1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
2/1328, John born in Yorkshire, England, heir & s/o 3803072. John Fitz William & 3803073. Joan Reresby.
~1330, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 3803074. William de Clinton.
7/25/1348, John named in the will of his paternal grandmother Isabel Deincourt.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349. [Breakouts would repeat over many years.]
8/10/1349, John’s father died of the plague.
4/24/1350, Writ of amotus for John Fitz William. York: Darthyngton. The manor … Emeley. The manor … Sprotburgh. The manor … Dalton. 4 tofts and 4 bovates of land … He died on 10 August last. John his son, aged 22 1/2 years and more, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.
~1350, William married Elizabeth.
3/22/1351, John fitz William of Emelay acknowledges that he owes to Walter Power, clerk, 100s.; to be levied etc. in the county of York. (S) CCRs.
10/17/1353, … John Fitz William, … John de Moubray .. to join a previous Commission of oyer and terminer. (S) CPRs.
By 1356, John knighted.
[––John & Elizabeth––]
1/5/1356, “Release. John Fitzwilliam, knight and Elizabeth his wife of the first part … Lands in Rotington …” (S) UKNA.
5/28/1357, John Fitz William acknowledges that he owes to John, archbishop of York, 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of York. (S) CCRs.
11/20/1357, Commission of oyer and terminer to Ralph de Nevill, John Fitzwilliam, … on complaint by John de Wyginton … assaulted him at Northduffeld, co. York. (S) CPRs.
7/4/1360, “Thomas Chartrays to John Fitzwilliam of Emlay, knight, for £29 7s. 10d. in payment of rents of Barneburgh.” (S) UKNA.
3/6/1362, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Moubray, … on complaint by John Fitzwilliam, ‘chivaler,’ that Robert de Foulesham, … entered his free warren at Sprotburgh, co. York, and hunted therein, fished in his free fishery there, felled his trees, … and assaulted his men and servants at Doncastre. (S) CPRs.
12/10/1363 at Sprotburgh [Yorkshire], Roger FitzOlivre de Berlay to Sir John Fitzwilliam. Manor of Sprotburgh ... Witnesses: Sir Thomas Clarett, Sir Thomas de Reresbi, ..., Thomas del Wodhall, ... (S) UKNA.
10/28/1364, Licence, for 13s. 4d. paid to the king by John FitzWilliam of Emeleye, ‘chivaler,’ for the alienation in mortmain … of the hospital of St. Edmund, Sprotburgh, of ½ acre of land within the manor of Sprotburgh. (S) CPRs.
1365, “Plaintiffs: John Fitzwilliam, knight and Elizabeth, his wife … Fourth part of the manor of Darthyngton, next to the town of Pontefract. Consideration, 100 marks of silver.” (S) UKNA.
5/26/1368, Commission to … John FitzWilliam, … on complaint by the men and tenants of the town of Donecastre … persons in confederacy … assaulted and wounded them … in the county of York … (S) CPRs.
6/20/1371, At Sprotburgh before … guardians of the peace in … co. York, …, John Fitz William knight, found John Sayville knight, Thomas de Reresby knight, John de Wodehall, William Clarell, …, who mainperned under a pain of £300 that he should not cause nor procure hurt or harm to John de Staynton. (S) CCRs.
12/1371, Sir John Fitzwilliam, knt., of Emley, gave property to the church of Sprotbrough. (S) Yorkshire Scenes, Tomlinson, 1865, P79.
3/5/1372, “… John Fitzwilliam of Emlay and William Spynk of Sprotburgh. Fitzwilliam exchanges 3 measures of waste land in Sprotburgh, … Witnesses: Thomas de la Wodehall, …” (S) UKNA.
5/29/1373, “…Witnesses: Lord John Fitzwilliam, William Fitzwilliam, Thomas de Reresby, knight, Robert de Mettam, Thomas de Wodehall, …” (S) UKNA.
1374, John received the manor of East Haddlesey on the death of Sir Thomas de Stapleton.
3/10/1375 at Spotburgh, Sir John Fitzwilliam, Lord of Emlay to Thomas de Wodehalle, parson of the Church of All Saints, Saltfletby ... All his lands in Saltfletby. For 5 years, at £4 and a grey swan p.a. (S) UKNA.
7/10/1376, Commission of oyer and terminer to … John Fitz William … on complaint by Peter de Malo Lacu … broke his parks … (S) CPRs.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
8/5/1378, Counterpart grant. John Fitzwilliam of Emley to the Abbey and Convent of Derley. (S) UKNA.
1378-9, John, Elizabeth, and sons William and Edmund taxed as residents of Sprotsborough.
1379-80, John fitz William, knight, to grant rent charged on all his lands in Sprotbrough, Cusworth, Cadeby, Bilham, Wadworth, and Bentley to … the church of St. Mary, Sprotbrough. (S) UKNA.
1/2/1381, Commission … to enquire touching the number, names, abode and condition of all lay persons in that county over the age of 15 years, men, women, and servants … in the East Riding of York, to John Fitzwilliam and John Sayvill, knights, … (S) CPRs.
9/25/1382, John accused of breaking in closes, houses, and parks by Sir Peter de Mauley. (S) CPRs.
11/16/1382, 1) Rob. de Swillyngton, Kt. 2) Roger s. of Wm. de Preston. (1) to (2) in tail manor of Hekilton ... had from Wm. de Fynchedon, kt., …; remainder to Edward, s. of John Fitzwilliam. (S) UKNA.
Bef. 2/19/1384, John, knt. of Sprotborough, Yorkshire, murdered at Howden, Yorkshire.
11/15/1392, To the justices of the Bench. Order not to proceed until further order in an assize concerning a pond levied in Doncastre to the nuisance of her freehold in Sprotburgh, before them arraigned by Elizabeth who was wife of John fitz William knight against Peter son of Peter son of Peter de Malo Lacu, a minor in the king's ward, … (S) CCRs.
2/8/1395, To the justices of assize in Yorkshire. Order to proceed in an assize before them arraigned by Elizabeth who was wife of John Fitz William knight against Peter de Malo Lacu … for raising a pond in Doncastre and Bentlay to the nuisance of her freehold in Sprotburgh. (S) CCRs.
9/21/1398, “Grant. 1) John s. of John Fitzwilliam, kt. 2) Mother Eliz. F. Sir Wm. de Hekylton, parson of Sprotborough …” (S) UKNA.
1400, Elizabeth living.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P349.
Child of John and Elizabeth: [5 sons, 3 daughters]
i. William Fitz William (950768), born ~1352 in England.
ii. John Fitz William, born ? in England.
11/27/1389, Writ of precipe to the sheriff commanding him that Sir Hugh Husee (Hussey), should be before the court of the Octave of Trinity to satisfy John FitzWilliam of 12 marks. (S) UKNA.
iii. Joan Fitz William, born ? in England.
Joan married Thomas de Stapleton.
5/29/1373, Grant ... to Thomas, son and heir of Milo de Stapilton, and Joan, his wife, daughter of Sir John Fitzwilliam. Manor of Hathelsay and all lands in Easthathelsay, Middle Hathelsay, and West Hathelsay, … Witnesses: Lord John Fitzwilliam, William Fitzwilliam, Thomas de Reresby, knight, ..., Thomas de Wodehall, …” (S) UKNA.