30422628. Sir John de Norwich & 30422629. Margaret ?
~1300, John born in England, s/o 2498694. Sir Walter de Norwich & 2498695. Catherine de Hedersete.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
2/24/1319, Grant to John de Norwico, king’s yoeman, son of Walter de Norwico, if he shall survive his father, that he may hold, … for life the manors of Dalham and Bradefeld, co. Suffolk, formerly held by queen Margaret, which the king had granted to the said Walter for life subject to render of 50£ a year. (S) CPRs.
11/1320, John knighted.
7/1322, John given protection to serve with the king in Scotland.
10/14/1322, King Edward fought the battle of Byland [20 miles north of York] against Robert Bruce, and was nearly captured by the Scots invading south at Rievaulx abbey.
8/1324, King Edward began the “War of Saint-Sardos” with his brother-in-law King Charles of France.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
1/20/1328, John’s father died.
John married Margaret.
7/5/1329, John de Norwico, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Harnhull, knight, 250£. (S) CCRs, V1. [Sir John de Norwico, son of Sir Walter de Norwico, knight.]
10/14/1331, Pardon, at the request of Robert de Ufford, to John de Norwyco, knight, of a fine of 126 marks, for certain trespasses … (S) CPRs.
9/23/1334, Licence for the alienation in mortain by Katherine late the wife of Walter de Norwico and John son of Walter de Norwico to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity, Norwich, … (S) CPRs.
1/2/1335, Appointment of John de Norwico as captain and admiral of the king’s fleet of ship of Great Yarmouth and other ports … along the coast towards the north. (S) CPRs.
12/8/1335, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Norwico, knight, to the prior and convent of Great Massingham … Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
10/15/1336, Whereas the king lately commanded John de Norwico, admiral of his fleet … void see of Norwich … gift from the king among the masters and mariners of ships of Great Yarmouth … about to put to sea with the admiral … (S) CPRs.
3/1337, Sir John appointed lieuteant of Sir Oliver de Ingham as seneschal of Gascony.
8/27/1337, Reginald de Nairford, knight, going beyond the seas on the king’s service with John de Norwico. (S) CPRs.
11/1337, King Edward, claiming the throne of France through his mother, began the 100 Years War with the battle of Cadzand, a Flemish island. With 600 men-at-arms and 2000 archers they embarked on the Thames from London. On the third tide they left Margate for Cadsant. The locals and soldiers saw them coming. The French attached the ships with archers. The English landed with battle axes, sword and lances. Wryneck, Earl of Derby, s/o Henry of Lancaster, was wounded. The English archers then decimated the French. More than 3000 French soldiers were killed. Edward III had the village burnt before returning to England. (S) Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the adjoining countries …, Froissart, P31.
6/15/1339, [Referring to licence of 1334] … now the said Katharine and John being unable for certain legal impediments to assign these … have made petition for the alienation in mortmain … to the prior and convent of Massyngham … (S) CPRs.
9/20/1339, King Edward, with a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon [in what is now far northern France.]
11/11/1339, Grant, for good service done often in the duchy [of Aquitaine] and elsewhere, to John de Norwico of an annuity of 50 marks … (S) CPRs.
2/1340, John de Norwich accused of unlawful seizure of a Ghent merchant's ship near Great Yarmouth.
6/24/1340, John serving with King Edward, in a fleet of 200 ships, won the Battle of Sluys against the French. The French navy guarded an inlet used as an approach to the continent. In a 9-hour battle the English attacked 166 French ships at their moorings. From his flagship, the Thomas, Edward directed the attack making maximum use of his archers. Most of the French fleet and some Genoese ships were destroyed.
4/1342, John, baron Norwich, attended the Great Council.
1342, Admiral John de Norwich built Mettingham castle.
1/22/1343, Exemption for life of John de Norwico, knight, from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from appointment as mayor, sheriff, coroner, escheator or other bailiff or minister of the king, agains his will. (S) CPRs.
8/21/1343, Licence for John de Norwico to crenellate the dwelling-places of his manors of Metyngham, co. Suffolk, and Blakworth and Lyng, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
John’s mother died.
10/14/1343, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Norwico … good estate of him and Margery his wife … (S) CPRs. [Founding of the College of Raveningham, co. Norfolk. (S) Catalogue of the Stowe Manuscripts, 1895, P621.]
3/1/1344, Pardon to John de Norwico of 10 marks wherewith he made a fine for a licence to alienate land in mortmain … (S) CPRs.
8/20/1344, Commission … to keep the peace … to John de Norwico and John de la Rokele in the town of Norwich. (S) CPRs.
10/12/1344 at Norwich, John de Stratford, Archbishop of Canterbury,…, Sir Robert de Ufford, Earlof Suffolk, Sir John Bardolf, Lord of Wormgeye, Sir John de Norwich, …, Knights, were witnesses to an agreement of Richard Spynk, citizen of Norwich, to complete some work. (S) Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, V3, 1806.
7/7/1345, Pardon, at the request of the king’s kinsman, the earl of Derby, to John de Norwico, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.
2/1346, John as garrison commander at Engoulesme, France, was besieged by the duke of Normandy. When John’s provisions were running out he proposed a cessation of hostilities for Candlemas-day. John escaped with his garrison to Aiguillon. (S) A Complete History of England, V2, 1758, P464.
8/26/1346, John a banneret in the 1st division at the battle of Crecy. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V18, P55.
Aft. 1346, John’s son Walter died.
5/1347, John, 1 of 30 summoned to the king sithout delay with all their power.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
6/1/1348, Commission of oyer to John de Norwico, … co. Suffolk … . (S) CPRs.
3/24/1349, John de Norwico, king’s serjeant-at-arms. (S) CPRs.
2/20/1350, Commission of the peace, … Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, … John de Norwiche, … in the county of Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
11/2/1356, Licence, at the request of Queen Isabel, for the alienation in mortmain by John de Norwico to the prioress and convent of Brodholm of the advowson of the church of Warham, … (S) CPRs.
6/20/1358, John summoned to council.
2/6/1359, Commission to John de Norwico, … to make inquisition … county of Norfolk … (S) CPRs.
4/3/1360, Johanni de Norwico, lord Norwich, summoned to parliament.
8/26/1360, William de Morlee, staying in England … his attorney … John de Norwico received the attorney by writ. (S) CPRs.
8/15/1362, John died; buried at Ravingham.
6/15/1366, Margaret died, wardship of her lands held in dower granted to Thomas de Ufford, of the inheritance of John, son of Walter, son and heir of the said John de Norwico, which lands are extended 45£ 10s 11d yearly. (S) CPRs.
Child of John and Margaret:
i. Walter de Norwich (15211314), born ~1320 in England.