Richard de CHUSELDEN "the Younger"
(-Aft 1377)
(-Aft 1347)
John CHESELDEN of Holcombe Rogus, Esq.
(Est 1360-1420)


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Elizabeth WARRE

John CHESELDEN of Holcombe Rogus, Esq.

  • Born: Est. 1360, Holcombe Rogus, Devon, England
  • Married:
  • Died: Abt June 1420, Holcombe Rogus, Devonshire, England


   General Notes:

Relationship to Compiler: 19 x great-grandfather

   Research Notes:

John Chusilden was High Sheriff of Devon from 22 Nov 1404 to 22 Nov 1405


20 Jan 1386, Westminster

Licence for Richard earl of Arundel and Surrey, to grant a yearly rent of 20l. from his manor of Kynele, co. Wilts, held in chief, to...John Chiselden, esquire, for life.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Ric. II, vol. 3, p. 91


12 Mar 1395, Westminster

[Commission to] John Gouys, John Wotton, John Churchehill, Edmund Pyn, John Filly, John Keyns, Thomas Kelly and John Chuselden to levy and collect from all cities, boroughs and towns in the county of Devon...[the king's tax].

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 18 Ric. II, p. 140


22 Oct 1404, Coventry

[Commiitment of the county of Devon to] John Chusilden, [during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff.]

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 6 Hen. IV, p. 271


24 May 1405, Westminster:

Commission to John Chesulden, sheriff of Devon, Edmund Arnald, Westminster, mayor of Dertemuth, Richard Denesyn, John Corp,Walter Thursle and John Forthe to enquire into the complaint of John Halwater, master of a ship called la Marie of Pansk in Prussia, that William Gadlyng, master of a barge of Barstapill, Edward Hake, John Couisham, Thomas Odyner, Henry Miller and John Baraban, masters of certain barges of Plymmuth, and Walter Gloucestre, master of a balinger of Fowy, assaulted him and other mariners of the said ship when lately sailing at sea and took them with the ship and its gear and his victuals, harness, artillery and other goods to the port of Dertemuth and there detain them to his loss of 3,000 francs and more, to cause restitution to be made and to cause the delinquents to appear before the king and council.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry IV, vol. 3, p. 60


10 Feb 1414, Westminster

Order to the escheator in the county of Devon ; pursuant to an inquisition made by him showing that Nicholas Hele on the day of his death held no lands in the county of the king in chief, in demesne or in service, but held the manor of Hele and two- thirds of the manor of Estmemby, co. Devon, in his demesne as of fee ; and that two ferlings of land in Hele, which are a parcel of the said manor of Hele are held of the king as of his manor of Bradenynch, which is a parcel of the duchy of Cornwall, by service of a pair of gilt spurs or 6d. a year for all service ; and that all the rest of the said manor of Hele is held of John Chuseldene, and the said two-thirds of the manor of Estmemby of the king as of his said manor of Bradenynch by service of two-thirds of a knight's fee ; and that Alice late the wife of William Fraunceys is the daughter and next heir of the said Nicholas, and of full age ; to take the fealty of Alice and cause her to have full seisin of the premises, as the king for | mark paid in the hanaper has respited her homage until the octave of Trinity next.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1 Hen. V, p. 59


Anke lieth in this parish, given by Kinge Henry I unto William, called Dispensator Regis, whom Richard (called filius Willielmi Dispensatoris Regis) succeeded, & had issue William, and Mahaut, unto whom he gave Anke in marriage, whose husband was called Robert de Hiford, unto whom succeeded Jeffery his sonne, called de Anke, Kt. Sir Jeffery de Ank, Kt., had issue Isabell, wief of Michaell Dagvill, & Nicola, wief of Sir William de Legh, who died without issue. Alan Dagvill, sonne of Isabell, aliened this land unto Walter Tautifer, of Exon, 49 of King Henry 3. Richard Tautifer had this land 24 E. I. Jone, daughter of Walter Tautifer, brought the same unto Richard Chiselden, & contynewed [this] name 3 discents. John Chiselden had issue Marg'et, wief of William Wadham, & Matild, wief of .... Blewet. William Wadham, of Catherton, younger sonne of William and Margaret, had this land, & soe by John it descended unto George Wadham, of Catherton, Esquier, who sold the greater part thereof unto Henry Borough, of Brode Clist, & hee gave it unto Richard Reynell his wief's brother.

"John Chiselden, wch by Jone his wief had issue
John, wch by Elisabeth, daughter of Richard Warr, had issue
Margaret, wief of William Wadham, & Matild, wief of John Bluet of Grindham ; unto whom Holcomb Rogus fell for porcion."


Will of John Chuselden, Esq. of Holcombe Regis, dated 10 Jun 1420, proved 8 Jul 1420 (fo. 48, Marche). Names wife Elizabeth, son Robert, daughters Margaret, Matilda and Joan.

   Marriage Information:

John married Elizabeth WARRE, daughter of Richard WARRE of Holcombe Rogus and Joan COMBE. (Elizabeth WARRE was born est 1370 in Holcombe Rogus, Devonshire, England and died by 1427.)


'Penselwood', A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 7: Bruton, Horethorne and Norton Ferris Hundreds (1999), pp. 184-192; Ecclesiastical antiquities in Devon: being observations on several churches in Devonshire, with some memoranda for the history of Cornwall, George Oliver, p. 148; A View of Devonshire in MDCXXX - with a pedigree of most of its Gentry, by Thomas Westcote, Gent. and Pitman Jones, Esq., p. 634;; Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, by Sir William Pole, pp. 178, 208; Calendar of Patent Rolls; Calendar of Fine Rolls

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