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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lord John Engayne & Lady Joan Peverel

2955126. Lord John Engayne & 2955127. Lady Joan Peverel

5/1302, John Dengayne born in England, heir & s/o 5910252. Nicholas de Engaine & 5910253. Amicia de Fauconberg.

~1313, Joan born in England, d/o 5910254. Sir Robert Peverell & 5910255. Alice ?.

11/1318, The manor of Halughton, Leicester, called ‘Engaynesmaner’, held of the king, as of the honor of Peverell, in fee-tail … John Engayn (Nicholas’ older brother), querent, and Thomas de Arderne and Henry de Stradebrok, deforciants, concerning the manor of Halughton and the advowson of the church, whereby the said John acknowledged that Thomas and Henry had the premises by his gift, and they in return granted them to him for life, with remainder to John son of Nicholas Engayn and Joan daughter of Robert Peverell and the heirs of their bodies, and with remainder over to the right heirs of the querent. (S) IPM of Thomas Engayne, knight, 10/13/1367.

1322, John heir to his father. [The family heir John (d.1322), older brother of Nicholas, his wife Elena held some estates until her death in 1339.]

1/18/1323, IPM of John Dengayn. Huntingdon: Great Giddyngg. The manor … Dillyington … Grantham … Northampton: … John, son of Nicholas Dengayne, aged 20 at Whitsunday last, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.

6/9/1323, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to deliver to John Dengayne, son of Nicholas Dengayne, and kinsman and heir of John Dengayne, tenant and chief, the lands late of the said John, his uncle, he having proved his age berfore the escheator and done homage. (S) CFRs.

1325, “William de Bohun Earl of Northampton to Sr John Engayne, Robert de Teye, Richard Knyvet & William de Dersham to raise by the sale of Timber Rents or other profits of his lands the sum of 6000 French Florins.” (S) UKNA.

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

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

1/26/1335, Appointment … to see that the men … are duly furnished with arms according to their estate, … John Dengayne } in the county of Cambridge …. (S) CPRs.

1/10/1337, Commission, pursuant to the statute of Northampton … for the arrest of suspected persons, to John Dengayne and Peter le Fitz Waryn to arrest and imprison … (S) CPRs.

3/16/1338, Whereas the king lately appointed John Dengayne, … to array 35 archers in the county of Cambridge to be delivered at Newcastle-upon-Tyne … which he is sending to Scotland … (S) CPRs.

7/6/1338, Commission … to array men … William la Zousche of Haryngworth, John Dengayne … Northampton. (S) CPRs.

2/9/1339, Mandate to John Dengayne … appointed collectors in the county of Cambridge … (S) CPRs.

9/6/1339, “To William Trussell, escheator, … Order not to intermeddle … manors of Blatherwyk, co. Northampton, Dillyngton, co. Huntingdon, restoring the issues thereof to John son of Nicholas (5910252), brother of John Engayne  and Elena, late John’s wife, … Elena held the manors for life … the manor of Blatherwyk for herself and John and the heirs of his body, with remainder to Nicholas and the heirs whole of his body ; and the manor of Dillyngton for life of John and Elena with remainder to Nicholas for life and then to John his son and Joan daughter of Robert Peverel (5910254) and the heirs of their bodies ; and that John son of Nicholas is the heir of his body, … Order to deliver to John Engayne a third part of the manors of Geddyng, co. Huntington, and of Laxton and Pyghtesle, co. Northampton, … John son of Nicholas Engayne, kinsman of John, is his next heir and of full age ;… the king took John’s homage, who proved his age … and rendered his uncle’s lands to him.” (S) CCRs.

12/16/1340, Commission to John Dengaigne, … to keep the peace and to enforce the statues of Winchester and Northampton , in the county of Leicester, to make inquisitions … (S) CPRs. [Also appointed in Northampton.]

2/28/1341, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Dengayne, … in the county of Huntingdon, … (S) CPRs.

6/20/1341, Commission of oyer and terminer to … touching complaints arising out of the collection of the contigent … of wool … in each county two magnates … John Dengayne, knight } Huntingdon. (S) CPRs.

1/15/1342, Commission to John Dengayne, … to make inquisitions in the counties of Northampton and Huntingdon … (S) CPRs.

2/20/1343, To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause wages to be levied of the men of that county for John Dengayne, William de Thorp and John de Berneye, appointed … to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses committed in that county by the king's ministers and others, and to pay those wages to them, to wit to John Dengayne 1 mark … (S) CCRs.

2/11/1346, Mandate to John Dengayne of Teversham, escheator in the counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon, … (S) CPRs.

1342-59, John summoned to parliament.

5/12/1343, “…  Given at London. Witnesses: 'Dominus' John Engayne, knight; 'Dominus' Robert de Wachesham, knight; …” (S) UKNA.

1/27/1344, … John Dengayne and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers extortions and trespasses … (S) CPRs.

2/12/1346, John de Engayne of Taversham, escheator in cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon. (S) CCRs.

1346-7, “William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton to Sir John Engayn and others: Letters patent granting them power to sell his goods in England, Scotland and Wales.” (S) UKNA.

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.

8/20/1346, Order to … of men at arms, hobelers and archers in the counties of Hertford, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Northampton and Lincoln … not to molest John Dengayn, knight, who was assessed for his lands in the said counties to find 20 men at arms and 10 archers for his service in the king’s last crossing … (S) CFRs.

8/26/1346, 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.

1346, John created a knight banneret. (S) Antiquary, Walford, 1881, P116.

10/8/1346, Commission to John Dengayn, Richard Knyvet, … to find by inquisitions taken by oath of men … (S) CPRs.

1347, John Dengayne, knight, to send men-at-arms and archers to the king at the siege of Calais. (S) Crecy and Calais, Wrottesley.

5/13/1348, Licence, for 24 marks paid by John Dengayne, ‘chivaler,’ … to enfeoff Thomas de Stratton … manor of Eton, … (S) CPRs.

1349-50, “Notification by William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton, to Sir John Fermer, ..., that at their death it will remain to Sir John Engayne and others ...” (S) UKNA.

6/8/1350, Commitment to John Dengayne, ‘chivaler’, of the wardship of the manor Lemynge, co. Huntingdon, late of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, who held in chief. (S) CFRs.

9/9/1351, Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Engayne, … (S) CCRs.

11/21/1352, Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, going beyond seas, has letters nominating John Dengayne, knight, … attorneys in England … (S) CPRs.

1354-5, “John Engayne to settle his manors of Laxton (N'hamp.) and Gidding (Hunt.), and the reversions of the manor of Sandy, and of the advowson of a chantry there, now held for life by Roger de Bello Campo, on himself for life, with remainder to Thomas his son.” (S) UKNA.

7/3/1355, William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton, going beyond the seas on the king’s service, has attorned … John Dengayne, ‘chivaler,’, Robert de Teye, … to receive all moneys due to him … (S) CPRs.

6/12/1356, Mary late the wife of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, staying beyond the seas …, has letters nominating John Engayne, knight, … attorneys in England … (S) CPRs.

10/17/1356, Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, staying beyond the seas, has letters nominating John Engayne, knight, … attorneys in England … (S) CPRs.

10/30/1356, Letters patent by John Engayne, lord of Dillington. Whereas Reynold de Bochyng, my tenant, who holds of me in Whitenottelee a messuage, 20a. land by certain services is impleaded by writ of right by one John Godefrei, demandant; know that I have released by these presents to our lord the king, this time, that he can hold in his court the plea between the said John and Reynold. (S) Ancient Deeds, V6, 1915, Essex, C.5586.

1/10/1357, Commission of oyer and terminer … John Dengayne … broken the parks of the bishop of Ely, … co. Cambridge … (S) CPRs.

1357-58, John, 1st Lord Engaine of Laxton and Dillington died holding the manor of Hallaton.

2/1358, John died.


2/14/1358, Writ for IPM of John John Dengayne of Dylyngton, knight. Leicester: He died on Friday after St. Valentine, 32 Edward III. Halghton. The manor, whereof he was enfeoffed jointly with Joan his wife, … Essex: Nottele. The manor … Thomas Dengayne, son of the said John and Joan, aged 22 years and more, is his heir. Hertford: … Bedford: Eton. The manor … Saundeye. The manor … Huntingdon: Gidding. The manor … Dilington. The manor … Northampton: … Laxton. The manor … Pyghtesle. 14 virgates … (S) CIsPM.

3/19/1358, To …, escheator in the county of Leicester. Order to take the fealty of Joan late the wife of John Dengayne of Dilyngton, … (S) CCRs.

6/30/1359, “Grant by William Bernak, Knt. to Dom. Joan, formerly wife of John Engayne Knt., Dom. William Bernak, …, of the manors of Blatherwyk, Northamptonshire, Berkeston, Leicestershire, Cathorp cum Sugbrok and Randeby, Lincolnshire, … Witn. Dom. Thomas Engayne, …” (S) UKNA.

(S) Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, P241.

Family notes:

·         2/20/1370, To escheator in Essex. Order to cause John de Goldynton and Joyce his wife, Laurence de Pabenham and Elizabeth his wife, and William de Bernak and Mary his wife to have livery of a rent of one pair of gilt spurs price 6s. to be taken of the manor of Upmynstrc, and of the advowson of Upmynstre church, saving her dower thereof to Katherine who was wife of Thomas De Engayn knight tenant in chief ; … the said Joyce, Elizabeth and Mary are his sisters and next heirs, and are of full age ; and at another time the king commanded a partition to be made of the lands. (S) CCRs.

Children of John and Joan: [1 son, 3 daughters]

i. Thomas de Engaine, born 1336 in England.

Thomas married Katherine, d/o 7605232. Earl Hugh Courtenay. [No children.]

3/23/1358, To William Fililode, escheator in the county of Northampton. Order to deliver to Thomas son of John Dengayne of Dilyngton, knight, and to Katherine, his wife, the manor of Laxton … (S) CCRs.

By 1367, Thomas died; “when his large landed possessions devolved upon his sisters as coheirs.”

3/14/1368, Order to the escheator in Northampton pursuant to an inquisition shewing that Thomas Engayne, ‘chivaler,’ held … by serjeanty and the service of finding at his own costs coursing dogs to destroy wolves, foxes, cats and other vermin in the counties of Northampton, Rutland, Oxford, Essex, Huntingdon and Buckingham … that Joyce, wife of John de Goldyngton, Elizabeth, wife of Laurence de Pabenham, ' chivaler,' and Mary, wife of William Bernak, ' chivaler,' sisters of Thomas, are his next heirs and of full age. (S) CFRs.

ii. Joyce de Engayne, born ? in England.

Joyce married John de Goldynton.

iii. Elizabeth Engaine (1477563), born ~1345 in England.

iv. Mary de Engayne, born ? in England.

Mary married William de Bernak.

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