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Walter Foliot (1270 - 1312)

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Walter Foliot
Born in Whiteford, Devon, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Kildale,Ingleby Greenhow North Riding,,Englandmap
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Died in Whiteford, Devon, Englandmap
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Sir Walter Foliot of Nantwich, Cheshire, and Melbury Sampford[1]

Sir Walter Foliot of Melbury Osmond, Dorset, married Alda Sampford, daughter of Laurence Sampford of Melbury Sampford and Osmond, and had a

daughter Joan, second wife of John Maltravers.
Alice [2]
John. [3]


Walter Foliot, thirteenth century, held some lands at Exbury[4] by forty days' service in England of a man-at-arms.[5]

Exbury History[6]

1244 Richard Foliot, a minor, was holding land in Exbury in chief of the crown, (fn. 2) and at the end of the century Walter Foliot held two carucates there by knight's service. (fn. 3) On the death of Robert Foliot his lands were divided between his two daughters and coheirs:

  1. Maud, who was possessed of one messuage and one carucate in Exbury and Lepe, which she conveyed in 1304 to Andrew de Grymstead (fn. 4)
    1. The Grymstead moiety was held by Andrew de Grymstead in 1316. (fn. 6) Andrew died in 1324, (fn. 7) and in 1336
      1. his son John settled it upon Eleanor his wife for life. (fn. 8) Eleanor survived her husband many years, holding her moiety of the manor as part of the inheritance of Reginald Perot, who, in default of male issue of the Grymstead line, had become heir to the property. (fn. 9) On the death of Eleanor, in 1363, a dispute arose. Ralph Perot was a minor, and as tenant-in-chief of the crown the custody of his lands was assumed by the king, who committed it to Robert de Beverley. (fn. 10) John de Bettesthorne, however, claimed that the reversion of this moiety of the manor had been sold to him before the death of John de Grymstead. (fn. 11) This had undoubtedly been the case, and John de Bettesthorne made good his claim. (fn. 12)
  2. Mabel, who apparently married Robert le Gras. (fn. 5)[7]


  1. BROWNING, John (c.1369-1416), of Melbury Sampford, Dorset and Leigh near Deerhurst, Glos.Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993, accessed 2014-05-06, amb
  2. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Volume 28. accessed 2014-05-07, amb
  3. Collectanea Topographica Et Genealogica, p. 339. Volume 6, accessed 2014-05-04, amb
  4. Wikipedia entry for Exbury, Hampshire, England, accessed 2014-05-05, amb
  5. The Battle Abbey Roll, Filiot/Foliot, accessed 2014-05-05, amb
  6. Will be removed once I make the connections, amb
  7. Parishes: Exbury, accessed 2014-05-06, amb
  • Parishes: Exbury, A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 3 (1908), pp. 290-291. Date accessed: 06 May 2014, amb

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On 31 Aug 2018 at 12:43 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Does anyone have a source for the parents? I think there might be a problem. Very different regions, but also that generation in that family had only heiresses.

Walter is 22 degrees from Jim Angelo, 21 degrees from Willis Carrier and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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