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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Earl John de Vere & Countess Maud de Badlesmere

2955094. Earl John de Vere & 2955095. Countess Maud de Badlesmere

1308, Maud born in England, d/o 5909950. Bartholomew de Badlesmere & 5909951. Margaret de Clare.

3/12/1311, John de Veer born in England, heir & s/o 5910188. Sir Alphonse de Vere & 5910189. Joan Foliot.

[––Maud & Robert––]

Maud 1st married Robert Fitz Payn.

Bef. 12/10/1322, Robert died.


2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

10/19/1329, Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of Thomas de Veer, … Thomas at his death held no lands in chief of the king … John son of Alfonso de Veer is his next heir and is aged 17 years. (S) CCRs.

3/15/1330, Licence for Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, to enfeoff … if he die without issue, to John de Veer. (S) CPRs.

11/15/1330, Confirmation of a demise by Thomas de Weston to John son and heir of Alfonsus de Veer, tenant in chief, of the custody of the lands of his said father … (S) CPRs.

4/17/1331, John heir to his uncle, Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford.

1331, “John de Veer, Earl of Oxford, states that King Henry II granted to his ancestor, that he and his heirs would always be the chief Chamberlains of the kings of England, which office they held, …, until Henry III removed Robert de Veer, the present earl's grandfather, from the post without award or judgment. Robert de Veer, his son and heir, sued … and in the last parliament, … a writ was sent … to search the remembrances … but this writ was not returned or sued, because of the death of Robert. The new earl now requests that the king and his council consider the charters and muniments which he has for this office, and ordain that a remedy be given him.” (S) UKNA.

3/25/1332, Order to permit John de Veer, earl of Oxford, who is going on pilgrimage to Santiago by the king's licence, to cross from the port of Dover with the men of his household and his horses and equipment. (S) CCRs.

3/1/1334, The market at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, held by John de Veer, earl of Oxford. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

[––John & Maud––]

1335-36, John married Maud.

3/27/1336, Licence for John de Veer, earl of Oxford, to enfeoff … to regrant these to him, Matilda his wife and his heirs. (S) CPRs.

1338, Maud age 30, coheir to her brother Giles, 2nd Lord Badlesmere. Giles de Badelesmere, knight: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Rutland, Hertfordshire, Sussex, Kent, Wiltshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Oxfordshire, Cork. Includes assignment of dower to Elizabeth widow of Giles, and partition of the estates between the 4 co-heirs - Margery, wife of William de Roos of Helmsley, Maud, wife of John de Vere, earl of Oxford, Elizabeth, wife of William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and Margaret, wife of John de Tiptoft. (S) The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire, Chauncy, 1826, P174.

7/7/1338, Appointment of … commissioners … to array the men of the counties … to repel invasions of the French … Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, John de Veer, earl of Oxford, … Essex, Hertford, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedford, Buckingham, Middlesex. (S) CPRs.

6/22/1340, … part of a sum due for his wages in the king’s service beyond the seas, … John de Veer, earl of Oxford, £300 in the county of Nottingham. (S) CPRs.

7/20/1340, Notification to all concerned that John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Matilda his wife are quit of all manner of debts, accounts, … (S) CPRs.

1341, John attended the king on a trip to Flanders.

7/28/1341, Order to cause William de Ros and Margery his wife, eldest sister and co-heir of Giles de Badlesmere … which belonged to Giles and which Elizabeth holds in dower, … and which ought at her death to revert to Margery, Matilda, the second sister of Giles, whom John de Veer, earl of Oxford, married, Elizabeth, the third sister, whom William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, married, and Margaret the 4th sister of Giles, whom John Tibetot married, and with the assent of the said earls … (S) CCRs.

1342, John at the great feast and jousting in London of King Edward III.

5/15/1343, John de Verdon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa £100. (S) CCRs.

6/6/1344, John, earl of Oxford, arrived in Bayonne under the earl of Derby. From there they captured the town of Bergerac. After multiple other encounters, John was captured at night near the town of Perigord. Within a week John was part of a prisoner exchange that included two French viscounts.

11/20/1344, John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Matilda his wife, staying in England, have letters … as their attorney in Ireland. (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.

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 a commander of the 1st division 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.

9/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais. [Ended 8/1347, held by the English until 1558.]

Aft. 5/17/1347, John at the siege of Calais with 131 men in his contingent. (S) English Historical Doc’s 1327-1485, Myers, 1996, P497.

12/4/1347, Order to John de Coggeshale, escheator of Essex, to make partition of the manor of Thaxstede, co. Essex, into 4 equal parts, and to deliver to Margery (1249375) late the wife of William de Roos, eldest sister and heir of Giles de Badlesmere, tenant in chief, John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Maud (2955095) his wife, 2nd sister and heir, and William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and Elizabeth (2954975) his wife, 3rd sister and heir', their pourparties thereof, retaining in the king's hand the pourparty of John son of John Tibetot until further order [John son of Margaret (15210573), 4th sister.] (S) CFRs.

4/8/1348, John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Matilda his wife, staying in England, have letters … as their attorney in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

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

6/10/1350, Licence for John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Maud his wife, to grant to Thomas son of John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Maud daughter of Ralph de Ufford … manor of Chesham … (S) CPRs.

8/20/1351, Order to the chancellor of Ireland to make a partition into 4 parts of the lands, knights' fees, advowsons of churches, and reversions late of Giles de Badelesmere, who held in chief, in Ireland, … [see 12/4/1347]. (S) CFRs.

10/18/1352, Order to supersede until the quinzaine of Easter next the distraints made upon Thomas Darundell and Margery his wife, eldest sister of Giles de Badelesmere, tenant in chief, John de Veer, earl of Oxford and Maud his wife, second sister, William de Bohun earl of Northampton and Elizabeth his wife, third sister, and John de Tibetot who married Margaret, 4th sister of Giles for their reliefs for the purparties which fall to those heirs of the lands which belonged to Giles. (S) CCRs.

9/9/1355, King Edward and Henry, duke of Lancaster, sail for Bordeaux in Normandy from Plymouth, with the Black Prince who had been appointed lieutenant in Gascony; to oppose raids by the count of Armagnac. (S) Anatomy of a Chevauchee, Madden, 2014, P429.

11/2/1355, King Edward III landing in Calais, proceeds on raids into Pas de Calais, Artois and Picady.

1356, John with Prince Edward commanded the 2nd division during a raid through Languedoc.

9/19/1356, John in command of the archers of the 1st division at the battle of Poitiers, France. Edward, the Black Prince, defeated a larger French and allied army led by King John II of France, leading to the capture of the French king, his son, and much of the French nobility. [Froissart lists John 2nd when naming the “most renowned knights” with the prince of Wales.]

5/1/1358, Whereas Roger de Stoneham … to enfeoff John de Veer, earl of Oxford, Maud his wife, … (S) CPRs.

1/24/1359, John, 7th Earl of Oxford, hereditary 8th Master Chamberlain of England, died at the siege of Rheims, France; buried at Colne priory, Essex.


1/28/1360, IPM of John de Veer, earl of Oxford. Leicester: Wykyngestone. The manor held jointly with Maud his wife, who survives … He died on 23 January, 33 Edward III. Thomas de Veer, knight, his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir. Hereford: Leonhales. The castle and manor … of the inheritance of Maud … Dorset: … Worthe. The manor held for the life of the same Maud by way of dower by the assignment of Robert, son of Robert Fitzpayn, sometime her husband … Buckingham: Chesham. The manor, which the earl conveyed by charter dated 10 June, 24 Edward III, to Thomas his son and Maud, daughter of Ralph de Ufford … Kent: Baddelesmere. The manor held jointly … (S) CIsPM.

6/13/1359, IPM of Elizabeth, late the wife of Hugh Le Despenser (s/o 2954874), formerly wife of Giles De Badelesmere. … Sussex: Laghton. The manor … belong to Maud [de Veer] (2955095), …  (S) CIsPM.

7/13/1360, Licence for Maud late the wife of John de Veer, earl of Oxford, to grant for life to Aubrey de Veer the bailiwick of the forestership of the king’s forest of Haveryng, co. Essex, held in chief. (S) CPRs.

2/10/1361, Order to deliver in dower to Maud who was wife of John de Veer earl of Oxford … (S) CCRs.

11/20/1361, … John de Sutton, knight, … acquiring in fee from John de Veer, late earl of Oxford, … Licence for them to grant the manors to Maud de Veer, countess of Oxford, for life, with remainders to Aubrey de Veer, in tail male, … (S) CPRs.

5/24/1366, Maud died; buried at Earls Colne, Essex.

5/30/1366, IPM of Maud late the wife of John de Veer, earl of Oxford. Essex: Bumstede Helion. The manor, … She died on 23 May last. Thomas de Veer, her son, aged 26 years and more, is heir of the aforesaid John and Maud. ... Earl’s Coln. The manor, held for life by way of dower by endowment of John de Veer, her husband. … Cambridge: Saxston. The manor, … with remainder to Aubrey de Veer and the heirs male of his body, and remainder over to the right heirs of John de Veer, late earl of Oxford. The manor therefore falls to the said Aubrey. … Buckingham: … Calverton. The manor … By virtue of this grant the manor falls to Aubrey de Veer. … (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P857. (S) CPRs. (S) Chronicles of England, France, Spain, … Froissart.

Children of John and Maud: [4 sons, 3 daughters]

i. Thomas de Vere, born 1337 in England.

1350, Eldest brother John died leaving his brother Robert as heir.

Thomas married Maud de Ufford, d/o Ralph de Ufford & Maud of Lancaster.

Bef. 1359, Thomas’ brother Robert died.

1359, Thomas succeeded his father.

1371, Thomas died.

Child: Robert de Vere, born 1362 in England. Robert married Philippa, d/o Ingelram de Coucy & Isabel, d/o King Edward III. 1388, Robert sent into exile. 1392, Robert, 9th Earl of Oxford, Duke of Ireland, died, his uncle Aubrey his heir.

ii. Aubrey de Veer (3802824), born 1339 in England.

iii. Margaret de Vere (1477547), born ~1340 in England.

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