Thursday, January 19, 2012


[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of William Elmer, son of John Elmer, son of Mary Kibbe (Elmer), daughter of Mary Pratt (Kibbe), daughter of Ebenezer Pratt, son of Mary Flagg (Pratt) daughter of John Bartholomew Thomas Flagg, son of Thomas Flegg, son of Allen Flegg, son of John Flegg, son of Richard Flegg, son of John Flegg, son of James Flegg, son of William Flegg.]

The Flegg Pedigree 13 [William Fleg (1400-1447)]
Pages 414-415; Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England: My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking
By Ernest Flagg
Published by Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973
ISBN 0806305339, 9780806305332
440 pages
Reprint of the 1926 ed.

13. William11 Fleg (12 John10, John9, William8, Philip7, Philip6, Philip5, Sir John4, Sir John3, Henry2, Algar1), was born about 1400, probably in or near East Dereham, countyNorfolk. The earliest mention found of him is in October 1427, when he was plaintiff against Thomas Cusshon [Cushing] of East Dereham, baxter, in a plea of trespass; the sheriff reports that said Thomas has nothing by which he can be attached. Also said William11 Fleg in January 1427/8, was plaintiff against Geoffrey atte Hill, husbandman, late of Bircham Tofts, county Norfolk, in a plea of trespass. (Coram Rege Rolls, Michaelmas, 6 Henry VI, m. 35d. and Hilary, 6 Henry VI, m. 51d.)

At a court of the Manor or Rougholme, held on Friday after the Feast of St. Ambrose, 18 Henry VI [8 Apr. 1440], William11 Fleg was fined 4d. for breaking the lord’s pound and removing said William’s cattle impounded there. At a court held on Friday after Easter, 25 Henry VI [14 April 1447] the jurors report that out of court William11 Fleg surrendered, by the hands of John Nash and William Rede, to the use of John Wagstaffe, three-and-a-half roods of land in Scarning; said John renders fealty and is admitted tenant. (This parcel appears to be the one acquired in 1422 by John10 Fleg.)

Positive proof has not been found as to the issue of William11 Fleg; but circumstantial evidences indicate that he was father of the following

i. John12, born about 1430; became a priest and is mentioned as “Sir” John Flegg as early as 1456. During the fifteenth century and first half of the sixteenth century “Sir” was the customary title applied to priests, but it went out of use soon after the Reformation and accession of Elizabeth (1558), and was later succeeded by the term “Reverend”. He died unmarried before 1480, as masses for his soul were provided for in the will of that year of Sir William12 Flegg, priest, probably his brother.
ii. Margaret, born about 1433; is mentioned in the will of her brother Sir William12 Flegg, priest, in 1480.
iii. William, born about 1435; became a priest and was rector of Whepstead, county Suffolk, from 1460 until his death in 1481, unmarried. The will of Sir William Flegge, parson of Whepstead, dated 16 May 1480. To be buried in the chancel there. Masses for the souls of my father and mother, and of Sir Thomas Dereham and Sir John Flegge [priests]. My seven day to be kept at Bury St. Edmunds, my thirty day at Dereham [co. Norfolk], and my year day at Whepstead. To my sisters Margaret and Isabel, sheets, coverlets, and other household effects. To “my nevyn John, a bason and an ewyr of latton, two candlesticks of latton, an English boke of St. Edmund’s lyfe, and 20 shillings.” To “my nevyn William, half a garnish [set] of pewter dishes, a round pott, two candlesticks, and 40 shillings.” To Thomas Kusshon [Cushing] and Thomas Ede of Dereham, gowns, hoods, doublets, etc. “My nevews John and William to be found with my goods to skole at Cambridge to be priests; if they will not, then my goods to be spent in good deeds.” Executors, Roger Drury of Hawstead, Esq., and John Basse, draper, and John Parke, baker, of Bury St. Edmunds. Proved 4 June 1481. (Consistory of Norwich, vol. 16. fol. 87.) The mentions of Dereham in this will clearly point to the birthplace of the testator.
iv. Isabel, born about 1438; is mentioned in the will of her brother Sir William12 Flegg, priest, in 1480.
v. James12, born about 1440. (Ancestor of the Flaggs of America.)
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