Sir Baldwin MALET

Male Est 1481 - 1533  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Baldwin MALET  [1
    Title Sir  
    Born Est 1481  Enmore, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Arthur Malet, in "Notices of an English Branch of the Malet Family", published 1885, "presumes that all of the children are from the first wife, but has no proof one way or the other. Another researcher claims that Baldwin, at least, is the son of the third wife, so that's what's presented here, though the original source is unknown.
    Gender Male 
    Will 12 Jul 1533  [4
    • Hughe Malet esq. is mentioned as a successor if his own line fails - this being Hugh the current (when the will was written) owner of Enmore. It's interesting that they don't spell out exactly which Hugh this is - but perhaps he was the only Hugh Malet extant at the time.
    Died 05 Aug 1533  St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Probate Bef 09 Aug 1533  [6
    • There are two separate abstracts of the Inquest, both with very different content. It appears that there may actually have been two separate inquests. The second one (b1 to b3) gives a great deal of detail regarding lands that were to come to Baldwin Malet through his wife Joan.
    Probate 09 Aug 1533  [4
    Reference 6854 
    Person ID I6854  Southwest
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2017 

    Father Thomas MALET,   b. Est 1440, Enmore, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1501, Enmore, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Isabella COURTENAY,   b. Est 1450 
    Married Est 1480 
    Family ID F1645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joan TACLE,   b. Est 1481, Honiton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1511, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Est 1510  [7
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from "Notices of an English Branch of the Malet Family", by Arthur Malet, published 1885, pp 49-51, appendix W1:

      BALDWIN MALET OF ST. AUDRIES.

      Baldwin Malet was the second son of Thomas Malet of Enmore, by his wife Joan, the daughter of Sir William Wadham. Under the will of his father he inherited Quantockshead, commonly called St. Audries, and was the progenitor of the branches of the families of Malet who severally held that place, Ullegh or Wolley in Devonshire and Poyntington in Somerset. He was solicitor to King Henry VIII.*

      Baldwin Malet married twice; his first wife was Joan, the daughter and heiress of John Tacle of Honiton, whom Sir William Pole designates "a man well learned in the law, and through whom he had a manor lying in the parish of Giddesham Com. Devon;" by his first wife he had issue his son and heir:

      1. Michael Malet, born 1511.

      He married, secondly, Anne, the daughter and heiress of Thomas Hache of Ullegh, and his wife Alice, daughter of Sir John Basset,** by whom he had issue:

      2. John Malet of Ullegh. He was progenitor of the Poyntington Malets, from whom came the Malets who succeeded to St. Audries after the failure of direct heirs of Michael Malet.
      3. Thomas Malet of Currey Heys, Cornwall; he married Isabel Browne.
      4. Adam Malet of South Ockenden, Essex.
      5. Elizabeth, married John Trethrup.
      6. Anne, married John Vivian of Trelewaren, Cornwall.***

      Baldwin Malet died in 1533; he was succeeded in the St. Audries estate by his eldest son Michael, and in the Ullegh property by his second son John, whose mother was the heiress of Thomas Hache of Ullegh, and with whom seven quarterings were added to the Malet coat of arms.*


      * Inquest held at Bridgwater, Som/t., Dec. 16th, 1533, on death of Baldwin Malet, son of Thomas Malet. His wife Anne Malet--Manor of West Quantockshead--Will quoted--Baldwin Malet died Aug/t 25th last. Michael Malet, his son and heir, aged 22 and more.

      Baldwin Malet, Esq/re., July 12, 1533--Manor of West Quantockshead, Somerset--Anne my wife--Michael, John, Thomas, Adam, my sons, and Hugh Malet [his nephew, son and heir of William Malet, of Enmore, his brother] in reversion, North Swanage, in the isle of Purbeck. Manor of Bensted---Popham, Hants--If Thomas or Adam my sons will be a priest or professed in any religion, then 20 a year until presented to a benefice. Three hundred marks to my daughters Ann and Elizabeth. Residue to my wife. Ex'x--Proved by Anne Malet, relict, Aug't 9th, 1533.

      Swanwich, Dorset. Carrants Court Manor, 25 Henry VIII, 1533. William Carent and Elizabeth his wife conveyed the Manor of Swanwick to Baldwin Malet, of St. Audries, Som't, Solicitor to Henry VIII, who by his will devised it to his sons-- The manor then held of William Earl of Arundel--3rd Phi'l and Mary, 1556 Tho's Malet of Curreyheys, Cornwall, Gen't, and Adam Malet, of South Ockenden, Essex, sons of Baldwin Malet, sold Swanage Manor to Humphrey Walrond, of Lea, Somerset.


      ** Sir A. Malet's MSS., vol ii, p. 14. "Leigh in the parish of Tiverton. Anno. 19 Edward III, Thomas Hache of Wolley married Mabel, daughter of Thomas de Leigh, and this land continued in the name of Hache until the reign of Henry VIII, and then it came unto Baldwin Malet by the marriage of Hache's heir, and is now the inheritance of the Lady Vincent, daughter and heir of Robert Malet of Wolley."


      *** Sir A. Malet's MSS., vol. ii, p. 8. "John Vivian died July 24th, 1577, and was buried at Mawgan,in Menheniot, Cornwall. His son and heir Hannibal Vivian." [8]
    Children 
    +1. Michael MALET,   b. Abt 1511, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1548, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F1651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne HACHE,   b. Est 1481, Wooleigh, Beaford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Est 1512  [5
    Children 
    +1. John MALET,   b. Est 1512, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1570, Wooleigh, Beaford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     2. Adam MALET,   b. Est 1515, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Thomas MALET,   b. Abt 1516, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 May 1593, Lanivet, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     4. Elizabeth MALET,   b. Est 1517, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Anne MALET,   b. Est 1519, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F1652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Est 1481 - Enmore, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Aug 1533 - St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1780] Family History, Malet, Arthur Malet, (Harrison & Sons, St. Martin's Lane, London, England, MDCCCLXXXV (1885)), M8W994S136., pp 41, 49-51.

    2. [S1780] Family History, Malet, Arthur Malet, (Harrison & Sons, St. Martin's Lane, London, England, MDCCCLXXXV (1885)), M8W994S136., P. 41, elder brother's birth year calculated to be 1471/2.

    3. [S1807] Malet Tree from 1066, Zupan, Marilyn, (Medford, Oregon, USA, 1998), M7W994S398.

    4. [S1832] Probate, Baldwin Malet, Compiler: Moger, Miss Olive, (Original Date, Aug. 9, 1533).

    5. [S1780] Family History, Malet, Arthur Malet, (Harrison & Sons, St. Martin's Lane, London, England, MDCCCLXXXV (1885)), M8W994S136., pp 50.

    6. [S1831] Inquest Post Mortem, Baldwin Malet, Compiler: Moger, Miss Olive, (Original Date, Oct. 1, 1533).

    7. [S1780] Family History, Malet, Arthur Malet, (Harrison & Sons, St. Martin's Lane, London, England, MDCCCLXXXV (1885)), M8W994S136., pp 49-50.

    8. [S1780] Family History, Malet, Arthur Malet, (Harrison & Sons, St. Martin's Lane, London, England, MDCCCLXXXV (1885)), M8W994S136., pp 49-51.