1/6/1304, John de Willoughby born in England, s/o 60845472. Robert Willoughby & 60845473. Margaret Deincourt.
By 1309, Joan born in England, d/o 60845474. Sir Peter de Rocelyn.
3/25/1317, Grant to Roger Damory … of the custody of the lands late of Robert de Wylughby, deceased … to hold until the full age of the heir, together with the marriage of the heir. (S) CPRs.
1318, John de Orby, clerk, died, leaving his estate at Gunnebi to John de Willoughby, his heir, son of Richard de Wilughby. (S) The Church Builder, Cutts, 1871, P59.
1317, John, age 13, succeeded his father. (S) Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, V5, 1898, P246.
5/28/1319, Grant, for a fine of 2,000 marks, to Roger Damory of the wardship of all the lands late of Robert de Wilughby, tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of John, son and heir of the said Robert … with the marriage … (S) CFRs.
7/20/1319, Confirmation of the grant to Margaret, late the wife of Robert de Wylughby, tenant in chief, … by Roger Damory of his custody of all the lands and tenements, late of the said Robert de Wylughby, to hold … reserving to himself the kinghts’ fees and advowsons of churches and the marriage of John, son and heir of the said Robert, … (S) CPRs.
4/5/1323, Grant to William la Zouche of Haryngworth, for a fine of 1,000 marks of the marriage of John, son and heir of Robert de Wylughby, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.
[––John & Joan––]
1323, John married Joan. [At least age 14.]
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]
1/29/1327, Order to escheator in the counties of Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland, to deliver to John de Wileghbv, son and heir of Robert de Wileghby, tenant in chief of Edward II, the lands late of his said father, he having proved his age and having done homage. John has acknowledged that he holds of the king lands in Malberthorp and Hoggesthorp by the service of a 14th part of a knight's fee, and in Cokerington by a 40th part, and a moiety of the manor of Plescley by a 4th part. (S) CFRs.
1330, John de Willoughby, confirming a grant of the manor of Lilford, was called upon to justify his claim to …, free warren, view of frank-pledge, freedom from pontage, tolls, sheriff's aids, etc., in Lilford.
11/4/1330, Covenant between Adam de Welle, Knt., and Alice de Furnyvall, that whereas the former is held to the latter in an annual rent of £26 due during her lifetime … Witn. Dom. John de Wylughby, Lord of Eresby; … (S) UKNA.
Aft. 5/3/1331, John’s mother died.
1/24/1334, Notification of Quitclaim of interest. Hugh de Southolme of Friskney of the brothers of the gild of St. Thomas of Canterbury at Friskney to John de Wylughby lord of Eresby. A toft builded in Friskney … (S) UKNA.
Bef. 8/1/1336, Joan a coheiress of her father.
9/24/1336, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Wylughby, knight, of … in Ulseby … in Wylughby church … for the good estate of him and Joan his wife, for their souls after death, … (S) CPRs.
1337, Thomas de Newmarch, … named a Custos portuum et littorum in conjunction with Sir John de Wilughby, William Deyncourt, and Adam de Welles. (S) The Newmarch Pedigree, Newmarch, 1868, P19.
8/18/1337, Grant by John de Wylughby lord of Eresby to John his son and Cecilia his wife of the manor of Fulstow, Lincolnshire. (S) UKNA.
10/24/1339 at Freston, Feoffment by William le Forster, parson of the church of Wylughby … Witnesses:— Sir John de Wilughby, lord de Eresby, Sir William Deyncourt, Sir Seyer de Recheford, Sir Thomas de Multon of Kyrketon, Sir Henry de Halton, knights, … Lincolnshire. (S) UKNA.
4/11/1340, William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon and John de Gray of Retheresfeld, knight, acknowledge that they owe to John de Wylughby, knight, 3,000 marks. John de Wylughby and William Deyncourte, knights, acknowledge that they owe to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, 3,000 marks. (S) CCRs. [This type of arrangement usually associated with a marriage contract.]
1342, An abbot’s council convened in a case against the abbot of Swineshead concerning marshland in Gosberton [Lincoln]. Sir John de Wilughby Lord of Eresby, Sir John de Kirketon, and Sir Saier de Rochford, knights, … the said abbot’s counsel. (S) Peterborough Abbey, King, 1973, P135.
5/20/1343, Licence for Robert Tyffour, ‘chivaler,’ and Matilda his wife to enfeoff John de Wylughby, ‘chivaler,’ of one messauage and the lastage of Skyrbek, … Lincoln. (S) CPRs. [John’s wife Johanna named in another document with this couple.]
4/7/1344, John de Wylughby, lord of Eresby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Nevill, lord of Raby, knight, £600 … (S) CCRs.
10/20/1344, Commission to … find by inquisition … all persons other than religious men holding of the fee of the church, having 100s, £10, … and so on up to £1,000 yearly of land and rent, … John de Wylughby, knight, William de Eynecourt, knight } Parts of Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
4/3/1346, Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Maud (1) … holds for life of the inheritance of Margery (1,1) …, William son of Ralph de Bokenham (2), …, Alice (3), … John de Wylughby, knight, and Joan (4) (30422737) his wife, … Maud (5) his wife, … Margaret (6) his wife, sisters and heirs of Thomas Rocelyn, knight, …, Margery (1,1) has granted that a sixth part … shall remain to John de Wylughby, knight, lord of Eresby, and Joan his wife, and she has released to John all her right and claim in a sixth part of the manors of Eggefeld, Walcote and Chategrave and in a sixth part of 8 messuages, 60 acres of land, 40 acres of pasture and 20s. rent in Sislond, Lodne, Chategrave, Sythyng, Bergh, Mundham and Thweyt near Mundham and the advowson of Eggefeld church, co. Norfolk, and she has released to him all her right and claim in a sixth part of all other lands. (S) CCRs.
5/16/1346, Grant to John de Wylughby that, whereas, in consideration of his great charges in defense of the town of Saltflethaven against the sea, … the king … granted … customs … shall continue … for 16 years. (S) CPRs.
1346, John de Wylughby to send 8 men-at-arms and 16 archers to the king at the siege of Calais. (S) Crecy and Calais, Wrottesley.
12/7/1346, Petition by John de Wylughby, knight, and Joan his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln. For a portable altar. Granted. (S) Cal. of Entries in the Papal Registers, V1, P123.
3/16/1347, By indenture, if Sir John Willoughby takes French prisoners, the ransom received was to be halved with the Black Prince. (S) Renaissance Essays, Hay, 1988, P276.
9/12/1347, Petition [to the Pope]. Sir John de Wylughby, knight, and Joan his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln. Signification that thay have built in honour of the Holy Trinity a college of 13 chaplains in their town of Spillesby … pray that the bishop of Carlisle, who lives near the manor of Eresby, may be allowed to institute … (S) Cal. of Entries in the Papal Registers, V1, P126.
9/12/1347, To John de Wylughbi, and Joan his wife. Indult that their confessor shall give leave to religious to eat flesh-meat at their table on lawful days. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V3, 1897, Regesta 184.
2/4/1348, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Wylughby the elder of the advoswons … Overtoynton, Eresby and Kyrkeby, … (S) CPRs.
1/26/1348, John de Wylughby the elder, knight, licenced for a fine of £100 to grant messuages and land in Spilsby, Graby, Stickford, Fulletby, and Stixwould to a master and 12 chaplains in a chapel to be founded by the said John in Spilsby in honour of the Holy Trinity, retaining the manors of Eresby and Willoughby. Lincoln. (S) UKNA. [Properties valued at £40 13.4d yearly.]
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
6/13/1349, “John de Wylughby (Willoughby), knight: Lincolnshire, Norfolk”, 2nd Lord Willoughby of Eresby, died. (S) UKNA, IPM.
6/20/1349, Writ for IPM of John de Wylughby. Lincoln: Malbethorp … Skybek … Orreby … Erysby … He died on Saturday after Corpus Christi last. John de Welughby, knight, his son, aged 20 1/2 years and more, is his heir. Norfolk: Wethacre, Hoboys, Chategrave, Eggefeld and Walgote. A moiety of the manors held jointly with Joan his wife, who survives … and the other moiety of the said manors similarly held, as of the inheritance of the said Joan. … (S) CIsPM.
10/5/1349, Prob. Test. … proctors of dame Joan de Wylughby and Sir John de Wilughby, her ex. (S) Testamenta Eboracensia, V3, 1865, P41.
11/10/1349, To escheator in co. Norfolk. Order … the manors of Wethacre, Hoboys, Chategrave, Eggefeld and Walgote, restoring the issues thereof to Joan late the wife of John de Wylughby, knight … he held a moiety of the said manors jointly with Joan, and that he held the other moiety as of Joan's inheritance. (S) CCRs.
4/16/1350, John, son of sir John de Wylughby, kt., quit-calims to dame Joan de Wylughby, lady d’Eresby his mother, all right of action for waste in those lands she holds in dower in the counties of Lincoln and Norfolk for the term of her life. (S) Cal. of Charters and Rolls Preserved in the Bodleian Library, 1878, P146.
6/18/1350, Licence, for 10 marks, … by John, son of John de Wylughby now deceased, for the alienation in mortmain … to celebrate devine service … for the good estate of the grantor and his mother Joan … soul of the said John, the father. (S) CPRs.
10/1350–9/1351, Lord of the Manor 1. Lady Joan Willoughby. 2. Lord John de Willoughby. (S) UKNA. [Held 18 courts.]
2/13/1351, Joan late the wife of John de Wylughby, knight, going beyond the seas, has letters nominating John Deyncourt, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.
Joan married 2nd William Smethewayt.
1353, King Edward III grants to John of Willoughby junior and Joan, his mother, now the wife of William Smethewayt that they may complete the gift of advowsons and lands to the proposed chantry at Spilsby. (S) UKNA.
10/1356–11/1356, Lord of the Manor 1. Lady Joan Willoughby. 2. Lord John de Willoughby. (S) UKNA. [Held 2 courts.]
10/1362–8/1365, Lord of the Manor 1. Lady Joan Willoughby. 2. Lord John de Willoughby. (S) UKNA. [Held 24 courts, 3 great courts.]
(S) Lilford-with-Wigsthorpe, A Hist. of the Co. of Northampton, V3, 1930.
Child of John and Margaret:
i. John de Wylughby (15211368), born 1328 in England.