7/25/1377, John Fitz-William born in England, heir & s/o 950768. William Fitz William & 950769. Maud de Cromwell.
~1380, Eleanor born in England, d/o 950770. Henry Greene & 950771. Maud Mauduit.
Bef. 1397, John married Eleanor.
[––John & Eleanor––]
Plaintiffs: John Fitzwilliam. Defendants: ..., administrator of Henry Grene, knight. Subject: Marriage portion of complainant's wife, daughter of the said Grene. Northampton. (S) UKNA.
4/8/1398, John’s father died. [John, of Sprotborough, Baildon, … Yorks & Plumtree, Notts, received homage from Henry Bowett, Archbishop of York.]
5/6/1398, IPM of William FitzWilliam. York: He held Esthathelsay jointly with Maud his wife … Emlay in his demesne as of fee. Esthathelsay. The manor, … Emlay. The manor, … He died on 8 April last. John, aged 21 years and more, being born on 25 July, 1 Richard II, is his son and heir. (S) CIsPM.
1/19/1399, John Fitzwilliam, son of William, knight, granted to Maud, widow of William Fitzwilliam, knight, a rent of 50 marks from ... manors in dower. (S) Son John’s IPM at Nottingham.
9/2/1399, Eleanor’s father died.
4/10/1404, “Confirmation charter from John Fitzwilliam, kt., lord of Sprotborough, …” (S) UKNA.
1/19/1410, “Marriage settlement made by indenture between John Fitzwilliam and Thomas Clarell' on the occasion of the marriage of John son of John and Margaret daughter of Thomas Clarell ... Thomas shall pay 450 marks to John ... John, the father, will convey to Thomas the manor of Derthyngton ... For 10 years or until the marriage ... ” (S) UKNA.
3/29/1410, Richard de Goldesburgh, knight, to Hannlatheus Mawleverer, knight, … Witnesses: Robert de Rokelay, knight, …, John fitz William [Yorkshire]. (S) UKNA.
1410-11, John Knighted.
8/20/1411, “Matilda Fitzwilliam, lady of Hathilsay has received from Sir John Fitzwilliam, her son, 50 marks, her dower …” (S) UKNA.
10/20/1411, Archbishop Bowett exhorted the prioress of Hampole to recover the rental of 50s. due from John Fitz William, lost through neglect. (S) Hist. of York, V3, 1974, Priory of Hampole.
6/2/1413, Grant. Sir John Fitzwilliam and Randolph Fitzwilliam to Henry de Sotyll and Joan his wife. Manor of Derton, with all appurtenances. [John’s seal: ‘armorial, shield of arms, lozengy: crest on a helmet, out of the ducal coronet, a plume of feathers.’] (S) UKNA.
Aft. 1415, John’s mother Maud married 2nd Thomas Darcy, knt.
3/5/1416, John a legatee of his brother William, heir to their father.
4/11/1417, Sir Thomas Darcy leased the manor of Haddlesey (in Birkin), Yorkshire (a Fitzwilliam family property) to his step-son, John Fitzwilliam, Knt., the said John to pay to Maud, wife of the said Thomas, paying 48 marks, 6 shillings, 8 pence p.a. ... Witnesses..., Thomas Clarell ... (S) Sheffield Archives, WWM/D/81.
7/7/1417, John, Lord of Sprotborough, knight, died.
12/16/1417, John Fitz William ; York. Order to escheator therein, to take into the king's hand and keep safely until further order all the lands in his bailiwick whereof John Fitz William, who held of the king in chief, was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death. (S) CFRs.
3/31/1418, IPM at Selby. In the presence of ..., escheator ... in Yorkshire, and a jury of 12, who say ... Sir John Fitzwilliam died seised of one messuage and 5 bovates of land in Westhathelsay, held of the King by military service and an annual rent of 40s.; of the manor of Emley, held of Henry Brounflete and Joan, Duchess of York, his wife, in socage, as of the manor of Wakefield: of the manor of Sprotburgh, held of the King as of the Duchy of Lancaster, and of the honour of Tikyll. That he died on Monday, after the Feast of the Translation of St Thomas the Martyr (7 July), in the previous year, and that John Fitzwilliam, his son, was 20 years old, on the Feast of the Assumption of the B.V.M. (15 August) last past. (S) UKNA, WWM/D/82.
6/17/1418, IPM at Derby. He held ... manor of Plumtree in Nottinghamshire. This manor was confirmed to William FitzWillam by a fine ... 1325 between him and Edmund Deyncourt ... remainder to John his son ... descended successively to John, John his son, William his son and John, knight, his son. (S) CIsPM.
6/18/1418, To the escheator in Yorkshire. Order to take of Eleanor who was wife of John Fitz William knight an oath etc., and … to assign her dower. [Similar order to escheator in Notynghamshire.] (S) CCRs.
5/21/1421, Eleanor holding property in dower of her son John. (S) IPM of John.
7/1421, Eleanor died.
9/24/1421, Eleanor late the wife of John Fitz William, ' chivaler '; York ; Nottingham and Derby. (S) CFRs.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P350. (S) The Peerage of Ireland, Lodge, 1789, P167.
· 5/3/1422, Thomas Chaworth, rector ... Emlay, ..., to Ralph Fitzwilliam, son of Lord John Fitzwilliam, knight. The manor of Bayldon in Airedale. In tail male, with reversion to Sir John, on failure of this line. (S) UKNA.
Children of John and Eleanor: [6 sons, 2 daughters]
i. John Fitz William Esq., born 8/15/1397 in England.
1/19/1410, Margaret Clarell (369283) contracted to marry Lord John Fitzwilliam. [2 sons, 1 daughter – see Margaret.]
1418-19, Fitz William, John, son and heir of John Fitz William, kt. Proof of age: Yorks. (S) UKNA.
4/20/1421, Sir John Fitzwilliam to Robert his brother. A messuage and 5 bovates, and ½ land in Westhathelsay, Yorks, with all appurtenances. After his death, reversion to brother William; after his death, reversion to brother Ralph, and after his death, reversion to son John, and his heirs for ever.
12/28/1421, Sir John died at Rouen, France.
11/26/1422, Writ for IPM of John Fitzwilliam, esq. Nottingham … He died on 28 December 1421. William Fitzwilliam is his son and next heir, aged 5 years and more the day of this inquisition. (S) MMC, E-CIPM 22-136.
ii. Robert Fitz William, born ? in England.
4/16/1428, “John de Melton of Normanton, to Robert
Fitzwilliam, son of Lord John Fitzwilliam, knight.
All lands and tenements in Cusseworth, Yorks., once John Watthe's; all lands and tenements in Derthington, called Walessee, once William of Sprotburgh's, …”. (S) UKNA.
iii. John Fitz William (237692), born ~1415 in England. [6th son.]