Sir Richard Waller

Sir Richard Waller was an English soldier and official. His most notable achievement was the capturing of the Duke of Orléans at the Battle of Agincourt, which earned him a knighthood.

Sir

Richard Waller
Bornc. 1395
Diedc. 1462
Speldhurst, Kent, England
Resting placeTonbridge Wells, Kent, England
NationalityEnglish
OccupationSoldier, official
Spouse(s)Silvia Waller (née Gulby)
Military service
AllegianceEngland
Service/branchArmy
Battles/warsBattle of Agincourt
Battle of Verneuil
Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex
In office
1433–1434
Sheriff of Kent
In office
1437–1438

HistoryEdit

Richard was born in Groombridge, Kent around the year 1395.[1] His father was John Waller and his mother was Margaret Waller (née Landsdale).[1] His mother was originally from Sussex and his grandfather, Thomas Waller, also hailed from Sussex.

Richard served in the English army under Henry V during the Hundred Years' War. He fought in the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, where he captured Charles d'Orléans, the Duke of Orléans.[1] He was knighted on the battlefield for his actions by his king. Richard also fought in the Battle of Verneuil.[1]

After his military service, Richard served as an official. He served as sheriff of Surrey and Sussex from 1433 until the following year; additionally, he was made sheriff of Kent in 1437 and again only remained in office until the following year.[1]

FamilyEdit

He had three children with his wife Silvia: two sons named Richard and John and a daughter named Alice.[1] His son John became a member of Parliament for Hindon.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Waller, Richard - Wikisource, the free online library".