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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sir John de Lovayne & Margaret Weston

7605730. Sir John de Lovayne & 7605731. Margaret Weston

~1315, John Loveyn born in England, s/o §Thomas de Lovain & Joan de Basing.

~1325, Margaret born in England, d/o 15211462. Thomas de Weston & 15211463. Margaret ?.

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

9/6/1340, Commission of oyer to Richard de Wylughby … on complaint by John de Segrave that … John, earl of Oxford, … William Giffard, knight, … John de Lovayn, knight, … [many knights listed] broke his park at Breat Chasterford, co. Essex, … (S) CPRs.

By 1344, John married Margaret.

1345, John’s father died.

3/15/1345, Order to escheator in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, to deliver to John de Lovayne, son and heir of Thomas de Lovayne, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father in the counties. of Suffolk, he having done homage for the same and for the lands late of his father in the county of Essex. (S) CFRs.

1/30/1347, John died at Bildeston; holding Drynkeston, Felsham, Hopeton, [Norfolk & Suffolk], and Eyston, co. Essex. (S) CPRs, 5/30/1347.


2/8/1347, Writ for IPM of John de Lovayne in Essex. Essex: Eystans ad Turrim. The manor with the advowson of the church …  rendering yearly for the ward of the castle of Wyndesore £10 of silver. … Brokesheved. The manor, held jointly with Margaret his wife, who still survives … He died on 30 January last. His daughters, Isabel aged 5 years, and Annora (Ananora) aged 2 years, are his next heirs in blood. Suffolk: Bildistone. The manor … [other properties] (S) CIsPM.

3/20/1347, Order to assign dower to Margaret late the wife of John de Lovayne, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband, in the presence of Bartholomew de Burgherssh 'le fitz,'. (S) CCRs.

7/10/1347, Licence … 40 marks … for Margaret late the wife of John de Lovayn, who held of the king in chief, to marry whomsoever she will of the king’s allegiance. (S) CPRs.

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

By 1348, Margaret married 2nd William de Wauton.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349. [Usually 2-3 wills were executed in the town of Colchester, Essex, each year. In the 2 years 1349-50, 111 wills were executed.].

1349, Margaret died.

7/22/1349, Grant to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, 'le fitz,' of the wardship of the lands which Margaret late the wife of John de Lovayne held in dower or otherwise for life in the counties of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, of the inheritance of the daughter [Eleanor] and heir of the said John, a minor in the king's ward, to hold until the heir's lawful age, with the issues from the time of Margaret's death. (S) CFRs.

9/4/1349, Writ for IPM of Margaret late the wife of John de Lovayn. Essex: Eystans ad Turrim. A third part of the manor … Brokesheved. The manor … She died on the feast of St. James the Apostle last. Eleanor, her daughter, aged 6 years and more, is her heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Notes and Queries, V12, 1861, P9. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V3, 1908, Houghton.

Family notes:

·         1290, Thomas de Louvayn born in England, s/o §Matthew de Lovayn, died 1302.

·         There is another deceased ‘John de Lovayne’, of Essex, who’s wife was Joan, with a daugher Isabel who is identified in CIsPM, 6/6/1359, as a sister of this Eleanor. [The jurors confused two different families. This Elizabeth/Isabel is not an heiress of John.]

Child of John and Margaret:

i. Alianore de Lovayne (3802865), born 3/27/1345 in England. [2nd daughter and heir]

8/12/1354, Inquisition made after the death of Thomas de Weston … manor of Aytrop Rothyng … with remainder to Margaret, his daughter, … Margaret died during the lifetime of her father, … Eleanor, a daughter of Margaret by John de Loveyne, her 1st husband, and Elizabeth, her other daughter by William de Wauton, her 2nd husband, are her next heirs, both of them being minors and Eleanor being in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.

Child of William and Margaret:

Elizabeth de Wauton, born 1349 in England. (S) IPM of maternal grandfather Thomas de Weston.

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