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William Doreward of Bocking, Essex
(-Bef 1381)
Joan Oliver
Sir Walter Walcot of Gunton, Norfolk
(Abt 1330-1366)
Joan Clopton
John Doreward of Bocking, Essex
Katherine Walcot
(Abt 1365-Abt 1397)
Joan Doreward
(-After 1454)


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1. Sir Richard Waldegrave of Smallbridge, Suffolk

Joan Doreward

  • Marriage (1): Sir Richard Waldegrave of Smallbridge, Suffolk before 1418 1
  • Died: After 1454


Manorial Estate, Abt 1437-1438, Walgrave Manor, Walgrave, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6, GB. 2 Walgrave was next held by the family of Walgrave or de Waldegrave, a family owning property in Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, and according to a fabulous legend in the Norfolk visitation of 1563 holding lands in the county of Northampton from the time of the Conquest. Hugh de Waldegrave had with Alice his wife, and Robert de Warr and Isabel his wife, received a grant of land in Walgrave from William de Northampton in 1252-3. John son of Walter was holding Walgrave in 1316, and was possibly the John de Walgrave included in the list of persons for whose souls Ralph de Walgrave, parson of Walgrave, in 1328 founded a chantry in the parish church. John de Walgrave was holding the manor in 1329 and 1346. He had been succeeded before 1384 by Sir Richard de Waldegrave, to whom free warren in his lands in Walgrave, Hannington, and Twywell was granted in that year. In 1428 Richard de Waldegrave was holding the fee in Walgrave formerly held by John Waldegrave. As Sir Richard de Waldegrave, senior, he, with his wife Joan (Doreward), settled the manors of Walgrave and Twywell in 1437-8 on his son Richard and Alice his wife. Richard, the son, died (s.p.) on 20 June 1453, seised of this manor, his heir being his (elder) brother Thomas; the manor remained in the hands of Alice his widow until her death on 12 June 1478, when William, son of the said Thomas, succeeded to it. His son, Sir William Walgrave, in 1506 granted a lease for 99 years of the manor at 20 rent to William Lane, together with view of frankpledge, court baron, &c. The grant contained permission for cutting timber for the repair of the houses and buildings of the mansion of the manor, 'which mansion is now set there in the close called the Hall Close'. William Lane, lessee of the manor, died on 12 May 1527, having bequeathed his lease of the manor to his wife Jane, with reversion to his sons John, William, and Ralph. William Lane's heir was his son Ralph, who had in 1517 married Maud daughter and co-heir of Sir William Parr.

Sir William Waldegrave died seised of the manor of Walgrave on 30 January 1528. He was succeeded by his son George, who died on the following 8 July. George Waldegrave was succeeded by his son William, who in 1540, together with his brothers George and William, and Mary Frances wife of George, sold the manor to John Lane, the then lessee.

Joan married Sir Richard Waldegrave of Smallbridge, Suffolk, son of Sir Richard Waldegrave of Smallbridge, Suffolk and Joan Munchensy, before 1418.1 (Sir Richard Waldegrave of Smallbridge, Suffolk died about 1464 1.)


1 Douglas Richardson, <i>Plantagenet Ancestry</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004).

2 A History of the County of Northampton, Vol 4, Pages 217-222.

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