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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Earl John Montagu & Countess Maud Fraunceys

7605724. Earl John Montagu & 7605725. Countess Maud Fraunceys

1351, John de Montacute born in England, heir & s/o 15211448. John de Montagu & 15211449. Margaret de Monthermer.

~1355, Maud born in London, England, d/o 15211450. Adam Fraunceys & 15211451. Agnes Champneys.

3/1369, Due to an outbreak of the plague in London, the royal court was moved to Windsor.

10/19/1369, Adam Fraunceys, citizen of London, to settle the manor of Edmonton, and firewood in Enfield park, on himself for life, with remainder to Adam Fraunceys the younger and the heirs of his body, remainder to Maud daughter of the grantor and the heirs of her body, remainder to the right heirs of the grantor. Middlesex. (S) UKNA.

[––Maud & John Aubrey––]

Maud 1st married to John Aubrey. (S) The Aldermen of the City of London, Beaven, 1908, P407.

1369, John knighted in France by the Edmund of Langley, earl of Cambridge, s/o Edward III, at Bourdeille. [They were sent with reinforcements to the army of the Black Prince in Aquitaine. Landing at St. Malo, traveled to Nantes, then into Poitou. At arrival at Angoulême they were ordered by the Prince, with a detachment of 3000 men, to make an incursion into Perigord. Bourdeille, one of the strong boroughs of that county, situated on the River Drome, was taken after a siege of 9 weeks. They then were sent against Roche-sur-Yon in Poitou, which also fell.]

5/5/1375, Maud’s father died, her brother Adam the heir.

5/8/1375, Writ for IPM of Adam Fraunceys. Middlesex: Edelmeton. The manor, … remainders to Adam Fraunceys, the younger, and the heirs of his body, to Maud daughter of the deceased and the heirs of her body, … Maud wife of John Aubrey, aged . . years, is his daughter and heir. (S) CIsPM.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1380-81, John Aubrey, sheriff of London, died [son and heir Robert.]

[––Maud & Alan––]

Maud married 2nd Sir Alan Buxhall, king’s knight.

11/2/1381, Alan Buxhall died.

[––John & Maud––]

Bef. 5/4/1383, John married Maud.

6/3/1383, Grant … manor of Bryaneston, co. Dorset, late of Alan de Buxhall, knight, deceased, … saving to Matilda, late the wife of Alan, her reasonable dower, … (S) CPRs.

2/17/1385, Sp Ass. Robert Bealknap, … John de Monte Acuto junior, … (S) CPRs.

2/25/1389, John’s father died.

3/10/1390, IPM of John de Monte Acuto, knight, the elder. Essex: He held Hermere manor. … John de Monte Acuto, knight, his son, aged 39 years and more, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.

6/16/1390, John age 39, heir to his father of a tenement in London in right of his mother. (S) Monthermer Peerage, Parliament Lords … Case on Behalf of William Lowndes, 1860.             

9/14/1390, Order to Richard Horn, escheator in the county of Southampton, to take the fealty of John de Monte Acuto, ' chivaler,' son and heir of John de Monte Acuto, 'chivaler,' the elder, and cause him to have full seisin of all the lands which his father held. (S) CFRs.

10/6/1390, Plea of covenant, moiety of the manor of Hurberton. John Wadham, John Hille and William Hanckeford, querents, and Cecily Turbervyle, deforciant. … their successors, Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, Margaret Courtenay, countess of Devon, John Daumarle, John de Montague, Margaret de Montague, Thomas Peverell, Margaret Peverell, … (S) Feet of Fines, Devon.

1391, John, baron Montagu, summoned to parliament.

9/1391, John on a crusade to Prussia with Henry, earl of Derby [Henry’s 2nd trip], John Beaufort [half-brother of Henry], and the Teutonic knights.

12/11/1392, Enrollment in the Common pleas of the Hustings. John de Monte Acuto and Mathilda his wife. … rent for Mathilda's life £11 3s 4d p.a. quarterly. (S) UKNA.

1392-96, John summoned to parliament.

~1394, Henry Bolingbroke, earl of Derby, [future King Henry IV] entrusted the care of his son [future King Henry V (b.9/6/1386)] to John and Maud.

3/24/1394, John’s mother died. John inherited the barony of Monthermer.

10/2/1394 John a commander with King Richard II, who brought 8000 men, landed at Waterford, Ireland.

10/1394, The first attack was against Art MacMurrough, king of Leinster. (S) Unpublished Letters from Richard II in Ireland, 1927. Afterwards, multiple Irish chieftans submitted to English lordship.

5/10/1395, Inquisition before the mayor of London, after the death of Margaret, who was the wife of John de Mountagu, who died siesed in her demesne as of fee of a tenement in the parish of Saint Dunstan’s in the East, in Tower Ward, London, on the 24th of March 1395, it being found that Johnde Monte Acuto Knight was the son and next heir of the said Margaret … (S) Monthermer Peerage, Parliament Lords, 1860, P90.

5/1395, Richard II and his forces returned to England.

1395, John fixed the Lollard manifesto on the doors of St. Paul's and Westminster Abbey [Lollards, followers of John Wycliffe, believed the “true” church was not the the Catholic church and its doctrines].

5/13/1397, Commission of the peace and of oyer and terminer … William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salibury, John de Monte Acuto, … } co. Southampton. (S) CPRs.

6/3/1397, John heir to his uncle William de Montague, 2nd Earl of Salisbury.

4/1397, John made a Knight of the Garter.

9/8/1397, John complicit in the death of Thomas of Woodstock, duke of Gloucester, 1 of 5 ‘lords appellant’, in Calais. [The Lords Appellent had tried to control King Richard II after he declared majority.]

1397-99, John summoned to parliament as Earl of Salisbury.

8/28/1397, Whereas … prohibiting … assemblies … of any one but the king … or directed to them on behalf of … John, earl of Salisbury, … (S) CPRs.

10/10/1397, Grant in tail to John, earl of Salisbury, … (S) CPRs.

11/12/1397, Grant, on the petition of John de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury … William de Monte Acuto, petitioner’s grandfather … (S) CPRs.

5/8/1398, To the collector or keeper of the stampage of tin in Cornwall for the time being. Order to pay to John de Monte Acuto now earl of Salisbury a rent of £94 20d a year. (S) CCRs.

9/24/1399, Sir Walter de Kelly, priest, was inst. at Clyst. Patron, Sir John de Monte Acuto, Knt. (S) The Register of John de Grandisson, Bishop of Exeter, 1899, P1399.

10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.

12/1399, John, a conspirator with the Earl of Huntingdon and others, attempted to assassinated King Henry IV and his sons. The conspirators were betrayed by the earl of Rutland. John escaped to the town of Cirencester, Gloucester. (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995, P44.

1/7/1400, John, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, beheaded by locals at Cirencester after a night-long battle; initially buried in that Abbey. (S) Monthermer Peerage, Parliament Lords … Case on Behalf of William Lowndes, 1860, P94.


1/1400, Parliament held at Westminster … all the lords temporal therein with the assent of the king declared John, earl of Salisbury, and others traitors and adjudged that he should forfeit all lands which he held in fee simple, … notwithstanding that he died in levying war against the king without process of law … (S) CPRs, 3/16/1452.

8/10/1406, William Coventre to Maud countess of Salisbury. £200 recognisance, to be levied etc. in Berkshire. (S) CCRs.

1/20/1407, Alan Buxhulle knight to Maud countess of Salisbury his mother. Charter indented with warranty of all his messuages, lands, rents and services in the manor of Buxhulle for her life, rendering £3 a year. (S) CCRs.

1411, Son Thomas settled the manors in Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on his mother Maud.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

8/9/1416, Grant by Thomas de Mountagu, earl of Salisbury, to his mother, Maud, countess of Salisbury, his brother, William de Ferrers, lord of Groby, … (S) Ancient Deeds, V3, 1900, D.543.

6/17/1422, Maud, countess of Salisbury, of the diocese of Lincoln, received a papal indult for plenary remission. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V7, 1906, Lateran Regesta 237.

1424, Maud died. buried at Bisham Priory, Berkshire [where John’s body was reburied.]

8/5/1424, Writ for IPM of Maud late the wife of John de Monte Acuto, late earl of Salisbury. Wilts:  Upton Escudamour. 3 knights’ fees, and 50s. rent … (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P577.

Children of John and Maud: [2 sons, 3 daughters]

i. Thomas Montague (3802862), born 1388 in England.

ii. Margaret Montagu, born ? in England.

Margaret married 156168. Lord William Ferrers, 5th Lord Ferrers of Groby.

iii. Elizabeth Montagu, born ? in England.

Elizabeth married Robert, 6th Lord Willoughby, s/o 3802842. Lord William de Wylughby & 3802843. Lucy le Strange.