About Robert Malet, Baron of Curry Mallet
ROBERT1 MALET was born between 999 and 1142, and died between 1059 and 1156. [4, 10, 7]
Turton shows him as son of William Malet (son of Robert Malet and Elise Crispin).
Buck & Beard show him as son of Gilbert Malet (son of William Malet, follower of William the Conqueror, and Elisa Crispin).
Weis lists him as thought gr.s. William Malet, d. 1071, at Battle of Hastings 1066.
+ 2 i. WILLIAM2 I, d. in 1169.
Lord William Malet
Daughter Of Decorreole
Robert Malet Baron Of Curry Malet
* William Malet+
Robert Malet Baron Of Curry Malet
* Born: Curry Malet, England
* Marriage: Unknown
* Died: After 1130, Curry Malet, England
1. Frederick Lewis Weis, "Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists", 7th ed. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999).
2. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants, Compiled by J. Orton Buck, and Timothy Beard, 1978, published by the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, page 292.
3. W. H. Turton, "Plantagenet Ancestry" (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1928), 134.
4. Ibid., 292. -------------------- At the time of Domesday, in 1086, the Malet family does not appear to have held any land in Somerset, but by the mid 12th century, they seem to have come into possession of at least some of the lands held at the time of Domesday by Roger de Courseulles (Corcelle?), most notably "Sepetone" and "Curi", towns known as "Shepton Mallet" and "Curry Mallet", today. How this came about is not really known, but one theory holds that Gilbert Malet, the second son of William married either a sister or daughter of Roger de Courseulles, and that Gilbert's son Robert inherited his mother's estates upon the death of de Courseulles c1100.
In any event, the first Malet at Curry Malet appears to have been Robert, who is mentioned in connection with Warminster, Wilts., in 1130. Whether there is any direct connection between this Malet family and William Malet of 1066 fame is open to question, because there is no direct evidence linking the two families, but it is generally accepted that they likely are connected. This family lent it's name to several towns in Somerset, including Curry Mallet, Shepton Mallet, and Sutton Mallet.
Robert was followed, some time before 1156, by William I Malet d. 1169. Gilbert Malet, who succeeded, d. 1194 leaving William II d. circa 1216. His heirs were his daughters Helewise, Mabel, and Bertha. William II, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, was one of the 25 Surety Barons, and signatory of the Magna Carta.
The Curry Mallet line ends with William II. His daughters Helewise and Mabel married Hugh Poyntz and Hugh de Vivonia respectively, and most of the Malet lands passed to these two families, with the exception of those lands held by the Malets residing at Enmore Castle.
- Robert Malet
born abt 1080 Curry Malet, Somerset, England
- William Malet
born 1026 Grenville, St. Honorine, Normandy
Curry Malet, Somersetshire
- Hesila Crispin
born about 1030
died about 1060
married about 1045
- Beatrice de Malet born about 1044 Alkborough, Lincolnshire, England
- Miss De Corcelle
born Abt 1072 Of, Graville, Normandy, France
married Abt 1093 Of Graville, Normandy, France
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- William I Malet
born abt 1110 Curry Malet, Somerset, England
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