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John Waller, Kt.

Birthplace: Groombridge, Kent, England
Death: Died in Tonbridge Wells, Kent, England
Place of Burial: Tongbridge Wells, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Richard Waller, Sheriff of Kent and Margaret Waller
Husband of Johanna Waller
Father of William Waller of Groombridge; John Waller; John Waller and UNK son Waller
Brother of William Waller; Alice Guildford; Richard ll Waller, Esq.; Thomas (3rd son) Waller, Sir/Knight and John Waller

Managed by: Michael Waller
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About Sir John Waller, Kt.

from whom sprang

the Wallers of Beaconsfield, most, if not all, of the Wallers in Virginia and Tennessee, and Edmund Waller,

Poet Laureate of England. John was settled in Leigh, County Kent, when he purchased Beaconsfield Castle

in Buckinghamshire, somewhere around 1450, and moved his family there to become the first of the Bucks

Wallers and to begin a 200 year tenure for the Waller Family. Beaconsfield is located about 25 miles

northeast of London on the main road to Oxford. He married Elizabeth Farinfold, daughter of William of

Leigh, Kent.


Sir William Waller, Baron , High Sheriff; born about 1420, oldest son and heir, who inherited Groombridge Castle and the title of Baronet, to become a part of a line of Baronets which was still going in 1975 in England. Sir William Waller married Anne Falemer

By his wife Silvia, whose maiden name was Gulby, Waller had issue two sons—Richard and John—and a daughter Alice, who married Sir John Guildford. The second son, John (d. 1517), was father of John (his second son), who was the ancestor of Edmund Waller the poet; and he was also grandfather of Sir Walter Waller, whose eldest son, George, married Mary Hardress, and was father of Sir Hardress Waller [q. v.]; Sir Walter's second son, Sir Thomas, was father of Sir William Waller [q. v.]

[Authorities cited; Philpot's Villare Cantianum; Berry's County Genealogies ‘Kent,’ p. 296, ‘Sussex’ pp. 109, 358; Hasted's Kent, i. 430–1; Notes and Queries, 1st ser. vi. 231; Burke's Landed Gentry, 1898, ii. 1532; H. A. Waller's Family Records, 1898 (of little value).] A. F. P.

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Sir John Waller, Kt.'s Timeline

Groombridge, Kent, England
Age 30
Groombridge, Kent, England, (Present UK)
Age 36
Kent, England, United Kingdom
March 5, 1517
Age 77
Tonbridge Wells, Kent, England