'Hele1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Heale (Hele) of Cornwood, Heale of Depford, Hele of Hele, Hele of South Hele

According to BEB1841, "Heale, Heal, or Hele, a manor in the parish of Bradninch, in the Hundred of Harridge, in the North of Devon, was, from the earliest time of which any record exists, and, as is presumed, from long before the Conquest, in the possession of the famiy, which had its dwelling there, and gave it name." The family name was variously spelled Hele, Heal or Heale.
Bartholomew de Hele (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
1. Roger Hele of Hele
  A. Sir Roger Hele of Hele (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  i. Roger Hele of Hele (a 1298)
  a. Sir Roger Hele of Hele (a 1310)
  (1) William Hele of Hele
  (A) Nicholas Hele of Hele (d 20.09.1413)
  m1. Alice Percehay ((co)heir, cousin of William de Percehay of Comb Flory)
  (i) Alice Hele (b c1363)
  m. William Francis of Brixham, later of Hele & Comb Flory
  m2. Florence (a 1413)
  (B) Roger Hele (a 1400)
  (i) William Hele of South Hele in Cornwood, South Devon
m. Joan Cole (dau of Simon Cole of Slade)
  (a) John Hele of South Hele (d 21.05.1532)
  ((1)) John Hele
  ((2)) Walter Hele of South Hele (in Cornwood)
  m. Jane Fortescue (dau of Thomas Fortescue of Wymeston)
  ((A)) John Hele of South Hele
  m. Alice Brooking (bur 08.05.1625, dau/heir of Richard Brooking of Holberton)
  ((i))+ issue (a 1603) - John of Uppeton, Walter, Edward, Andrew, Jane
  ((B)) Jane Hele
  m. _ Flashman
  ((C))+ other issue - Hugh, Edward, Katherine (d unm before 30.06.1604)
  (b) Hugh Hele of Cornwood, Devon
  m. Joan Flashman (Flashmond)
  ((1)) Stephen Hele of Cornwood (d 17.10.1584, 3rd son)
m. Alice Harvy
  ((A)) Richard Heale of Depford (b by 1563, d 03.04.1616)
  m. Emlin Lavers (dau of John Lavers of Depford)
  ((i)) John Heale of Depford (a 1620)
  m1. (05.1614) Elizabeth Upton (dau of Arthur Upton of Lupton)
((a)) Arthur Heale (bpt 16.07.1615)
  (((1))) Arthur (or Solomeon?) Hele of Depford 'of Stert'
  m. (c03.1669-70) Margaret Prowse of South Brent
  (((A))) Arthur Hele of Depford 'of Stert'
  m. (1716) Elizabeth Fowell (dau of William Fowell of Blackhall)
  m2. Margaret Wise (dau of Christopher Wise of Totnes)
  ((b)) John Hele (b c1617)
  m. (24.12.1646) Penelope Stoyle (bur 22.12.1688)
  ((c)) Protesia Heale (b c1620)
  ((ii)) Thomas Heale (b c1591)
  m. Joan
  ((a)) Elizabeth Heale (bpt 23.10.1614)
  ((iii)) Alice Heale (b c1583)
  m. (c08.1611) Jeffrie Bounde of Little Hemson
  ((B))+ other issue - Nicholas, Jane, Jane, Jane
  ((2)) John Heale of Cornwood
  m. Alice Fortescue
  ((A)) Richard Heale of Mevye, Devon
  m. Nicoll Slaning of Lee
  ((i)) John Heale of Cornwood (a 1620)
((B)) Phillipa Heale or Hele
  m. (17.06..1606) Richard Dene of Newton St. Petrock
  ((C))+ other issue - Thomas, Henry
  ((3))+ other issue - Thomas, Walter, William
  (c) Nicholas Hele of South Hele
  m1. Dyonisia Woodley (dau of Walter Woodley of Tidbourne St. Mary)
  m2. Margery Downe (d before 31.03.1571, dau of Richard Downe (Done or Dune) of Holsworthy)
  (d) Joan Hele
  m. John Stert of Devon
  (e)+ other issue - Baldwin, William
  B. Otho Hele
  i. Sir Roger Hele (a temp Edward I who r. 1272-1307)
  C. Clarise Hele
  m. Peter Padialtes
  D.+ other issue - Alice, Margaret

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Hele', p215+), Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Hele of Hele', p461+) with some input/support from BEB1841 ('Hele of Fleet')
[This page was reviewed & expanded on 12.02.19, using Vivian's works, after which parts of it were moved into Hele2.]
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