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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Baron John de Wahull & Isabel Drokenesford

2110848. Baron John de Wahull & 2110849. Isabel Drokenesford

11/1/1302, John de Wodehull born in England, s/o 4221696. Thomas de Wahull & 4221697. Hawise de Prayers.

~1303, Isabel born in England, d/o 4221698. John de Drokenesford.

1304, John age 1 when his father died. During his long minority the king retained his guardianship.

6/28/1304, A sale  by Margaret, queen of England, the king's consort, to to John de Drokenesford, king's clerk, for £360 of the custody, during the minority of the heirs, of the lands late of Thomas de Wodehull, tenant in chief, with the marriages of the heirs, which custody and marriage were delivered to her. (S) CPRs.

11/25/1304, John’s wardship granted to John de Drokensford.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

8/12/1308, Queen Margaret sold John’s marriage to John de Drokenesford of Gloucester, King’s clerk. (S) CCRs.

6/16/1312, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Robert le Rey, deceased, tenant by knight service of the heir [John] of Thomas de Wodehull, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.

3/1316, “John, son of Thomas de Wahull, within age, and in the King’s custody, is Lord.” [of Wahull]. (S) CPRs.

~1320, John married Isabel.

1322-27, “John de la Wodehalle states that he was captured and imprisoned as an adherent of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, but was then released with other prisoners in the park of Rothwell, as he was ready to put himself on a jury that he was not at Tickhill, or Burton-upon-Trent, or Boroughbridge, or anywhere else against the King. But his lands are now seized into the King's hand, and his wife and children have nothing to live off. He request's the King's grace of the delivery of his lands and chattels, as he had the King's grace of the delivery of his body.” (S) UKNA.

4/15/1323, To Master John Walewayn, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause John de Wodhull, son and heir of Thomas de Wodhull, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage. [Manors of Great and Little Durnford and Tytherly, Wiltshire]. (S) CCRs.

11/8/1325, a ‘supersedeas’ at Chippenham granted to address John’s commitment for his grandfather not serving a military commitment with the King Edward I. [His grandfather was to found to have served the commitment.]

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

12/1328, John de Wodehull paid to the King 100 marks for the baronial relief of his father Thomas of all lands which John, his grandfather had held on the day he died, and of which Thomas had done homage

1330, On the occasion of the special commission of inquiry into privileges known as the Placita de Quo Warranto, John de Wahull was exempt from amerciaments by the justices in eyre at the Bedford Assizes as a baron; one who by virtue of his rank must be amerced by his equals or before the Royal Council.

3/22/1332, John appointed Keeper of Bedfordshire.

12/24/1334, by writ, John summoned to attend the king at Roxburgh.

2/20/1335, John with King Edward III.

Bef. 1336, John also held the manors of Wodhull, Langford, Bedfordshire, and Pateshull, Northamptonshire.

1336, John died.

4/30/1336, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of John de Wodhull, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.


5/1/1336, Grant to John de Molyns for a fine of 200 marks … of the marriage of John, son and heir of John de Wodehill, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's Ward … (S) CFRs.

8/4/1336, Grant to John de Molyns that he may hold the Wardship of the lands late of John de Wodehill with the marriage of John his son and heir according to letters patent dated 5/1/1336, which lands, except those assigned in dower to Isabel late the wife of John the father, are extended at £36 8s. 4d. a year. (S) CFRs.

Bef. 10/31/1348, Isabel died. (S) IPM of son John.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P187. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912. (S) Journal of the House of Lords, V124, 1892, P197-8.

Children of John and Isabel:

i. Sir John de Wahull, born 1320 in England. [Heir.]

1337, John age 16 and more when his father died.

5/21/1347, John summoned by special writ to assist the crown against the King of France. [Summoned with 32 other earls and barons.]

10/31/1348, John died. (S) Writ for IPM of 11/3/1348.

Children: John de Wahull, a minor when his father died. John married Eleanor, d/o 2955088.  Sir John de Molyns & 2955089. Egidia Maudit. 1357, John died, his daughters age 2 & 3. The male heir becoming Nicholas, son of John’s brother Thomas – who was already deceased.

ii. Thomas de Wodhull (1055424), born aft. 1322 in England.