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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.