Name: Walter HELE , of Gnaton & Holbeton 1 2
ALIA: Walterus /Heale/, of Gnaton in Newton Ferrers
Birth: ABT 1550 in Gnaton in Newton Ferrers, Plympton St Mary, Devon, England
Death: 1609 in Holbeton, Plympton St Mary, Devon, England 2
Manors of Holbeton & Fleet, Devonshire:
HOLBETON, in the hundred of Ermington and in the deanery of Plympton, lies three miles from Modbury. Mothecombe, Creacombe, and Ford, are villages in this parish.
The manor of Holbeton was given by Henry I. to Matilda Peverel. In the reign of Edward II. it appears to have been a divided property between the families of Martyn, Bampfylde, Prous, and Kilbury. In the reign of Edward IV. it belonged to Holland Duke of Exeter. Margaret Countess of Richmond had a grant of the manor of Holbeton for life in 1487. At a later period it was in moieties between the families of Rolle and Hele. These moieties now belong to Joseph Kingston, Esq., and John Bulteel, Esq.
The manor of Fleet was in the family of Damarell from the time of the Conquest till the reign of Edward III., afterwards in Hill and Prideaux, and at a later period in the Heles. Sir Thomas Hele, of Fleet, was created a baronet in 1627. On the death of Sir Henry, the fourth baronet, this estate devolved to his cousin, Richard Hele, Esq.; and on the death of his great-grandson, James Modyford Hele, Esq., in 1716, this branch of the family having become extinct, the manor of Fleet passed by virtue of an entail to the ancestor of John Bulteel, Esq., the present proprietor, who resides at Fleet....
Adeston, in this parish, gave name to an ancient family, whose heiress brought it to Prideaux. It was the principal seat of the Prideaux family before they married the heiress of Gifford of Theoborough. From Prideaux it passed, by purchase, to Hele, and is now the property of John Bulteel, Esq....
In the parish-church (in Mr. Bulteel's aisle) is a monument without inscription for one of the family of Hele, with the recumbent effigies of a man in armour, and two ladies kneeling. There are memorials also for John Pollexfen, Esq., of Mothecombe, 1673; John Fortescue, Esq., of Combe, 1705; Joan, daughter of George Fortescue, 1718; and John Hamblyn, of Efford, Gent., 1774....
['Parishes: Hockworthy - Huxham', Magna Britannia: volume 6: Devonshire (1822), pp. 273-287. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk]
Father: John HELE , of Leweston b: ABT 1525 in Holbeton, Plympton St Mary, Devon, England
Mother: Elizabeth POLLEXFEN b: ABT 1530 in Kitley Manor in Yealmpton, Plympton St Mary, Devon, England
Elizabeth STRODE b: ABT 1550 in Newnham, Plympton St Mary, Devon, England
- Sampson HELE , of Gnaton, MP, Sheriff of Devon b: ABT 1582 in Gnaton in Newton Ferrers, Plympton St Mary, Devon, England
- Francis\Frances HELE b: ABT 1584 in Gnaton in Newton Ferrers, Plympton St Mary, Devon, England
- Title: Magna Carta Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson, 2005, Genealogical Publishing Co.
- Title: The History of Parliament, www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
Page: Hele, Sampson (c1582-c1655)