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John Whetenhall

Also Known As: "John de Wetenhale", "Wetenhale", "Whetenhall"
Death: before 1347
Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John (Lord of Wettenhale) de Wettenhale
Husband of Agnes Wettenhall
Father of Sir John Wettenhall, Kt., of Acton and Robert Wettenhale

Managed by: Keith Saunders Jorgensen
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About John Whetenhall


John was the son of John de Wetenhale who was Lord of Wetenhale in 43 and 53 Hen. III. He "married Agnes, daughter of Sir John Arderne of Alvanley and Aldford, knight. This John de Wetenhale, senior, and Agnes his wife, obtained the manor of Wetenhale, by fine from Margery, daughter to John de Arderne, 11 Edw II. [8 Jul 1317 - 7 Jul 1318]"[1]

He was a knight during the reign of Edward II.[2] He and Agnes "resided chiefly at Dorfold".[1]


  1. Robert de Wettenhall2 d. a 1316 m. Amicia de Alpraham
  2. John, m. Maude, daughter of Robert Fulleshurst

John died before 21 Edward III when his widow, Agnes, transferred the manor of Wetenhale to Robert de Paris.[3]

Wettenhall is now part of Crewe and Nantwich district, in Cheshire, England [4]

Note: There was a different John de Wetenhale, keeper of Delamere Forest[5] in Cheshire, England, who was paid 12d for each wolf taken in the forest: in 1303-4, he took three wolves and Richard de Dalton took one, for which John received a total of 4s.[5] John was also paid 40 marks for well and faithfully keeping the forest, which he was assigned to do by Sirs J de Haveringe, W de Bliburg and Thomas de Cantebrug, after the taking of the bailiwicks of Richard Doun and Warin le Grovenour, foresters of Delamere.[5][6]

Ormerod ('Wettenhall of Wettenhall') identifies the arms of this family as "Vert, a crosse engrailed Ermine" and adds that its "Ancient arms" were "Vert, a bend Ermine".

  • Gilbert de Wetenhale
    • 1. ?? de Wetenhale
      • A. John de Wetenhale of Wetenhale (a 1249, 1268)
        • i. Sir John de Wetenhale (a 1312, 1317) m. Agnes Arderne (dau of Sir John Arderne)
          • a. Sir John Wettenhall of Wettenhall m. Maude Fulleshurst (dau of Robert Fulleshurst)
            • (1) Mabella Wettenhall (dsp) m. Richard Grosvenor of Budworth
            • (2) Catherine Wettenhall (dsp) m. Sir Adam Hartley
            • (3) Ellena Wettenhall m. Henry Arderne of Dorfold
            • (4) Margery Wettenhallyy m. Geoffrey de Bromhale
            • (5) Margaret Wettenhall m. Sir Adam de Bostock
            • (6) Elizabeth Wettenhall m. Sir Richard de Manley
            • (7)+ other issue (d young) - Richard, John
          • b. Robert Wetenal or Wettenhall (a 1333, 1344) - continued just below m. Amicia de Alpraham (dau/coheir of Mathew de Alpraham)


  1. Ormerod, Vol. II, p. 192 < GoogleBooks >
  2. Ormerod, Vol. II, p. 195 < GoogleBooks >
  3. Commons, p. 48
  5. Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire p 41. < >
  6. Ormerod, Vol. I, p. 90 < GoogleBooks >
  7. Commons, Great Britain Parliament House of. Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command. H.M. Stationery Office, 1867.
  8. Ormerod, George, Daniel King, William Smith, William Webb, Peter Leycester, and Thomas Helsby. 1882. The history of the county Palatine and city of Chester comp. from original evidences in public offices, the Harleian and Cottonian mss., parochial registers, private muniments, unpublished ms. collections of successive Cheshire antiquaries, and a personal survey of every township in the county; incorporated with a republication of King's Vale royal and Leycester's Cheshire antiquities. London: G. Routledge. Vol. I, II, III (Also 1819 ed. Vol. II)
  9. Roberts, Gary Boyd. 2014. The royal descents of 600 immigrants to the American colonies or the United States: who were themselves notable or left descendants notable in American history : with a 2008 addendum, coda, and final addition. p. 507
  10. Cites
    1. [S3303] Unknown author, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, by George Ormerod, 1819, p. 106.
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John Whetenhall's Timeline

Age 57
Cheshire, England
Acton, Cheshire, England