Descendants of Osbern DECAILLY

18. Generation

(Continued)


265. Francis K\C (Sir William K\C(2ND.KT) , Sir John K\C , Sir William K\C(1STKT.) , John K\C , Thomas K\C , Edmund CAYLLEWAYE , William K\C , John 3 the Younger LE CALAWE , John 1 LE CALEWE , Elias 2 DE CHAILLEWEY , Elias 1 DE CAILLEWAY , Nicholas DE CHAILLEWAY , Phillip1 DE CHAILLEWAY , Philip , William , Guillame , Osbern ) was born in 1525 in Rockbourne Hants. was buried in Feb 1601/1602 in Rockbourne.

Francis Kellaway

The son of Sir William II and Lady Anne Kellaway, he was MP for Lymington in 1586 and 1589.38 (Again it may be relevant that a Simon Kellaway of Dawlish, Devon, was MP for Totnes in 1589.39)

In 1567 Francis, in conjunction with his parents, conveyed to another the Manors of Vernhams Dean and Botes: three years later Thomas, son and heir of Francis gave up his rights to the premises. 40

Reference: 44M69/G3/7
'Declaration' by Francis Keilway esq, late sheriff of Hampshire, of his accounts from Michaelmas 29 Elizabeth to Michaelmas 30 Elizabeth (1587-88)
Creation dates: 1587-88

Reference: 44M69/G3/15
Note of moneys to be paid to the sheriff
Creation dates: c.1590
Scope and Content
Endorsed 'A note of petycons that I am to discharge' Manly includes farm of manors and land, distraint of goods and chattels, bonds, recusancy fines Not dated.
Refers to Kellaway, late sheriff, (Francis Kellaway was sheriff in 1587)

Reference: 44M69/G3/17/7
Bond: Francis Keilwey of Rockbourne, esq. for issues of manors of Rockbourne and Rockstead
Creation dates: 18 Aug 1591

Reference: 44M69/G3/48
Letter from George Vaux to Sir Richard Poulett, knight at Herriard, 24 Dec 1596
Creation dates: 1596
Scope and Content
Advises him that Mr Kelwey intended to enter process of law for levying the money not paid in from every sheriff.
Also gives notice of fines against him in Sir John Seymour's account (as specified in a schedule) and requests the bonds are assigned by Sir Richard to him (G. Vaux)

Reference: 44M69/G3/49
Original bundle of papers relating to Francis Kellawaye's debt to the Crown 1591, 1596-97 docs
Creation dates: 1591, 1594 and 1597

Reference: 44M69/G3/49/1-3
Schedules of sums
Scope and Content
Distrained 1591 and 1597

Reference: 44M69/G3/49/4
Court order
Scope and Content
Discharging Sir Richard Poulet from obligation to collect more rents from Kelwaye's lands in Rockbourne and Rockstead, 7 Nov 1594, annotated in 1597

Reference: 44M69/G3/49/5
Letter from F Kelway to Sir Richard Poulet
Creation dates: 10 Jan 1596-97
Scope and Content
Stating that Exchequer ordered seisure of his property (during shrievalty of William St John) for payment of his account as sheriff
Requests him to pay in money received so far, so that he can get his quietus from the Exchequer otherwise he may have to get a Fieri facias (court order) to levy the sum from his land

Reference: 44M69/G3/49/6
Part of a memorandum of Richard Poulet's affidavit, 10 Jun 1597
Scope and Content
Concerns payment of a sum due from manors and lands mentioned in an order which charged him to collect money

Reference: 44M69/G3/49/7
Copy Exchequer receipt
Creation dates: 13 Jun 1597
Scope and Content
For money paid out of Kelwaye's lands at Rockbourne, Rockstead etc 1596-97


The House of Commons history has interesting background material on Francis Keilway which throws light on his character.41 Some is worth quoting in detail:

" Until about October 1553 he lived in the house of his mother-in-law, formerly Lady Weston .... . When she was widowed for the second time, Keilway and an accomplice robbed her of 500 worth of silver, for which Keilway was outlawed, search being made for him in Ireland, Flanders and Calais. In the following March he received a royal pardon. Two months later he robbed a house in Congresbury, Somerset, for which he was also eventually pardoned."

" He ruined his son through a 20-year dispute over the family estates, and had to be ordered by the Privy Council to maintain him. Having agreed to this in August 1598, he failed to pay the allowance, in spite of two letters from the Council. A third letter, in November 1600, might have done the trick:

We did little expect that you or any other man of your place
would have had that slender regard of so many letters as
have been written unto you in the behalf of your son, whose
estate is so pitiful it hath moved Her Majesty to great
compassion .....,

but Keilway married again, forcing his son to agree to an allowance of only 3 a week while his stepmother enjoyed what little remained of the estates, most of which had been sold in 1597 to a creditor, Anthony Ashley, for 50."

The Victoria County History of Hampshire also paints a vivid picture of the strained relationship and dealings between Francis and Thomas.42 Briefly, there was a dispute as to whether Sir William II had given Rockbourne Manor to his son Francis or to his grandson Thomas.

" This discrepancy may be accounted for by the relations between
Francis Keilway and his son, who in 1591 was imprisoned in the Fleet
' for procuring and suborning certain persons to exhibit grevyous complaintes ' against Anthony Ashley, clerk of the Privy Council, and on obtaining his release in 1592 was found to have no money to pay the prison fees. His father, with whom he had quarrelled, was ordered to provide for him as a ' gentleman pencioner,' but in 1598 Thomas being ' utterlie lame and a creeple ' complained that since his father had again cut off his allowance he was
' inforced to use very hard and base shiftes even for his foode and sustenance in such sorte as it is pitifull to make mencion.' The Privy Council took the case in hand and ordered Francis to allow his son 3 weekly. Refusing to obey, Francis for a long while ignored their letters, but finally agreed to pay his son's debts and to allow him to ' lyve in house ' with him. Francis died in 1601-2 and Thomas succeeded to Rockbourne."

Further uncertainty and disputes involved the Crown (Queen Elizabeth and James I ) and Ambrose and Edward, brothers of Francis Kellaway.

Other references to this Francis include the acquisition of one third of the Manor of Ham, and the disposal of this and the Manor of Itford, both in Sussex, by him, all in 1566. 43,44

The Rockbourne Registers record the burial of Francis in February 1602/1.45
His Will includes bequests to his (second) wife Francis, daughter Alis and son Thomas. He leaves money for him to be buried in the " parish Church of Rocborne ... in the South Ile ... and my Armes to be sett in the windowe ... " 46

In 1602 Francis Keylway, of Rockbourne Hampshire, acknowledged his apparently substantial debts, but left some belongings to his wife Frances, his daughter Alis (Anne?), and granddaughter Christian Babbington. His sister Sybill Thorpe is mentioned, but his son Thomas was only to receive furnishings for two chambers, "at the discretion of mine executors".
(Born c. 1530 and the last of the noteable Rockborne family, Francis lost the manor. He refused to support his crippled son.)

Ffrancis died in 1601-2 and Thomas succeeded to Rockbourne, but Ffrancis' skulduggery continued. Rockbourne was heavily mortgaged to Sir Anthony Ashley, but in 1608 Thomas sold it to Sir Anthony's son-in-law, Sir John Cooper! It was quickly found that Ffrancis had in 1574 settled the Manor after himself and his male heirs on his brothers Ambrose and Edward who in order to prevent a sale of the Manor had granted an interest in it to Queen Elizabeth, which was subsequently renounced as fraudulent by James 1, who granted it to Sir John Cooper.

Francis married (1) Ann WESTON in Rockbourne Hants.

They had the following children:

+ 339 M i Thomas K\C was born in 1550 and died in 1606.
  340 F ii Ann K\C was born in 1552 in Rockbourne Hants.
        Ann married George LAWRENCE.
+ 341 F iii Alice K\C.

Francis also married (2) Frances ROGERS about 1600.

271. Elizabeth K\C (Sir William K\C(2ND.KT) , Sir John K\C , Sir William K\C(1STKT.) , John K\C , Thomas K\C , Edmund CAYLLEWAYE , William K\C , John 3 the Younger LE CALAWE , John 1 LE CALEWE , Elias 2 DE CHAILLEWEY , Elias 1 DE CAILLEWAY , Nicholas DE CHAILLEWAY , Phillip1 DE CHAILLEWAY , Philip , William , Guillame , Osbern ) was born in 1542 in Rockbourne Hants.

Elizabeth married (1) William SKILLING.

Elizabeth also married (2) John CROOKE.

They had the following children:

  342 F i Prudence CROOKE.
  343 M ii John CROOKE.

272. Mary K\C (Sir William K\C(2ND.KT) , Sir John K\C , Sir William K\C(1STKT.) , John K\C , Thomas K\C , Edmund CAYLLEWAYE , William K\C , John 3 the Younger LE CALAWE , John 1 LE CALEWE , Elias 2 DE CHAILLEWEY , Elias 1 DE CAILLEWAY , Nicholas DE CHAILLEWAY , Phillip1 DE CHAILLEWAY , Philip , William , Guillame , Osbern ) was born in 1544 in Rockbourne Hants.

Mary married William BUTTON in Alston Wilts. William was born in 1526 in Alston Wilts. He died in 1590.

They had the following children:

  344 M i Sir Ambrose BUTTON KT.

273. Ann K\C (Sir William K\C(2ND.KT) , Sir John K\C , Sir William K\C(1STKT.) , John K\C , Thomas K\C , Edmund CAYLLEWAYE , William K\C , John 3 the Younger LE CALAWE , John 1 LE CALEWE , Elias 2 DE CHAILLEWEY , Elias 1 DE CAILLEWAY , Nicholas DE CHAILLEWAY , Phillip1 DE CHAILLEWAY , Philip , William , Guillame , Osbern ) was born about 1545.

Ann married John AUCHER. John was born about 1530 in Otterdon.

They had the following children:

  345 F i Joan AUCHER was born in 1550.
        Joan married Sir Humphrey GILBERT in 1570. Sir was born in 1539. He died in 1583.

274. Charles K\C (Sir William K\C(2ND.KT) , Sir John K\C , Sir William K\C(1STKT.) , John K\C , Thomas K\C , Edmund CAYLLEWAYE , William K\C , John 3 the Younger LE CALAWE , John 1 LE CALEWE , Elias 2 DE CHAILLEWEY , Elias 1 DE CAILLEWAY , Nicholas DE CHAILLEWAY , Phillip1 DE CHAILLEWAY , Philip , William , Guillame , Osbern ) was born about 1550 in Rockbourne Hants. He died in 1605 in Southwark Surrey.

Archaeologia Cantiana - Published by the Kent
Archaeological Society Vol 74 1960 p205 Miscellaneous Notes.

Mary Lull married Charles Kellawaye on 22 November 1599 at St
Saviour, Southwark. After Charles died the widow Mary became
the second wife of Anthony Finch on 16 July 1607. Mary was
buried in 1648 at Petworth, Sussex. Anthony Finch had issue by
both of his wives.

Visitation of Sussex 1633-4 Harleian Soc Vol 53 p32 1905
The Dawtrey pedigree has Elizabeth d of Charles Kelloway of Rockborne,
Southampton as second wife of Sir Henery Dawtrey of Moorhouse,
Sussex. They appear to have married in c1630 - at the time of
the Visitation they had one child, a son John Dawtrey.

Charles (nuncup. will) of Southwark, Surrey. Charles also sued for his part of Rockborne. His wife remarried, and in the papers of her new husband, a Jacob C/K turns up. He must be a son of Charles but have not pursued him.

There is Ct of Request suit REQ 2/242/1-49. In this case Robert Bremer and Charles Callaway are being sued over a presumed debt by Thomas Mercer, Complt.(possibly on behalf of Humfrie Harrys, or his estate). The 'answers' by Robert Bremer and Charles C. to the complaint of Thomas Mercer 'citizen and mercer of London' are dated xxith day of Novem? in the xxxix year of the reign of Q. Eliz.[c1597]. At one point Bremer makes the statement: "Bremer saith that he never held any shoppe of the said Humfrie Harrys in twoe Bowe lane" -

Charles married Mary LULL on 22 Nov 1599 in Southwark. Mary died in 1648 in Petworth.

They had the following children:

  346 M i Jacob K\C was born about 1600 in Southwark Surrey. He died in 1675 in Lymington.

Providence, Jacob Calloway Master of Lymington, Hampshire 17 February 1675 PROB 11/347
  347 F ii Elizabeth K\C was born about 1602 in Southwark.

West Sussex RO from A2A
Reference: Add Mss 12372
Attested copy of marriage settlement, 1 December 1630
Creation dates: 21 October 1658
Scope and Content
Between (a) Sir Henry Dawtrey of Moore in Petworth, kt., and (b) Elizabeth Keylways, sole daughter of Charles Keylways, late of Chamberwell Camberwell, co. Surrey, esq., George Lull of London, merchant tailor, and Thomas Lushen of London, fishmonger

I Messuage and land called Stoners; barn and land called Clench Land; and barn and land called Roxfold and Oborne; together 80a., in Petworth, in occ. of Thomas Goble, at a yearly rent of 32

II Messuage, orchard, garden and lands called Ratford Land, Loxlease and Hawland, and a parcel of land late in ten. of Thomas Meredith; together 70a., in Petworth, in occ. of Thomas Boyes, at a yearly rent of 24

III 70a. meadow land, part of Hawlands, in Petworth, in occ. of John Morley, at a yearly rent of 25

IV 50a. land, called Elkhams, in Petworth, in occ. of John Holland and Richard Hurst, at a yearly rent of 14

V 40a. land, called Wooborne, in Petworth, in occ. of the widow Luttman at a yearly rent of 8

VI Tenements and 15a. land, called Spicers, in Petworth, in occ. of Thomas Sturt at a yearly rent of 3

Recites the intended marriage of (a) and the said Elizabeth. (a) covenants with (b) that the property shall be to the use of (a) for life, then to the use of the said Elizabeth for life, then to the use of the heirs of (a)

Original witnessed by Richard Taylor, John Pay, Jacob Kelway, Thomas Doughtre and William Doughtre

Copy attested by John Payne, Thomas Barnard and Henry Barnard. (Endorsed, 'My Lady Dawtrey's Jointure'.)
        Elizabeth married Sir Henery DAWTRY about 1630.

285. Jane DEVIOKE (John DEVIOKE , Elizabeth LUCCOMBE , John LUCCOMBE , Margery/Margaret DE KAYLE , Ralph DE KAYLE , William DE KAYLE , Philip DE KAYLE , Son of Robert or John DE KAUL , Robert DE KAUL , Roger DE KAUL , Ralph DE KAUL , Ralph DE CAILLEWAY , ?Roger , Philip , William , Guillame , Osbern ) was born about 1440.

Heir of Euthy

Edmund de Courtenay (c1442-1496), son of Sir Philip and Elizabeth de Hungerford Courtenay, married Jane Devioke. Nothing is provided on her ancestry. From the Catalogue of the NA, is a suit in Equity [E 326/6468] which involves Laurence, son and heir of Richard Courtenay Esq. of Ethy (in St Winnow), deceased & Thomas Arundel, knight, and others (feoffees to uses as specified) concerning the manors of Warleggon (Warlegan), Trevebyn (in St Neot), Deviock (Devyoke) in Warleggon, etc. [Warleggan adjoins St Neot]. Also at NA, a court case [C 1/31/119] involves William Resmoderes and Alice his wife, daughter of John Luccombe; and John Devyok, son of Elizabeth, another daughter of said John Luccombe, son of Margery, sister of Ralph, father of Robert KAYLL vs John Trevylon, feoffee to uses: Land at St. Winnow and Bodmin, Cornwall. Dates: 1386-1486. Another reference is to Okehampton Borough (Devon RO) - Title Deeds and Leases: [3248A-O/11/122, dated 1481] mentions (2) John Devyok, Joan his wife and Edmund their son. So, John Devoyke's connection is with the Courtenays.

Jane married Edmund COURTENAY. Edmund was born in 1442. He died in 1496.

Edmund de Courtenay (c1442-1496), son of Sir Philip and Elizabeth de Hungerford Courtenay, married Jane Devioke. Nothing is provided on her ancestry. From the Catalogue of the NA, is a suit in Equity [E 326/6468] which involves Laurence, son and heir of Richard Courtenay Esq. of Ethy (in St Winnow), deceased & Thomas Arundel, knight, and others (feoffees to uses as specified) concerning the manors of Warleggon (Warlegan), Trevebyn (in St Neot), Deviock (Devyoke) in Warleggon, etc. [Warleggan adjoins St Neot]. Also at NA, a court case [C 1/31/119] involves William Resmoderes and Alice his wife, daughter of John Luccombe; and John Devyok, son of Elizabeth, another daughter of said John Luccombe, son of Margery, sister of Ralph, father of Robert KAYLL vs John Trevylon, feoffee to uses: Land at St. Winnow and Bodmin, Cornwall. Dates: 1386-1486. Another reference is to Okehampton Borough (Devon RO) - Title Deeds and Leases: [3248A-O/11/122, dated 1481] mentions (2) John Devyok, Joan his wife and Edmund their son. So, John Devoyke's connection is with the Courtenays.

Edmund and Jane had the following children:

  348 M i Richard COURTENAY.
  349 M ii William COURTENAY.

288. Edward(2) CAYLEY (John DECAILLY (CAYLEY) , William(4) DECAILLY , Edward(1) DECAILLY , William(3) DECAILLY , John(3) DECAILLY , John(2) DECAILLY SHERRIFF , William DECAILLY , Hugh DECAILLY KT , Osbert , Adam , John , John , Roger , Simon , Humphrey , Guillame , Osbern ) was born about 1520 in Norfolk.

He had the following children:

  350 M i Richard DECAILLY was born in Norfolk.
+ 351 M ii William(5) CAYLEY was born in 1550.

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