Bef. 9/17/1304, John de Moelis born in Dorset, England, 30422348. John de Moels & 30422349. Maud de Grey.
~1304, Joan born in England, d/o 2495302. Baron Richard Lovel & 2495303. Muriel Soules.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
5/20/1310, John’s father died; son Nicholas, age 20, the heir. (S) CIsPM.
6/1316, Nicholas died leaving his brother Roger as the heir.
7/1316, Roger died leaving John as heir, a minor in the King’s ward.
By 1321, John married Joan. (S) Ns&Qs, Somerset & Dorset, 1897, P292.
1325, John made proof of age.
1325, John de Moeles of Dorset gave the men who joined him while hunting venison for the purification feast after the birth of Isabel a bow for coming, and knowledge of the birth of his daughter. (S) Purification of Women After Childbirth in Medieval England, Lee, Thesis at Univ. of Toronto, 1998, P137.
9/17/1325, To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset. Order to cause John de Moeles, brother and heir of Roger de Moeles, tenant in chief, to have seisin of his brother's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage. (S) CCRs.
1326, John was arraigned for hunting in Stokestre park. (S) Notes & Queries for Somerset and Doeset, V11, P45.
1/20/1327, John de Mules, created a Knight of the Bath as a banneret. (S) The Knights of England, Shaw, 2010, P124.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
5/5/1328, Licence for John de Moeles to grant to Margaret de Moeles, for life, a moiety of the manor of Depeford and the hundred of Staneburgh, co. Devon, … which she holds for life of the inheritance of the said John. (S) CPRs.
3/9/1329, Order not to distrain John de Moeles for his homage for the lands he holds of the king, as he has done homage to the king. (S) CCRs.
5/18/1329, Commission of the peace … Richard Lovel, John de Moeles, John de Clivedon } in the county of Somerset.
1329, Licence for John Uggel, rector of the church of Southcadebury, priest at the instance of Sir John de Moeles, knight, to absent himself from his church … to follow in the service of the said Sir John. (S) The Register of Ralph of Shrewsbury, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1896, P25.
1332, John de Inge to retain mills in Diptford and Glas acquired of Alice late the wife of Roger de Moeles … reversion belongs to John de Moeles, … mill in Glas to Margaret late the wife of Nicholas de Moeles and Reginald de Moeles for the lives, remained to the said John. (S) List and Indexes, V17, P303.
9/7/1332, Licence for John de Moeles to grant, for life, to Roger de Cantok, parson of the church of Herdewyk, the manors of Herdewyk and Wedon by Aylesbury, co. Buckingham, … (S) CPRs.
1333, John de Moeles and John de Say knights of the shire in parliament for Somerset. (S) Hist. & Antiq’s of Somerset, V1, 1836, P63.
7/7/1333, Grant to John de Moeles of the marriage of Elizabeth late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari tenant in chief, or of her forfeiture if she marry without licence. (S) CPRs.
1333, At the tournament at Dunstable, Monsr. John de Mules d’argent ove deux barres de goules ove trois tourteaulx en la chief de goules. (S) Collectanea Topographica, V4, 1837, P393.
1335, John de Sully served in Scotland in the retinue of Sir John de Moeles. The 2 of them had a retinue of 6 men-at-arms, and 2 bannerets and 4 squires, at a cost of £36. (S) Durham E-Thesis, The Scottish Wars of Edward III, Candy, 2004, P271.
1335, King Edward going into Scotland in support of Edward Balliol. The Scots refused to meet the large force in open battle. King Edward instead ravaged towns throughout Scotland.
11/21/1335, Protection with clause volumus for John de Moeles, going beyond the seas on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.
8/12/1337, Protection with clause volumus for John de Moeles. (S) CPRs.
8/1337, John died.
8/21/1337, Writ for IPM of John de Moelis. Somerset. Maperton. The manor … Haltone. Lands … Hatherle. Certain uncultivated land His daughters, Muriel aged 15 years, the wife of Thomas de Courtenay, knight, and Isabel aged 13 years and more, are his next heirs. Devon: Duppeford manor. A water-mill. … Southampton: Upwalhop. The manor … Berks: Upton. A messuage and a carucate of land … Hertford: Little Berkhamstede. The manor … Oxford: Overovertone. A messuage and two carucates of land … Leicester: Sadyngton. The manor … Buckingham: … (S) CIsPM.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P572.
Children of John and Joan:
i. Muriel de Moels (7605587), born 1322 in Dorset, England.
ii. Isabel, born 5/21/1325 in Dorset, England.
Bef. 8/30/1337, Isabel married to William de Boterels [William de Botreaux, the younger], knight, without licence. (S) CPRs.
9/1/1337, Grant to Thomas de Ferariis … forfeiture due by the king’s ward, Isabella de Moels, one of the daughters and heirs of John de Moels, tenant in chief, for marrying William de Boterels without licence, … until the partition of these among the heirs, … saving to Thomas de Courteneye, who has married Muriel, the other daughter … (S) CPRs.
6/6/1347, Proof of age of Isabel one of the daughters and heirs of John De Moeles and wife of William de Botreaux, knight. Dorset: Robert de Maundeville, aged 50 years, says that the said Isabel is of full age, for on the feast of St. Petronilla, 19 Edward II, she was born at Marnhull, co. Dorset, and baptized in the church there, and Isabel his wife is her godmother, and she fell from her horse in returning to her house and broke her arm. … John de Moeles hunted, on the invitation of John de Urtiaco, in a park called Stoketristre, to take venison for a feast on the day of his wife’s purification from the said Isabel his daughter, born on the feast of St. Petronilla then last past, and took 6 bucks … (S) CIsPM.
1347, Order to the escheator to deliver to William Botreaux and Isabel their share of the inheritance, as Isabel is of age. (S) CCRs.[ Allotted the whole of her father's estate in Hardwick.]
4/28/1349, Order to deliver to Thomas de Courtenay and to Muriel his wife, eldest daughter and heir of John de Moelys, … the manor of Suthcadebury, … lands which Margaret late the wife of Nicholas de Moelys held in dower at her death of the inheritance of Muriel and of Isabel, wife of William de Botereux, second daughter of John, … with the assent of William and Isabel, … (S) CCRs, V32.
1349, Isabel and William died in the plague, there son Thomas succeeding his older brother William in 1351. (S) CFRs.
7/14/1350, Commitment to Robert de Sadyngton, knight, of the wardship of the lands in Sadyngton, co. Leicester, late of William do Botreaux and Isabel, his wife, both deceased. (S) CFRs.