Walter de Calverley
(Abt 1295-After 1318)
Sir John Scot Lord of Calverley
(Abt 1310-Bef 1361)
Sir Walter de Calverley Knight
(Abt 1340-1403)


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Joanna Bigod

Sir Walter de Calverley Knight

  • Born: Abt 1340, Yorkshire, England 151
  • Marriage: Joanna Bigod
  • Died: 1403, Yorkshire, England about age 63 151

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . . , 156:36 says he was also known by the alias, "Scot". 160
~This 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
Sir Walter de Calverley
, the second son of Sir John, was of age in May 1361 and born around 1340. He is first mentioned in the settlement of 1349. In 1357, he married Margery, daughter of John de Dyneley. In s deed dated 1363 he calls himself "Walter Scott of Calvirlay." In 1384, William de Caldbeck conveys to "Walter Scot of Calverley," the manors of Calverley and Vurley and other Yorkshire property to hold. Walter was knighted and became Sir Walter by 1387.

In 1388, there is a bill or contract which refers to a "Dame Joan de Calverley." From this document we know that Sir Walter's first wife must haved died and he remarried a woman named Joan who is likely the duaghter of Sir John Normanville. She is often given in the older pedigrees as Sir Walter's first wive, but she is revealed to actually be his second. In 1397, Joan's father gave Joan, daughter of Sir Walter and wife of John Paslew, land. This Joan is most likely the daughter of Sir Walter's first wife Margery. Joan, in 1398, as the widown of John son of Robert Paslew of Newton appealed to Sir Roger de Ledes, William his son, and other, for the murder of her husband. Her pledges were Sir Walter de Calverley and Robert Paslew, her father and father-in-law.

In the autumn of 1401, there are a series of conveyances and settlements in connection with Sir Walter's third marriage. This third wife is also know as Joan, but this Joan was a daughter of Sir John Bigod of Settrington. Sir Walter assigns all his property to the trustees, one of whom seems to have been the bride's father. Seisin was given late in Sep or early Oct. The marriage took place sometime shortly afterwards, and on Wednesday after Martinmas. Sir Walter died in 1403 and his will was proved on 18 Dec 1404.
~The Calverley Charters, Presented to the British Museum, by Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan, Baronet, Vol. I, Notes on the Pedigree

Walter married Joanna Bigod, daughter of Sir John Bigod Knight and Constance de Mauley. (Joanna Bigod died before 1423 in Yorkshire, England 151.)

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