~1325, John de Erpyngham born in Norfolk, England, s/o 15211380. Sir Robert Erpingham & 15211381. Agnes ?.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
7/15/1346 at La Hogue, Pardon for good service done to the king and especially at the present time in his passage to Normandy, to … John de Erpyngham. By K. and testimony of Hugh le Despenser. (S) CPRs.
8/26/1346, John and his father fought at the battle of Crecy.
8/26/1346, The battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.
9/4/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais.
1346 at Calais, Pardon for good service … John de Erpyngham, chivaler, on the testimony of Hugh le Despenser. (S) Crecy and Calais.
1346-47, John at the siege of Calais.
8/1347, Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated.
By 1350, John knighted.
12/30/1350, Feoffment by Nicholas de Snyterle, rector of the church of Matelask … Witnesses:—Sir Robert de Erpyngham and Sir John his son, knights, and others … (S) UKNA.
3/18/1354, Commission of oyer … to John Ufford, Henry Grene, … on complaint by Walter de Burton that … John Erpyngham, ‘chivaler’ … and others assaulted him at Norwich … (S) CPRs.
1357, Barth. Appleyerd and John de Erpyngham v. Wm. De Bokengham and Johanna his wife, in Intewode … (S) A Short Cal. of the Feet of Fines for Norfolk, 1886, P332.
1365, A view of arms for the Leet of Mancroft … fully armed men … John de Erpyngham with 1 armed man and 2 archers.
1366, Quitclaimed by John de Erpingham, … Manor of Ingworth and advowson of 1 moiety of church of Ingworth and a watermill. (S) UKNA.
9/13/1366, Names of 24 citizens to elect Bailiffs for the ensuing year; for Conesford … John de Erpyngham … [city of Norwich]
1/12/1367, At this assembly [city of Norwich] were present … John de Erpyngham …
1367, Indenture … Oliver de Calthorp, knight, demised to Ralph Burgeys, parson of Lesyngham, … Witnesses:—Robert de Erpingham [not a knight], John de Erpyngham, knight, and … (S) Ancient Deeds, V6, 1915.
9/12/1367, Names of 24 citizens to elect 4 Bailiffs … for Conesford … John de Erpyngham … [city of Norwich]
1368, Grant by Oliver de Calthorp, to William Dickes, of Calthorp, of land in Calthorp. Witnesses:—Sir John de Erpyngham, knight, … (S) Ancient Deeds, V2, 1894.
3/8/1370, Grant by Sir Oliver de Calthorp, knight … Witnesses:—… John de Erpyngham, knights, … (S) Ancient Deeds, Norf., V2, 1894, C.2266.
1370, John’s father died.
11/10/1372, Commission of oyer … on complaint by the abbot of St. Benet’s Hulme … that John de Erpyngham, ‘chivaler, Thomas, his son, … lay in wait … at Thwayte, co. Norfolk, chased him thence to Totyngton and assaulted him there. (S) CPRs. [John could be deceased at the time of this record.]
11/9/1375, Grant by Thomas de Narford, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, to Hamo de Felton and John de Erpingham, knights, … (S) UKNA.
(S) Memorials of the Cranes of Chilton, Appleton, 1868, P64. From his tomb: “Here lies Sir John de Erpingham, knight, formerly Lord of the Manor, who died the first day of the month of August, A.D. 1370, on whose soul may God have mercy. Amen”. (S) The Records of the City of Norwich, 1906. [Date apparently wrong.] (S) Ess. Tow.’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V6, 1807, Erpingham.
· “Hic jacet Dominus Johannes de Erpingham Miles, quondom Dominus istius Uille, qui obiit prima die Mensis Augusti, Anna Dni, Mccclcco.ruius anime propicietur Deus Amen. [Robert his father is buried nearby.]
Children of John and ?:
i. Sir Thomas Erpingham, born ~1350 in England.
1399, Thomas, Chamberlain of the Royal Household, a Baron of the Cinqueports, Warden of Dover Castle.
1401, Thomas created a Knight of the Garter.
1401, Thomas holding Erpingham. [Held by his paternal ggf in 1312.]
6/20/1415, Thomas named as the uncle of Sir John Phelip in John’s will, son of his sister Julian.
10/25/1415, Thomas fought at the battle of Agincourt.
1419, Sir Thomas Erpingham (brother of 3802845) created a window in St. Michaels Church on Conisford with the following arms an inscriptions [by pane]: … (1) Sir Rob. Ufford Earl (1249346), … (2) … Rob. Knollys (s/o 950758). Walter de Norwich (2498694). … (4) Sir John de Burgh (60842364). John de Tilney (s/o 1477552). … Edw. Gerbrigge (1477164). … Edmund de Hethersete (s/o 2954326). … (5) … Hugh Peverel (7605548) … (6) … Robert Wachesham (1477162) … (8) … Rob. Banyard (5908658). … Tho. Erpyngham. … knights. At the bottom the inscription: “Sir Thomas Erpingham, Knt. made this window in honour of God and all the saints, in remembrance of all the Lords, Barons, Bannerets, and Knights, that have died without issue male in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, since the coronation of the noble King Edward the IIId. which window was made in the year of our Lord 1419.” Since which time, the following knights and esquires, who had every one £100 per annum dying without heirs male, had their arms put up: “… Tho. Erpyngham, Edm. Thorp (738778), … Edmund Barri (369290), Tho. Gerbrigge (738582), … William Bowet (3802854), … William Phelip (1901422) Lord Bardolf, …” (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V4, 1806, City of Norwich, Upper, or North Conisford ward. [Reference numbers are for persons documented that may be the person represented.]
6/27/1428, Thomas died; buried in Erpingham, Norfolk.
ii. Julian Erpingham (3802845), born ~1360 in England.