|Notes for Sir William (II) Malet Lord of Curry Mallet|
|It is not certain that Gilbert was his father. But that this William is descended from the earlier Malets of Curry Malet is reasonably certain. So this link has been made until more information is found. See the note for his purported grandfather William Malet who d. in 1169. Sanders, in his English baronies, p. 38, traces the succession of the manor of Curry Malet through these people.|
Wm. & Bertha had a third dau. Bertha who dsp before Easter 1221. (Sanders, p. 39)
|In his “Notices of an English branch of the Malet family”, printed by Harrison & Sons in 1885, p. 7, Arthur Malet writes that ‘It is not even known whether the congnizance of the three fermalets or buckles was borne by the family at the time of the invasion of England, or whether it was, as were so many other distinguishing coasts of arms adopted at the time of the crusades, from which time till the present it has been borne by the various French branches of the family; it was also borne by the the descendants of Durand Malet of Irby’.|
This allows him to be the more believed when he asserts on pp. 77-78 that the arms of the Malets of Corry Malet were:
Ermine a lion passant
and cites a document with the seal of Alice Basset containing the arms of Bassett with these arms, indubitably those of mallet.
|Last Modified 1 Nov 2011||Created 9 Dec 2011 By Tim Powys-Lybbe|