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41201 View this link for the history of Keltonburg ... Cantrell, Luda Belle "Belle" (I2093)
41202 View this link for the history of Keltonburg ... Cantrell, Cornelia (I12189)
41203 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Cantrell, Hattie Ola (I12285)
41204 View this link for the history of Keltonburg ... Cantrell, Roger (I19198)
41205 View this link for the history of Keltonburg ... Cantrell, Linda (I19199)
41206 View this link for the history of Keltonburg ... Cantrell, Rose Ann (I19200)
41207 View this link for the history of Keltonburg ... Cantrell, Lena (I19201)
41208 View this link for the history of Keltonburg ... Hudson, William Floyd "Floyd" (I28063)
41209 View this link for the history of Keltonburg ... Hudson, James T. (I28064)
41210 View Thomas Marcum's antecedents... Marcum, Thomas (I33125)
41211 View Thomas' ancestors... Gildersleeve, Thomas Jr. (I27817)
41212 VIII. THOMAS PUDSEY, of Bolton and Barforth, Inq. P.M. 6 June 28 Hen. VIII (1536), d. 28 Jan. 153| ; mar. Margaret, dau. of Roger Pilkington, of Pilkington, co. Lane, d. 1552 (Whitaker). They had issue — Henry (IX). Grace, mar. first Sir Thos. Metham, of Metham, secondly Thos. Trollop of Thomley. Catherine, mar. Anthony Eshe, Esq. Mary, mar. Robert Mennell, of Hawnby, Serjeant- at-law, bur. there 1566.

Pudsey, Mary (I35660)
41213 Violet Clonts Ray, personal knowledge, telephone interview, November 24, 1992. Source (S10347)
41214 Violet was my Grandfathers first wife. She died of a "kidney problem" was what I was told when I was younger. She had two sisters Vera and Vena who I met when I was very little.
Apparently, Violet Dearing and Thomas (T.J.) Bond, and Clara Chisam and Phil Sawyer were all friends in college; that being Milligan College. I have the yearbooks from when they attended.
Clara and Phil married and Phil died in a car accident in 1931.
Violet and Tom married and Violet died in 1930.
Clara and Tom were reunited around 1933 or so (at a school naturally) and they married in secret eloping to Georgia.
Bond, Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Sr. (I34177)
41215 Virgil & his sister, Jo Ella, are not enumerated with their mother during the 1920 Campbell Township, Lawrence Co., AR census, abstracted by Skete Turner...DAH Bottom, Virgil C. (I27071)
41216 Virgil Farless,obituary,"Southern Standard",June 27,1973,
abstracted by Margie Tucker. 
Source (S15803)
41217 Virgil Farless,obituary,"Southern Standard",June 27,1973,
abstracted by Margie Tucker;Meador,Karen:Pedigree 
Source (S25560)
41218 Virgil Huntley
Subject: 3 Tisdale Spencers--NC, GA & TX
Post Date: December 29, 2007 at 12:23:45
Message URL:
Forum: Spencer Family Genealogy Forum
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Would appreciate anything on Tisdale Spencer, born NC ca. 1827; married Elizabeth ? and lived Collin Co. TX 1870. May have served in the Texas Frontier Battalion in the Civil War. Apparently his son, Tisdale, born TX in MAR 1860; married Celestia Hacker and lived in the Chickasaw Indian Nation 1900. 
Hocker, Celestial Dora (I25700)
41219 Virginia Belle Henegar, obituary, "Southern Standard", December 17, 1993,
abstracted by Margie Tucker. 
Source (S28205)
41220 Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 for Frederick Step Source (S44543)
41221 Virginia or North Carolina Davenport, Mary (I4843)
41222 Virginia or North Carolina Henson, Nancy "Nannie" (I25711)
41223 Virginia quickly gave birth to 3 children but on February 12, 1873 she died giving birth to the couple's 4th child. Her infant son died the following day.

Virginia Watson was a descendant of several prominent families and a loyal supporter of the Confederacy, working for the Treasury Department of the Confederate Government in Richmond. She appears to have a flare for the dramatic as well, announcing her engagement to James in a telegraph to her sister with these words, "Lee has surrendered; so have I." 
Watson, Virginia Catherine (I13435)
41224 Virginia was his second wife...DAH Henegar, John Bernard "Bernard" (I21361)
41225 Virginia Webb Hennessee, telephone interview, November 13, 2014 Source (S934)
41226 Visit her birth-place...,_Lincolnshire Austin, Ursula (I32912)
41227 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Hennessey, Judy Elaine (I30124)
41228 Visit Herstmonceux Castle images & history, site of Leonard Calvert's marriage...

more images...

Calvert, Leonard (I15571)
41229 Visit the site of Willam & Isabell's marriage...'s_Church,_Macclesfield Hiberte, Isabelle (I25704)
41230 Vivian Clark's Branches (URL) Source (S44402)
41231 Vivian E. Baty

Vivian E. Baty, age 88 of Smyrna, TN, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

A native of McMinnville, TN, she was preceded in death by her parents, Kelly and Lucy Stuman Hennessee; husband, William "Bill" Roy Baty; son, Keith "Butch" Elton Baty; two sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 12 Noon, at the Woodfin Funeral Chapel in Smyrna. Brother W.D. Thomason will officiate. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Baty is survived by her daughter, Dawn (Clayton) Taylor of McMinnville; son, William (LeeAnn) Kelly Baty of WV; daughter, Lucy Baty of Smyrna and daughter, Cindi (Alex) Hakala; seven grandchildren; several great- grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Baty was a member of LifePoint Church and was a homemaker.

Family will serve as Pallbearers. 
Hennessee, Vivian Eloise "Eloise" (I497)
41232 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Rutherford, Kelly Frances (I37689)
41233 Vone Buckels | 31 Jul 2007 | Source (S45600)
41234 Voyage log of the ship, "Submission"

The voyage was rough. Some days were calm and misty. More were described as rough, cold and stormy. A few were described as “faire”. Imagine you were sailing to the New World with young children of 13, 12, & 10 years old plus an infant in your care.

Highlights from the ship’s log:

September 12th: “left sight of Cape Cleare” – Ireland’s southernmost island, and likely the final view of European land.

They saw two or three whales. The first one was only at a distance. The next day, on September 17th: “A whale came neare us & appeared fair to us & followed us some time.” I bet the kids thought that was cool.

The day after, on the 18th of September “there arose a Great Storm . . . the sea was exceedingly high ye waves ran as high as the main yards but we received little damage.” (A yard is the horizontal spar to which the sails are attached. Big waves.)

October brought severe multi-day storms. October 2nd:

“The sea very rough, the wind high…. A great head sea broke over the ship & staved the boat & took the most part of it away, broke up the main hatches that were both nailed & corked & took them away that they were not seen where they went, broke the boat’s mast & hyst that were lashed in the midship, broke the gunnell head in the midship & broke the forre shet & took severall things of the decks & severall things that were in the boat it cast betwixt decks. … A great sea fell on our Rudder and broke it about one yard or something more from the head …”

They buried one of their friends’ children at sea that day.

The voyage continued.

October 9th: “Faire wether and wind, hundreds of porpoises about the ship some leaped high out of the water and followed the ship about an hour.”

They kept sailing west. Some days brought good weather. Others didn’t. Most were cold. Once a wind from the south brought warm air. For several days it rained.

Then, near the end of the journey, the rain cleared. On October 19th they couldn’t see land yet but the wind blew from the west and they could smell the pine trees of the New World.

The travelers made shore at Choptank, Maryland on November 2nd, according to a record kept by Quaker shipmate Phineas Pemberton.

The captain’s official log ends without a conclusion. The last entry is the 7th day of the week on October 21st. The storms had blown the ship off-course and it was overcast; the captain may not have known exactly where he was. Some say that’s why he did not finish the record.

TYPE OF WILLIAM PENN’S SHIP, WELCOME – from an engraving of the period. The Welcome carried twice as many passengers as The Submission.
The Submission was one of 22 ships, including William Penn’s “Welcom” that brought the first 2,000 people – mostly Quakers – to the brand new Pennsylvania Colony in 1681 and 1682 
Jones, The Immigrant Ellis Emmanuel (I3971)
41235 W. H. Magness, Jr., merchant, was born in De Kalb County May 15, 1856, the son of Rev. Perry G. and Martha J. (Webb) Magness, both of Irish origin, and natives of what is now De Kalb County.

The father was born in 1826 and died in De Kalb County September 29,1877. The mother, born in 1831, is still living in Warren County.

The father's ancestors came from North Carolina.

He was a prominent Primitive Baptist minister, and was county clerk of De Kalb eight years atter the war. Receiving a liberal education at Water's & Walling's College, McMinnville, in 1876 he established a general store at Magness' Mills in De Kalb County.

In 1880 he came to Sparta and has since been in the merchandise business. January 31, 1878, he married Florence Crowder, who was born in White County March 20, 1859.

Three children were born to them -- one son and two daughters. He is a Democrat politically, and is a member of the church to which his wife belongs, the Primitive Baptist. 
Magness, Elder William Hall "Billie" Jr. (I3917)
41236 W. Harmon Pennington,obituary,"The Southern Standard",date unknown,abstracted
by Woodrow Barnes 
Source (S23754)
41237 W. Harmon Pennington,obituary,"The Southern Standard",date unknown,abstracted
by Woodrow Barnes,"Warren County,TN Cemetery Book II", p. 60 
Source (S23759)
41238 W. V. "Bud" Peden, obituary, "Southern Standard",
abstracted by Margie Tucker, uploaded June 24, 1994 
Source (S16563)
41239 W.G. Bost, obituary, "Southern Standard", date unknown,
abstracted by Margie Tucker 
Source (S24802)
41240 W.T. Gillentine Jr., 91

McMinnville resident and Warren County native W.T. Gillentine Jr., died Nov. 12 at the VA Hospital in Nashville after an brief illness.

A farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was the son of the late William Tee Gillentine Sr., and Vera Brewer Gillentine and was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred Gillentine. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Jack, J.B. and Ray Gillentine.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law,

Larry Gillentine of Centertown,
Gary and Helen Gllentine of McMinnville, and
Buddy and Donna Gillentine of Greenville, S.C.;

grandchildren, Greg Gillentine and Elizabeth Healton of Alcoa, Ashley and Seth Wright of McMinnville, Amelia Gillentine, Robert Gillentine and Andrew Gillentine, all of Greenville, S.C.; brother Leon Gillentine of McMinnville and sister Maxine Antus of Niles, Mich; sister and brother-in-law, Marion and J.W. Dodd of Centertown; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at High's Chapel with Jonathan Womack officiating. Burial will follow at Bethany Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at High's. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard
McMinnville, Tenn.
Nov. 14, 2010 
Gillentine, William T. Jr. (I19787)
41241 W.W. II; TEC 5 United States Army
Husband of Sarah Lafaye Middleton Burkman
Married 09/22/1943

born Jones Co., TX
died Lueders, Jones Co., TX
son of Walter A. Burkman - Beulah Caroline Jamar
contributed by Dorman Holub - May, 2013 
Burkman, Larkin Cleo (I41983)
41242 W/O Benjamin Franklin Prater
Informant: Mrs. Iva Watson Gentzel (Ada Bell Prater Gentzel, daughter) 
Emery, Laura Ann (I43770)
41243 w/o James S Arnold. She was b 1826 and died after 1880 in Smithville. Weaver, Susannah (I35254)
41244 W/O Morris Clifford Turner, Parents: Robert and Vera Paris Paris, Ruth Jean (I41047)
41245 Wade Milton Byars, Jr, 89, of 137 Old Sulphur Springs Road, went home to be with our Lord, Monday, July 11, 2011.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Wade Milton and Juanita Ella Bishop Byars. He is survived by his beloved "bride of 68 years", Syble Foster Byars.

Mr. Byars was retired from Management in the Grocery Store business having owned and operated Wade's Grocery on Woodruff Road. He also served as a Director of Associated Grocers, Inc. Additionally he was Broker in Charge of Dove Realty.

A lifetime member of Roper Mountain Baptist Church, he served multiple terms as deacon and on numerous committees. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Signal Corps in the South Pacific. He took great pride in his service and as Chaplain of the American Legion Post #3, was honored three times as Legionnaire of the Year for outstanding service. An avid fisherman, he was a founding member of the Roper Mountain Fishing Club.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Rebecca Godwin Howell and husband, Leonard, of Taylors and Shirley Byars Sloan and husband, Richard, of Fountain Inn; two sons, Larry Wade Byars and wife, Christine, of Greenville and David Bradley Byars of Greenwood; a beloved niece, Violet Hutcheson of Greenville; sister, Edora Byars Freeman and husband, Gene, of Greenville; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Randy Rogers, Patrick and Julie Byars, Rebecca Brooke Godwin and Connie Fueling, Misty and Ray Fretwell, Jr., Terry and Keeley Krantz, Marc and Kelley Jenkins, Blake and Amber Jenkins, Cassie Rebecca and Patrick Snow, Ashley and Matt Culbertson, Brad and Lindsay Byars; great niece and nephew, Kelli Georges and Jay Hutcheson; great grandchildren, Zachary Wade Byars, Raymond B. Fretwell, III, "Kenny" Wade Fretwell, Griffin Foster Krantz, Hannah Nicole Jenkins, Ella Tova Todd Jenkins, Carys Avery Jenkins, Liam Carter Jenkins, James Edward Snow, Ryan Culbertson, Benji Culbertson, Caribeth Culbertson, Emma Culbertson and Braelyn Byars; great great niece and nephews, Jake Drawdy, Deme Georges and Blake Winegard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, and a son-in-law, Kenneth L. Godwin. 
Byars, Wade Milton Jr. (I34733)
41246 WAH left for Sherman,TX after he was grown (about 1880-1885) per Maggie Williams. Hennessee, William Alford Jr. (I2816)
41247 Walchelin de Ferrieres (or Walkelin de Ferrers) (died 1201) was a Norman baron and principal captain of King Richard I of England.

The Ferriers family hailed from the southern marches of Normandy and had previously protected the duchy from the hostility of the counts of Maine and Anjou. With the union of the domains of Anjou and Normandy in 1144, and the investment of Geoffrey V Plantagenet as duke of Normandy, most of this land lost its strategic importance.

Walchelin was the son of Henry de Ferrieres, a nephew of Robert de Ferrers, 1st Earl of Derby. His father Henry was son of either Enguenulf or William. Like his father, Walchelin held the castles of Ferriáeres-Saint-Hilaire and Chambray for the service of 5 knights. He had 42 and 3/4 in his service, enfeoffed in his lands. In England, Walchelin held the manors of Oakham in Rutland and Lechlade in Gloucestershire. He is known to have held this land since at least 1172.

During the Third Crusade, he and his son and heir, Henry, served in the force of Richard I of England. A John de Ferrieres, believed to be a nephew, was also present. Walchelin had stayed with the King in Sicily. It is apparent that Walchelin was close in the counsel of the king. He and his knights arrived at Saint-Jean d'Acre sometime in April or June 1191. Some months previously, his second cousin, William de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby had been killed at the siege.

After the conclusion of the siege, Richard of England and Hugh III of Burgundy marched their forces south to the city of Jaffa. Along the road, several skirmishes broke out between the marching crusaders and the Saracen army marching parallel under Saladin. On 7 September 1191, the great battle of Arsuf was fought. Richard had made Walchelin a commander of one of the elite bodies of knights according to the chronicle attributed to Geoffrey de Vinsauf.

Later, in 1194, Richard was imprisoned in Germany. Walchelin brought the treasure of Normandy to Speyer and gave himself as a hostage (along with many others) to the Western Emperor Henry VI. He was freed from captivity around 1197. His sons Henry and Hugh managed his estates during the years he spent in prison. Sometime prior to his death, the younger son, Hugh was granted lordship of the manor of Lechlade.

Walchelin died in 1201 and was succeeded by his son, Henry. Henry sided with John of England over King Philip II of France until December 1203 when John left Normandy, never to return. At this point, Henry did Philip homage for his Norman lands. Hugh had left England and the care of Lechlade and Oakham went to their sister, Isabella, who was married to Roger de Mortimer of Wigmore. After her death, the land was escheated to the crown as Terra Normanorum. 
de Ferriers, Walchelin (I47832)
41248 Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick (1153 – 12 December 1204) was the younger son of Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick and Gundred de Warenne, daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey and Elizabeth de Vermandois. He was also known as Walerian de Newburg.

After his brother's death an impostor arose, claiming to be the deceased Earl; he gave Waleran a great deal of trouble in maintaining his claim. He does not appear to have been a great soldier, for he paid scutage money to escape military service in Wales. His position in the Court is attested by his bearing the right hand Sword of State at the Coronation of King John, 27 May 1199.

He liberally supported the hospital of St. Michael's Hospital, Warwick and gave to the nuns of Pinley land at Claverdon, and land at Brailes to the nuns at Wroxall, Warwickshire.

Family and children[edit]
He married first to Margery, daughter of Henry d'Oily and Maud de Bohun and had children:

Henry de Beaumont, 5th Earl of Warwick, his heir.
Waleran de Beaumont of Gretham and Cotismore.
Gundred de Beaumont. She and her cousin Mabel became nuns at the Abbey of Pinley.
His second wife was Alice de Harcourt, widow of John de Limesy, Lord of Cavendish, daughter of Robert de Harcourt and she had one child:

Alice de Beaumont (died before 1263), married William de Maudit, Baron of Hanslape, Chamberlain to the King. Their children were:
William Maudit, 8th Earl of Warwick;
Isabel de Maudit, married William de Beauchamp, Baron Elmley. Their son was William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick.

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A Realignment of the 12th and 13th Century Pedigree of the Earls of Warwick by Rosie Bevan
A Complete Peerge Correction in Foundations, Waleran v. 1 #3, Jan. 2440, pp. 194–197 (see Cawley, Charles, ENGLISH NOBILITY MEDIEVAL: Waleran Warwick died 1203, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[better source needed])
Edward T. Beaumont, J.P. The Beaumonts in History. A.D. 850-1850. Oxford. 
de Newburgh, Sir Waleran Knight, 4th Earl of Warwick (I46081)
41249 Waleran de Beaumont, Count of Meulan, 1st Earl of Worcester (1104 – 9 April 1166, Preaux), was the son of Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester and Elizabeth de Vermandois, and the twin brother of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester. He is not referred to by any surname in a contemporary document other than 'Waleran son of Count Robert'.

Early life

Waleran was born in 1104, the elder of twin sons of Robert de Beaumont, count of Meulan, who was also to become earl of Leicester in 1107. On their father's death in June 1118, the boys came into the wardship of King Henry I of England. They remained in his care till late in 1120 when they were declared adult and allowed to succeed to their father's lands by a division already arranged between the king and their father before his death. By the arrangement, Waleran succeeded to the county of Meulan upriver on the Seine from the Norman border, and the principal family Norman honors of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont Audemer. His great possessions included the forest of Brotonne, which was centred on his castle of Vatteville on the left bank of the Seine. As part of the family arrangement, Waleran also received a large estate in Dorset centred on the manor of Sturminster Marshall.

Rebellion and Imprisonment

Late in 1122 Waleran was drawn into a conspiracy with Amaury III of Montfort, count of âEvreux, in support of the claimant to Normandy, William Clito, son of Robert Curthose. The king however detected the conspiracy, and Waleran and his young colleagues were caught unawares by a preemptive strike by the king's army against the rebel centre of Montfort-sur-Risle. Waleran rallied and based his resistance to the king at his castle of Brionne. In October 1123 he lost his fortress of Pont Audemer on the Norman coast to a siege, despite calling in military help from his French relations and allies. After a winter of raiding, on 25 March 1124, Waleran proceeded to the relief of his castle of Vatteville, with his three brothers-in-law, Hugh de Chăateauneuf, Hugh de Montfort and William, Lord of Brâeval. The returning column was intercepted by a force of knights and soldiers of Henry I's household between Bourgtheroulde and Boissy-le-Chăatel, the royal commander being given variously as William de Tancarville or Odo Borleng. The royal household troops decisively defeated Waleran when he attempted a mounted charge at the head of his men, shooting their horses from under them. Waleran's remaining castles continued to resist until 16 April 1124 when Waleran was forced by the king to order his seneschal Morin du Pin to surrender them. Waleran's lands were seized and he was imprisoned first at Rouen, then at Bridgnorth in Shropshire and finally at Wallingford Castle.

Waleran was released for unknown reasons in 1129. He resumed an active role at court and he and his twin brother were both present at Henry's deathbed. He was probably involved in the discussions of the Norman magnates in December 1135 as to who should succeed to Normandy and England.

Lieutenant of Normandy

The accession of Stephen may have taken him by surprise but he had already offered his allegiance to the new king before Easter 1136. At the court he was betrothed to the king's infant daughter, Matilda, and received the city and county of Worcester as her marriage portion. After Easter he went to Normandy taking authority from the king to act as his lieutenant in the duchy. In September he commanded the army of Norman magnates which repelled the invasion by Geoffrey of Anjou, husband of the Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I. He was also able to capture the chief rebel Roger de Toeni. He remained there until the following spring and then returned to England.

The next year he attended the king on his tour of Normandy, crossed back to England with him at the end of the year, by which time he was beginning to undermine the previous ascendancy at court of the bishops of Winchester and Salisbury. He and his family began to monopolise favour and patronage at Stephen's court and they alienated the faction headed by Earl Robert of Gloucester, who in retaliation adopted the cause of his half-sister, the Empress. In June 1138, Waleran was in Normandy to confront successfully again an invading Angevin army. Waleran used his extensive connections at the French court to mobilize a large force of French knights to assist him. It was probably in 1138 that he received the second title of Earl of Worcester. He founded the Cistercian abbey of Bordesley at the end of that year to mark his arrival in the county. The same year his youngest brother Hugh received the earldom of Bedford and other relations were similarly honoured.

Before Easter 1139 Waleran was in Paris on an embassy to his cousin, the new King Louis VII of France. On his return he was the motivating force behind the overthrow of the court faction headed by the justiciar, Bishop Roger of Salisbury. The bishop and his family were arrested in June, and their wealth and many of their possessions confiscated.

Civil war

With the arrival of Robert of Gloucester in England in September 1139, the civil war between Stephen and Matilda's supporters got under way. One of the first attacks Gloucester sponsored was an assault on Waleran's English base at Worcester. The city was attacked and sacked on 7 November 1139. Waleran retaliated savagely against the rebel centers of Sudeley and Tewkesbury.

Waleran was present at the Battle of Lincoln in 1141. He was one of the royalist earls who fled when they saw that the battle was lost. Waleran escaped, but the king was captured and imprisoned at Bristol. Waleran fought on for several months, probably basing himself at Worcester, where he had to deal with the defection of his sheriff, William de Beauchamp. It may have been at this time that he seized and fortified the Herefordshire Beacon for the bishop of Hereford complained of his lordship of this castle in 1148. At last late in the summer of 1141 Waleran gave up the struggle as news reached him that his Norman lands were being taken over by the invading Angevin army. He surrendered to the Empress Matilda, and had to accept her appropriation of the abbey of Bordesley as it had been founded on a royal estate. However, once in Normandy, Waleran was accepted at the court of Geoffrey of Anjou, and his lands in England and Normandy were confirmed to him. His first marriage, to the king's daughter Matilda, had ended with the child's death in London in 1137. Around the end of 1142, Waleran married Agnes, daughter of Amaury de Montfort, count of âEvreux. As a result of the marriage he obtained estates in the Pays de Caux and the lordship of Gournay-sur-Marne in the Ile de France. Waleran had already obtained his mother's marriage portion of the honor of Elbeuf on the Seine on her death in or around 1139. Despite the political reverses on 1141, Waleran was considerably wealthier at the end of the year than he had been at the beginning.

Waleran served with Geoffrey of Anjou at the siege of Rouen in 1143/4. During it he captured and burnt the suburb of Emendreville and the Church of St. Sever, where many of both sexes perished in the flames. He consolidated his position as leader of the Norman nobility by a formal treaty with his cousin Robert du Neubourg, seneschal of Normandy. However, Waleran seems to have turned his mind to the French court at this time. In Easter 1146 he was at Vâezelay for the preaching of the Second Crusade and attended the great assembly of magnates at Paris from April to June 1147 to meet the pope and Louis VII. On 29 June he was joint leader of the Anglo-Norman crusaders on their rendezvous with Louis VII at Worms. He accompanied the crusade to Syria and its unfortunate conclusion before Damascus. He seems to have left Palestine before King Louis, taking the sea voyage home. He was shipwrecked somewhere on his return, perhaps on the coast of Provence. He promised to build an abbey of Cistercians if he survived the wreck, and in due course he built the abbey of St Mary de Voto (of the Vow) or Le Valasse in fulfilment of his vow.

Political Decline

Waleran's great influence in Normandy survived till 1151, but the new regime of Duke Henry was not sympathetic to him. He made the fatal error of temporising with the Capetian court and assisting the campaigns of Louis VII, his overlord for Meulan. Though his support gained Waleran the hugely profitable wardship of the great county of Vermandois during the minority of his young cousin Count Ralph II, it also led to his downfall. In the second half of 1153 he was ambushed by his nephew and enemy Robert de Montfort, who held him captive while his Norman and English estates were stripped from Waleran by Duke Henry's friends and officers. The earldom of Worcester was suppressed and his Worcestershire castles destroyed in 1155.

Although Waleran was released, his power in Normandy was broken, and an attempt to reclaim Montfort-sur-Risle from his nephew was a humiliating failure. Waleran was an outsider at the court of Henry II, and between 1160 and 1162 lost his Norman lands and castles when he supported Louis VII against Henry II. His last years were eked out as a landowner and justice in the duchy. The last notice of his activities is a settlement of his affairs relating to his priory of Gournay-sur-Marne around the end of 1165. Twenty days before his death he entered the abbey of St Peter of Prâeaux, the ancestral abbey of his family south of Pont Audemer in Normandy, and died as a monk there on 9 or 10 April 1166. He was buried in its chapter house alongside several other members of his dynasty.

Aristocrat and humanist

Waleran was an important twelfth-century character in ways other than political. He was a literate man educated in the liberal arts and philosophy. The elegy to him by Stephen of Rouen, monk of Bec-Hellouin, reveals that he composed Latin verse. In 1142 he tells us that he personally researched the deeds in the archive of Meulan priory before confirming its possessions. Like his twin brother, he also seems to have been an assiduous writer of letters and a number of them survive. He was also a literary patron, as Geoffrey of Monmouth dedicated the earliest edition of his History of the Kings of Britain to him in 1136.

Waleran founded Cistercian abbeys at Bordesley, Worcestershire (1139), and Le Valasse, Normandy (c.1150), though in both cases the abbeys were taken over by the king. He was a generous patron of the two ancestral Benedictine monasteries of Prâeaux (St Peter for men and St Leger for women). He was besides accepted as advocate of the abbey of Bec-Hellouin, and was patron of its priory at Meulan, founding another at Beaumont-le-Roger. He founded a Benedictine priory at Gournay-sur-Marne. He endowed a major hospital at Pont Audemer, which still survives.

Family and children

He married, firstly, Matilda, daughter of King Stephen of England and Matilda of Boulogne, Countess de Boulogne, circa March 1136. She died in 1137 aged only four. He married, secondly, Agnes de Montfort, daughter of Amaury III de Montfort, Count of âEvreux, and Agnes de Garlande, in 1141/2.

He had children with Agnes de Montfort (the boys as they appear in order in his 1165 charter to Gournay priory):

Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan.
Isabelle de Meulan (d. 10 May 1220), married twice:
ca 1161 Geoffroy, lord of Mayenne;
ca 1170 Maurice II, lord of Craon.
Waleran de Meulan
Amaury de Meulan, lord of Gournay-sur-Marne.
Roger de Meulan or Beaumont, viscount of âEvreux.
Raoul (Ralph) de Meulan.
Etienne (Stephen) de Meulan.
Mary de Meulan.
See also[edit]
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The Anarchy


Cokayne, G.E.; Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed. 13 volumes in 14. 1910-1959. Reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, UK: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000.
Edward T. Beaumont, J.P. The Beaumonts in History. A.D. 850-1850. Oxford.
Crouch, D. The Beaumont Twins: The Roots and Branches of Power in the Twelfth Century (Cambridge, 1986).
Crouch, D. The Reign of King Stephen, 1135-1154 (London, 2000).
Houth, E. 'Galeran II, comte de Meulan, catalogue de ses actes precâedâe d'une âetude biographique', Bullâetin Philologique et Historique (1961).
King, E. 'Waleran, count of Meulan, earl of Worcester, 1104-1166', in, Tradition and Change: Essays in Honour of Marjorie Chibnall, ed. D. Greenway and others (Cambridge, 1985), 115-130.
Remfry, P.M., 'The Herefordshire Beacon and the families of King Harold II and the Earls of Hereford and Worcester' [Malvern, 2008].
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Detailed Biography at 
de Beaumont, Waleran IV (I46715)
41250 Walker County Messenger, LaFayette, GA, 3.2.2009:

Patsy Miles, 57, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Patsy Ann Miles of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Feb. 27, 2009 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was 57. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Charles Thomas and Lois Marie (Snyder) Hennessee. She was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Lee Hennessee.

The Miles family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice for their love and compassion during this difficult time. Survivors include her loving husband, George Miles Sr.; children, Steve Miles, George Miles Jr., all of Chattanooga, Melissa (Chad) Bible of Rossville; siblings, Tommy, Eddie, Danny, Jack, Donnie Hennessee, Brenda Landers; many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services: Monday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation: Monday, March 2, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Online guestbook available at Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe. 
Hennessee, Patsy Ann (I3467)
41251 Walker Dee Wiseman, obituary, "Southern Standard", date unknown,
abstracted by Margie Tucker 
Source (S18704)
41252 Walker Jennings, obituary, "The Southern Standard", date unknown,
abstracted by Margie Tucker,"Our People At Rest",p. 1 
Source (S24990)
41253 Walker Jennings, obituary, "The Southern Standard", date unknown,
abstracted by Margie Tucker.
"DODSON", by Lynn, p. 10-B 
Source (S41710)
41254 Walker Jennings, obituary, "The Southern Standard", date unknown,
abstracted by Margie Tucker.
WC Cemetery List - Book II, p. 165 
Source (S24992)
41255 Walker Jennings, obituary, "The Southern Standard", date unknown,
abstracted by Margie Tucker. 
Source (S17511)
41256 Wallace Hudson;pedigree;21 Aug 2007;
1900 DeKalb census, p. 222 
Source (S44167)
41257 Wallace Hudson;pedigree;21 Aug 2007; Source (S36692)
41258 Wallace Hudson;pedigree;21 Aug 2007;;
1900 DeKalb census, p. 222 
Source (S36687)
41259 Wallace L. Beckham AVON, NC -

Wallace L. Beckham, 84, died on Feb. 22, 2011, at his home in Avon, NC. He was born August 13, 1926, in Winnsboro, SC. He was the son of Wallace D. Beckham and Florence Hennessee Beckham. He loved his country and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a master plumber, real estate broker, pilot and served in the U.S. National Guard and Civil Air Patrol. He was also the former owner of Outer Banks Beaches Realty.

In addition to his wife of 64 years, Ann Seitz Beckham, he is survived by two daughters, Pat Costa and husband, Rich, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, Sandra Quidley and husband, Maurice (Reese) Quidley, of South Mills, NC; two sons, Daniel and Brian Beckham of Avon, NC; two sisters, Betty Geiger and husband, Herbert, of Sandy Run, SC, and Margie Coleman and husband, Pete, of Winnsboro, SC; two brothers, Howard Beckham and wife, Bobby Jean, of Winnsboro, SC, and Connie Parker and wife, Penny, of Jacksonville, FL; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Ewing Cemetery Chapel, Ewing, NJ, on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at 12 noon. Burial will be in the Ewing Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to U.S. Navy Armed Guard WWII Veterans, 115 Wall Creek Dr., Rolesville, NC 27571, or to Dare County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 2477, Manteo, NC 27954. 
Beckham, Wallace Luther (I31162)
41260 Walling (Old Roberts') Cemetery Roberts, Jesse (I4520)
41261 Walling (Old Roberts') Cemetery Wright, Susannah "Susie" (I20899)
41262 Walling resident and Quebeck native Helen Frances Grissom Dunlap, 83, died Feb. 14.

The daughter of Cecil Elijah 'Brownie' and Mary Lou Howell Grissom, she was the owner of Helen House of Beauty in Walling

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Elmer 'Buddy' Dunlap, her parents, and grandson, Daniel Smith

She is survived by sons, David Dunlap and wife Linda of McMinnville; and Rev. Doug Dunlap and wife Frances of Walling; sister, Juanita Boyd of Rock Island; brother, Brownie Grissom of Walling; grandchildren, Joe Dunlap and wife Deitra, Jennifer Fuqua-Loh and husband Jason, Dana Dunlap King and husband Lynn, and Angel Dunlap; great-grandchildren, Mitchell Fuqua, Danielle Fuqua, Jackson Dunlap, Aspen King, Lucas Majors, Kylei Loh, Olivia Majors, Kason Loh, and Nicholas Fuqua; sister-in-law: Jean Klemm of Rock Island; several nieces and nephews also survive

Services were held Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Sparta with Rev. Doug Dunlap officiating. Burial followed at Preston Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Sparta First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, North Main Street, Sparta, Tenn., 38583

Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standare (McMinnville, TN) 02/16/2008 
Grissom, Helen Frances "Frances" (I23386)
41263 Wallon & Sue Cantrell, anniversay, "Southern Standard", March 10, 1995,
abstracted by Margie Tucker 
Source (S27604)
41264 WALNUT RIDGE - Russell Benson, 83, died Friday at his home.

He was a lifetime resident of Lawrence County, was a farmer and of the Methodist belief. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Ressie Hennesse Benson.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Benson of the home, and brother, Kenneth Benson of Dallas.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at House Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge with Steve Cook officiating.

No burial is planned. The body was cremated. 
Benson, Russell Gene "Russ" (I26791)
41265 Walsingham is a village (actually two conjoined villages: Little Walsingham and Great Walsingham) in the English county of Norfolk .

The village is famed for its religious shrines in honour of the Virgin Mary and as a major pilgrimage centre.

It also contains the ruins of two medieval monastic houses 
Fairfax, William (I37178)
41266 Walt is one of my favorite relatives due to his fabulous story telling ability and the fact that he wrote some of them down. I have included a few of his stories following this obituary. My favorite is the last one about the events taking place at the funeral of John Jacob Bauknight.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jan 30, 1985
James Walter Estes, 102, was senator from Clayton

J Walter Estes, the oldest living alumnus of Georgia Tech and a former state senator from Clayton County, died Tuesday at Americana Healthcare Center in Marietta. He was 102.

The funeral will be at 2 pm Thursday at The Rock Baptist Church in Rex, Ga, with burial at the churchyard.

Mr. Estes entered Georgia Tech in 1900 and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering in 1904. He is the oldest Tech alumnus, according to Charles Harmon, director of the Georgia Tech News Bureau.

Mr. Estes was recognized during a 1979 football game at Grant Field. He was pictured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution standing at attention during the playing of the national anthem before the Tech-Air Force game.

Mr. Estes, a Rex farmer, manufacturer, furniture dealer, and banker, served in the state Senate in 1938-40 and 1943-44.

James Walter Estes was born Dec. 1, 1882, in Rex. He married Winnie Brittain in 1910. Mrs. Estes died at 82 in 1971.

He was a past president of the Boy Scouts of America Atlanta Area Council, a former member of the Clayton County Water Authority, and director of the Bank of Rex. He also belonged to the Masons, Odd Fellows and The Rock Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Richards of Rex, Mrs. Eloise Keiser of Jonesboro and Mrs. Winifred Bourne of Atlanta; sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Longino of Atlanta and Mrs. Ruby L. Ware of Tuscumbia, Ala.; seven grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Born in a log cabin, about 200 yards north of what is now Hale Haven Shopping Center, December 1, 1882. His father and grandfather Estes were born in that same community.

Fell in a 55-foot well when 15 months old, rescued by his father.

Moved to Rex with his family in 1887. Elementary schooling at Hickory Flat, a one room, one teacher school. High school in Jonesboro 1897-98-99. Entered Georgia Tech in 1900, graduated 1904 with BS degree in electrical engineering, the first man from Clayton Co to graduate from GA Tech.

First job with General Electric Company in Schenectady NY for fifteen months, then Georgia Railway & Electric Co, Atlanta, for twelve months, then Crocker-Wheeler Co in Ampere NJ for 15 months. Came back to Rex on Friday 13th Dec 1907. Formed and operated the partnership of Estes Manufacturing Co with his father, Dr W C Estes. Estes Mfg Co operated a wood working plant, making grain cradles, wooden school desks and potato crates, also operated a corn meal mill, sawmill, cotton gin and blacksmith shop along with considerable farming interests.

In 1923 the woodworking plant was converted to chair manufacturing, first as Estes-Wolcott Co, then Rex Chair Co. Rex Chair Co sold the chair plan to Rex Furniture Co in the early 1960's.

Estes Mfg Co was the first and for some years the only manufacturing payroll industry in Clayton Co.

In politics Walter Estes served one term as a jury commissioner, and for many years in the late teens and early twenties was a member of the Clayton County School Board. Several of those years as chairman of the board. During those years there were no paved roads between Rex and Jonesboro and sometimes the roads were so muddy that the only practical method of transportation was by horseback. He used that method several times to attend school board meetings and jury duty.

He was elected in 1938 to serve in the 1939-40 term in Georgia State Senate, representing the 35th Dist. He served again in that office in the 1943-44 term. More recently he served 2 five year terms as member of Board of Directors of Clayton Co Water Authority - 1960-1970.

His civic activities include scoutmaster, member of Board of Atlanta area Council of Boy Scouts of America, and President of this council in 1950. He is a member of the Stagecoach Civic Club and Rex Civic Association.

In religious activities - He was affiliated with the first Baptist Church of Decatur for 25 years, served several terms on the Board of Deacons, three terms as Chairman, and since 1951 has been a member of the Rock Baptist Church in Rex, where he served on the Board of Deacons, and is now on the inactive list.

A member of Rex Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years and a past master. He was member and Past Noble Grand of Rex Odd Fellow Lodge when it was in operation.

His wife was the former Winnie Davis Brittain of Murphy NC whom he met when she visited in Jonesboro. He has three daughters, 7 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and is expecting his first great great grandchild very soon.


Eighty years ago in this rural community near Rex GA in Clayton Co, a little boy fell in a fifty foot well that had five feet of water in it and was saved by heroic effort.

It made real news, far and wide at that time, and told often over a wide area. It seems likely the fantastic story of rescue would be of interest today.

I was that little boy, now in my eighty-second year. (1964) When I review a long life, full of activity, and think how narrowly I escaped, the uncertainties of life seem amazing.

I was one and one half years old when one day in June 1884, my parents left me with a neighbor while they attended a funeral. After lunch (dinner in those days) several women of the community met at the home of my host (a two room log cabin) and were busy at what was a very common activity in those days; "quilting." Maybe there are some people who would like to know more about the lost art of quilting.

Before the days when machine-made blankets, comforts and coverlets were available, practically 100% of bed coverings were homemade quilts. Almost every afternoon, especially during the summer, from four to ten, women would meet at some house in the neighborhood for a quilting session. Four long strips of wood were joined together forming a rectangle the size of a quilt, becoming a quilting frame. This frame was suspended from the ceiling by cords, one at each corner. First operation was to fasten the quilt bottom, a piece of cotton cloth into the frame. This was covered smoothly with home raised, home carded cotton bats. Over this was spread the prepared quilt top. These tops were made of scraps of cloth, hand stitched, of various colors, most often in intricate and colorful patterns. The ladies would seat themselves around the frame and closely stitch top and bottom together. Every family had to have a supply of quilts for winter and this was the only source of supply.

While the quilting was going on I was left to play around the yard. In some way I managed to climb up on the well curb and fall in. There was a colored woman at the "wash place" doing the washing. Fortunately for me she looked around just in time to see me disappear. She let out a yell, "the baby fill in the well", and most of the women began to scream for help.

My dad, at that time twenty-eight years old, had returned from the funeral and, with my mother, was at our home about 300 yards away. Hearing the commotion and realizing his baby was where all the commotion was, ran as fast as he could, and on hearing someone shout "Walter fell in the well," never slacked his pace and jumped feet first into that fifty foot well. By spreading his legs against the walls, he put on brakes enough to stop at the top of the water. There was nothing on the surface of the water so he began probing and touched one of my feet and pulled me out.

Almost immediately, several men from a nearby shop, who had heard the commotion, entered the well, climbing down by stepping in the step holes that were dug into the well walls. My dad passed me up to the next man, he to the next and so on out the top. Often, people have told me that my dad was the first man out of the well, but no one knew how he managed to pass the others.

When he slapped me on the back, I coughed and began to breath and no water came from my lungs. The only explanation anyone could offer was that I hit the water just right to knock the breath out of me and that I had not inhaled in the estimated seven minutes in the water.

Of course, I do not remember the event, but it was so much talked about for years in the community and I hear the details so many times, I feel positive it was as is here narrated. Many are the times while I was growing up that men would say to my dad, "Bill, is that the boy that fill in the well," when I would be with him at church or other gatherings.

I think something should be said about this hero, my dad. He was well known in his later years as Dr W C Estes. He was nine years old at the close of the Civil War and remembers well being at his Grandfathers house when a company of Sherman's Federal Troops came down their road, stopping at every house taking all the livestock, chickens, hogs, meat, flour and destroying most of the furniture. His father, whose home was nearby, was away in the Confederate Army. Our entire family were natives of this County and this community. I live within two miles of the old homeplace.

Starting with no formal education, and nothing but a will to work and "good horse sense," my father and mother reared six children, saw them all educated, and himself graduated from Atlanta Medical Collage at age of 39 and practiced medicine until his death at 70, in 1926.

That little boy, who so narrowly escaped death in 1884, lived and graduated in the class of 1904 from Georgia Tech and has enjoyed a full and active life in business, politics, religious and civic pursuits. These include farming, furniture manufacturing (27 years) banking (more than 30 years), two terms (4 years) a member of the Georgia State Senate, President Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts and honored in many other civic and religious posts of honor, responsibility and opportunity. He is still going strong in his eighty second year, and all because his daddy had the courage to jump into a fifty foot well to rescue him.

Tanners Church Stampede as remembered by Walter Estes (1975).

One of the most spectacular events to happen in Clayton Co GA since the Civil War, that I can recall, was the Tanners Church Stampede, on 4 Jun 1887.

So far as I know, no written record of that event exists. Therefore, I, Walter Estes, ninety two years old, citizen of Rex GA, hereby, as of 1 Jan 1975, present my recollection of the details of that historic occasion.

On 3 Jun 1887, Mr Jake Bauknight, a prominent citizen of Adamson Militia Dist of Clayton Co and member of Tanners Baptist Church, was killed by lightning at his home. His funeral service was held at Tanners Church on 4 Jun 1887 and it was during that service that the stampede occurred.

In those early days, a spectacular death by other than natural causes attracted greater crowds to funeral services. The small church was filled to utmost capacity. The service was conducted by Rev J M Defor, a tall distinguished looking man, with a long full black beard, a slow and impressive manner of speaking. Nearing the end of his sermon he was using the sudden death of this man to impress on the audience the importance of being always ready to face death, was in fact slowly repeating the phrase "Are you ready," "Are you ready," when the floor of the right rear corner of the church collapsed under the heavy load and dropped about twelve inches. That was the men's side of the church and the twelve or fifteen men on those three or four benches jumped up and made for the nearest exit.

The commotion caused instant pandemonium to break loose all over the building. There were three doors, but the mad scramble of 150 to 200 people trying to get out at once, it has seemed a miracle that none were seriously hurt.

I was only 4 1/2 years old, was there with my parents, who were members of that church. So far as I know, I am the only living survivor of that group of people. Of course I do not remember much of the details, but I grew up in this community where many of the details were often repeated. More than 90 percent of the people did not know what was happening. Some yelled "FIRE", some "MAD DOG", some "SNAKE", and some thought the dead had come to life. At the time it was a serious and sad affair, but in retrospect many of the details have humorous aspects.

A Mr Sid Waggoner, a tall, distinguished looking, prominent citizen seemed to be the only one in the house to retain his wits, as he stood on a bench about the center of the church, waving his hat and yelling at the top of his voice "Stop, Stop, Sit Down." Many men jumped out windows. Mr Gus Arnold, a short, fat man, a regular 5x5, pushed up a window sash, dived out head first. The sash came down and caught his feet, fortunately he could just reach the ground with his hands, but he had to hang there until rescued. The corner of the building where the "Old Ladies" door was located had a floor level of about four feet above ground and the pressure of the people was so great that none could walk down the steps. The women fell out that door face down and piled up like cord wood. When the men began to pick them up, many looking for their own wives, they found them piled five deep, yet none were seriously hurt. In the crush some babies were knocked from their mothers' arms. They were found under benches, safe, not trampled. In those days it was customary for several colored people to attend the funeral of their beloved "white folks". Always, when the house was crowded, they would stay outside. On this occasion there were six or eight standing around a wagon in the shade of an oak tree not far from the church. During the commotion in the church they were clapping their hands and in sing-song fashion yelling, "Thank God mos Jake done come to life" - over and over again.

Tanners church is located about 10 miles south of Atlanta, adjoining the east right of way of the Southern Railroad, about one half mile east of State Hwy 42 and the east gate entrance to Fort Gillem 
Estes, James Walter (I40798)
41267 Walter & Reba Hennessee | 18 Jan 1994 | Telephone Interview Source (S45098)
41268 Walter Bishop, obituary, "Southern Standard", February 20, 1974,
abstracted by Margie Tucker. 
Source (S22458)
41269 Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy KG (c. 1416 – 1 August 1474) was an English politician.

Early life and family

Walter Blount was born about 1416, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Blount (1378–1456) and Margery Gresley and grandson of Sir Walter Blount.


He was made Steward of the High Peak in Derbyshire and became a bitter rival of the local Vernon and Longford families, replacing the Vernons in parliament as the near permanent Knight of the Shire (1446–1448, 1450–1468) for Derbyshire. He succeeded his father, Sir Thomas Blount, as Treasurer of Calais in 1460, becoming governor a year later as a reward for service rendered to King Edward IV at the Battle of Towton. Edward conferred on him in 1467 rich estates in Devon forfeited by the Earl of Devon; and in 1465 Blount was made lord high treasurer and created Baron Mountjoy. This creation is noteworthy as one of the earliest examples of a baronial title not being of a territorial character; nor the title of a dignity already existing. Blount's great-grandfather had married Isolda, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas de Mountjoy, and the title was probably chosen to commemorate this alliance.[1]

He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1472.

On his death on 1 August 1474 in Greyfriars, London his grandson Edward Blount, 2nd Baron Mountjoy inherited his title. His eldest son (and Edward's father) Sir William Blount had been killed at the Battle of Barnet in 1471.

Marriages and children

Mountjoy married firstly Helena Byron, the daughter of Sir John Byron of Clayton, Lancashire,[2] by whom he had four sons and two daughters.

William Blount, eldest son and heir, who died in 1471 of wounds received at the Battle of Barnet.[2]
John Blount, 3rd Baron Mountjoy, second son.
James Blount, third son.
Edward Blount.
Anne Blount.
Elizabeth Blount.

By November 1467 Mountjoy married secondly Anne (nâee Neville), widow of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham (d.1460), and daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland.[2]


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Carley, James P. (2004). "Blount, William, fourth Baron Mountjoy (c.1478–1534)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/2702. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
Horrox, Rosemary (2004). "Blount, Walter, first Baron Mountjoy (d. 1474)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/2700. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
"Blount, Walter (d.1474)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
Blount, Sir Walter KG, 1st Baron Mountjoy (I37711)
41270 Walter Calverley [32865]

14th great grandfather of Sheila Ann Mynatt:


19th great grandfather of David Alden Hennessee: 
Calverley, Sir Walter III (I32865)
41271 WALTER CALVERLEY, of Calverley, espoused Joanna, daughter of Sir John Bygod, of Sterrington, knt. and had issue. In this Walter's time, Calverley church being rebuilt, his arms were cut or plated in the woodwork there. He was s. by his son, Bigod, Joanna (I37150)
41272 Walter Charles Hennessee | 15 Oct 1991 | Telephone Interview | Source (S48527)
41273 Walter Cromwell, had been a jack of all trades—a blacksmith, fuller, and brewer—who had, from time to time, come to the attention of the authorities. Cromwell, Walter (I45287)
41274 Walter de Beauchamp (1195/97–1236) was an English judge, son and heir of William de Beauchamp and Amice de Beauchamp, lord of Elmley, Worcester, and hereditary castellan of Worcester and sheriff of the county.

A minor at his father's death, he did not obtain his shrievalty till February 1216. Declaring for Louis of France on his arrival (May 1216), he was excommunicated by the legate at Whitsuntide, and his lands seized by the Marchers. But hastening to make his peace, on the accession of Henry, he was one of the witnesses to his reissue of the charter, and was restored to his shrievalty and castellanship.

He also Attested Henry's 'Third Charter,' on 11 February 1225. In May 1226 and in January 1227 he was appointed an itinerant justice, and 14 April 1236 he died, leaving by his wife Joane Mortimer, daughter of his guardian, Roger de Mortimer, whom he had married in 1212, and who died in 1225, a son and heir, William, who married the eventual heiress of the earls of Warwick, and was grandfather of Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick.

de Beauchamp, Walter (I47621)
41275 Walter de Beauchamp formerly Beauchamp
Born before 1242 in Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England [uncertain]
ANCESTORS ancestors
Son of William (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp and Isabel (Mauduit) Beauchamp
Brother of Alicia (Beauchamp) de Bruce, Joan (Beauchamp) de Sudeley, John (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp, William (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp, Margaret (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp, Thomas (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp, Sybil (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp, Sarah (Beauchamp) Talbot and Isabel (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp
Husband of Alice (Toeni) Beauchamp — married about 1269 [location unknown]
DESCENDANTS descendants
Father of Margaret (Beauchamp) Lisle, Walter (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp, Roger Beauchamp and Giles (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp
Died before 16 Feb 1303 in Alcester, Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, England
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Walter (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp of Elmley, Sheriff of Worcestershire

Steward of the Household of King Edward I, Constable of Gloucester Castle.

Son of William III Beauchamp and Joan Isabel Mauduit

Burial Grey Friars London • London, City of London, Greater London, England GPS Add coordinates Memorial ID 79877120

Earl William was said to be between the ages of 26 and 30 in 1268, placing the marriage of William and Isabel in the late 1230s or early 1240s. William of Elmley and Isabel Mauduit had produced at least seven children. Of the three sons, all of them were to found important branches of the family which survived into the fifteenth century. William was the eldest of the three, and not only inherited the earldom, but also most of the Beauchamp estates that had been built up in the past 150 years. However, generous endowments were given to the two younger sons, Walter and John: John began the line of the Beauchamps of Holt, who were based in the Severn valley, north of Worcester, and Walter was granted lands in south-west Warwickshire.
Married: Alice de Toeni b: c 1290 d: after 1347 [1]
Father: Roger VI de Toeni b: 1235 d : Bef 12 May 1264
Mother: Alice de Bohun b: Abt 1235
They had seven sons and four daughters:
Walter de Beauchamp, Knight, of Alcester, Warwickshire, Bransford, Worcestershire, etc. Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, 1316-18, Constable of Warwick Castle, 1317-21, Constable of Drysllwyn Castle and Steward of Cantref Mawr, 1321. He married Hawise ____. They had no issue. He fought in Scotland in 1304 and 1306. He was arrested for being AWOL from the Scotland war, then fought in Scotland again for the king in 1310 and 1314. Hawise was living 13 May 1319. Sir Walter died before 17 October 1328. [1]
William de Beauchamp, Knight, of Powick and Bransford, Worcestershire, Ashmore, Dorset, etc. Keeper of Clarendon Forest1308, Sheriff of Worcestershire 1316-18, 1321-22, 2nd son, born about 1288. He married Joan ____. They had one son, William, living 1334. He fought in Flanders in 1297, and Scotland 1298 and 1306. He was arrested in 1306 for being AWOL from the war in Scotland (same as his older brother Walter), and fought again in Scotland in 1327. In 1352 he was exempted from serving in any office or commission against his will, owing to his old age. Sir William de Beauchamp was living 3 Aug 1353, and died soon afterwards. [1]
John de Beauchamp, younger son [1]
Eleanor (Alianore) de Beauchamp, [1] b: 11 Nov 1275, d: About Aug 1324,
Giles de Beauchamp, Lord of Alcester b: Beauchamps Court, Warwick, d: 12 Oct 1361, Acton Beauchamp, Bromyard, Worcestershire, m before 21 May 1329, Katherine de Bures, daughter of John and Hawise (de Muscegros) (de Ferreres) de Bures, who was born about 1316, and died after Oct 1355. [1]
Pernel de Beauchamp, (daughter) [1]
Margaret de Beauchamp, b : Abt 1295, m: Before 3 May 1318 d: Before Sep 1339 m: Robert (Baron) Lisle, Knight. [1] Child: John (Founding K.G.) de Insula de Lisle
Humphrey de Beauchamp (clerk) [1]
Roger [1] 1st Baron de Beauchamp of Bletsoe b: Before 1301, m (1): Before 15 Mar 1336-1337, m (2): Before 1379, d: 3 Jan 1379-1380, Bletsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire. Buried: Blackfriars, London, England
Ralph de Beauchamp [1]
Maud de Beauchamp elected Abbess of Godstow Abbey, Oxfordshire in 1335, [1] died between June 1346, and 1349. [1]
Note on Roger
(Note [by Douglas Richardson]: Roger de Beauchamp is typically identified in print as the son of Giles de Beauchamp, Knight, of Alcester and Powick. This parentage is not possible, as Giles and Roger are known to have been contemporaries to one another. Roger's will dated 1379 states that he was "bound to do a service on the Infidels, by devise of my grandsire, Sir Walter Beauchamp, to the expense of 200 marks." [Reference: Nicolas, Testamenta Vetusta, 1 (1826): 103-104]. The name Walter de Beauchamp is evidently a scribal error. Rather, Roger's grandfather appears to have been William de Beauchamp, whose 1269 will left a bequest (or devise) of 200 marks to his son, Walter, for the purpose of making a piligrimage [Reference: N.H. Nicolas, Testamenta Vestusta, 1 (1826): 50-51]. Identifying Roger as Walter's son and William's grandson fits the known chronology of this family. It also agrees with the 1566 Visitation of Bedfordshire cited below which records Roger as Walter's son and William's grandson.)
Brother of William VI Beauchamp, William IV Warwick, Joan de Sudeley, John de Beauchamp, Thomas de Beauchamp, Sybil de Beauchamp, Sarah Talbot, Margaret Beauchamp and Isabel Beauchamp

Beauchamps's Court in Alcester, co. Warwick, and of Powick, co. Worcester, Steward of the household of Edward I, King of England.

Walter was granted lands in south-west Warwickshire. The Beauchamps, throughout our period, were well known for their military accomplishments: William of Elmley had fought in Scotland and Wales, and all three of his sons appear to have followed in the family's martial tradition. William proved himself on the battlefields of Scotland and Wales; Walter, it would appear, had an ambition to go on a crusade. His father's will describes him as a ‘crusader’, and William left his son a debt of 200 marks in aid ‘of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land for me and his mother’.

By the late 1290s he was calling himself the ‘lord of Alcester’, having purchased, in 1271-72, the moiety of the manor of Alcester in Warwickshire, making that place one of his principal seats, alongside Powick in Worcestershire. Walter was also to follow in the family's tradition of administrative service; in Prestwich's words he was ‘well schooled in the established tradition of the household’ and was a highly suitable choice for the post of steward of the royal household, an appointment which suited both his bureaucratic and military skills. Walter was appointed as steward in 1289, became sole steward in 1292, and held this position until his death in early 1303.

He served with the king in Flanders and Scotland, fighting alongside Edward in the battle of Falkirk and appears to have been a man much admired for his military prowess, but criticized for his arrogance; the Song of Caerlaverock describes Walter as ‘a knight who would have been one of the best of all, according to my opinion, if he had not been too proud and rashly insolent, but you won't hear anyone talk of the steward without a "but"’.

Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. I page 285
Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. IV. p. 410
Royal Ancestry 2013 Vol. V p. 175
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Our Royal, Titled, Noble and Commoner Ancestors & Cousins database online, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, follows Douglas Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry. It includes Magna Carta Surety Barons and many of their descendants. Sir Walter de Beauchamp, Constable of Gloucester Castle
Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, (2011), Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), volume III, page 384 - 385
The Beauchamp Earls of Warwick, 1298-1369 A thesis by Sebastian Barfield, BA (Hons), MPhil
"Chapter 1 :The Beauchamp family to 1369". Retrieved 2011-08-05.
Cawley, Charles, Untitled English Nobility, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2011
A.F.J. Sinclair, ‘The Beauchamp Earls of Warwick in the Later Middle Ages’ (London School of Economics Ph.D thesis, 1987)
C. Carpenter, Locality and Polity: a study of Warwickshire Landed Society (Cambridge, 1992)
G.E. Cokayne, ed., The Complete Peerage, revised by Vicary Gibbs et al (London, 1910-57)
The Dictionary of National Biography, ed. L.Stephen & S.Lee (London, 1908)
W. Dugdale, The Baronage of England, 2 vols. (London, 1675)
W. Dugdale, The Antiquities of Warwickshire, 2nd edn, 2 vols. (London,1730)

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Beauchamp, Sir Walter (I50785)
41276 Walter de Burgh (c.?1230 – 28 July 1271) was 2nd Lord of Connaught and 1st Earl of Ulster (2nd creation).


De Burgh was the second son of Richard Mâor de Burgh, 1st Lord of Connaught and Egidia de Lacy. He founded Athassel Priory.

In 1243, he succeeded his father as Lord of Connacht, and was created Earl of Ulster as well in 1264. In 1270, he and Walter de Ufford, the Justiciar of Ireland, were defeated by Aedh mac Felim Ua Conchobair at Ath an Chip.

He married Aveline, daughter of Sir John FitzGeoffrey, Justiciar of Ireland, by his wife, Isabel Bigod. In a royal order from Westminster in September 1247, Sir John FitzGeoffrey was charged by the King with seizing the lands of Walter de Burgh's older brother Richard, who had died. The de Burgh lands in Connaught were being held by de Burgh, John de Livet, likely the son of Gilbert de Lyvet, one of the earliest Lord Mayors of Dublin and Marmaduke de Eschales (Scales).

He died, aged about 40, in Galway, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster (The Red Earl of Ulster). Other children were three sons, Theobald, William and Thomas, and daughter, Egidia who married Sir James Stewart (1260–1309), High Steward of Scotland.

de Burgh, Sir Walter 1st Earl of Ulster (I46467)
41277 Walter de Clifford (c. 1160 – 17 January 1221) was a Welsh Marcher Lord, feudal baron of Clifford of Clifford Castle in Herefordshire and High Sheriff in England.

He was born in Clifford Castle, near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire the son of Walter de Clifford (1113–1190).

Walter served as High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1199, 1207–1208 and 1216. He was a close associate of William de Braose and although he held back from William's rebellion in March 1208, was not thought to have done enough to check it. As a result, King John dismissed him from his Marcher barony of Clifford and made his son Walter de Clifford (died 1263) de facto lord instead.


Walter had married Agnes Cundy of Kent in 1185 and was succeeded by his sons, Walter de Clifford (died 1263) and Roger Clifford, who founded the line of Northumbrian Cliffords. He had at least three other sons, Giles, Richard and Simon, as well as daughters Maud, Basilia and Cecilia.


Jump up ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895 , p.194, pedigree of Clifford of Chudleigh, note to entry for Roger de Clifford of Tenbury (d.1231), second son of Walter de Clifford (c. 1160 – 17 January 1221), feudal baron of Clifford of Clifford Castle in Herefordshire
Remfry, P.M., Clifford Castle, 1066 to 1299 (ISBN 1-899376-04-6) 
de Clifford, Sir Walter Knight, Baron Clifford (I46169)
41278 Walter de Clifford (died 1263) feudal baron of Clifford in Herefordshire, was a Welsh Marcher Lord during the reign of King John (1199-1216).


Walter de Clifford was born before 1190, the son of Walter de Clifford (died 1221) and Agnes Cundy (de Condet). He died before 20 December 1263. He had at least four brothers, Roger, Giles, Richard and Simon, as well as sisters, Maud, Basilia and Cecilia.


He took over Clifford barony in 1208 on the disgrace of his father, who appeared disloyal to King John of England who was then in dispute with Walter's lord for Bronllys, William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber.

Walter's first marriage proved barren and he married Margaret, the daughter of Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, late in life during 1232 following the accidental death of her first husband, John de Braose. During baronial discontent he rebelled against King Henry III in 1233 and surrendered after Clifford Castle had been reduced by the king. He then joined the king, defending Bronllys Castle in a war against his father-in-law, Llywelyn ab Iorwerth who was at the time besieging nearby Brecon. Twenty years later he nearly rebelled again in a dispute with the king over his Marcher franchises during which he forced a royal messenger to eat a royal writ, which included the wax seal.

He left one daughter Maud as heiress, a granddaughter of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, who married firstly William Longespâee, grandson of the 3rd Earl of Salisbury, and secondly John Giffard of Brimsfield. 
de Clifford, Sir Walter III, Baron Clifford (I49246)
41279 Walter de Lacy (c. 1172–1241) was Lord of Meath in Ireland. He was also a substantial land owner in Weobley, Herefordshire, in Ludlow, Shropshire, in Ewyas Lacy in the Welsh Marches, and several lands in Normandy.[1]

He was the eldest son of Hugh de Lacy, a leading Cambro-Norman baron in the Norman invasion of Ireland.


With his father he built Trim Castle (Irish: 'Caisletheâan Bhaile Atha Troim) in Trim, County Meath.

During the revolt of Prince John Lackland, Lord of Ireland, against his brother, King Richard the Lionheart, in 1193-94, Walter joined with John de Courcy to support Richard. Walter apprehended some knights loyal to John along with Peter Pipard, John's justiciar in Ireland.[2] Walter did homage to Richard for his lands in Ireland in 1194, receiving his lordship of Meath.[2] After mounting the throne of England in 1199, John wrote to his justiciar in Ireland to complain that de Courcy and de Lacy had destroyed John's land of Ireland.[2] Walter had made John his enemy.[2]

In 1203, John granted custody of the city of Limerick to Walter's father-in-law, William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber.[3] As de Braose was an absentee, Walter served as de Braose's deputy in Limerick.[3]

In 1206-07, Walter became involved in a conflict with Meiler Fitzhenry, Justiciar of Ireland, and Walter's feudal tenants for lands in Meath; Meiler had seized Limerick.[3] King John summoned Walter to appear before him in England in April, 1207.[4] After Walter's brother Hugh de Lacy, 1st Earl of Ulster, had taken Meiler FitzHenry prisoner, John in March, 1208 acquiesced in giving Walter a new charter for his lands in Meath.[4] Upon his return to Ireland later in 1208, Walter may have acted as Justiciar of Ireland in lieu of the deposed Meiler fitz Henry.[5] By this time, John had begun his infamous persecution of Walter's father-in-law, de Braose, who fled to Ireland.[5]

On 20 June 1210, King John landed in Crook, now in Co. Waterford, with his feudal levy and a force of Flemish mercenaries; John marched north through Leinster.[5] When John reached Dublin on 27 or 28 June, Walter attempted to throw himself on John's mercy, sending five of his tenants to Dublin to place his lands in Meath back in the king's hand, and disclaiming any attempt to shelter his brother Hugh from John's wrath.[6] John attacked eastern Meath, and was joined by 400 of Walter's deserting followers.[6] John would hold Walter's lands in Meath for five years.[7]

In 1211 Walter erected the castle on Turbet Island in the abortive Anglo-Norman attempt to gain control of West Ulster.

Attempting to secure support in Ireland against the brewing revolt that would lead to Magna Carta, John began negotiations to restore Walter to his lands in Meath in the summer of 1215.[7]

Walter was Sheriff of Herefordshire from 1218 to 1222. In 1230 he joined with Geoffrey de Marisco and Richard Mâor de Burgh to subdue Aedh mac Ruaidri Ó Conchobair, King of Connacht.

He was a benefactor to the abbeys of Lanthony and Craswall (Herefordshire) and also founded the abbey of Beaubec in Ireland.

On his death his estate was divided between his granddaughters Margery and Maud.


[show]Ancestors of Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath

Family, Marriage and Issue

He married Margaret de Braose, the daughter of William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber and Maud de St. Valery and had issue.

Petronilla (or Pernal) de Lacy (c.1201 – after 25 November 1288), married Sir Ralph VI de Toeni, Lord of Flamstead, son of Sir Roger IV de Toeni, Lord of Flamstead & Constance de Beaumont.

Egidia de Lacy (also called Gille) who married Richard Mor de Burgh Lord of Connaught and Strathearn. Together they had many notable descendants, including Elizabeth de Burgh, Catherine Parr,[9] Margaret de Clare, the Earls of Ormond, King Edward IV of England, King Richard III of England, and many other British monarchs.

Gilbert de Lacy of Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire was taken hostage for his father in August 1215. He predeceased his father before 25 December 1230. Gilbert married Isabel Bigod, daughter of Sir Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk (Magna Charta Surety) & Maud Marshal. They had 1 son and 2

Walter de Lacy, who married Rohese le Botiller but had no issue. Walter died between 1238 and 1241.

Margery (Margaret) de Lacy, who married Sir John de Verdun, Lord of Westmeath, the son of Theobald le Botiller, 2nd Chief Butler of Ireland and Rohese de Verdun.

Maud de Lacy, who married Lord Geoffrey de Geneville, Justiciar of Ireland, the son of Simon de Joinville, Seneschal of Champagne, and Beatrix of Burgundy.[10] Together Geoffrey and Maud had at least three children:[a]

Geoffrey de Geneville (died 1283)

Sir Piers de Geneville, of Trim and Ludlow (1256- shortly before June 1292), who in his turn married in 1283 Jeanne of Lusignan by whom he had three daughters, including Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville.

Joan de Geneville, married Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald (died 1287).

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de Lacy, Sir Walter Lord Meath (I48105)
41280 Walter de Riddlesford (fl. 1150 – d. 1226) was an Anglo-Norman lord granted in Ireland the baronies of Bray, County Wicklow and Kilkea, County Kildare between 1171 and 1176.

De Riddlesford was born in Carriebenan, Kildare, Ireland. He married a daughter of Henry fitz Henry named Amabilis Fitzhenry.[1]

He built a motte and bailey fortress on the site of what is now Kilkea Castle in County Kildare in 1181.

He died in 1226 and was succeeded by his son Walter.

His granddaughter, Emmeline, married Hugh de Lacy, 1st Earl of Ulster (as his second wife) and, then, Stephen Longespee, son of William Longespâee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury and grandson of Henry II of England (one of their daughters was Ela Longespee).[2][3][4]

de Riddlesford, Walter (I47920)
41281 Walter DEVEREUX (1° V. Hereford)

Born: 1488, Chartley, Staffordshire, England

Acceded: 1550

Died: 17 Sep 1558, Chartley

Buried: Stowe Church, Chartley, Staffordshire, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter. B. Ferrers of Chartley. The Complete Peerage vol.V, pp.326-328. Present at the capture of Boulogne.

Father: John DEVEREUX (2ş B. Ferrers of Chartley)

Mother: Cecille BOURCHIER (B. Ferrers of Chartley)

Married 1: Mary GREY BEF 15 Dec 1503


1. Richard DEVEREUX (Sir Knight)

2. Edward DEVEREUX

3. William DEVEREUX (Sir)

4. Catherine DEVEREUX

Married 2: Margaret GARNEYS (V. Hereford) (m.2 William Willoughby, Lord Parham) ABT 1557, England

6. Edward DEVEREUX

Devereux, Sir Walter 1st Viscount Hereford (I47465)
41282 Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex, KG (16 September 1541 – 22 September 1576), was an English nobleman and general. From 1573 until his death he fought in Ireland in connection with the Plantation of Ulster, where he ordered the massacre of Rathlin Island. He was the father of Elizabeth I's favourite of her later years, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex.


Walter Devereux was the eldest son of Sir Richard Devereux, who was created a Knight of the Bath on 20 February 1547 and died that same year, in the lifetime of his father, Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford. [1] Walter Devereux's mother was Dorothy Hastings, daughter of George Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon and Anne Stafford, said to have been a mistress of Henry VIII. Through his paternal ancestry he was related to the Bourchier family, to which previous Earls of Essex had belonged:[2][a] John Devereux, son of Walter Devereux who died at the Battle of Bosworth, married Cecily Bourchier, sister of Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex.[1]


On his grandfather's death, Devereux became on 27 September 1558 the 2nd Viscount Hereford and 10th Baron Ferrers of Chartley.[3] He was entrusted with joint custody of the Queen of Scots in 1568, and appointed Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire in 1569 (which he held through the end of his life).[3] Devereux provided signal service in suppressing the Northern Rebellion of 1569, serving as high marshal of the field under the Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick and Lord Clinton.[3] For his zeal in the service of Queen Elizabeth I on this and other occasions, he was made a knight of the Garter on 17 June 1572 and was created Earl of Essex and Ewe, and Viscount Bourchier on 4 May 1572.[2][3][b]

Eager to give proof of "his good devotion to employ himself in the service of her Majesty," he offered on certain conditions to subdue or colonise, at his own expense, a portion of the Irish province of Ulster. At that time, Ulster was completely under the dominion of the O'Neills, led by Sir Brian MacPhelim and Turlough Luineach, and of the Scots led by Sorley Boy MacDonnell. His offer, with certain modifications, was accepted. He set sail for Ireland in July 1573, accompanied by a number of earls, knights and gentlemen, and with a force of about 1200 men.

His enterprise had an inauspicious beginning; a storm dispersed his fleet and drove some of his vessels as far as Cork and the Isle of Man. His forces did not all reach the place of rendezvous till late in the autumn, and he was compelled to entrench himself at Belfast for the winter. Here his troops were diminished by sickness, famine and desertion to not much more than 200 men.

Intrigues of various sorts and fighting of a guerilla type followed, and Essex had difficulties both with his deputy Fitzwilliam and with the Queen. He was in dire straits, and his offensive movements in Ulster took the form of raids and brutal massacres among the O'Neills. In October 1574, he treacherously captured MacPhelim at a conference in Belfast, and after slaughtering his attendants, had MacPhelim, his wife and brother executed at Dublin. He arrested William Piers, who had been active in driving the Scots out of Ulster, and accused him of passing military intelligence to Brian mac Phelim O'Neill. Essex ordered Piers's arrest and detention in Carrickfergus Castle in December 1574, but Piers was freed and he successfully executed Brian mac Phelim O'Neill for treason.[4]

After encouraging Essex to prepare to attack the Irish chief Turlough Luineach, apparently at the instigation of the earl of Leicester, the queen suddenly commanded him to "break off his enterprise." However, she left him a certain discretionary power, and he took advantage of that to defeat Turlough Luineach and chastise County Antrim. He also massacred several hundreds of Sorley Boy's following, chiefly women and children, who had hidden in the caves of Rathlin Island in the face of an amphibious assault led by Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Norreys.

He returned to England at the end of 1575, resolved "to live henceforth an untroubled life." He was however persuaded to accept the offer of the queen to make him Earl Marshal of Ireland. He arrived in Dublin in September 1576, but died three weeks later of dysentery. It was suspected that he had been poisoned at the behest of the Earl of Leicester, who married his widow two years later. A post-mortem was carried out and concluded that Essex had died of natural causes. He was succeeded in the Earldom of Essex by his son Robert.

Marriage and issue

Dorothy and Penelope Devereux

In 1561 or 1562, Devereux married Lettice, daughter of Sir Francis Knollys and Catherine Carey. Walter and Lettice had the following children:

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex[5] Married Frances Walsingham
Sir Walter Devereux. Married Margaret, daughter of Arthur Dakyns. He was killed at the siege of Rouen in 1591.[5]
Penelope Devereux Married Robert Rich, 3rd Baron Rich[5]
Dorothy Devereux. Married Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland[5]
Francis Devereux (died in infancy)[6]

See also

Betrayal of Clannabuidhe
Rathlin Island Massacre


The Bourchier Earldom of Essex and Viscountancy of Bourchier became extinct with the death of Henry Bourchier in 1540. Henry’s daughter, Anne Bourchier, was repudiated by her husband, William Parr, on 17 April 1543 and her children declared bastards and incapable of inheriting. William Parr was created Earl of Essex on 23 December 1543 “with the same place and voice in Parliament as his wife’s [Anne Bourchier’s] father had in his lifetime.” Parr was attainted in 1553 whereby the Earldom of Essex and all his other honors were forfeited. William Parr died 28 October 1570 and Anne Bourchier 28 January 1570/1, and both lacked legitimate heirs causing these titles to become extinct.
Jump up ^ The titles assumed by the 1st Earl of the Devereux family are attributed to his son in the act of restoration, which recites that “the said Robert, late Earl of Essex, before his said attainder, was lawfully and rightly invested … with the name, state, place, and dignity of Earl of Essex and Ewe, Viscount Hereford and Bourchier, Lord Ferrers of Chartley, and Lord Bourchier and Louvaine.” 
Devereux, Sir Walter 1st Earl of Essex (I47450)
41283 Walter Devereux, jure uxoris 7th Baron Ferrers of Chartley KG (c. 1432 – 22 August 1485) was a minor member of the English peerage and a loyal supporter of the Yorkist cause during the Wars of the Roses. He was a member of Edward IV's inner circle, and died fighting for Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth,.


Walter was born about 1432 in Weobley, Herefordshire. His parents were Sir Walter Devereux, Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1449 to 1450, and his wife Elizabeth Merbury.

His mother was the daughter and heiress of Sir John Merbury, Chief Justice of South Wales, and his first wife, Alice Pembridge.


About 1446, at the age of only thirteen,[1] Walter married Anne de Ferrers, daughter of William de Ferrers 6th Baron Ferrers of Chartley,[2][3] and became Baron Ferrers of Chartley in right of his wife on 26 July 1461.[4] She predeceased him by seventeen years on 9 January 1469, and they had at least six children:

Sir Robert Devereux of Ferrers (c1455 to ?)[5][a]
John Devereux, 8th Baron Ferrers of Chartley (1463 - 3 May 1501).[4][2]
Elizabeth Devereux. Married first Sir Richard Corbet of Morton Corbet and secondly Sir Thomas Leighton of Watlesborough.[4][2]
Anne Devereux. Married, as his first wife, Sir Thomas Tyrrell (c.1453–1510?), son of Sir William Tyrrell, slain at the Battle of Barnet in 1471, and his wife Eleanor Darcy.[6][2][7]
Isabel "Sybil" Devereux. Married Sir James Baskerville.[4]
Sir Richard Devereux.[4][2]
Sir Thomas Devereux.[4][2]
Devereux married secondly a woman named Jane, but they had no children. She survived him, and married secondly to Thomas Vaughan; thirdly to Sir Edward Blount of Sodington; and finally to Thomas Poyntz, Esq., of Alderley, Gloucestershire[4] She was living in 1522.[8]


On 6 November 1450 the escheator of Buckinghamshire was instructed to deliver the manor of Dorton to Elizabeth, widow of the late Baron Ferrers of Chartley. Inquisition demonstrated that her heir was Anne, wife of Walter Devereux. His father was attainted for treason in 1452 for supporting Richard, Duke of York, on his march to London, and confrontation with the king at Dartford Heath. On 6 March 1453 he attended Parliament as Lord Ferrers, and represented Herefordshire in place of his father. On 17 March 1453 Walter and Anne Devereux were granted livery of her father’s lands as she was 14 years of age or older.[9]

On 20 March 1453 the escheators were order to take the fealty of Walter Devereux for his wife’s lands.[b] On 24 January 1454 the escheator of Warwickshire released to Walter and Anne Devereux her lands there.[c] An agreement was acknowledged on 4 March 1454 between Walter and Anne Devereux and Elizabeth, widow of the late Sir William Ferrers of Charteley, that they will honor her dower rights when she enters the church, and Anne will receive the inheritance of these estates when she is 21 years of age.[10] On 8 June 1455 Urias and Elizabeth de la Hay, and Henry and Joan ap Griffith, granted to Walter Devereux and his father, Sir William Herbert; John Barrow; and Miles Skull a moiety of Wellington manor, and Adzor manor; and 100 acres of land and 20 shillings of rent in Wellington forever. Devereux acquired half the manor of Tonge, Shropshire, on 1 November 1456 as his wife’s inheritance from a distant cousin, Sir Richard Vernon.[11]

Walter Devereux and William Mayell acquired from Henry Gryffith of Bakton and Thomas Herbert of Billingsley the wardship and marriage of Thomas, minor heir of Edmund de Cornewaylle on 1 July 1453.[12] Walter Devereux and his father were appointed on 14 December 1453 to investigate the escape of prisoners in Herefordshire.[13] On 22 May 1455 Richard, 3rd Duke of York, led the Yorkists to victory at the First Battle of St Albans, and captured Henry VI. On 25 May the Duke crowned Henry VI again, and was re-instated as Protector of the Realm. Walter Devereux’s father was pardoned shortly after at the Parliament meeting on 9 July 1455. Over the next several years the Devereux’s carried on an intermittent war with the Tudor’s along the Welsh Marches. Walter Devereux, along with other prominent Yorkists of Herefordshire, were placed under a recognizance of 5000 marks on 13 May 1457 if they did not immediately present themselves for imprisonment at Marshalsea.[14] His father was added to the group on 2 June.

Following his father’s death on 22 April 1459, Walter Devereux assumed his place as the Steward of York’s lands in Radnor, and in the Duke’s retinue.[15] He was with the Duke of York at the Battle of Ludford Bridge on 12 October 1459, but surrendered and threw himself on the King’s mercy when York fled to Ireland following the defeat. Granted his life, he was attainted on 20 November 1459, and his lands awarded to Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham.[16] Devereux was permitted in 1460 to redeem his properties for a fine of 500 marks.[17][18]

On 26 June 1460 the earls of Warwick and Salisbury landed at Sandwich, and raised a Yorkist rebellion. They marched on London, and captured Henry VI at the Battle of Northampton on 10 July 1460. Walter Devereux was appointed to arrest and imprison any in Herefordshire resisting the rebellion,[19][20] Richard of York returned to England and Walter Devereux attended Parliament on 7 October as a knight of the shire for Herefordshire. The Duke became Protector of the Realm again on 31 October, and Devereux was granted a general pardon.

In December 1460 Walter Devereux accompanied Edward, Earl of March, to Wales to raise an army to counter a Lancastrian rebellion led by the Tudor’s. On 30 December Richard, 3rd Duke of York, was killed at the Battle of Wakefield, and a Lancastrian army moved south towards London. Devereux fought on behalf of Edward, now the 4th Duke of York, at his victory in the Battle of Mortimer's Cross on 2 February 1461, and commanded his left wing.[21] He remained at the side of the future Edward IV on his advance from Gloucester to London. The Lancastrian army marching south was again victorious at the Second Battle of St Albans on 17 February, and recovered Henry VI here. On 3 March 1461, Walter Devereux was present at the council held at Baynard’s Castle where it was resolved that Edward would be made King, and rode at his side to Westminster where Henry VI was deposed in absentia and Edward IV proclaimed King of England.

Walter Devereux was with the army as Edward IV marched north, and fought in the victory at the Battle of Towton on 29 March 1461, where he was knighted.[22] On 8 July Devereux was appointed Justice of the Peace, and place on the Commission of Array for Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, and Shropshire to raise troops to stamp out Lancastrian resistance in Wales.[23] He was also placed on a commission of Oyer and terminer to inquire into all treasons, insurrections and rebellions in South Wales, and granted the authority to receive submission into the king’s peace of rebels.[24] In September Walter Devereux met with the king and William Herbert at Ludlow Castle where they were assigned to take into the king’s hands all the castles, lordships, manors, land and possessions of the late Humphrey, Duke of Buckingham, in South Wales.[25] On 30 September 1461, Herbert and Devereux captured Pembroke Castle. On 16 October Herbert and Devereux defeated the Lancastrians under Pembroke and Exeter at the Battle of Twt Hill effectively ending resistance in Wales. Walter Devereux attended Parliament on 4 November 1461, but was back in Wales for the capture of Denbigh Castle in January 1462.

On 10 February 1462 Devereux is again Justice of the Peace for Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, and will effectively retain these offices for the rest of his life, and at times extend his authority to Shropshire as well.[26][27][28] On 20 February 1462 Devereux received an extensive grant of forfeited lands for his service,[29] and is assigned to raise further troops in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. John Salwey granted the manor of Stanford, Worcestershire, to Walter Devereux on 18 April, and Herbert and Devereux captured Carreg Cennen Castle in Wales in May 1462.

In October 1462 Margaret of Anjou landed and raised a Lancastrian rebellion in northern England. Devereux accompanied King Edward on an expedition to the north in November 1462, which put the rebellion down by January 1463. Walter attended Parliament on 29 April 1463 where he was rewarded with an exemption from the crown’s Act of Resumption revoking various gifts and grants.[d]

On 18 June 1463 Devereux was appointed as Constable of Aberystwyth Castle for life,[30] and 10 August 1464 joint keeper of the Haywood in Herefordshire.[31] In late 1467 he was granted Oyer and terminer in Wales with power to pardon or arrest, and specifically tasked with investigating counterfeiting, clipping, sweating and other falsifications of money.[32] This was extended into Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Shropshire in early 1468,[33] and Devonshire and Gloucestershire later in the year.[34] Devereux was further rewarded on 30 May 1468 with the grant of the custody of all castles, lordships, manors, lands, rents, and possessions with knights’ fees, advowsons, courts leet, views of frankpledge, fairs, markets, privileges and franchises of the late Sir Roger Corbet,[35] and in the king’s hands by reason of the minority his son and heir, Richard.[e] In June 1468 Jasper Tudor, 1st Earl of Pembroke, landed near Harlech Castle and captured Denbigh. Walter Devereux and William Herbert were assigned to raise an army in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and the marches of Wales to attack the rebels;[36] and on 14 August 1468 Harlech castle finally surrendered to the Yorkists.

In 1468 Edward IV announced his intent to invade France. On 3 August 1468 Walter Devereux was assigned to muster at Gravesend with his men for service overseas,[37] but other events in the kingdom prevented this from occurring. On 12 February 1469 he was commanded to deliver prisoners to the gaol of Hereford Castle.[38] On 22 May he was appointed to a commission of Oyer and terminer for the counties of York, Cumberland, and Westmoreland; and the city of York.[39] He was probably at the Battle of Edgecote Moor on 26 July 1469 when the Earl of Warwick defeated King Edward, and Devereux’s brother-in-law, William Herbert, was killed. Edward IV was captured, but Warwick was forced to release him within a few months. By September 1469 Walter Devereux was assigned to raise new troops for the Yorkists in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, and Worcestershire.[40] On 16 November he was rewarded with the grant of the offices of Constable of the Castles of Brecon, Hay, and Huntington; and Steward of the Lordships of Brecon, Hay and Huntington during the minority of Henry Stafford.[41]

On 6 January 1470 he was granted Oyer and terminer over Wales.[42] He probably fought for Edward IV at the resounding victory of the Battle of Losecoat Field, which resulted in the flight of the earl of Warwick and Duke of Clarence to France. On 26 March Devereux was assigned to raise additional troops in Herefordshire to defend against the rebels.[43] On 28 July 1470 he was rewarded with appointment as sheriff of Caernarfonshire and Master-Forester of the Snowdon Hills in North Wales for life.[44]

On 13 September 1470 after Edward IV had been lured north to deal with rebels, Warwick landed at Plymouth raising a Lancastrian rebellion in his rear. Edward was forced to flee to Flanders, and Henry VI was readapted to the throne of England on 3 October. When Edward IV returns landing at Ravenspur, Yorkshire, on 14 March 1471, Devereux joined him for the victory at the Battle of Barnet on 14 April 1471, which deposed Henry VI once again. Walter Devereux was assigned to raise more troops in Shropshire, and Herefordshire,[45] and fought at the Battle of Tewkesbury on 4 May 1471 where Edward IV finally secured his throne. Devereux is at the king’s side when he entered London in triumph, and was one of the Lords who swore in the Parliament Chamber at Westminster on 3 July 1471 to accept Edward, Prince of Wales, as heir to the crown.[46] On 27 August he was granted the power to receive the submission of all rebels in South Wales and the marches,[47] and to raise an army in South Wales, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and the marches to resist Jasper Tudor.[48]

He was selected on 20 February 1473 to serve on the Council of Wales as a tutor and councilor of the king’s heir until the Prince of Wales reached the age of 14 years.[49] On 26 February 1474 he was assigned to raise troops in Herefordshire and Shropshire to suppress another rebellion.[50] On 1 July Margaret, widow of John Walsh and wife of Henry Turner, remised and quitclaimed (for 9L annually during her life) to Walter Devereux the following in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire: Andrews manor; 1 messuage, 20 acres of land, and 20 acres of pasture; and a moiety of La Mote manor. She also quitclaimed 1 messuage in Holborn (London). On 25 October Walter Devereux, Lord Dacre, and the king’s chaplain were granted the collation to the next vacant prebend in the king’s College of St George within Windsor Castle.[51][52]

On 26 May 1475 Devereux and others were granted a license to found a perpetual guild in St Bride's Church near his London properties.[53] He was with Edward IV when he led an army into France in July, and at the Conference at Saint-Christ in Vermandois, France, on 13 August where the king agreed to withdraw in exchange for a yearly payment.[54] Devereux was rewarded on 31 January 1476 with the grant of the manor and lordship of Wigston, Leicestershire, in the king’s hands following the attainder of John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford; and the Welshman, a brewhouse outside Ludgate in the ward of Farringdon Without (St Martin parish, London).[55]

Over the next 4 years Walter Devereux served on various commissions of Oyer and terminer in Middlesex, Yorkshire, and London.[56] On 14 February 1480 he is identified as a member of the king’s council hearing petitions in the Star Chamber at Westminster.[57] Devereux was assigned on 12 June 1481 to survey the land of the king’s lordship of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire; the land of Thomas, abbot of Waltham, in Essex; and the boundary between the counties there.[58]

As a member of the Council of Wales, Walter Devereux was probably with Edward V when he was declared king following the sudden death of Edward IV on 9 April 1483. It would be expected that he accompanied Edward as he set out for London, and was probably among the retinue that was dismissed when Richard, Duke of Glouucester intercepted them at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire on 29 April. Following the deposition of Edward V and crowning of the Duke as Richard III on 6 July 1483, Walter Devereux transferred his allegiance to the new king and was confirmed as Justice of the Peace for Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, and Hertfordshire. On 1 August Walter Devereux of Ferrers; his son, Sir John Devereux of Ferrers; and others were assigned in Herefordshire to assess and appoint collectors of the subsidies granted by the last Parliament from aliens (with the exception of the nations and merchants of Spain, Brittany and Almain).[59] Devereux attended Parliament on 23 January 1484,[60] and was assigned to raise an army on 1 May 1484 in Hertfordshire, and Herefordshire.[61] He was rewarded with the grant of Cheshunt manor, Hertfordshire, for life on 12 August;[62] and assigned to investigate certain treasons and offenses committed by William Colingbourne late of Lidyard, Wiltshire; and John Turburville late of Firemayne, Dorset.[63]

Elevation to Peerage and Honors[edit]
On 26 July 1461 Walter Devereux was raised to the rank of Baron in right of his wife and on account of his great services against Henry VI, the Duke of Exeter, the earls of Pembroke and Wiltshire, and the other rebels and traitors, thereby becoming Lord Ferrers.

On 24 April 1472 he was honored by creation as a Knight of the Garter.


Walter Devereux supported Richard III of England during his reign, and fought by his side at the Battle of Bosworth (22 August 1485). There, Lord Ferrers commanded in the vanguard under John Howard, Duke of Norfolk, alongside Sir Robert Brackenbury and Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey. Devereux was slain during the initial fight with the opposing van under John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, fighting next to the young John, Lord Zouche. An in-law, Sir John Ferrers, was also killed at Bosworth. He was attainted after his death on 7 November 1485.

Devereux, Sir Walter KG, 7th Baron Ferrers of Chartley (I47641)
41284 Walter Fitz Robert, 2nd Lord of Little Dunmow
Born c.1124
Died 1198
Essex, England
Family de Clare

Walter Fitz Robert of Woodham Walter[a] (c.1124–1198), 2nd Lord of Little Dunmow, Essex, was steward under Stephen of England ,[1] having succeeded to that position upon the death of his father, Robert Fitz Richard. Baron Walter died in 1198, and was buried at Little Dunmow, in the choir of the priory of Austin canons.

Marriage and children

Walter Fitz Robert was married twice. Sources conflict as to which of the two wives (Maud de Lucy or Margaret de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey I de Bohun) was the first wife.[b] He and Maud de Lucy, daughter of Richard de Luci, had the following children:

Robert Fitzwalter, a Magna Carta Surety
Alice Fitz Walter, married Gilbert Peche. His father, Hamon Peche, was sheriff of Cambridgeshire. His mother, Alice Peverel, inherited, with her sisters, the estate of Picot of Cambridge from their father, who was the son of Pain Peverel (standard bearer to Robert Curthose in the Holy Land). The sisters inherited when their only brother, William, died in Jerusalem. Descendants include Elizabeth de Burgh and Dionisie de Munchensi.[5][6]
When Robert, and his co-conspirators, fled after being implicated in the 1212 plot against King John, John required that the Barons present hostages to show their loyalty. Alice and Gilbert Peche had the same requirement placed against them; one of their hostages was their daughter, Alice.[7]



Jump up ^ Alternately spelled "Walter FitzRobert"
Jump up ^ Compare [2] and [3] and [4]
Jump up ^ Amt 1993, p. 66.
Jump up ^ Burke 1831, p. 208.
Jump up ^ Burke 1866.
Jump up ^ Blomefield 1805.
Jump up ^ Richarson 2005, p. 497.
Jump up ^ Eyton 1859, p. 71.
Jump up ^ Powlett 1889, p. 395.


Amt, Emilie (1993). The Accession of Henry II in England: Royal Government Restored, 1149-1159. Boydell & Brewer. p. 66. ISBN 0-85115-348-8.
Blomefield, Francis; Charles Parkin (1805). An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. Norfolk (England). p. 4.
Burke, John (1831). A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland: Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 208.
Burke, Bernard (1866). A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct. Harrison.
Eyton, Robert (1859). Antiquities of Shropshire, Volume 9. J.R. Smith. p. 71.
Powlett, C. L. W. (1889). The Battle Abbey Roll: With Some Account of the Norman Lineages. 2.
Richardson, Douglas (2005). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 497. ISBN 0-8063-1759-0. 
FitzRobert, Sir Walter Knight, 2nd Loard of Little Dunmow (I46160)
41285 Walter FitzRobert de Clare, Lord of Little Dunmow

son of Robert FitzWalter (Magna Carta Surety) and Rohese

married Ida (Idonea) de Longespee de Salisbury (daughter of Ela de Salisbury and William Longespee son of Henry II - they apparently had *two* daughters named Ida. [He married the younger one.]


Ela Fitz Walter b abt 1245, of Maxstoke and Solihull, Warwickshire, England. She md Sir William de Odingsells, Justiciar of Ireland, abt 1258, son of William de Odingsells and Joan.

The instability of surnames at this early period is shown by his being known as both "FitzWalter" (a genuine surname) and "FitzRobert" (a Norman patronymic). 
FitzRobert, Sir Walter Knight (I43152)
41286 Walter Hillis confirmed this event per a telephone conversation, January 10, 2016, Source (S8872)
41287 Walter Hillis confirmed this event per email message, January 14, 2016, Source (S8898)
41288 Walter Hillis confirmed this event per email message, January 15, 2016, Source (S8921)
41289 Walter Hillis confirmed this event per email message, January 18, 2016, Source (S8948)
41290 Walter Hillis sent this image of his great, grandfather, January 15, 2016, Source (S8920)
41291 Walter Hillis submitted and confirmed this family event per email message, January 120, 2016, Source (S8961)
41292 Walter Hillis submitted and confirmed this family event per email message, January 20, 2016, Source (S8960)
41293 Walter Hillis submitted this information about his children, January 11, 2016,, downloaded January 11, 2016 by David A. Hennessee Source (S8873)
41294 Walter Hillis, author of a biography of Richard Leek Gillentine, contrubted to Tennessee Genealogy Trails - Van Buren County - Biographies,, abstracted January 7, 2016 by David A. Hennessee Source (S8855)
41295 Walter L. Hillis sent his pedigree-ahnentafel January 4, 2016, Source (S8834)
41296 Walter Lee Gillentine, 77, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, in Fort Worth. Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Committal with military honors: 12:45 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Biggers Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Odyssey Hospice in Mr. Gillentine's name.

Mr. Gillentine, a lifelong area resident, served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954. He retired from TXU as a control room supervisor. Walter was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Peggy; grandson, John; and a sister, Jeanette. Survivors: Wife, Theresa M. Gillentine of Saginaw; son, David Gillentine and fiancee, Becky, of Arlington; daughters, Pamela Dean and husband, Jimmy John, of Boyd and Patti Cruz of Arlington; brother, Terry Gillentine; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Published in Star-Telegram on August 21, 2010 
Gillentine, Walter Lee McCraven (I20961)
41297 Walter Lee Hennessee, 86, of Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Olena Lockhart Guffey.

Survivors include his wife, Reba Hennessee, Dunlap; son, Dale Hennessee, Dunlap; daughters, Susan (Mike) Mataway, Michigan and Donna Hennesse, Dunlap; grandchildren, Melissa, Traci, Kevin, Alisha, Chad, and Blake; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will held at 10 a.m. CST Tuesday, Aug. 18 in the Ewton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17 at the Ewton Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements. 
Hennessee, Walter Lee (I938)
41298 Walter Parker Harding, Jr. | Telephone Interview | 5 Oct 2011 Source (S44479)
41299 Walter was beheaded in Edinburgh (some sources say Stirling) for his involvement in the murder of his nephew King James I of Scotland. Stewart, Sir Walter Lord Brechin, Earl of Atholl (I35742)
41300 Walter was the son of George Smith & Sinia Jane Hale Inglis. He married Georgia Nell Grizzle and had sons George Walter & John, daughters Judy Kay & Dale Inglis. Inglis, John Walter (I29529)

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