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Walter Tailboys (abt. 1391 - 1444)

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Walter "6th Baron Kyme" Tailboys
Born about in Golthawe, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married after [location unknown]
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Died in Newton-Kyme, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Walter Tailboys was a member of aristocracy in England.

He was born in 1391 at Golthawe, Lincolnshire, England; Age 26 in 1417.[1][2][3]

Marriage and Issue

Secondly Edmond's wife Alice Stafford (step-daughter of Elizabeth Mautravers) married Walter Tailboys, of Newton-Kyme, Yorkshire, by whom she had a daughter
  1. Alianore married to Thomas Strangeways of Melbury, Dorset, ancestor to the Earls of Ilchester.[4]


Walter Tailboys, Esq., Lord Kyme, Sheriff & Justice of the Peace for Lincolnshire died on 13 April 1444 at of Newton Kyme, Yorkshire, England.[5][1][6][2]


6th Lord Kyme.
Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1423.


27 January 1436/37 he inherited Harbottle, Otterburn, Kyme and others.

Tailboys Manor

"William Tailboys, of a prominent Northumberland family (fn. 63) had acquired it by 1315. (fn. 64) He was still lord in 1347, (fn. 65) but, before his death in 1364, (fn. 66) and probably by 1354, it had passed to another Northumberland man, Sir William Heron (fn. 67) of Ford. (fn. 68) When Heron died in 1379 Tailboys manor, with another 210 a. at Croydon held of other fees, and appendages in three neighbouring parishes, descended, unlike his north country lands, to his eldest son Sir Roger Heron. (fn. 69) From 1389 to 1395 William Tailboys's grandson and heir Walter (d. 1411) sued Sir Roger and his wife Margaret to regain the manor. (fn. 70) Walter possibly recovered some rights, for his son Walter (d. 1444) was named as lord of Croydon in 1428, (fn. 71) and that Walter's son, the turbulent William Tailboys (executed 1464), was thought to have land there at his forfeiture in 1461. (fn. 72)"[7]


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. IV p. 685
  1. 1.0 1.1 Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 162.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 110.
  3. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VII, p. 358.
  4. The Strife of the Roses and Days of the Tudors in the West, Ch. 6. by W.H. Hamilton Rogers, F.S.A., amb
  5. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 143.
  6. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 682.
  7. A P Baggs, S M Keeling and C A F Meekings, 'Parishes: Croydon cum Clopton,' in A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 8, ed. A P M Wright (London: Victoria County History, 1982), 30-42, accessed March 1, 2016, [1]

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