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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Baron John de Moubray & Joan of Lancaster

2955080. Baron John de Moubray & 2955081. Joan of Lancaster

11/29/1310, John born in Yorkshire, England, heir & s/o 5910160. John de Moubray & 5910161. Aline de Brewes.

~1312, Joan born in England, d/o 5909946. Earl Henry Plantagenet & 5909947. Maud de Chaworth.

By 1319, John, as a child, contracted to marry Maud, d/o 30422042. Lord Robert de Holand & 30422043. Maud la Zouche.

4/4/1319, John de Moubray, lord of the Isle of Axholme and of Gower; and John his eldest son and Maud, the son's wife. John has granted to John and Maud the manors of Kyrkeby Malasart, Burtone in Lounesdale and Hovyngham, to them and their issue, saving to John [the father] the right to hunt when he wishes. Witnesses: Sir Thomas earl of Lancaster, Sir William de Roos (1249374) of Helmsley, William le Latymer (11820294), Edmund Dayncourt, ... (S) UKNA.

2/26/1322, John and his mother imprisoned in the Tower of London [Maud was also imprisoned]; John’s father being in the revolt against the Dispensers and the King. (S) CPRs.

3/23/1322, John’s father executed.

Aft. 3/1322, John and his mother put into the custody of Hugh le Despenser (2954874) who took control of the family estates.

4/1326, John de Mowbray (2955080), Robert de Clifford (624676) and others, relatives of ‘contrairants’, laid siege to the castle of Tickle. (S) Edward II, Warner, 2017, P209.

Bef. 2/28/1326, The marriage contract between John and Maud de Holand voided.

10/27/1326, Hugh le Despenser hanged in Bristol.

1/7/1327, Parliament deposed Edward II.

1/13/1327, The lords mentioned came to the Guildhall, and in the presence of the Mayor, Aldermen and a great Commonality to the oath to safeguard Isabella, Queen of England, and Edward, eldest son of the king of England and heir-apparent, in their cause against Hugh le Despenser the younger and Master Robert de Baldock, … Earls: … Barons: Roger de Mortuo Mari, … John de Moubray, … (S) CPR&Ms.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1/1327, With the ascension of King Edward III, John’s father’s attainder reversed and his lands restored.

2/28/1327, John’s marriage granted to the new Earl of Lancaster. [His future father-in-law.] (S) CPRs.

3/26/1327, John held a market and fair at Thirsk, North Riding, Yorkshire.

1327, John de Mowbray held the manor of Melton Moubray, Leicestershire. (S) Topo. Hist. of Leicester, Curtis, 1831, P126.

12/10/1327, John 1st summoned to parliament.

[––John & Joan––]

3/1328, John married Joan.

1328, John acknowledged the rights of his mother's second husband, Sir Richard de Peshale, in Willington Manor. (S) BHO, Parishes: Willington.

3/16/1329, Commission of oyer and terminer on complaint of John de Moubray that … drove away 40 horses and 300 sheep at Ingleton … Kirkby Malesart, … co. York. (S) CPRs.

1329, 1331, Sir Richard de Peshale made complaints against his step-son John about intrusions on his property. (S) CPRs.

8/24/1330, John, Lord Moubray, complained that a large number of men … had entered … Mowbray holdings in Yorkshire and had “hunted there without license, and carried away deer, hares, rabbits, partridges, and pheasants.” (S) CPRs. [Sir William de Plumpton and John would be at odds for over 20 years.]

4/13/1332, John de Moubray, son and heir of the bodies of John and Alina, had the market at Bramber, Sussex confirmed by King Edward III.

11/3/1332, John, of age at the death of his mother, had license to grant Maud de Holand [1st wife] 3 Northampton manors for life, she being free to marry. (S) CPRs.

2/12/1333, John named by his sister Christina to seek and receive her dower from the estate of her deceased husband Richard de Emeldon.

4/12/1333, John given respite for all debts to the king because he was going to serve in Scotland.

7/19/1333, John fought at the battle of Halidon Hill, a small rise of 600 ft. 2 miles to the north-west of Berwick. Scots under Sir Archibald Douglas defeated by forces of Edward III.

6/23/1335, John acknowledged owing Geoffrey le Scrope, knight, £200.

3/20/1337, Pardon to John de Moubray, who is going to Scotland [with 2 ships] on the king’s service, of 300 marks … (S) CPRs.

1338, John ordered to take all his forces to defend the coast of Sussex.

7/5/1339, Licence for John de Moubray, knight, to enfeoff … (S) CPRs.

7/7/1338, Pardon, at the request of the king’s kinswoman, the wife of John de Moubray, [Joan] … (S) CPRs.

11/3/1339, John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, Richard, earl of Arundel, William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, John de Moubray and John de Hampton, … appointed … commissioners of array and of the peace … (S) CPRs.

1340, John de Moubray given custody of the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. (S) UKNA.

7/12/1341, Clemence de Veci and Sir John de Moubray, lord of the Isle of Axholme and of Bramber and Gower, her cousin. Clemence has received £46 from John for her manor of Newsom [East Riding, Yorkshire] … (S) UKNA. [1343-44, Clemencia, an ally of Charles of Blois, died in Brittany.]

12/30/1341 at Epworth, John de Moubray, lord of the Isle of Axholme and of the honours of Bramber and Gower, and Joan his beloved wife [treschere compaigne]. John has granted to Joan, for her chamber, the manors of Thresk and of Hovyngham with the appurtenances, except the manor of Wodehalle, in payment of £100 which he granted to her for her chamber. (S) UKNA.

3/13/1342, William de Mountagu (30422278), earl of Salisbury, Sir Edward de Mountagu his brother, and Lady Alice, Edward's wife; and Sir John lord of Moubray and Lady Joan his wife. An agreement has been made for a double marriage between John, son and heir of John de Moubray, and Audrey, eldest daughter of Edward, and between Edward son and heir of Edward, and Blanche, daughter of John de Moubray. (S) UKNA. [The marriages, to take place by 6/24/1343 at John de Mowbray’s expense.]

1342, John and Joan given a papal indult of plenary remission.

3/17/1343, (1) John de Moubray, lord of the Isle of Axholme and the honours of Bramber and Gower; (2) Eleanor his daughter; (3) William Mountagu, earl of Salisbury. Whereas William is bound to John in 1,000 marks to be paid within two weeks of Michaelmas next, John has granted that if Eleanor is married or advanced during his lifetime, the bond will be void, and if she is not, then he has granted that if the earl pays to Eleanor 500 marks for her marriage or advancement within two years of his (John's) death, the bond will be void.  (S) UKNA.

1343, John summoned to parliament as “Dominus, Insulae de Axholme” [the 1st use of “Dominus”.] (S) The Parliament and Councils of England, Parry, 1839, P-XIX.

5/4/1345, John served with Henry de Percy on a commission of oyer and terminer about the murder of John Denton, Mayor of Newcastle.

7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. [John remained in England.]

9/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais.

10/17/1346, John a commander at the battle of Neville’s Cross, Durham against the invading Scots. Just west of Durham, the battle ended with the rout of the Scots and the capture of their king, David II. King David II was ransomed for 100,000 marks.

1347, John at the siege of Calais.

8/1347, Siege of Calais ended. [Held by the English until 1558.]

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

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

7/7/1349, Joan died; buried before the high altar at Byland. [Likely died of the plague.]


8/6/1349, Licence, for a fine of £400 made by John de Moubray, for him to grant for life to Blanche, his daughter, land and rent … manors of Neusum and Thresk, co. York, and to John, his son, and Elizabeth daughter of John de Seagrave the like in manor of Melton Moubray, co. Leicester, and Hovyngham, co. York … (S) CPRs.

8/10/1349, Whereas John de Segrave has granted to John de Moubray an annual rent of £300 from his lands in Leicestershire, and another of £200 from his lands in Huntingdonshire, and one of £100 from his lands in Warwickshire, by 3 charters, John de Moubray has granted that if John de Segrave enfeoffs John son of John de Moubray and Elizabeth his wife of £100 of land and rent for Elizabeth's life, and the same to them for their joint lives, the charters granting the rents of £600 a year will be void. Witnesses: Henry earl of Lancaster, Derby and Leicester, steward of England, Thomas Spigurnel, Edmund de Ufford, knights. (S) UKNA.

8/1350, John at the naval victory over the Spanish at Winchelsea. Using grappling hooks and bording tactics, the English destroyed most of the Spanish vessels. King Edward’s ship was sunk.

 [––John & Elizabeth––]

Bef. 5/4/1351, John married Elizabeth de Vere, widow of Hugh de Courtenay, d/o John de Vere & Maud de Badlesmere. [No children.]

4/2/1353, John on a commission of peace with Henry de Percy in Northumberland.

9/24/1353, Order to … John de Segrave held in chief in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death … and that Elizabeth his daughter, whom John son of John de Moubray has taken to wife, is his next heir and of full age,—to deliver the manors to John son of John and Elizabeth … (S) CFRs.

1353-54, John de Moubray of Axholme to settle the manor of Weteale (except knights' fees), with rent in Owston and Haxey, on himself, Elizabeth his wife, and his heirs, retaining the manor of Epworth. Lincoln. [The same to settle the manors of Thirsk, Woodhall, Kirkby Malzeard, and Burton in Lonsdale in the same way. York.] (S) UKNA.

1354, John’s title to Gower attested in court by Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick.

9/14/1354, John de Moubray, lord of the Isle of Axholme, and William de Holthorpe his steward. … has appointed him to hold the courts of Hovyngham and Nusum; for life, rent 100 marks a year. (S) UKNA.

1355-56, John de Moubray of Axholme to grant messuages and land in Belton and Epworth to John del Bothe of Belton, cook, retaining a manor in the isle of Axholme. Lincoln. (S) UKNA.

1356, John witnessed the surrender by Balliol of his claim to the Scottish crown in favor of King Edward.

9/27/1358 at Epworth, John de Moubray lord of the Isle of Axholme and the honour of Bramber; and his beloved son John and John de Clyve. … John de Clyve holds of John de Moubray 6 messuages and 7 bovates of land and 10 a. of waste in the territory of Eppworth and Oustone for the term of 60 years, Moubray has granted the reversion of the holding to his son John. (S) UKNA.

2/6/1359 at London, Sir John de Moubray, lord of the Isle of Axholme and the honour of Bramber, and Henry duke of Lancaster. Whereas John is bound to the duke in £10,000 to be paid at Easter next, the duke has granted that the bond shall be void if John settles all the lands [etc.] which he holds in fee in all the counties north of the Trent on himself for life, with remainder to Sir John Moubray, his eldest son … (S) UKNA.

11/6/1360, John indebted to the king for 2,000 marks. (S) CPRs.

11/20/1360, John’s last summons to parliament.

6/25/1361, Commitment to John de Moubray, the elder, of the keeping of the island of Axiholm and manor of Eppeworth … they were alienated by John without licence … (S) CFRs.

6/26/1361, John and Sir William de Plumpton served together on a commission of oyer and terminer.

10/4/1361, John, 3rd Lord Mowbray, Baron of Axholme, Lincolnshire died of pestilence at York; buried at the church of Friars Minor, Bedford. [There were outbreaks of the plague over many years.]

10/6/1361, Order to  escheators in the counties of York ; Lincoln ; Surrey and Sussex ; Bedford and Buckingham ; Leicester ; Northampton and Rutland ; Essex and Hertford, to take into the king's hand the lands whereof John de Moubray of Axiholm, the elder, who held in chief, was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death, and to make inquisition touching his lands and heir. (S) CFRs.

10/18/1361, IPM of John de Moubray of Axiholm, the elder. Bedford: Bedeford. A certain lordship … He died on Monday after Michaelmas last. John his son, aged 21 years about Midsummer last, is his heir … York: He died on 4 October last. John de Moubray, knight, his son, aged 21 years and more, is his heir. … Lincoln: … Sussex: Brembre. The castle [listing of towns, manors, hundreds of the barony] … Leicester: … Warwick: … Sussex: … Northampton and Rutland … (S) CIsPM.


2/12/1362, “Debtor: Elizabeth, who was the wife of John Mowbray the elder. Creditor: The executors of Humphrey de Bohun, formerly Earl of Hereford and Essex. Amount: £800.” (S) UKNA.

1362, The right of Elizabeth, John’s 2nd wife, in Willington Manor was recognized. [See 1328.]

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P600. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

Children of John and Joan: [1 son, 2 daughters]

i. Blanche de Mowbray, born ? in England.

ii. John de Mowbray (1477540), born 6/25/1340 in Yorkshire, England.

iii. Eleanor de Mowbray, born ? in England.

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