1380, John Vylers born in England, s/o 1901544. Richard Villers & 1901545. Elizabeth ?.
~1385, Joan born in England, d/o §§Sir William Meyring.
6/1389, John’s father died.
8/8/1391, John a coheir to Simon Pakeman. John’s father – Richard, his mother Joan Pakeman, her brother Simon.
8/16/1391, Writ of devenerunt for Simon son and heir of Simon Pakeman, a minor. Leicester: The under-mentioned messuages etc. came to the king’s hands by the death of Simon Pakeman and by reason of the minority of Simon his son and heir, and are still in the king’s hand. … The said Simon son of Simon died on Wednesday the eve of St Lawrence last. Katharine wife of Robert Dyggeby, aged 50 years and more, and John son of Richard Vylers, aged 11 years and more, are his kinsfolk and heirs, to wit, the said Katharine as daughter of Simon his father, and the said John as son of Richard son of Joan sister of the said Katharine. (S) CIsPM.
7/12/1391, John age 11½ heir to his father, his mother remarried to Richard de Assheby.
5/18/1393, Simon Coupper of Coventre died, who held for life of the inheritance of John Vylers, kinsman and one of the heirs of Simon Pakeman deceased, late a minor in the king's ward : Warwick. (S) CFRs.
1394-95, Anketine Houby sued Richard de Assheby and Elizabeth, formerly wife of Richard Vylers, and John Grym, of Brokesby, and others, for forcibly abducting from Sutton, John, the son and heir of Richard Vylers, whose marriage belonged to him, his father having held the manor of Brokesby of him by the service of a knight's fee. (S) Pedigrees From The Plea Rolls, Wrottesley.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
1401-2, John, “son and heir of Richard Vylers kinsman and heir of Simon Pakeman:” Leicester, made proof of age. (S) UKNA.
6/23/1402, [Shorter version of 2/13/1403.]
[––John & Joan––]
1402-03, John married Joan.
2/13/1403, To … escheator in Leycestershire. Order to take the fealty of John Vylers, and to give him seisin of the purparties …, that 12 messuages, 1 toft and 12 virgates of land in Kereby, Wyggeston, Barton and Oddeston …, and 8 messuages, 1 toft and 8 virgates in Huckellescote, Whitewyke, Donyngton and Staunton … by death of Simon Pakeman and by reason of the nonage of Simon his son and heir, who died within age in ward of that king, …, and that Katherine daughter of Simon the father, whom Robert Diggeby took to wife, being of full age, and John son of Richard Vylers, being son of Joan sister of the said Katherine and then within age, were cousins and next heirs of Simon the son, … (S) CCRs.
1404, Roger Humberston, ... others ... attached ... in a plea wherefore with force and arms ... reaped [William Whatele’s] hay and corn ... at Brokesby ... The defendents say they are not guiley ... what was growing at the time was the soil and free tenement of John Vylers of Brokesby, and they are John’s servants and by order of John reaped the corn ... (S) Hist. of the Humberstone Family, P247.
7/20/1411, Commission to Henry Bromle … to enquire into the complaint of Nicholas Cailet and John de Vylers, merchants of la Rochelle, … seized good within the port of Suthampton, contrary to treaties … (S) CPRs.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
11/25/1415, John died seized of a messuage called Pakeman’s Place, … in Kirby .. in Barton … in Ravinston … in Wiggeston … by knights service, and a pair of gilt spurs; … [Leicestershire] (S) UKNA, IPM.
2/16/1416, IPM of John Vylers [Wylers]. Leicestershire: Kirby Muxloe, 1 messuage called ‘Pakmonsplace’, 7 cottages and 4 1/2 virgates of the king in chief, annual value 2 marks. Barton in the Beans, 1 messuage and 1 1/2 virgates, … Ravenstone, 1/2 messuage and 1/2 virgate, of the king in chief of the honor of Tutbury by suit of court every 3 weeks, annual value 2s. Wigston Magna, 1 cottage, … Brooksby, the manor and advowson, of Anthony de Howeby (3803098), by knight service and 1 pair of gilt spurs … He died on 25 Nov. last. John his son and heir is aged 12 years and more. (S) CIsPM. [John’s son William would marry the ggdaughter of Anthony de Howeby.]
(S) The Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P765.
· 12/4/1415, Order to the escheator in the county of Leicester ... Agnes late the wife of Simon Pakeman. on the day of her death held of the king in chief a third part of the wood of Kereby called ' Pakemanswod.' in Kereby in dower of the endowment of the said Simon her late husband ; and that the said third part should of right descend after the death of Agnes to William son and heir of John Vylers the son and heir of Richard Vylers the son and heir of Joan one of the sisters and heirs of the said Simon, and to Katharine late the wife of Robert Dygby, Simon's other sister and heir, William being a minor in the king's ward and Katharine of full age ; to take the fealty of Katharine, make a partition of the said third part into 2 equal parts, and cause Katharine to have full seisin of her pourparty ... Katharine is 80 years of age and more ... . (S) CFRs.
· A contemporary of this John: 4/12/1417 [The King in Normandy], Grant to Thomas Merstoun ... lands of Robert de Villers, deceased... John de Villers, knight, and his brothers, sons of the above Robert, rebels ... . (S) Norman Rolls, 1880, P779.
Children of John and Joan:
i. William Villiers (475386), born 1404 in England. [Heir]
ii. John Villers, born 1409 in England.
2/17/1419, Commitment to William de Ferrariis, lord de Groby, ... county of Leicester and Richard ... wood of Kereby, called ' Pakemanswode,' ... death of Agnes late the Wife of Simon Pakeman, who held the same in dower ... and by reason of the minority of John Vylers son and heir of Joan one of the sisters and heirs of the said Simon. (S) CFRs.
4/28/1421, Revocation … committing to Antony Howby … land in Hochescote, … in the king’s hands by death of John son of Richard Vylers son of Joan sister of Katharine daughter of Simon Pakeman, tenant in chief, and by reason of minority of his heir … John Vylers in Brokesby, parcel of the manor of Brokesby, … held … ‘Pakmons place’, … John his son and heir [of his older brother still under age] and of the age of 12 years and more ; … (S) CPRs.
Aft. 4/18/1421, John died as a ward of the King.