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William Malet, Baron of Curry Malet, Surety of the Magna Carta

Nicknames: "Surety of the Magna Carta", "William II Malet"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Curry Malet, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Curry Malet, Somersetshire, England
Place of Burial: Curry Malet, Somerset, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Gilbert Malet and Alice Picot
Husband of Maud De Kitenore; Mabel Malet "Barron of Curry Malet" and Alice Basset
Father of Mabel Malet; Helewisia Malet; William Malet; Bertha Malet; Robert Malet and 1 other
Brother of Ralph Malet
Half brother of William Malet; Mallet and Robert MALLET

Occupation: Magna Charta Surety 1215; Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, Magna Charta Surety, Lord of Curry and Shepton in Somersetshire, Signed Magna Charta
Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About William Malet, Baron of Curry Malet, Surety of the Magna Carta

William Malet (Magna Carta)

From Wikipedia

William Malet (fl. born before 1175–1215) was one of the guarantors of Magna Carta. Also known as William II Malet. He was lord of Curry Mallet and Shepton Mallet in Somerset, and served as sheriff of that shire. The precise nature of his relationship to the earlier Malets is disputed. His first wife is unknown. His second wife was Alice Basset, daughter of Thomas Basset.

[edit] References

   * Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to American Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines 189-1, 234A-29
   * Hollister, C. Warren (1973). "Henry I and Robert Malet". Viator 4: 115–32. 
   * Hurt, Cyril. "William Malet and His Family". Anglo-Norman Studies XIX. 
   * Lewis, C. P. (1989). "The King and Eye: A Study in Anglo-Norman Politics". English Historical Review 104: 569–87. doi:10.1093/ehr/CIV.CCCCXII.569.

William Malet

(1125-1169)

Maud Mortimer

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Ralph Picot Sheriff Of Kent, England

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Gilbert Malet

(1150-1194)

Alice Picot

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Sir William Malet Magna Charta Surety

(1176-1217)


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Spouses/Children::

Alivia Basset

   * Mabel De Malet+

Sir William Malet Magna Charta Surety

   * Born: 1176, England
   * Marriage: Alivia Basset
   * Died: 1217, Somerset, Somershire, England, at age 41

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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.

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Sir William Malet, Lord of Curry, and Shepon in Somersetshire, born circa 1174, died 1217 served with King Richard in Normandy, 1195, served with King John in Poitou in campaign ended by defeat of King John at the battle of Bouvines, 27 July 1214. Sir Malet in 1211 was the Sheriff of Dorset and Somerset. He married Aliva Basset died 1220 daughter of Thomas Basset of Headington.

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WILLIAM MALET, the Surety, was mentioned as a minor in the year 1194, in

connection with an expedition made that year into Normandy. His principal estate

was Curry-Malet. From 1210 to 1214 he was sheriff of counties Somerset and

Dorset. He then joined the Barons against King John and became one of the

Sureties. He had lands in four counties which were confiscated and given to his

son-in-law, Hugh de Vivonia, Thomas Basset, and to his father-in-law, and Malet

was excommunicated by the Pope in 1216. He was also fined 2,000 marks, but the

sum was not paid until after his death, and at that time 1,000 marks were

remitted, being found due to him for military service to King John in Poitou. It

is interesting to note that there were five contemporary relatives named Malet,

all of whom held lands in England or in Jersey. William Malet died about 1217,

having married Mabel, called also Alice and Aliva, daughter of Thomas Basset of

Headington. Nothing now remains of Malet's estate of Curry-Malet.

(Above is taken from Wurts Magna Charta)

Sources:

Title: Your Inheritance by Gillis, Church of the Latter Day Saints, Cat. No. 908122

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WURTS’ MAGNA CHARTA provided a brief accounting of the feudal headquarters of some of the Magna Charta Barons. Some of the castles have been badly damaged. Some have disappeared entirely. Often we can learn of them through Medieval and Renaissance accounts, and some of them require the discerning eye of the archeologist. Others await the evidence brought out with a shovel and pick, by the trained archeological historian.

A portion of the information concerning Surety Baron WILLIAM MALET is as follows:

WILLIAM MALET, the Surety, was mentioned as a minor in the year 1194, in connection with an expedition made that year into Normandy. His principal estate was Curry-Malet. From 1210 to 1214 he was sheriff of counties Somerset and Dorset. He then joined the Barons against King John and became one of the Sureties. He had lands in four counties which were confiscated and given to his son-in-law, Hugh de Vivonia, Thomas Basset, and to his father-in-law, and Malet was excommunicated by the Pope in 1216. He was also fined 2,000 marks, but the sum was not paid until after his death, and at that time 1,000 marks were remitted, being found due to him for military service to King John in Poitou. It is interesting to note that there were five contemporary relatives named Malet, all of whom held lands in England or in Jersey. William Malet died about 1217, having married Mabel, called also Alice and Aliva, daughter of Thomas Basset of Headington. Nothing now remains of Malet's estate of Curry-Malet.

Appreciation is expressed to Reed M. W. Wurts, one of the Heralds of the Society for furnishing the Baron’s Shield on this page

Send mail to webmaster@magnacharta.org with questions or comments about this web site.

Copyright © 1997-2002 National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons

Last modified: August 28, 1998

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William married Alivia Basset, daughter of Thomas Basset and Phillipa Malbank. (Alivia Basset was born in Headington, England.)

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Sir William Malet, Baron of Curry Malet. Known as William the Surety. Magna Carta signatory. From 1210 to 1214 was the Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Following the signing of the Magna Carta his lands were confiscated and he was excommunicated by the Pope in 1216.

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William Malet (Magna Carta)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Malet (fl. born before 1175–1215) was one of the guarantors of Magna Carta. Also known as William II Malet. He was lord of Curry Mallet and Shepton Mallet in Somerset, and served as sheriff of that shire. The precise nature of his relationship to the earlier Malets is disputed. His first wife is unknown. His second wife was Alice Basset, daughter of Thomas Basset.

[edit]References

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to American Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines 189-1, 234A-29

Hollister, C. Warren (1973). "Henry I and Robert Malet". Viator 4: 115–32.

Hurt, Cyril. "William Malet and His Family". Anglo-Norman Studies XIX.

Lewis, C. P. (1989). "The King and Eye: A Study in Anglo-Norman Politics". English Historical Review 104: 569–87. doi:10.1093/ehr/CIV.CCCCXII.569.

William II Malet, the Surety of the Magna Charta, was mentioned in 1194 as a minor, in connection with an expedition made that year into Normandy. His principal estate was Curry-Malet. From 1210 to 1214 he was Sheriff of the counties of Somerset and Dorset. When he joined with the barons against King John and became one of the twenty-five Sureties his lands in four counties were confiscated and given to his son-in-law, Hugh de Vivonia, and to his father-in-law, Thomas Basset, and Malet was excommunicated by the Pope in 1216. He was also fined 2,000 marks, but this remained unpaid until after his death, and at that time 1,000 marks were remitted, being found due him for military service to King John at Poitou. It is interesting to note that there were five contemporary relatives named William Malet, and they all held lands in England or in Jersey. He died about 1217, having married Mabel (Alice) (Alicia) Basset, daughter of Thomas Basset, of Headington. She survived him and married (2) John Biset. William and his wife had two sons who died in their father's lifetime and three daughters as follows:

1. Hugh Malet, whose descendants did not survive.

2. William, d.s.p.

3. Hawise Malet. See below.

4. Mabel Malet, whose inheritance of one-third increased to one-half, married (1) Nicholas Avenal; and before November 1223 (2) Hugh de Vivonia (de Forz), baron of Chewton, co. Somerset, and Steward of Poitou, who held West Kington in 1214. They had the following children:

1. John de Vivonia, d.s.p. in 1314.

2. William de Vivonia de Fortibus, married Maud Ferrers, and died in 1259. He had four daughters, all minors at his death, as follows:

1. Joan Vivonia, married Reynold FitzPiers.

2. Sibyl Vivonia, married Guy de Roche Chinard.

3. Mabel Vivonia, married Fulk de L'Orty.

4. Cecily Vivonia, heiress to her cousin, John, married John de Beauchamp who died in 1283. In the 5th year of King Edward I. he was made Governor of the Castles of Caermerdin and Cardigan. They had a son, John de Beauchamp, who took part in the wars of Scotland and soon after, in the 14th year of King Edward II., he succeeded to the very extensive landed possessions of his mother, in cos. Dorset, Wilts, Surrey, and Cambridge. Ten years afterwards he was made Governor of the Castle of Bridgewater. He died in 1336, and was succeeded by his son, John de Beauchamp, 2nd Lord Beauchamp of Hacche. He died in 1343, having taken part in the French wars of King Edward III. He had issue.

3. Helewise Vivonia, who married Walter de Wahull, son of Saiher de Wahull, who died in 1250. His death occurred in 1269, when he was succeeded by his son, John de Wahull

5. Bertha Malet, who inherited one-third of the barony, was probably the youngest daughter. She did not marry and d.s.p. before Easter 1221.

(Ref: L. J. Sanders, "English Baronies - A Study of Their Origin and Descent 1086-1327" (1960), and Wurts, "Magna Charta, Vol 1," pp. 95-97).

  • William II Malet Baron Curry Malet

born about 1172 Enmore, Somerset, England

father:

  • Gilbert Baron of Curry Malet

born about 1140 Curry Malet, Somersetshire, England

died about 1194

mother:

  • Alice Picot

born 1155 Somersetshire, England

died 1185 Somersetshire, England

siblings:

unknown

spouse:

  • Mabel Alice Bassett

born about 1170 Hedinton, Oxon, England

died about 1264

married about 1204 Bolington, England

children:

  • Mabel Malet born about 1195 Curry Malet, Somerset, England
  • Helewisia Malet born 1200 Curry Malet, Somersetshire, England died 4 May 1287

biographical and/or anecdotal:

The Surety, Magna Carta

notes or source:

LDS & ancestry.com

according to LDS father is *Baldwin Mallet

born abt 1140 Ermore, Somerset, England

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Sir William Malet

(circa 1180 - circa 1215)

Sir William Malet|b. c 1180\nd. c 1215|p516.htm#i18345|Gilbert Malet|d. 1194|p516.htm#i30842||||||||||||||||

    
    He is probably a descendant of William Malet who was High Sheriff of Yorkshire from 1068-9. Although a Norman by birth he may have been grandson of Earl Leofric of Mercia, and he fought at the Battle of Hastings, supposedly being responsible for the burial of King Harold's body. On becoming Sheriff, he received substantial Yorkshire estates to augment his East Anglian lands centred on the manor of Eye, Suffolk. He was almost certainly the rapacious Sheriff criticised for seizing the property of Archbishop Ealdred, and was custodian of York during the attack by Edgar the Aetheling in 1068 and the subsequent 'Harrying of the North'. He seems to have been largely responsible for the fire which practically destroyed York and which allowed Danes to seize the city in September 1069, when he and his family were captured. He was released, but was replaced as Sheriff and had no further connection with Yorkshire. He was briefly Sheriff of Suffolk, and was sent on campaign against Hereward in 1071, but died soon afterwards. He was married to Esilia, dauaghter of Gilbert Crispin, a Norman nobleman, and was succeeded by his son Robert, who became Master Chamberlain to Henry I.
    Sir William Malet married Alice Basset, daughter of Thomas Basset and Phillippe Malbank. She was co-heir of her father, and in her issue sole heir of the barony of Headington, Oxon. Sir William Malet was born circa 1180. There is no clear evidence of his parentage. He was the son of Gilbert Malet.
    William died circa 1215 at Curry Mallet, Somerset.

Child of Sir William Malet and Alice Basset

   * Hawise Malet+ b. c 1200, d. a 4 May 1247

-------------------- Lord of Curry-Malet, Somersetshire

-Magna Charta surety -------------------- William was of Curry Malet in Somerset, England.

He was also called Sir William Malet.

He was an adult in 1196.

He was Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset in England in 1209.

He married Alice Basset (not our ancestor), daughter of Thomas II Basset of Headington and Philippa Malbank.

William was Lord of Curry-Mallet in Somerset, England, circa 1215. He was present at the signing of the Magna Carta on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede, between Windsor and Staines, Surrey, England. He was a Surety Baron there.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p385.htm#i8275 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- Sir William Malet was one of the guarantors of Magna Carta. Also known as William II Malet. He was lord of Curry Mallet and Shepton Mallet in Somerset, and served as sheriff of that shire. The precise nature of his relationship to the earlier Malets is disputed. His first wife is unknown. His second wife was Alice Basset, daughter of Thomas Basset.

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Currey Malet, Somersetshire, England
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England
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Curry Malet, Langport, Somerset, England
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Age 33
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January 21, 1941
Age 33