- Excerpt from "Notices of an English Branch of the Malet Family", by Arthur Malet, published 188 p 29-30, Appendices F1, F2, F3:
WILLIAM MALET OF ENMORE
William Malet, the son of William Malet and his wife Sara de Sully, succeeded his father probably about A.D. 1252. His wife's name was Maria, but her surname is unknown. The deed, a portion of which is transcribed (below)* is presumably the first in which his name is mentioned. In the year 1253 he sat as one of the arbitrators in a dispute between the Prior of Bruton and William de la Cumba concerning a right of way.** There is another deed of the year 1264,*** by which William Malet makes over to the Abbot of Glastonbury certain lands. There are other deeds of this period, not of sufficient interest to warrant transcription, and some by which we learn that, besides Baldwin his son and heir, he had another son, named Raymund, to whom, and to his wife Melicent, his mother Maria gave property in Heathcombe, and Anastasia the daughter of William le Bret gave lands in Stawel and Cadecote; Robert Thurlebeare also gave him land in Cadecote. There is also an entry in Sir Wm. Pole's MSS., "Raymundus Malet Isoldis Uxor," dated 52 henry III, A.D. 1268; so that I conclude he married twice. I find also Raymund's name as a witness in a deed of the 16 Edward I, A.D. 1288, and Baldwin Malet gives land in Bradwyke to Raymund Malet and Joane his wife I Edward II A.d. 1307; whether this is the same Raymund and a third wife, or another person, there is nothing extant to determine.
* Sir A.M.'s MSS., Vol. I, Sup. II, p.5.
Omnibus, etc. Ego Sara Malet in viduitate mea concessi, etc. Will'o. Malet filio meo pro homagio et servito suo 20s. Redd: in Baghay. Teste, Dno. Joh'o. de Aur, Dno.Henrico de Stawel, Rob'to, Bret, et aliis.
** Sir A.M.'s MSS., Vol. I, p.7.
Ex registro MS. Prioratus de Bruton in Agro Somerset, p. 29, in nostris excerptis existro registro. Copy of Sir Wm. Pole's MS.
Anno Domini 1252 [37 H. III] facta est haec convenito inter Priorem et conventum Brawton ex una parte et Will'm de la Cumba ex altera, vix., quod dicti Prior et conventus pro se et successoribus suis concesserant dicto Will'o et haered: suis quod possint sine impedimento ire et redire cum blado suo et foeno et Averiis suis per viam quae jacet per terram et pasturam suam de Sure vergue la Swelle, etc. Test: Dno. Mattheo de Clyvedon, Dno. Joh'o de Reigny, Militibus; W. de Careville, W. Huscarle, Rogero Lupel, Thoma de Bonham, Hen'r de Campoflorido, Thoma de Wyke, et aliis. Facta fuit haec conventio et quieta clamatio coram venerabilibus viris Dno. Henrico de Bratton, tunc Justiciario Dni. Regi, et Dno. Reginaldo de Moyun, et Dno. Will'o de Moyun, et Dno. Will'o Malet, et Dno.Will'o Trivit, et Dno Martino de Leke, Militibus; et W. de la Lade, et Ricardo Londres, et multis aliis. Apud Taunton, anno supra dicto.
Ex regis Bruton, p. 27, Adam de Grenville et Thomas Trivet Justitiarii itinerantes apud Bristoll, anno 43 R. Hen. III. [1259.]
*** Sir A. M.'s MSS., Vol.I, p. 16.
Anno Regni R. Henrici filii Johannis 48 [A.D.1264] convenit inter Dum. Robertum Abbatem et Con'v Glaston: ex parte una, et Will'm Malet de Pulton ex altera, viz., quod praed: Willielmus concessit, etc., praefato Abbatia totum, tenementum cum terris pratis et omnibus aliis pertinend: suis, etc., quae idem Willielmus tenuit de dote Feliciae quondam uxoris Ricardi de Capella sine aliquo retinemento sui, etc. Tes't Martino de Legh, Milite, Michaele le Goniz, Reginaldo de Ivethera, Galfrido Poleyn. Ex Registro MS. Abbatiae Glaston: in archivis Dni. Vicecom: Weymouth, p. 298.
- Excerpt from "Notices of an English Branch of the Malet Family", by Arthur Malet, published 1885 p 30-31, Appendices G1, G2, G3, G4, G5:
BALDWIN MALET OF ENMORE AND DEANDON.
Baldwin Malet, son of William and Maria, inherited Enmore from his father. I find no mention of the date of his succession, the first deed bearing his name being in the 45 Henry III, A.D. 1261, * which, as it is dated, I place first in the Appendix. The next deed,** without date, was evidently drawn up after the marriage of Roger de Claville and Baldwin Malet respectively with Johanna and Mabel, the daughters and co-heiresses of Hamelyn de Deandon; it provides for an exchange of land, Roger de Claville taking Deandon in Devonshire, and Baldwin Malet Lidyard in Somerset. Collinson, in his History of Somerset, vol. iii, p. 496, states that "St. Audries [West Quantokshead] was held in the time of King John by William de Punchardon, of the castle of Dunster. At his death this William left several daughters, heiresses to his possessions, of whom Aubrea was married to Hamelyn de Deandon of Deandon in Devon, by whom she had a son named Thomas, who died without issue, and two daughters, Mabel, wife of Sir Baldwin Malet of Enmore, and Joan, wife of Roger de Claville; in the partition of the estates this part became the property of Malet."
Roger de Claville and his wife Joan died without issue, and their manor of Deandon became the property of Baldwin and Mabel;*** the deed showing this is not dated.
There are extant two deeds of Mabel Malet's, from which we find that she survived her husband: one undated, yet marked by Sir W. Pole of the time of Edward I;+ the other bearing date 14 Edward I, A.D. 1286.++
We learn from Sir W. Pole (Sir A.M.'s MSS, vol i, sup. 2,pp.1 and 2) that the coat of arms, Azure three escallops Or, was properly the coat of the Deandons of Devonshire, which was assumed by the Malets of Enmore on the marriage of Baldwin with the heiress of Deandon, and from that time has been constantly used by all the Malets.
By his wife Mabilia, Baldwin had issue John his heir. I find at this time also a Robert Malet, who, from the arms he used, and the time at which he lived, appears to have been a son of Baldwin. As he was a man of much distinction I must not omit him; but as a younger son, who does not enter into the line of descent, I have included him in this chapter instead of separating him in the mode I have adopted for the elder sons, and all those who come in the direct line.
* Sir A. M.'s MSS., Vol.I, Sup.II, p. 17.
Convenio facta a: Henrici filii Regis Johannis 45 [A.D. 1261] inter Dominum Baldwinum Malet Militem, ex una parte, et Guidonem de Canton ex altera, de communi pastura in Enemere coram Thoma Trivet et sociis suis Justiciariis D'ni Regis Henrici filii Johannis, anno regni sui 45. Tes't Waltero de Sully, Simone Meriet, Militibus, Will'o de Beare, Richardo filio Bernardi, Rogero de Gothhurst, Rob'to de Blackmore, Rob'to Bercy de Ham, Will'o Russel, Joh'o de Heighton, Joh'o Everard, unde idem Baldwinus arriavit Jura't, 24 milites, coram Roberto de Walerond ad hoc praeceptum Regis.
** Sir A. M.'s MSS., Vol.I, Sup.II, p. 5.
Haec est conventio facta inter Rogerum de Claville et Johannum uxorem ex parte una, et Baldwinum Malet et Mabilia uxorem ex altera, de terris quae fuere Hamelini Deandon patris praedictarum Johannae et Mabiliae, viz., Rogerus et Johanna concesserunt praedictis Baldwino et Mabiliae partem suam de Lidyard super ratione part: haereditat: dicti Hamelini et praedicti Baldwinus et Mabilia concessere Rogero et Johannae terram de Deandon. Test: Dno. Reginaldo de Mohun, Dno Stephano Bauzun, Dno. Waltero Giffard, Dno Henrico de Sully, Dno Will'o de Widworthy, Dno Rogero de Reigny, Dno Johanne Arundel.
*** Sir A.M.'s MSS., Vol. I, Sup.I, p. 15.
Nov., etc. Quod cum Baldwinus Malet et Mabilia uxor nuper implacitassent Dom'm Rogerum Claville per Breve Mortanteces- soris de manerios de Deandon in cum: Devon, praed: Rogerus recognovit manerium preadictum esse jus praed'm Mabiliae quae ei descendebat per mortem Johannae de Claville sorosis dictae Mabiliae. Test: Dno Hen'r de Chambernon, Joh'n Preverel, Militibus Hugone Everard, Reymundo Malet, Gilberto de Wellington. Sans date, Henry III.
+ Sir A.M.'s MSS., Vol. I, Sup.I, p. 15.
Ego Mabilia quondam uxor Baldwini Malet, Militis, in pura viduitate concessi manerium meum de Bracton in com. Devon. Thomae de Tynworth. Sans date, Edward I.
++ Mabilia Malet et Tho's de Pyn tenuer: de Joh'n de Mohun defuncto sine medio dimid: feod: mil: in Lydiard Punchardon. 14 Edward I. [A.D. 1286.]