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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lord John de Moubray & Elizabeth Seagrave

1477540. Lord John de Moubray & 1477541. Elizabeth Seagrave

10/25/1338, Elizabeth born in Leicestershire, England, heir & d/o 2955082. John Segrave & 2955083. Margaret Plantagenet; baptized the same day at Croxton Abbey.

6/25/1340, John born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England, s/o 2955080. John de Moubray & 2955081. Joan of Lancaster.

3/13/1342, William de Mountagu, earl of Salisbury, Sir Edward de Mountagu his brother, and Lady Alice, Edward's wife; and Sir John lord of Moubray (2955082) and Lady Joan his wife. An agreement has been made for a double marriage between John (1477540), son and heir of John de Moubray, and Audrey, eldest daughter of Edward, and between Edward son and heir of Edward, and Blanche, daughter of John de Moubray. (S) UKNA. [The marriages, to take place by 6/24/1343 at John de Mowbray’s expense.]

[––John & Elizabeth––]

3/25/1349, Date of papal dispensation for marriage of John to Elizabeth.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

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.

8/10/1349, Whereas John de Segrave has granted to John de Moubray an annual rent of £300 from his lands in Leicestershire, and another of £200 from his lands in Huntingdonshire, and one of £100 from his lands in Warwickshire, by 3 charters, John de Moubray has granted that if John de Segrave enfeoffs John son of John de Moubray and Elizabeth his wife of £100 of land and rent for Elizabeth's life, and the same to them for their joint lives, the charters granting the rents of £600 a year will be void. Witnesses: Henry earl of Lancaster, Derby and Leicester, steward of England, Thomas Spigurnel, Edmund de Ufford, knights. (S) UKNA.

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, and was held by him at his death (paying a farm rent). (S) UKNA.

9/4/1353, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John de Segrave. Leicester: Proof of age of the said Elizabeth, who is the wife of John, son of John de Moubray. Hugh Jouwet, aged 60 years and more, says the said Elizabeth was fourteen years old on 25 October last, because she was born in the abbey of Croxton, co. Leicester, and baptised in the church of Croxton on 25 October, 12 Edward III; and this he knows because the then abbot of Croxton caused the day of the said Elizabeth’s birth, viz. the feast of SS. Crispin and Crispinian, 12 Edward III, to be entered (inbreviari) in a missal of his church there. … Roger Foucher, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that he was in the service of the said Sir John de Segrave and crossed in his company (comitiva) to parts beyond the seas about the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, 12 Edward III, and returned into England in his company with the king’s licence at Michaelmas following … (S) CIsPM.

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.

3/1/1358, To escheators of Leicester, Nottingham, Northampton … order to cause John son of John de Moubray and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of John de Segrave, to have seisin … (S) CCRs.

9/27/1358 at Epworth, John de Moubray lord of the Isle of Axholme and the honour of Bramber; and his beloved son John and John de Clyve. … John de Clyve holds of John de Moubray 6 messuages and 7 bovates of land and 10 a. of waste in the territory of Eppworth and Oustone for the term of 60 years, Moubray has granted the reversion of the holding to his son John. (S) UKNA.

7/30/1359, Thomas de Wolneye of Diseworth and Sir John de Moubray the son. Thomas has granted to John all his goods and chattels in Disseworth and Wavertoft. (S) UKNA.

9/4/1359 at Langdon Abbey, Sir Roger de Burtone, clerk; and Sir John de Moubray the son and Elizabeth his wife. Roger has granted to John and Elizabeth a plot of land called Basseteshey in Neubold by Bredone … (S) UKNA.

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, Order to …, escheator in the county of Sussex, to deliver to John de Moubray of Axiholm, the younger, son and heir of John de Moubray of Axiholm, the elder, the lands late of his said father, together with the knights' fees, advowsons of churches, wardships, reliefs, marriages and other things pertaining thereto, and all the issues and profits thereof since his father's death, which the king has granted to him as a gift ; as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.

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. [Likely at the marriage of the Black Prince.]

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.

4/12/1364 at Westminster, Grant from Edward III, king of England to the prior and convent of Canterbury Cathedral Priory of free warren in their manors … Witnesses: …, archbishop of Canterbury; Si…, royal chancellor; …, royal treasurer; John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster; Richard fitz Alan, earl of Arundel; John de Moubray; Edward le Despenser; …, steward of the royal household. (S) UKNA.

5/16/1364 at Epworth, John de Moubray, lord of Axholme; and Sir John Wade, canon of St. Paul's, London, and Robert de Luffenham … John has granted licence to John and Robert to grant 6 messuages, 4 cottages, 13 virgates … (S) UKNA.

5/10/1365, Sir John de Mowbray, Knt., and Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of John de Segrave, had a mansion in the parish of St. Mary Overy, Southwark, London. (S) Cal. Of Letter Books, Corp. of London, 1905, P192.

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, John complained that Elizabeth, [his stepmother] his father's widow, had committed waste by destroying the trees, digging up the land and allowing the buildings to fall to decay. Mentioned are 2 courts, 2 dwellings, 4 rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 granges and various outbuildings, 2 houses called 'Yathous,' 2 dovecots and 1 chapel. Some thousands of trees are also enumerated, including oaks, ashes, elms, hazels and white thorns, apple trees, pear trees, plum trees and cherry trees. [Elizabeth claimed causes including the plague, and a gale. John eventually recovered £938 18s against Elizabeth.] (S) BHO, Parishes: Willington.

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.

12/4/1368, Order to escheators in the counties of York; Warwick and Leicester; Lincoln ; Bedford, Buckingham, Cambridge and Huntingdon; Essex, Hertford, Norfolk and Suffolk; Kent, Surrey and Sussex; Wilts., to take into the king's hand the lands whereof Jofin Moubray of Axiholme, who held in chief, was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death, and to make inquisition touching his lands and heir etc. (S) CFRs.


3/1369, Due to an outbreak of the plague in London, the royal court was moved to Windsor.

3/1370, IPM of John de Moubray: At his death he held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Chaucoumbe … by military service … (S) Hist. of Banbury, Beesley, 1841, P170.

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 to 1516.

1/1376, John and Thomas’ wardship granted to their mother Elizabeth, and her mother, Margaret Marshal, Countess of Norfolk. (S) UKNA.

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. [Elizabeth’s heir: “The earl of Oxford, her brother, aged 14 years and more, is her next heir.”]

(S) Transactions, Leicestershire Arch. And Arch. Soc., 1874, P307. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P601.

Family notes:

·         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.

7/1/1369, Margaret married to Sir Reginald Lucy.

4/24/1404, Margaret died.

iii. John de Mowbray, born 8/1/1365 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.

1/1/1370, Grant by Ralph Basset of Drayton [Bassett] to John son and heir of John de Moubray of an annual rent of 3s. 4d. (S) UKNA.

4/1372, Custody of John de Moubray and his brother Thomas granted to Blanche Wake, sister of his grandmother Joan of Lancaster. (S) UKNA.

4/23/1377, John, a companion of [future] Richard II, when both were knighted.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

7/15/1377, Sir John, age 11, created earl of Nottingham at the coronation 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, s/o 7605030. Sir Thomas Grey & 7605031. Margaret de Pressen.

12/1400, Sir Thomas died.

By 1407, Joan married 2nd 738798. Sir Thomas Tunstall. [Possibly mother of his daughter Alice Tunstall.]

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