John Appleton, III

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John Appleton, III

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Birthplace: Little Waldington, Suffolk, England (United Kingdom)
Death: April 09, 1481 (72-81)
Little Waldingfield, England
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Son of John Appleton II
Husband of Margaret Appleton
Father of Margaret Spring; John Appleton and Thomas Appleton

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About John Appleton, III

  John III married MARGARET WELLINGE (b: 1468 to either ROBERT WELLINGE of Lavenham Co. Suffolk, or RICHARD WELLINGE. Wellinge is an English name, first found in county Norfolk, where William de Wellynge was recorded in 1273). 
  On March 14, 1433, William Ryngefeld of Little Waldingfield granted to John Apilton, jr., and others the lands and tenements in Great and Little Waldingfield called Holbrokes. This was the manor of Holbrook Hall, which remained the home of the Appleton family for two centuries.
  Robert Wellyng of Lavenham leased to John Appulton and others a tenement called Smythis with a garden and two crofts of land in Great Waldingfield on May 8, 20 Henry VI (1442).
  He received a tenement from his father in 1437. Prior to that, on the 14th of March, 1433,    John III died in 1481 at Little Waldingfield, England. There was formerly a stone in the church at Little Waldingfield on which was inscribed in Latin a request to pray for the souls of John Appulton and Margaret his wife, which John died on April 9, A.D. 1481, and Margaret in July, 1468.
  John and Margaret raised the following children:

JOHN APPLETON, b. Abt 1440, Little Waldingfield, Suffolk Co., England. According to the Harleian ms. pedigree he was the eldest son and heir, had two wives, Elizabeth and Alice, a son John who d. s.p. and three daughters. The other printed authorities do not mention him, unless he was the John, Appleton, senior, of the lease of 1483, mentioned above. THOMAS APPLETON, b. Abt 1442, Holbrook Hall, Little Waldingfield, Suffolk Co., England. Nigel, the third son, was heir of Robert de Montbrai, or Mowbray, his first cousin, whose wife he married during the lifetime of her husband by licence of Pope Paschal, and for some time treated her with respect out of regard for her noble parents; but on the death of her brother Gilbert de l'Aigle, having no issue by her, he craftily sought for a divorce on the ground of that very kinship which he exerted so much influence to induce the Pope to overlook, and then married Gundred, daughter of Gerrard de Gournay, by whom he had Roger, who assumed the name of Mowbray, and transmitted it to his descendants, Dukes of Norfolk and Earls Marshal of England; and Henri, ancestor of the line of Albini of Cainho." MARGARET APPLETON, b. Abt 1444, Little Waldingfield, Suffolk Co., England. m. Thomas Spring of Lavenham, co. Suffolk, a wealthy clothier, who is credited with building the vestry of Lavenham church. In his will, dated March 29, 1486, and proved Sept. 12, 1486, he left three hundred marks toward the building of the church tower, and names his wife Margaret and son Thomas Spring executors. This younger Thomas Spring was "the rich clothier of Lavenham," whose widow was in 1524 the wealthiest person in Suffolk, after the Duke of Suffolk. From Thomas and Margaret Spring descend the Spring family of knights and baronets, of Pakenham. In Rushbrook church, co. Suffolk, the Spring arms impaled with the arms of Appleton (of co. Lancaster), *argent*, a bear salient *sable*, crowned *or*, were found on an old altar tomb in 1816. This may indicate that the Appletons of Suffolk had not assumed their own coat in 1486 and that for the purposes of the tomb an obliging antiquary supplied the Springs with the blazon of the Appletons of Lancaster."

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John Appleton, III's Timeline

1404
1404
Little Waldington, Suffolk, England
1433
1433
Lavenham, Suffolk, England
1436
1436
Abt. 1430 Great Waldenfield, England
1452
1452
Little Waldington, Suffolk, England
1481
April 9, 1481
Age 77
Little Waldingfield, England