1328, John de Willoughby born in England, s/o 30422736. Baron John Willoughby & 30422737. Joan Roseclyn.
~1328, Cecily born in England, d/o 1249346. Earl Robert de Ufford & 1249347. Margaret de Norwich. [6/11/1381, Cecily’s parentage is documented through the will of her brother, William d’Ufford.]
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
1337, John married to Cecily.
8/18/1337, Grant by John de Wylughby lord of Eresby to John his son and Cecilia his wife of the manor of Fulstow, Lincolnshire. (S) UKNA.
8/26/1346, John Willoughby, knight banneret, fought at the Battle of Crecy with the Earls of Northampton and Arundel, arrayed with the Prince of Wales. (S) Crecy and Calais, P5. [John would be performing military service required of his father, who was required to send 8 men-at-arms and 16 archers.]
8/26/1346, The Battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.
9/4/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais.
5/1347, Indenture between the Black Prince and John de Wylughby le fitz provided for the prince to supply hay and oats for horses for John and a companion as well as for squires in time of war. (S) Knights and Warhorses, Ayton, 1999, P59.
8/1347, Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
6/13/1349, John succeeded his father.
6/20/1349, Writ for IPM of John de Wylughby. Lincoln: Malbethorp … Skybek … Orreby … Erysby … John de Welughby, knight, his son, aged 20 1/2 years and more, is his heir. … (S) CIsPM.
10/27/1349, Grant to John de Wylughby, son and heir of John de Wylughby, … in consideration of £100 … of the keeping of the lands … now in the king’s hands by reason of the nonage of the heir, … (S) CPRs.
1349-50, John de Wylughby, son and heir of John de Wylughby: Lincolnshire (proof of age). (S) UKNA.
6/18/1350, Licence, for 10 marks, … by John, son of John de Wylughby now deceased, for the alienation in mortmain … to celebrate devine service … for the good estate of the grantor and his mother Joan … soul of the said John, the father. (S) CPRs.
10/1350–9/1351, Lord of the Manor 1. Lady Joan Willoughby. 2. Lord John de Willoughby. (S) UKNA. [Held 18 courts.]
1353, King Edward III grants to John of Willoughby junior and Joan, his mother, now the wife of William Smethewayt that they may complete the gift of advowsons and lands to the proposed chantry at Spilsby, licence for which was granted to John of Willoughby. (S) UKNA.
11/1356, Lord of the Manor 1. Lady Joan Willoughby. 2. Lord John de Willoughby. (S) UKNA. [Held 2 courts.]
10/1359, King Edward, sailing from Sandwich to Calais with 1,100 ships, invaded France, eventually taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre. Edward reached Paris, setting the suburbs on fire, before turning back to Brittany. John in the largest army ever [up to that time] sailing to France under King Edward III. (S) The history of Edward Prince of Wales, commonly termed the Black Prince, Bicknell, Pre-1801, P211.
10/1362–8/1365, Lord of the Manor 1. Lady Joan Willoughby. 2. Lord John de Willoughby. (S) UKNA. [Held 24 courts, 3 great courts.]
By 1372, Cecily died before John.
3/29/1372, John, 2nd Lord Willoughby of Erseby died; buried in Spilsby, Lincolnshire.
4/2/1372, Writ for IPM of John de Wylughby, 'chivaler '. Northampton: Lilleford. The manor, held for life … with remainder to Robert his son and Margery, wife of the latter, for life, and with ultimate remainder to his own right heirs. … He died on Monday after Easter last. Robert de Willughby, knight, his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir. Norfolk: Eggefeld and Walcote. The manors, held for life … Whetacre and Chadgrave. The manors, held for life … remainder to William de Wylughby, his son, for life, and with ultimate remainder to his own right heirs. … Cambridge: Hokynton. … Derby: Plesley. A moiety of the manor … Soke of Mannesfeld. … Lincoln: Malthorp. 52a. arable. Hoggesthorp. 2 plots of pasture … Skirebek. A messuage … [long description associated with exports] … Cokeryngton. A messuage with a croft … Beltisford. The manor … Foulestowe. The manor … He held the following for life by gift of [William la] Sowche of Haryngworth [long list] … [many other manors and properties] (S) CIsPM.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P886.
Children of John and Cecily:
i. Robert de Wylughby (7605684), born 1349 in England.
5/9/1372, Order to escheator in the county of Lincoln, to deliver to Robert, son and heir of John de Wylughby, the lands late of his said father; as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.
ii. William de Willoughby, born ? in England.
iii. Joan Willoughby (1477515), born ~1360 in England.