Sir Richard Welles, Knt., Lord Welles & Willoughby

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Sir Richard Welles, Knt., Lord Welles & Willoughby, son of Sir Lionel Welles, Knt., 6th Lord Welles and Joan Waterton, was born between 1428 and 1430.1 He was beheaded at the King's order at Queen's Cross, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, 12 March 1469/70, for refusing to lay down his arms.2,1

Richard married (1) Joan Willoughby, whose ancestry is not traced here, before 9 January 1448/49;2,1 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Margery Strangeways, daughter of Sir James Strangeways, Knt. and Elizabeth Darcy, about 10 August 1468.2,1,3

Family 1

Joan Willoughby b. abt. 1425, d. 13 Feb 1461/62

Family 2

Margery Strangeways d. aft. 8 May 1475
This person was last edited on31 May 2021


  1. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Five vols., Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 5:333 (Welles 13.i), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  2. [S2054] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Peerage: Or a History of the House of Lords and All Its Members From the Earliest Times: Revised and Much Enlarged (13 in 14 vols., London, England: The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1940), 12B:446 (Welles), further cited as CP.
  3. [S2075] James Raine, John Williams Clay, and James Raine [Jr] Testamenta Eboracensia, or Wills Registered at York: Illustrative of the history, manners, language, statistics, etc., of the province of York, from the year MCCC downwards, 6 vols. (: Surtees Society), 3, further cited as Raine, Clay, and Raine, Testamenta Eboracensia.