Mary MALET

Female Est 1537 -


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  • Name Mary MALET  [1
    Born Est 1537  St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    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.
    Photo Abt 1606  St Mary's, Washfield, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry Worth Memorial
    Henry Worth Memorial
    This is a wall monument of stone, painted to resemble marble, of Henry Worth 1606 in civil (Elizabethan) dress. His two wives are kneeling - Mary Malet (c1537-1581) & Bridget Fry c1553-1637). The Malet arms are clearly visible in the upper left hand corner. It is located in the North-East Corner on the north wall of St. Mary's Church, Washfield, Devon, England. The dedication is in Latin but a translation in English follows, taken from Francis Smith's (MBE) booklet "St. Mary the Virgin Church, Washfield". A chalice was given to St. Mary's Church by their descendants in 1686.

    Henry Worth, Armiger, lies beneath this tomb,
    (Henry 1534-1606)
    Worth distinguished in his grandfathers for thirty ages. His worthy virtues and worthy constancy shine, his worthy faith and worthy love of religion. No one was more upright than he was, nor a greater lover of what is right; outstandingly deserving and worthy in name and in fact, he passed away not by dying, he only disappeared and goes away worthy to be numbered in the heavens above. He lives in his son Henry and his grandson Henry so that the stock of the ancient house being renewed may not fall.

    He died August 3rd in the year of the Lord 1606, of his age 72.

    Photo Courtesy Edna Knight.
    Washfield Parish Church
    Washfield Parish Church
    Washfield, Devon, England. Henry Worth and his wives Mary Malet and Bridget Fry are buried here.

    Photo courtesy Edna Knight, Ottawa, Canada.
    SW Group
    Alternate Name Mary Worth 
    Person ID I7408  Southwest
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Joan STAWELL,   b. Est 1511 
    Married Est 1536 
    Family ID F2284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry WORTH,   b. Abt 1534,   d. 3 Aug 1606, Washfield, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Est 1570  [1
    Family ID F2287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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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 51.

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