Eleanor MALET

Female Est 1566 -


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  • Name Eleanor MALET  [1
    Born Est 1566  Wooleigh, Beaford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Alternate Name Acland 
    Reference 7449 
    Person ID I7449  Southwest
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2010 

    Father Robert MALET,   b. Abt 1545, Wooleigh, Beaford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1577, Colaton Raleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth ROLLE,   b. Est 1538, Stevenston, Upton Pyne, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Est 1563 
    Family ID F1842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Arthur ACLAND,   b. Est 1566 
    Married Est 1591  [1
    Children 
     1. John ACLAND,   b. Est 1592
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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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.