Re: Whalesborough



Part 2 of my Whalesborough family outline. The first John below is
the son of William De Whalesborough who died 21 August 1328.

Sir JOHN De WALESBREU. [1] Born 1314-1316 as he was still a minor
when John, Earl of Cornwall presented on 2 May 1335 to St. Mawgan-in-
Kerrier, by reason of him having custody of the lands of John de
Walesbreu, a minor [2], but in the 1337 Caption of Seisin of the Duchy
of Cornwall, John de Walesbreu was holding 3 knights fees in an
illegible location and 1 fee in Hutno, for which he is required to do
castle guard and all other services in proportion to his holdings.
[3] Johannes de Whalisbreu, miles, was Knight of the Shire for
Cornwall at the Parliaments of 7 June 1344 and 23 Sep 1353. [4] In
1346, Johanne de Walesbreu held Laimaylwen and Lancarf "which his
father William formerly held" (quod Willelmus pater suus prius
tenuit). [5] His mother presented her nephew John De Bodrugan to St.
Mawnan on 23 Feb. 1347/48 as ‘Joan relict of William De Whalesbreu”
and again to St. Mawnan on 6 Nov. 1348 and 1 Mar. 1361/62. [6, 7] He
presented to the church of St. Perran-Uthno on 17 July 1348, 19 June
1349, 10 Jan 1361/2 and to St. Mawnan-in-Kerrier 6 Aug 1349, 3 Apr
1350, 7 Dec 1361, and 4 Mar 1361/2; presentations on 11 Oct. 1372 and
22 June 1381 would have been by his son John [8,9].

Sir John de Walesbreu was married to Joan De Bodrugan, daughter of Sir
Otes De Bodrugan by Margaret Chambernoun. [10] Family connections
presented as rectors to various churches include her nephew John De
Bodrugan, a Sir Reginald Beauchamp, a Roger Beauchamp and a Sir Thomas
De Carmynou. Joan died 5 June 1349. [11]

Sir John De Whalesbreu died 26 April 1362. [12] Tristram Risdon says
that John De Whalesburgh obitt 1362 used the arms ‘Gules three
bendlets azure, on a bordure sable nine bezants’ (same as the William
who died 1328). [13]


i. JOHN WHALESBOROUGH. See following.
ii. MARGARET WHALESBOROUGH m. Sir John II De Beauchamp of Ryme
Intrinseca, co. Dorset. [14] He died 8 April 1349. [15] It should be
noted that the Cal. of IPM incorrectly combines his IPM with his son
John who died less than a month later on 4 May 1349. [16] In the
Challons pedigree she is called Margaret daughter of John
Whalesborough. [17] By dates she would have to be the daughter of
this John Whalesborough, and not of John his son who wasn’t born until
1346; this is also apparently further confirmed by unpublished
manuscripts at the British Library in London. [18] As noted, the
oldest son of John De Beauchamp was his son John who died before the
IPM of the father could be taken; the next son was Thomas who was
found to be the heir in the IPMs of both John the father, and of John
his son. Richard Branscombe was granted the wardship of the lands of
Thomas De Beauchamp on 10 April 1350.
Margaret remarried this Richard Branscombe by 23 October 1353 when the
wardship was confirmed to Richard de Brankescombe, and Margaret his
wife. [19] That this is the same Margaret is confirmed by her
assignment of dower on 10 January 1355 (this writ refers to a previous
king’s writ on 20 November 1353). [20]

1. Based on Ronny Bodine SGM Feb 25 1999 Whalesborough-Walesbreu of
Cornwall. Ronny Bodine leaves out a generation here by combining the
John Whalesborough d. 1362 and John Whalesborough d. 1382.
http://tinyurl.com/y2bcneg
2. Reg. of Bishop Grandisson, p. 1309 http://tinyurl.com/yhy826k
3. Ronny Bodine SGM post citing Devon and Cornwall Record Society (new
series 17:6-7)
4. Ronny Bodine SGM post citing Returns of Members of Parliament p.
138, 153
5. Feudal Aids, 1: 214 http://tinyurl.com/yyz5zkw
6. Reg. of Bishop Grandisson, p. 1365, 1368, 1477 http://tinyurl.com/y6jz4eh
7. Whetter, James, The Bodrugans: A Study of a Cornish Medieval
Knightly Family (Cornwall: Lyfrow Trelyspen, 1995.), p. 76
8. Reg. of Bishop Grandisson, p. 1367, 1392, 1472, 1396, 1406, 1470,
1478 http://tinyurl.com/yhy826k
9. Reg. of Bishop Brantyngham p. 22, 70 http://tinyurl.com/y7fo6fb
http://tinyurl.com/yyr8b3s
10. Whetter, James, The Bodrugans: A Study of a Cornish Medieval
Knightly Family (Cornwall: Lyfrow Trelyspen, 1995.), p. 10, 42, 56, 76
11. Hull, P. L., "Thomas Chiverton's Book of Obits," Devon & Cornwall
Notes & Queries 33:5 (Autumn 1975), p. 146.
12. Hull, P. L., "Thomas Chiverton's Book of Obits," Devon & Cornwall
Notes & Queries 33:5 (Autumn 1975), p. 146.
13. The note-book of Tristram Risdon, 1608-1628 p. 211, 214
http://tinyurl.com/y3qpl5u
14. Ancestral Roots by Frederick Lewis Weis. Seventh Edition, 1999,
Line 246E. http://tinyurl.com/y7o6dxs
15. Cal of IPM IX p. 262-263. No. 288 IPM of John Beauchamp.
http://tinyurl.com/y6d4mv2
16. Douglas Richardson in SGM thread ‘Elizabeth Beauchamp m. William
Fortescue’ (25 May 2010) http://tinyurl.com/2ex8deh
17. Visitation of Somerset, Challons p. 99 http://tinyurl.com/y3mcszr
18. Douglas Richardson in SGM thread ‘Elizabeth Beauchamp m. William
Fortescue’ (25 May 2010) citing Additional Manuscripts 28649, folio
518 http://tinyurl.com/2ex8deh
19. Cal. of Fine Rolls VI p. 229, 260, 381 http://tinyurl.com/yhuuvcz
20. CCR X p. 242-243 Assignment of dower and remarriage http://tinyurl.com/y2e6qwu


Sir JOHN De WALESBREU. [1] of Udnou [Perran-Uthno], Walesbreuwe
[Walesborough], Langkerf [Lancarffe], Treros [Trerose], Lamelwen
[Lamellion], Elwen, Tresider, in Cornwall and Berienherbard
[Berrynarbor], co. Devon, son of Sir John De Walesbreu by Joan De
Bodrugan, was born 6 July 1346. [2]

Sir Roger Beauchamp presented at Perran-Uthno 11 Oct. 1372 by reason
of him being enfoeffed in the lands of John De Walesbreu. [3] He had
a license for an oratory at Walesbrew in Marhamchurch in 1374. [4] In
the Fine Rolls, he occurs as a collector of a tax in 1377 and as
escheator for Cornwall on 20 January 1381 [5] On 22 June 1381 he
presented to St. Mawnan following the resignation of Reginald
Beauchamp; presumably the same Reginald Beauchamp he enfoeffed his
lands to. [6] This Sir John Walesborough appears on the Roll of
Edward III bearing arms "gules, three bandlets a bordure engrailed
sable." [7] This differs slightly from his father and grandfather who
had a border with 9 bezants.

Sir John de Walesbrewe died “in parts beyond seas, day not known”
before 20 January 1381/82 when a writ of diem clausit extremum was
issued. His IPM showed he held Udnou, Walesbreuwe, Langkerf, Treros,
Lamelwen, Elwen, Tresider, in Cornwall and Berienherbard, co. Devon.
He had, however, granted all of them except Tresider and Berienherbard
to Reynold Beauchamp and others who had in turn granted them back to
his wife Margaret for the term of her life. She had by the time of
the IPM on 5 March 1381/82 remarried to Philip Trethosa. His heir was
his son John age 15. [8] A subsequent inquisition was held 6 July
1382 regarding the manors of Udnou, Walesbrewe, Treros, Langkerf,
Lamelwen and Elwen and their advowsons. [9] Apparently, the
regranting of lands back to Margaret for her life was with the
provision that she should remain unmarried. However, since Margaret
had remarried to Philip Trethosa there was a dispute over the lands
and wardship of the heir. On 28 November 1382, Margaret and Philip
Trethosa argued that there was no condition that she not marry and
were asking for the lands back; also noted on this date was that the
heir was John age 13. [11] They apparently failed as the King sold
2/3 of the land and the marriage of the heir to William Botreaux for
200 marks. [12]

i. John Whalesborough. See next.
ii. Benedict Whalesborough, presumed son of Sir John De
Whalesborough. He was installed as the rector at St. Mawnan on the
presentation of his father-in-law Philip Trethose on 7 April 1391.
[12] He was subsequently vicar of Poundstock and died before 25 march
1417 when Richard Trevelyan was installed there by reason of the death
of Benedict Whalesbrow. [13]

1. Based on Ronny Bodine SGM Feb 25 1999 Whalesborough-Walesbreu of
Cornwall. Ronny Bodine leaves out a generation here by combining the
John Whalesborough d. 1362 and John Whalesborough d. 1382.
http://tinyurl.com/y2bcneg
2. Hull, P.L., Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 33:4, p. 100.
http://tinyurl.com/y343eeo
3. Reg. of Bishop Brantyngham p. 22 http://tinyurl.com/y7fo6fb
4. Reg. of Bishop Brantyngham p. 340 http://tinyurl.com/y27lmcu
5. Cal. Fine Rolls vol. 9 (1377-1383) p. 54, 302 http://tinyurl.com/yl7yn4u
6. Reg. of Bishop Brantyngham p. 70 http://tinyurl.com/yyr8b3s
7. Some feudal coats of arms and others by Joseph Foster p. 201
http://tinyurl.com/y4rnfsd
8. Cal. of IPM vol. 15, 1970 by Claire Noble (snippet view only) p.
258-259 http://tinyurl.com/y37hjgx
9. Cal. of Patent Rolls, (1381-1385) p. 194 http://tinyurl.com/y7qreqq
10. Cal. Fine Rolls vol. 9 (1377-1383) p. 342, 369 http://tinyurl.com/yl7yn4u
11. Cal. Fine Rolls vol. 10 (1383-1391) p. 32, 40 http://tinyurl.com/yyu7etd
12. Reg. of Bishop Brantyngham p. 108 http://tinyurl.com/y8yf5r6
13. Reg. of Bishop Stafford p. 196 http://tinyurl.com/y23dar7


JOHN WHALESBOROUGH. [1] Born c1369, his father’s IPM in March
1381/82 says he was 15 years old, however an entry in the fine rolls
regarding the dispute over his father’s lands states he was only 13.
[2,3] He apparently didn’t make proof of his age until June 1391
supporting the later birthdate. [4] His wardship was first committed
to his mother and her 2nd husband, then passed in June 1383 to
William, Lord Botreaux, with whom they remained until he proved his
age in June 1391 and gained control over his inheritance. He has a
license to celebrate at Lamorran 20 December 1391. [5] He was
Commissioner of Array for Cornwall in 1399, 1403 and 1405; Knight of
the Shire for Cornwall in 1402; Justice of the Peace 1403-1407. [6]

He married, by 1399, Joan, daughter of Sir John Raleigh, of
Nettlecombe, Somersetshire. On the death of her brother Simon, the
estates of Raleigh of Nettlecombe would pass to her son Thomas, and
then to his daughter Elizabeth. [7,8,9] She married 2ndly, Sir
Thomas Pomeroy, and died testate in 1435/6; she is buried in Grey
Friars in London. [10,11]

He died 10 Jan 1418 with writ to take his lands into the King’s hands
on 17 January. [12,13] An IPM was taken which I have not yet seen but
a subsequent Close Roll writ shows him holding land at Whalesborough,
Uthno, Treroos, Byryherber, Raghtre, Skywyek, Boskarne, Trewarueneth,
Lamelwyn, Lantyrek, Chynans, Treseder and Lancarf. [14]

i. John Whalesborough, born 1405. d.s.p. His brother Thomas
was his heir.
ii. Robert Whalesborough.
iii. William Whalesborough.
iv. Thomas Whalesborough. See next.
v. Alice Whalesborough d. 1471, m. John Fitz Rafe. [11,15]
vi. Esmania Whalesborough, m. Thomas, 7th Lord Scales. [16]
vii. Anne Whalesborough, d. testate 1 March 1487 m. 1st 1 May
1423 Sir William Moleyns (d. 1429). m. 2nd Edmund Hampdens
[17,18,19,20] (Note: As a correction to Leo’s Genealogics, Anne had
two daughters, neither of whom was the Catherine Moleyns who married
John Howard, Duke of Norfolk. Catherine is actually the daughter of
William Moleyns d. 1425 and sister of the William who married Anne
Whalesborough. [21,22,23])
viii. Elizabeth Whalesborough, m. John Hampden. [24, 25]


1. Based on Ronny Bodine SGM Feb 25 1999 Whalesborough-Walesbreu of
Cornwall. http://tinyurl.com/y2bcneg
2. Cal. of IPM vol. 15, 1970 by Claire Noble (snippet view only) p.
258-259 http://tinyurl.com/y37hjgx
3. Cal. Fine Rolls vol. 9 (1377-1383) p. 342 http://tinyurl.com/yl7yn4u
4. Ronny Bodine SGM Feb 25 1999 Whalesborough-Walesbreu of Cornwall.
http://tinyurl.com/y2bcneg
5. Reg. of Bishop Brantyngham p. 739 http://tinyurl.com/y56szd8
6. Ronny Bodine SGM citing History of Parliament, 1386-1421, 4: 822
7. Nettlecombe Court: The Trevelyans and other Residents of the Court,
by R.J.E. Bush (Field Studies vol. 3 p. 275-287) online PDF copy
http://tinyurl.com/2bgrb49
8. Collectanea Topographica Et Genealogica p. 392 http://tinyurl.com/329oeee
9. Visitation of Somerset, 1531&1573. Raleigh p. 68 http://tinyurl.com/2bxmj3n
10. Index of wills proved in the Prerogative court of Canterbury p.
421 http://tinyurl.com/2wxeznn
11. Grey Friars of London, footnote p. 97 http://tinyurl.com/33ubcxl
12. Ronny Bodine SGM citing CIPM, 20: no. 298; History of Parliament,
1386-1421, 4: 822 . http://tinyurl.com/y2bcneg
13. Cal. of Fine Rolls vol. 14 (1413-1419) p. 194 http://tinyurl.com/y3trc9e
14. Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry V: volume 1: 1413-1419 http://tinyurl.com/y2ro3gm
http://tinyurl.com/y647ecj
15. Visitation of Norffolk, pub. 1891 p. 71 http://tinyurl.com/29685xz
16. Complete Peerage, by GE Cokayne, XI:506
17. Grey Friars of London, p. 96 http://tinyurl.com/33ubcxl
18. Paston letters http://tinyurl.com/2uem7t8
19. Magna Carta Ancestry, Richardson p. 444, 575
20. CPR Henry VI IV p. 415 http://tinyurl.com/2udyqqe
21. CPR Henry VI II, p. 156 http://tinyurl.com/27hvuqv Eleanor
daughter and heir
22. CPR Henry VI III p. 355 http://tinyurl.com/38wkrqs Eleanor
daughter and heir
23. Magna Carta Ancestry, Richardson p. 444, 575
24. Stonor Letters vol. 1 p. xix http://tinyurl.com/2c9hsqz
25. Magna Carta Ancestry, Richardson p. 401, 909


THOMAS WHALESBOROUGH. Last male heir of Whalesborough, on his death
the properties of the family of Whalesborough and those of Raleigh of
Nettlecombe passed to the Trevelyan family. Following the death of
his father, the wardship of his lands and marriage were granted to Sir
William Bowes during his minority. [1] He was subsequently married to
Matilda (or Maud) Bowes, daughter of Sir William Bowes.

He was sheriff of Cornwall in 1436, 1441, and 1453 [2] Appointed for
life as master of the game of the king’s deer in Cornwall in 1443.
[3]

He died in 1482, and was survived by his wife Maud. [4]

i. Elizabeth. Daughter and sole heir of Thomas Whalesborough. She
married in 1453 John Trevelyan of Trevelyan, co. Cornwall [5,6,7,8]
Much of her estates were seized by the Duke of Suffolk and over 25
years of legal troubles ensued before they were restored in 1488. [9]
She died 1480. He died on 20 June 1492.

1. Cal. of Patent Rolls Henry V vol. 2 (1416-1422) p. 217
http://tinyurl.com/252xs29
2. Parochial History of Cornwall vol. 4, by Joseph Polsue p. 123
http://tinyurl.com/2et4p9t
3. Cal. of Patent Rolls Henry VI vol. 4 (1441-1446) p. 170
http://tinyurl.com/2vx5oc6
4. Trevelyan Papers p. 86 http://tinyurl.com/28naloo
5. Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural ...,
Volumes 53-54 p. 79 http://tinyurl.com/2dz6243
6. Trevelyan Papers p. 37 marriage settlement http://tinyurl.com/2cuopjx
7. History of Parliament, 1439-1509. John Trevelyn p. 873-874
http://tinyurl.com/2cjkup4
8. Nettlecombe Court: The Trevelyans and other Residents of the Court,
by R.J.E. Bush (Field Studies vol. 3 p. 275-287) online PDF copy
http://tinyurl.com/2bgrb49
9. Cartæ et alia munimenta quæ ad dominium de Glamorgan pertinent ...:
441-1300 by Llandaff (Diocese) p. 562 http://tinyurl.com/2aszudb

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