Robert MALET

Male Abt 1545 - 1577  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name Robert MALET  [1
    Born Abt 1545  Wooleigh, Beaford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • 25 years old at the time of his father's death.
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Name Mallete  [3
    • As recorded in the IGI.
    Will 31 Mar 1577  Wooleigh, Beaford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • MALLATT*, Robert of Ulleigh ** Esqre;

      Date of Will, 31 March, 19 Q. Eliz: (1577)

      Proved 3 July 1577 by procurator of Elizabeth Mallett.


      To poor of Beaford, of Great Torrington, & of South Molton.

      To my godson Samuel Rolle.

      To my goddaughter Cassandra Laune

      To my sister Zenobia Sentabin.

      To my cousins Margaret & Hugh Ackland.

      To my friend Thomas Molford.

      To my wife Elisabeth my lands &c. in South Molton purchased of William Peryam Esqre., & my lands etc. called Blynsham in Beaford for life.

      John M. Esqre., my father decd.

      Whereas there is an agreement between Lewis Stickley of Affeton Bsqre. & me to convey to me & my heirs the Manor of Ashreigney & the Patronage of the par: ch: in performance whereof the sd. Lewis S. has received of me £100 & is to receive £230 more on a day appointed, I give the same to my wife, remre. to my right heirs.

      To Anthony Pollard of Horwood Esqre., Hugh Acland Esqre.,
      & Thomas Molford Gent. Certain lands in South Molton to the use of Christian M. & Eleanor M.

      Residue to my son John M., whom I make my exor., but if I die before he is 21, or if he die under 21, my wife to be my exx,

      Overseers, the sd, Anthony Pollard, Hugh Acland & Thomas Molford.

      No_ witnesses,


      [P.C.C. 28 Daughtry]
      O.M. Coll. 8/36


      * usually spelt as MALLETT
      ** now called Woolleigh Barton
    Died 13 Apr 1577  Colaton Raleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Probate 18 Oct 1577  Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Robert's son John was supposed to marry Mary Peryam from Crediton, though he was only 8 years old at the time.

      The inquest details all of Robert's propert and who was to get what and when.

      Transcript:

      MALLET, Robert, esq.

      19 Eliz. [1577]
      Chancery Inq p.m. Ser. II. Vol. 176 (17).
      [Defective: used also W. & L. Inq.p. m. Vol. 18 (165).]

      Abstract.

      l.m. only. [Commission wanting].

      Devon. Delivered into court.....by John Bydgood.

      Inquisition taken at Exeter Castle 18 Oct. 19 Eliz. [1577] before Thomas Mouncke, esq., & John Eveleigh, esq., by virtue of a commission directed to them and to George Toll, esq., & Richard Gylberte, esq., after the death of Robert Mallet of Wolley, esq., by the oath of William Courteney, esq.,

      .... Thomas Seyntclere, John Carter, John Saunder, William Watson otherwise Gale, gentlemen, Philip Turner, John Towill, Ralph Nore, William Badge, John Skibboe, David Anthony, William Hawkes, William Row [th?],...., and Michael Whiterowe: Who say that Robert Mallet was seised of the manor of Ivedon, with lands in Clief, Honyton & Aulescombe; worth by the year, clear, £4.1s.8d.*:- a messuage, &c., in Blacktorrington:- a close in Chippinge Torrington, held of Philip Basset of the manor of Great Torrington:- and a capital messuage called St. Nicholas and 6 acres in Exeter, held of the Queen in chief, by 1/20 of a knight's fee; worth, &c., 33s. 4d.

      By charter dated 13 May 13 Eliz. [1571] ** he granted the premises to Malachi Mallet his brother & the heirs male of his body, with reversion to the said Robert Mallet. Malachi is yet living at Wolley.

      Robert Mallet was also seised of another messuage and 100 acres in Blacktorrington: and 2 messuages and 60 acres in Northcot in the parish of Stucombe, held of John Stowell, knt., worth, &c., 20s.

      By charter dated 6 July 14 Eliz. [1572] he granted the same to Thomas Mouncke, John Daveles, Anthony Mouncke & Thomas Browne, esquires to the use of Michael Mallet his brother & the heirs male of his body, with reversion to the said Robert Mallet. Michael is yet living at Wolley.

      Robert Malet was also seised of the manors of Hatche, held of Philip Bassett:- Nymet St. George, held of the same; worth, &c., £4.16s.:- Romansley; worth, &c., £4.6s. 4d.: - Leighe otherwise Loverleighe; worth, &c., £6.0s.8d.:Forhuishe:- Essebolen; worth, &c., £10.13s.7d.:- Essebeare; worth, &c., £5.4s.6d.:- Hunshew:- Fulforde held of the bishop of Exeter by fealty only:- and Credye, held by fealty only; worth, &c., £2.3s. 4d.:- the advowsons of Nymet St. George
      & Romansley:- 4 messuages, &c., in Wolley & Beaford; worth, &c., £16.:- a messuage, &c., in Awlescote, held of Philip Basset: 20 messuages, a ferling-mill, &c., in Southmolton:- a messuage &c. , in Estforde:- 4 messuages, &c. , in Omer:- 1 messuage &c., in Doddacott, held of Philip Bassett:- and 1 messuage, &c. , in Knoweston.

      A fine was levied, Easter 14 Eliz. [1572] between William Periam, esq., and Anthony Copleston, gent., plaintiffs, and the said Robert Mallet, deforciant, of these premises. Robert acknowledged the same to be the right of William, as that which plaintiffs had of the gift of deforciant to them & the heirs of William for ever. This fine was levied to the following uses. Nymet St. George, Leigh, Essebeare & Romansley (except the advowsons) to the use of Robert Mallet
      & Elizabeth his wife, for their lives; then to the use of John Mallet, son of said Robert, & his heirs male, with contingent remainder to the right heirs of Robert. Essebolenne to the use of Robert, for life, & afterwards to William Periam & Antony Copleston, to pay the debts of said Robert, and then for the marriage of Christian, daughter of said Robert; if she die unmarried, then to John, son of Robert & his heirs. Hatche, Gorhuishe, & all other premises to the use of Robert Mallet for life, then to the use of John his son and of Mary Peryam daughter of the said William Peryam, whom John was to
      marry, and their heirs, with contingent remainder to the heirs of Robert Mallet; as contained in indenture of 13 April 14 Eliz. [1572].

      Elizabeth Mallet is yet living; and Mary Peryam is yet living at Crediton.

      Robert Mallet died at Colleyton Rawley, 24 April last past [1577].

      John, son & heir, then aged 8 years, 4 months and 5
      days.


      * For details here omitted see Ch. Incl.p.m. Ser. II. Vol. 156 (34).
      John Mallett.

      ** sic: query 14 Eliz.?
    Reference 7445 
    Notes 
    • Arthur Malet, in "Notices of an English Branch of the Malet Family", states that this Robert was the son of John Mallet of Ulleigh, and that he inherited that estate, yet there is no mention of him in John's will. [6]
    Person ID I7445  Southwest
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2010 

    Father John MALET,   b. Est 1512, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1570, Wooleigh, Beaford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Margaret MONKE,   b. Est 1512, Powdridge, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Est 1537 
    Family ID F1840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth ROLLE,   b. Est 1538, Stevenston, Upton Pyne, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Est 1563  [1
    Children 
    +1. Eleanor MALET,   b. Est 1566, Wooleigh, Beaford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Christian MALLETE,   c. 02 Jul 1567, St Giles in the Wood, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John MALET,   b. Abt 13 Jun 1569, Wooleigh, Beaford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1589  (Age ~ 20 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1545 - Wooleigh, Beaford, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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    Wooleigh Barton
    Wooleigh Barton (28)
    Wooleigh (or 'Ullegh' as it was known in old documents) near Beaford, was the former home of the Wooleigh Mallets who were close cousins of the Mallets of Ash. Both branches were descended from the Mallets of Enmore.

    Wooleigh was originally known as Wolves' Wood, written "uullegh" in early Saxon times. The early Saxons had no letter w, but of course that's what their double u eventually became. This double u construction (which was originally pronounced "oo-ugh", naturally mutating to "wugh" if said rapidly) was often dropped in later spellings (i.e.Ullegh), probably because later peoples had forgotten the etymology.

    The family held the barton until the early 17th century until it passed to the Acland family through John Mallet's grand-daughter Eleanor when she married Arthur Acland. Her cousins became the second St Audries branch of Somerset, with landholdings in east Devon (Honiton area), Dorset (Poyntington) and Wiltshire (Newton Toney).

    The farmhouse as we see it today retains most of its features from the days of Mallet ownership (16th century) and is Grade II* listed.

    [With special thanks to Mr. Pengelly]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1780] Family History, Malet, Arthur Malet, (Harrison & Sons, St. Martin's Lane, London, England, MDCCCLXXXV (1885)), M8W994S136., pp 56.

    2. [S1841] Inquest Post Mortem, John Malet, Compiler: Moger, Miss Olive, (Original Date, Oct. 9, 1571).

    3. [S1828] IGI, St Giles in the Wood, Devon, England, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Oct. 15, 2002), C051691.

    4. [S1827] Wills, Canterbury, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Original Date, July 3, 1577), Prob 11/59.

    5. [S1840] Inquest Post Mortem, Robert Malet, Compiler: Moger, Miss Olive, (Original Date, Oct. 18, 1577).

    6. [S1823] Probate, John Mallet (1570), Compiler: Moger, Miss Olive, (Original Date, Oct. 23, 1570), Moger Collection.