Michael MALET

Male Abt 1511 - 1548  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name Michael MALET  [1
    Born Abt 1511  St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Note
    • 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."
    Note
    • MICHAEL MALET OF ST. AUDRIES.

      Michael Malet was the son and heir of Baldwin Malet by his first wife, Joan, the daughter of John Tacle; he was born in 1511, and succeeded his father in 1533; he died in 1547.* He married Joan Stawell, of the Cothelstone family; by her he had issue:

      1. Richard Malet, born 7th September, 1541.
      2. Dorothy, married to John Wood. In the register at West Quantockshead it is noted: "1563, Jno. Wood gent, and Dorothy Malet were married Aug. 22."
      3. Mary, married Henry Worth of Devon, Esq. Devon Visitation, p. 316: "Henry Worth died Aug 3rd 1606, aged 72; there is a monument to him in the Church of Washfield, Devon" (Oliver).

      Michael Malet's widow, Joan, married John Frye of Wycroft, Devon.**

      Michael Malet, with his son Richard, are mentioned in the Star Chamber proceedings entered in the Trevelyan papers prior to A.D. 1558, published by the Camden Society, p. 128.

      Thomas Cappis versus Anthony Stawell, Michael and Richard Malet, William Trevelyan, and others [there are no dates entered], for assault, trespass, and driving away sheep, possibly a case of disputed property not uncommon in those days, in which lands lately belonging to the Church had passed to other owners. I find no notice of the judgment by the Star Chamber.

      Michael was succeeded by his eldest son Richard.


      * Inquest p.m. at Taunton on the death of Michael Malet Esq're, Oct'r 27th, 2nd, Edward VI (1548). He died Sep't 17th, 1547. Richard Malet his son and heir aged 7 the 27th Sept'r last.


      ** Wells Diocesan Register, June 5, 1559.
      John Dangard, Clerk, instituted to the Rectory of West Quantockshead, alias St. Audries, by John Frye, of Wycroft, Devon, Esq're, and Joan his wife and Richard Mallet, son of the said Joan.
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    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.
    Will 21 Mar 1547  St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 17 Sep 1548  St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Probate 12 Oct 1548  Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • There are two transcripts of inquests post Mortem, one with quite a bit more detail than the other regarding property and so on, but telling basically the same story, except that 4 daughters are mentioned in the second one.
    Person ID I7394  Southwest
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2010 

    Father Sir Sir Baldwin MALET,   b. Est 1481, Enmore, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1533, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F2278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan STAWELL,   b. Est 1511 
    Married Est 1536  [6
    Children 
     1. Mary MALET,   b. Est 1537, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Dorothy MALET,   b. Est 1539, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Richard MALET,   b. 27 Sep 1541, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1614, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Anne MALET,   b. Est 1543, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth MALET,   b. Est 1545, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1511 - St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 21 Mar 1547 - St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1780] Family History, Malet, Arthur, Arthur Malet, (Harrison & Sons, St. Martin's Lane, London, England, MDCCCLXXXV (1885)), M8W994S136., pp 50-52.

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

    3. [S1780] Family History, Malet, Arthur, Arthur Malet, (Harrison & Sons, St. Martin's Lane, London, England, MDCCCLXXXV (1885)), M8W994S136., pp 51-52.

    4. [S1832] Probate, Baldwin Malet, 1832.

    5. [S1837] Inquest Post Mortem, Michael Malet, 1837.

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