~1410, John Clerke born in Kent, England, s/o 156160. John Clerk.
~1420, Alice born in England, d/o §§Talran Tatesham.
Aft. 1432, John’s father died.
1/24/1441, Commission to Henry Russell and John Clerk to levy and collect in the ports of Exeter and Dertmouth the custom on wills, hides and woolfells … (S) CFRs.
10/16/1444, Commitment to the office of the escheatory in Devon and Cornwall: John Clerk. (S) CFRs.
~1445, John married Alice.
10/20/1448, John witnessed a deed of John Sauyer.
6/12/1453, Commission to levy and collect from all cities, boroughs and towns … the 10th and 15th … Robert Stafford, John Clerk, … borough of Suthwerk. (S) CFRs.
9/18/1456, John Hunte of Reyerssche co. Kent, to Thomas Wode of London 'gentilman,' John Clerke of Wroteham 'gentilman, … Gift of all his goods and chattels … in Kent, and all debts to him due; and he has delivered to them in possession 1 bay horse 3 years old. (S) CCRs.
4/1457, John Sprot of Westmallyng co. Kent, to John Clerke of Wroteham 'gentilman,… Gift of all his goods and chattels and all debts to him due in Kent … he has put them in seisin thereof by delivery of one silver spoon price 2s. (S) CCRs.
10/29/1460, John 2nd Baron of the Exchequer. [With Peter Arderne, Chief, Brian Roucliffe, and John Durem.]
6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.
10/10/1468–1479, John 2nd Baron of the Exchequer.
10/14/1461, John Wylkes citizen and draper of London, to John Clerke 'gentilman,' one of the barons of the exchequer, … Gift of all his goods and chattels, property, merchandise, wares and debts within the realm and elsewhere; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of one silver piece. (S) CCRs.
2/23/1465, John Clerke one of the barons of the exchequer, to Alice late the wife of John Wetwang, her heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of a manor or tenement in the parish of St. Mary in Hoo co. Kent called 'Combe,' and all lands, … (S) CCRs.
10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]
2/12/1471, In the Exchequer: Richard Illingworth, Chief, John Clerke, Brian Roucliffe, John Durem.
1472-73, “… Grantee: John [Brooke], Lord Cobham, John Clerke, Second Baron of the Exchequer, … Manor of St. Mary Hall in Hoo St Mary. County: Kent.” (S) UKNA.
12/20/1473, Release by Robert Berying … to John, Lord Cobham, John Clerke, secondary Baron of the Exchequer, … of Osuothe, co. Kent, … (S) CCRs.
1475-80, Plaintiffs: John Sargeant and Isabel, his wife … Defendants: John Clerke, baron of the Exchequer, and others, feoffees to uses. Subject: Messuage called `Fuystas' in Whaplod, … [Lincolnshire]. (S) UKNA.
12/10/1480, John Clerke senior of St Clements Dacorum, gentleman, wrote his will: “I wille Alice my wife shall have all my tenement of the Forde as long as she is unmaried & my feoffees enfeoff the said Alice in all the lands &c I p'chaced of John Clifford squier in Middelton & Iwade & after her decesse to remayn to John Clerk my sonne & I the same John Clerk the elder will that my feoffees make astate to the said John my sonne of all my landes &c in the parishes of Wroteham, Stansted, Trottisclif, Adyngton, Reyersshe & Ealdyng, and enfeoff Alice my wif in a mershe in Clyve called the Swhere & in my manoir & tenement called Fawnes for her life & to remayn to John C. my sonne.” (S) Shoreham Wills, original in Latin, translated by Leland Duncan, Kent Arch. Soc.
Bef. 2/3/1481, John of Ford near Wrotham, Kent, died. (S) John replaced on the Eschequer by Thomas Whitington.
3/10/1481, John’s will probated.
(S) 1619 Visitation of Kent. (S) NEG&HR, 1874, P74. (S) Judges of England, V4, Foss, 1851.
· “Johannes Clerke de Forde vnus Baronum de sc’c’ro d’ni Regis.” [Hasted’s Hist. of Kent in 1782 indicated Forde Hall “lay about a mile and a half eastward from Wrotham church”.]
Child of John and Alice:
i. John Clerk (39040), born ~1440 in England. [2nd child.]