Sir Lionel DE WELLES, K.G.

Male 1406 - 1461  (55 years)


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  • Name Lionel DE WELLES  [1, 2
    • He was summoned to Parliament from 25 Feb 1431/2 by writs directed 'Leoni de Welles'. A firm Lancastrian, he was taken prisoner by the Yorkists at Blore Heath on 23 Sep 1459, and was with Queen Margaret's army which won St. Albans on 17 Feb1460/1. Lionel De Welles, Lord Welles, was slain testate aged fifty-five at the Battle of Towton on 29 Mar 1461, and was buried with his first wife at Methley. [1]
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix K.G. 
    Born 1406  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact 6th Lord Welles Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fact 1438-1442  Governor of Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fact 1 Died by his own hand it is said being unable to brook the disgrace of banishment from court. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 29 Mar 1461  Slain at Towton Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I81766  Main Tree
    Last Modified 1 May 2018 

    Father Eudes DE WELLES,   d. Bef 26 Jul 1417 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Maud DE GREYSTOKE 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1395  [3
    Family ID F18173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joan DE WATERTON,   d. Aft 18 Oct 1434 
    Married 15 Aug 1417  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Margaret DE WELLES,   d. 13 Jul 1480  [Birth]
    +2. Alianor DE WELLES  [Birth]
    Last Modified 1 May 2018 
    Family ID F33222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret BEAUCHAMP,   d. Bef 3 Jun 1482 
    Married 20 Apr 1447  [1
    Last Modified 1 May 2018 
    Family ID F33221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    2. [S5840] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis.

    3. [S02789] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2007, Vol. 161 January.