Male Abt 1534 - 1606  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name Henry WORTH  [1
    Born Abt 1534  [1
    Gender Male 

      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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    Alternate Name Henry Worthe  [3
    Died 3 Aug 1606  Washfield, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • An Inventory indented of all the goodes and cattalles of Henry Worthe,
      esquier, whoe dyed the third daye of Auguste in the yere of Our Lord 1606,
      praysed and valewed by Bernard Fry and Robert Bydgood.
      Inprimis the apparrell of his body - £40
      Item his plate - £40
      Item all the furniture of his howse at Worthe and all the beddyng, lynnyng,
      napery, brasse and pewter, iron stuffe and other utenselles and implements
      and howshold theare - £100
      Item all the furniture of the howse at Charles, and all the bedding, lynnyng
      and napery, brasse, peweter and iron stuffe and other utenselles and
      implements of howshold theare - £73 6s 8d
      Item in cheese, butter and other provisions for howsekeeping at Worthe and
      Charles - £13 6s 8d
      Item all the woll at Worthe and Charles - £40
      Item all the ploughe stuff, waynes and other necessary implements for
      husbandry at Worthe and Charles - £10
      Somma - £316 13s 4d
      Stocke of cattell, sheepe, swine, and pultry at Worthe
      Inprimis 6 fatt beves - £28
      Item 6 kyne and 1 bull - £20
      Item 10 young cattell - £15
      Item 120 sheepe - £40
      Item swine and pultrey - £6
      Somma - £109
      Corne and heye at Worthe
      Inprimis 6 acres of barly and 20 acres of wheate and rye - £50
      Item 24 acres of wotes - £24
      Item the haye of 18 acres of medoe - £15
      Item olde corne in shelfe and threshed - £20
      Somma - £109
      The stock at Charles
      Inprimis 5 geldings - £26 13s 4d
      Item 11 horses for carryage - £36 13s 4d
      Item 3 folyng mares, 1 suckling colte and 2 other coltes - £19 6s 8d
      Item 16 oxen for the ploughe - £56
      Item 13 kyne and 1 bull - £40
      Item 9 young cattell - £15 6s 8d
      Item 7 calves - £5
      Item 280 weathers, 80 yeoes and 100 lambs - £130
      Item swine and pultry - £10
      Somma - £339
      Corne and heye at Charles
      Inprimis 36 acres of wheate and rye - £60
      Item 50 acres of wotes - £33 13s 4d
      Item the haye of 24 acres of meadowe - £16
      Somma - £109 13s 4d
      Debtes dewe
      First the Kynges majestie oweth uppon a privy seale - £25
      Item Phillip Busshen oweth - £30
      Item Cycely Not oweth - 20s
      Item Robert Bagley oweth - 20s
      Somma - £57
      Item all his armor, menition and weapons for the warres - £13 6s 8d
      Somma - £57
      Somma totalis huius inventorii - £1033 13s 4d
      (on the dorse of the manuscript):
      Morley of Yernescombe abowt £6
    Person ID I7409  Southwest
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2016 

    Family Mary MALET,   b. Est 1537, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Est 1570  [1
    Family ID F2287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Photos
    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.

  • 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.

    3. [S1878] e-mail, Knight, Edna, Knight, Edna, (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), M9M2686S494.