10/18/1349, John born in Devon, England, s/o 1247280. Thomas Denebaud & 1247281. Marescal ?.
1/1361, John, “his son and heir, then aged 12 years and 12 weeks”, to his father Thomas who died holding half of Chaffcombe in right of his [Thomas’] mother Joan Stocklinch.
1362, Survey of the Denebaud estate: There were 180 a. of arable, of which two-thirds were sown each year; 20 a. of grassland in severalty for hay and thereafter in common, common of pasture worth 12s., and some additional pasturage, together with a little wood. The manor complex was not described, but there were 2 dovecots, and 2 gardens were worth little in that year because the apple trees had been blown down. There was also a mill on the estate.
1364, John married to Agatha. [John’s wardship and marriage belonged to the King, valued at £100, due to the minority of the heir of William Cayle.] (S) IPM of William Cayle [or Keil.]
2/7/1371, Proof of age of John son and heir of Thomas Denboud. Somerset: John Lough, aged 50 years and more, says that John Deneboude was 22 years of age on the feast of St. Luke last. This he knows because the said John was born at Henton St. George and baptized in the church there on the same feast in the year 22 Edward III; on which day Robert Lough, the deponent’s brother, who was steward of the said Thomas Deneboude, held a court there, at which the deponent was present, so that he knows the age of the heir by the date of the court. … William Major, aged 42 years and more, and Walter Davy, aged 43 years and more, agree and say that on the day of John’s baptism they visited Joan his mother, then in childbed, and she gave each of them a silken purse that they might remember and bear witness to her son’s age. … … Walter Fort, aged 50 years and more, … say that on the day of the baptism they were hunting with Thomas father of the said John Deneboude, … (S) CIsPM.
6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1377, “John Denbaud and Agatha his wife” assessed 8d in taxes for King Edard III to help finance the war against the French. It was assessed at 1 “groat” a head [4d.] (S) 1377 Dartmouth poll tax, co. Devon.
5/27/1379, Commission to collect the subsidy in the county of Devon: John Denebaud, … (S) CFRs.
12/7/1380, Commission to survey and control the assessment of the subsidy … William Bonevill, ‘chivaler,’ … John Newenham, … John Denbaud, … Devon, except the city of Exeter. (S) CFRs.
11/28/1383, Commission to levy and collect from all cities … John Denebaud, … Somerset, except the cities of Bath and Wells. (S) CFRs.
5/26/1384, John de Meriet knight to William Beauchamp, … in Somerset, Dorset and Devon … Witnesses: William Bonevyle, John de Beauchamp of Lillesdoun, knights, … John Denebaud, … (S) CCRs.
1384, The manor of Shepton Beauchamp was acquired by John Denebaud from Richard and Thomas Sarazin and Elizabeth wife of John Rogus. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V4, 1978, Shepton Beauchamp.
John married 2nd Margaret ?.
10/22/1390, John died holding of the manor of Chaffcombe, son John heir. [John also held the manor of Stokelynch-Ostricer, with the advowson of the church, of the Earl of Huntington.]
10/27/1390, Order to the escheator in the counties of Somerset and Dorset; Devon; to take into the king’s hand and keep safey the lands of John Denebaud, who held by knight service of the heir of Edmund de Mortuo Marie, late earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward. … Devon: He died on 22 October last. John his son aged 18 years and more, is his heir. Somerset: He held … manors … Stokelynch Ostriser, Shepton Beauchamp, Henton St. George [and enfeoffed thereof John Dylyngton and Elizabeth Brent, to hold to them and their heirs unconditionally], Nithedon, … Dorset: Wodyate … [messauges and land] … (S) CFRs. (S) CIsPM.
2/8/1391, Margaret Denebaud was assigned 75 a. of arable, 10 a. of meadow, and quantities of pasture and wood as her dower. (S) CCRs.
1391, IPM, “John Denebaud: Devon, Somerset, Dorset.: The Jury found that Denbaud held it of the Earl of Huntingdon, …, by the service of keeping and bringing up every year 1 hawk, and when it was fit for use, carrying it to the courthouse of his Lord, accompanied by his wife, 3 grooms 2 horses, and 3 greyhounds, and there remaining for 40 days at his Lord’s expense, receiving for his service on leaving, the Lord’s second best robe for himself, and the Lady’s second best robe, for his wife. [The service was in the nature of petty serjeanty and was not uncommon, and the prescribed duties were not actually required or rendered. They originated on grants made at an early date.] (S) UKNA.
Child of John and Agatha:
i. John Denebaud (311820), born 1371 in England.