Sir William Atte Wode
- Born: Hooley House, Coulsdon, Surrey, England
- Marriage: Juliana 81
- Died: After 1360, Hooley House, Coulsdon, Surrey, England 81
Information about this person:
• Occupation: Captain of the Kings Guard. 81
• Background Information. 81
In 1318, William Atte Wode and wife Juliana sued to record title to the lands in Breckenham, a few miles to the northeast.
By 1341, Sir William Atwood was Captain of the King's Guard and on duty at Westminster Palace where Parliment was sitting. Two of Sir William's sons were Sergeants at Arms to the King. By 1345, the King had enrolled a vast army and invaded France. A possible third son, Geoffrey was also of this army and feel at the Battle of Crecy. Sir William certainly feel in one of the earlier actions. The English looted France, and perhaps Sir William's son, Peter Atte Woode was a a soldier here, for he became a man of vast weath, probably in part through inheritance.
Sergeant-at-Arms, William Atte Woode, was living in 1360. Geoffrey's estate of Hooley House was made to pay a fine because purchased by an ancestor without first asking leave of the king, or a ex post facto scheme of the king to raise money. In 1346, Peter Atte Wode & his wife Lawrance, sued to record title to a wide acreage in surrey, including lands in Sanderstead Parish. According to Gower in The History of Sanderstead, Peter Atwood paid a fine on Sanderstead Manor in 1346.
~Ye Atte Wode Annals, p. 1
William married Juliana. 81