Biography of William Waller 1597-1668

Paternal Family Tree: Waller

Maternal Family Tree: Elizabeth Merbury

1622 Vere's Expedition to the Electorate of the Palatinate

1640 Short Parliament

1642 Long Parliament

1642 Siege of Portsmouth

1643 Battle of Lansdowne

1643 Battle of Roundway Down

On 05 Sep 1593 [his father] Thomas Waller (age 24) and [his mother] Margaret Lennard (age 14) were married.

Around 1597 William Waller was born to Thomas Waller (age 28) and Margaret Lennard (age 18) at Knole, Sevenoaks.

Around 1609 William Waller (age 12) educated at Magdalen College, Oxford University.

On 04 Jul 1613 [his father] Thomas Waller (age 44) died.

In 1620 Ralph Hopton 1st Baron Hopton (age 23) and William Waller (age 23) were members of the personal bodyguard for Princess Elizabeth Stewart Queen Bohemia (age 23).

Vere's Expedition to the Electorate of the Palatinate

In 1622 William Waller (age 25) was knighted during the Vere's Expedition to the Electorate of the Palatinate.

In 1622 William Waller (age 25) and Jane Reynell were married.

On 29 Aug 1629 William Paget 4th Baron Paget Beaudasert (age 57) died. His son [his future brother-in-law] William Paget 5th Baron Paget Beaudasert (age 19) succeeded 5th Baron Paget Beaudasert.

In 1632 [his son] Richard Waller was born to William Waller (age 35) and [his wife] Jane Reynell.

On 28 Jun 1632 [his future brother-in-law] William Paget 5th Baron Paget Beaudasert (age 22) and Frances Rich Baroness Geneville Beaudasert (age 15) were married. She by marriage Baroness Paget Beaudasert. She the daughter of Henry Rich 1st Earl Holland (age 41) and Isabel Cope Countess Holland. They were second cousin once removed.

In 1633 [his wife] Jane Reynell died.

After 1633 William Waller (age 36) and Anne Finch were married. She the daughter of Thomas Finch 2nd Earl Winchilsea (age 54) and Cecily Wentworth Countess Winchelsea (age 39).

In 1639 [his son] William Waller was born to William Waller (age 42) and [his wife] Anne Finch.

Short Parliament

In Apr 1640 William Waller (age 43) was elected MP Andover during the Short Parliament.

Long Parliament

On 03 May 1642 William Waller (age 45) was elected MP Andover during the Long Parliament.

Siege of Portsmouth

In Sep 1642 William Waller (age 45) concluded the Siege of Portsmouth.

Evelyn's Diary. 03 Oct 1642. To Chichester [Map], and hence the next day to see the Siege of Portsmouth; for now was that bloody difference between the King and Parliament broken out, which ended in the fatal tragedy so many years after. It was on the day of its being rendered to Sir William Waller (age 45); which gave me an opportunity of taking my leave of Colonel Goring (age 34), the governor, now embarking for France. This day was fought that signal battle at Edgehill. Thence I went to Southampton, Hampshire [Map] and Winchester, Hampshire [Map], where I visited the castle, school, church, and King Arthur's Round Table; but especially the church [Map], and its Saxon kings' monuments, which I esteemed a worthy antiquity.

Battle of Lansdowne

On 05 Jul 1643 the Battle of Lansdowne was an inconclusive battle between a Royalist army commanded by Ralph Hopton 1st Baron Hopton (age 47) and a Parliamentary Army commanded by William Waller (age 46) at Lansdown Hill, Bath. The two commanders being old friends.

Edward Leke was killed.

Bevil Grenville (age 48) was killed at the at the head of the Cornish infantry as it reached the top of Lansdown Hill. He received a blow to the head with a pole-axe and was taken to the rectory at nearby Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire where he died.

Battle of Roundway Down

On 13 Jul 1643 a Royalist cavalry force under Lord Wilmot (age 30) won a crushing victory over the Parliamentarian Army of the West under Sir William Waller (age 46) at Roundway Down Devizes, Wiltshire.

Maurice Palatinate Simmern (age 22) fought.

Before 1651 [his son-in-law] William Courtenay 5th Earl Devon (age 22) and [his daughter] Margaret Waller Countess Devon were married. He the son of Francis Courtenay 4th Earl Devon and Mary Pole (age 64).

Before 1652 Simon Harcourt and [his future wife] Anne Paget (age 46) were married.

In 1652 William Waller (age 55) and Anne Paget (age 47) were married.

In 1654 William Waller (age 57) bought at Osterley Park Hounslow.

Around 1661 [his wife] Anne Paget (age 56) died.

In 1667 [his son] William Waller (age 28) and [his daughter-in-law] Catherine Mansel were married.

Pepy's Diary. 14 Jun 1668. Thence home, and took my wife out and the girls, and come to this church again, to see it, and look over the monuments, where, among others, Dr. Venner and Pelting, and a lady of Sir W. Waller's (age 71); he lying with his face broken.

On 19 Sep 1668 William Waller (age 71) died.

[his son] Thomas Waller was born to William Waller and Anne Paget.

[his daughter] Margaret Waller Countess Devon was born to William Waller and Jane Reynell.

Royal Ancestors of William Waller 1597-1668

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 14 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 20 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 15 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 7 Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 13 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 13 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 9 Grand Son of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Ancestors of William Waller 1597-1668

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Waller

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Waller

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Waller of Groombridge

Great x 1 Grandfather: William Waller of Groombridge

GrandFather: Walter Waller of Groombridge

Father: Thomas Waller

William Waller 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Lennard

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Lennard

GrandFather: Samson Lennard Baron Dacre Gilsland

Great x 1 Grandmother: Elizabeth Hamon

Mother: Margaret Lennard 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Fiennes 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Fiennes 8th Baron Dacre Gilsland 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Fitzhugh 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Fiennes 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Humphrey Bourchier 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne Bourchier Baroness Dacre of Gilsland 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess of Surrey 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edmund Dudley 6 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edward Dudley 2nd Baron Dudley 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joyce Tiptoft 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Jane Dudley 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Willoughby 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Cecily Willoughby Baroness Dudley 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes 11th Baroness Dacre of Gilsland 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edward Neville 1st Baron Bergavenny Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: George Neville 4th and 2nd Baron Bergavenny 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Beauchamp 3rd Baroness Bergavenny 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: George Neville 5th and 3rd Baron Bergavenny 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Hugh Fenn

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Fenne Baroness Bergavenny

Great x 1 Grandmother: Mary Neville Baroness Dacre of Gilsland 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham Duchess Bedford 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Mary Stafford Baroness Bergavenny 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Percy 4th Earl of Northumberland 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maud Herbert Countess Northumberland 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England