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Birthplace: Gainesby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Doncaster, Yorkshire (currently South Yorkshire), England, (currently) United Kingdom
Cause of death: beheaded same day as his father
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About Robert de Welles, 8th Baron Welles

'Robert Welles, 8th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (died 19 March 1470) was an English baron. He was the son of Richard Welles, 7th Baron Welles and Joan Willoughby, 7th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.


'On the death of his mother in 1462, he became 8th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. He married Elizabeth Bourchier; they remained childless. Upon his death the barony was inherited by his sister Joan.


'He was beheaded on 19 March 1470 in Doncaster.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_de_Welles,_8th_Baron_Welles

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Richard Welles, 7th Baron Welles (1431–1470) was an English nobleman and soldier. From a Lancastrian family, he came to be on good terms with the Yorkist King Edward IV, but was executed after then being associated with plotting against him.

Richard was son of Lionel de Welles, 6th Baron Welles, by his first wife. Having married Joane, daughter of Robert Willoughby, 6th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, Richard was summoned in her right to Parliament as Lord Willoughby from 26 May 1455 to 28 February 1466. His first wife died before 1460, and he married secondly Margaret, daughter of Sir James Strangways and widow of John Ingleby, who took the veil in 1475.

During the War of the Roses between the Lancastrians and Yorkists, Richard was a Lancastrian supporter as was his father Lionel, and was present at the second battle of St Albans (7 February 1461); but soon managed to make his peace with Edward IV, who pardoned him at Gloucester in the first year of his reign. In this way Richard recovered his family property, and in 1468 his honours. A family connection with the Nevilles may have helped him.

Richard's son 'Robert, however, took part in Warwick's plots against the king, and in March 1470 attacked the house of Sir Thomas Borough, a knight of the king's body, wrecking it, and driving its owner away. King Edward summoned' Richard Welles (the father), and his brother-in-law, Sir Thomas Dymock, to London. At first Welles pleaded illness; but afterwards went, and took sanctuary at Westminster.

Richard left sanctuary on promise of a pardon. Edward made him write to his 'son, Robert telling him to give up Warwick's cause', and then took him down to Lincolnshire.

'Angry at the obstinacy of Robert, the king beheaded Lord Welles and Dymock at Huntingdon Castle.'

Aftermath

'Robert Welles then challenged the king to battle near Stamford, but was defeated at the Battle of Losecoat Field. Robert was taken, and executed on 19 March 1470. Both father and son were attainted in the parliament of 1475; the attainders were later reversed in the first parliament of Henry VII.'

Family

Richard Welles left a daughter Joane or Joan, who married, first, Richard Piggot of London, and, secondly, before 1470, Sir Richard Hastings. Hastings was subsequently summoned to parliament as Baron Welles, on 15 November 1482; he died in 1503, and his widow in 1505, both without issue, and the barony of Welles fell into abeyance between the descendants of Lionel Welles's four daughters.

'Sir Robert Welles had married Elizabeth, daughter of John Bourchier, 1st Baron Berners. She died a year after his execution, and was buried by his side in the church of Our Lady of Doncaster. Her will is printed in Testamenta Vetusta by Nicholas Harris Nicolas.'

References

"Welles, Lionel de". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. Attribution

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Welles, Lionel de". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_de_Welles,_7th_Baron_Welles

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  • 'History of the Welles family in England and Normandy, with the derivation from their progenitors of some of the descendants in the United States .. (1876)
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  • This Richard was summoned to Parliament by the name of Richard Welles, Lord Willoughby, from 33d Henry VI. (1454) to 6th Edward IV. (1466) inclusive.
  • ' His son Robert, being thus cut off and without issue,
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  • 'left Elizabeth his Wife, daughter of John Bourchier Lord Berners surviving ; which Elizabeth, by her Testament bearing date 2d October 10th Edward IV. (1470), which was the next ensuing year, bequeathed her Body to be buryed in the Church of the Fryers, at Doncaster, where the Body of her said Husband lay interred. Of which Testament the Constituted Executors, Margerie, Lady Berners, her Mother, and Sir Humphrey Bourchier, Knight.
  • ' To this Sir Robert Welles succeeded Joane his only sister, as Heiress, ....
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  • 'The historic peerage of England: exhibiting, under alphabetical arrangement ... By Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas, William Courthope
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  • VII. 1455. RICHARD WELLES, s. and h. apparent of Leo VI. Baron Welles, he was summ. to Parl. jure uxoris as "Richardo de Welles, Domino Willoughby Militi," from 26 May, 33 Hen. VI. 1455, to 28 Feb. 6 Edw. IV. 1466; 'beheaded, together with his only son Robert Welles, in 1469, and were both attainted in 1475. Joane, only sister and heir of Robert,' m. Richard Hastings, who was summ. to Parl. in 1482 as Baron Welles, he died s.p. in 1503, and his said wife Joane in 1505, likewise without issue, when this Barony devolved upon her next heir, jure matris, vix.,
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  • 'Elizabeth BOURCHIER (B. Welles)
  • Born: ABT 1446, Halstead, Essex, England
  • Died: AFT 2 Oct 1470
  • Father: John BOURCHIER (1° B. Berners)
  • Mother: Margery (Margaret) BERNERS (B. Berners)
  • 'Married: Robert WELLES (8° B. Welles / 2° B. Willoughby) Halstead, Essex, England
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BOURCHIER1.htm#Elizabeth BOURCHIER (B. Welles)1
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  • 'Robert de Welles, 8th Lord Willoughby de Eresby1
  • 'M, #139920, d. 19 March 1469/70
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  • ' Robert de Welles, 8th Lord Willoughby de Eresby was the son of Richard de Welles and Joan Willoughby, Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.2 He married Elizabeth Bourchier, daughter of Sir John Bourchier, 1st Lord Berners and Marjorie Berners.1 He died on 19 March 1469/70.1
  • ' He gained the title of 8th Lord Willoughby de Eresby.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, page 667. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/2, page 666.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p13992.htm#i139920
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  • 'Sir Robert Welles1
  • 'M, b. circa 1450, d. 19 March 1470
  • Father Sir Richard Welles, 7th Lord Welles2 b. c 1428, d. 12 Mar 1470
  • Mother Joan Willoughby2 b. c 1425, d. c 13 Feb 1462
  • ' Sir Robert Welles was born circa 1450 at of Belleau, Lincolnshire, England.1 He married Elizabeth Bourchier, daughter of Sir John Bourchier, 1st Lord Berners, Constable of Windsor Castle and Margery Berners, circa 1468; No issue.1 Sir Robert Welles died on 19 March 1470 at Doncaster, Yorkshire, England; Buried in the church of the White Friars, Doncaster, Yorkshire.1
  • 'Family Elizabeth Bourchier b. c 1446
  • Citations
  • 1.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 307.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 306.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p4893.htm#i146939
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1446
1446
Lincolnshire, England
1470
March 19, 1470
Age 24
Doncaster, Yorkshire (currently South Yorkshire), England, (currently) United Kingdom
March 19, 1470
Age 24
Doncaster, Yorkshire (currently South Yorkshire), England, (currently) United Kingdom
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