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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sir John Fitz William & Joan Reresby

3803072. Sir John Fitz William & 3803073. Joan Reresby

~1305, Joan born in England, d/o 7606146. Sir Adam de Reresby & 7606147. Deugya ?.

~1306, John born in England, s/o 7606144. William Fitz William & 7606145. Isabel Deincourt.

3/1/1322, John’s older half-brother William hanged at London after the battle of Boroughbridge.

5/8/1324, … letters nominating John fitz William … attorneys in Ireland … (S) CPRs.

12/27/1324, Sir William Fitz William of Emley and Sprotborough, had license to settle the manors of Emley and Darrington on his eldest surviving son, Sir John, and failing male heirs of John on his 3rd son Thomas. (S) FMG. [John’s male heir not born until 1328.]

10/2/1325, 1) Sir Thomas de Musgrave 2) Sir John Fitzwilliam 1) bound in 100 marks sterling to 2) [Emmeley]. (S) UKNA.

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

By 1342, John’s father died.

9/12/1342, To William Basset and his fellows, justices of assize in cos. York, … Order to continue in the same state in which they now are all assizes of novel disseisin arramed against … John fitz William. (S) CCRs.

6/27/1343, John de Verdon, Lord of Brikelesworth, acknowledges receipt from Lord John Fitzwilliam, Lord of Emelay, Yorks., of £10 silver … (S) UKNA.

3/9/1344, Thomas Flemyngs of Clifton to John Fitzwilliam … the manor of Wath. (S) UKNA.

10/13/1344, To Adam de Everyngham of Laxton, John fitz William, … Order to array 1,000 archers on horse, 600 of co. Derby and 80 in co. Nottingham of the parts beyond Trent, and to keep them so arrayed that they may be ready to set out in the king's service … (S) CCRs.

11/20/1345, “John Fitzwilliam of Emlay, knight, to William Frankys de Cateby and John de Gray. Confirming a grant made by his mother, Isabella de Emlay, of 20 acres of land and a third part of one toft, with appurtenances, in Sprotburgh and Cateby.” (S) UKNA.

1348, A note of bequests and gifts. Made by Sir John Fitzwilliam 'in the time of the pestilence', to Lady Joan, his wife, Lady Isabel, his mother, and John, his son, and containing a summary of his possessions in Plumbtre, Sprotburgh and Emelie. The total came to £288 2s 8.5d. (S) The Black Death, Gasquet, 1908, P180.

7/25/1348, John and his wife Joan named in his mother’s will. John named an executor.


7/1348, John’s mother died. (S) CFRs.

5/29/1348, Demise by John son of Sir William, Knt., to Robt. Loveday of Dalton of one messuage …, the said Robt. holds by demise of Isabella, the grantor's mother, for her life for 24s. 6d. rent; for 40 years after her death at the same rent.

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.

8/10/1349, John, knt. of Sprotborough, Emley, Dalton in Kirkheaton, and Darrington, Yorkshire died of the plague.

[––Post Mortem––]

8/20/1349, Writ for IPM of John fitz William in the counties of York and Nottingham. (S) CFRs.

4/24/1350, Writ of amotus for John Fitz William. York: Darthyngton. The manor … Emeley. The manor … Sprotburgh. The manor … Dalton. 4 tofts and 4 bovates of land … He died on 10 August last. John his son, aged 22 1/2 years and more, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P331.

Children of John and Joan:

i. Joan FitzWilliam (2954245), born ~1326 in England.

ii. John Fitz William (1901536), born 2/1328 in England.

iii. Elizabeth Fitz William, born ? in England.

7/25/1348, Elizabeth named in the will of her grandmother Isabel Deincourt.

Elizabeth married Reginald, Lord Mohun.

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