WALKEDEN, William.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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? Dec. 1421

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In 1416 Walkeden, in association with John Stourton I*, was party to a transaction concerning the manor of ‘Thornton’ in Dorset. He is not known to have held any property in Melcombe, nor to have occupied a local office. It is, indeed, possible that he resided in Somerset; certainly, a William Walkeden attended the elections of the knights of the shire held at Ilchester in 1425 and 1426, having acted in 1424 as a feoffee of the property at Ilchester which John Abbot† junior inherited from Thomas Cole I* of Weymouth.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. His name (written over an erasure) appears on the schedule accompanying the parliamentary writ and indenture returned into Chancery, but that of Nicholas Moigne* is given on the indenture itself: C219/12/6.
  • 2. Dorset Feet of Fines, ii. 290; C219/13/3, 4; W. Buckler, Ilchester Almshouse Deeds, no. 115.