Saturday, May 21, 2011

G23: 5910508

5910508. Lord John Mautravers & 5910509. Milicent de Berkeley

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~1293, John Maltravers born in Lytchett, Dorset, England, heir & s/o 11821016. Sir John Mautravers & 11821017. Eleanor de Gorges.

~1300, Milicent born in England, d/o 1249354. Maurice de Berkeley & 1249355. Eve la Zouche.

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

1312-13, John Mautravers, junior, querent, and John Mautravers, senior, deforiciant, of the manors of Wickhampton, Langeton and Wolecumbe in co. Dorset and manors in co. Wilts and co. Gloucester. (S) Full Abstracts of the Feet of Fines Relating to the County of Dorset, 1896, P321.

~1313, John married to Milicent.

6/24/1314, John taken prisoner at the battle of Bannockburn fighting against King Edward II.

4/18/1319, Commission of oyer … on complaint by Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, that … [many listed] John Mautravers the younger … broke his park at Payneswyk, co. Gloucester, and hunted therein. (S) CPRs.

3/7/1320, Thomas de Berkeley, his brother Maurice, with John Mautravers, the younger pardoned for arresting the king’s coroners in Gloucester. [On the same date all of these listed as going with Maurice de Berkele, the elder, to Gascony on the king’s service.]

1320, Maurice de Berkeley, Seneschal of Gascony, traveled to France with his sons Thomas and Maurice, and with son-in-law John Mautravers.

8/8/1321, John son of Osbert Giffard acknowledged that he owed 2,000£ to John Mautravers the younger. (S) Complete Peerage, Cokayne, 1926, P653.

9/15/1321, John Mautravers, the younger, pardoned of anything done against Hugh le Despenser, the son, [and father] … (S) CPRs.

12/6/1321, Writ of aid for Oliver de Ingham and Robert Lewer appointed to seize into the king’s hands all the lands and goods of Roger Dammory, Hugh Daudele, the younger, … Henry le Tyes, … John Mautravers, the younger, … and Bartholomew de Badelesmere in the counties of Oxford, Berks, Wilts and Gloucester. (S) CPRs.

1/5/1322, Commission to William de Engelby to arrest John Mautravers le fitz, … and Edward Mautravers. (S) CPRs. [John for siding with the Earl of Lancaster in the Despenser War.]

3/16/1322, John fought for Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, at the battle of Boroughbridge.

John’s lands were seized and he escaped overseas [where he would join up with Queen Isabella.]

1322, Milicent living.

7/1325, apparently in a raiding party or a scouting party, John was back in England for an attack on the royal manor of “Kyngesbury by Shirburn”, Somerset. (S) VPRs.

John Mautravers son of John Mautravers, a rebel, apparently returned to the continent to meet up with the forces of Queen Isabella.

9/1326, John returned to England with Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella; rising to high favor.

1/7/1327, Parliament deposed Edward II.

1/13/1327, The lords mentioned came to the Guildhall, and in the presence of the Mayor, Aldermen and a great Commonality to the oath to safeguard Isabella, Queen of England, and Edward, eldest son of the king of England and heir-apparent, in their cause against Hugh le Despenser the younger and Master Robert de Baldock, … Earls: … Barons: Roger de Mortuo Mari, … John Mautravers, … (S) CPRs.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

3/21/1327, Thomas, and his brother-in-law John Mautravers, received charge of deposed King Edward II from Henry of Lancaster. Removed from Kenilworth, Edward was taken to Berkeley castle.

3/27/1327, Grant to John Mautravers, for life, for service to queen Isabella and the king abroad and at home, of the manor or Wynterburne Bitton, co. Dorset, and a messuage and land in Sutton Maundevill, co. Wilts, late of High le Despenser, … (S) CPRs. [Other grants followed soon afterwards.]

4/3/1327, Thomas and John Mautravers, by indenture, received joint and equal liability for deposed King Edward II who was imprisoned at Berkeley castle. John and Thomas were to be given £5 a day for expenses [the annual expenses for most knights.] [Adam Murimuth, a chronicler living at the time, stated that King Edward was moved each month, alternating custody between Thomas and John. This may be why John was never charged in the King’s death as he was at Berkeley castle with Thomas.]

9/21/1327, King Edward II [supposedly] murdered at Berkeley castle. [Interestingly Thomas and John continued to be given £5 a day for expenses while looking after the body. It may be that neither Thomas nor John were actually at the castle during the “murder”, although expense records indicate that Thomas was there; and that John was in Dover.]

3/1328, John appointed to served as Steward of King Edward III’s household. [The appointment only lasted a few weeks.]

1/25/1329, John summoned to parliament by writ.

Aft. 2/5/1329, John married 2nd Agnes Bereford widow of John Dargenteym. [No children.]

2/22/1329, John appointed to served as Steward of King Edward III’s household. [The appointment lasted a 18 months.]

4/14/1329, General pardon to John Mautravers. (S) CPRs.

8/16/1329, John Mautravers, warden of the forest south of the Trent, to deliver …, the stewardship of the forest of Essex. (S) CPRs, 3/15/1344.

9/1329, John appointed Constable of Corfe castle.

11/3/1329, Association of H. bishop of Lincoln, Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, and John Mautravers, baron, with Henry le Scrop and his fellows, … (S) CPRs.

3/1330, John with Bogo de Bayouse and John Deveril captured Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent [who was executed by Roger de Mortimer.]

3/21/1330, Oliver de Ingham and John Mautravers appointed to discover the adherents of Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent.

5/4/1330, Grant, for life, to John Mautravers, steward of the Household – in consideration of his agreement to stay always with the king – of the manors of … formerly belonged to Hugh le Despenser … (S) CPRs.

1330, King Edward III granted John the honor of Elston, formerly held by John Giffard, 2nd Lord Giffard.

10/19/1330, Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella captured. [Some evidence points to John being at Nottingham when they were captured and riding to Gloucester to inform Thomas de Berkeley.]

10/23/1330, John summoned, but did not attend, parliament.

11/29/1330, After the fall of Roger de Mortimer, John was condemned in parliament for his part in the entrapment and execution of the Earl of Kent, and sentenced to hanging.

John escaped to Flanders.

3/26/1331, Agnes, wife of John, granted 200 marks worth of land at the request of Queen Philippa. (S) CPRs.

7/15/1331, A commission of oyer and terminer was ordered against men of Mousehole, Cornwall, because they “aided John Mautravers and Thomas Gurneye, rebels, to pass beyond seas ... that they afterwards supplied them with corn, armour and victuals, and that they still render them continual assistance.”

1332, Agnes granted a license to go on pilgrimage [but instead likely visited her husband.]

1334, “… John Mautravers was condemned in parliament so that Nerford brought an assize against Anneyse Mautravers who has answered that she holds the tenements by assignment of the king …” (S) UKNA.

John sent the king an offer to make a confession.

5/23/1334, “the king on learning lately that John Mautravers the younger [his father was still alive], lately banished because he withdrew from the realm for certain causes, was desirous to reveal to him many things concerning his honour and the estate and well-being of the realm, has charged William de Monte Acuto to speak with the said John on his behalf and to report what he learns to him.”

11/1/1334, Grant to Maurice de Berkeley of the custody of the castles, manors, and lands in England and Wales lately held by John Mautravers of the inheritiance of John Giffard of Brymesfeld, deceased, which came into the king’s hands by the forfeiture of the said John mautravers, … (S) CPRs.

1335, John “the king’s enemy” returned to England early in 1335 and met, among others, his brother-in-law Edmund Bereford, the Abbot of Malmesbury, Thomas and Maurice de Berkeley, William Montacute, and John Moleyns.

1337, “Agnes Mautravers (Maltravers), wife of John Mautravers … John Mautravers (Maltravers), husband of the petitioner; John Dargentein, first husband of the petitioner.” (S) UKNA.

2/1/1339, John received a grant of £100 yearly for bringing Flanders to the English side against the French. [This implies that he had been working with and for King Edward III, while officially banished, for some time.] (S) CPRs.

Bef. 9/7/1342, John’s father died.

2/15/1342, Agnes granted a license to “stay with her husband in Flanders for such time as she shall please, notwithstanding that he is banished from the realm of England.” (S) CPRs.

8/5/1345 in Flanders, John submitted himself to King Edward requesting a trial.

1345, King Edward III granted John’s request for a trial. [John’s son was rising in favor with the court.]

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

5/26/1349, After the death of his son, John appointed Keeper of the Channel Islands.

1350, John and his wife made a pilgrimage to Rome.

6/20/1351, John given a full pardon for all offenses associated with the death of the Earl of Kent.

11/15/1351, John summoned to parliament.

12/10/1351, Mandate to John Mautravers, keeper of the islands of Jerseye, Gerneseye, Serk and Aureneye, … (S) CPRs.

2/8/1352, John’s lands and honors restored. (S) CPRs.

3/10/1352, Protection with clause volumus, for one year, for John Mautravers, ‘chivaler,’ going on the king’s service to the islands of Jerseye, Gerneseye, Serk and Aureneye. (S) CPRs.

1356, John, Lord Mautravers, held the manor of Winterbourne Stoke.

7/15/1356, John Mautravers, the elder, staying in England, … nominating … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.

8/4/1357, Licence, … for John Mautravers of Lichet to enfeoff … of the manors of Sharnton and Codeford … and of … the manor of Eliston, co. Wilts, … which Gwenllian late the wife of John son of the said John Mautravers holds for life; and for them to grant the same to him and Agnes, his wife, in tail, with remainder to … and Eleanor daughter of John son of the said John Mautravers and the heirs … (S) CPRs.

2/16/1364, John, 1st Lord Mautravers, died; buried at Lytchett Mautravers, Dorset. [John’s son and grandson Henry had predeceased him; his heirs were his granddaughters Joan and Eleanor.]

(S) Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, 1840, P339.  (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P9.


Child of John and Milicent:

i. John Mautravers (2955254), born ~1312 in England.

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