Chickerelle, Dorset) died in 1333 holding lands in West Chickerelle, and leaving his son Nicholas (aged 25 or more). John le Walsch also held a fee at Hywyshe Chamflour based on the eschequer lay subsidies of Edward III. [sources: Honors and Knights' Fees, by William Farrer; and Kirby's quest for Somerset]
  • - A Nicholas le Walissh of Podynton, Dorset died 13 Edward III (1339-40), and in the same year his wife Matilda was assigned, as dower, the tenements and rents in Athelardeston, co. Somerset; in Hiwischchainflour (Hewish Chaunflour), co. Somerset; in Podynton, co. Dorset; and in Westchykerel, co. Dorset. [sources: include Calendar of the Close Rolls]
  • - At an inquisition in 1342, it mentions Nicholas le Walshe of Podyngton, deceased, held certain lands and rents in Athelardeston and Hewysh Chaumflour, co. Somerset, of the king in chief, by knight service, and other lands in Podyngton, co. Dorset, of him and Matilda his wife, and in West Chykerel, co. Dorset, of Walter Heryng, also by knight service. [source: Calendar of the Patent Rolls, v.5, 1900]
  • - By 1346, the fee that Nicholas le Waleys held in Hewish Champflower, formerly held by John le Waleys, was now in the hands of Thomas de Middeleye (Middelnye). In an assessement of fees in that year, for the Hundred of Wileton, co. Somerset, de Thoma de Middeleye pro un. f. in Hywissh Chamflour quod tenet ex tradicione regis usque as estatem Nicholai le Walissh, et quod est in manu regis racione minoris estatis heredis prediciti, et quod Johannes le Waleys quondam tenuit ibidem. [source: Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids]
  • - An inquisition post mortem, dated 24 Edward III (1350-51), mentions Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of Nicholas le Walshe. [source: Proceedings, by Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society]
  • - In 1359 Nicholas' widow Maud (or Matilda) died, and in 1361 Nicholas' mother Rose died. [source: The Victoria history of the county of Somerset]
  • - In 1366 Elizabeth, one of the sisters and coheirs of Nicholas le Walsh, had livery of lands in Huish, Putton and West Chickerelle. [source: Honors and Knights' Fees; by William Farrer]
  • - In 1376-77, the Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem for Dorset mentions Elizabeth, wife of Robert Salmon, sister and coheir of Nicholas le Walssh.
  • - In 15 Richard II (1391-92), six messuages, two carucates of land, twenty acres of meadow, and one hundred acres of pasture in Westchikerell and Podyngton, the inhertiance of William Jewe, were conveyed by the same William, by fine, to Alice Malet (a sister and coheir of Nicholas le Walsh), for her life, with remaineder to John Jewe and his heirs. [source: Fines Dorset, 15 Ricchard II, no. 98]
  • - In 20 Richard II (1396-97), Roger le Walsch and John Jewe held the fourth part of knight's fee in Chickerell and West Chickerell of William Montacute, Earl of Sarum. [source: Cal. Inq. Post Mort., 20 Ric. II. no. 35].
  • - In an inquisition taken 10 Henry IV (1408), concerning Christina who was the wife of John Atte Hull, the manors of Puddynton and Westchikerell came into the hands of lord Edward III, late King of England by the death of Nicholas le Walssh, by reason of the minority of Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of the said Nicholas, because the said Nicholas held of the said lord Edward, rent in Athelardeston in co. Somerset in chief by the service of the 4th part of 1 knight's fee, which said Joan and Elizabeth while within age and in the warship of the said King Edward died without heirs of their bodies. The said daughter Joan survived the said daughter Elizabeth, and both died without heirs of their bodies.
    Alice, Joan, Matilda and Edith, the sisters and heiresses of Nicholas Walssh, deceased
    Alice, one of the sisters of the said Nicholas, who married John Jewe and Walter Malet, Joan another of the sisters of the said Nicholas (who later married Henry le Frere, and she died in 1352), and Simon (Bric) son of Matilda the third sister of the said Nicholas, and Joan one of the daughters of Edith (Seyntcler) the 4th sister of the said Nicholas who married William le Swon, Lucy another daughter of the said Edith who married John Chuket, and the said Christina the 3rd daughter of the said Edith who married John atte Hull, were then the next heirs of the said Joan daughter of Nicholas.
    - Another inquisition follows which cites the heirs of Joan, sister of the said Nicholas, who died 10 January, 26 Edward III (1352). This included Alice, sister of the said Joan, Simon Bric son of Matilda (another sister of the said Joan), and Cristina daughter of Edith Seyntcler (3rd sister of the said Joan.
    - Another inquisition follows which cites Rose who was the wife of John Walssh likewise died and held for the term of her life in dower of the assignment of said John Walssh the inheritance of the said Alice, Simon, and Cristiane, inluding rent in the manor of Athelardeston and the 3rd part of the manor of Hywysshe Chamflor (held of the King in chief by knight;s service).
    - Another inquisition follows in which Alice, Simon, and Cristina (heirs) sued their pourparties of the said inheritance happening to them, as well as by the death of Joan wife of Henry le Frere as by the death of Rose, and they were delivered to them severally. The said Christina died 20 October, 10 Richard II (1386); Nicholas Hull her son is her next heir and is aged 30 years.
    - Another inquisition follows, which cites that Nicholas le Walsh, deceased, held of King Edward III, Athelardeston in co. Somerset, and the moiety of certain lands and tenements in Hywysshe Chamflor which make the manor of Hywysshchamflor. [source: Notes & queries for Somerset and Dorset]
    - In 9 Henry V (1421-22), Nicholas Hull, filus et heres Christiane, unius sororum et heredum Nicolai Le Walsh. [source: The Note-book of Tristram Risdon, 1897]
    - In 1428, a fee at Huwyssh Chamflour was held by Matillide, domina de Courtenay, and William Brytt, formerly held by Thomas Middelnye "tenuit ex tradicione regis usque as estatem heredis Nicholai le Walssh." Matildis Courtenay, widow, and Willelmus Britte de Bruysshford, armiger, each held four parts of a fee at Huwyssh Chamflour. [source: Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids]


    Langton in Purbeck (Langton-Wallis) in Dorset
  • - The most marked variant in 'le Waleys' Coats of Arms is that of Ing[el]ram, of the Dorset family, who seems to have used (a combination of) the arms of both Marshal and Mortimer, "a bend fusiled," and "barry of eight." [Walsh 1170-1690, J. C. Walsh]
    Note: Ing[el]ram le Waleys appears to be of the same family of le Waleys family (of Chickerell parish) listed above. Later grants, and the coat of arms, seem to confirm this connection.
  • - When Alfred of Lincoln (Albreda de Lyncoll) died in 1264, his manor of Langeton was purchased by Ingelram le Walshe. The manor included the west part of Langton (Maltravers) parish, with Acton, Ailwood and others. [source: Purbeck Papers, by David Alban Hinton]
  • - Ingram le Waleys held a manor at Langton in Purbeck, Dorset, in 1276. A prescriptive (nundinas) recorded 1278, was held by Ingelram le Waleys (QW, p. 181). Ingelram claimed that Albreda de Lyncoll granted him the manor at Langton Matravers and its liberties to be held of the king in chief. The quo warranto case was adjourned.
  • - In a record regarding the knights fee at Langeton, Dorset, dated 1285, Engramii le Walleys is listed. In the same year Engeram le Waleys is listed as one of the primary jurors regarding the extent of the hundred of Culfordestre in co. Dorset, which mentions Nicholas le Waleys holding tenements in Westchykerel, Podintone, and Estchykerel. [source: Inquisitions and assessments relating to feudal aids]
  • - In 1290, Ingram le Waleys, knight, was a justice for gaol delivery in Somerset. He held land at Langton in Purbeck (Dorset). [source: The English Historical Review, v. 25, 1910]
  • - Sir Ingram (Ingeramus) le Waleys, sheriff of Hampshire 1290-91 (and the royal keeper of the city of Winchester), acquired a tenement in Winchester, whose son John enfeoffed John le Deveneys of the tenement in 1309. [source: Survey of Medieval Winchester, by Derek Keene]
  • - Nicholas le Waleys died in 1292 seised of the manor of Huish Champflower (Somerset) and the 1/4 fee in (Poditon) West Chickerelle (Dorset). [sources: Honors and Knights' Fees, by William Farrer; and also Pedes Finium for the County of Somerset]
  • - Ingelram held 1/4 Knight's Fee in Podington, Dorset, late of Nicholas le Walleys, 10 Dec. 1292. He was overlord at Langeton, Dorset 28 Feb. 1297. [source: Knights of Edward I., by Charles Moor]
  • - Ingelram le Waleys, or le Walsh, who held the manor of Langdon, Dorset, in 1302, is cited in a pedigree to be a son of William le Waleys, or le Walsh. His wife's name is given as Hawise in this record. [source: Essai de bibliographie jersiaise. Catalogue d'auteurs qui ont écrit sur Jersey; by Société Jersiaise; v. 11; 1925]
  • - Ingeramus Walleis (Walleys), tenet die obitus manerium de Langton, in comitatu Dorsetie, per servicum dimidium feodi, 31 Edward I (1302-03). [source: The Note-book of Tristram Risdon, 1897]
  • - The arms of Ingramus Waleish, de Langton, temp. Edward I, are partially described as ..., three bars ..., on a canton ... five fusils conjoined in bend. [source: The Note-book of Tristram Risdon, 1897]
  • - A description in Coker's Survey of Dorsetshire mentions Ingelram le Walleys, or Walsh, whose grandchild Roger built and endowed a litle Priory at Wilchesswood. The arms of the family are described as "Barry of eight Argent and Gules on a Canton of the first, a Bende fusiled of the second."
  • - This 'Langton' (Langton Purbeck) lay in Langton Matravers and after it was given to Ingram le Waleys, whence it was called 'Langton Waleys' (Langton Wallis). According to an inquisition dated May 1303-04 Ingelram was deceased, and his son John le Waleys was aged 30 years. One source [penrose.org] cites his son John was 'of Chickerell, Dorset', again suggesting Ingelram was part of the le Waleys family holding lands there (above). The same source suggests Ingelram's grandson was the Roger le Waleys (son of John) who died 31 Oct 1375.
  • - In June, 32 Edward I (ca. 1303-04), is an assignment of dower to Alice, late the wife of Ingelram le Waleys, made by the escheator at Langeton. First there is assigned to her the whole tenement that belonged to Ingelram in Stoke Coilard (extent and lands and rents given) which is extended at 50s. 4d. yealry. Among the tenements listed also included a third of the woods of Wylcheswode. There is also assigned to he a third of all the pastures and of all the perquisites of the court, amercements, and all profits arising from the said manor in any way. There is also assigned to he a third part of the quarry, both of the marble and the freestone in it, so that John, son and heir of the said Ingelram, shall have the profit of two parts of the quarry and Alice that of the third. And John de Waleys, son and heir of Ingelram, having been warned, came and was present in person at the taking of this inquisition, and knew nothing to say against it. [source: Calendar of the Close Rolls, v. 4, 1908]
  • - In 1314-15, John le Walshe of Chickerel, Dorset, to grant the manor of Langton to John son John le Walshe of Chickerel, Isabel, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the heirs of the grantor, who retains land in Chickerel and Stock Gaylard. [source: Lists and Indexes, no. 17, 1904]
  • - In 1320-21, Henry le White, Juliana his wife, and Maud his daughter to retain a messuage and land in Langton acquired from John le Waleys for their lives. [source: Lists and Indexes, no. 17, 1904]
  • - In 1320-21, Robert le Chapman of Purbeck (Dorset) to retain land in Langton Maltravers acquired for his life by Ingelram le Waleys. [source: Lists and Indexes, no. 17, 1904]
  • - In 1321-22, William atte Westyate and Alice his wife to retain two messuages in Langton Maltravers acquired by them from John son of Ingelram le Waleys. [source: Lists and Indexes, no. 17, 1904]
  • - In 16 Edward II (1322-23), is a pardon to William atte Westyate for acquiring to himself and Alice his wife and his heirs 2 messuages, a virgate of land, and a large pasture in Langeton Purbyk from John son of Ingelram le Waleys, who held them in chief; with restitution of the same. [sourc: Calendar of the Patent Rolls, nos. 1321-1324, 1904]
  • - In 1332, is license for John le Walshe of Chykerel to grant to Roger son of John le Walshe of Chykerel and Joan his wife, in fee tail, the manor of Langeton, held in chief. [Calendar of the Patent Rolls, nos. 1330-1334, p. 280, Published by HMSO, 1893]
  • - A foot of fine levied in the year 6 Edward III (1332-33), a final concord between John le Walshe of Estchikerel, and Nicholas de Chuselden, touching rents in Estchikerel and Stoke Coillard (and the advowson of the church there), that Nicholas granted the premises to John, for life, with remainder to Roger, son of the said John, and Joan, daughter of Richard de Chisildene and the heirs of their bodies, and failing such heirs, to Margaret, sister of the said Roger.
  • - In an inquisition of 1346, the name of Johannes le Welleys is listed under Westchikerel, with Robert Ciffrewast and Raymund de Heryng sharing an eight part of the fee there. [source: Inquisitions and assessments relating to feudal aids ]
  • - Roger Walshe, lord of Langton in Purbyke by charter of 47 Edward III (1373) made a grant [Proceedings, by Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, v. 52, 1931]. About December 1375 is an inquisition showing that Roger le Walssh held in his demesne as of fee tail the manor of Langton in Purbik, Estchikerell and Stokke, co. Dorset, jointly with Joan late his wife deceased. [source: Calendar of the Fine rolls, v. 8, 1971, p. 319]
  • - - Roger le Walsh, owner of the manors of Langton Wallis in Purbeck, Stock Coilard (Gaylard), and East Chickerel, who died 31 Oct. 1375, married Joane, daughter of Richard de Chisildene about 6 Edw. III (1332), and another wife whose name is unknown. Roger le Walsh, by the other wife had issue John le Walsh, who died 26 Oct., Edw. III (1375), three days before his father, leaving a daughter Joane. [source: A Historic Guide to the Almshouse of St John Baptist]
  • - An inquisition taken 50 Edward III (1376-77), where John Walisch son and heir of Roger Walisch, died on Friday before the feast of SS. Simon and Jude 49 Edward III (1375-76) seised in his demesne as of fee in the manor of Langeton Walisch in Purbike (with the salt pits of Middelbere), and that Joan, his daughter, is his heir and of age nine months. [source: Inquisitions Post Mordem, 50 Edward III, Second numbers, No. 67]
  • - In February 1376 is a commitment to Henry Yevele of London, of the wardship of the manor of Langeton in Purbike, co. Dorset, late of John le Walssh, who held in chief, to hold the same, with the issues since John's death, until the lawful age of Joan, his daughter and heir. [source: Calendar of the Fine rolls, v. 8, 1971, p. 341]
  • - An inquisition taken 1 Richard II (1377-78) at Dorchester, co. Dorset, that Roger Walssh, deceased held Langeton in Purbik by knight service, together with the salt pits at Middelbere, the manor of Stokke Coillard, and the manor of Estchikerell, and they say he died on Tuesday after the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, 49 Edward III (1375-76), and that Joan, daughter of John le Walssh, son of the said Roger, is his heir and is two years old.
  • - Roger Walsh, obit. circa 1391? (s/b 1375-76), was first married to Joan Peverell, and secondly to Joan Heryng. His heir through his first marriage was John Walsh, obit. circa 1391? (s/b 1375-76), husband of Edith (who later married John Kempston). Roger's heir through his second marriage was Margaret, who married John Fillol. [source: Annual Bulletin, by Société Jersiaise, v. 11, 1925]
  • - In June, 6 Richard II (1382-83), is a writ regarding Langton Purbeck, to distrain John Fillol and Margaret his wife, late wife of Adam de Seydon, daughter and heir of Roger le Walssh, and Joan his wife, for all their lands and chatels in his bailiwick, and to answer for the same to the exchequer ..., concerning one toft, with appurtenances within the manor of Langton Purbyk, held by the said Roger when he died of King Edward III, in capite, by knight's service. [source: Calendar of charters and rolls, by Bodleian Library, William Henry Turner, Henry Octavius Coxe; 1878]
  • - On May 30, 1383 is a presentation of Richard Watford, chaplain, to the chantry of Wilcheswode in Purbyk, diocese of Salisbury, void by the resignation of Henry atte Chapell, in the king's gift by reason of his custody of the land and heir of Roger Walsh, tenant in chief. [source: Calendar of the Patent Rolls]
  • - On May 7, 1384 is a grant to Richard de Watford, chaplain, to the chantry of Wilcheswoode (aka (Walsheswood, in the parish of Langton-Matravers), void by the resignation of Henry atte Chapell, in the king's gift by reason of his custody of the land and heir of John le Walsshe, tenant in chief. [source: Calendar of the Patent Rolls]
  • - In the Calendar of the Patent Rolls for 16 Richard II (1393) is a series of four fines or inquisitions concerning the Walsshes of Langton Purbeck. It is titled an exemplification at the request of John Fauntleroy the younger, and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of John Walssh.
      (1) The first document is a foot of fine levied in the year 6 Edward III (1332-33), a final concord between John le Walshe of Estchikerel, and Nicholas de Chuselden, touching rents in Estchikerel and Stoke Coillard (and the advowson of the church there), that Nicholas granted the premises to John, for life, with remainder to Roger, son of the said John, and Joan, daughter of Richard de Chisildene and the heirs of their bodies, and failing such heirs, to Margaret, sister of the said Roger.
      (2) The second document is an inquisition taken 50 Edward III (1376-77), where John Walisch son and heir of Roger Walisch, died on Friday before the feast of SS. Simon and Jude 49 Edward III (1375-76) seised in his demesne as of fee in the manor of Langeton Walisch in Purbike (with the salt pits of Middelbere), and that Joan, his daughter, is his heir and of age nine months. [source: Inquisitions Post Mordem, 50 Edward III, Second numbers, No. 67]
      (3) The third document is an inquisition taken 1 Richard II (1377-78) at Dorchester, co. Dorset, that Roger Walssh, deceased held Langeton in Purbik by knight service, together with the salt pits at Middelbere, the manor of Stokke Coillard, and the manor of Estchikerell, and they say he died on Tuesday after the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, 49 Edward III (1375-76), and that Joan, daughter of John le Walssh, son of the said Roger, is his heir and is two years old.
      (4) The fourth document is an inquisition taken at Warham, co. Dorset in January 14 Richard II (1390-91), where John son and heir of Roger Walissh, at his death held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, the manor of Langeton in Purbyk, co. Dorset, by knight service, with two salt-pits in Middelbere; and that he held, on the day he died, the manor of Stokke Coylard and the advowson of the church thereof by knight service, by a grant lately made by Ralph, son of William Stokke, to Ingram le Walssh and Hawise his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, ancestors of the said John, son of Roger, whose heir he is, viz. son of Roger, son of John, son of the said Ingram and Hawise, which manor the said Roger, father of the said John, in his lifetime demised to William Latyer and Margaret his wife. John son of Roger also held the manor of Estchikerell, co. Dorset. John's daughter (and heir) Joan is now aged 15 years, and that John Fyloll and Margaret, his wife, and others, have occupied the manor of Estchikerell since the death of said John. [source: Inquisitions Post Mordem, 14 Richard II, No. 53]
  • - In 1383-84 is a writ to the sheriff of counties Somerset and Dorset, commanding him to distrain John Fillol and Margaret his wife, late wife of Adam de Seydon, daughter and heir of Roger le Walsh, and Joan his wife, for all the lands and chatels in his bailiwick, and to answer to the king for their relief concerning one toft, with appurtenances within the manor of Langton Purbyk, held by said Roger when he died of King Edward III, in capite, by knights service. [source: Calendar of charters and rolls preserved in the Bodleian library]
  • - In 1390 is a grant to Robert Scarclyf and John Belle of any concealed profits to the value of 6 marks a year from the manor of Stokke Coyllard, co. Dorset, between the time when Joan, daughter of John Walssh son of Roger Walssh, was the king's ward and Michaelmas next. [source: Calendar of the Patent Rolls]
  • - Order to give John Fauntleroy and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of John le Walssh tenant in chief of the late king, seisin of her father's lands ; as John Fauntleroy proved her age before John Moigne late escheator in Somerset. ... [sources: Calendar of the close rolls, Richard II, A.D. 1377-1399, v. 5, 1972]
  • - Pedigrees of Fauntleroy and le Waleys are given in John Hutchins' History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset (vol. i,m p. 637; iv. 180). They begin from John Fauntleroy (d. 18 Henry VI, who married Joan le Walshe or le Waleys), and also begin from Ingelram le Waleys (d. before 22 April, 32 Edward I) to Johanna who married John Fauntleroy. [source: Essex review, v. 8, 1899]

    The arms of the Waleys of co. Dorset are given as "argent, four bars gules, on a canton ermine as many fusils in bend of the second," according to An alphabetical dictionary of coats of arms belonging to families in Great Britain and Ireland [v. 2; 1874; Papworth, et al]. This description matches closely to those of the family from Chickerell parish, Dorset.


    The preceding article was compiled by Dennis J. Walsh, © 2009


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