1477540. Lord John de Mowbray & 1477541. Elizabeth Seagrave
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10/25/1338, Elizabeth born in England, heir & d/o 2955082. John Seagrave & 2955083. Margaret Plantagenet; baptized the same day at Coxton Abbey.
6/25/1340, John born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England, s/o 2955080. John de Mowbray & 2955081. Joan of Lancaster.
John initially pledged to marry Audrey Montague, d/o Alice, d/o Thomas of Brotherton, s/o King Edward I. [Note Elizabeth is d/o Margaret, eldest d/o Thomas of Brotherton.]
3/25/1349, date of papal dispensation for marriage of John and Elizabeth.
8/6/1349, Licence, for a fine of 400£ made by John de Moubray, for him to grant … to John, his son, and Elizabeth daughter of John de Seagrave … manor of Melton Moubray, co. Leicester, and Hovyngham, co. York … (S) CPRs.
1351, Elizabeth a resident of Norwich, received a papal indult for plenary remission.
4/1/1353, Elizabeth became Lady Seagrave on the death of her father.
1353, West Hatch was not settled in jointure on Margaret Marshal; it passed, like Caludon, straight to John de Mowbray in 1353 and was held by him at his death in 1368 (paying a farm rent), but it does not occur later in the muniments, in inquisitions or in settlements. (S) UKNA.
7/1355, John knighted with 26 others, including John of Gaunt and Lionel of Clarence, by the king and the Duke of Lancaster.
11/1355, John with the King on an invasion of France. Landing in Calais the previous month, the army proceeded to raid Pas de Calais, Artois, and Picardy. King Edward returned the army to England by the 15th of November.
1356, John returned to France and served in Brittany with Price Edward.
9/26/1356, The army of the Black Prince captured King John II of France at the battle of Poitiers; as well as killing 2000 French knights.
7/16/1361, Licence for John de Moubray, ‘le piere,’ to enfeoff … of the manors of Haunes, … co. Bedford, … co. Buchingham, … with members knight’s fees, advowsons of churches, mills, … and for them to grant the same to him and Elizabeth, his wife, with remainder to John de Moubray, ‘le filz,’ and his heirs. (S) CPRs.
10/4/1361, John heir to his father.
11/14/1361, John received livery of his lands.
11/22/1361, Whereas all lands and goods late of John de Moubray of Axiholm, who at this death was bound to the king in 2,000 marks … John son and heir and Elizabeth [stepmother] … have undertaken … to satisfy the king … (S) CPRs.
12/1361, John created a knight banneret.
5/12/1362, Whereas … acquired in fee from John de Moubray, ‘le piere,’ deceased … and the isle of Axiholm, co. Lincoln … grant to Elizabeth late the wife [John’ stepmother] … remainder to John son and heir of the said John … (S) CPRs.
8/14/1362, John, 4th Lord Mowbray of Axholme, Lincolnshire, 1st summoned to parliament.
1362-65, John summoned to parliament.
1365, John Moubray (Mowbray), justice assigned oyer and terminer. (S) UKNA.
1365-66, John de Moubray of Axholme and Elizabeth his wife sued by William, bishop of Winchester, over drainage issues of property in Southwark. (S) English Law in the Age of the Black Death, Palmer, 2001, P400.
6/4/1366, John granted Agnes de Isilham, damsel of his sister Blanche, baroness of Bothale, … 10£ yearly … (S) CPRs.
1366-67, Assize roll of John Mowbray for Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland, including essoins and attorneys. (S) UKNA.
10/25/1367, John licensed by the King to go beyond the seas: “John de Moubray, lord of Axiholm, from the port of Dover with 20 horses and their harness, a letter of exchange of Reyner Dymenge, Lombard, for 800 marks, and 100£. for his expenses. By letter of secret seal.” (S) CPRs.
6/17/1368, John, 11th Lord of Melton, on a journey to the Holy land, slain by Turks near Constantinople.
1372, “writ of intendendo directing Ralph Basset to deliver John and Thomas, sons of John Mowbray in ward to Blanche Wake.” (S) UKNA.
1/14/1376, Elizabeth, former wife of John de Moubray of Axholme, held the fair at Thirsk, North Riding, Yorkshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.
Bef. 1/29/1376, Elizabeth died: “Grant for long service to John de Nevill, the king’s steward, of the wardship of the lands which Elizabeth late the wife of John de Moubray ‘le pier,’ deceased, held in dower …” . (S) CPRs.
(S) Transactions, Leicestershire Arch. And Arch. Soc., 1874, P307. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P601.
• Elizabeth’s mother Margaret outlived both of them and on 9/29/1396 was created Duchess of Norfolk.
Children of John and Elizabeth:
i. Eleanor de Mowbray, born ~1361 in England.
Eleanor married John, s/o 624686. Lord John de Welles & 624687. Maud de Roos.
ii. Margaret de Mowbray, born ~1363 in England.
1369, Margaret married to Sir Reginald Lucy.
iii. John de Mowbray, born ~1365 in England.
2/1/1369, In consideration of John de Moubray, late lord of the isle of Axiholm, … during the nonage of the heir. (S) CPRs.
1377, John created earl of Nottingham on the ascension of Richard II.
2/14/1379, Appointment, during pleasure, of Thoms de Rotherby of Melton as the king’s feodary in the counties of Warwick, Leicester, Northampton and Rutland, of the knights’ fees which were John de Moubray’s of Axiholm, tenant in chief, and which by minority of John, earl of Notyngham, his son and heir, are in the king’s hands … (S) CPRs.
2/16/1380, Inspeximus and confirmation in favour of John, earl of Nottingham, a minor in the king’s custody … (S) CPRs.
By 1382, John died; his brother Thomas his heir.
iv. Thomas de Mowbray (738770), born 3/22/1366 in England.
v. Joan de Mowbray, born by 1368 in England.
Joan married 1st Sir Thomas Gray of Heton.
12/1400, Sir Thomas died.
By 1407, Joan married 2nd 738798. Sir Thomas Tunstall. [Possibly mother of his daughter Alice Tunstall.]