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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Eudo de Welles: Birth: WFT Est 1348-1403. Death: BEF 26 AUG 1421


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Eudo de Welles: Birth: WFT Est 1348-1403. Death: BEF 26 AUG 1421

  2. Eleanor De Welles: Birth: WFT Est 1364-1404. Death: Deceased

  3. Anne de Welles


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Anne Wells: Birth: ABT 1362. Death: ABT 1396


Sources
1. Title:   g419.ftw
2. Title:   cshakin.ged
3. Title:   roberts.GED
4. Title:   ralphroberts.ged
5. Title:   lindley7.ged

Notes
a. Note:   [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [cshakin.ged] Data Source: Gedcom G419 Submitted to Broderbund by: Robert W. McGahuey 203 Willowbrook Court Winchester, VA 22602 (540) 723-8974John de Welles, 5th baron, was summoned to parliament from 20 January, 1376, to 26 February, 1421. This nobleman served in the expedition made into Flanders in the retinue of John, Duke of Lancaster, in the 27th Edward III [1354], and in the 1st Richard II [1377] was in the wars of France. The next year he was in the garrison of Berwick, under Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, its governor. His lordship subsequently obtained license to travel beyond sea, and returning in the 8th Richard II [1385], had leave to go abroad again for the vindication of his honour, having received some affront from a knight in France. He seems to have come home solely to procure letters testimonial vouching for his credit and reputation. After this we find him in the Scottish wars, and in the 19th of the same reign, he was ambassador to Scotland, where, during his sojourn, being at a banquet where deeds of arms becoming the subject of conversation, his lordship 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." This challenge was immediately accepted by David, Earl of Crawford, and London Bridge appointed as the place of combat. The battle was fought on St. George's Day, and the Scottish earl was declared victor. Indeed, he displayed such an extraordinary degree of prowess, that notwithstanding the spear was broken upon his helmet and visage, he remained so immovably fixed in his saddle that the spectators cried out that in defiance of the laws of arms, he was bound thereto. Whereupon he dismounted and got up again and ran a second course, but in the third, Lord Welles was unhorsed and flung to the ground, on which Crawford dismounting, embraced him that the people might understand that he had no animosity, and the earl subsequently visited his lordship with great courtesy until his recovery. Of this Lord Welles nothing further in known than the period of his decease, anno 1421; although for eight years afterwards summonses appear to have been regularly issued to his lordship. But there are other instances upon record of summonses having been directed to barons after their deaths, probably from ignorance that the decease occurred. Lord Welles m. Margaret, or Eleanor, dau. of John, Lord Mowbray, and had two daus., Margaret, and Anne. He was s. by (the son of his deceased eldest son, Eudo, by his wife, Maude, dau. of Ralph, Lord Greystock) his grandson, Sir Leo, or Lionel de Welles. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 572, Welles, Barons Welles]


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