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Friday, August 6, 2010

Lord John de Stourton & Jane Basset

3802584. Lord John de Stourton & 3802585. Jane Basset

~1335, John de Sturton born in England, s/o 7605168. William de Stourton & 7605169. Joan Vernon.

~1337, Jane born in England, d/o 7605170. Ralph Basset (II).

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

1/22/1355, Appointment of John de Stourton … in the counties of Somerset, Dorset and Wilts, sufficient carpenters, stonemasons, … repair of the houses and other buildings of Queen Philippa of Gillyngham. (S) CPRs.

2/12/1358, Thomas de la Bere and John de Stourton of Shaftebury acknowledge that they owe to John de Goldyngham, knight, £40; to be levied etc. in Dorset. (S) CCRs.

[––John & Jane––]

John married Jane.

1364, John, lord of the manor of Preston, Wiltshire, in the wars in France.

9/29/1364, The army of Charles of Blois was defeated by John IV, Duke of Brittany, and English forces under Sir John Chandos.


John married 2nd Lettice ?

By 1374, John married 3rd Alice Pappeworth.

3/18/1374, Appropriation made by John bishop of Bath and Wells to the prior and canons of Staverdale … at the petition of John de Stourton ordering that they shall keep a secular parish chaplain for the cure of souls … shall celebrate mass of the office of the dead daily, …  for Philippa late queen of England, … for John de Stourton. Alice his wife, … for William de Stourton and Joan his wife (deceased) parents of the said John, his brethren and sisters, Lettice and Alice his wives, … (S) Cal. of Manu’s of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907, ff.170d-172.

6/1/1371, John de Stourton to Thos.le Tannere of Wells and wife Isabella: in all rents, reversions, lands, etc. which he had of the gift of Phil. de la Chambre of Henle in Arderne in the borough of Wells. (S) UKNA.

1376-77, Robert Cheddre, … Henry Wyvelescombe, … John Stourton, … Thomas Asteley, and Thomas Herdeburgh to grant messuages and shops in Bristol and its suburbs to the prior and convent of Witham, retaining lands held of the mayor and commonalty of Bristol. (S) UKNA.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

11/26/1377, John de Stourton appointed escheator in Somerset and Dorset. (S) CFRs.

12/13/1377, Commission to William Botreaux, knight, … Walter de Clopton, Richard Sydenham, and John Stourton, escheator in the county of Somerset, … petition of the burgesses of Ivelchestre … (S) CPRs.

2/13/1378, Commission to … John de Stourton, escheator of Dorset, … complaint of the inhabitiants of Lym … (S) CPRs.

3/18/1378, John de Stourton appointed escheator in Somerset and Dorset. (S) CFRs.

7/1/1379, Commission to Walter de Clopton and John de Stourton … (S) CPRs.

Jane died.

7/10/1380, Licence for 40s. paid in the hanaper by John de Stourton, for William de Pappeworth to grant to the said John and Alice, his wife, in tail, the third part … in Preston Plokenet, held in chief, … remainder in tail to William son of John, and final remainder to the heirs of the said John de Stourton. (S) CPRs.

By 2/8/1381, John died; buried at Staverdale, Somerset. [John the ‘late escheator’. (S) CCRs.]

(S) Hist. of Noble House of Stourton, Botolph, 1899. (S) Hist. & Topo. of South Somerset, Batten, 1894, P99. (S) N&Qs, Somerset and Dorset, V9, 1905, P127. [Shows issues with previous pedigrees.] (S) Sharpe’s Peerage, V2, 1830, Baron Stourton.

Family notes:

·         11/30/1337, John de Stourton escheator in Somerset. (S) CCRs.

·         There is also a contemporary family in Southampton.

Child of John and Jane: [5 sons, 3 daughters]

i. William Stourton (1901292), born ~1360 in England. [Heir]

ii. John Stourton Esq. (738678), born ~1370 in England.

iii. Edith Stourton, born ? in England.

Edith married Sir John Beauchamp.

Edith married 2nd Sir Robert Shottesbrook.

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