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Sunday, September 4, 2011
15211392. John de Fiennes & 15211393.
Maud de Monceaux
1302, John de Fyenles, born in England, s/o 30422784. John de
Fiennes & 30422785. Joan le Forester.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
~1310, Maud born in England, d/o 30422786. John de Monceaux
& 30422787. Olympia ?.
1316, Maud’s father died, her brother John his heir.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of
By 1327, John’s father died.
1327, John married Maud.
Aft. 10/29/1329, Maud heir to her brother John de Monceaux of Herstmonceux manor
1331, The manor of Compton Monceux was granted by Sir John de Fiennes
and Maud his wife to Maud de Ferrers for 100 marks for life.
1332, John’s mother died.
1332, John, son of John de Fiennes of Abbot's Waltham, owes 40
lbs to Thomas Blaynfront, kt. to be levied in Berkshire … owes 24 marks to
Nicholas Crane of London. … John de Fienes, son of Joan de Fiennes owes to
Thomas Bowet, citizen of London, 8 lbs 9s 4d. … John held the manor of
Hardinton in Somerset. (S) CCRs.
1332, John de Fiennes and his wife Maud made a conveyance of
Ashhall. (S) A History of the County of Essex, V4, Ongar Hundred, 1956.
11/26/1334, Commission of oyer … on complaint by John de
Fyenles that … and others broke his close at Hustmonceaux, co. Sussex, …
assaulted his steward, Richard Havard, whom he had deputed to hold his court
there, … imprisoned his servants. (S) CPRs.
1336, On the death of Maud de Ferrers, wife of John de Insula,
Compton Monceux reverted to John and Maud.
1337, John de Fyenles and Maud his wife v. Thomas de Fyenles;
manors of Asshehalle in Essex and Compton Mounceauxin Hants, and manor and
advowson of church of Hurst Mounceauxin Sussex; to John and Maud and heirs of
their bodies, contingent remainders in succession to John son of said John,
William and Robert his brothers, Joan his sister, heirs of their bodies, or right
heirs of [John de Fyenles]. (S) Feet of Fines for the County of Sussex.
5/30/1342, Commission de walliis et fossatis to John de Fenes,
knight, … counties of Kent and Sussex, … (S) CPRs.
1343, John knighted. (S) An Account of the Families of
Lennard and Barret, 1908, P161. 1344, Sir John Fynes, kt., witnesses a grant by Guy de Brian
and Joan his wife to Sir Alexander Sackville.
1/9/1345, Whereas, in view of the threatened invasion of
England by the king’s enemies, French and Scots, … all men holding a lay fee
shall be assessed to arms … appointed … to arrest and imprison all those whom
he shall find oppose him … John de Fienles. Buchingham. (S) CPRs.
1345, Sir John de Fiennes, kt. witnesses a deed by William
Jurdan of Braye.
8/26/1346, John de Fyenles fought as a knight in the king’s
division at the battle of Crecy in northern France. (S) Collections for a
History of Staffordshire, V18, P39.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England
[likely entering through Bristol].
4/5/1351, John died seized of the properties inherited from his
mother; Compton Monceux going to son William.
(S) King’s Sombourne, A History of the County of Hampshire, V4,
1911. (S) A History of the County of Berkshire, V3, 1923.
·6/12/1353, Inquisition by the escheator of
Berkshire: John de Fyenles held in chief of Queen Philippa in his demesne as of
fee on the day of his death the bailiwick of the forestership of Twychene and
Cotham in Berkshire by service of 10s to be paid yearly at Windsor castle and
other lands. William is his son and heir. (S) CCRs.
·The records of this John, and John de Fiennes,
s/o William de Fiennes & Blanche
de Brienne can be confused. The 2nd John lived in St. Omer, Picardy,
France, holding English lands including Mertok, co. Somerset, and Gayton, co. Northampton,
which were all forfeited in 1337 because of his adherance to France in the war.
That John died in 1340.
Child of John and Maud:
i. William Fiennes (7605696), born 2/2/1331 in England.