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~1310, John born in England, heir & s/o 15211300. Robert Fitz Walter & 15211301. Joan de Multon.
1312, Townsmen of Colchester broke the park of Robert Fitzwalter of Lexden [John’s grandfather], hunted therein, and carried off goods.
1/18/1325, Robert, 1st Lord Fitz Walter [John’s grandfather] died.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
5/6/1328, John succeeded his father.
~1325, Eleanor born in England, d/o 30422826. Henry de Percy & 30422827. Iodine de Clifford.
1337, John going beyond the seas in the King’s service with the Earl of Northampton.
3/3/1341, John summoned to parliament by writ.
5/1342,Aa Lexden man was killed in Mile End; John FitzWalter, Lord FitzWalter, objected to the inquest held by the borough coroner and brought in the county coroner, infringing the liberties of the borough. John attacked members of the juries, finally extending his attacks to all Colchester men.
5/20/1342–7/22/1342, John laid siege to the town of Colchester. John stopped the siege in payment of 40£ by the burgesses. Another attack by locals followed on John’s property.
4/7/1343, John again laid siege to the town.
6/1/1343, Again, on payment of 40£ by the burgesses, John ended the siege. [One of John’s tenants, Lionel of Bradenham, lord of Langenhoe, also was in conflict with the townspeople.]
1345, Sir Thomas de Grey held one fee in Merton, of John Fitz-Walter, whol held of the king. (S) History of the County of Norfolk, V2, 1805.
7/12/1346, John in the retinue of the Prince of Wales at La Hogue.
8/26/1346, John at the battle of Crecy.
1346-47, John at the siege of Calais.
1347, John [unsuccessfully] claimed the right of Knight Banneret of London before the Mayor and Common Council. (S) A Survey of London, Stow, 1603.
1347-8, Sir John fitz Walter, lord of Wodeham, … : [Essex]. (S) UKNA.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [Usually 2-3 wills were executed in the town of Colchester each year. 1349-50, 111 wills were executed.].
1350, William Baltrippe presented by John Fitz-Walter, Knt. Lord of Wodeham as patron at Diss. [His father was patron in 1304.] (S) Essay Towards … County of Norfolk, 1739, P11.
1351, Sir John was indicted with his steward, William Baltrip, for taking men by force and detaining them till they paid fines for their ransom, for exacting and extorting money from others, and for several riots, … in the county of Essex. Sir John surrendered.
2/1/1351, John sent to the Tower on charges of felonies; Wm. Baltrip was outlawed, but eventually discharged. Sir John could have been charged with treason. Sir John’s case is cited as an authority for the proposition that riding armed with men at arms upon a private quarrel or design is not a levying of war against the King within the Statute of 25 Edward III [None of the king’s officers may seize lands of persons not attained of treason or felony.]. (S) A Selection of Cases from the State Trials, V1, Trials for Treason, Bund, 1879.
6/24/1351, John pardoned and his lands restored for a fine. (S) Of Good and Ill Repute, Hanawalt, 1998, P61.
1353, Grant by Walter, son and heir of Walter de Mockynge, to Sir John fitz Walter, lord of Wodeham, of all his lands, &c., in Mockyng, Stamford, Bemflete, Westilbury, Chaldewell, Duntone, Stebbyng, Coryngham, and Orseth. (S) A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, V1, 1890.
10/1359, John in King Edward’s forces again invaded France, eventually taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre.
1360, John knighted before Paris, France.
5/8/1360, King Edward, signed the Peace if Bretigny. The English army then returned home.
11/20/1360, John summoned to parliament.
10/18/1361, John, Baron of Little Dunmow, Essex, 2nd Lord Fitz Walter died; buried in Dunmow Priory; son Walter age 16. (S) Notes & Queries, V52, 1875, P325.
Bef. 5/ 1368, Elenor died.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P347. (S) , A History of the County of Essex, V9, 1994.
Children of John and Eleanor: [1 son, 1 daughter]
i. Walter Fitz Walter, born 5/31/1345 in
ii. Alice Fitz Walter (3802825), born ~1355 in