Dame Isabel de Whalesborough

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Dame Isabel de Whalesborough

Also Known As: "Waesbreu", "de Walesborough", "Wallesborow", "Whalesboro", "Whalesburgh"
Birthplace: Devonshire, England
Death: March 23, 1363 (50-51)
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William de Walesbreu, Knight and Joan de Whalesborough
Wife of Sir Henry de Willington, Kt.,MP and Henry de Bodrugan
Mother of Alianore ‘Eleanor’ Daubeney and Sir John de Willington
Sister of Sir John Whalesborough

Managed by: Virginia Lee Hill
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About Dame Isabel de Whalesborough


Called "Isabell, the daughter of Sir John Whalesborow" by Pole in Devon, p. 422. This is cited by CP, 4: 97 (Daubeny).

Isabel married Henry de BODRUGAN on Dec 1324 in Bodrugan, Cornwall, England.

Per CP, 12(2): 649 she married Sir Henry de Wilington, of Umberleigh, Devonshire and Poulton, Gloucestershire. Henry died 1349.

Their children:

  1. John de Wilington, born 1340, son and heir.
  2. Thomas de Wilington (Pole's Devon, p. 422)
  3. Alianore de Wilington, died 1400, m. 1359 Sir Giles Daubeny (died 1386). (CP, 4: 97)

Since Isabel's son was born 1340, that would place her birth in or before 1320. She was probably the daughter of John de Walesbreu (3.i.) who was dead by 1293 leaving his brother heir to the family lands. She could not have been the daughter of John Whalesborough (5) who was a minor in 1335.


The arms of this family are described as Argent, three bendlets, gules. In a bordure, sable, eight bezants. C.S. Gilbert in his An Historical Survey of the County of Cornwall (1820), vol. 2, p. 329 suggests that this family may have been a branch of the family of Valletort, as the arms were also borne by that house.

Early records record the family name as Walebreu, Walebraus, Walebras, Walebrawuse, Walesbraus, Wallesbreu, Whalesbrew, and later as Whalesborough.


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Dame Isabel de Whalesborough's Timeline

Devonshire, England
Umberleigh, Chittlehampton, Devon, England
Umberleigh, Devon, England (United Kingdom)
March 23, 1363
Age 51
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England