Featured Post

||| LINK to author's Amazon page

Monday, May 24, 2010

John de Somerton

738578. John de Somerton

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1327, John born in England.

2/9/1353, John de Herdewyk' by Bannebury and John de Somerton', querents, and Richard Hastang' and Margaret, his wife, deforciants. 1 messuage and 1 carucate of land in Berford' Seynt' Michel. John and John have given them 20 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Oxfordshire.

1356, Peter Cubeworth quit-claimed to John de Somerton, Ralph de Acton, …, all their rights to the manor of Haselbury, Bream, Dorset, which they had by feoffment of John de Somerton.

1/12/1357, Lease for term of lives. Eleanor who was wife of Henry de Haddon, knight … [witnesses] John de Somerton, Nicholas de Somerton, John Eustaz, Gilbert Swyft, … (S) UKNA.

11/5/1359, Ralph de Morton of London acknowledges that he owes to John de Somerton of the county of Oxford 80 marks. (S) CCRs.

11/4/1360, “Debtor: John de Somerton of Oxon. Creditor: William Hayle of Deddington [Oxon] and Walter de Somerton. Amount: £150.” (S) UKNA.


Aft. 1361, John married widow (738577) Elizabeth Stalham [Mother of daughter Beatrice’s husband.]

1365, Bartholomew de Antyngham, knight, John de Reppes, knight, John Boydon of Felmingham, chaplain, John de Somerton, … to retain one-sixth of the manor of Felmingham, acquired to them and their heirs from William de Felmyngham, also retaining land in Witchingham and Holt. Norfolk. (S) UKNA, C 143/355/14.

1365, Clement de Paston made an assignment of dower to his mother Elizabeth, wife of John de Somerton.

3/7/1372, Debtor: John de Somerton of Oxon. Creditor: William Hayle of Deddington [Oxon] and Walter de Somerton. Amount: £150. (S) UKNA, C 241/153/138.

5/11/1373, Writing of Robert Bacon knight, being a quitclaim with warranty to John de Somerton of Fleg' and Geoffrey his son, their heirs and assigns, of lands in the town of Stalham. (S) CCRs.

1374-75, John de Preshale, clerk, Nicholas de Fakenham, chaplain, Reginald de Eccles, John de Somerton, and Geoffrey de Somerton to grant messuages and land in Bacton, Keswick [in Bacton], Witton, and Worstead (Norfolk), and Carlton Colville (Suffolk), and one-tenth of the manor of Bacton, to the prior and convent of Bromholm … (S) UKNA, C 143/384/17.

1377, John of Somerton, “whos trew sernome ys Goneld”, died.

(S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855. (S) Essay … Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, Parking, 1807, P481.

Children of John and Mary:

i. Geoffrey de Somerton, born ? in England.       

Geoffrey Goneld a well-to-do Yarmouth attorney.

ii. Beatrice Goneld de Somerton (369289), born ~1350 in Norfolk, England.