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Parentage of Nicholas Wodhull, Esq., died 1410
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Douglas Richardson
2020-08-18 17:29:40 UTC
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Dear Newsgroup ~

Questions have been raised from time to time over the years regarding the parentage and extended ancestry of Nicholas Wodhull, Esq., died 1410, which individual was the heir of the ancient barony of Odell, Bedfordshire.

In the case of Nicholas Wodhull, you have two basic options:

Option 1. That Nicholas Wodhull was a younger son of Sir John de Wodhull [died 1336], of Odell, Bedfordshire, by his wife, Isabel.

Option 2. That Nicholas Wodhull was a grandson of Sir John de Wodhull [died 1336].

Option 1 has the support of two contemporary inquisitions, one visitation, and a contemporary record which proves John de Wodhull [died 1336] had a son, Nicholas. That's rather convincing evidence.

Option 2 has the support of one late date Chancery Proceeding. That's all. Option 2 has a serious flaw in that it sets Nicholas Wodhull as the son of a certain Thomas Wodhull. There is no evidence that Thomas Wodhull ever existed.

Extensive research in contemporary medieval records proves that the heir to the Odell barony is identical with a certain Nicholas Wodhull who was a prominent merchant in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Nicholas the merchant served as Sheriff of Wiltshire, 1381–2, and Keeper of Old Salisbury Castle, 1381. The records of Nicholas Wodhull's life are seamless and consistent (numerous debts through his long life). There is no hint that there were two Nicholas Wodhulls, just one individual.

Conclusive evidence that Nicholas Wodhull the merchant is the same person as Nicholas Wodhull the heir is found in two helpful records copied below found on the Discovery online catalog. We see here that Nicholas Wodhull the merchant is identified as being the owner of the manor of Durnford, Wiltshire. This manor was part of the Wodhull family estates known to have been inherited by Nicholas Wodhull the heir.

Record #1:
Reference: C 131/37/2
Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford {Derneford}, in Wilts., and Thomas... Ordering and viewing options This record has not been digitised and cannot be downloaded. You can order records in advance to be ready for you when you visit Kew. You will need a reader's ticket to do this. Or, you can request a quotation for a copy to be sent to you. Order in advance Request a copy Reference: C 241/177/27 Description: Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford {Derneford}, in Wilts., and Thomas Lamer, citizen and merchant of London. Creditor: William More, citizen and vintner [merchant] of London. Amount: £104. Before whom: Nicholas Exton, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. When taken: 09/07/1388 First term: 24/12/1388 Last term: 24/12/1388 Writ to: Sheriff of Hants, Wilts, Northants Sent by: Nicholas Exton, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. Endorsement: Suth't', Wiltes', Norh't'. Coram domino Rege in Cancellaria sua in xv michaelis. Date: 1389 May 19. END OF QUOTE.

Record #2:
Reference: C 131/206/54
Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford in Wilts. [Amesbury Hundred], and Thomas... Ordering and viewing options This record has not been digitised and cannot be downloaded. You can order records in advance to be ready for you when you visit Kew. You will need a reader's ticket to do this. Or, you can request a quotation for a copy to be sent to you. Order in advance Request a copy Reference: C 131/206/54 Description: Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford in Wilts. [Amesbury Hundred], and Thomas Lamer, citizen and merchant of London. Creditor: William More, citizen and mercer of London. Amount: £104 Before whom: Nicholas Exton, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. When taken: 09/07/1388 First term: 24/12/1388 Last term: 24/12/1388 Writ to: Sheriff of Wilts Sent by: Chancery Endorsement: "I, Richard Mawardyn, Sheriff" delivered to William More on 1 March 1390 the manor of Little Durnford next to Great Durnford with a water-mill, and the manor of Little Durnford next to Woodford. Nicholas Woodhill is arrested and is kept in safe custody. Thomas Lamer was not found in the bailiwick. Note: Inquisition and return: Date given for return to Chancery: 17.4.1390. The Sheriff replied to an earlier writ that Nicholas and Thomas were not found in the bailiwick, but Nicholas had the manor of Little Durnford next to Great Durnford with a water-mill, and the manor of Little Durnford next to Woodford, which are worth £22 a year. He has no goods or chattels. Thomas has no lands or chattels in the county. He sent the writ to William Upton, bailiff of the liberty of William, Earl of Salisbury, of the hundred of Amesbury, who made no reply. Date: 1390 Feb 18 Held by: The National Archives, Kew. END OF QUOTE.

In summary, contemporary evidence proves that Nicholas Wodhull the heir is identical to Nicholas Wodhull, a prominent merchant of Salisbury, Wiltshire. Due to chronological considerations, it may be concluded that Nicholas Wodhull, Esq., merchant and heir, was a younger son of Sir John Wodhulll [died 1336] as stated in three contemporary records and a visitation record. So Option 1 stated above is the correct solution regarding Nicholas Wodhull's parentage.

For interest's sake, the following is a list of the 17th Century New World immigrants that descend from Nicholas Wodehull, Esq., died 1410, and his wife, Margaret Foxcote:

George, Giles & Robert Brent, Stephen Bull, George Elkington, Grace Chetwood (wife of Peter Bulkeley)

Do you descend from Nicholas Wodehull, Esq.? If so, I'd appreciate seeing your line of descent posted here on the newsgroup.

Douglas Richardson, Historian and Genealogist

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7. NICHOLAS DE WODHULL (or WODHULLE, WODEHULL, WODEHYLL, WODHILL), Esq., merchant, of Odell and Langford, Bedfordshire, Pattishall, Northamptonshire, Great Durnford, Little Durnford, New Salisbury, and Tyderleigh, Wiltshire, etc., Sheriff of Wiltshire, 1381–2, Keeper of Old Salisbury Castle, 1381, 2nd son. In 1349 he served as the executor of the will of his brother, Sir John de Wodhull, who died the previous year. In 1364 Nicolas Wodhull, merchant of Salisbury, and others brought bills of complaint before Henry le Scrope, Governor of Calais, and his colleagues, with a roll of grievances of the ancient burgesses of Calais against the Mayor and Aldermen. He married before 1366–7 (date of grant) MARGARET FOXCOTE, daughter and heiress of John Foxcote, of Andover, HampshireWiltshire, by his wife, Christian. They had two sons, Thomas, Knt., and Richard (of Little Durnford, Wiltshire), and two daughters, Edith (wife of John_____ Knesworth/Kneseworth) and Margaret (wife of Simon Browne). In 1369 Richard Godefrey was pardoned his outlawry in Wiltshire for non-appearance before the justices to answer Nicholas Wodehull, Citizen and merchant of Salisbury, touching a debt of 105s. In 1370 Thomas Deghere, of Shirborn, was pardoned his outlawry in Wiltshire for non-appearance before the justices to answer Nicholas Wodehull, citizen and merchant of Salisbury, touching a debt of £8 13s. 8d. In 1372 he and two others were ordered to take carpenters to work on a barge to be made in Salisbury, Wiltshire to resist the malice of the king’s enemies of France. The same year he and Alexander Clerc were granted permission to load 200 sacks of wool in the port of Southampton and take them to foreign parts. In 1373 he was granted similar permission to load 20 sacks of wool in the same port. In 1375 Nicholas Wodhull, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued Thomas Bakere, of Frome, Somerset, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a reasonable account of the time he was his receiver of money. In 1375 William Tenturer the elder, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued him and Walter Riborgh in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £20. The same year Richard Lyouns, Citizen of London, sued Nicholas Wodhull, merchant of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £100. The same year Stephen Haym, merchant of Winchester, sued John de Butlegh and Nicholas Wodhulle, merchants of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £40. He was heir in 1376 to Elizabeth and Eleanor de Wodhull, minor daughters of his nephewfirst cousin, John de Wodhull, Knt. In 1376 Nicholas Monk, parson of the church of Everleigh, Wiltshire, sued Nicholas Wodhull, Citizen and merchant of the city of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £46. The same year Ismaine widow of William Teynturer the elder and others, executors of the will of William Teynturer the elder, late Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued him and Walter Ryborgh in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £20. The same year he sued John Deyere, of Warham, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £7 and Peter Deyere, of Bridport, regarding a debt of 100s. The same year Gerard de Braybrooke, Knt., and Isabel his wife remised and quitclaimed to him all their right in the manors of TytherleyTyderle, Great Durnford, and Little Durnford, Wiltshire for £100. The same year the said Gerard and Isabel settled the manors of Odell and Langford, Bedfordshire on themselves for life and the manor of Pattishall, Northamptonshire on Isabel for life, with reversion to Nicholas de Wodhull and his heirs. In 1377 and 1378 John de Butesthorn sued Nicholas de Wodhulle in the Court of Common Pleas in a Hampshire plea regarding a debt of £346 13s. 4d. In 1378 John Wyle and Agnes his wife, daughter and heiress of John son of Roger de Calyston [Calston], sued Laurence de Saint Martin, Knt., and Nicholas Wodhull in the Court of Common Pleas regarding Thomas whom Laurence and Nicholas supposed to be the son and heir Laurence son of the said Roger, whereas John stated he is a bastard; lawsuit also involved the manor of Littlecote by Ramsbury, Wiltshire, together with £7 rent in Little Durnford and Ebbesbourne Wake, Hampshire. In 1379 Nicholas Wodhull, Robert Beverle, and John de Cantelowe, of Wiltshire, owed John Baunbury, of Gloucester, a debt of £80, to be levied, in default of payment, of his [sic] lands and chattels in Wiltshire. In 1380–81 Beatrix Everard arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Nicholas Wodhull in a Wiltshire matter. In 1381 Nicholas de Wodehull was granted the county of Wilts and Old Salisbury Castle, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. In 1381 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant, of Wiltshire, owed Thomas de Erlestoke, clerk, and John Chandler the elder, merchants, of Wiltshire, a debt of £80 for diverse merchandise, which debt was still unpaid in 1399. In 1381, 1383, and 1384 Gervase Worthy sued him in the Court of Common Pleas in a Wiltshire plea regarding a debt of £10. In 1381 Nicholas Wodhull sued William Donkerton, of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding the detention of two bonds. The same year Ellis de Thorp and Edmund de Hundon sued Nicholas Wodhull in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £20. In the period, 1381–3, William Canynges, of Bristol, sued Nicholas Wodhull, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of King’s Bench regarding a debt of £17. In 1382 he witnessed a quitclaim of Nicholas Brynkeworth, cousin and heir of Thomas Waryn, of Overton, Hampshire, to Richard Horn of the manor of Hinton Admiral, Hampshire. The same year Mark le Fayre, merchant of Winchester, and John atte Hethe, merchant of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued him in the Court of Common Pleas in a Hampshire plea regarding a debt of £40. In 1383 Master Arnold Brocas, clerk of the king’s works was ordered to receive the moneys arising from the sale of all the goods and chattels of Nicholas Wodehulle, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshure, and Philip Soydoun, of Weymouth, ... to spend them upon repair of Old Salisbury Castle .. as the good were forfeited to the king for that the owners were outlawed at the suit of William Canynges, of Bristol, in a plea of debt. The same year the Abbess of Romsey sued Nicholas Wodhulle in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of 100s. In 1383 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Wiltshire, owed Roger Syward, merchant of Dorset, a debt of £189 2s. for merchandise, which debt was still unpaid in 1390. In 1384 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant, of Wiltshire, owed John Hanney, clerk, merchant, of Wiltshire a debt of £100 for divers merchandise, which debt was still unpaid in 1390. The same year Nicholas Brembre, Knt., of London, sued Nicholas Wodehull, lord of Wodehull [Odell], Bedfordshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £99. In 1385 Nicholas Woodhill, of Wiltshire, owed John Lovell, Knt., a debt of £120. In 1385 Nicholas and Margaret his wife granted his brother, Edmund Wodhull, andJoan his wife an annuity of £10 out of the manors of Great Durnford, Little Durnford, and Tytherley, Wiltshire. In 1387 Nicholas Wodehull, of Wiltshire, and Thomas Lincoln, of London, served as sureties for Thomas Lamer, John Redheved, and John Duddell of the keeping of the king’s petty custom in the port of Melcombe, Dorset. The same year John Bottesham, Citizen and Goldsmith of London, sued Nicholas Wodhull, of co. Wilts, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £48. In 1388 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford, Wiltshire [owner of two manors named Little Durnford, one being next to Great Durnford, the other next to Woodford, plus the manor of Tuderleigh], and Thomas Lamer, Citizen and merchant of London, owed William More, Citizen and vintner of London, a debt of £104. The same year Robert Deverel sued Nicholas Wodhull in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a reasonable account of the time he was his bailiff in New Salisbury, Wiltshire. In 1391 John Berkeley, Knt., and Henry Warner sued Nicholas Wodhull, of Dernford, Wiltshire, in the Court of King’s Bench regarding a debt of £47 6s. In 1395 Nicholas Wodehill, of Wiltshire, and Richard Beverle, of Yorkshire, served as sureties for John Wenlyngburgh, clerk, and John de Cantelowe, of the keeping of a toft and lands in Wodebergh, Wiltshire, late of John Claverele. In 1396 Robert Rous and two others, executors of Robert Cirencestre, chaplain, sued him in the Court of Common Pleas in a Somerset plea regarding a debt of £47. In the period, 1402–1406, Nicholas Wodehull sued William Cook, of Benefield, Northamptonshire, Thomas Clerk, iremonger, and Thomas Weton in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a trespass [vi et armis] at Pattishall, Northamptonshire. In 1403 Nicholas Woodhill and Thomas Lange, merchants, of Wiltshire, owed Thomas Calston, Esq., merchant of Wiltshire a debt of £60 for diver merchandise. In 1403 William Stourton and Peter Courtenay, Knt. served as arbitrators to settle a controversy between Nicholas Wodhull, Baron of Wodhull, and Thomas Calston regarding possession of 100s. rent in Little Durnford, Wiltshire. In 1404 Thomas Calstone sued Nicholas and Margaret his wife regarding a rent of £10 issuing from the manor of Little Durnford and Ebbesborne, Wiltshire. He presented to the church of Odell, Bedfordshire in 1404. In 1405 he and Margaret his wife, Margaret, and their children were granted a license for the private celebration of divine services presumably at his manor of Odell, Bedfordshire. His wife, Margaret, was living 29 August 1405. In 1407–8 he granted Richard de Wodhull his son the manor of Langford, Bedfordshire for a term of 15 years. In 1408 Nicholas Woodhill, lord of Woodhill [Odell], owed Thomas Pever, William Hulle, and John Hals a debt of 800 marks. In 1410 Nicholas Wodhull, Esq., granted Thomas Wake and others the manor of Great Durnford, Little Durnford, and Tytherley, Wiltshire. NICHOLAS DE WODHULL, Esq., died 24 October 1410.

References:

Annual Rpt. of the Deputy Keeper 7 (1846): 278. Burke, Gen. Hist. of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited & Extinct Peerages (1866): 562–563 (sub Wahull) [author identifies Nicholas as the “2nd son (or his son)” of John de Wahull who died in 1336]. Procs. Soc. of Antiqs. of London 2nd Ser. 4 (1869): 393–405. Harvey et al., Vis. of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, 1634 & 1669 (H.S.P. 19) (1884): 67–69 (Wahull ped.: “Nich’us de Woodhall consanguineus & heres pronep’tu’ Elizabethæ & Elianoræ Inq. 50 E. 3 ob. 12 H. 4. = Margareta filia & heres Joh’es Foxcott de com. Wiltes.”) (Foxcott arms: Argent, on a cross azure 5 flowrs de lizes (?escallops) or). Misc. Gen. et Heraldica 2nd Ser. 1 (1886): 45–51(“Nichol’ de Wodhull frere et executor de testament Monsr John de Wodhull salutz &c. Ao 23 E. 3. [1349];” (charter of Nicholaus de Wodhull to Sir John de Henney and others dated 1377–8; Round seal: Arms, three crescents. Legend: SIGILLVM NICHOLAI WODHULLE.), 69–80. Journals of the House of Lords 124 (1892): 194–201 (“The said Nicholas de Wahull ‘dominus de Wodehille,’ in November, 10 Henry IV. (1408), appears to have been deeply in debt and was returned as ‘non est’ both in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire (in which counties respectively his estates were situate). He died on the 14th October 1410, leaving by his wife, Margaret, the daughter and heiress of John Foxcote, a son and heir, Thomas, then aged 23 years and upwards.”). C.P.R. 1381–1385 (1897): 146. List of Sheriffs for England & Wales (PRO Lists and Indexes 9) (1898): 153. Joseph, Hist. of the Noble House of Stourton (1899): 127. C.P.R. 1385–1389 (1900): 83. List of Early Chancery Procs. 2 (PRO Lists and Indexes 16) (1903): 33 (In the period, 1483–85, Richard Kneseworth sued Thomas Wodhull and Henry Etwall in Chancery regarding the manor of Little Durnford, Wiltshire, late of Richard Wodhull, petitioner's uncle.). Davies, Tropenell Cartulary 2 (1908): 320–321 (Answer of John Mundy to the Chancery bills of Richard Kneseworth dated c.1473: “… that oone Harry Preiers, knyght, .... graunted the saide maner [Durnford, Wiltshire] to oone Thomas Verdonne, clerk, his uncle, and to oone John Wodhull ... to have to them and to theires of the body of the same John Wodhull lawfully begoten ... the saide John [Wodhull] had issue Thomas, and of that astate died seased; after whose deth the said Thomas as sone and heire to the saide John entred into the saide maner, and thereof was seased ... and had issue John and Nicolas ... after whose deth the saide maner descended to the saide John as sone and heire to the saide Thomas, ... and [John] died seased without issue of his body; after whose deth the saide maner descended to the saide Nicholas as brother and heire to the saide John, that is to say, sone of Thomas, father to the saide Nicholas and John... and he [Nicholas] therof so seased had issue Thomas thelder and Richard the yonger ...”), 338–352 (“Memorandum ... John Wodhull [died 1336] was the furste Wodhull that ever hadde eny of the saide manors: and had issue Thomas, and so died seased of the saide maners, after whose decesse the said Thomas Wodhull, his sone, entred into the saide maners and therof was seased in his demeane as of fee taille, and had issue John Wodhull the elder, and Nicholas Wodhull, the yonger. The said John Wodhull, thelder, died withoute issue of his body; and the said Nicholas overlyved, and entred into the saide maners, and of them was seased in his demeane as of fee taille; and had issue Thomas and Richard; unto whose possession by fyne, anno [1376], Sir Gerard de Braybroke, knyght, and Isabel, his wiffe, releced all the right and title thei hadde in the saide maners for a C markes ...”). VCH Bedford 3 (1912): 71–72. C.P.R. 1367–1370 (1913): 332, 355. C.P.R. 1370–1374 (1914): 219. C.C.R. 1377–1381 (1914): 319. C.C.R. 1374–1377 (1916): 352–353, 426. C.P.R. 1374–1377 (1916): 275. 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Post by Douglas Richardson
Dear Newsgroup ~
Questions have been raised from time to time over the years regarding the parentage and extended ancestry of Nicholas Wodhull, Esq., died 1410, which individual was the heir of the ancient barony of Odell, Bedfordshire.
Option 1. That Nicholas Wodhull was a younger son of Sir John de Wodhull [died 1336], of Odell, Bedfordshire, by his wife, Isabel.
Option 2. That Nicholas Wodhull was a grandson of Sir John de Wodhull [died 1336].
Option 1 has the support of two contemporary inquisitions, one visitation, and a contemporary record which proves John de Wodhull [died 1336] had a son, Nicholas. That's rather convincing evidence.
Option 2 has the support of one late date Chancery Proceeding. That's all. Option 2 has a serious flaw in that it sets Nicholas Wodhull as the son of a certain Thomas Wodhull. There is no evidence that Thomas Wodhull ever existed.
Extensive research in contemporary medieval records proves that the heir to the Odell barony is identical with a certain Nicholas Wodhull who was a prominent merchant in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Nicholas the merchant served as Sheriff of Wiltshire, 1381–2, and Keeper of Old Salisbury Castle, 1381. The records of Nicholas Wodhull's life are seamless and consistent (numerous debts through his long life). There is no hint that there were two Nicholas Wodhulls, just one individual.
Conclusive evidence that Nicholas Wodhull the merchant is the same person as Nicholas Wodhull the heir is found in two helpful records copied below found on the Discovery online catalog. We see here that Nicholas Wodhull the merchant is identified as being the owner of the manor of Durnford, Wiltshire. This manor was part of the Wodhull family estates known to have been inherited by Nicholas Wodhull the heir.
Reference: C 131/37/2
Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford {Derneford}, in Wilts., and Thomas... Ordering and viewing options This record has not been digitised and cannot be downloaded. You can order records in advance to be ready for you when you visit Kew. You will need a reader's ticket to do this. Or, you can request a quotation for a copy to be sent to you. Order in advance Request a copy Reference: C 241/177/27 Description: Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford {Derneford}, in Wilts., and Thomas Lamer, citizen and merchant of London. Creditor: William More, citizen and vintner [merchant] of London. Amount: £104. Before whom: Nicholas Exton, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. When taken: 09/07/1388 First term: 24/12/1388 Last term: 24/12/1388 Writ to: Sheriff of Hants, Wilts, Northants Sent by: Nicholas Exton, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. Endorsement: Suth't', Wiltes', Norh't'. Coram domino Rege in Cancellaria sua in xv michaelis. Date: 1389 May 19. END OF QUOTE.
Reference: C 131/206/54
Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford in Wilts. [Amesbury Hundred], and Thomas... Ordering and viewing options This record has not been digitised and cannot be downloaded. You can order records in advance to be ready for you when you visit Kew. You will need a reader's ticket to do this. Or, you can request a quotation for a copy to be sent to you. Order in advance Request a copy Reference: C 131/206/54 Description: Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford in Wilts. [Amesbury Hundred], and Thomas Lamer, citizen and merchant of London. Creditor: William More, citizen and mercer of London. Amount: £104 Before whom: Nicholas Exton, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. When taken: 09/07/1388 First term: 24/12/1388 Last term: 24/12/1388 Writ to: Sheriff of Wilts Sent by: Chancery Endorsement: "I, Richard Mawardyn, Sheriff" delivered to William More on 1 March 1390 the manor of Little Durnford next to Great Durnford with a water-mill, and the manor of Little Durnford next to Woodford. Nicholas Woodhill is arrested and is kept in safe custody. Thomas Lamer was not found in the bailiwick. Note: Inquisition and return: Date given for return to Chancery: 17.4.1390. The Sheriff replied to an earlier writ that Nicholas and Thomas were not found in the bailiwick, but Nicholas had the manor of Little Durnford next to Great Durnford with a water-mill, and the manor of Little Durnford next to Woodford, which are worth £22 a year. He has no goods or chattels. Thomas has no lands or chattels in the county. He sent the writ to William Upton, bailiff of the liberty of William, Earl of Salisbury, of the hundred of Amesbury, who made no reply. Date: 1390 Feb 18 Held by: The National Archives, Kew. END OF QUOTE.
In summary, contemporary evidence proves that Nicholas Wodhull the heir is identical to Nicholas Wodhull, a prominent merchant of Salisbury, Wiltshire. Due to chronological considerations, it may be concluded that Nicholas Wodhull, Esq., merchant and heir, was a younger son of Sir John Wodhulll [died 1336] as stated in three contemporary records and a visitation record. So Option 1 stated above is the correct solution regarding Nicholas Wodhull's parentage.
George, Giles & Robert Brent, Stephen Bull, George Elkington, Grace Chetwood (wife of Peter Bulkeley)
Do you descend from Nicholas Wodehull, Esq.? If so, I'd appreciate seeing your line of descent posted here on the newsgroup.
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7. NICHOLAS DE WODHULL (or WODHULLE, WODEHULL, WODEHYLL, WODHILL), Esq., merchant, of Odell and Langford, Bedfordshire, Pattishall, Northamptonshire, Great Durnford, Little Durnford, New Salisbury, and Tyderleigh, Wiltshire, etc., Sheriff of Wiltshire, 1381–2, Keeper of Old Salisbury Castle, 1381, 2nd son. In 1349 he served as the executor of the will of his brother, Sir John de Wodhull, who died the previous year. In 1364 Nicolas Wodhull, merchant of Salisbury, and others brought bills of complaint before Henry le Scrope, Governor of Calais, and his colleagues, with a roll of grievances of the ancient burgesses of Calais against the Mayor and Aldermen. He married before 1366–7 (date of grant) MARGARET FOXCOTE, daughter and heiress of John Foxcote, of Andover, HampshireWiltshire, by his wife, Christian. They had two sons, Thomas, Knt., and Richard (of Little Durnford, Wiltshire), and two daughters, Edith (wife of John_____ Knesworth/Kneseworth) and Margaret (wife of Simon Browne). In 1369 Richard Godefrey was pardoned his outlawry in Wiltshire for non-appearance before the justices to answer Nicholas Wodehull, Citizen and merchant of Salisbury, touching a debt of 105s. In 1370 Thomas Deghere, of Shirborn, was pardoned his outlawry in Wiltshire for non-appearance before the justices to answer Nicholas Wodehull, citizen and merchant of Salisbury, touching a debt of £8 13s. 8d. In 1372 he and two others were ordered to take carpenters to work on a barge to be made in Salisbury, Wiltshire to resist the malice of the king’s enemies of France. The same year he and Alexander Clerc were granted permission to load 200 sacks of wool in the port of Southampton and take them to foreign parts. In 1373 he was granted similar permission to load 20 sacks of wool in the same port. In 1375 Nicholas Wodhull, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued Thomas Bakere, of Frome, Somerset, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a reasonable account of the time he was his receiver of money. In 1375 William Tenturer the elder, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued him and Walter Riborgh in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £20. The same year Richard Lyouns, Citizen of London, sued Nicholas Wodhull, merchant of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £100. The same year Stephen Haym, merchant of Winchester, sued John de Butlegh and Nicholas Wodhulle, merchants of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £40. He was heir in 1376 to Elizabeth and Eleanor de Wodhull, minor daughters of his nephewfirst cousin, John de Wodhull, Knt. In 1376 Nicholas Monk, parson of the church of Everleigh, Wiltshire, sued Nicholas Wodhull, Citizen and merchant of the city of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £46. The same year Ismaine widow of William Teynturer the elder and others, executors of the will of William Teynturer the elder, late Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued him and Walter Ryborgh in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £20. The same year he sued John Deyere, of Warham, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £7 and Peter Deyere, of Bridport, regarding a debt of 100s. The same year Gerard de Braybrooke, Knt., and Isabel his wife remised and quitclaimed to him all their right in the manors of TytherleyTyderle, Great Durnford, and Little Durnford, Wiltshire for £100. The same year the said Gerard and Isabel settled the manors of Odell and Langford, Bedfordshire on themselves for life and the manor of Pattishall, Northamptonshire on Isabel for life, with reversion to Nicholas de Wodhull and his heirs. In 1377 and 1378 John de Butesthorn sued Nicholas de Wodhulle in the Court of Common Pleas in a Hampshire plea regarding a debt of £346 13s. 4d. In 1378 John Wyle and Agnes his wife, daughter and heiress of John son of Roger de Calyston [Calston], sued Laurence de Saint Martin, Knt., and Nicholas Wodhull in the Court of Common Pleas regarding Thomas whom Laurence and Nicholas supposed to be the son and heir Laurence son of the said Roger, whereas John stated he is a bastard; lawsuit also involved the manor of Littlecote by Ramsbury, Wiltshire, together with £7 rent in Little Durnford and Ebbesbourne Wake, Hampshire. In 1379 Nicholas Wodhull, Robert Beverle, and John de Cantelowe, of Wiltshire, owed John Baunbury, of Gloucester, a debt of £80, to be levied, in default of payment, of his [sic] lands and chattels in Wiltshire. In 1380–81 Beatrix Everard arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Nicholas Wodhull in a Wiltshire matter. In 1381 Nicholas de Wodehull was granted the county of Wilts and Old Salisbury Castle, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. In 1381 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant, of Wiltshire, owed Thomas de Erlestoke, clerk, and John Chandler the elder, merchants, of Wiltshire, a debt of £80 for diverse merchandise, which debt was still unpaid in 1399. In 1381, 1383, and 1384 Gervase Worthy sued him in the Court of Common Pleas in a Wiltshire plea regarding a debt of £10. In 1381 Nicholas Wodhull sued William Donkerton, of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding the detention of two bonds. The same year Ellis de Thorp and Edmund de Hundon sued Nicholas Wodhull in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £20. In the period, 1381–3, William Canynges, of Bristol, sued Nicholas Wodhull, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of King’s Bench regarding a debt of £17. In 1382 he witnessed a quitclaim of Nicholas Brynkeworth, cousin and heir of Thomas Waryn, of Overton, Hampshire, to Richard Horn of the manor of Hinton Admiral, Hampshire. The same year Mark le Fayre, merchant of Winchester, and John atte Hethe, merchant of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued him in the Court of Common Pleas in a Hampshire plea regarding a debt of £40. In 1383 Master Arnold Brocas, clerk of the king’s works was ordered to receive the moneys arising from the sale of all the goods and chattels of Nicholas Wodehulle, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshure, and Philip Soydoun, of Weymouth, ... to spend them upon repair of Old Salisbury Castle .. as the good were forfeited to the king for that the owners were outlawed at the suit of William Canynges, of Bristol, in a plea of debt. The same year the Abbess of Romsey sued Nicholas Wodhulle in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of 100s. In 1383 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Wiltshire, owed Roger Syward, merchant of Dorset, a debt of £189 2s. for merchandise, which debt was still unpaid in 1390. In 1384 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant, of Wiltshire, owed John Hanney, clerk, merchant, of Wiltshire a debt of £100 for divers merchandise, which debt was still unpaid in 1390. The same year Nicholas Brembre, Knt., of London, sued Nicholas Wodehull, lord of Wodehull [Odell], Bedfordshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £99. In 1385 Nicholas Woodhill, of Wiltshire, owed John Lovell, Knt., a debt of £120. In 1385 Nicholas and Margaret his wife granted his brother, Edmund Wodhull, andJoan his wife an annuity of £10 out of the manors of Great Durnford, Little Durnford, and Tytherley, Wiltshire. In 1387 Nicholas Wodehull, of Wiltshire, and Thomas Lincoln, of London, served as sureties for Thomas Lamer, John Redheved, and John Duddell of the keeping of the king’s petty custom in the port of Melcombe, Dorset. The same year John Bottesham, Citizen and Goldsmith of London, sued Nicholas Wodhull, of co. Wilts, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £48. In 1388 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford, Wiltshire [owner of two manors named Little Durnford, one being next to Great Durnford, the other next to Woodford, plus the manor of Tuderleigh], and Thomas Lamer, Citizen and merchant of London, owed William More, Citizen and vintner of London, a debt of £104. The same year Robert Deverel sued Nicholas Wodhull in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a reasonable account of the time he was his bailiff in New Salisbury, Wiltshire. In 1391 John Berkeley, Knt., and Henry Warner sued Nicholas Wodhull, of Dernford, Wiltshire, in the Court of King’s Bench regarding a debt of £47 6s. In 1395 Nicholas Wodehill, of Wiltshire, and Richard Beverle, of Yorkshire, served as sureties for John Wenlyngburgh, clerk, and John de Cantelowe, of the keeping of a toft and lands in Wodebergh, Wiltshire, late of John Claverele. In 1396 Robert Rous and two others, executors of Robert Cirencestre, chaplain, sued him in the Court of Common Pleas in a Somerset plea regarding a debt of £47. In the period, 1402–1406, Nicholas Wodehull sued William Cook, of Benefield, Northamptonshire, Thomas Clerk, iremonger, and Thomas Weton in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a trespass [vi et armis] at Pattishall, Northamptonshire. In 1403 Nicholas Woodhill and Thomas Lange, merchants, of Wiltshire, owed Thomas Calston, Esq., merchant of Wiltshire a debt of £60 for diver merchandise. In 1403 William Stourton and Peter Courtenay, Knt. served as arbitrators to settle a controversy between Nicholas Wodhull, Baron of Wodhull, and Thomas Calston regarding possession of 100s. rent in Little Durnford, Wiltshire. In 1404 Thomas Calstone sued Nicholas and Margaret his wife regarding a rent of £10 issuing from the manor of Little Durnford and Ebbesborne, Wiltshire. He presented to the church of Odell, Bedfordshire in 1404. In 1405 he and Margaret his wife, Margaret, and their children were granted a license for the private celebration of divine services presumably at his manor of Odell, Bedfordshire. His wife, Margaret, was living 29 August 1405. In 1407–8 he granted Richard de Wodhull his son the manor of Langford, Bedfordshire for a term of 15 years. In 1408 Nicholas Woodhill, lord of Woodhill [Odell], owed Thomas Pever, William Hulle, and John Hals a debt of 800 marks. In 1410 Nicholas Wodhull, Esq., granted Thomas Wake and others the manor of Great Durnford, Little Durnford, and Tytherley, Wiltshire. NICHOLAS DE WODHULL, Esq., died 24 October 1410.
Annual Rpt. of the Deputy Keeper 7 (1846): 278. Burke, Gen. Hist. of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited & Extinct Peerages (1866): 562–563 (sub Wahull) [author identifies Nicholas as the “2nd son (or his son)” of John de Wahull who died in 1336]. Procs. Soc. of Antiqs. of London 2nd Ser. 4 (1869): 393–405. Harvey et al., Vis. of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, 1634 & 1669 (H.S.P. 19) (1884): 67–69 (Wahull ped.: “Nich’us de Woodhall consanguineus & heres pronep’tu’ Elizabethæ & Elianoræ Inq. 50 E. 3 ob. 12 H. 4. = Margareta filia & heres Joh’es Foxcott de com. Wiltes.”) (Foxcott arms: Argent, on a cross azure 5 flowrs de lizes (?escallops) or). Misc. Gen. et Heraldica 2nd Ser. 1 (1886): 45–51(“Nichol’ de Wodhull frere et executor de testament Monsr John de Wodhull salutz &c. Ao 23 E. 3. [1349];” (charter of Nicholaus de Wodhull to Sir John de Henney and others dated 1377–8; Round seal: Arms, three crescents. Legend: SIGILLVM NICHOLAI WODHULLE.), 69–80. Journals of the House of Lords 124 (1892): 194–201 (“The said Nicholas de Wahull ‘dominus de Wodehille,’ in November, 10 Henry IV. (1408), appears to have been deeply in debt and was returned as ‘non est’ both in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire (in which counties respectively his estates were situate). He died on the 14th October 1410, leaving by his wife, Margaret, the daughter and heiress of John Foxcote, a son and heir, Thomas, then aged 23 years and upwards.”). C.P.R. 1381–1385 (1897): 146. List of Sheriffs for England & Wales (PRO Lists and Indexes 9) (1898): 153. Joseph, Hist. of the Noble House of Stourton (1899): 127. C.P.R. 1385–1389 (1900): 83. List of Early Chancery Procs. 2 (PRO Lists and Indexes 16) (1903): 33 (In the period, 1483–85, Richard Kneseworth sued Thomas Wodhull and Henry Etwall in Chancery regarding the manor of Little Durnford, Wiltshire, late of Richard Wodhull, petitioner's uncle.). Davies, Tropenell Cartulary 2 (1908): 320–321 (Answer of John Mundy to the Chancery bills of Richard Kneseworth dated c.1473: “… that oone Harry Preiers, knyght, .... graunted the saide maner [Durnford, Wiltshire] to oone Thomas Verdonne, clerk, his uncle, and to oone John Wodhull ... to have to them and to theires of the body of the same John Wodhull lawfully begoten ... the saide John [Wodhull] had issue Thomas, and of that astate died seased; after whose deth the said Thomas as sone and heire to the saide John entred into the saide maner, and thereof was seased ... and had issue John and Nicolas ... after whose deth the saide maner descended to the saide John as sone and heire to the saide Thomas, ... and [John] died seased without issue of his body; after whose deth the saide maner descended to the saide Nicholas as brother and heire to the saide John, that is to say, sone of Thomas, father to the saide Nicholas and John... and he [Nicholas] therof so seased had issue Thomas thelder and Richard the yonger ...”), 338–352 (“Memorandum ... John Wodhull [died 1336] was the furste Wodhull that ever hadde eny of the saide manors: and had issue Thomas, and so died seased of the saide maners, after whose decesse the said Thomas Wodhull, his sone, entred into the saide maners and therof was seased in his demeane as of fee taille, and had issue John Wodhull the elder, and Nicholas Wodhull, the yonger. The said John Wodhull, thelder, died withoute issue of his body; and the said Nicholas overlyved, and entred into the saide maners, and of them was seased in his demeane as of fee taille; and had issue Thomas and Richard; unto whose possession by fyne, anno [1376], Sir Gerard de Braybroke, knyght, and Isabel, his wiffe, releced all the right and title thei hadde in the saide maners for a C markes ...”). VCH Bedford 3 (1912): 71–72. C.P.R. 1367–1370 (1913): 332, 355. C.P.R. 1370–1374 (1914): 219. C.C.R. 1377–1381 (1914): 319. C.C.R. 1374–1377 (1916): 352–353, 426. C.P.R. 1374–1377 (1916): 275. C.C.R. 1381–1385 (1920): 201–202, 340. C.F.R. 8 (1924): 196–197, 233, 236; 9 (1926): 269; 10 (1929): 200; 11 (1929): 83, 135. Paget, Baronage of England (1957) 564: 5, 7. Repingdon, Reg. of Philip Repingdon 1 (Lincoln Rec. Soc. 57) (1963): 44. Conyers, Wiltshire Extent for Debts, Edward I–Elizabeth I (Wiltshire Arch. & Natural Hist. Soc. Recs. Branch 28) (1973): 33. Elrington, Abs. of Feet of Fines Rel. Wiltshire (Wiltshire Rec. Soc. 29) (1974): 147. TG 7-8 (1986): 4–127. Cal. IPM 18 (1987): 240; 19 (1992): 292. VCH Wiltshire 15 (1995): 79–93. Rickard, Castle Community (2002): 470. Court of Common Pleas, CP40/457, image 991d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/E3/CP40no457/bCP40no457dorses/IMG_0991.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/457, image 1048d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/E3/CP40no457/bCP40no457dorses/IMG_1048.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/457, image 1294d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/E3/CP40no457/bCP40no457dorses/IMG_1294.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/459, image 691f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/E3/CP40no459/aCP40no459fronts/IMG_0691.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/461, image 130f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/E3/CP40no461/aCP40no461fronts/IMG_0130.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/462, image 1018d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/E3/CP40no462/bCP40no462dorses/IMG_1018.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/462, image 1154d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/E3/CP40no462/bCP40no462dorses/IMG_1154.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/466, image 394f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/E3/CP40no466/aCP40no466fronts/IMG_0394.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/469, image 34f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no469/469_0034.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/469, image 36f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no469/469_0036.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/483, image 52f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no483/483_0052.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/483, image 787f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no483/483_0787.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/483, image 1115f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no483/483_1115.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/483, image 686d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no483/483_0686.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/485, image 82 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no485/485_0082.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/490, image 68 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no490/490_0068.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/490, image 115 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no490/490_0115.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/493, image 143 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no493/493_0143.htm). 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Court of King’s Bench, KB27/520, image 232d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT2/R2/KB27no520/bKB27no520dorses/IMG_0232.htm). Court of King’s Bench, KB27/580, image 269d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/H4/KB27no580/bKB27no580dorses/IMG_0269.htm). Justices Itinerant, JUST 1/1492, image 836d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/JUST1/Just1no1492/bJUST1no1492dorses/IMG_0836.htm). National Archives, C 1/39/77 (available at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk); see also http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/ChP/C1no39/IMG_0107.htm. National Archives, C 1/40/250; C 1/44/61; C 1/49/5; C 1/58/246; C 131/37/2; C 131/206/54; C 241/175/42; C 241/177/27; C 241/178/82; C 241/179/74; C 241/188/74; C 241/195/38; C 241/200/64; CR0457/4/10; E 30/1541 (available at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk). National Archives, CP 25/1/288/50, #786 [see abstract of fine at http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/index.html]. Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust): Walker-Heneage & Button fam. & estate papers, Coker Court, East Coker, DD\WHb/2014 (available at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk).
Just for fun, the Wikitree reflection of this topic: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wodhull-44
Douglas Richardson
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Dear Newsgroup~

In my previous post, I made two slight errors in my account of Nicholas Wodhull, Esq.

For "He was heir in 1376 to Elizabeth and Eleanor de Wodhull, minor daughters of his nephewfirst cousin, John de Wodhull, Knt. ,"

read "He was heir in 1375 and 1376 respectively to Elizabeth and Eleanor de Wodhull, minor daughters of his nephew, John de Wodhull, Knt."

For " In 1405 he and Margaret his wife, Margaret, and their children,"

read " In 1405 he and Margaret his wife and their children "

DR
Post by Douglas Richardson
Dear Newsgroup ~
Questions have been raised from time to time over the years regarding the parentage and extended ancestry of Nicholas Wodhull, Esq., died 1410, which individual was the heir of the ancient barony of Odell, Bedfordshire.
Option 1. That Nicholas Wodhull was a younger son of Sir John de Wodhull [died 1336], of Odell, Bedfordshire, by his wife, Isabel.
Option 2. That Nicholas Wodhull was a grandson of Sir John de Wodhull [died 1336].
Option 1 has the support of two contemporary inquisitions, one visitation, and a contemporary record which proves John de Wodhull [died 1336] had a son, Nicholas. That's rather convincing evidence.
Option 2 has the support of one late date Chancery Proceeding. That's all. Option 2 has a serious flaw in that it sets Nicholas Wodhull as the son of a certain Thomas Wodhull. There is no evidence that Thomas Wodhull ever existed.
Extensive research in contemporary medieval records proves that the heir to the Odell barony is identical with a certain Nicholas Wodhull who was a prominent merchant in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Nicholas the merchant served as Sheriff of Wiltshire, 1381–2, and Keeper of Old Salisbury Castle, 1381. The records of Nicholas Wodhull's life are seamless and consistent (numerous debts through his long life). There is no hint that there were two Nicholas Wodhulls, just one individual.
Conclusive evidence that Nicholas Wodhull the merchant is the same person as Nicholas Wodhull the heir is found in two helpful records copied below found on the Discovery online catalog. We see here that Nicholas Wodhull the merchant is identified as being the owner of the manor of Durnford, Wiltshire. This manor was part of the Wodhull family estates known to have been inherited by Nicholas Wodhull the heir.
Reference: C 131/37/2
Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford {Derneford}, in Wilts., and Thomas... Ordering and viewing options This record has not been digitised and cannot be downloaded. You can order records in advance to be ready for you when you visit Kew. You will need a reader's ticket to do this. Or, you can request a quotation for a copy to be sent to you. Order in advance Request a copy Reference: C 241/177/27 Description: Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford {Derneford}, in Wilts., and Thomas Lamer, citizen and merchant of London. Creditor: William More, citizen and vintner [merchant] of London. Amount: £104. Before whom: Nicholas Exton, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. When taken: 09/07/1388 First term: 24/12/1388 Last term: 24/12/1388 Writ to: Sheriff of Hants, Wilts, Northants Sent by: Nicholas Exton, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. Endorsement: Suth't', Wiltes', Norh't'. Coram domino Rege in Cancellaria sua in xv michaelis. Date: 1389 May 19. END OF QUOTE.
Reference: C 131/206/54
Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford in Wilts. [Amesbury Hundred], and Thomas... Ordering and viewing options This record has not been digitised and cannot be downloaded. You can order records in advance to be ready for you when you visit Kew. You will need a reader's ticket to do this. Or, you can request a quotation for a copy to be sent to you. Order in advance Request a copy Reference: C 131/206/54 Description: Debtor: Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford in Wilts. [Amesbury Hundred], and Thomas Lamer, citizen and merchant of London. Creditor: William More, citizen and mercer of London. Amount: £104 Before whom: Nicholas Exton, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. When taken: 09/07/1388 First term: 24/12/1388 Last term: 24/12/1388 Writ to: Sheriff of Wilts Sent by: Chancery Endorsement: "I, Richard Mawardyn, Sheriff" delivered to William More on 1 March 1390 the manor of Little Durnford next to Great Durnford with a water-mill, and the manor of Little Durnford next to Woodford. Nicholas Woodhill is arrested and is kept in safe custody. Thomas Lamer was not found in the bailiwick. Note: Inquisition and return: Date given for return to Chancery: 17.4.1390. The Sheriff replied to an earlier writ that Nicholas and Thomas were not found in the bailiwick, but Nicholas had the manor of Little Durnford next to Great Durnford with a water-mill, and the manor of Little Durnford next to Woodford, which are worth £22 a year. He has no goods or chattels. Thomas has no lands or chattels in the county. He sent the writ to William Upton, bailiff of the liberty of William, Earl of Salisbury, of the hundred of Amesbury, who made no reply. Date: 1390 Feb 18 Held by: The National Archives, Kew. END OF QUOTE.
In summary, contemporary evidence proves that Nicholas Wodhull the heir is identical to Nicholas Wodhull, a prominent merchant of Salisbury, Wiltshire. Due to chronological considerations, it may be concluded that Nicholas Wodhull, Esq., merchant and heir, was a younger son of Sir John Wodhulll [died 1336] as stated in three contemporary records and a visitation record. So Option 1 stated above is the correct solution regarding Nicholas Wodhull's parentage.
George, Giles & Robert Brent, Stephen Bull, George Elkington, Grace Chetwood (wife of Peter Bulkeley)
Do you descend from Nicholas Wodehull, Esq.? If so, I'd appreciate seeing your line of descent posted here on the newsgroup.
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7. NICHOLAS DE WODHULL (or WODHULLE, WODEHULL, WODEHYLL, WODHILL), Esq., merchant, of Odell and Langford, Bedfordshire, Pattishall, Northamptonshire, Great Durnford, Little Durnford, New Salisbury, and Tyderleigh, Wiltshire, etc., Sheriff of Wiltshire, 1381–2, Keeper of Old Salisbury Castle, 1381, 2nd son. In 1349 he served as the executor of the will of his brother, Sir John de Wodhull, who died the previous year. In 1364 Nicolas Wodhull, merchant of Salisbury, and others brought bills of complaint before Henry le Scrope, Governor of Calais, and his colleagues, with a roll of grievances of the ancient burgesses of Calais against the Mayor and Aldermen. He married before 1366–7 (date of grant) MARGARET FOXCOTE, daughter and heiress of John Foxcote, of Andover, HampshireWiltshire, by his wife, Christian. They had two sons, Thomas, Knt., and Richard (of Little Durnford, Wiltshire), and two daughters, Edith (wife of John_____ Knesworth/Kneseworth) and Margaret (wife of Simon Browne). In 1369 Richard Godefrey was pardoned his outlawry in Wiltshire for non-appearance before the justices to answer Nicholas Wodehull, Citizen and merchant of Salisbury, touching a debt of 105s. In 1370 Thomas Deghere, of Shirborn, was pardoned his outlawry in Wiltshire for non-appearance before the justices to answer Nicholas Wodehull, citizen and merchant of Salisbury, touching a debt of £8 13s. 8d. In 1372 he and two others were ordered to take carpenters to work on a barge to be made in Salisbury, Wiltshire to resist the malice of the king’s enemies of France. The same year he and Alexander Clerc were granted permission to load 200 sacks of wool in the port of Southampton and take them to foreign parts. In 1373 he was granted similar permission to load 20 sacks of wool in the same port. In 1375 Nicholas Wodhull, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued Thomas Bakere, of Frome, Somerset, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a reasonable account of the time he was his receiver of money. In 1375 William Tenturer the elder, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued him and Walter Riborgh in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £20. The same year Richard Lyouns, Citizen of London, sued Nicholas Wodhull, merchant of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £100. The same year Stephen Haym, merchant of Winchester, sued John de Butlegh and Nicholas Wodhulle, merchants of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £40. He was heir in 1376 to Elizabeth and Eleanor de Wodhull, minor daughters of his nephewfirst cousin, John de Wodhull, Knt. In 1376 Nicholas Monk, parson of the church of Everleigh, Wiltshire, sued Nicholas Wodhull, Citizen and merchant of the city of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £46. The same year Ismaine widow of William Teynturer the elder and others, executors of the will of William Teynturer the elder, late Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued him and Walter Ryborgh in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £20. The same year he sued John Deyere, of Warham, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £7 and Peter Deyere, of Bridport, regarding a debt of 100s. The same year Gerard de Braybrooke, Knt., and Isabel his wife remised and quitclaimed to him all their right in the manors of TytherleyTyderle, Great Durnford, and Little Durnford, Wiltshire for £100. The same year the said Gerard and Isabel settled the manors of Odell and Langford, Bedfordshire on themselves for life and the manor of Pattishall, Northamptonshire on Isabel for life, with reversion to Nicholas de Wodhull and his heirs. In 1377 and 1378 John de Butesthorn sued Nicholas de Wodhulle in the Court of Common Pleas in a Hampshire plea regarding a debt of £346 13s. 4d. In 1378 John Wyle and Agnes his wife, daughter and heiress of John son of Roger de Calyston [Calston], sued Laurence de Saint Martin, Knt., and Nicholas Wodhull in the Court of Common Pleas regarding Thomas whom Laurence and Nicholas supposed to be the son and heir Laurence son of the said Roger, whereas John stated he is a bastard; lawsuit also involved the manor of Littlecote by Ramsbury, Wiltshire, together with £7 rent in Little Durnford and Ebbesbourne Wake, Hampshire. In 1379 Nicholas Wodhull, Robert Beverle, and John de Cantelowe, of Wiltshire, owed John Baunbury, of Gloucester, a debt of £80, to be levied, in default of payment, of his [sic] lands and chattels in Wiltshire. In 1380–81 Beatrix Everard arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Nicholas Wodhull in a Wiltshire matter. In 1381 Nicholas de Wodehull was granted the county of Wilts and Old Salisbury Castle, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. In 1381 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant, of Wiltshire, owed Thomas de Erlestoke, clerk, and John Chandler the elder, merchants, of Wiltshire, a debt of £80 for diverse merchandise, which debt was still unpaid in 1399. In 1381, 1383, and 1384 Gervase Worthy sued him in the Court of Common Pleas in a Wiltshire plea regarding a debt of £10. In 1381 Nicholas Wodhull sued William Donkerton, of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding the detention of two bonds. The same year Ellis de Thorp and Edmund de Hundon sued Nicholas Wodhull in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £20. In the period, 1381–3, William Canynges, of Bristol, sued Nicholas Wodhull, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Court of King’s Bench regarding a debt of £17. In 1382 he witnessed a quitclaim of Nicholas Brynkeworth, cousin and heir of Thomas Waryn, of Overton, Hampshire, to Richard Horn of the manor of Hinton Admiral, Hampshire. The same year Mark le Fayre, merchant of Winchester, and John atte Hethe, merchant of New Salisbury, Wiltshire, sued him in the Court of Common Pleas in a Hampshire plea regarding a debt of £40. In 1383 Master Arnold Brocas, clerk of the king’s works was ordered to receive the moneys arising from the sale of all the goods and chattels of Nicholas Wodehulle, Citizen of New Salisbury, Wiltshure, and Philip Soydoun, of Weymouth, ... to spend them upon repair of Old Salisbury Castle .. as the good were forfeited to the king for that the owners were outlawed at the suit of William Canynges, of Bristol, in a plea of debt. The same year the Abbess of Romsey sued Nicholas Wodhulle in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of 100s. In 1383 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Wiltshire, owed Roger Syward, merchant of Dorset, a debt of £189 2s. for merchandise, which debt was still unpaid in 1390. In 1384 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant, of Wiltshire, owed John Hanney, clerk, merchant, of Wiltshire a debt of £100 for divers merchandise, which debt was still unpaid in 1390. The same year Nicholas Brembre, Knt., of London, sued Nicholas Wodehull, lord of Wodehull [Odell], Bedfordshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £99. In 1385 Nicholas Woodhill, of Wiltshire, owed John Lovell, Knt., a debt of £120. In 1385 Nicholas and Margaret his wife granted his brother, Edmund Wodhull, andJoan his wife an annuity of £10 out of the manors of Great Durnford, Little Durnford, and Tytherley, Wiltshire. In 1387 Nicholas Wodehull, of Wiltshire, and Thomas Lincoln, of London, served as sureties for Thomas Lamer, John Redheved, and John Duddell of the keeping of the king’s petty custom in the port of Melcombe, Dorset. The same year John Bottesham, Citizen and Goldsmith of London, sued Nicholas Wodhull, of co. Wilts, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £48. In 1388 Nicholas Woodhill, merchant of Durnford, Wiltshire [owner of two manors named Little Durnford, one being next to Great Durnford, the other next to Woodford, plus the manor of Tuderleigh], and Thomas Lamer, Citizen and merchant of London, owed William More, Citizen and vintner of London, a debt of £104. The same year Robert Deverel sued Nicholas Wodhull in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a reasonable account of the time he was his bailiff in New Salisbury, Wiltshire. In 1391 John Berkeley, Knt., and Henry Warner sued Nicholas Wodhull, of Dernford, Wiltshire, in the Court of King’s Bench regarding a debt of £47 6s. In 1395 Nicholas Wodehill, of Wiltshire, and Richard Beverle, of Yorkshire, served as sureties for John Wenlyngburgh, clerk, and John de Cantelowe, of the keeping of a toft and lands in Wodebergh, Wiltshire, late of John Claverele. In 1396 Robert Rous and two others, executors of Robert Cirencestre, chaplain, sued him in the Court of Common Pleas in a Somerset plea regarding a debt of £47. In the period, 1402–1406, Nicholas Wodehull sued William Cook, of Benefield, Northamptonshire, Thomas Clerk, iremonger, and Thomas Weton in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a trespass [vi et armis] at Pattishall, Northamptonshire. In 1403 Nicholas Woodhill and Thomas Lange, merchants, of Wiltshire, owed Thomas Calston, Esq., merchant of Wiltshire a debt of £60 for diver merchandise. In 1403 William Stourton and Peter Courtenay, Knt. served as arbitrators to settle a controversy between Nicholas Wodhull, Baron of Wodhull, and Thomas Calston regarding possession of 100s. rent in Little Durnford, Wiltshire. In 1404 Thomas Calstone sued Nicholas and Margaret his wife regarding a rent of £10 issuing from the manor of Little Durnford and Ebbesborne, Wiltshire. He presented to the church of Odell, Bedfordshire in 1404. In 1405 he and Margaret his wife, Margaret, and their children were granted a license for the private celebration of divine services presumably at his manor of Odell, Bedfordshire. His wife, Margaret, was living 29 August 1405. In 1407–8 he granted Richard de Wodhull his son the manor of Langford, Bedfordshire for a term of 15 years. In 1408 Nicholas Woodhill, lord of Woodhill [Odell], owed Thomas Pever, William Hulle, and John Hals a debt of 800 marks. In 1410 Nicholas Wodhull, Esq., granted Thomas Wake and others the manor of Great Durnford, Little Durnford, and Tytherley, Wiltshire. NICHOLAS DE WODHULL, Esq., died 24 October 1410.
Annual Rpt. of the Deputy Keeper 7 (1846): 278. Burke, Gen. Hist. of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited & Extinct Peerages (1866): 562–563 (sub Wahull) [author identifies Nicholas as the “2nd son (or his son)” of John de Wahull who died in 1336]. Procs. Soc. of Antiqs. of London 2nd Ser. 4 (1869): 393–405. Harvey et al., Vis. of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, 1634 & 1669 (H.S.P. 19) (1884): 67–69 (Wahull ped.: “Nich’us de Woodhall consanguineus & heres pronep’tu’ Elizabethæ & Elianoræ Inq. 50 E. 3 ob. 12 H. 4. = Margareta filia & heres Joh’es Foxcott de com. Wiltes.”) (Foxcott arms: Argent, on a cross azure 5 flowrs de lizes (?escallops) or). Misc. Gen. et Heraldica 2nd Ser. 1 (1886): 45–51(“Nichol’ de Wodhull frere et executor de testament Monsr John de Wodhull salutz &c. Ao 23 E. 3. [1349];” (charter of Nicholaus de Wodhull to Sir John de Henney and others dated 1377–8; Round seal: Arms, three crescents. Legend: SIGILLVM NICHOLAI WODHULLE.), 69–80. Journals of the House of Lords 124 (1892): 194–201 (“The said Nicholas de Wahull ‘dominus de Wodehille,’ in November, 10 Henry IV. (1408), appears to have been deeply in debt and was returned as ‘non est’ both in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire (in which counties respectively his estates were situate). He died on the 14th October 1410, leaving by his wife, Margaret, the daughter and heiress of John Foxcote, a son and heir, Thomas, then aged 23 years and upwards.”). C.P.R. 1381–1385 (1897): 146. List of Sheriffs for England & Wales (PRO Lists and Indexes 9) (1898): 153. Joseph, Hist. of the Noble House of Stourton (1899): 127. C.P.R. 1385–1389 (1900): 83. List of Early Chancery Procs. 2 (PRO Lists and Indexes 16) (1903): 33 (In the period, 1483–85, Richard Kneseworth sued Thomas Wodhull and Henry Etwall in Chancery regarding the manor of Little Durnford, Wiltshire, late of Richard Wodhull, petitioner's uncle.). Davies, Tropenell Cartulary 2 (1908): 320–321 (Answer of John Mundy to the Chancery bills of Richard Kneseworth dated c.1473: “… that oone Harry Preiers, knyght, .... graunted the saide maner [Durnford, Wiltshire] to oone Thomas Verdonne, clerk, his uncle, and to oone John Wodhull ... to have to them and to theires of the body of the same John Wodhull lawfully begoten ... the saide John [Wodhull] had issue Thomas, and of that astate died seased; after whose deth the said Thomas as sone and heire to the saide John entred into the saide maner, and thereof was seased ... and had issue John and Nicolas ... after whose deth the saide maner descended to the saide John as sone and heire to the saide Thomas, ... and [John] died seased without issue of his body; after whose deth the saide maner descended to the saide Nicholas as brother and heire to the saide John, that is to say, sone of Thomas, father to the saide Nicholas and John... and he [Nicholas] therof so seased had issue Thomas thelder and Richard the yonger ...”), 338–352 (“Memorandum ... John Wodhull [died 1336] was the furste Wodhull that ever hadde eny of the saide manors: and had issue Thomas, and so died seased of the saide maners, after whose decesse the said Thomas Wodhull, his sone, entred into the saide maners and therof was seased in his demeane as of fee taille, and had issue John Wodhull the elder, and Nicholas Wodhull, the yonger. The said John Wodhull, thelder, died withoute issue of his body; and the said Nicholas overlyved, and entred into the saide maners, and of them was seased in his demeane as of fee taille; and had issue Thomas and Richard; unto whose possession by fyne, anno [1376], Sir Gerard de Braybroke, knyght, and Isabel, his wiffe, releced all the right and title thei hadde in the saide maners for a C markes ...”). VCH Bedford 3 (1912): 71–72. C.P.R. 1367–1370 (1913): 332, 355. C.P.R. 1370–1374 (1914): 219. C.C.R. 1377–1381 (1914): 319. C.C.R. 1374–1377 (1916): 352–353, 426. C.P.R. 1374–1377 (1916): 275. 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Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust): Walker-Heneage & Button fam. & estate papers, Coker Court, East Coker, DD\WHb/2014 (available at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk).
Douglas Richardson
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Dear Newsgroup ~

Another slight correct to my original post regarding Nicholas Wodhull, Esq., who died in 1410.

For "He married before 1366–7 (date of grant) MARGARET FOXCOTE, daughter and heiress of John Foxcote, of Andover, HampshireWiltshire, by his wife, Christian. "

Read "He married before 1366–7 (date of grant) MARGARET FOXCOTE, daughter and heiress of John Foxcote, of Andover, Hampshire, by his wife, Christian. "
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