William Frank TAILLEFER de Borlas
John Frank TAILLEFER de Borlas
(-By 1397)


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John Frank TAILLEFER de Borlas

  • Died: Bef 12 Jul 1397

  General Notes:

Compiler's 20 x great grandfather

  Research Notes:

"In the latter part of the 13th century "we arrive at William Frank Taillefer of Borlas, with whom the pedigree, which is capable of absolute documentary, proof commences." The word ' Frank ' in this compound is read ' french.' John, the son of William, being afterwards descrilied as John Frank Taillefer, alias Tailfer, alias John Frank (i.e. French John) de Borlas, and in various legal documents in the reign of Edward II. he is styled John le Fraunke or John Frank. This John Frank Taillefer left two sons, Andrew and Noel. Andrew Frank Taillefer inherited Borlas Frank and left an only daiighter, Alice Fi-ank Taillefer, who died s.p., and Borlas passed to her cousin german, Andrew, son of Noel Borlas, or de Borlas, from which time the name Taillefer ceased to be used. 1


12 Jul 1397, Westminster

Commission to John Colshull, Richard Gluvyan, John Polmorna, Thomas Tregoze and Henry Ilcombe, escheator in Cornwall, to enquire and certify whether John Frank, 'taillyfer,' deceased, an alien born in Brittany, and an enemy and rebel, acquired in fee during the war in the time of the late king, lands and tenements in that county to the value of 100s. a year, without the king's licence,and touching all the circumstances.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Ric. II, vol. 6, p. 241


10 Oct 1397, Westminster

Commitment to John Stokes,—by mainprise of William Lyndewode of the county of York and Robert Pykenham of the county of Essex,—of the keeping of all the lands in Borlas Frank, alias Frank Borlas Taillyfer, and Bossohammur, co. Cornwall, late of John Frank Taillyfer, which pertain to the king because the said John Frank was born in Brittany out of the king's allegiance and acquired the said lands to himself and his heirs for ever without the king's licence, to hold the same with the issues thereof from Michaelmas last for ten years, rendering yearly at the Exchequer by equal portions at Easter and Michaelmas whatever may be agreed upon between him and the king's council....

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 21 Ric. II, Membrane 26

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1 "Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society" , vol. 13, p. 228.

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