William de Malbank Baron of Wich-Malbank
- Born: Wich Malbank, Cheshire, England
- Marriage: Ada de Beauchamp
- Died: Wich Malbank, Cheshire, England
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William Malbank, son and heir, was the last of the Noarman barons of Wich Malbank in the male line. He had a younger brother, Philip and another brother or sister who was the parent of Robert de Bressy of Wistanston. Another Malbank line separated at this time from which the Malbons of Bradley descended.
This last baron left three daughters and coheirs, Philippa, Eleanor and Auda, between whom the entire barony of Nantwich was divided.
~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol. III, p. 422
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The barony of Wych Malbank, or Nantwich, descended to William Malbank, who was the last of the Norman barons of Wych Malbank in the male line. He left three daughters and coheiresses, Phillipa, Eleanor and Alda, between whom the barony was divided.
Philippa married Thomas, Lord Basset of Hedrington, and had three daughters and coheiresses: Phillipa married Henry, Henry Earl of Warwick, Joanna married Reginald de Valletort and Alice who married John Lord Bisset.
Eleanor, died unmarried, but granted her share to Henry Aldithelea, and at the inquisition 16 Edward I, this share was found to be vested in James de Audley
Alda, married Warin de Veron, Baron of Shipbrook, living in the time of King John
~The Coucher Book on Chartulary of Walley Abbey, Vol II, pp. 478-479
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"Isdem Willelmus tenet Manesselle; Levenot tenuit, et liber homo fuit. Ibi una hida geldabilis; terra est una caruca; ibi unus radman, ii servi, & ii bordarri habent unam carucam : ibi una acra prati, silva una leuva longa, et una lata, et iv haiae, et aira accipitris. Valebat et valet iv solidos; wasta fuit," - Domesday, apud Ormerod, vol. III, p. 180
At the Norman conquest almost every Saxon proprietor was ejected: but it is recorded in Domesday that "William Malbedeng, Baron of Nantwich, held Eteshale, Church Minshull, Minshull Veron and Sproston." [Ormerod, vol. iii. p. 3] In the Confirmation Charter in which Earl Ranulf, gave Combermere Abbey, in the year 1230, we read of William Malbank, and Hugh, his father, as connected with the area.
~An Account of the Parish of Church Minshull, in Cheshire, by Rev. Geo B. Sanford, pgs. 86-87
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Before the Conquest, Algar, Earl of Mercia, was the lord of the manor of Sandon. It was given to William Baron Malbank by Hugh, Earl of Cheshire, who recieved it from William the Conqueror. William Baron Malbank's son Hugh, founded Combermere-abbey; and his son William gave Sandon Church to the Monks. A
~ A Topographical History of Staffordshire, pg. 305
William married Ada de Beauchamp, daughter of Hugh de Beauchamp of Eaton and Phillipa de Trailly.