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Helewisia Malet

F, b. circa 1200, d. May 4, 1287

Parents

Family: Robert de Muscegros (b. circa 1207, d. January 29, 1253)

Biography

  • Birth: Helewisia Malet was born circa 1200.
  • Death: She died on May 4, 1287.

Richard de Muscegros

M, b. circa 1182

Parents

Family: Alice de Dives (b. circa 1190)

Biography

  • Birth: Richard de Muscegros was born circa 1182 in Kenemerton, Gloucestershire, England.

Alice de Dives

F, b. circa 1190

Parents

Family: Richard de Muscegros (b. circa 1182)

Biography

  • Birth: Alice de Dives was born circa 1190 in Dives, Northamptonshire, England.

Robert de Muscergros

M, b. circa 1158

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Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Robert de Muscergros was born circa 1158 in Kenemerton, Gloucestershire, England.

Richard de Muscegros

M, b. circa 1136

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Biography

  • Birth: Richard de Muscegros was born circa 1136 in Kenemerton, Gloucestershire, England.

Hugh de Dives

M, b. circa 1164

Family: Agnes (b. circa 1168)

Biography

  • Birth: Hugh de Dives was born circa 1164 in Dives, Northamptonshire, England.

Agnes

F, b. circa 1168

Family: Hugh de Dives (b. circa 1164)

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes was born circa 1168 in Dives, Northamptonshire, England.

William de Malet

M, b. circa 1175

Parents

Family: Alice Bassett (b. circa 1184)

Biography

  • Birth: William de Malet was born circa 1175.
  • Note: William Malet (fl. born before 1175–1215) was one of the guarantors of the Magna Carta. Also known as William II Malet. He was lord of Curry Malet and Shepton Malet in Somerset, and served as sheriff of that shire. The precise nature of his relationship to the earlier Malets is disputed. His first wife is unknown. His second wife was Alice Basset, daughter of Thomas Basset. (Wikipedia)

    William Malet, son and heir, who in 7 of Richard I, 1196, upon paying a fine of œ100, had livery of his inheritance. He resided at Curry, which was then the principal seat of his barony. In 12 of King John, 1211, he served the office of Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. He appears to be first mentioned as a minor in 1194 in an expedition then made into Normandy, and in the ensuing year he had livery of his inheritance. His estates, including the principal one, curry-Malet in Somersetshire, were held by the service of twenty knight's fees. In 1210-14 he joined the barons in their insurrection. His lands in four counties were thereupon confiscated and given to Hugh Vivonia, his son-in-law, and to Thomas Basset, his father-in-law, and he was excommunicated by the Pope Innocent having become one of the sureties for the observance of the Magna Charta. He was also fined 2,000 marks, but which was not paid until after his decease, when 1,000 marks were remitted for military service for King John in Poitou. William Malet died in the 9th of Henry III. 1224/5, having issue by his wife. Mabel Bassett, who predeceased him, daughter of Thomas Basset and grandson of Ralph Basset, who was constituted Justiciary of England by Henry II. and introduced many salutary laws, especially that of frank pledge. Children: William, died sine prole in the lifetime of his father. Hugh. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 165)

    William de Malet, Surety for the Magna Charta, appears first as a minor in 1194 in an expedition made into Normandy, and in the ensuing year he had livery of his inheritance. His estates, including the principal one, Curry Malet in Somersetshire, were held by the service of twenty knights' fees. In 1210-14 he was Sheriff for the Castles of Somerset and Dorset when he joined the barons in their insurrection. His lands in four counties were thereupon confiscated and given to Hugh de Vivonia, his son-in-law, and to his father-in-law, Thomas Basset, and he was excommunicated by the Pope, having become one of the Sureties for the Magna Charta. He was also fined 1,000 marks, but which was not paid until after his decease, when 1,000 marks were remitted, being found due him for military service to King John in Poitou in France. He married Mabel Basset, whose grandfather, Ralph Basset, was constituted Justiciary of England by Henry II and introduced many salutary laws, including that of frank pledge. William Malet died in 9th year of Henry III, 1224/5, having had issue by his wife Mabel, who predeceased him. A son William, o. s. p. v. p. (obit sine prole vitra patria), died without issue in lifetime of his father, and his two sisters were his heirs. Hugh and Mabel, who married Hugh de Vivonia, and Hawise de Malet. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 540.)

Alice Bassett

F, b. circa 1184

Parents

Family: William de Malet (b. circa 1175)

Biography

  • Birth: Alice Bassett was born circa 1184 in Bolington, Oxfordshire, England.

William Malet

M, b. circa 1150

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Biography

  • Birth: William Malet was born circa 1150.

William Malet

M, b. circa 1121

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Biography

  • Birth: William Malet was born circa 1121.

Robert Malet

M, b. circa 1050, d. 1106

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  • Birth: Robert Malet was born circa 1050 in Normandy, France.
  • Death: He died in 1106.
  • Note: Great Chamberlain to the king Robert Malet, who for special services, obtained the honour of Eye in Suffolk and lordships in the same county, together with many in Hampshire, Essex, Lincoln, Nottingham and York. He also held the office of Great Chamberlain of England, but afterwards adhering to Curthose (Robert of Normandy) against the king, he was disinherited and banished. A son (or more than likely a grandson) was William.

    Robert Malet, a great favorite of King William I (Conqueror), from whom he obtained immense estates in various counties, which are specified in the great survey of that reign. For special services he obtained the honour of Eye, in Suffolk, or the greatest part of as many lordships in the same county of which Eye was the chief; together with many lordships in Hampshire, Essex, Lincoln. Nottingham and York. He also held the office of Great Chamberlain to the king, Henry 1, but afterwards adhering to Robert of Normandy, called Curthose, against King Henry I. He was disinherited and banished. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 165)

    Robert Malet, who for special services, obtained the honour of Eye in Suffolk and 221 lordships in the same county, together with many in Hampshire, Essex, Lincoln, Nottingham and York. He also held the office of Great Chamberlain of England, but afterwards adhering to Curthose (Robert of Normandy) against the king, he was disinherited and banished. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 540)

    He was an English baron and a close advisor of Henry I. He was the son of William Malet, and inherited his father's great honour of Eye in 1071. This made him one of the dozen or so greatest landholders in England. According to the Domesday book he held 221 manors in Suffolk, 32 in Yorkshire, 8 in Lincolnshire, 3 in Essex, 2 in Nottinghamshire, and 1 in Hampshire. He also inherited the family property in Normandy.

    In 1075 Malet was sheriff of Suffolk, and helped suppress the rebellion of Ralph Wader. Afterwards, he appeared frequently at King William I's court. All changed with the accession of William II. By 1094 Malet's English lands had been taken away from him. The reasons are unknown, and no more is known of Malet's activities during William II's reign. Most likely he was in Normandy, and it may be that his falling out with William II was due to his preference for Duke Robert of Normandy in the rivaly between the two brothers.

    Malet suddenly reappears three days after the death of William II in 1100, as a witness to Henry I's coronation charter. He must have been with Henry at the time of William's death, or rushed from Normandy when the word came. In any case, Malet soon regained his office as sheriff of Suffolk, and his honor of Eye. He was a close councilor of the king, and was appointed master chamberlain (probably the first to hold that office).

    It used to be thought that Malet had some quarrel with the king, and again lost his lands, on the basis of some statements by Orderic Vitalis, but most historians now think Orderic confused Malet with his successor William. Instead it appears he remained in the king's confidence and held his lands until his death. He may have died at the battle of Tinchebrai, though no specific evidence supports this; he may in fact have lived on through 1107. (Wikipedia.)

William of Malet

M, b. circa 1014, d. 1071

Parents

Family: Hesilia Crispin (b. circa 1028)

Biography

  • Birth: William of Malet was born circa 1014 in Normandy, France.
  • Death: He died in 1071 in Yorkshire, England.
  • Note: William Malet, the first of this family mentioned, being in the Battle of Hastings, was afterwards sent by William the Conqueror with the body of King Harold to see it decently buried. There is an ancient manuscript which relates the King's body was hard to be known by reason of its being covered with wounds, but was at last discovered by one who had been his mistress by means of certain private marks known only to herself; whereupon Duke William (of Normandy) sent the body to his mother without any ransom, though she is said to have offered him its weight in gold. There can be no doubt whatever that William Malet was a person of great consequence, for not only was his sister Elgiva sought in marriage by the Earl of Mercia, whose daughter Alditha was wife of the ill-fated Harold, William Malet married Hesilia, daughter of Gilbert de Crispin, a near relation of William the Conqueror. Curry Malet, the seat of the Malets in Somersetshire, is a parish in the westerly extremity of the hundred. The greater part of the houses, which are meanly built, form a straggling street near the church. The rest are called High Curry Malet, in which is an ancient mansion. The lords of this place, from whom in after years it assumed its additional name, were personages of most distinguished eminence in the several periods wherein they lived. The Malets or Mallets, so called from the warlike prowess with which they in battle struck their enemy, as with a mallet In 1069 this William Malet was Sheriff of Yorkshire. By his wife Hesilia he had sons Gilbert and Robert. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 165)

    He fought at the Battle of Hastings. He had substantial property in Normandy, chiefly in the Pays de Caux, with a castle at Graville-Ste-Honorine, at the mouth of the Seine near Harfleur (and nowadays a suburb of Le Havre). Legend has it that his mother was English, and that he was the uncle of King Harold II of England's wife Edith (the claim being that he had a sister AElgifu who married AElfgar, Earl of Mercia, who was the father of Edith). Divided loyalties or no, Malet fought on the Norman side at Hastings. Legend also claims that he buried Harold after the battle. Malet's activities during the first few years of the Norman conquest of England are not known. But after York was captured in 1068, he was appointed sheriff of Yorkshire and was one of the commanders of the garrisons in the new castles built in the city of York. His efforts at defending the shire from Danish raids were, in the end, a terrible failure, for the next year the city was burned and the garrison slaughtered. Malet, his wife, and two of their children were held as hostages, and finally released when the Danes were driven off. Malet was relieved of his duties in the north, but seems not have lost the king's favor, for he soon was appointed sheriff of Suffolk, and given the great honor (lordship) of Eye, with lands in Suffolk and several other shires. It was in fact the largest lordship in East Anglia. He built a motte and bailey castle at Eye, and started a market there. He died around 1071, probably during the rebellion of Hereward the Wake, and was succeeded by his son Robert. Domesday Book also mentions a Durand Malet, who held land in Lincolnshire and possibly some neighboring shires. This may be William Malet's brother, but this is not certain. (Wikipedia.)

Hesilia Crispin

F, b. circa 1028

Parents

Family: William of Malet (b. circa 1014, d. 1071)

Biography

  • Birth: Hesilia Crispin was born circa 1028 in Tillières-sur-Avre, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France.

William of Malet

M, b. circa 990

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Biography

  • Birth: William of Malet was born circa 990.
  • Note: Was at the Battle of Hastings, was afterwards sent by William the Conqueror with the body of King Harold to see it decently buried. The king's body was hard to be known by reason of its being covered with wounds, but was at last discovered by one who had been his mistress by reason of certain marks known only to herself. Whereupon the Duke William sent the body to his mother without any ransom, though she is said to have offered him its weight in gold. (Wikipedia)

    The first of this family mentioned is William Malet, who, being in the Battle of Hastings, was afterwards sent by William the Conqueror with the body of King Harold to see it decently buried. Rapin, in the History of England, observes that an ancient manuscript in the Cottonian Library relates that the king's body was hard to be known by reason of its being covered with wounds, but was at last discovered by one who had been his mistress by reason of certain marks known only to herself. Whereupon the Duke William sent the body to his mother without any ransom, though she is said to have offered him its weight in gold. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 540.)

William Melbank

M, b. 1135

Parents

Family: Andelica Beauchamp (b. 1139)

Biography

  • Birth: William Melbank was born in 1135 in Oxfordshire, England.

Phillipa Melbank

F, b. circa 1158

Parents

Family: Thomas Bassett (b. circa 1156, d. 1220)

Biography

  • Birth: Phillipa Melbank was born circa 1158 in Heddingdon, Oxfordshire, England.

Thomas Bassett

M, b. circa 1156, d. 1220

Parents

Family: Phillipa Melbank (b. circa 1158)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Bassett was born circa 1156 in Heddingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
  • Death: He died in 1220 in Heddingdon, Oxfordshire, England.

William Melbank

M, b. circa 1110

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Biography

  • Birth: William Melbank was born circa 1110.

Andelica Beauchamp

F, b. 1139

Parents

Family: William Melbank (b. 1135)

Biography

  • Birth: Andelica Beauchamp was born in 1139 in Oxfordshire, England.

William Avenal

M, b. November 1202, d. April 21, 1236

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Biography

  • Birth: William Avenal was born in November 1202 in Bicknor, Kent, England.
  • Death: He died on April 21, 1236, at age 33.

Robert Harrington

M, b. March 28, 1356, d. May 21, 1406

Parents

Family: Isabel Loring (b. January 11, 1362, d. August 21, 1400)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Harrington was born on March 28, 1356 in Gleaston, Lancashire, England.
  • Death: He died on May 21, 1406, at age 50, in Aldingham, Lancashire, England.

Isabel Loring

F, b. January 11, 1362, d. August 21, 1400

Parents

Family 1: William Cogan (b. circa 1340, d. July 22, 1382)

Family 2: Robert Harrington (b. March 28, 1356, d. May 21, 1406)

Biography

  • Birth: Isabel Loring was born on January 11, 1362 in Chalgrave, Bedfordshire, England.
  • Marriage: She and William Cogan were married.
  • Death: Isabel Loring died on August 21, 1400, at age 38.
  • Note: Isabel Loring and her sister were co-heirs as stated in an inquisition post mortem, in the 9th of Richard II, each aged 20 or more. She married 1st Sir William Cogan, of Huntspill, County Somerset, who died 1382. She married 2nd, as his 2nd wife, Sir Robert Harrington, and by this marriage considerable estates came to the Harrington family. She died 21 Aug., 1400, and he died 21 May, 1406. They had sons John, who d. s. p., and William, and a daughter, Isabel. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 979.)

John de Haverington

M, b. 1328, d. March 28, 1363

Parents

Family: Joan de Birmingham (b. circa 1335)

Biography

  • Birth: John de Haverington was born in 1328 in Aldingham, Lancashire, England.
  • Death: He died on March 28, 1363, at age ~35, in Aldingham, Lancashire, England.

Joan de Birmingham

F, b. circa 1335

Parents

Family: John de Haverington (b. 1328, d. March 28, 1363)

Biography

  • Birth: Joan de Birmingham was born circa 1335 in Ulverston, Lancashire, England.