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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lord John de Northwode & Agnes de Grandison

5910232. Lord John de Northwode & 5910233. Agnes de Grandison

1283, John born in England, heir & s/o 11820464. Lord John de Northwode & 11820465. Joan de Badlesmere.

[––John & Mary––]

Bef. 1290, John 1st married to Mary de Say.

~1285, Agnes born in England, d/o 11820466. William de Grandison & 11820467. Sibyl de Tregoz.

John educated at the University of Paris, mentored by Richard FitzRalph. (S) Medieval Ireland, Duffy, 2005, P300.

1298, Either John or his father or both served in Scotland.

7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.

7/9/1300, John [the son] at the siege of Carlaverock, Scotland where he was knighted.

[––John & Agnes––

1306, John married Agnes.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

1309, John summoned to serve in Scotland.

1311, John summoned to serve in Scotland.

1313-17, John summoned to parliament by writ.

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.

6/1317, John de Northwood and his son John were 2 of those deputed to receive the 2 cardinals coming to treat for peace between England and Scotland. (S) CCRs.

1317, John fought in Scotland.

1317-18, John, 2nd Lord Northwode of Harrietsham, Shorne, … Kent died before his father.


9/8/1318, John de Northwode to grant his manor of Northwood Chasteners to Agnes, late the wife of John de Northwood the younger [this John], for life, retaining the manors of Northwood in Sheppey and Shorne, 3 parts of the manor of Harrietsham, and the manor of Thurnham. (S) UKNA.

8/8/1319, To eacheator beyond Trent … not to intermeddle … lands of John de Northwode, tenant in chief … he held them in ‘gavelikynde’ to wit … manor of Northwode in Sheppey … it was found that Roger son of John de Northwode [deceased], the younger, aged 12 years, Master Thomas de Northwode, Master Richard his brother, Simon and Humphrey brothers of the said Master Thomas of full age, and John, William, Thomas and Robert, brothers of the said Roger, of tender age, are the nearest heirs of the aforesaid John de Northwode, the elder, … (S) CCRs.

6/18/1332, Grant for life to Agnes de Northwode of the manor of Hok, co. Wilts, at the rent of 6 marks a year at the Exchequer in moieties at Michaelmas and Easter. (S) CFRs.

12/4/1348, Agnes died.

12/15/1348, Writ for IPM of Agnes late the wife of John de Northwode. Wilts: Lydyerd Tregoz. The manor, including a wood of 40a. … held for her life, by the demise of William de Grandissono, father of Peter de Grandissono (Agnes’ brother), knight, whose heir he is, by service of a rose yearly. … She died on 4 December, 22 Edward III. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P728. (S) A Synopsis of the Peerage of England, Nicolas, 1825, P486. (S) DNB, V41, O’Dugan, 1895.

Family notes:

·         Sons John and Otho, were successively archdeacons of Exeter and Totnes from 1329 to 1360, during the episcopate of their uncle John de Grandison. Son William was a knight hospitaller.

·         6/4/1325, Order not to intermeddle … Laura, late the wife of William de Peyfrer, … held in chief at ther death in ‘gavelkynde” … 4 acres of wood of the demise of John de Northwode, the elder, and Joan his wife, for the term of Laura’s life, with remainder to the said John and Joan, and that Roger, William, John, Thomas, and Oto, sons of John de Northwode, the younger, and Thomas, Simon, Humphrey, sons of the said John de Northwode, the elder, and that the aforesaid Roger, Thomas, Simon and Humphrey are of full age according to the custom of Kent … William, John, Thomas, and Oto are under the age of 15 years, … (S) CCRs.

Child of John and Agnes: [6 sons]

i. Roger de Northwode (2955116), born 4/1307 in England.

ii. William de Northwod, born ~1309 in England.

iii. John de Northwod, born aft. 1310 in England.

iv. Thomas de Northwod, born ? in England.

v. Otto de Northwod, born ? in England.