2955072. Sir John Howard & 2955073. Alice de Boys
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~1310, John, born in 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.
Sir John one of the knights who helped King Edward III break the power of the Roger de Mortimer.
11/2/1334, Commission of oyer and terminer to Thomas Bacoun, John Howard, Simon de Hederseter, … complaint … assaulted … at Hunstanstoun, co. Norfolk, … (S) CPRs.
Bef. 10/11/1338, John married Alice [eventually bringing the whole of the Boys estates into the family].
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.
7/20/1344, Commission of peace, … statutes of Winchester and Northampton, to John Howard, Robert de Erpyngham, … in the county of Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
1/18/1345, Commission of oyer … on complaint by John Howard, sheriff of the county of Norfolk, … (S) CPRs.
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.
8/26/1346, John fought at the Battle of Crecy.
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.
1346-47, John fought at the Seige of Calais.
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) Gazetteer 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.
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.
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.
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.
(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P233. (S) The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910, P830. (S) The House of Howard, Brenan, 1907.
Child of John and Alice:
i. Robert Howard (1477536), born 1342 in England.