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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lord John Lovell & Joan Beaumont

475354. Lord John Lovell & 475355. Joan Beaumont 

4/1432, John of Lovell & Holland born in England, s/o 950708. William, Lord Lovell & 950709. Alice Deincourt.

1441, Joan born in England, d/o 950710. John Beaumont & 950711. Elizabeth Phelip.

8/10/1441, Grant to John, viscount Beaumont, of the keeping of all castles, manors, lordships, … which could descend to Henry son of the said viscount and son and heir of Elizabeth his wife, daughter of William Phelip, late lord Bardolf, … or to William, younger son of the said viscount and Elizabeth, or to any heir of his body, or to Joan, daughter of the said viscount and Elizabeth … (S) CPRs.

3/11/1446, Joan lady Bardolf (1901423, Joan’s maternal grandmother) wrote her will: … to the Lord Viscount Beaumont (950710), a salteellar of silver gilt ; to Joan (475355), his daughter, a buckle set with pearls, and her best gold girdle ; … (S) Works of the Camden Soc.

9/7/1446, Codicil to Joan’s will: £100 owing to her by the Lord Viscount Beaumont, to Joan, his daughter ; …. (S) Works of the Camden Soc.

[––John & Joan––]

John married Joan.

11/4/1446, Grant of William Lovell, knight, to John Lovell knight and Joan his wife, to hold to them and to the heirs of the said John, together with the advowson of the church … (S) Works of the Camden Soc., 1845, Iss34.

1454-55, Pardons. Edmund Grey Lord Hastyngs, John Lovell Lord Burnell & Richard Welles Lord Wilughby. Given at Westminster. (S) UKNA.

1455-60, Letter of John, Lord Lovell, to his father-in-law, Vicount Beaumont. ‘Right worshipful, and my most best-beloved lord father, ... forasmuch as ye desire the stewardship of Baggeworth for your well-beloveed Thomas Everingham, ... by the advice of my council, shall give it him in writing, ...’ (S) Original Letter, Fenn, 1840, P76. [In the letter, John’s mother Alice commends herself to Viscount Beaumont.] (S) Original Letter, Fenn, 1787, P-xlii.

6/13/1456, John’s father died.

1456, John received a grant to be Chief Forester of Whichwood, Northampton.

10/21/1456, Order to the escheator in the county of Northampton [11 counties listed] to take the fealty of John Lovell knight, son and heir of William Lovell knight, and cause him to have full seisin of all the lands, … as the king for 1 mark paid in the hanaper has respited his homage … saving to Alice late the wife of the said William her reasonable dower of all the said lands. (S) CFRs.

6/1460, John, with Lord Scales and Hundgerford, entered London in support of King Henry VI after the invasion of future King Edward IV [Yorkists]. Failing they took refuge in the Tower.

7/10/1460, John, a Lancastrian, captured at the battle of Northampton. Yorkist forces numbering over 20,000 faced a smaller royal army with their backs against the river Nene. The main cause of the defeat was the defection of the royal forces on the right flank commanded by Lord Edmund Grey of Ruthin. The battle lasted less than an hour. 300 Lancastrians were killed. The King was captured.

1460-61, John and Lord Hungerford escaped from their captives and rode to join the Queen at Ecceshall castle. [The Queen had departed for Wales after hearing news of the battle.]

6/28/1461, Edward IV, age 19, succeeded Henry VI as King of England.

8/20/1461, “John, Lord Lovell, Burnell and Holand, to John Adams …”. (S) UKNA.

7/1/1463, Thomas Stone and Agnes, his wife, querents, and John Lovell', knight, and Joan, his wife, deforciants. The manor of Pycheford' and the advowson of the church. Thomas and Agnes have given them 400 pounds sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, Shropshire.

5/20/1464, Quitclaim. Hugo Alcok, canon of the cathedral church of Bangor. ... a field ... lying between the lands of Lord Stanley to the east, Thomas le Maystreson to the west, Lord John Lovell to the south. (S) UKNA.

1/9/1465, John died. (S) Works of the Camden Soc.


Joan married 2nd Sir William Stanley of Holt Castle, com. Denbigh. (S) Works of the Camden Soc.

8/5/1466, Joan died. (S) Works of the Camden Soc.


2/26/1467, Writ for IPMs of Joan dealing with properties from the attainder of John Clyfford, knight, Lord Clyfford. (S) Works of the Camden Soc. [Multiple counties.]

1468, “Lovell, Joan, wife of the late John, kt, Staffs, Yorks, Berks, Oxon, Wilts, Glos, Worcs, Salop.” (S) UKNA, IPM.

2/5/1472, Grant to the king’s brother John, duke of Suffolk, and the king’s sister Elizabeth his wife of the custody of all lordships, manors … late of John Lovell, knight, late lord of Lovell, deceased, … or Joan his wife or any ancestor of Francis his son and heir, during the minority of Francis … (S) CPRs.

1473, Lovell, Joan, who was the wife of John, kt, and who died in the 6th year, Derb, Leics. (S) UKNA, IPM.

(S) Peerage of England, Collins, P344. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P64. (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995. (S) Works of the Camden Soc., 1845, Iss34, Pg-ccxxvii …

Family notes:

·         1507, Joan, heiress to her brother William, Viscount Beaumont.

·         1470, The like to Henry Fitzhugh, knight, and Alice his wife, Francis Lovell son and heir of John Lovell, knight, and Anne Lovell his wife, ... Joan Lovell and Frideswide, sisters of the same Francis Lovell, ... (S) CPRs.

Children of John and Joan:

i. Joan Lovell, born ? in England.

Joan married Sir Brain Stapleton of Carlton in Balne, in the parish of Snaith. (S) 1530 Heraldic Visitation of the Northern Counties.

Bef. 6/16/1487, Joan died. (S) Works of the Camden Soc.

ii. Francis Lovell, born 1456 in England. [Heir.]

Francis married Anne Fitzhugh, d/o Lord Henry Fitz Hugh & Alice Neville. [No children.] (S) Works of the Camden Soc.

9/10/1470, General pardon to … Henry Fitzhugh of Fitzhugh, knight, and Alice his wife, … Francis Lovell ... Richard, George, Edward, Thomas and John, sons of the said Henry Fitzhugh ... Elizabeth daughter of Henry Fitzhugh, ... Joan Lovell and Frideswide, sisters of same Francis Lovel, ... . (S) CPRs.

11/6/1477, Licence for Francis Lovell, son and heir of John Lovell, knight, and Joan his wife, and kinsman and heir of Alesia [Deincourt, paternal grandmother] late the wife of Ralph Boteller, knight, sometimes the wife of William Lovell, knight, to enter freely all castles, lordships, ... (S) CPRs.

1482, Alice Fitzhugh, her son George, and her daughter Anne, Lady Lovel, visited Lincoln college at Oxford.

11/15/1482, Franisco Lovell de Lovell, chevalier, summoned to parliament. (S) Works of the Camden Soc.

6/26/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward V as King of England. Frances, Viscount Lovell, chamberlain to the king.

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

1485-86, Frances attained. [No other mention of him.]

iii. Frideswide Lovell (237677), born ~1465 in England.

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