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John Welles

Male 1352 - 1421  (69 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Welles was born on 20 Apr 1352 in Conisholme, Lincolnshire, England (son of John de Welle and Maud de Ros); died on 26 Aug 1421.

    Notes:

    Or Welle. He was a lifelong retainer of John of Gaunt, whom he accompanied on the march from Calais to Bordeaux in 1373. He also took part in Richard II's 1385 expedition to Scotland. He was summoned to Parliament by writs from 20 Jan 1376 to 26 Feb 1421.

    John married Eleanor Mowbray before 1368. Eleanor (daughter of John Mowbray and Elizabeth de Segrave) was born before 1361. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Eleanor Welles died after 7 Nov 1458.
    2. Eudes Welles died before 26 Jul 1417.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John de Welle was born on 23 Aug 1334 in Bonthorpe, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England (son of Adam de Welle and Margaret Bardolf); died on 11 Oct 1361.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 23 Aug 1334, St. Helen, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England

    Notes:

    Summoned to Parliament by writ 15 Dec 1357 to 20 Nov 1360. Summoned against the Scots, 1355; overseas, 1359-60.

    John married Maud de Ros. Maud (daughter of William IV de Ros and Margery de Badlesmere) was born about 1331 in of Helmsley, Yorkshire, England; died on 9 Dec 1388. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Maud de Ros was born about 1331 in of Helmsley, Yorkshire, England (daughter of William IV de Ros and Margery de Badlesmere); died on 9 Dec 1388.

    Notes:

    CP (XII/2, p. 441) calls her "probably da. of William (de Ros), 2nd Lord Ros (of Helmsley)." In this post to SGM, dated 6 Feb 2018, Douglas Richardson assembled a large collection of evidence that she was in fact a a daughter of William de Ros.

    Children:
    1. Anne Welles died before 3 Dec 1399.
    2. Margery Welles was born about 1350 in of Bonthorpe, Lincolnshire, England; died on 29 May 1422.
    3. 1. John Welles was born on 20 Apr 1352 in Conisholme, Lincolnshire, England; died on 26 Aug 1421.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Adam de Welle was born on 22 Jul 1304 in of Faxton, Northamptonshire, England (son of Adam de Welle and Joan Engaine); died between 24 Feb 1345 and 28 Feb 1345; was buried in Greenfield Priory, Aby, Lincolnshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 24 Feb 1345
    • Alternate death: 27 Feb 1345

    Notes:

    "[S]erved in the Scotch wars, 1333 and 1335, and in France, 1342-3; d. 27 Feb 1344-5, having lands in co. Lincoln, co. Nottingham, Essex, and Northumberland." [The Wallop Family]

    Summoned to Parliament from 27 Jan 1332 (or 1333) to 20 Apr 1344.

    Adam married Margaret Bardolf before 1334. Margaret (daughter of Thomas Bardolf and Agnes) was born between 1310 and 1320; died before 24 Feb 1346; was buried in Greenfield Priory, Aby, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Margaret Bardolf was born between 1310 and 1320 (daughter of Thomas Bardolf and Agnes); died before 24 Feb 1346; was buried in Greenfield Priory, Aby, Lincolnshire, England.

    Notes:

    CP (XII/1, p. 441) says she "may have been a da. of Thomas (Bardolf), 2nd Lord Bardolf." John Bardolf, son of Thomas, was a godparent to her son John.

    Children:
    1. 2. John de Welle was born on 23 Aug 1334 in Bonthorpe, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England; died on 11 Oct 1361.

  3. 6.  William IV de Ros was born about 1288 in of Helmsley, Yorkshire, England (son of William III de Ros and Maud de Vaux); died on 3 Feb 1343; was buried in Kirkham Priory, Yorkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 16 Feb 1343
    • Alternate death: Abt 1 Aug 1359, Brittany, France

    Notes:

    "William de Ros, 2nd Lord (Baron) de Ros of Helmsley, Sheriff Yorks 1326, one of the two Barons, representing the entire class of Barons or magnates of the realm, who at Kenilworth Jan 1326/7 informed Edward II of his deposition; member of Council of Regency Feb 1326/7." [Burke's Peerage]

    "He was sum. to Parl. 20 Nov 1317 till 21 Feb. 1339.40." [Complete Peerage]

    William married Margery de Badlesmere before 25 Nov 1316. Margery (daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare) was born about 1306; died on 18 Oct 1363. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Margery de Badlesmere was born about 1306 (daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare); died on 18 Oct 1363.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 22 Oct 1363

    Notes:

    Not to be confused with her sister, Margaret de Badlesmere.

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth de Roos died on 24 May 1380.
    2. 3. Maud de Ros was born about 1331 in of Helmsley, Yorkshire, England; died on 9 Dec 1388.
    3. Thomas de Ros was born on 13 Jan 1337 in Stoke Albany, Northamptonshire, England; died on 8 Jun 1384 in Uffington, Lincolnshire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Adam de Welle was born in in of Welles-parke, Lincolnshire, England (son of Robert de Welle and Isabel de Periton); died on 1 Sep 1311; was buried in Greenfield Priory, Aby, Lincolnshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Faxton, Northamptonshire, England

    Notes:

    "He accompanied Hugh le Despenser on his mission to the King of the Romans, June 1294; was appointed, 1 March 1296/7, to receive clergy in Lincolnshire into the King's peace; was summoned for service beyond seas, 1297, and continually against the Scots, 1299-1310; fought in the King's division at the battle of Falkirk, 22 July 1298; Constable of Rockingham Castle and Keeper of the forest between Stamford and Oxford, 17 January 1298 / 9-August 1307. He was summoned to Parliament from 6 February 1298/9 to 16 June 1311, by writs directed Ade de Welles, whereby he is held to have become Lord Welles or Welle. He was at the siege of Carlaverock, July 1300; joined in the Barons' letter to the Pope, 12 February 1300/1; was granted free warren in his demesne lands, 28 January 1301/2; served again in Scotland, 1303-04 and 1310; was summoned to attend the Coronation of Edward II, 18 January 1307/8; a Commr. de walliis et fossatis, co. Lincoln, 18 July 1310." [Complete Peerage V:439-40.]

    "He went abroad with Hugh Despenser on a royal embassy to Germany in 1294. The date of his entry into the royal household is not known, but he was listed as a banneret of the king's household from 1297 to 1306. In 1297 he was among those appointed to receive fines from those clergy who wished to re-enter the king's protection during Edward I's dispute with Archbishop Winchelsey. It seems certain that he continued to support the king during the developing political crisis in that year; he participated in the fruitless royal expedition in Flanders in the autumn with a retinue of one knight and twelve squires. Two of the latter were knighted in the course of the campaign. Welles fought with Edward at the battle of Falkirk in 1298. In 1299 he was given custody of Rockingham Castle and was made keeper of the royal forests between Oxford and Stamford, a clear sign of royal favour. In the same year he was summoned to parliament as a baron. In 1300 he was present on the Caerlaverock campaign in Scotland, serving with a contingent of three knights and nine squires. He served in Scotland again in 1301 and in 1303–4. His involvement in the Scottish wars continued under Edward II, with service in the campaign of 1309–10. He was also summoned regularly to parliament." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Adam married Joan Engaine before 1297. Joan (daughter of John d'Engaine and Joan de Greinville) died on 1 Jun 1315; was buried in Greenfield Priory, Aby, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Joan Engaine (daughter of John d'Engaine and Joan de Greinville); died on 1 Jun 1315; was buried in Greenfield Priory, Aby, Lincolnshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. Adam de Welle was born on 22 Jul 1304 in of Faxton, Northamptonshire, England; died between 24 Feb 1345 and 28 Feb 1345; was buried in Greenfield Priory, Aby, Lincolnshire, England.

  3. 10.  Thomas Bardolf was born on 4 Oct 1282 in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England (son of Hugh Bardolf and Isabel Aguillon); died on 15 Dec 1328; was buried in Shelford Priory, Nottinghamshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 15 Dec 1329

    Notes:

    Summoned to Parliament by writ, 26 Aug 1307 to 23 Oct 1330.

    Thomas married Agnes. Agnes died on 11 Dec 1357 in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Agnes died on 11 Dec 1357 in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, England.

    Notes:

    David Williams (citation details below) presents circumstantial evidence that she was a daughter of William de Grandison (d. 1335) by his first wife, who may have been Jeanne, daughter of Pierre II, count of Gruyère.

    Children:
    1. Cecily Bardolf died on 23 Nov 1386; was buried in Austin Friars, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
    2. 5. Margaret Bardolf was born between 1310 and 1320; died before 24 Feb 1346; was buried in Greenfield Priory, Aby, Lincolnshire, England.
    3. John Bardolf was born on 13 Jan 1314 in of Wormegay, Norfolk, England; died on 29 Jul 1363 in Assisi, Italy.

  5. 12.  William III de Ros was born about 1255 in of Helmsley, Yorkshire, England (son of Robert de Ros and Isabel d'Aubeney); died between 12 May 1316 and 16 Aug 1316; was buried in Kirkham Priory, Yorkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1260, of Helmsley, Yorkshire, England
    • Alternate death: 6 Aug 1316
    • Alternate death: 8 Aug 1316
    • Alternate death: 15 Aug 1316
    • Alternate death: Bef 16 Aug 1316

    Notes:

    Governor of Wark Castle; Warden of the Marches. One of the claimants to the crown of Scotland, 1292.

    Summoned to Parliament by writs from 6 Feb 1299 to 16 Oct 1315.

    William married Maud de Vaux before 1284. Maud (daughter of John de Vaux and Sibyl) was born about 1261 in of Frieston, Lincolnshire, England; died after 17 Jun 1313; was buried in Pentney Priory, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Maud de Vaux was born about 1261 in of Frieston, Lincolnshire, England (daughter of John de Vaux and Sibyl); died after 17 Jun 1313; was buried in Pentney Priory, Norfolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 6 Aug 1316

    Notes:

    Her bowels were buried in the chapel of St. Mary at Belvoir Priory, Leicestershire.

    Her body was buried at Pentney Priory, but her bowels were interred in the chapel of St. Mary at Belvoir Priory, Leicestershire. Because of course they were, this is the late Middle Ages and this is what we do.

    Children:
    1. Agnes de Ros died before 25 Nov 1328.
    2. Alice de Ros died before 4 Jul 1344.
    3. 6. William IV de Ros was born about 1288 in of Helmsley, Yorkshire, England; died on 3 Feb 1343; was buried in Kirkham Priory, Yorkshire, England.

  7. 14.  Bartholomew de Badlesmere was born about 1275 in of Badlesmere, Kent, England (son of Guncelin de Badlesmere); died on 12 Apr 1322 in Canterbury, Kent, England; was buried in Church of the Friars Minor, Canterbury, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 14 Apr 1322, Canterbury, Kent, England

    Notes:

    Steward of the King's Household; Governor of Leeds, Tunbridge, and Bristol Castles; Sheriff of Glamorgan 1314-15; Constable of Dover Castle and the Cinque Ports. Ambassador to France, Savoy, and the Pope.

    MP (knight of the shire) for Kent, 1306-7. [Royal Ancestry] "Summoned to Parliament from 26 October 1309 by writs directed Bartholomeo de Badlesmere." [Royal Ancestry]

    Unusual in having been, in his lifetime, a member of Parliament both as a "knight of the shire" (chosen by local authorities) and also through being summoned to Parliament by writ.

    Bartholomew de Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare were great-great grandparents of Henry V.

    "He was appointed one of the peers to regulate the royal household in 1310. [...] In Feb. 1316 he was sent to suppress the rebellion of Llewelyn, Prince of Wales. He was one of those appointed as amabassador to Amadeus of Savoy in Dec. 1316. He was appointed ambassador to the Pope in Jan. 1317. In 1319 he and Hugh Despenser the younger were appointed to reform the state of the Duchy of Aquitaine, and to remove all officers there as were unable to fulfill their duties. [...] In March 1320 he was appointed ambassador to the King of France and to the Pope. In Jan. 1321 he was among those who were sent to treat for peace with Robert de Brus, King of Scots. [...] In 1321 he joined the rebellion of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. In October 1321, while residing at Leeds Castle with her children, his wife, Margaret, refused Queen Isabel admission to the castle. The castle was immediately taken by the king. His wife, Margaret, and their son, Giles, were taken prisoners and conveyed to the Tower of London. A writ was issued to the Sheriff of Gloucestershire to arrest him 26 Dec. 1321. He and other rebellious barons attacked and burned the town of Bridgnorth in Shropshire. SIR BARTHOLOMEW DE BADLESMERE, 1st Lord Badlesmere, fought on the rebel side of the Battle of Boroughbridge 16 March 1322. He was subsequently captured at Stow Park, attainted, and hanged as a traitor at Canterbury, Kent 14 April 1322." [Royal Ancestry]

    "Bartholomew of Badlesmere. of Badlesmere and Chilham Castle, Kent, s. and h. of Guncelin or Gunselm B., of Badlesmere afsd., Justice of Chester, was excused from service in the war in Gascony (1294) 22 Edw. I; suc. his father in 1301, being then aged 26; was in the Scottish wars 1303 and 1304; Governor of Bristol Castle 1307; had a grant of the Castle and Manor of Chilham, Kent, 1309, and from 26 Oct. (1309) 3 Edw. II, to 15 May (1321) 14 Edw. II, was sum. to Parl. by writs directed Bartholomeo de Badlesmere whereby he may be held to have become Lord Badlesmere. He obtained a grant of the Castle of Leeds in Kent, and in (1314-15) 8 Edw. II, was made Governor of Skipton Castle, and of all the castles in Yorkshire and Westmorland whereof Robert de Clifford had d. seized. He was also Steward of the King's Household. Notwithstanding the many favours he had received, he joined the Earl of Lancaster in his rebellion, and was defeated with him at Boroughbridge, 16 Mar. 1322, captured at Stow Park, attainted, and hung as a traitor at Canterbury, 14 Apr. 1322. He is described in the contemporary Boroughbridge Roll as a Banneret. He m., before 30 June 1308, Margaret, widow of Gilbert de Umfreville (who d. before 23 May 1303, s. and h. ap. of Gilbert 8th Earl of Angus), aunt and coh. of Thomas de Clare, Steward of the Forest of Essex, da. of Thomas de C., by Julian, (not Amy), da. of Sir Maurice fitz Maurice, Lord Justice of Ireland. He d. as afsd, 1322. His widow, notorious for having refused the Queen admission to the Royal Castle of Leeds in the summer of 1321, was besieged therein by Edward II, and being captured with the Castle on 1 1 Nov. following, was imprisoned in the Tower of London, but was released 3 Nov. 1322, and after staying some time at the Minorites without Aldgate, at the King's charge (2s. a day), had leave to go to her friends, 1 July 1324. She, who was aged 40 in Mar. 1326/7, had dower on lands at Castlecombe, Wilts, &c., and d. late in 1333." [Complete Peerage I:371-72, as corrected by Volume XIV.]

    Bartholomew married Margaret de Clare before 29 Sep 1305. Margaret (daughter of Thomas de Clare and Juliane fitz Maurice) was born between 1286 and 1287; died in 1333. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Margaret de Clare was born between 1286 and 1287 (daughter of Thomas de Clare and Juliane fitz Maurice); died in 1333.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1287
    • Alternate death: Between 22 Oct 1333 and 3 Jan 1334

    Notes:

    "[Bartholomew's] widow, Margaret, continued a prisoner in the Tower of London for several months. Through the mediation of her son-in-law, William de Roos, Knt., she obtained her freedom 3 Nov. 1322. She subsequently retired to the convent house of the Minorite Sisters without Aldgate, and had two shillings per day allowed for her maintenance. In 1327 she petitioned the king and council, stating that while she was in the king's prison, Robert de Welles, husband of her younger sister, Maud de Clare, with the aid and maintenance of Hugh de Despenser, had the lands of their Clare inheritance assessed, and took Maud's share, both in England and Ireland; Margaret requested that the division be made again, according to the assessments returned in Chancery, and that she might have her choice of her share, as she is the elder sister, which request was granted." [Royal Ancestry]

    Children:
    1. 7. Margery de Badlesmere was born about 1306; died on 18 Oct 1363.
    2. Maud de Badlesmere was born about 1308; died on 24 May 1366; was buried in Earl's Colne Priory, Halstead, Essex, England.
    3. Elizabeth de Badlesmere was born about 1313; died on 8 Jun 1356 in Rochford, Essex, England; was buried in Black Friars, Holborn, London, England.
    4. Margaret de Badlesmere was born on 3 Dec 1314; died between 1344 and 1347.