Thomas de Walcott
(Abt 1200-Abt 1260)
Sir Walter de Walcott
(Abt 1235-After 1306)
Sir Alexander de Walcott
(Abt 1265-1341)


Family Links

1. Maud le Strange

  • Cecilia de Walcott
  • Elizabeth de Walcott
  • Marian de Walcott
  • Margaret de Walcott
2. Joan

Sir Alexander de Walcott 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1265 2
  • Marriage (1): Maud le Strange 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Joan 2
  • Died: 1341 aged about 76 2

  General Notes:

Sir Alexander de Walcote, c.1265-c.1340. In 1273 William le Gerner placed in trust for Alexander and Thomas de Walcott, sons of Walter de Walcott, numerous properties in Eccles, Hempstead, Palling, and Stalham, all in Happing Hundred. The le Gerners may have been Lucy's family. Alexander and his brother, Thomas, held 16 messuages, 120 acres of land, 12 acres of pasture, and 31 acres of wood there. Alexander de Walcote held one quarter knight's fee in Walcote and a tenth of a fee at North Burlingham and was lord of West Hall at Walcott in 1302. In 1315 Thomas de Walcote quitclaimed to Alexander his right to their land at Walcott. In 1317, Ralph le Strange conveyed to Alexander de Walcote and Maude, his wife, land and the advowson at Little Snorring, with remainder to their daughters, Elizabeth, Marian, and Margaret. In 1323 Alexander de Walcote conveyed to Walter de Walcote and Margaret his wife land at Little Snoring,Thrysford, and Berney and the manor and advowson of Little Snoring. In 1331, Alexander de Walcote granted land in Hempstead, with the advowson, to his sons, Walter de Walcote and Thomas his brother, retaining land and rents in Walcott and Burlingham. In 1337 and 1339 Sir Thomas de Roselyn deeded to Alexander de Walcote another portion of the manor of Walcote with the advowson of the church there. Alexander deeded Walcott to Walter de Walcote in 1399. Alexander m. (1) Maude (le Strange?), by whom 4 daughters, and (2) Joan ____, by whom he had 2 additional children. 2


Manorial Estate, 1302-1340, West Hall Manor, Walcott, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12, GB. 1 About the reign of Henry III. this town seems to have been held by two different lords; and divided into East Hall, and West Hall. In the 24th of Henry III. Sir Jeffrey Tregoz, Sir And. de Hengham, Sir Thomas Bacun, and Sir Adam de Tyveteshale, with Roger de Thurkelby, and Letitia his wife, were petents in a fine, and Thomas de Walcote, deforciant, of the advowson of this church, who was lord of this moiety, and living in the 34th of that King, and in the 9th of Edward II. Alexander de Walcot was lord and presented to this church in 1302, and this lordship was settled with 120, acres of land, 15s. rent, &c. on Alexander and Maud, in the 9th of Edward II. and on Cecilia, Elizabeth, Mariota, and Margaret his daughters.

In the 13th of Edward III. Alexander de Walcot conveyed his right herein to Sir Walter de Walcote, who was lord in the 20th of Edward III. and died in the 29th of that King, leaving three daughters and coheirs, (as in Snoring Parva,) who conveyed their right to Robert Herward, Esq. and Margaret, widow of John Elys, in the 6th of Richard II. and in the 6th of Henry IV. Thomas D'Engain, Esq. and Margaret his wife, passed it to the Lord Willoughby, and so was united with that of East Hall.

Manorial Estate, 1316-1341, Walcote Hall, North Burlingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13, GB. 3 In the 10th of Richard I. Thomas de Walcot was living, and had an interest here; and in the 41st of Henry III. the advowson of the church of North Burlingham, St. Andrew, was granted to Oliva de Boyton, by Thomas de Walcote; Walter de Walcote claimed in the 14th of Edward I. view of frank pledge, the assise, &c. and Alexander de Walcot was lord in the 9th of Edward II. and 15th of Edward III.

John Browning of North Birlingham confirmed, in the 29th of Edward III. to Robert de Yelverton this manor with its appertenances in South Walsham, Fishley, Upton, &c. with courts, view of frank pledge...

Manorial Estate, Abt 1316-1317, Walcote Manor, Snoring Parva [Little Snoring], Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21, GB. 4 In the 6th of Edward I. John, son of Ralph Le Strange of Litcham, held lands here; and Adam Bole granted lands by fine, part of this manor, to Richard Bole, for life, in the 14th of that King: to this Richard, and John Le Strange, Henry de Warham, and Richard Le Rus, of Lexham, conveyed by fine the advowson of this church, in the 13th of the said reign; and on this, Bole and Le Strange had the alternate presentation of this church. In the 17th year of the aforesaid King, John, son of John Le Strange, and Clementia his wife, bought of John de Stoneham, and Roger de Neketon, several messuages and lands, with the homages, services, &c. of several persons, and had the moiety of the manor of Naring Parva. Ralph Le Strange was found to be his brother and heir, in the 33d of Edward I. or Ralph was rather heir to this manor, being settled on him by fine.

The jury, in the 15th of the aforesaid King, present that the bridge, called Wodebrig, in the way between Naring Parva and Crysford, was broke, and that John son of John Le Strange of Litcham, lord of Naring Parva, ought to repair it, and the sheriff was ordered to see it done. In the 9th of Edward II. William Bole, and Joan his wife, had a moiety. Sir William Bole, was lord in the 18th of that King, and John Bole and Agnes his wife, in the 20th of Edward III.

In the 10th of Edward II. Ralph, son of John Le Strange, conveyed by fine, to Alexander de Walcote, and Maud his wife, (probably daughter and heir of Ralph,) a moiety of this manor, with the advowson, except 4 messuages, 53 acres of land, 6 of wood, 3 of heath, 12 of wood, and 12s. rent, part of the said moiety, held for life, by Clementia, widow of John Le Strange, settled on Alexander and Maud, in tail, remainder to Elizabeth Mariot, and Margaret, daughters of Alexander; and in the 13th of Edward III. Alexander conveyed the said premises to Walter de Walcote, and Margaret his wife, and died in the 29th of that King, lord of this town, and of Gunton.

Robert de Berney, and Margaret his wife, (fn. 3) one of the daughters and coheirs of Sir Walter de Walcote, passed by fine, levied in the 6th of Richard II. to Margaret, widow of John Elys, senior, of Gernemuth, the 3d part of the manor of Snoring Parva, called Walcotes, with the 3d part of the advowson; and in 11th of that King, Sir Symon de Felbrigg, Knt. Robert Hereward, and Margaret Elys, were querents, and John Dorward, and Catherine his wife, (another of Walcote's daughters and coheirs,) were deforcients in a fine, who passed to Margaret Elys, their 3d part: the other daughter and coheir was Elizabeth, wife, of Edmund de Wilton.

Alexander married Maud le Strange, daughter of Ralph le Strange of Litcham, Norfolk and Unknown.1 2

Alexander next married Joan.2


1 Francis Blomefield, <i>An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk</i>, Vol. 9, pp 349-352.

2 John B. Wolcott database, <i>Wolcott Family Society</i>( : accessed 27 Dec 2019), WALCOTES OF NORFOLK.

3 Francis Blomefield, <i>An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk</i>, Vol. 7 pp 222-226.

4 Francis Blomefield, <i>An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk</i>, Vol. 7, pp 185-188.

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