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Monday, August 1, 2011

Baron John de Sutton & Lady Margaret de Somery

11820438. Baron John de Sutton & 11820439. Lady Margaret de Somery

~1285, John born in England, s/o 23640876. Richard de Sutton & 23640877. Isabella Patrick.

1288, Margaret born in England, d/o 2498730. Baron Roger de Somery & 2498731. Agnes ?.

~1304, John married Margaret, heiress of Dudley, Staffordshire.

1307, Richard Sutton settled the manor and advowson of Worksop, held in capite of the king, on his son John and his wife Margaret.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

3/16/1308, Richard de Sutton, knight, releases to the dean and chapter of Lincoln … out of regard to Oliver (Sutton) late Bishop of Lincoln … of whose consanguinity he is, and to Oliver de Sutton, uncle of the said Richard, and Mr John de Sutton, brother of the said Richard, both cannons of Lincoln. Witness: John de Sutton, the donor’s son and heir. (S) The Register, or Rolls, of Walter Gray, Lord Archbishop of York, 1872, P96.

5/4/1308, Licence, upon fine, for Richard de Sutton to grant, in fee, to his son John de Sutton and Margaret his wife, the manor of Theydon, co. Essex, with the advowson … and the manor of Warsop, co. Nottingham, with the advowson, … (S) CPRs.

9/19/1310, Sir John de Sutton, knight, proffers the service of half a knight’s fee for all his lands in Nottinghamshire and Essex, to be performed by Roger de Sewell with one Barded horse. [John is getting control of the lands his father gave him in 1308.]

1317-20, John engaged in the Scottish wars.

1318, John was in the retinue of his brother-in-law John de Somery; called against the Scots who had invaded Yorkshire.

6/12/1318, Inspeximus … grant by Gilbert Aton, knight, … witnesses, John de Moubray, Henry le Scrope and John de Sutton, knights, … (S) CPRs.

1318-19, John’s father died.

1319, “John son and heir of Richard de Sutton” enfeoffed for life John de Somery “Seigneur de Duddleleigh” with all his lands in Cheshire.

2/4/1320, Grant by John de Sutton lord of Malo Passu and Schoklage [Cheshire] to Richard de Rudle and Margaret his wife … Witnesses: David de Eggerton … (S) Cholmondeley Records.

3/26/1320, Grant by John de Sutton lord of Malopassu and Schokelache to William son of Lovecok de Malopassu, of a messuage and his share of the land and waste which the said William formerly hold of him on lease in the township and waste of Malopassu, with his share in the tenements, lands and waste which John son of Eynon formerly held of Richard de Sutton father of the said John de Sutton in the township of Malopassu, at an annual rent of 11d, with reservation of all oak trees growing on the said land. (S) UKNA.

10/1321, King Edward II took to the field with a large army to oppose the lords in revolt in the Despenser War. [King Edward II was seizing lands and giving them to his favorites, particularly the Despencers. Leading to the eventual downfall of King Edward II.] (S) UKNA.

11/22/1321, Margaret, age 32, coheir with her sister Joan of her brother John, inheriting half of the barony of Dudley, consisting of the castle of Weoley in Northfield, Worcestershire and the manors of Newport Paynell, Buckinghamshire. (S) History of Dudley Castle, Twamley, 1867, P11. [John’s wife Lucy held some property in dower.]

11/26/1322, Order to the same to deliver to John de Sutton and Margaret his wife, eldest sister and heir of John de Somery, the following lands of the lands late of the said John, tenant in chief, which the king has assigned to them by assent of Joan late the wife of Thomas Botetourt, second sister and the other heir, to wit, the castle of Duddeleye, co. Stafford, … as Margaret's pourparty, her said husband having done homage ; … Lucy late the wife of the said John de Somery holds in dower … (S) CFRs.

1322, John became baron of Dudley on the death of Margaret’s brother John de Somery.

1322, John ordered arrested as an adherent of Thomas of Lancaster. [John later claimed this as a false assertion by Hugh le Despenser the younger.]

7/30/1322, Prisoners in the Marshalsea and in the castle of York, … the war waged of late in the realm … John de Sutton a mainpernor for Roger de Trumpeton. (S) CFRs.

11/26/1322, Order to the same to deliver to John de Sutton and Margaret his wife, eldest sister and heir of John de Somery, the following lands of the lands late of the said John, which the king has assigned to them by assent of Joan late the wife of Thomas Botetourt, 2nd sister and other heir, the castle of Duddeleye, co. Stafford. (S) CFRs.

5/1/1323, Grant by John de Sutton to Richard called Pecok de Malo passu and Matilda his wife, … Witnesses: David de Eggerton … (S) Cholmondeley Records.

1324, John de Sutton, Lord of Malpas and Shocklach, granted lands to David de Egerton. (S) The Hist. of the Co. Palatine and City of Chester, 1819, P335.

8/6/1325, Order to deliver ... to John de Sutton and Margaret his wife, sister and co-heiress of John de Somery ... (S) CCRs.

10/12/1325, John gave up his rights to the town and castle of Dudley to Hugh le Despenser, the younger.

1326-7, John acknowledged a debt to John de Charlton, Lord of Powys, of £3,000.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [Edward II abdicated.]

1327, John regained the title of baron of Dudley.

1327, John de Sutton; Margaret de Sutton, wife of John de Sutton. Request for assistance in the recovery of estates unjustly taken from the petitioners by Hugh Despenser the younger on pretence that John Sutton had been an adherent of Thomas of Lancaster. (S) UKNA.

5/10/1328, Licence for John son of Richard de Sutton to enfeoff … of the castle of Malpas … which Robert de Sutton holds for life of the inheritance of the said John son of Richard : … John son of Richard and Margaret his wife … remainder to John son of John son of Richard de Sutton and Isabella, his wife, daughter of John de Cherleton, … (S) CPRs. [One of 3 similar grants on this date.]

1328, John Nonnes of London to retain the manor of Warsop, acquired of John de Sutton, who retains Dudley castle. (S) UKNA.

1329, John exchanged lands with John de Charlton.

8/16/1330, Order to deliver to ... John de Sutton, Margaret his wife, ... to Joan, late the wife of Thomas Botetourt, 54.5 acres of waste in the forest of Kynefare, to be parted amongst them if they wish ... Margaret de Sutton and Joan ... are John de Somery’s next heirs and are of full age, ... (S) CCRs.

Bef. 6/1337, Margaret died.

[––Post Mortem––]

6/1337, Indenture … between the abbot and convent of Heleswoeyn, … and Joan Botetourt, lady of Weleye, … shall celebrate daily masses … Joan, in life, … souls … of Thomas Botetourt, sometime her husband, and Margaret, her sister, and for the soul of John, son of the said Margaret, after his death.

By 1342, John died.

(S) The History of Ufton Court, Sharp, 1892, 1888, P22. (S) Memoris Illustrative of the Hist. & Antiq’s, Vs1-2, 1847, P163.

Family notes:

·         Multiple persons named “John de Sutton” contemporary.

Children of John and Margaret:

i. Katherine de Sutton (5910219), born ~1310 in England.

ii. John de Sutton, born 9/1317 in England.

By 1328, John married to Isabella, d/o 15212124. Baron John de Cherleton & 15212125. Hawise Gardarn. (S) See 5/10/1328.

1342, John summoned to parliament as Baron Dudley. (S) Peerage of England, Collins, 1779, P263.

2/16/1346, Writ of plenius certiorari of Joan de Butetourte. … because Lucy late the wife of John de Someri, deceased, held them in dower, …, and because the said Joan Butetourte (1249365) and Margaret de Sutton (11820439), sisters and heirs of the said John, had not then prosecuted their claim. Salop: Foxhale. A third part …  is of the inheritance of John son and heir of Margaret de Sutton, and of John (624682) son and heir of the said Joan de Butetourte. John de Sutton, aged 28 years at the feast of St. Michael last, and John de Botetourte, aged 26 years at Christmas last, are next heirs of the said inheritance. (S) CIsPM.

9/26/1346, Order escheator in the county of Oxford, … John de Haudlo held for life of the inheritance of Nicholas de la Beche the manor of Pydynton, co. Oxford, and that Nicholas by a fine … granted the remainder thereof to John son of John de Sutton and Isabel his wife … to deliver the same to John and Isabel, John having done fealty. (S) CFRs.

1359, John died, Isabella surviving.


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