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The information is presented primarily by English county. In addition there are sections on "Admiralty Clerks" and "Calendar of State Papers".

The sections are:


Church Kirk - Blackburn - Billington - Rishton - Rufford - Clitheroe - Lancashire Fines - Lancashire Court Rolls -

2. Derbyshire

Wirksworth - Egginton

3. Gloucestershire

4. Yorkshire

Slaidburn - Salterforth - Scarborough - Freemen of York

5. Buckinghamshire

Petition to House of Lords

6. Middlesex

Middlesex Sessions -

7. Northamptonshire

Greetworth - Maidford -

8. Staffordshire

Chedleton - Rolleston -Ellastone

9. Surrey


10. Worcestershire

11. Environs of London

Holborn - Westminster

12. Ireland

Civil War 1641 -

13. Admiralty Clerks

14. 17thC , mainly Calendar of State Papers

Charles I - Charles II - James II - William and Mary -

15. Other References

Calendar of Treasury Papers - Chapel Royal Chaplains - Clergy of the Church of England

16. Welbank(s)





Surnames started to be used with the arrival of the Normans after 1066, gradually becoming more common in the subsequent centuries. By the time of the Poll Tax in the 14th century they were more or less universally adopted. Historic references point to the Ribble Valley area of East Lancashire as the likely origin of the Wallbank name. Several townships around Blackburn have references to Wallbank from the late 13th century. These are shown below. A map showing the location of the townships and parishes is here. The early Wallbanks were minor landowners in Chrch Kirk, a couple of miles east of Blackburn, and one Adam de Wallbank was the Chaplain of Church Kirk and later the vicar of Blackburn.

Later they were prominent in the Slaidburn area a few miles north in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The Slaidburn Manor Court Rolls show that a John Wolbonk died about 1392 leaving his copyhold land to his son.

Go here for the Slaidburn Wallbanks.

Most of the information below was obtained from the University of London's "British History on Line". The primary sources are shown against the respective citation.

1. Lancashire

Township of Church Kirk, Lancashire

Church Kirk lies east of Blackburn and south of Whalley

One of the earliest references to Wallbank was in the late 13th century in Church Kirk , near Blackburn in Lancashire where records show that Wallbanks resided from before 1289 to at least 1380.

William son of Richard de Wallbank received land called the Impes and Smerebutts from Roger Nowell who in turn received it from Adam de Church. Richard was the student of Henry the Chaplain of Rishton. About the same time Adam the son of Uctred de Church granted a mill to William de Wallbank in return for an arrow rent payable to Henry de Lacy.

In 1289 the same William de Wallbank gave to Adam de Wallbank, his brother and Chaplain of Church Kirk land in Merseland and Kemisdoles. Henry son of Richard de Wallbank was granted the pond and holme (water meadow or low land just above flood level) of the mill and six selions in Turncroft by Peter de Radcliffe. Henry also had half of the Stubbs estate in Ponthalgh from Adam son of Uctred de Church. A year later in 1290, Adam de Wallbank , the Chaplain of Church, and his brother Henry was given nine selions in Church. This land, at Lungridding, Turncroft, Impes, Kemisdoles, Meadowcroft and Greenlands was in exchange for land which Henry had purchased from Adam son of Uctred de Church in Ponthalgh and Linfurlong.

In 1311 William de Wallbank was given the right to the mill by Henry son of Adam son of Christiana de Church. A later reference shows that William was the son of Henry.

Richard son of William de Wallbank (possibly the William above) gave his son Henry a messuage with land of half of the mill estate after after his marriage to Beatrice in 1331. The same Henry released his right of half the mill to Thomas de Altham in 1350. The other half was similarly released by Alice widow of Richard de Wallbank and Henry's mother.

In 1351 William son of Henry de Wallbank gave to Thomas de Altham all his lands in Church except the dower of Alice his grandmother and the widow of Richard de Wallbank .

Ellen , the daughter of William de Wallbank, married Robert Gibson de Duckworth. She had freehold land in Church which was conveyed in 1388-9 by her son William.

In 1441 land at "the Old Wallbank" is referred to in a transaction. By this time Wallbanks seem to have disappeared from Churh Kirk. May be the Black Death of 1350 took its toll.

From the above references it is possible to construct a family tree of the Wallbanks of Church.

Go here to download pdf image of Descendents of Richard de Wallbank of Church Kirk

.Source: History of Lancashire Volume Six, The Victoria History of the Counties of England page 402 ( 1911)


Township of Blackburn, Lancashire

On 16 June 1317 Adam de Wallbank was appointed vicar of Blackburn on the death of the previous incumbent W. de Lench. The patron was Whalley Abbey. He was superceded on 6 July 1320, presumably on his death.

.Source: History of Lancashire Volume Six, The Victoria History of the Counties of England


Township of Billington , Lancashire

Billington lies north of Blackburn and west of Whalley

A reference to land called "Wallbanck" is made in 1347 and again in 1538.

Source: History of Lancashire Volume Six, The Victoria History of the Counties of England


Township of Rishton, Lancashire

Rishton lies north east of Blackburn

In 1312 or shortly after William the Harper gave to William de Hesketh and Adam his son the homages of John de Wallbank.

In 1331 the Wallbanks released their estate to Sir John de Hesketh.

.Source: History of Lancashire Volume Six, The Victoria History of the Counties of England


Township of Rufford, Lancashire

Rufford south west of Preston on the Ormskirk road. It was formerly a part of Croston parish.


John de Hesketh was a sub-custos of Blackburn Hundred in 1323; Cal. Pat. 1321–4, p. 382. In 1330 the Abbot of Chester admitted him, his wife and children to association in the prayers and good works of the abbey; Towneley MS. HE Edw. III, no. 5. In the following year Anabil widow of John de Walbank made a release to Sir John de Hesketh and Alice his wife; Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol. 110b.

.Source: History of Lancashire Volume Six, The Victoria History of the Counties of England (1911).


Township of Clitheroe, Lancashire

A Mr Wallbank was referred to in connection with an investigation by the House of Commons Committee of Privileges on 12 February 1696 into irregularities in the election of the MP for Clitheroe.(details)

Source: House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 12 February 1696', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 440-45.


Lancashire Fines

[ In the late 12th century a procedure evolved for ending a legal action by agreement between the parties. The agreement was known as a final concord (or fine). Originally this was a means of resolving genuine disputes, but by the middle of the 13th century the fine had become a popular way of conveying freehold property, and the legal action was usually a fictitious one, initiated with the cooperation of both parties. This procedure survived until the 1830s.]

A reference to Thomas Walbank , Chaplain, during the reign of Henry VI 1428-9

Source: Lancashire Fines: Henry VI (various dates), Final Concords for Lancashire, Part 3: 1377-1509 (1905), pp. 123-30.


At Lancaster, on Wednesday the feast of St. Lawrence the Martyr, 7 Henry VI. [10th August, 1429]. Between Thomas Walbonk, chaplain, plaintiff, and John Banes and Agnes, his wife, deforciants of 5 messuages, 60 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, and 40 acres of wood in Broghton in Kertmell.

Source: Lancashire Fines: 1-20 Henry VI', Final Concords for Lancashire, Part 3: 1377-1509 (1905), pp. 88-108.


Lancashire Court Rolls


A reference to John de Wallebonke

Lancashire Assizes, 1268

Novel disseisin —Henry son of Henry de Clayton v. William de Aluetham, John de Chuttesworthe and others re a tenement in Clayton.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Richard de Ryston and John de Wallebonke

Source: 'Roll 1238: 6 Edward I', Lancashire Assize Rolls: 4 John - 13 Edward I (1903), pp. 152-172. (British History Online)




A reference to Anabilla Walbonck, relict of John del Walbonck.

Court held at Clitheroe 16 August 1324



Source: Court Rolls of the Lordships, Warpentakes, and Demense Manors of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, in the County of Lancaster. For the 17th and 18th years of Edward II., A.D., 1323-4.(1901). Edited by William Farrar for the Lancashire Record Society , page 60 (Original Rolls in the National Archives, Kew).


2. Derbyshire


Parish Registers

Walbanckes are recorded in the early parish registers of Egginton (registers commencing in 1561), the first entry being the marriage of Johannis Wallbank in 1592. His offspring (Elizabetha, Catherina, Simon and Isobella) were baptized between 1595 and 1604. Nearly 70 years elapsed before the next entry: the baptisms of the children of a Johannis (jnr) and a Simonis Walbancke between 1672 and 1679.

The last recorded entry of a Wallbank was the marriage of Elizabeth in 1776. (See post 1700 references)

The Derbyshire Hearth Tax Assessments:1670. Simon Walbarke (sic) of Egginton in the Moreleston and Litchurch Hundred is rated at one hearth. The person is most probably Simon Walbank, the name being incorrectly transcribed..

Source: Derbyshire Hearth Tax Assessments 1662-1670 , ed. David G Edwards, pub. Derbyshire Record Society , Vol. VII, 1982, p.96.. (Transcribed from the roll in Derby Public Library, Derbyshire Collection, DC 9956)

A return for Egginton in 1662 and 1664 is at the National Archives under class E179, refs E179/94/378 and E179/94/401 respectively. These have good legibility..


Parish Registers

Wallbank and variants are recorded in the early parish registers of Wirksworth, from 1618 the mid 19th century. It is likely that the line decends from a common anestor who migrated to the parish in the early 17th century. For a list of Wallbank and variants in the parish records, go here.

Source : Wirksworth Parish Records - http://www.wirksworth.org.uk


Church Wardens's Accounts, 1658-1727

1674 - "Wee the Churchwardens of Wirksworth have Returned these that folow of Wirksworth for not paying their pts of Sessement" - John Walbanke, 0 0 2 pence

1680 - "pd Anne Wallbanke for a hedghogg, 0-0-2 pence " 26 April 1680.

1683 - "pd John Wallbanke for 2h, 0-0-4 pence". 23 Auguust 1683.

1692 - "The Account of George Haslam William Bradshaw Thomas Spencer & Saml Brandreth Churchwardens of the pish of Wirksworth for the year 1692 as followeth" - Disbursmts, May 19 Jo Higgett Samll Wall Paul Laughton & Widd. Walbanke 5hh, 0 0 10 [a craftsman earned about 18 pence a day in 1690]

Source: Wirksworth Parish Records - http://www.wirksworth.org.uk

Free and Voluntary Presents (Gifts to King Charles II from the common people on his return to the throne in 1661)

John Wallbank (b 11 Feb 1687). 2 shillings collected at Wirksworth.

Source: Wirksworth Parish Records - http://www.wirksworth.org.uk


Free and Volunary Presents (Gifts to King Charles II from the common people of England on his return to the throne in 1661). Collected 16 Dec 1661.

John Wallbank, (buried 5 Feb 1687) gave 2 shillings.

Source: The Free and Voluntary Present 1661 Derbyshire, by David Clay [http://www.wirksworth.org.uk]

For Wirksworth references after 1700 go here


3. Gloucestershire

Gloucester & Warwick, Feb. 11 1640/41

Gloucester & Warwick.James Walbancke, clerk, grandfather of the ward by the mother's, side, the mother being also dead.Do.For the wardship of Robert Pettifer, son and heir of Robert Pettifer, late of Coleshill, co. Warwick clerk, who died about 14 days since, seised of lands in co. Gloucester, &c. Ordered Commission de diem, &c. to find the office decreed, returnable the third sitting in Easter term next. Feb. 12.

'Entry Book of Minutes of Petitions and other Proceedings in the Court of Wards', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1640-1 (1882), pp. 214-240. (British History Online)



4. Yorkshire

Township of Slaidburn, West Riding of Yorkshire

Walbonk family present in the area before 1392. Go here for Slaidburn Wallbanks


Township of Salterforth. Parish of Barnoldswick, West Riding of Yorkshire

The first Walbank appears in the Barnoldswick parish register in about 1593 shortly after the date records are available for the parish. Walbanks may have been residents in the parish before this date.


Go here for Salterforth/ Barnoldwick Walbanks


5. Buckinghamshire

Petition to the House of Lords January, 1648.

Petition by John Walbancke and others on 3 January 1648 that the Barons of the Exchequer shall take off Fines imposed upon them by some of the Justices of the County of Bucks, for not attending them at the Sessions at Bucks.The petition was successful.

Walbank, Perkins, Cowley, and Grover, Petition, for their Fines to be taken off, imposed on them for not attending the Quarter Sessions at Buckingham.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament.

"The humble Petition of John Walbanck, Christopher Perkins, Henry Cowley, and John Grover, Gentlemen;

"Humbly sheweth,

"That your Petitioners, in Obedience to the Order of this Honourable House, did give their Attendance at the Sessions held for the County of Bucks, at Aylesbury, upon the 29th of April last; your Lordships having declared that to be the Place where the Sessions ought to be kept: But some Justices, meeting at Buckingham, did there fine your Petitioners in great Sums of Money, for not attending there.

"Wherefore your Petitioners humbly pray, this Honourable House will be pleased to take into Consideration; and to prohibit the Barons of the Exchequer, and all other Officers whom it may concern, to estreat or receive Estreats of the Fines imposed upon your Petitioners as aforesaid, and to order your Petitioners may be discharged of the said Fines; having, as they hope, not any Way offended.

"And your Petitioners shall ever pray, &c."

House adjourned till 10a cras.

Walbank, Perkins, Cowley, and Grover, Fines taken off.

Upon reading the Petition of John Walbancke, Christofer Perkins, Henry Cowley, and John Grover: (Here enter it.)

It is Ordered, That the Barons of the Exchequer shall take off the Fines imposed upon them by some of the Justices of the County of Bucks, for not attending them at the Sessions at Bucks.

Source: House of Lords Journal Volume 9: 3 January 1648', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 9: 1646 (1802), pp. 626-34. (British History Online)




6. Middlesex

Middlesex Sessions

Stephen Walbancke, Fyncheley, Middlesex. 1563

Victim of burglary.

4 September 1563 , 5 Elizabeth.True Bill that, at Fyncheley co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Thomas Turner yoman, John Church yoman, and . . . . yoman, all three late of London, broke burglariously into the house of Stephen Walbancke, and stole therefrom divers pieces of woollen thread called "wollen yearne" worth twenty shillings, divers pieces of "lynnyn yearne" worth twenty shillings, and a piece of woollen cloth called "a remnant of cloth" worth three shillings, and a piece of linen cloth worth three shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Stephen Walbanck. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' Thomas Turner and John Church were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

Source: Middlesex county records: Volume 1 (1886), by John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor) . pp 46-50 (British History Online)

.John Walbancke, Wilsden, 1573

Victim of robbery.

18 May, 15 Elizabeth.-True Bill that, on the said day at Wilsdon co. Midd., Simon Platte of Wilsdon co. Midd. laborer stole "tres pecias auri cuniati vocat' angelles ad valenciam xxxs., unam aliam peciam auri cuniati vocat' a sufferen ad valenciam xs.," and twelvepence in numbered money, of the chattels and moneys of John Walbancke. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Simon Platte was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 17 June, 15 Eliz.

Source: Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1573, Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886) by John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor), pp. 78-85. (British History Online)

John Walbancke, Hornsey 1703

Dismissal of the complaint of Mary, widow of Thomas Jerome, bricklayer, of Hornsey Parish, against John Walbank, formerly of Finchley Parish, journeyman bricklayer, who has removed to Hornsey, and has obtained a license to sell beer and ale, to the great damage of the petitioner, who has had a license to sell drink in that parish for 15 years (p. 28)

'Sessions Books: 1703', Middlesex county records. Calendar of Sessions Books 1689-1709 (1905), pp. 253-266. (British History Online)



7. Northamptonshire


Death of James Walbancke, Clerk to the Rectory of Greetworth, Northamptonshire, about 1647. (details)

March 3, 1648

Ordered, That Doctor Heath give Institution and Induction unto Sampson Smart Clerk, unto the Rectory of Greetworth, in the County of North'ton, void by the Death of James Walbancke Clerk, the last Incumbent there; salvo Jure, &c.: Wm. Clough, Citizen and Merchant, London, Patron.

Source: Journal of the House of Lords: volume 10: 1648-1649, 3 March 1648 (1802), pp. 88-9.

Witness to Will of Thomas Tims, 1638

Will made Jan 20 1636. Thomas Tims of Greatworth, husbandman "of the age 89 years" . To the church of Greatworth for the repairing of the steeple a "spyre of oke" 6s 8d. To the Minister for tithes forgotten 2s To my son Martin ten pounds & five pounds more towards the debt my son John owes him. To my daughter Mary 40s if she be alive at my death. To my son John one sheep. To the poor of the town 2s 6d. I give to Graces[sic] children every one a sheep. To my maid Ann 2s 6d. The residue to my son Timothy, my executor

Thomas Tims Witnesses James WALBANCKE Ann HIX her mark £52. 13. 4

Source: Northamptonshire Wills - Sulgrave & surrounding parishes ( http://reocities.com/Heartland/fields/1759/volfour/VOL4.56.htm ). Transcribed and indexed by Fay McKenzie-Edmonds, 42/35 Phillip St. Cabarita NSW 2137 Australia.


Henry Walbank (1660-1737) was Vicar of Maidford, Northants .  He was educated at Trinity College, Oxford, taking a BA in 1681 and an MA in 1684, his father being Samuel Walbank of Wroxton, Oxon, gent (Alumni Oxonienses).  He married Jane, daughter of Richard Tompson of Horley, Northants, esquire, and had issue.

Source: Northants and Rutland Clergy from 1500 by H.I. Longden (1939) IV.1554) [ref. from Michael Synge 2/5/09]


8. Staffordshire


Deed to land in Chedleton, May , 1596

C. 8044. Assignment by Thomas Roode, yeoman, Elizabeth Barsford widow, and Dorothy Gould, widow, to Ralph Sherrarde of Hils in the parish of Chedulton, yeoman, of their interest in all the messuages in the occupation of themselves, Robert Grundie, Thomas and Humphrey Meller, and Robert Walbanke in the lordships of Grindon and Bradnapp. 6 May, 38 Elizabeth. English. Paper. Signed: Thomas Rodt. Marks. Three seals.

Source: Deeds: C.8001 - C.8060, A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Volume 6 (1915) by H. C. Maxwell Lyte (editor) , pp. 553-562.(British History Online)


There are more Wallbanks recorded in early Ellastone parish registers than in any other Staffordshire parish. Go here for list of baptisms, marriages and burials.


The early parish registers of Rolleston record Walbank and variants.

W[illia]m WALBANK was buried the same day (17 may 1572).

Humphrye WABANK a base was baptised the xviij. daye of August (1587)

An Waubanke was buried the xxij.daye of March (1587/8

Source: Rolleston St. Mary Parish Registers, Part 1: 1569-1644, transcribed by C. Geoffrey Harlow, pub. Staffordshire Parish Registers Society. 2008.


9. Surrey


Hearth Tax return for Surrey, Thorpe township in the Hundred of Godley (1664L), Rot 78D. John Wallbancke. One hearth, not chargeable.

Source: www.hearthtax.org.uk


10. Worcestershire


Mrs Mary Wallbank's gift to charity mentioned on St James's Church table. (No date)

Mrs. Mary Wallbank, mentioned on the church table, trust fund, £19 12s. 7d. consols.

Source: Parishes: Bishampton, A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913), pp. 261-265. (British History Online)


11. Environs of London



Matthew Walbancke was the proprietor of a publishing house at Grays Inn Gate from the early 1600s to the 1660s. He published books and pamphlets by Sir Francis Bacon, John Milton and poets of that time. Among his works were:

Ammends for Ladies, by Nathan Fields. 1618 & 1639

Essayes and characters of a prison and prisoners , by G M Repr. 1618 1

Follies Anatomie 1619 1

The Plays of William Skakespeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With Corrections , by William Skakerspeare. 1619

The Scourge of Baseness, by John Taylor. 1624

Anna Dubresia, by Robert Dovers. 1636

The Perambulation of Kent, by William Lambard. 1636

Two Bookes of Epigrammes and Epitaphs, by Thomas Bancroft. 1639 1

A Reply to the Answer......., by J.M. [reputed to be John Milton]. 1642 [A political pamphlet] 1

Poor Man's Case, by John Cooke. 1648 1

Source: Google Books (http://books.google.co.uk/)

Sanctuary, Westminster and Knightsbridge. Matthew Walbank, two Tenements, thirteen shillings four pence. (details)

Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 256-277. (British History Online)

See also reference to Matthew in Calendar of State Papers here.



Robert Walbank living at Porters Street, Westminster in 1693 (details)


12. Ireland

Civil War, 1641

Coleraine 16 November 1641.

Mr Robert Walbank reported the account of actions at Coleraine to the Irish Parliament. 1

Source: An Historical and Critical Review of the Civil Wars in Ireland, from the ..........(1810), by John Curry . [Google Books]


13. Admiralty Clerks

Two members of a Walbanke family were Admiralty Clerks at the time of Samuel Pepys's tenure of Secretary to the Admiralty (1673-1679 & 1684-1689).

The position of Admiralty Clerk was very important. For more information, go here.

In 1673 John Walbanke was appointed Clerk and by 1687 Richard Walbanke , John's brother was also a Clerk.

From 1680 to 1686 John Walbanke was the Chief Clerk and on 26 February 1684 he was appointed to the very senior position of Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet (more details).The position was re-established by Pepys on his reappointment to Secretary in 1684. John Walbanke died in 1686. Between 1680 and 1684 he also acted as the Clerk to Brisbane during Pepys's interregnum.

Source: Office-Holders in Modern Britain:Volume 4:Admiralty Officials1660-1870 (1975) pp.1-17, pp.106-135, pp.135-139 (British Hsitory Online)

14. 17thC, mainly Calendar of State Papers :

a) Charles I

The Civil War effectively ended after four years of fighting in April 1646 in the defeat of Charles I . The King remained on the throne but without his old powers until 1649 when a failed appeal for the return to the old order led to his trial for treason and execution..

05. John Walbancke to William Davenport, Agmondisham. The high constable delivered you a return of this town of Upper Winchenden, which did not satisfy you and the other Commissioners to the articles in charge, but I hope you will accept this information. Mrs. Martin (late Mrs. Goodwin) desires the addition of sums disbursed by Colonel Goodwin for the State. I have also set down the loss I have sustained by plunder from the Parliament army, which is well known to all my neighbours. The former account named 10l. paid by me to Guildhall, on the propositions, but this must be struck out, as it was paid to Colonel Goodwin. [Damaged. ½ p.]

Source: Charles I - volume 539: September 1645', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1625-49: Addenda (1897), by William Douglas Hamilton & Sophia Crawford Lomas (editors), pp. 683. (British Histoy on Online)

December 1646. London

Reference to Matthew Walbancke , printer.His shop was in Gray's Inn-gate, London.

130. Pamphlet by John Cooke, of Gray's Inn, barrister, entitled The Vindication of the Professors and Profession of the Law, so far forth as Scripture and right reason may be judge, and speedy justice, which exalts a nation, may be advanced. Wherein is declared what manner of persons Christian magistrates, judges, and lawyers ought to be, how every man ought to serve God by serving his country, and that two places were never intended for one man. Occasioned by way of answer to a printed sheet entitled. "Advertisements for the new election of Members for the House of Commons." Printed at London for Matthew Walbancke, and to be sold at his shop in Gray's Inn-gate. 1646. [96 pp.]

Source: Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1645-7 (by William Douglas Hamilton (editor), 1891. pp 491-505


Dec 1664 Laws and ordinances of the sea, established for the better government of the navy by Robert Earl of Warwick, Lord High Admiral of England. [London, printed for Matthew Walbancke, 1644. Broadside

From: 'Charles I - volume 503: December 1644', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1644-5 (1890), pp. 171-219.

Also, go here.

January 2,1646. London

A messenger to go with Mr. Skinner to seize upon Mr. Walbancke.[Interregnum 13 E., Index to Day Book of Orders, p. 90]

January 29.Proceedings at the Committee of both kingdoms this day. Mr. Walbancke [Wallbank] to be bailed and go out of town.

Source:: 'Charles I - volume 513: January 1646', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1645-7 (1891) by William Douglas Hamilton (editor). pp 296-331 (British History Online)


January 7. 1636. Northamptom

James Walbankes, rector of Greatworth, Northamptonshire. James died about 1647 (see 4. Northampton above)

33. Separate examinations of James Walbankes, rector of Greatworth, co. Northampton, William Osborne, rector of Thenford, co. Northampton, George Herford late curate of Marston, and then rector of Stutsberie [Stutchbury,] co. Northampton, Sampson Gaydge, rector of Edgcott, co. Bucks, John Hunt, vicar of Sulgrave, Richard Taylor, of Middleton in the parish of Marston, John Chester, of Westrop in the same parish, James Slatyer and Charles Blincoe, churchwardens, and Thomas Daniel, parish clerk, of Marston St. Lawrence. The examinations were taken before Drs. Samuel Clerke and Robert Sibthorpe, and Henry Alleyn. They are upon the point of the conformity of Charles Chauncey. The witnesses speak of his performing ecclesiastical functions in church without surplice or hood, of his not bowing at the name of Jesus, or standing up at the reading of the Gospel; the removal of the communion table into the body of the church at communion time, and his administration of the sacrament to non-kneelants and to persons not belonging to his parish. [3 pp.]

Source: Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1635-6 (1866) by John Bruce (editor) . pp 141-174 (British History Online)


February 11, 1641. Gloucester

James Walbancke granted wardship of grandson, Robert Pettifer


Date and Place.

Whom from.

Whom to.

Subject Matter.

Order thereupon.

Feb. 11.
Gloucester, Warwick.

James Walbancke, clerk, grandfather of the ward by the mother's, side, the mother being also dead.

Francis Lord Cottington.

For the wardship of Robert Pettifer, son and heir of Robert Pettifer, late of Coleshill, co. Warwick clerk, who died about 14 days since, seised of lands in co. Gloucester, &c.

Commission de diem, &c. to find the office decreed, returnable the third sitting in Easter term next. Feb. 12.



Source: Entry Book of Minutes of Petitions and other Proceedings in the Court of Wards, Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1640-1 (1882) by ,William Douglas Hamilton (editor). pp. 214-240 (British History Online)







Source: Entry Book of Minutes of Petitions and other Proceedings in the Court of Wards, Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1640-1 (1882) by ,William Douglas Hamilton (editor). pp. 214-240 (British History Online)


b) Charles II

March 4 1682, Derby House,

Mr Walbank prepared a letter to Capt. Wybourne.

March 4.
Derby House.Secretary Jenkins to Capt. Wybourne. Signifying his Majesty's pleasure that he bring the ship under his command into Portsmouth harbour to be refitted and cleaned with all possible despatch. With note that this letter was prepared by Mr. Walbank by Lord Finch's order for Mr. Secretary's hand and returned to him again to be sent to the captain. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 359, p. 90.]

From: 'Charles II: March 1682', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1682 (1932), pp. 104-148 (British History Online)


August 1660, John Walbank

Volume of Petitions, all addressed to the King, unless otherwise specified.

III. For Royal Letters of Recommendations, &c

122. John Walbank. For a letter to the Governor of the Charter House, to elect him as Manciple, in place of Theophilus Archer, who intends to leave. Endorsed with fragment of a petition from John Birch, M.A., to the Lord Chancellor, for the Rectory of Little Mongham, co. Kent.

From: 'Charles II - volume 13: August 1660', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1660-1 (1860), pp. 236-252.




b) James II

Walbanks in Lincoln ,12 March 1686

S.P. 44/336, pp. 387–8

267. Warrant, in the usual form to all Archbishops etc., and to the Justices of Assize and Gaol Delivery etc., for co. Lincoln, for stay of process against the persons mentioned in the Schedule annexed. In the margin: Mr. Brent.


Hawthorpe: Thomas Walbanks and Frances, his wife, Elizabeth Walbanks, Mary, wife of Wm. Abbot, James Walbanks and his wife, Mary Greenberry, widow, Richard Barber.

Hackenby: Zacharias Walbank and his wife......

From: 'James II - volume 2: March 1686', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James II, 1686-7 (1964), pp. 50-91.


Military Commission to William Walbanke ,November 1688


2012. November 29.Commissions to Daniel Hopkins to be captain and to — Salisbury to be lieutenant of that troop whereof Capt. Francis Langston was captain in the regiment of dragoons commanded by Col. Robert Clifford; to John Bernard to be ensign of Lieut.Col. Sir George Barklay's company in the regiment of foot commanded by Sir Edward Hales; to William Walbanke to be captain-lieutenant of the colonel's company in the regiment of foot commanded by Col. Bevil Skelton; to James, Earl of Arran, to be colonel of and captain of a troop in the Royal Regiment of Horse, whereof the Duke of Berwick was colonel; to Charles, Earl of Selkirk to be colonel of and captain of a troop in the regiment of horse whereof the Earl of Arran was colonel; to John Webb to be captain of that troop whereof Capt. Thomas Pownall was captain, to Timothy Royerden to be lieutenant of Capt. Charles Ross's troop and to James Douglas to be cornet of Lieut.-Col. George Phillpott's troop, all in the Queen's Regiment of Dragoons. Minutes S.P. 44/165, pp. 141–4, 149–51.

Source: James II - volume 3: November 1688', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James II, 1687-9 (1972) by E. K. Timings (editor), pp. 338-369.




c) William and Mary

Aug. 31 1692

Petition - John Walbancke

St. Christopher.2,421. Lieutenant-Governor Thomas Hill and his officers to Lords of Trade and Plantations. We beg your intercession for our independent company, which is reduced to very hard circumstances for want of being paid daily, and we beg the regulation of the matter may be placed in Colonel Bayer's hands, that we may have some constant dependence, and that the old arrears may be paid to him for clothing, for the poor soldiers are almost naked, and there is nothing to be procured here, or only at such excessive rates as prevent them from being completed in such garb as the soldier ought to appear in. Signed. Tho. Hill, Hen. Burrell, Jno. Walbancke. ½ p. Endorsed. Recd. 12 Nov., 1692. [America and West Indies. 551. No. 67 ; and Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. pp. 107–108.]

[Aug. 31.]2,422. Petition of Lieutenant-Governor Hill and of his officers to the King. Your Majesty appointed the fund of the four-and-a-half per cent. duty for our pay. We beg that part of it may be placed in the hands of Colonel Bayer for us. Signed. Tho. Hill, Hen. Burrell, Jno. Walbancke. ½ p. Endorsed. Recd. 12 Nov., 1692. [America and West Indies. 551. No. 67A.]

'America and West Indies: August 1692', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 13: 1689-1692 (1901), pp. 679-692 (British History Online)

February 1692/3, Whitehall

Warrant for arrest of Walbanke , 1692/3

Whitehall.Warrant to John Gellibrand, messenger of the press, and Charles Maris, to apprehend — Walbanke for treasonable practices. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 237.] Feb. 16.

Source: William and Mary: February 1692', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William and Mary, 1691-2 (1900) by William John Hardy (editor), pp. 120-159

Captain Walbancke was implicated in the conspiracy to assassinate William II and invade England.

Proclamation for arrest of Captain Walbank, 1696.


On 24 February 1695/6 a proclamation was issued for the arrest of Captain Walbank and others for treason. It is not known if this is the same Walbank as above. Most of the conspirators named in the

proclamation were tried, convicted and executed. There is no reference to Captain Walbank at the trial of the conspirators. 1

Source: The Cabinet History of England, Civil, Military and Ecclesiastical: From the ..., by Charles MacFarlane. page 88. [Google Books]

Captain Walbank is named in a disposition by Brice Blair, 15 March 1695/6 implicating him in the conspiracy against the monarchs.1

Source: A True and Impartial History of the Conspiracy against the Person and Government of King William III of Glorious Memory, in the Year 1695 (1723), by Sir Richard Blackmore 1723. page 189.[Google Books]

Feb. 11 1697, Whitehall.

Warrant for the apprehension of Captain Walbank, Richmond, and Colonel Iddit, to be brought before Sir William Trumbull for examination for high treason. [Ibid. 349, p. 16.]

From: 'William III: February 1697', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William III, 1697 (1927), pp. 27-46.(British History Online)

Mar. 10 1696 Whitehall.

Warrant for the apprehension of Captain Walbank, for high treason in compassing the death of the King. [Ibid., p. 366.]

From: 'William III: March 1696', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William III, 1696 (1913), pp. 63-113.(British History Online)

William Walbank committed to Newgate, Mar 20 1696

.J. N. Houblon to Sir William Trumbull. I thought fit to give you notice that I have this instant committed William Walbank to Newgate for high treason, being named in the proclamation. The bearer hereof, Charles Chrichley, with the assistance of John Ashly, constable, took him this morning out of the house of Samuel Baker, cheesemonger, in Thames Street. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 16.]

From: 'William III: March 1696', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William III, 1696 (1913), pp. 63-113. (British History Online)


Mar. 21 1696 Whitehall.

Warrant to [the keeper of Newgate] with regard to — Walbank. [[S.P. Dom. Entry Book 346, p. 268.]

From: 'William III: March 1696', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William III, 1696 (1913), pp. 63-113. (British History Online)


Mar. 28 Whitehall

The Duke of Shrewsbury to the mayor of Sandwich. With regard to your account of the apprehending of Smith and Hoskins, in which you have acted very much for his Majesty's service, these being notorious offenders and such as no warning would reclaim, I have ordered a messenger to bring them up, for their examination here. [Ibid. 100, p. 223.]
The same to Mr. Robert Russell. I have received your letter concerning Walbank, and I am of the opinion that the way to bring him to own for what reasons he has made so many journeys into the Isle of Ely and the neighbouring places, is, to get information first who were the persons he resorted to, whom he kept the most secret correspondence with. If you can learn who those are, I desire you will send me an account of it. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 100, p. 224.]

From: 'William III: March 1696', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William III, 1696 (1913), pp. 63-113. (British History Online)

April 9 1696

1,000l. to Charles Chrickley, Samuell Baker and Thomas Dodd for apprehending — Walbank

From: 'Treasury Calendar: April 1696, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 75-88. (British History Online)

April 23 1696

to Charles Chickley et al. ut ibid for apprehending — Walbank £1000

'Treasury Calendar: April 1696, 21-25', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 98-110 (British History Online)



15. Other References

Chapel Royal Chaplains, 23 Feb. 1662 Walbank, J.

Chaplains in Extraordinary 1660–1702; 1731–?

From: 'The Chapel Royal: Chaplains, 1660-1837', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 251-278

Calendar of Treasury Papers (for post 1700 go here)

September 1676, Newcastle, Arthur Walbank.

Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Burton as Customs Surveyor, Newcastle port, loco Arthur Walbank, deceased. Out Letters Customs III. p. 214.

Entry Book: September 1676', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 320-336 (British History Online)


1649 Gray's Inn Court, Thomas Walbank

4 Dec. 1649. [Thos.] Ratcliffe of Gray's Inn Lane ordered to appear and bring in the statute whereby the Earl of Cumberland is bound to Mrs. Paradine.

6 Dec. Like order to Thos. Walbank of Gray's Inn Lane Vol.28 No.10

14 Dec. Walbank and Ratcliffe to be brought up in custody to answer their contempt of this order. Vol. 8 No.68 & No.70

'Cases brought before the committee: May 1649', Calendar, Committee for the Advance of Money: Part 2: 1645-50 (1888), pp. 1063-1091.(British History Online)


Secret Sevice payment May 11 1699 to Augustin Walbank

1699, May 11,The Bishop of London [Henry Compton] by the hands of Mr. Francis Strutt for the use of Mr. Augustin Walbank. (Signed: H. London). Ibid £20 0s 0d

Secret Service Payments: William Lowndes', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 855-902 (Bristish History Online)

Clergy of the Church of England (for post 1700 go here)

Johannes Welbanke resigned Rector of Sullington on 20 March 1671.(under jurisdiction of Ralph Brideoake, Bishop of Chichester)

Johannes Welbanck (John Welbank) BA appointed rector of Flixbrough, Lincolshire by Robert Sanderson, Bishop of Lincoln on 4 September 1662.

Licensed to preach in the diocese of Lincoln, same date.

Johannes Welbank MA ordained priest by Anthony Sparrow, Bishop of Norwich on 17 August 1662.

Johannes Webancke MA appointed Rector of Brantham with the Chapel of Bergholt, Suffolk by Edward Reynolds, Bishop of Norwich on 13 February 1671.

Johannes Webancke, Rector of Brantham, died of natural causes on 6 February 1679. ( In the jurisdiction of Anthony Sparrow, Bishop of Norwich)

Arthhur Wallbancke licensed as schoolmaster in Willesborough parish schools in Kent in diocese of Canterbury under jurisdiction of George Abbot, Bishop of Canterbury on 7 June 1622.

Arthur did not have a degree, but judged by the bishop to have sufficient learning to qualify for the position.

William Wabanke ordained as priest at Lichfield by Bishop Thomas Bentham on 2 December 1571.

William Walbanck appointed Curate at Breadsall, Derbyshire under jurisdiction of Edmund Grindal , Canterbury Province on 30 September 1579.

Robertus Welbeck appointed schoolmaster at Clitheroe Grammar School uder the jurisdiction of Bishop William Downham in 1565.

Source: The Clergy Database: www.theclergydatabase.org.uk


16. Welbank(s)

Sullington , Sussex, 1671

John Welbank bought the awowson of Sullington Church 1671. He sold the advowson in 1673 to Edward Buckley. (ref.to John Webank in Clergy of Church of England database).

From: 'Sullington: Church', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2: Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham (1986), pp. 27-29 (British History Online).

(For post 1700 references , go here)



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