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Extensive Wafer research
Posted by: Denise Sallee (ID *****8121) Date: August 28, 2009 at 06:15:23
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I have compiled a chronology of the name Wafer - mainly in England - Wales - Ireland from original documents. Francis Wafer who came to America in the 1700's was no doubt a descendent of the Anglo-Norman Wafres who came to Ireland from the Welsh borderland. See below:

Wafer Chronology – England & Wales
Research by Denise Sallee (

n.d.       Waffyer or Waffre had a coat of arms. Hampton, Wales.
n.d.        Robert Wafre – tenant to Roger de Lacy (place?)
n.d.        Symon le Wafre v John le Wafre in Wynedole [Norfolk]
n.d. Robert de Wafre in Thorp (Norfolk)
n.d.       Walter le Wafre (his daughter Catherine married William-Ruse) seated at Dinnington in Hoxon Hundred, Suffolk.
n.d.       Wafre – Wavre located n., Belgium.

1066 –Wafre - Roll of Battle Abbey – [The Roll of Battle Abbey contains the names of several hundred of the noble companions of William the Conqueror.]

12th and 13th C – Le Wafre family - Cleobury North - Hopton Wafre. Held lands immediately under Lords of Brecknock [Brecon].

1130 - Rogerus Wafre (Waffers) was the 1st Wafre at Hopton Wafres. Walter de Cropus (ancestor of Le Wafre) held Cleobury North until Le Wafre took over.

@1350 – Thomas le Waffre – Hereford (Welsh Borders) at Tedstone Wafre [11 miles east of Leominster] and Hampton Wafre.

Lucia le Wafre married Roger de Mortimer of Chirk. Her father was “Lord of Hopton”, Robert le Wafre (1220).

Alice, Robert’s mother had her death day annually celebrated in Hereford Cathedral.

By 1286 le Wafre lands passed to Mortimer.

n.d. John le Wafre – Harston (Hereford)

n.d. Eobertus Le Wafre; Robert Le Wafre and wife (eldest daughter of Eager de Baskerville).

1212 – Simon le Wafrer

1227 – Ralph Le Waverer

1250 – Le Wafrur

@1250 – Simon de Wafre and wife Petronella
- Robert le Wafre and Agnes, his wife, in Ravenyngham (Norfolk) . Also William le Wafre.
- Robert le Wafre and Margaret his wife.

1278 – Robert Le Wafre and Nicholas Comyn are nominated by the wife of John Comyn to be her attorneys in Ireland.

@1300 – Mabel Wafre. Abbess of Godstow, endowed land for Trinity College, Oxford Univ.

1303 – Robert and Geoffrey Le Wafre in Sturmer, Essex

1386 – William Wafre de Toft Monachorum (Norfolk)

1392 – Thomas Wafre, Canonici Eccl. Sancti [Exeter?]

Wafer Chronology – Ireland

n.d.       Nicholas Waffre appointed Vicar of church at Serine. Appointed by Philip Wafre.

1205-1210 – Walter Wafre

1225-1250 – Radulfus la Wafre – a free citizen of Dublin

1278 - Robert Le Wafre and Nicholas Comyn are nominated by the wife of John Comyn* [in England] to be her attorneys in Ireland.
       * John Comyn was the 1st Anglo-Norman Archbishop of Dublin @1191

1292 – William Wafre (le Wafere) in Corbally, Meath

1303-1427 - Wafer shows up on Patent Rolls in Leinster

1337-1351 – Philip Wafre, Abbot of St. Mary’s – Dublin [stated he probably came from Shropshire (Hereford) family.

1374 – Nicholas Waffre with Thomas Burley near Carbury, Co. Meath [East of Edenderry (current Co. Kildare) [Near Trinity Well]

1388 - Thomas Wafre, anon

1391 – Thomas Wafre – canon of Dublin – St. Patrick’s. Also mentioned, Johannis Wafre.

1402 – Rev. Nicholas Wafre, vicar of Church of St. Columb, Skryne, Meath

1438 – John Wafre – in a Dublin will

1462 – Margery Waffre [Weafer?] – widow granted lands in Parsontoun, Co. Kildare.

1472 - Katherine Waffure listed in an inventory in Howth.

1473 – Edmund Wafyr (and Ann Petyte his wife) ordained executors in Garristown.

1534 – Wafer – a captain for Thomas Fitz-Gerald nr Fingal, Kildare.

1536 – Peter Waffre listed as the king’s enemey [Dublin?]

1544 – Nicholas Wafer – Meath

1598 – Wafer (various) – Meath
1598 – Waffer – Ballemoy, Ballighkeen, Wexford

1628/1631 – Elizabeth Wafer alias Plunkett, widow, Dublin listed in prerogative grant.

1634 – Roger Wafer, gentleman, Guyanstown, Co. Meath listed in prerogative grant.

1640 – Thomas and Francis Wafer, Gory, Wexford

1641 – Maraget, daughter of William Wafer, buried. Dublin.

1650 – Felix, son of William Wafer, buried. Dublin.

1953 – Rose Wafer buried. Dublin.

1740 – Elizabeth Waffer buried. Dublin.

1745 – James Whafre, Dublin linendraper, listed in prerogative grant.

1767 – George Wafer and Marks Wafer named in will of R. Burkitt of Cookstown, Co. Wexford.

1848-64 – Wafer name appears mainly in Co. Wexford.
        - Weafer name appears x4 in Co. Wexford and x1 in Dublin.

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