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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Baron John de Northwood & Joan Hert

1477558. Baron John de Northwood & 1477559. Joan Hert

1329, John born in England, s/o 2955116. Lord Roger de Northwode & 2955117. Juliane de Say.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

2/20/1329, John’s mother died.

~1340, Joan born in Kent, England, d/o 2955118. Robert Hert. (S) DNB, V41, 1895.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349. [Breakouts would repeat over many years.]

10/6/1350, John de Northwode, going on pilgrimage beyond the seas, … nominating … as his attorneys … (S) CPRs.

By 1356, John married Joan.

9/19/1356, John served in France with the Black Prince at the Battle of Poitiers in Frnce. Edward, the Black Prince, defeated a larger French and allied army led by King John II of France, leading to the capture of the French king, his son, and much of the French nobility.

10/1359, John served in France with King Edward III. France repudiated the previous treaty. King Edward marched from Calais. The French were unwilling to meet Edward in battle, his sieges of Reims and Paris were unsuccessful.

11/5/1361, John’s father died.

12/13/1361, Order to John de Ty, escheator in the county of Kent, to deliver to John de Northwod, ' chivaler,' son and heir of Roger de Northwod, the elder, 'chivaler,' the lands late of his said father. (S) CFRs.

3/1362, Agnes held the manors of Yokes and Wichling ... in dower of Roger de Northwode, knight, ... with the assent of John de Northwode, his son and heir, and the reversion of the manors was granted ... to John son of Roger Digge and Juliana [John de Northwode’s sister] his wife. (S) IPM of Agnes, widow of Christopher Shuckburgh, formerly wife of Roger de Northwode, knight, 5/28/1405.

6/1363, John 1st summoned to parliament.

4/21/1364, John de Northwode knight, son and heir of Roger de Northwode knight, to Roger de Northwode knight his brother. Recognisance for £55, to be levied etc. in Kent. (S) CCRs.

By 1366, John knighted.

3/17/1366, Grand from John de Northwode, Knt., to John Gower, reversion of rents granted by his father. (S) Hosp. of St. Thomas Acon, Watney, 1892, P242.

1/14/1367, Henry Rampton of Coventre, ‘mercer,’ staying in England, has letters nominating John de Northwode as his attorney in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

4/1367, John de Northwode, knight, … Richard atte Lese, knight, … Thomas Colpepir, … jurors in the IPM of William son and heir of William de Septvans, knight, at Canterbury, Kent. (S) CIsPM.

8/21/1368, Lease of the manors of Northwode ? to Sir John de Northwode Kt., and Joan his wife, for Life. Witnessed by Roger Dygge: ‘sigillum rogeri dygge’. (S) Arch. Cantiana, V2, Kent Arch. Soc.

6/14/1369, Appointment of John de Northwode, … to array all men at arms, … of the Island of Shepeye … (S) CPRs.

1369, Release by Sir John de Northwod, knight, of Kent, son and heir of Sir Roger de Northwod, to …, of all his right in a plot of land in Suthwerk by London, in St. Olave's parish, adjoining a tenement called 'Northwodes.' [Surrey] (S) UKNA.

1372, Sir John Northwood entailed Northwood Sheppey on his son, Sir Roger, and daughter-in-law Eleanor Savage. (S) 14th Century England, Wilson, V3, 2004, P178.

5/12/1373, John de Northwode, the king’s controller [at the manor of Claryndon] to control and supervise [workmen]. (S) CPRs.

1373, “…  a messuage, mill, land, and rent at Eastchurch and Minster in Sheppey, acquired from John de Northwode, knight, to the said John de Northwode for life …” (S) UKNA.

1374-75, Records of the Exchequer, King’s Remembrancer: Counter-roll of John Northwode [2 calendar years]. (S) UKNA.

8/2/1374, At Middleton the crop of 11 acres and 3 rods of land sown with wheat worth £11 15s. at 20s. an acre; the crop of 6 acres sown with wheat which Lawrence [Boxted] farms from John de Northwood, knight, worth £4 at 13s. 4d. an acre; the crop of 22 acres and 3 rods sown with barley worth £11 7s. 6d. at 10s. an acre; the crop of 5½ acres sown with barley which Lawrence farms from John de Northwood, worth 18s. at 40d. an acre; the crop of 4 acres sown with peas, of 11 acres sown with vetches, of 1 acre sown with oats, worth 108s. 4d., at ½m. an acre. (S) UKNA. [Collateral for a debt.]

12/1375, John last summoned to parliament.

7/16/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

7/1/1377, Richard atte Leese and John de Northwode are commanded to hasten to the Isle of Shepeye and put it in a state of defence to resist the French invasion. (S) Syllabus of Rymer’s Foedera, Hardy, 1873, P481.

2/28/1378, John wrote his will: “My body to be buried in the Monastery of St. Segebert of Minster. I will that two pilgrims be sent to visit ‘the shadow’ of St. Peter, Paul, and James, in Galacia. To Joane, my wife; to Joane, my daughter; to Stephen, my son, now at school. I desire that William Frogenhall, William Sutton, and John More, oversee my daughter’s marriage.” (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, 1826, P102. [Daughter Juliane already contracted to marry.]

2/27/1379, John de Northwode, 3rd baron Northwood, died.


3/14/1379, Writ for IPM of John de Northwod, knight. Gloucester: Dymmok. A third part of two-thirds of the manor (extent given), held of the king ... Roger Northwode, his son, aged 24 years and more, is his heir. Kent: He was seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor of Northwodeshepeye ... He held the manors of Bynggebery, Thornham and Northwodechasteners jointly with Joan, his wife, who is still living, for the term of their lives, by grant of Richard ate Lese, knight, Roger Dygg, ... Shorne, Haryettesham and Wychelyng ... which are held for life by Agnes late the wife of Roger Northwode, knight, his father, of his inheritance. ... Roger de Northwode, his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir to all the premises held by knight’s service; and the same Roger, William (aged 18 years and more) and James …, are his sons and heirs to the premises held in ‘gavelekendes.’ (S) CIsPM.

4/6/1388, Roger de Northwode knight to Sir Arnald Savage knight and to his heirs. Indenture … held by the service of rendering to Dame Joan de Northwode mother of the said Roger, tenant for life of the manor of Northwodechestovers with reversion to the said Roger and his heirs, … 21s. 3½d. of rent, and a rent of 3 cocks and 29 hens, and doing suit at her court of the said manor every 3 weeks, … (S) CCRs.

10/24/1393, Entail of the manors of Northwode Shepey, Northwode Chasteners, Thrunham, … made by Joan de Northwode, widow of Sir John, and her son Roger de Northwode: … Roger and his wife Alice and their heirs … default to William, brother of the said Roger …

5/20/1397, A grant of the manor of Northwode Chasteners to Joan de Northwode, widow, for life, with remainders successively to her sons, Sir Roger de Northwode, knight, and James de Northwode.

9/1398, Joan living.

Joane died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P249. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Banks, 1844, P355. (S) Archaeologia Cantiana, V2, 1859.

Family notes:

·         1363, IPM of John de Northwode, knight: Kent, Essex. [Relationship below.]

Children of John and Joan:

i. Sir Roger de Northwode, born 1357 in Kent, England. [Heir]

1372, Sir John Northwood entailed Northwood Sheppey on his son, Sir Roger, and daughter-in-law Eleanor Savage.

1382, Roger Northwood, son and heir, claimant: his father, Sir John Northwood, Kt. of Kent, s/o Roger Northwood, s/o John de Northwood and his wife Agnes [Agnes’ sister Katherine married the Earl of Salisbury] vs. Sir Roger Scales, Knight, and his wife Joan, heiress & d/o John de Northwood (d.1363), s/o Humphrey de Northwode, with Dionisia married to Thomas Martyn, Joan married to John Leuedale, and Agnes married to William Beaufoy. (S) Archaeologia Cantiana, V2, 1859, P35.

1416, John, heir & s/o Roger, died without heirs.

ii. Juliana de Northwode (625043), born ~1360 in Kent, England.  

iii. William de Northwode, born 1362 in Kent, England.

1393–97, William died.

iv. James de Northwode, born ~1365 in Kent, England.

v. Joan de Northwood (738779), born ~1370 in Kent, England.

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