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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baron William Martyn & Lady Eleanor Fitz Peter & Lord John de Mohun

23641866. Baron William Martyn & 23641867. Lady Eleanor Fitz Peter & 121689096. Lord John de Mohun.

~1248, John born in Somerset, England, heir & s/o 243378192. John de Mohun & 121691075. Joan de Ferrers.

~1252, Eleanor born in England, d/o 121688160. Sir Reynold FitzPiers & 60841863. Alice de Stanford.

Bef. 1254, John de Mohun’s father died in Gascony before his grandfather.

1/20/1257, John, a minor, succeeded his grandfather Reginald as Lord Mohun.

1257, William Martin born in England, heir & s/o 47283732. Nichols Fitz Martin & 47283733. Maud de Bryan.

1267, John de Mohun, heir of Reginald, presented to Luppit after having proved his patronage in the king’s court. (S) Devonshire Assoc., V2, 1928, P161.

1268, John’s mother died.

[–––John & Eleanor–––]

By 1269, Eleanor 1st married John de Mohun of Dunster, Somerset.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade. [John de Mohun is documented as being a minor on the ascension of King Edward.]

1273, Ralph fitz-Urse held of Thomas de Tymmeworth and Lucy his wife, who held the same of Sir John de Mohun, as of his castle of Dunster. (S) Proceedings, Vs27-28, Somerset, 1882, P173.

1274, The Hundred jury presented that John de Mohun held the manor of Cadeleigh in chief of the King appurtenant to his barony of Dunster. (S) Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Assoc., V42, 1910.

1274, William’s father died, his mother surviving.

6/3/1275, To John de Loundonia, escheator this side of Trent. … [addresses parceners of Walter Marshal] … William de Mohun, John de Mohun, Agatha de Mortuo Mari, … (S) CCRs.

5/11/1276, Order to cause to be restored to John de Mohun, one of the heirs and parceners of the inheitance of Walter, sometime earl Marshal, his purparty of the manor of Luton, … (S) CCRs.

11/20/1276, Johannes de Mohun recognoscit servicium iii feodorum militis pro terris que fuerunt Reginaldi de Mohun … (S) De Antiquis Legibus Liber, 1846, P-XXIX.

7/1277, John summoned to military service against Lewelleyn in Wales, to muster at Worcester with the Constable and Earl Marshal.

1277, King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.

11/20/1277, John summoned to service in Gascony.

1278, John died in Gascony holding the castle and manor of Dunstan and 55 knight’s fees in Dorset, Somerset …


7/5/1279, Grant to Robert Tibbetot of the marriage of the first-born son and heir of John de Mohun, lately deceased, tenant in chief, or, in the case of his death, the next heir. (S) CPRs.

7/14/1279, Elearnor holding 27 knight’s fees in dower, including Allecheford. (S) CIsPM, P351.

1279, William’s mother died.

[–––William & Eleanor–––]

Bef. 1/1/1281, William married Eleanor.

1282-3, William summoned to serve in Wales.

1/2/1283, Inspeximus and confirmation of a charter of William Marign granting to the lady Eleanor de Mohun for life the manors of Kingeston, Combe Martin, Langacre, Moleton, co. Devon and Ludeford, co. Somerset, at a rent of £200 a year. (S) CPRs. [Charter written in 1282.]

6/28/1283, William Martin summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.

5/5/1286, Eleanor’s father died; her brother succeeding.

2/15/1287, Protection with clause … William Martyn, going beyond seas with Gilbert de Clare. (S) CPRs.

4/11/1289, IPM of Richard of Bedeford: 1.5 acres held of William Martyn in Werehorn, Kent. (S) CIsPM.

1291, William de Valance v. the King’s Bailiff’s touching jurisdictions within the Barony of Kemmeys. … William de Valance appeared and said that in the full county court of Pembroke, it was adjudged that the said William Martyn, on account of several defaults in making suits which he aught to make to the county should be compelled to come to the said county court to answer divers men who had plaints against him. (S) Jottings and Historical Records.

12/4/1293, William obtained charters for a fair and for free warren at Marwood, Devon. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

1295-1324, William, 1st Lord Martin, summoned to parliament by writ.

10/3/1295, Appointment of William Martyn, who is going to Gascony on the king’s service [with the king’s brother Edmund], to the custody, during pleasure, of the lands late of Hugh Luvel, deceased … (S) CPRs.

1/4/1296, English forces left from Plymouth, arriving in Gascony in March. 3/28 they began an unsuccessful English-French siege of Bordeaux.

5/15/1296, Grant to William Martyn, staying in Gascony on the king’s service, of the custody … manor of Baggetrip, late of Adam de Baggetrip. (S) CPRs.

9/30/1297 at Gaunt in Flanders, … Agreement between John de Hastingges and William Martyn, lord of Kammoys, who are staying with the king beyond seas … William son and heir of the former is to marry Eleanor the eldest daughter of the latter, and Edmund son and heir of the latter is to marry Jonetta the eldest daughter of the former, … (S) CPRs, 11/3/1297.

1298, On returning to England, William Martyn’s ship wrecked. William appealed to the king, informing him that whilst returning from Flanders laden with armour and other goods, his ship had been cast away and plundered.

4/11/1298, Grant to William Martyn, who when lately coming with the king from Flanders on the king’s service lost his horses, armour and other goods to the value of £510 through a storm at sea near the port of Sandwich, of the custodies and marriages to that value this side of Trent, when they fall in. (S) CPRs.

7/22/1298, William fought at Falkirk.

7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.

1300, William served in Scotland.

7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began.

2/12/1301 in Lincoln, William, Lord of Kemeys, was a signer of a letter to Pope Boniface VIII asserting the King’s right to dominion over Scotland.

1302, Charter of Robert de Stokheye … witnesses, … Sir William Martyn, Sir Thomas de Ralegh, … knights … (S) CChRs, 7/28/1303.

4/1304, King Edward started the 90-day siege of Stirling castle. King Edward first used the Warwolf siege engine, the largest trebuchet ever constructed, in a successful siege.

1304, William appointed to treat with the Scots.

4/6/1305, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Martyn, Henry Spigurnel, Gilbert de Knovill, … touching vagabonds … (S) CPRs.

1/29/1306, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Martyn, Gilbert de Knovill, … co. Devon … (S) CPRs.

3/17/1306 at Exeter, Creditor: Sir William Martyn, and Eleanor, his wife [of Devon]. Amount: 26m. (S) UKNA.

6/22/1307, William Martyn justice in the county of Stafford. (S) CPRs.

2/25/1308, William present at the coronation of King Edward II.

10/10/1308, IPM of Geoffrey de Caumvill [William’s stepfather]. Devon: … The manors of Toustock, Fremyngton, Bovy Tracy, Nymet Tracy, and Barnastapel, a fifth part of the manor of Toryton, and the hamlet of Nymet St. George (extents given), including rents in the hamlets of Lu and Kylmyngton, held, by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Maud de Campvill sometime his wife … William Martyn, aged 50 and more, is son and next heir of the said Maud. (S) CIsPM.

1310, William chosen as one of the Lords Ordainer of Reform. [A group of 8 earls  11 bishops, and 13 barons.]

6/16/1310, Licence for William Martyn, the elder, to grant to Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, and Joan his wife (William’s daughter), the manor so Blakedon, co. Somerset, … Langare, … co. Devon, … 3,000 acres of wood in the manor of Holun, … (S) CPRs.

7/8/1310, Pardon, at the instance of William Martyn, to William de Beaumund for breaking prison at Exeter. (S) CPRs.

1313-14, William Martyn and Eleanor his wife to grant messuages, land, and rent in Beer and Worlington to John Chartray for life, with remainder to Henry son of the grantors and the heirs of his body. (S) UKNA. [Henry must have died young since he is not named in the 1390 inquest. See Family notes.]

10/22/1315, William Martyn, justice of South Wales. (S) CPRs.

1318, Hugh de Courtenay, William Martyn, John Stonore and William Bourne are to be appointed to inquire into various oppressions by the tin-miners of Devon. (S) UKNA.

1320, William a Trier of Petitions at parliament.

1321, Wiliam ordered to abstain from attending “Good Peers” meetings of the Earl of Lancaster.

1321, William and Eleanor conveyed lands to their son William.

11/30/1321, Writ of aid for Hugh de Courtenay and William Martyn in Cornwall and Devon to assemble, if necessary, all the horse and foot against the king’s insurgents. (S) CPRs.

12/10/1322, Commitment during pleasure to William Martyn of the keeping of the castle of Heleie with the park and other appurtenances, the town of Botteleye, the manor of Tunstall and 2 parts of the manors of Endon and Horton, co. Stafford, late of Nicholas Daudele. (S) CFRs. [On the death of his widowed daughter Joan.]

7/14/1323, William given the properties of 1322 to hold during the minority of his grandson James (5910466) rendering £100 yearly. (S) CFRs.

1324, William a commander appointed to defend the shores of Cornwall and Devon.

1324, William, baron of Barnstaple, died.

10/8/1324, Writ for IPM of William Martyn. South Wales: The country of Kemmeys, including the castle and town of Neuport … William his son, aged 30, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM. [See IPM of son for list of other counties.]

(S) The Archaeological Journal, 1880, P72. (S) History of the Hundred of Carhampton, Savage, P471.  (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P32.

Family notes:

·         5/11/1390, IPM of Ralph de Basset of Drayton, knight. Devon: Loretta late countess of Leicester [no children], gave the under-mentioned manor [Toustoke] to Maud (189134935) her niece, daughter of William de Brause (121685152) her brother, to hold to her and the heirs of her body. From the said Maud the manor descended to Joan [recte Eve (94567467)] her daughter and heir, and from Joan [recte Eve] to William Martyn (ii below), knight, her son (recte grandson) and heir, who took to wife a certain Margaret. From William the manor, with other lands of his, descended to Joan and Eleanor his daughters (recte sisters) and heirs, who after his death assigned the manor to the said Margaret, to hold in dower by endowment of the said William. Afterwards a partition was made between the said Joan (11820933) and Eleanor of the reversion of the said manor as well as of the other lands &c. late of the said William, and the reversion of the manor was allotted to Eleanor (iii below). … Eleanor died also without heir of her body, where-upon the right to the reversion descended to Joan (11820933) her sister; and from Joan it descended to James Daudelee (5910466) her son and heir. (S) CIsPM.

Children of John and Eleanor:

i. John de Mohun (60844548), born 1270 in England.

Children of William and Eleanor: [2 sons, 2 daughters]

i. Joan Martin (11820933), born ~1290 in England.

ii. Eleanor Martin, born ~1292 in England.

By 1326, Eleanor married Philip de Columbariis. (S) IPM of her brother William.

iii. William Martin, born 1294 in England.

William married Margaret, d/o John de Hastings (5910050).

11/11/1324, Order to John de Hampton, escheator in the counties of Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, Salop and Stafford, and the march of Wales adjacent, to deliver to William Martyn, son and heir of William Martyn, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.

1326, William died.

4/4/1326, Writ for IPM of William son of William Martyn. London: Sholane in the Ward of Farndon without. A garden and 7 shops … Eleanor his sister, the wife of Philip de Columbariis, and James, son of Nicholas Daudele [alias de Audelegh] and Joan another sister are his next heirs. (S) CIsPM. [IPMs also in Pembroke, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Wales, Cornwall.]