Sir John de Welles, Baron de Welles

Male 1352 - 1421  (69 years)


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  • Name John de Welles 
    Born 20 Apr 1352  Conisholme, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 20 Apr 1352  St. Peter's Church, Conisholme, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military 1374  [2, 3, 4
    Offices Held 20 Jan 1376  [2, 3, 4
    History say 1380  [2, 3, 4
    John de Welles obtained license to travel abroad, and he returned in the eighth year of the reign of Richard II. He quickly obtained leave to return to defend his honor, having received an affront from a knight in France. Later he went to Scotland, and in the 18th year of the reign of Richard II, he was the ambassador to Scotland. During this time at a banquet where the talk was of feats of arms, he exclaimed, "Let words have no place; if ye know not the chivalry and valiant deeds of Englishmen, appoint me a day and place when ye list, and ye shall have experience." David, Earl of Crawford, accepted the challenge, and London Bridge appointed as the place of combat. They fought on St. George¬ís Day, with Earl David the victor. John had a spear broken on his helm in the first run. He was unhorsed in the third run. Earl David, immediately dismounted, and embraced Lord Welles, that all might know that there was no animosity between them. 
    Died 26 Aug 1421  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Person ID I2794  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 

    Father John de Welles, Baron de Welles,   b. 23 Aug 1333, Bonthorpe, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1361, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Mother Maud de Ros,   d. 9 Dec 1388, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eleanor de Mowbray,   b. Abt 25 Mar 1364, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Before May 1368  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Margret de Welles
     2. Ives de Welles,   d. Before 1421, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anne de Welles
     4. Eleanor de Welle,   d. after7 Nov 1458, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F2174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margery,   d. 8 Apr 1426, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Before 13 Aug 1417  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F2177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Welles (1874) gives his birth year as 1350. [2]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Apr 1352 - Conisholme, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 20 Apr 1352 - St. Peter's Church, Conisholme, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Before May 1368 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Before 13 Aug 1417 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Aug 1421 - England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S517] Reed, Paul C. and Dorothy E. Hopkins. "The Identity of Anne Gifford, Wife of Thomas Goddard: Correcting the Royal Ancestry of the Immigrant William Goddard" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume 156, April 2002).

    2. [S1450] Welles, Albert. History of the Welles Family in England; with Their Derivation in this Country from Governor Welles of Connecticut, (Boston: John Wilson and Son, 1874).

    3. [S1455] Cokayne, George E. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the UK, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, volume XII , (London: The St. Catherine Press, 1953).

    4. [S11] Burke, Bernard. A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire , (London: Harrision, 1866).



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