'Welles01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Welles of Welles

BE1883 identifies the arms of the following family as "Or, a lion rampany, double queued, sa.".
Ravemer, Rademer or Ragemer (d before 1118)
1. Walter (a 1118)
  A. William FitzWalter of Wells and Claxby (d before 1198)
  m. ?? de Gant (dau of Walter de Gant)
  i. Robert FitzWilliam de Welle (d before 12.1206)
  m. Maud
  a. William de Welle (d 1241-2)
  m. (by 1207) Emma de Grainsby (a 09.1226, dau of William de Grainsby)
  (1) Robert de Welle (d before 24.09.1265)
  m. Isabel de Periton (d before 05.01.1314/5, dau of Adam de Periton of Ellington)
BE1883 identifies the father of Adam, 1st Lord, as William (son of William) who married Isabel de Vesci. We follow TCP.
  (A) Philip de Welle (a 1276, dsp)
  (B) William de Welle (a 1286, dsp)
  m. Helwise
  (C) Adam de Welle, 1st Lord (d 01.09.1311)
  m. (by 1296) Joan Engaine (d 01.06.1315, dau of Sir John Engaine of Laxton and Blatherwycke)
  (i) Robert de Welles, 2nd Lord (b c1297, dsp before 29.08.1320)
  TCP (Welles) reports that, contrary to what was reported in the earlier-released TCP (Clifford), Robert de Welles did not marry Maud de Clare, widow of Robert Clifford, 1st Lord.
(ii) Adam de Welles, 3rd Lord (b 22.07.1304, d 02.1344/5)
  m. (before 1334) Margaret (probably dau of Thomas Bardolf, 2nd Lord)
  BE1883 reports that Margaret was daughter of John, (3rd) Lord Bardolf. TCP reports that that John Bardolf was one of Adam's son John's godparents. The dates certainly make it more likely that, as separately suggested by TCP, the 2nd Lord Bardolf was Margaret's father rather than the 3rd Lord.
  (a) John de Welles, 4th Lord (b 23.08.1334, d 11.10.1361)
  m. Maud de Ros (d 09.12.1388, dau of William de Ros, 3rd Lord)
  ((1)) John de Welles, 5th Lord (b 20.04.1352, d 26.08.1421)
m1. (before 05.1386) Margaret (sb Eleanor?) de Mowbray (dau of John de Mowbray, 4th Lord)
  ((A)) Ives / Eudo de Welles (dvp)
  m. Maude de Greystock (dau of Ralph de Greystock, 5th Lord of Greystoke)
((i)) Sir Lionel (Leo) de Welles, 6th Lord, Lieutenant of Ireland (b 1406, d Towton 29.03.1461)
  Lionel supported the House of Lancaster in the War of the Roses and was attainted after his death. His barony was forfeited but later pardoned.
  m1. (15.08.1417) Joan (or Cecily) Waterton (dau of Sir Robert Waterton of Waterton & Methley (by Joan, dau of William de Everingham of Laxton), widow of Sir William Elis of Kiddal)
((a)) Sir Richard Welles, 7th Lord Willoughby of Eresby, 7th Lord Welles (b c1429, d 12.03.1469)
  m1. (c1446) Joan Willoughby, Baroness of Eresby (d 1461/2, dau of Robert Willoughby, 6th Lord of Eresby)
  (((1))) Sir Robert Welles, 8th Lord Willoughby, 8th Lord Welles (dsp 19.03.1469)
  m. Elizabeth Bourchier (d 10.1470, dau of John Bourchier, 1st Lord Berners)
(((2))) Joane Welles, de jure suo jure Baroness of Welles and Eresby (dsp before 03.1474/5)
  m1. Richard Pigot not mentioned by TCP
  m2. Sir Richard Hastings (bur 09.1503)
  m2. (10.08.1468) Margery Strangways (a 1475, dau of Sir James Strangways of Harsley Castle, Speaker of the House of Commons)
  ((b)) Alianore Welles
  m1. Thomas, Lord Hoo and Hastings (d 13.02.1454/5)
  m2. James (or Sir Thomas) Lawrence
  m3. Hugh Hastings
  ((c)) Cecily Welles
  m. Sir Robert Willoughby
((d)) Margaret Welles
  m. Sir Thomas Dymoke of Scrivelsby (b c1427, d 12.03.1470)
  ((e)) Catherine Welles
  m1. Sir Thomas de la Launde
  (((1))) Joan de la Launde
  m. William Denton
  (((A))) John Denton
  (((2))) Margaret de la Launde
  m. Thomas Berkeley
m2. (Sir) Robert Tempest
  (((3)))+ 2 sons (dsp - William, Maurice)
  m2. (1447) Margaret Beauchamp (b 1410, d 08.08.1482, dau of John de Beauchamp, 3rd Lord of Bletsho)
  ((f)) John Welles, Viscount Welles (d 09.02.1498/9)
m. (01.12.1487) Cecily Plantagenet (d 24.08.1507, dau of King Edward IV)
  (((1))) Elizabeth Welles (d young)
  (((2))) Anne Welles (d infant)
  ((ii)) Sir William Welles, Chancellor of Ireland
  m. Anne Barnewall (dau of ?? Barnewall of Crickstown)
  ((a)) Elizabeth Welles (d before 26.04.1506)
  m1. (before 05.01.1463/4) Christopher Plunkett, Lord Killeen (d 1467)
  m2. James Fleming, 12th of Slane, 7th Lord (d 28.03.1492)
  ((b)) Ismay Welles
  m. Thomas Nangle of Navan
((B)) Margaret (Margery) de Welles (d 29.05.1422)
  m1. John de Huntingfield (dvpsp before1374)
  m2. Stephen Scrope, 2nd Lord of Masham (b c1351, d 26.01.1406)
((C)) Anne de Welles
  m. James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde (d 06.09.1405)
  ((D)) Eleanor de Welles probably of this generation
  m. (brfore 1408) Hugh de Poynings (dvp 26.12.1426)
  m2. (before 13.08.1417) Margery (d 08.04.1426)
  (b) Margaret de Welles
  m. William Deincourt (dvp)
  (b) Elizabeth de Welles
  m. (before 14.10.1338) Sir Roger La Warr, 3rd Lord (b 0.11.1326, d 27.08.1370)
  (iii) John de Welles
  (iv) Margaret de Welles, prioress of Greenfield
  ii. Solomon FitzWilliam
  iii. Isabel (or Elizabeth) (b c1135, a 1212)
  m. Robert FitzHugh of Tatteshall (d 1185)

Main source(s): TCP (Welles), BE1883 (Welles)
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