~1310, John, born in Norfolk, England, s/o 5910144. Sir John Howard & 5910145. Joan de Cornwall.
By 1311, Alice born in England, d/o 5910146. Sir Robert de Bois & 5910147. Christian le Latimer.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
10/19/1330 at Nottingham castle, King Edward III, along with his courtiers, brothers John, Humphrey and William de Bohun, and others led by William de Montague captured his mother Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer. Sir John one of the knights who helped King Edward III break the power of the Roger de Mortimer.
1333, Alice, heir to her brother, Sir Robert de Boys, inheriting the manor of Fersfield near Diss. [This manor still in the Duke of Norfolk’s family until the 1900s.]
11/2/1334, Commission of oyer and terminer to Thomas Bacoun, John Howard, Simon de Hederseter, … complaint … assaulted … at Hunstanstoun, co. Norfolk, … (S) CPRs.
[––John & Alice––]
By 1338, John married Alice [eventually bringing the whole of the Boys estates into the family].
10/11/1338, To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order not to put Adam de Everyngham of Laxton, the elder, in default … in the suit between John Howard, the younger, and Alice, his wife, and Adam, concerning a trespass made on Alice … (S) CCRs.
2/16/1339, Adam de Everyngham of Laxton, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to John Howard, knight, the younger, £32. (S) CCRs.
1340-1, “Confirmation by John Howard, knight, of a grant by Nicholas Bonde …” (S) UKNA.
Aft. 5/7/1341, John heir to his father.
7/6/1342, Association of William Corbet, … in the commission de walliis et fossatis to John Howard, knight, … Mershlond, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
9/11/1343, Commission of oyer … on complaint by John Howard, ‘chivaler,’ that … broke his close at Whtton, co. Suffolk, … (S) CPRs.
10/18/1344, Commitment during pleasure to John Howard of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk and the castle of Norwich, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. (S) CFRs. [Held until 10/24/1345.]
4/10/1345, Commission to John Howard, sheriff of Suffolk, … (S) CPRs.
7/12/1345, … by inquisition taken by John Howard, escheator in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, … (S) CPRs.
7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued. John part of the invasion.
7/26/1346 at Caen, capital of Normandy, Edward’s forces captured the city; and Raoul, Count of Eu, Constable of France, and Jean de Tancarville, Grand Chamberlain of France.
8/26/1346, John fought at the Battle of Crecy north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards.
9/4/1346 by Calais, Pardon, for good service in the war of France, to John Howard, knight, of the king’s suit for all homicides, felonies, … (S) CPRs.
9/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais. [Ended 8/1347, held by the English until 1558.]
1346-47, John fought at the Seige of Calais.
2/19/1347, To John Howard. Order to go to the council at London with all speed by day and night to speak with them upon certain secret things specially touching the king, related by Ralph baron of Stafford and Master John de Thoresby to the said council, and further to do what shall be enjoined upon him on the king's behalf. By K. [John sent with William de la Pole.] (S) CCRs.
8/25/1347, Commission to levy the 15th and 10th in the county of Norfolk, John Howard … (S) CFRs.
11/14/1347, John obtained a grant for a weekly market and for a yearly fair at Magdalen, his manor of Wiggenhall in Norfolk. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.
1347, Sir John, Admiral of the north, at the siege of Calais with 6 knights, 36 men-at-arms, 35 archers on horseback. [John’s father had been Admiral of the North in 1335.]
9/12/1347 by Calais, Pardon, in consideration of his good service in war on this side of the seas, to John Howard, knight, of the king’s suit for all trespasses and oppressions, … when he was collector in the county of Norfolk … as well as admiral of the king’s fleet of ships … (S) CPRs.
2/16/1348 at London, William de Northwell, clerk, … acknowledge that they owe to John Howard, knight, £240. (S) CCRs.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
12/1/1348, Commission of oyer and terminer … John Howard, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.
2/8/1349, Commission to John Howard, … to survey a dyke … co. Norfolk, … (S) CPRs.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
1350, John died. [Likely in the plague.]
1351, Alice’s uncle, William du Bois, released to his niece, Alice Howard, all his claim upon the Manor and Advowson of Fersfield, with remainder to her son Robert, by Sir John Howard.
1352, William Carbinel released to Dame Alice Howard all his right in the manor of ‘Howard and Strange’ with remainder to her son Robert Howard. (S) Essay Topo. Hist. Norfolk, Blomefield, 1808, P146.
4/13/1363, IPM of John Clerk. Norfolk: Tirryngton. … the messuage and 7a. are held of Alice late the wife of John Howard by fealty in socage … (S) CIsPM.
4/29/1364, “Creditor: Alice, who was the wife of John Howard, knight [John Howard held fees in Freebridge and Guiltcross Hundreds, Norfolk]. Amount: 200m.” (S) UKNA.
9/6/1372, Alice died. “Alice, widow of John Howard, knight: Norfolk.” (S) UKNA, IPM.
12/7/1374, IPM of Alice late the wife of John Howard, knight. Norfolk: taken at Garboldecham. Fersfyld. The manor, held of the lady de Segrave, as of her manor of Fornesete, by service of 1 knight’s fee. Garboldecham. The manor called ‘Uphalle,’ held of Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Penbroch, as of her manor of Hokham, by service of 1 knight’s fee. … she enfeoffed Peter de Brewes, knight, …, of both the above manors, and the said feoffees have been in possession ever since. She died on Monday before the Nativity of St. Mary. 46 Edward III. Robert Howard, her son, aged 30 years and more, is her heir. (S) CIsPM.
(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P233. (S) The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910, P830. (S) The House of Howard, Brenan, 1907. (S) Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V5, 1806, Forncet.
Child of John and Alice:
i. Robert Howard (1477536), born 1342 in England.