Weyland of Suffolk, England
Sir Nicholas de Weyland b abt 1185, of Westerfield, Suffolk, England. The identity of his wife is undetermined.
Child of Nicholas de Weyland was:
Children of Thomas de Weyland and Ann de Colevill were: LINE A
Sir William de Weyland b abt 1265, of Brandeston and Westerfield, Suffolk, England, d 1327. The identity of his wife is undetermined.
Child of William de Weyland was:
Sir Robert de Weyland b abt 1295, of Brandeston, Suffolk, England. He md Cecily de Baldock abt 1316, daughter of Thomas de Baldock. She was b abt 1308.
Child of Richard de Weyland and Joan was:
Cecily de Weyland b abt 1316, of Blaxhall, Suffolk, England, d aft 1351. She md Sir Bartholomew de Burghersh, Lord Burghersh, Knight of the Garter, bef 10 May 1335, son of Sir Bartholomew de Burghersh and Elizabeth de Verdun.
a. The Complete Peerage identifies but one wife for Sir Thomas de Weyland, that being Margaret de Moese, but recent research by John Ravilious posted on soc.genealogy.medieval indicates Margaret was his second wife, and not, as CP claims, the mother of his two eldest sons, William and John. They were Thomas's sons by his first wife, Ann de Colevill, while youngest son, Richard de Weyland was the child of Margaret de Moese. Thomas de Weyland was Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, and, around 1288, fell into disgrace and fled into exile, probably to France. Evidently, he did not heed King Edward's advice concerning the Scottish succession, "that the kingdom should be regarded as impartible", and rather suggested its division between Baliol, Bruce, and Hastings, as being "to Edward's greatest advantage." He is said to have fled to the abbey of the Friar's Minor at Bury St. Edmunds and subsequently to have "abjured the realm."
AR: Line 70, Line 216A; SGM: Douglas Richardson, John Ravilious [ref: The Manors of Suffolk, by Copinger, Knights of Edward I, Harleian Society, et al].
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