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William Cole, Knight of Tamar

Also Known As: "Knight Of Tamar", "knight of tamar", "William /Cole/", "Kt."
Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Nythway, Devonshire, England
Death: Died in Devonshire, England
Place of Burial: England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Cole II, of Nitheway/Nythway and Anne Bodrugan, heiress of Nythway
Husband of Lady Margaret Cole (Beaupell)
Father of Sir John Cole, Kt. and Thomas Cole

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About William Cole, Knight of Tamar

  • William Cole1
  • M, #33084
  • Father Sir John Cole d. a 25 Jul 1380
  • Mother Anne de Bodrugan
  • William Cole was born at of Tamer, England. He married Margaret Beaupell, daughter of Sir Henry Beaupell.
  • Family Margaret Beaupell
  • Child
    • Sir John Cole+ d. a 1415
  • Citations
  • [S10225] Unknown author, Wallop Family, p. 218.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1102.htm#i33084


  • The Genealogy of the Family of Cole, of the County of Devon: Of the County of Devon, and of ... by JAMES. EDWIN-COLE
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  • 1 WILLIAM COLE, of Hutenesleigh (now called Hittisleigh) in the county of Devon, living in the year 1243, whose son and heir
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  • 2 ROGER COLE,* had "his dwelling at Coleton," in Chumleigh, and also held, in 27 Henry III., Hantesford, in that parish.† In 25th of Edward I. he was "returned from the county of Cornwall as holding lands or rents to the amount of £20 yearly value and upwards, either in Capite or otherwise, and as such summoned under the general writ to muster at London, on Sunday next after the Octaves of St. John the Baptist (7 July, 1297), to perform Military Service in person with horses and arms, &c., in parts beyond the Seas ;" ‡ and also again summoned with his son William§ to muster at Berwick-on-Tweed, on the nativity of St. John the Baptist, to perform service against the Scots in 1301. He was father of
  • 3 ROGER (of whom immediately), and of the above-named William, who probably perished in this expedition, as there is no further trace of him ; and perhaps his early death may account for the omission of his name in the family pedigree drawn up, in July 1630, by Sir William Segar, Garter, King-at-Arms.
  • 3 ROGER was heir to his father Roger, and lived in the reign of Edward II. ; his son and heir was
  • 4 JOHN COLE, of the counties of Devon and Cornwall, who, in 1324, was described as "John Cole de Tamer, Man-at-Arms, || and
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  • returned by the Sheriff of the county of Devon, pursuant to Writ tested at Westminster, 9 May, as summoned by proclamation to attend the Great Council at Westminster, on Wednesday after Ascension Day, 30 May, 17 Edward II." In the 9th of Edward III (1335) he had free warren in Tamer, Lydeston, Hokesbere, and Hutenesleigh in the county of Devon, and in Rispernatt ;* and it appears by a Fine of 15 Edward III. (1341) that he was possessed of the manors of Respnel in the county of Cornwall, Launceston, and Stokley, and of the manor of Uptamer, Nytheway, and Hutenesleigh, the third part of the manor of Winston, and divers other lands in the county of Devon. He left a son and heir,
  • 5 SIR JOHN COLE, knight, of Nythway, in the parish of Brixham, who, on 25th July, 4 Richard II. (1380) was "knighted (before the castle of Ardres) in Fraunce, by the Erl of Buckingham Thomas of Woodstock, Lord Deputy there for the King,"† and who married Anne, daughter and heiress to Sir Nicholas Bodrugan,‡ knt., by whom he had issue,
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  • 6 WILLIAM COLE (called Sir William Cole of Tamar, knt., by De la Pole, and also in a Herald's Visitation of Devon), who married Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Beaupell, knt, and by her was the father of
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  • 7 SIR JOHN COLE, knt, who was in "the Retynew of the Duke of Gloucester,* at the Battell of Agincourt on Fryday, the XXVth day of October in the yere of our Lord God, 1415, and in the Third yere of the Reigne of the most Excellent Prince, King Harry the Fifte ;" and it is probable that he received his spurs for his conduct on that glorious field. He married Agnes, daughter of Sir —— Fitzwarine, knt., and had issue four sons, viz : —
  • I. .... etc.



  • The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising ..., Volume 1, Pages 1-452
edited by John Lambrick Vivian


From: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cole-334


SIR. WILLIAM COLE9 b. 1357, Devonshire, England; d. 1415 Devonshire, England; m. 1382, England, MARGARET BEAUPELL; b. 1361; daughter of SIR. HENRY BEAUPELL, KNT. SIR. WILLIAM COLE known as SIR. WILLIAM COLE of Tamar, KNT. William owned property at Nythway, Devon, ENG. Children of SIR. WILLIAM COLE and MARGARET BEAUPELL: SIR. JOHN COLE I. b. 1383, Devonshire, England.

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Nythway, Devonshire, England
Age 26
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Devonshire, England
Age 58