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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sir John de Arundel & Eleanor Mautravers

1477626. Sir John de Arundel & 1477627. Eleanor Mautravers

1345, Eleanor born in England, d/o 2955254. John Mautravers & 2955255. Gwenthlian ?.

~1347, John born in Sussex, England, 2nd s/o 2954972. Richard Fitzalan & 2954973. Lady Eleanor Plantagenet.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

1/1349, Eleanor’s father died; her brother Henry the heir. (S) UKNA.

1349, John’s father settled the manor of Bokeland [Buckland], inherited from John de Warenne, earl of Surrey, on him in tail male. (S) A Hist. of the County of Surrey, V3, 1911.

By 1350, Eleanor, age 5, coheir to her brother Henry with her sister Joan. (S) UKNA.

2/23/1350, Grant to Edmund de Bereford …, for £100 which they will pay to the king, of the wardship of the lands late of John Mautravers, 'le fitz,' who held in chief, until the lawful age of his daughters and heirs, together with their marriage. (S) CFRs.

 [––John & Eleanor––]

2/17/1357, John married to Eleanor.

8/4/1357, Licence, at the asking of Richard, earl of Arundel,  for John Mautravers of Lichet to enfeoff … of the manors of Sharnton and Codeford … and of … the manor of Eliston, co. Wilts, … which Gwenllian late the wife of John son of the said John Mautravers holds for life; and for them to grant the same to him and Agnes, his wife, in tail, with remainder to John son of the said earl, and Eleanor daughter of John son of the said John Mautravers and the heirs … (S) CPRs.

2/18/1364, Writ for IPM of John Mautravers [(5910508), grandfather], knight. Wilts.: Sharnton. The manor, … He died on 16 February last. Joan the wife of John de Kaynis, knight, aged 22 years and more, and Eleanor the wife of John son of Richard earl of Arundel, aged 19 years and more, are his kinswomen and heirs. Dorset: He held the following in joint feoffment with Agnes his [2nd  wife, … Est Mordon. The manor … [7 manors and parts of 2 others] … Gloucester: Kyngestanlegh. The manor … Stonhouse. The manor, … Stoke Giffard. The manor, … Walles. The manor … (S) CIsPM.

4/12/1366, Whereas the king … lately granted licence for Richard, earl of Arundel and Surrey, to enfeoff the king’s son John, duke of Lancaster, … licence for the feoffees to grant to the said earl and Eleanor , his wife, daughter of Henry, late earl of Lancaster, … remainder to Richard de Arundell, the younger, and Elizabeth his wife, … successive remainder … to John brother of the said Richard, and to Eleanor his wife, … to Thomas, brother of the said John, … to Joan, countess of Hereford, sister of the said Thomas, … to Alesia, sister of the said Joan, … (S) CPRs.

11/14/1371, John de Arundel junior … lease for term of lives … [Cornwall] (S) UKNA.

10/12/1374, Commitment to Thomas Morieux, ' chivaler,' the younger,—by mainprise of John de Arundell, knight, of the counties of Surrey and Sussex. (S) CFRs.

1375, Eleanor a legatee of her step-grandmother, Agnes, Lady Mautravers.

12/5/1375, John left 5,000 marks, and his house in London called Bermondsey Inn in the will of his father.

1/24/1376, John’s father died.

1376, John, a mainpernour of Lord Latimer, summoned to parliament.

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

8/4/1377, John de Arudel summoned to parliament.

10/13/1377, To … constable of the Tower of London, … directing them to receive all prisoners that shall be delivered to them by John de Arundel marshal of England … delivering them again to the said marshal and his deputies when by him required. By the great council. (S) CCRs.

8/4/1377, “Johanni de Arundell” summoned to parliament by writ.

3/16/1378, To … constable of the Tower of London, … directing them to receive all prisoners who shall be delivered to them under seal of Thomas de Wodestoke the king's uncle, constable of England, and John de Arundell marshal of England. (S) CCRs.

1379, John, a trier of petitions and Marshal of England, summoned to parliament.

6/21/1379, To John de Arundell marshal of England. Order to cause John Treuarthiam, a prisoner in his custody for treasons whereof he is indicted, to come before the king on Thursday next. (S) CCRs.

10/4/1379, John de Arundell knight, marshal of England, Thomas de Percy, knight, Walter Pavely knight and Wilham de Clynton knight to the king. Recognisance for 20,000 francs of gold, to be levied etc. in Kent and Northumberland. [10/10/1379 Matthew Gournay knight and Thomas  Tryvet knight joined in this recognizance.] The recognizance dealt with whether or not the King ought to have the ransom of Oliver Claykyn. (S) CCRs.

11/25/1379, John wrote his will: To Eleanor, my wife; to Joane, my daughter, …; to my brother, the Earl of Arundel; to the Countess of Hereford, my sister. And I appoint Sir Robert Rouse, and Sir ? Maltravers, my executors. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, V1, P105.

12/15/1379, John died in a ship wreck in the Irish sea; buried in Lewes Priory.


4/8/1380, Writ ‘sicut alias’for IPM of John de Arundel, or Darundell, Knight. Northampton: Aynho. The manor … He died on 15 December last. … John de Arundell, knight, aged 15 years and more, is his son and heir. Kent: Poslynge. The manor held jointly with Eleanor, his wife, to them and the heirs male of his body, by grant of Roger le Strange, Guy de Bryan, Roger de Beauchamp and Hugh de Segrave, knights. Somerset: Coklyngton. The manor jointly with Eleanor his wife … Dorset: Estmorden. The manor held jointly with Eleanor, his wife, as of her right and inheritance. … Warwick: Braundon. The manor held for life, and with remainder to William, his son, and the heirs of the said William. … Wilts: … manors and moieties in joint feoffment with Eleanor, his wife, who is still living, … (S) CIsPM.

8/9/1380, Eleanor married Sir Reynold Cobham.

By 1383, Eleanor heir to her sister Joan, wife of Sir Robert Rous; becoming Lady Mautravers.

1384, Eleanor and Reynold were divorced because of family relationship.

9/29/1384, Eleanor and Reynold allowed to remarry with dispensation.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

7/6/1403, Sir Robert died.

7/16/1403, Writ for IPM of Reynold Cobham, Senior, Knight. Northampton: He held a third part of the manor of Aynho in the dower of Eleanor his wife from her former husband John Darundell. Reynold his son and heir was 21 on 11 Nov. last. … Wilts: … In right of Eleanor his wife who survives him he held … (S) CIsPM. [Born 11/11/1381 – after they were married.]

1/12/1404, Eleanor died; buried with Sir John.

1/21/1405, Writ for IPM of Eleanor widow of Reynold Cobham, knight, formerly wife of John de Arundell, knight. Wiltshire: She held in dower of the inheritance of Reynold Cobham, son of Reynold Cobham, her late husband, … She held jointly with John de Arundell, knight, to them and his heirs … John Arundell, esquire, aged 20 years and more on 1 Aug. last, is kinsman of both John Arundell, knight, and Eleanor, being the son and heir of their son, John Arundell, knight, junior. …

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P10. (S) The Retrospective View, V1, Nicolas, 1827, P301.

Family notes:

·         12/5/1375, John’s younger sons Henry, Edward and William were left 500 marks each in the will of their grandfather, Richard, earl of Arundel.

Children of John and Eleanor: [5 sons, 2 daughters]

i. John de Arundel, born 11/30/1364 in Sussex, England.

By 1384, John married Eilzabeth Despenser, d/o Edward, Lord Despenser [heir – son John, born 8/1/1385].

8/14/1390, John died.

1401-02, Elizabeth, Lady La Souche, lady of Eaton [ Bray ], ( Eyton ), co. Bedford … to her Receiver - General in London, Surrey, and Sussex : Authority to allow himself all sums spent by him on her lawsuits in his account of her income from the manors late of John de Arundell, knight, her late husband. (S) UKNA.

ii. Joan Arundel (738813), born ~1370 in England. 

iii. Margaret de Arundel (738811), born by 1380 in England. 

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