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Sir John Scot Lord of Calverley
(Abt 1310-Bef 1361)
Sir John Bigod Knight
(-Cir 1425)
Constance de Mauley
(-After 1450)
Sir Walter de Calverley Knight
(Abt 1340-1403)
Joanna Bigod
(-Bef 1423)
Walter Calverley
(Bef 1429-Between 1466)


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Elizabeth Markenfield

Walter Calverley

  • Born: Bef 1429, Yorkshire, England 160
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Markenfield on 1 Mar 1415 160,151
  • Died: Between 6 Apr 1466 and 5 Mar 1467, Yorkshire, England 151

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . . 160, 9A:35, Alias "Scot," fl. 1429, m. Elizabeth daughter of Sir Thomas Markenfield.
~The Calverley Pedigree is based on The Calverley Charters, Presented to the British Museum, by Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan, Baronet, Vol. I, Notes on the Pedigree, Introduction, pgs. Xxix to lxvi. ,151

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 151
Walter de Calverley, the Eldest son of Sir Walter, by his third wife, Joan Bigod, was born in 1402. His father died two years after his birth. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Markenfield of Markenfield when he was thirteen years old. The marriage agreement was dated 1 Mar 1415, and the assignment of a rent in Pudsey shows that the marriage had taken place before 16 Apr 1415.

Walter came of age in May of 1423. His first proceeding was to acquire a further small property in Pudsey, which took place in May 1423. The next month, the trustees of his mother's marriage settlement released and assigned to him all the family property in their possession, and again in 1424.

In 1431, Walter, called "Watkyn of Calverley," purchased the wardship and marriage of John son and heir of John Wentworth of Elmsall, from the assignees of the Crown. John Wentworth later was married to Walter de Calverley's daughter Anne. In 1434, there is an agreement for the marriage of Walter's daughter named Alice with Gilbert del Legh of Middleton. Walter was to pay £40 for this marriage. In 1442, Walter arranged with Sir John Tempest of Bracewell for a marriage between Walter's eldest son, William, and Sir John's daughter Agnes Tempest. In the same year, Walter provided for the marriage of his daughter Margaret to Thomas, eldest son of Thomas Clapham of Beamsley. In 1445, he arranges for the marriage of another daughter named Amice to Robert the eldest son of Nicholas Baildon of Baildon. In the same year, he arranges for yet another daughter, Beatrice, to Tristram, eldest son of Robert Bolling of Bolling. In addition to these daughters, there was an Elizabeth who was a nun at Esholt, living in 1488 and mentioned in the will of her brother William.

In 1456, Walter conveyed to trustees his Nottinghamshire property and also lands in Eccleshill, Manningham, Guiseley and Menston. Four days later the trustees settled this property on Thomas Calverley, Walter's second son, with the remainder to Robert, Walter's third son. Another set of trustees, at the request of Walter, grants a life estate in 1459 to Robert. This estate was in Woodhall.

Walter's will was dated 6 Apr 1466, and proved 5 Mar 1467, and is printed in Testamenta Eboracensia, vol. ii, p. 280. The executors of this will were William Calverley, Walter's eldest son, Lawrence Keighley and Thomas Clapham, likely his son-in-laws.
~The Calverley Charters, Presented to the British Museum, by Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan, Baronet, Vol. I, Notes on the Pedigree

Walter married Elizabeth Markenfield, daughter of Sir Thomas Markenfield and Unknown, on 1 Mar 1415 160.,151 (Elizabeth Markenfield died after 1442 in Yorkshire, England 151.)

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