John Welbank

Male Abt 1380 - Abt 1440  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name John Welbank 
    Birth Abt 1380 
    • He had recently died in 1444, and had an adult son from a second marriage, as said son was occupying a messuage in his own right. So was born more than 42 years earlier.

      Possibly not originally from North Cowton, since he acquired the messuages there on marriage to his first wife.

      John de Welbank, also in the database, was a juror on an inquisition post-mortem at Sledmere in 1405. Possibly the same man, before his marriage?
    Gender Male 
    Death Abt 1440  North Cowton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Note 1444/1477  suit of formedon in the descender Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    This suit is in the National Archives Court of Common Pleas rolls. In 1444 there is an initial suit by John Laton to recover two messuages in North Cowton from Christina, widow of John Welbank, and John Welbank. They would have been given to a relative of John Laton when she married the late John Welbank, for the benefit of their heirs. After she died John Welbank had their use for life, and had apparently married again and had a son, but on his death they were supposed to revert to the original giver or his heirs. John Laton as the heir, sued for their return.

    In 1477 the messuages had not been returned and John Laton had died and Christopher Boynton had seized the messuages on behalf of Robert Laton, son of John.

    Robert Laton is described as an "armiger" ie he has the right to a coat of arms. Although the late John Welbank was not an armiger, he had enough standing to be considered a suitable husband for a woman from the Laton family (probably John Laton's sister).

    John Laton of Sexhowe died in 1467 and was succeeded by his son Robert Laton of Sexhowe, who died in 1480.

    work in progress:
    pres fuit [was] vic qdl tum quidam Johes Laton nuper [lately] in Cur [administration] H sexti [sixth] nuper de fid [faith] et non de inre Regis [King] Angl apud [among] Westm scilt tame sti. Hillary anno regin sin vicesimo [twentieth] stda coram [before] Rico Fenton et socys suis [his partners] tunc [thereupon] Justis ipius nuper ut premittit [permits] Regis de Banco [Kings Bench] recuperasset [recovered] seniam suam [its .... ]
    versus Cristinam qua fuit uxor Johis Welbank [against Christina who was the wife of John Welbank] de uno mesuagis triginta acris [of one messuage of thirty acres] tre et duabus acris prati [two acres of meadowland] cum pertm in North Coweton
    et versus Johem Welbank de uno mesuagis triginta acris tre et duabus acris prati in eadem villa [the same village].
    ut ind sim per bre ipius......ut premittit Regis de forma donatois in distendera [forme don in descender] per defaltam [by default] iporum [the actual] Cristina et Johis prout per recordum [according to the record] et protessum inde in Cur ura. coram Justis uris apud Westm residencia [a court to examine the decisions of a predecessor] lignet manifeste [plainly] execuas [enforced] tamen [however] indicy [evidence] pda ad huc [until now] restat faciend [remains to be done] et predict Johes Laton mortuus est [the aforesaid John Laton is dead] ac quidam [and also some] Cristoforus Boynton armiger pdta ten cum pertin modo ingressus est et illa tenet [has just now entered and holds it] contra formam [fashion] recuperacois [recovery] pdte prout ex insumacoe Roba Laton armiger fily et her pda Johis Laton [Robert Laton, arms-bearer, son and heir of the aforesaid John Laton] accepunus et quia [because] etc quod per probos [which is for the good] etc scire fac profat [make speaking out] Cristoforo qdl esset his ad hunc diem [at this day] solt a dia sci Hillary in xv dies ostens [exhibiting] si quid [what] etc quare [why] predict Robens senam de mesuagys et alys ten predas versus pro Thomam List attorn sui et vis modo mand qdl mandanit plenu [full] returnu uris predts John Conyers aqilit Ballino din Regis libtatis [freedom] sue Richmond tui etc Et qui nullus [no one] etc Jo. pres est vis qdl scire [know] faciat profat Cristoforo qdl sit hic a die pasthe in xv dies ostens in forma pdca si etc Et vic non omittat [disregard] prorit [proof] libertatte [freedom] predictam etc 
    Person ID I1071  Welbank1
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2021 

    Family 1 Laton   d. Before 1418 
    Marriage 1410? 
    Family ID F279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2021 

    Family 2 Christina 
    Marriage Before 1419 
    +1. John Welbank,   b. Abt 1415, North Cowton Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2020 

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] National Archives CP 40 (Reliability: 3).