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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mayor John le Breton of London

5910230. Mayor John le Breton

John born in England, s/o §John le Breton.

2/7/1289, John, Mayor of London, had committed to his charge custody of the city of London, which for divers causes, the king had seized. (S) CPRs.

7/22/1289, Custody of London transferre back to Ralph de Sanwico. (S) CPRs.

6/7/1293, Appointment of John le Breton to the custody, during pleasure, of the city of London, … (S) CPRs.

1293–97, John, Mayor of London. “Before whom: John Breton, Warden of London; …” (S) UKNA. [Many entries.]

9/2/1295, “…  Creditor: John Breton, knight [of London]. Amount: 20m. Before whom: John Breton, Warden of London; …” [Possibly John and his father, or a cousin, or same person.]

1297, John again granted custody of the city of London.

8/5/1297, John directed to amerce the aldermen, sheriffs, and other magistrates of London.

4/10/1298, Commission to John de Cobeham, John le Breton and William Haward, … city of London and the county of Middlesex touching all persons … trespasses … against the king in the city of London while he was staying in Flanders, … (S) CPRs.

1300, John le Breton appointed a justice for the county of Norfolk.

2/12/1301 in Lincoln [although not summoned], John was a signer of the baron’s letter to Pope Boniface VIII; affixed his seal to asserting the king’s supremacy over the realm of Scotland: at which time he was denominated “Johannes le Breton, Dominus de Sporle.” (S) Hitory of England, V1, 1762, P139.

4/13/1304, Commission of oyer and terminer to John le Bretun … Bishop’s Lenn, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.

4/6/1305, Commission of oyer and terminer … John le Breton } Norfolk and Suffolk. (S) CPRs.

1305, John one of the Justices of “Trail Barston”.

1/31/1306, “…  Amount: 105m. Before whom: John de Breton, knight, and Warden of London; …” (S) UKNA.

1306–1310, Three successive males named John le Breton died; this John, his son John [born 1296], and his father John. Either this John’s father died in 1310 leaving land in his will to his son Nicholas. [Maud was the heiress to her grandfather.]

(S) Baronia Anglica Cencentrata, Banks, 1844, P53. (S) Bretton, V1, Morgan, 1845, P-XXII.

Family notes:
·         1248, John le Breton lost the manor of Algar’s-Thorp for siding with the French king.
·         12/20/1254, Pardon at the instance of Philip de Nemosio, chamberlain of France, to Margery, late the wife of John le Bretun, and Olive her daughter … (S) CPRs.
·         6/6/1257, John le Bretun, Edward the king’s son’s bailiff of Bergenvenny and the Three Castles. (S) CPRs.
·         4/1261, John le Breton did homage and obtained seisin of the lands held in chief by William le Breton.
·         11/13/1261, Appointment, by counsel of Edward the king’s son, of John le Bretun, his steward, to keep the said Edward’s castle of Montgomery. (S) CPRs.
·         4/1261, John le Breton did homage and obtained seisin of the lands held in chief by William le Breton.
·         1269, John le Breton appointed Puisne Judge of the Common Pleas.
·         1275, John le Breton vs. Roger de Clifford, the elder, of the manor of Sparham. (S) Feet of Fines for Norfolk.

Child of John and ?:

i. Maud Breton (2955115), born by 1306 in England.        


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