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Robert WALDESHEF's parents: Robert WALDESHEF ( -bef1300) and Joan UNKNOWN ( - )
Robert WALDESHEF's brother: John WALDESHEF ( -1334)

Family of Robert de WALDESHEF and Unknown UNKNOWN

Husband: Robert de WALDESHEF ( -aft1327)
Wife: Unknown UNKNOWN ( -aft1327)
Children: John de WALDESHEF ( - )

Husband: Robert de WALDESHEF

Name: Robert de WALDESHEF
Sex: Male
Father: Robert WALDESHEF ( -bef1300)
Mother: Joan UNKNOWN ( - )
Civil 3 May 1320 Licenced to alienate in mortmain to the abbot and convent of Lesnes a toft in Dertford, Wiltshire; Langley, England 1
Occupation 1327 Clerk; Hiuntingdon
Caution The documentation of this person does not include evidence of parentage.
Death aft 6 Aug 1327 Huntingdon, England 2

Additional Information

Death Cause: leprosy

Wife: Unknown UNKNOWN

Name: Unknown UNKNOWN
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Death aft 6 Aug 1327 Huntingdon, England 3

Additional Information

Death Cause: leprosy

Child 1: John de WALDESHEF

Name: John de WALDESHEF
Sex: Male
Caution The documentation of this person does not include evidence of parentage.
Civil (1) Oct 1318 attorney for London before Parliament in York 4
Civil (2) 12 Mar 1319 Freeman of the city of London; London, England 5
Civil (3) 13 Jan 1322 surety for several merchants selling old goods; London, England 6
Civil (4) 10 Aug 1322 as serjeant of London, removed from office for resisting aide to king for war in Scotland; London, England 7


1"Patent Roll of Edward II Volume 3 1317-1321". p. 444.
Text From Source: 1320 May 3.
Licence for the alienation in mortmain to the abbot and convent of Leslies by Peter de Naylynghurst and Juliana his wife of a messuage in London, which is held of the hospital of St. Katherine by the Tower of London, and which is worth in all its issues 32s. a year, as appears by inquisition taken by John de Preston .and Simon de Abyndon, sheriff's of London; by Thomas de Luda of 5d. of rent in Derteford; by Thomas Humfray of Derteford of a toft there; by Adam atte Bourne of Herbaldoun of an acre of meadow in the same place; by John de Langeford and Robert de Waldeshef of a toft there; by Grace daughter of Geoffrey Golsprot of Derteford of 6d. of rent in the same town; by William de Coumbe of two acres of land there; by Gilbert le Pestour of Plumstede of 1 acre and 1 rood of land in Lesnes; by John son of Simon Gerald of Lesnes of a moiety of an acre of land in Lesnes; and by Simon de Aumery of a moiety of an acre of land there; all which are hold of the said abbot and convent, and are worth in all their issues 9s. 8d. a year, as appears by inquisition made by Master Richard de Clare, king's clerk, late escheator on this side Trent, to hold in part satisfaction of a licence to acquire lands or rents to the value of 20/. a year.
University of Iowa Library,
2The Deputy Keeper of the Records, "Calendar of Close Rolls - Edward III - 1327-1330". p. 155.
Text From Source: 1327.
Aug. 6.
To the prior of Huntyngdon. Whereas the king, pitying the estate of Robert de Waldeshef, clerk, who is smitten with leprosy and deprived of sight by that infirmity, sent him to the warden and brethren of the lepers' hospital of St. Margaret, Huntingdon, requesting them to admit him to dwell amongst them until his death as a brother of the hospital, and to administer to him necessaries in food and clothing and other things as a brother of the hospital, and they have written back to the king that the portion of each brother of the hospital is so slender that it is barely sufficient for their own maintenance, and that Robert is married, and that his wife suffers from the same infirmity; the king, wishing to provide Robert with his maintenance, orders the prior to go to the hospital in person, and to survey its state, and if he find that Robert can be maintained out of its goods in addition to the maintenance of the warden and brethren without oppression of the hospital, he is to cause the warden and brethren to administer to Robert his necessaries in food, clothing, and other things as one of the brethren for life, and if the means of the hospital are insufficient for this purpose, he is to certify the king by his letters without delay.
3Ibid. p. 155.
Text From Source: see husband's record
4Reginald E. Sharpe (editor), "Calendar of Letter Books - City of London - Letter-Book E - 1314-1337" (City of London, 1903). Introduction, pp. iii-iv.
Text From Source: ...
Waldershef had only recently become a freeman of the City, the freedom having been conferred upon him, together with 'an annuity of 100l., in recognition of his services at the Parliament held at York in the preceding October (1318),6 as well as his services as a lawyer. On that occasion he promised a faithful continuation of his services to the City.1

6 He does not appear as one of the City members in this or any Parliament, although his name figures in a "commission" of the City for the Parliament that sat at York in the following May (1319). Vide infra, pp. 104-5.

1 Infra, p. 20.
5Ibid. p. 20.
Text From Source: ...
Wednesday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 12 Edward II. [A.D. 1318-19], the freedom of the City and an annuity of 100s. granted to John de Waldesshef by John de Wengrave, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and good men from each Ward, for his pains in the late Parliament at York and in divers of the King's courts. And the said John came and pledged himself to serve the City faithfully in the future.
6Ibid. pp. 161-162.
Text From Source: ...
Thursday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2], Roger de Barwe, Henry Peronele, Peter Burel, "Richard" de Meltone, Roger le Hosiere, Robert Ramage, William Pilard, "oistermonger," Daniel Peleter, Andrew le Lung, Nicholas de Yepeswych, Robert de Stowe, Thomas de Buntyngford, Simon Blake, Robert de Grantle, William ate Whitechapele, William Osbern, John de Bedeford, and Agnes de Canterbury attached for exposing old cloth and other goods for sale at Cornhull, contrary to the orders of Hervey de Stantone and his fellow-justices itinerant at the Tower. Roger de Barwe, Henry Peronele, Peter Burel, "Roger" de Meltone, Roger le Hosiere, and Robert Ramage plead guilty; the rest plead not guilty, and demand a jury of the venue of Walebroke, Bradestret, Chepe, and Cornhull. Sureties for the latter, viz., John Waldechef, Gregory de Nortone, John de Notingham, Edmund Mohaut, Ralph le Chaundeller, Hervey de Bery, Hugh de Wygorn', Ralph de Empingham, John de Bromstede, William de Bery, Richard Uggele, William Mabely, Andrew de Wattone, and Robert de Stowe. The jurors, viz., Elyas de Thorp, Geoffrey de Schrouesbury, Simon de Thorp, Simon le Foundour, William de St. Alban, Roger Priour, Henry de Bramptone, William ate Holte, William de Manhale, Peter le Coffrer, Peter de Pencriche, and Robert Saylebien, find them all guilty except Agnes de Canterbury. A day given to come up for judgment, the following sureties being found, viz., Robert de Foxtone, Simon le Blake, Andrew de Wattone, Robert de Stowe, William ate Whitechapele, William Pilard, Richard de Grande, John Bithewalle, Hugh de Qartone, William de Hakford, Richard de Uggele, John de Bomstede. Judgment given that they be committed to prison. Afterwards they are released on payment of various fines.
7Ibid. pp. 31-32.
Text From Source: ...
Wednesday before the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], certain good men of the City informed Hamo de Chig[welle], the Mayor, and the Aldermen that John Waldeshef, a sworn serjeant of the City, was opposed to the grant of an aid to the King for the war in Scotland, and was spreading false reports, &c., and asked that he might be attached to answer for his conduct. On a day named he fails to appear before the Mayor, and Nicholas de Farndone, Richard de Gloucestre, Elias de Suffolk, Roger de Frowik, Richard de Betoigne, Edmund Lambyn, John Cotoun, Robert de Swalclyve, Hamo Godchep, R[eginald] de Conduit, John de Prestone, Hugh de Gartone, Robert le Callere, Robert Sely, Roger le Palmere, Henry de Secch[ford], W[illiam] de Hedersete, John Poyntel, and John Priour, Aldermen, and Richard Costantyn, Alderman, and Richard de Hakeneie, the Sheriffs, and a great number of the Commonalty assembled in the Guildhall to hear his defence.

Evidence having been given of his having (inter alia) opposed the raising of the sum of 2,000 marks in aid of the King and of his disseminating discord among great and small, it was adjudged that he should be deprived of the freedom of the City and of his fee of 100s. paid to him by the Chamberlain on behalf of the Commonalty,1 and that he should be removed from the Council of the City and not be allowed to plead for any one in the City.2
1 The freedom of the City and an annuity of 100s. had been granted to him in 1319 for his services in Parliament and elsewhere. Vide supra, p. 20.
2 Printed in ' Memorials,' p. 147.


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