"In the Coram Rege Rolls (1452-3), we find a suit instituted by this William Benalva against Thomas Payn and Joan his wife, and against Edith who was the wife of John Thomas, in respect of dower due to his wife as the widow of Mark. Johanna and Edith were Mark's daughters, perhaps by a former wife, and he had given them, as marriage portions, certain estates in Langorthowe and Fowey, a third part of which it was successfully contended belonged to their father's widow. 1
William married Alice MOYLE, widow of Mark BORLAS. (Alice MOYLE died on an unknown date.)
1 History of the Family of Borlase, p. 133.