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Walter Wrottesley, Esq.

Also Known As: "Wriothesley"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England
Death: July 01, 1563 (79-80)
Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: St Michael and All Angels Churchyard Tettenhall, Metropolitan Borough of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England MEMORIAL ID 173304115
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Wrottesley, Esq. and Dorothy Wrottesley
Husband of Isabel Wrottesley
Father of John Wrottesley; Eleanor Lee; Elizabeth Talbot; Margaret Thornes; Elizabeth Lady Wrottesley Staffordshire Wrottesley and 1 other
Brother of Alice Leveson; Eleanor Long; Thomas Wrottesley; John Wrottesley; Henry Wrottesley and 4 others

Occupation: Sheriff of Staffordshire
Managed by: Richard Stuart Robertson
Last Updated:

About Walter Wrottesley, Esq.

A late nineteenth century view of Wrottesley Hall, probably almost unaltered, externally, from Walter's time.

  • Walter Wrottesley, Esq., Sheriff & Escheator of Staffordshire1,2,3,4
  • M, b. circa 1483, d. circa 1 July 1563
  • Father Richard Wrottesley, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire5,3 b. c 1457, d. bt Jul 1522 - 3 Jun 1524
  • Mother Dorothy Sutton5,3 b. c 1466, d. 1517
  • Walter Wrottesley, Esq., Sheriff & Escheator of Staffordshire was born circa 1483 at of Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England.1 He married Isabel (Isabella) Harcourt, daughter of John Harcourt, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire and Margaret Bracy, circa 12 March 1501; They had 2 sons (John, Esq; & Richard) and 5 daughters (Dorothy, wife of William Lawrence, Esq; Eleanor, wife of Richard Lee, Esq; Margaret, wife of Nicholas Thornes, Esq; Elizabeth, wife of Sir John Talbot; & Elizabeth, wife of John Gower).6,1,2,3 Walter Wrottesley, Esq., Sheriff & Escheator of Staffordshire died circa 1 July 1563.1,3
  • Family Isabel (Isabella) Harcourt b. c 1482, d. Apr 1517
  • Children
    • Elizabeth Wrottesley7,1,4 d. 10 May 1559
    • Eleanor Wrottesley+1,3 b. c 1510, d. a 1559
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 484.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 347.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 91.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 174-175.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 483-484.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 377.
  • 7.[S147] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 1938 ed., by Sir Bernard Burke, p., 2237.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2474.htm#i74358
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  • Walter WROTTESLEY (Esq.)
  • Died: BEF 1 Jul 1563
  • Notes: Son and Heir. The will of Walter Rottysley of Rottysley Ysquire was dated 13 Dec 1562.
  • Father: Richard WROTTESLEY (Esq. High Sheriff of Staffordshire)
  • Mother: Dorothy SUTTON
  • Married: Isabella HARCOURT ABT 1501
  • Children:
    • 1. Eleanor WROTTESLEY
    • 2. John WROTTESLEY
    • 3. Elizabeth WROTTESLEY
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WRIOTHESLEY.htm#Walter WROTTESLEY1
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  • A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of ..., Volume 2 By John Burke
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=seAKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA646&lpg=PA646&dq=Walter+Wrottesley+1473&source=bl&ots=oskFhE6nXU&sig=YfPiLta5xrdXzrPZuu0p2eyVrbU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EXJJT_D2DezYiAL-w83eDQ&ved=0CEYQ6AEwBzge#v=onepage&q=Walter%20Wrottesley%201473&f=false
  • Pg. 646
  • SIR HUGH DE WROTTESLEY, attended EDWARD III. at the siege of Calaias, and had a license from that monarch, in the same year, (23rd of his reign,) to make a park at Wrottesley. Sir Hugh was, subsequently, very famous, and was amongst the first knights of the Garter, upon the insitution of that noble order. He m. first, Mabille, daughter of Sir Philip ap Rees; and, secondly, Isabel, daughter of John Arderne, of Alford, and was s. in 1381, by the only son of his first marriage,
  • JOHN WROTTESLEY, esq. of Wrottesley, whose grandson.
  • SIR WALTER WROTTESLEY, knt. lord of the manor of Perton, m. Jane, daughter and heiress of Hugh Barry, esq. of Berks, and dying in 1473, was s. by his son,
  • RICHARD WROTTESLEY, esq. of Wrottesley, who m. Dorothy, daughter of John, Lord Dudley, and relict of Sir John Musgrave, knt. and was s. by his only son,
  • WALTER WROTTESLEY, esq. whose great-grandson,
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  • The Magna Charta sureties, 1215: the barons named in the Magna Charta, 1215 ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=59XcwoRK9jkC&pg=PA165&lpg=PA165&dq=Humphrey+Lee++1506&source=bl&ots=KGhoyzfZ7u&sig=cVO27WQnkQp1BoTeX9m2owUOljI&hl=en&ei=WBHnTcn2MfLYiAKa_P2UDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAzge#v=onepage&q=Humphrey%20Lee%20%201506&f=false
  • Pg. 49
  • 14. DOROTHY DUTTON, d. 1517; m. Richard Wrottesley, b. c. 1457, d. 1521, of Wrottesley, High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1492, 1502, 1516. (See refs. after gen. 15).
  • 14A. WALTER WROTTESLEY of Wrottesley, d. 1562/3; m. 1501 Isabella, dau. of John Harcourt of Ranton.
  • 15. ELEANOR WROTTESLEY; m. Richard Lee, Esq., of Langley, co. Salop. (Gen. 14-16: George Wrottesley, History of the family of Wrottesley of Wrottesley, Co. Stafford (1903), pp. 244-77).
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  • The baronetage of England: or The History of the English baronets, and such ... By William Betham
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=5ikwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA482&lpg=PA482&dq=Walter+Wrottesley+1473&source=bl&ots=cCK1h5u06E&sig=pip62eH1HW4Ch0RjifIs6Qdi8zM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EXJJT_D2DezYiAL-w83eDQ&ved=0CE8Q6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=Walter%20Wrottesley%201473&f=false
  • Pg. 482
  • 2. Sir Hugh de Wrottesley, son and heir of Sir William, in 21 Edw. III. had licence to make a park at Wrottesley, and in 23 of that king had the custody of the lands of William Pillatenhall, deceased; in which year he was made one of the knights campanions of the most noble order of the garter, at the foundation of that order, and bore---Or, three piles, sable; a canton, ermine. In 23 Edw. III. he had a pension of 40L. granted him for his services. He married first Isabel, daughter of John Arderne, of Aldford, by whom he had lands at Budworth, in Cheshire, held under the king, as Earl of Chester, in capite, by knights service, 2 Henry IV. By her he had no issue; but by his second wife, Mabil, daughter of Rice Rees, he left issue John, and died in 1381.
  • 3. John, his son and heir, held the lands of Isabel Arderne, in Cheshire above-mentioned, and had issue
  • 4. Hugh, who lived in 12 Henry VI. and 1 Edward. IV. He married Thomasine, daughter of Sir John Greisley, Knt. and was, by her, father of
  • 5. Sir Walter Wrottesley, Knt. who was lord of Perton 9 Edw. IV. and was burried in the Grey Friers church, now Christ Church, in London, 1473. He married Jane, daughter and heiress of Hugh Barry, of Berks, Esq. and left issue Richard and Henry, who died fellow of a college in Oxford, 1486; and three daughters; Thomasine, the wife of William, lord Stourton; Alice, of Thomas, lord Scrope, of Upsale; and Anne, of Richard, lord St. Almand (or St. Amand).
  • 6. Richard, the eldest son, married Dorothy,* daughter of Edmund Sutton, Esq. son of John, lord Dudley, K.G. and relict of Sir John Musgrave, Knt. by whom he had a son, named Walter.
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  • The baronetage of England: containing a genealogical and historical account ... By Thomas Wotton
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=EvQfAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA475&lpg=PA475&dq=Walter+Wrottesley+1473&source=bl&ots=kqgl0-N2Bi&sig=jmRo-eHZZHFP0q4Gc7rt7qh6F_0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=23dJT_fLFYWsiQKli-3aDQ&ved=0CCEQ6AEwATgo#v=onepage&q=Walter%20Wrottesley%201473&f=false
  • Pg. 475
  • Sir Hugh de Wrottefley, fon and heir of Sir William, in 21 Edw. III. had licence to made a park at Wrottefley; and in 23 of that King, had the cuftody of the lands of William Pillatenhall, deceafed; in which year he was made one of the Knights Companions of the Moft Noble Order of the Garter, at the foundation of that Order. He married two two wives; 1. Ifabel, daughter of John Arderne, of Aldford, by her he had no iffue, but by his fecond wife, Mabil, daughter of Rice Rees, he left iffue, John, and died 4 Rich. II.
  • John, his fon and heir, had iffue, Hugh, who lived 12 Hen. VI. and 1 Edw. IV. and married Thomafine, daughter of Sir John Greifley, Knt. and was by her father of Sir Walter Wrottefley, Knt. who was Lord of Perton, 9 Edw. IV. and was buried in the Grey-friars church, now Chrift-church, in London, 1473. He married Jane, daughter and heir of Hugh Barry, of Berks, Efq; and left iffue, Richard, and Henry, who died Fellow of a College in Oxford, 1486; and three daughters; Thomafine, wife to William, Lord Stourton; Alice, wife to Thomas, Lord Scrope, of Upfale; and Anne, married to Richard, Lord St. Almand, (or St. Amand.) Richard, the eldeft fon, married Dorothy, daughter of Edmund Sutton, Efq; fon of John, Lord Dudley, Knight of the Moft Noble Order of the Garter, and relict of Sir John Mufgrave, Knt. by whom he had a fon named Walter.
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  • Genealogical history of the Lee family of Virginia and Maryland from A.D. 1300 to A.D. 1866 (1868)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/genealogicalhist00mead
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/genealogicalhist00mead#page/n44/mode/1up
  • By the union of Thomas Lee and Jane, there were ten children, — three sons and seven daughters.
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  • Richard Lee, eldest son and heir, married a daughter of Walter Wrotesley, of Wrotesley, of which family we gather an interesting account: —
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  • http://www.archive.org/stream/genealogicalhist00mead#page/n46/mode/1up
  • Among the chancery proceedings of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, we find an interesting suit between this Richard Lee and his brother Jerome, for an annuity bequeathed the latter by Thomas Lee, their father, issuing out of the Manor of Dotinton, Shropshire, as claimed under the will ; from which fact we may infer that Thomas Lee died some time during the reign of that queen.
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  • We have from Richard and Eleanor Lee another large family, four sons and six daughters. All the daughters were married ; but the marriage of only one son is given, — that of Humfry Lee, the eldest, who was created a baron 3 May, 1620.
  • From Burke's "Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England" we gather much concerning Sir Humfry and his family: —
  • "Humfry Lee, Esq., of Langley, and Acton Burnel in Shropshire, son of Richard Lee, Esq., of Langley, by Eleanor his wife,
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/genealogicalhist00mead#page/n47/mode/1up
  • daughter of Walter Wrotesley, Esq., of Wrotesley, was fourth in descent from Richard Lee, Esq., sheriff of the county in 1479, and representative of one of the oldest families in England. In 1620 he was created a baronet, being the first Shropshire gentleman who received that honor. He married Margaret, daughter of Richard Corbet, Esq., of Stoke, one of the judges of the Court of King's Bench, and had issue.
  • "Sir Humfry was succeeded by his son, Sir Richard Lee of Langley, and Acton Burnel, M. P. for Shropshire, who suffered much in the royal cause, and had to compound his estate in the sum of L3,719.
  • "He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Allen, knight
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  • Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History ..., Volume 5 By Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=jwAVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA359&lpg=PA359&dq=FULCO+SPRENCHOSE&source=bl&ots=mNvwjtiyps&sig=CEgD7r_02GR4-06431seI3hLw4U&hl=en&ei=L5DlTfLwB7DWiAKu7LjRCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=FULCO%20SPRENCHOSE&f=false
  • Pg. 377
  • . . . Richard Lee, the eldest son, married Eleanor, daughter of Walter Wrottesley, Co. Stafford, by his second wife, Joyce, daughter of Sir Edward Leighton of Wattlesburgh, and had issue, among others, 1.Elizabeth, wife of Michael Lyster of Shrewsbury, . . . . 2. a son and successor, Sir Humphrey Lee, created a Baronet, who by Margaret, his wife, daughter of Reginald Corbet, had . . . .
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Son and Heir. Married 1501 to Isabel Harcourt, of Ranton. They had one son and five daughters. The will of Walter Rottysley of Rottysley Ysquire was dated 13 Dec 1562. Walter died before 1 July 1563. Source: Faris, Plantagenet Ancestry, 1966.

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Walter Wrottesley, Esq.'s Timeline

1483
1483
Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England
1502
1502
Age 19
Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England
1504
1504
Age 21
1510
1510
Age 27
Tettenhall, Staffordshire, England
1514
1514
Age 31
Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England
1514
Age 31
Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England
1521
1521
Age 38
1563
July 1, 1563
Age 80
Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
July 1, 1563
Age 80
St Michael and All Angels Churchyard Tettenhall, Metropolitan Borough of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England MEMORIAL ID 173304115