~1285, John born in England, s/o 11820288. Sir William Howard & 11820289. Alice Fitton.
~1290, Joan, d/o 11820290. Richard of Cornwall & 11820291. Joan ?.
1297, Joan’s father died.
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
8/1308, Sir John, knight, gentleman of the bedchamber of King Edward II, heir to his father.
1309, John married Joan, bringing many estates into the Howard family.
1309, John Howard and Joan his wife had 3 parts of a manor in Tirington, … in Pentney, Asswell, Thorp, … conveyed to them by Richard de Cornwall. [John eldest son of Sir William the judge.]
3/28/1311, “Debtor: John Howard, knight [held part of Terrington, and East Walton, Freebridge Hundred, Norfolk].” (S) UKNA.
1314, John fought in Scotland.
6/24/1314, Battle of Bannockburn, Scotland, a victory for the Scots, unusual in that it lasted for 2 days. The Scots, commanded by Robert Bruce, were laying siege to Stirling castle, held by the English. As the English attacked across the brook, Robert counter-attacked along a 2000-yard front. Edward attempted to flank the Scot’s left with archers, but they were driven back the Scot cavalry. The English front broke against the Scottish spearmen. It was the largest loss of English knights in a single day. This was the battle in which organized foot-soldiers [primarily pike men] defeated heavily armored mounted knights.
4/1315, Due to a famine in England caused by year-long rains and flooding, King Edward ordered the regulation of food prices. [The regulations were suspended in the parliament of 1316.]
1316-19, John, Governor of Norwich.
1316-17, Richard de Bulmer and Clementia his wife enfeoft Sir John Howard and the lady Joan his wife in certain rents in South Wotton, Norfolk. Sir John Howard and Geffrey de Warren were the lords of the town. (S) Hist. of Norfolk, V9, 1808, South Wotton.
6/21/1318, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Howard, … ship, … to Calais to trade … taken by the Scots, … re-taken … to Great Yarmouth, … outrage of L. king of France and Navarre … (S) CPRs.
6/9/1321–6/12/1323, John, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. (S) UKNA.
12/1321, John Howard and John de Haustede ordered to seize the lands of contrariant barons [against the Despensers] in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. (S) The Reign of Edward II, Dodd, 2006, P89.
1322, John granted various manors in Norfolk to his brother-in-law Richard Cornwall.
6/12/1322, Sir John Howard granted lands for life to Richard de Cornwall, parson of Walsoken. (S) CCRs.
10/31/1322, Commission … to array all the ment between 16 and 60 … John Howard, the sheriff, to be leader, and James de Norton, co. Norfolk, … (S) CPRs.
1323, John Howard, former Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk … Howard requests an allowance for his costs in gathering and transporting various victuals for the king's wars in Scotland, and that he not be charged in his account for more than the true price of the goods. (S) UKNA.
6/28/1324, Protection with clause volumus for 1 year for John Howard, ‘chivaler,’ going to Gascony on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.
8/1324, King Edward began the War of Saint-Sardos with his brother-in-law King Charles of France, who had invaded Aquitaine.
1326/7, Names of soldiers retained by John Howard to defend the coast at Orwell. (S) UKNA.
8/16/1326, Appointment of … John Howard … in the ports and town of … Little Yarmouth, Hunstanton, co. Norfolk, … and to see that they join John de Sturmy, admiral of the fleet in the north. (S) CPRs.
9/2/1326, Mandate to John Howard, … arrayers in the county of Norfolk, to select 500 armed men and lead them to Erewell, co. Suffolk, … to stay there at the king’s wages for a month. (S) CPRs.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
9/29/1327, Commission of oyer … that John Howard, knight, … broke his chests at Gishop;s Lynn, co. Norfolk, and carried away £100 of his money, charters, writings and other muniments. (S) CPRs.
8/15/1330, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Howard, … on divers petitions from men of Norfolk … (S) CPRs.
1331, Sir John Howard, senior, held the manor of East Winch, by the 4th part of a fee of Hamon L’Estrange.
1335, Sir John, Admiral of the King’s navy in the north, being paid wages of £153 7s. 6d. for the year; and created knight banneret.
1336, Sir John Howard, writes himself ‘of Wigenhale St. German's’ in a grant of land, at Seche, to William Duraunt of South Lynn. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, V9, 1808, St. German’s Wigenhale.
9/23/1336, Appointment of Robert de Morle, John Howard the elder, and … to arrest all persons hindering with armed force the markets of Great Yarmouth, … (S) CPRs.
1/15/1338, Commission de walliis et fossatis to John Howard the elder, … in Mershlande and the parts of adjoin, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
2/12/1338, Commission of oyer … complaint by John Howard the elder, that … and other broke his stank at Nerford, and carried away the fish there. … Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
6/26/1338, Commision de walliis et fossatis to John Howard the elder, … co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
1338, Joan mentioned in a petition of Thomas de Nerford. (S) UKNA.
5/7/1341, Exemption for life of John Howard from being put on assizes, juries, … against his will. (S) CPRs.
1341-42, John, of East Wynch, died. [His tomb was shaped as a knight with his feet resting on a writhing dragon.]
Aft. 9/25/1342, Joan died; buried with John.
(S) The House of Howard, Brenan, 1907. (S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P233. (S) Essay … Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, V4, 1775.
Child of John and Joan:
i. John Howard (2955072), born ~1310 in England.