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Sir Walter Wrottesley, Kt.

Also Known As: "Wriothesley"
Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Probably Wrotttesley, Staffordshire, England
Death: April 10, 1473 (35-43)
Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Hugh Wriothesley, Kt. and Thomasine Wriothesley
Husband of Jane Wrottesley
Father of Richard Wrottesley, Esq.; William Wrottesley; Henry Wrottesley; Alice Scrope; Parnell Wrottesley and 1 other
Brother of Sir John Wrottesley, Kt.; Isobel Meeres; Henry Wrottesley; Elizabeth Armine; Joan Jenetts and 1 other

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About Sir Walter Wrottesley, Kt.

There is some controversy concerning the wife of Walter, some sources say she is Jane Baron dau. of William Baron and other sources list Jane Barry dau. of Hugh Barry.

  • 'Sir Walter Wrottesley1,2,3
  • 'M, b. circa 1434, d. 10 April 1473
  • Father Hugh Wrottesley, Esq.4 b. 14 Sep 1400, d. Sep 1464
  • Mother Thomasine Gresley4 b. c 1410
  • ' Sir Walter Wrottesley was born circa 1434 at of Wrottesley & Butterton, Staffordshire, England.1 He married Jane Baron, daughter of William Baron, Esq., Teller of the Exchequer and Joan Knollys, circa 1455.1,2,3 Sir Walter Wrottesley died on 10 April 1473.3
  • 'Family Jane Baron b. c 1435, d. a 1481
  • Children
    • Jane Wrottesley+5 b. c 1456
    • Richard Wrottesley, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire+1,2 b. c 1457, d. bt Jul 1522 - 3 Jun 1524
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 484.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 91.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 80-81.
  • 4.[S40] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.
  • 5.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, SLC Archives.
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  • 'Nunneries, learning, and spirituality in late medieval English society: the ... By Paul Lee
  • Pg. 173
  • This indicates that it was necessary for nuns at Dartford Priory to gain the permission of the prioress to possess books. External evidence provides indentification of William Baron and Parnel Wrattesley's family. William Baron married into the Knollys family of Hertfordshire, hence the armorial shield on folio 78. This, incidentally, gave him a kinship connection with another nun of Dartford. Baron was an executor of the will of his father in law Thomas Knolles, citizen and grocer of the city of London and owner of North Mimms manor in Hertfordshire, dated in February 1445-6, which included the bequest of 10 marks by Knolles to his daughter Sister Beatrice Knolles of Dartford Priory.30 William Baron armiger of Berkshire was at one time one of the four tellers of the Exchequer. 'His daughter and heir Jane Baron in c. 1456
  • Pg. 174
  • 'married Sir Walter Wrottesley of Staffordshire. Sir Walter was at one time a sheriff of that county, and as governor of Calais and a merchant of the Staple was pardoned for his involvement in Fauconbridge's rebellion in 1471, before dying in 1473. The parchment Wrottesley family pedigree shows that Parnell, the nun of Dartford, was the fifth daughter of Sir Walter Wrottesley and Jane Baron'. William Baron, who donated the manuscript to Dame Parnel, was therefore strictly speaking her grandfather rather than her uncle, as the inscription suggests.31 In 1531, William Wrottesley of Reading, a wealthy gentleman resident in the parish of St Olave's Sliver Street, London, bequeathed to 'Dame Parnell beynge w'tin the nonry of Dertforde' 13s. 4d., his best 'furre' and his beast coral beads 'gawded' with silver and gilt, to pray for his soul, in his will dated 26 December and proved 4 February 1512-13.32 William did not say that Dame Parnell was related to him, but the family pedigree shows that she was his sister and that he was 'Sir Walter's second son'. William had inherited the Baron estates in Berkshire from his mother, which explains his connections with Reading revealed in the will. As fifth daughter with one brother born in 1457, Parnel must have been born after 1462 (six years after their parents' marriage) but 'before 1473 (Sir Walter's death)'. ......
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  • 'Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 63.djvu/192
  • ' WROTTESLEY, Sir WALTER (d. 1473), captain of Calais, was eldest son of Hugh Wrottesley (d 1464) and his wife Thomasine, daughter of Sir John Gresley of Drakelaw. The family, whose name seems originally to have been Verdon, had been settled at Wrottesley in Staffordshire for many centuries, the first to adopt the name Wrottesley being William de Verdon, who succeeded to the manor in 1199, and died in 1242 (see the elaborate history of the family in the course of publication in the Genealogist, vols. xv. xvi. et seq.). Walter was a firm adherent of Warwick ‘the king-maker,’ and on 7 Nov. 1460 he was appointed sheriff of Staffordshire. Apparently he held the office for the usual term, undisturbed by the varying fortunes of the party. On 26 Jan. 1461–2 he is styled a ‘king's knight,’ and was granted the manors of Ramsham and Penpole, Dorset, formerly belonging to William Neville, earl of Kent. Grants of the manors of Clynte, Hondesworth, and Mere in Staffordshire, formerly belonging to the Lancastrian James Butler, earl of Wiltshire [q. v.], soon followed, and on 14 June 1463 Wrottesley was one of those to whom Warwick was allowed to alienate manors and castles, although their reversion might belong to the crown. Wrottesley joined Warwick in his attempt to overthrow the Woodvilles, and when in 1471 the king-maker restored Henry VI, Wrottesley was put in command of Calais, a stronghold of the Nevilles. After Warwick's defeat and death at Barnet on 14 April, Wrottesley surrendered Calais to Edward IV on condition of a free pardon. He died in 1473, and is said to have been buried in Greyfriars Church, London. By his wife Jane, daughter of William Baron of Reading, he left two sons'—Richard, who succeeded him, and was sheriff of Staffordshire in 1492–3; and William—and three daughters. His descendant, Sir Walter Wrottesley (d. 1659), was created a baronet on 30 Aug. 1642, and the seventh baronet, Sir Richard Wrottesley (d. 1769), dean of Worcester, was grandfather of John, first baron
  • Wrottesley [see Wrottesley, John, second Baron].
  • [The history of the Wrottesley family in the Genealogist only extends (1900) to the fourteenth century. See also Hist. MSS. Comm. 4th Rep. App. pp. 339, 341; see also Black's Cat. Ashmolean MSS.; Addit. MSS. 5524 f. 223 b, 29995 f. 164 b; Cal. Patent Rolls Edward IV, vol. i. passim; Warkworth's Chron. (Camden Soc.), p. 19; Paston Letters, ii. 37; Lists of Sheriffs, 1898; Fabyan's Chron.; Shaw's Staffordshire, ii. 205; Simms's Bibl. Staffordiensis; Oman's Warwick the Kingmaker; Burke's Peerage, 1899.] A. F. P.
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  • 'Walter WROTTESLEY (Sir Knight)
  • 'Born: 1441, Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Father: Hugh WROTTESLEY
  • Mother: Thomasine GRESLEY
  • 'Married: Jane BARRY
  • Children:
    • 1. Richard WROTTESLEY (Esq. High Sheriff of Staffordshire)
    • 2. William WROTTESLEY
    • 3. Henry WROTTESLEY
    • 4. Walter WROTTESLEY
    • 5. Thomasine WROTTESLEY
    • 6. Margaret WROTTESLEY
    • 7. Anne WROTTESLEY
    • 8. Alice WROTTESLEY
    • 9. Joan WROTTESLEY
    • 10. Parnell WROTTESLEY
  • WROTTESLEY (Sir Knight)1
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  • 'A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of ..., Volume 2 By John Burke
  • 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,
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  • 'The baronetage of England: or The History of the English baronets, and such ... By William Betham
  • 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
  • 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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