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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sir John de Bernak & Joan Marmion

11820054. Sir John de Bernak & 11820055. Joan Marmion

1308, John born in England, s/o 23640108. Sir William de Bernake & 23640109. Alice de Driby.

~1315, Joan, born in England, d/o 23640110. John Marmion & 23640111. Maud de Furnival.

2/24/1320, Commission of oyer … on complaint by William Coleman that William Bernak and John his son, … broke his close at Sugbrok by Carleton, co. Lincoln, abducted Juliana, his daughter, and without his consent gave her in marriage, carrie away his goods, and assaulted his servants. (S) CPRs.

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

7/18/1327, John de Bernak acknowledge that he owes to William de Bernak and Nicholas de Bernak £20. (S) CCRs.

1336-7, John Bernak to make an exchange of lands in Barkston with the Prior and Convent of Belvoir. (S) UKNA.

1338, Lutton manor settled on Robert son of John Marmyon, chevalier, reversion to Maud widow of John Marmion, Joan (11820055) wife of John Bernak, and Avice (15211429) wife of John de Grey. (S) Victoria Hist. of the Co. of Northampton, V2, 1906, P584.

4/6/1339, John’s father died.

1340, Maud (23640111) late the wife of John Marmyoun v. Robert Noreys, rector … manors of Berewyk in Sussex, Wyntryngham in Lincoln, and Quenton in Gloucestershire; to Maud for life, remainder to Robert son of John Marmyoun (23640110) for life, then to John de Gray of Retherefeld and Avice (15211429) his wife and heirs of their bodies, contingent remainders to heirs of the body of Avice, to John de Bernak and Joan (11820055) his wife and heirs of her body. (S) Abstr. Feet of Fines for Sussex, V3, 1916, no.1914.

4/12/1341, John’s mother died.

4/30/1341, IPM of Alice, late the wife of William Bernak. Norfolk: Bukenham. … John their son, aged 32 years and more, is next heir of the said William and Alice. … (S) CIsPM.

6/18/1341, Order to the escheator in the counties of Norfolk etc. to deliver to John de Bernak, son and heir of Alice late the wife of William de Bernak, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said mother, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

11/24/1341, Order to the escheator in the counties of Norfolk etc … Hugh Bernak, clerk, held the manor of Old Bukenham … of the gift and feoffment of the said Alice his mother … the said John Bernak, Hugh's brother, is Alice's next heir and of full age,—to deliver the premises to John, he having done fealty, and the king, because John is perpetually sick, as the king has learned from trustworthy testimony, and by a fine of half a mark, which he has made with the king, having respited his homage … (S) CFRs.

4/4/1342, Enrolment of assignment of dower … co. Lincoln … in the presence of Hugh de Pylesgate, … John de Bernak, … lawful men of the neighbourhood elected for this … (S) CPRs.

1346, “John Bernak or de Bernak: Lincolnshire, Sussex; Buckenham, Besthorpe and Hethersett in Norfolk” died. (S) UKNA, IPM.


4/19/1346, Grant to Walter de Whithors, king’s yeoman, of that which pertains to the king of the marriage of Joan late the wife of John Bernak, tenant in chief, to wit any fine she may make for her marriage … (S) CPRs.

6/20/1346, Joan, late the wife of John Bernak, who held of the King in chief: Sussex, Norfolk (assignment of dower). (S) UKNA.

8/7/1347, Grant to James Barry of what pertains to the king of the marriage of Joan late the wife of John Bernak, tenant in chief … (S) CPRs.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

(S) IPM of Elizabeth Grey (3802857), 12/30/1427.

Family notes:

·         6/16/1350, Whereas Eva late the wife of Robert de Tateshale lately held in dower the manor of Toppecroft and the hundred of Shropham, co. Norfolk, held in chief, of the inheritance of Adam de Clifton and John de Orreby and of John de Bernak, …, kinsmen and heirs of the said Robert, … Robert de Bernak, brother of the said John … (S) CPRs.

·         7/1/1364, Whereas … John de Dryby at the time of his death gave the castle of Tatersale to John de Kirketon, knight, … and after the death of the said John de Dryby and Alice, his sister and heir, and John de Bernak, son and heir of the said Alice, John son and heir of the said John de Bernak being … in the king’s ward … enfeoffed … the castle in fee simple … and that after the death of John son of John de Bernak who died in his nonage, … Willliam brother and heir of the said John son of John … in the king’s ward … (S) CPRs.

·         Comtemporary was John de Bernacke & Mary Engaine of Barkston, Leicester and Northamptonshire.

Children of John and Joan:

i. John de Bernak, born ? in England.

7/10/1346, Grant to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, of the marriage of John son and heir of John Bernak, tenant in chief, the king’s ward, … (S) CPRs.

By 7/1/1364, John died. (S) CPRs.

ii. Maud de Bernak (5910027), born 1336 in England.