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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sir John de Birkin of Yorkshire & Johanna ?

189127106. Sir John de Birkin & 189127107. Johanna ?

~1180, John born in England, s/o 378254212. Adam fitz Peter & 378254213. Maud de Caux.
1186, John’s maternal grandfather died.
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
1207, John’s father died; John inheriting Falthwait through his mother. (S) Chartulary of St. John of Pontefract, 1902, P603.
1207, John de Birkin confirmed the gifts of his father to the monks of Pontefract. (S) Miscellanea – Thoresby Society, V41, 1954, P49. [At this time his wife is Johanna.]
1208, Maurice, grandson of Robert de Gant, sued John de Birkin for the vills of Cottingley, Cullingworth, Halton and Harden. (S) West Yorkshire, Moorhouse, 1981, P324.
1208-09, John de Birkin a witness to the Langbaurgh charter of Peter de Brus; an agreement with his Cleveland tenants. (S) The Brus Family, Blakely, 2005, P56.
1209, Maurice de Gant, the chief lord of Bingley, recognised the right of Thomas de Mohaut to hold 6 bovates in Marley from John de Birkin. (S) West Yorkshire, Moorhouse, 1981, P327.
1212, John de Birkin held inquests of the forests in the north of England. (S) Taxation in Medieval England, Mitchell, 1971, P73.
1213, William de Stapleton, a knight of John, constable of Chester, Jordan Foliot, John de Birkin, and 17 other knights are bound to King John for John’s payment of 7,000 marks dur from Robert his father. (S) Thoresby Society, Vs1-2, 1891, P514.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
8/1218, ‘Rex Willelmo de Tametun, Johanni de Birkin, … constituimus vos justiciarios nostros ad assisam nove dissaisine capiendam, …’ (S) CPRs.
1218-19, Walter de Percy claims from the prioress of Sinningthwaite two  bovates of arable with the appurtenances in Marton-le-Moor as his right etc., and those [bovates] in which the same prioress has no entry except through John de Birkin and his wife Agnes the mother of this Walter whose inheritance the land was, who made that gift to the prioress while the same Anges lay on her death-bed in the illness of which she died. (S) Baker and Milson Sources of English Legal History, Baker, 2010, P20.
1220, John de Birkin witnessed a charter of Amabilia, sister and heir of Jordan de Insula; a confirmation to the church of Selby. (S) Yorkshire Arch. Journal, V11, 1891, P461.
6/1221, ‘Johannes de Birkin, Marmaducus de Tueng, Willelmus de Tametun, Jordanus Heirun, constituti sunt justiciarii ad assisam nove dissaisine capiendam …’ (S) CPRs.
9/30/1221, Order to take into the king’s hand without delay all of the king’s demesne lands, namely those demesnes of which King John, the king’s father, was seised at the beginning of the war between him and his barons. John de Birkin, Robert de Percy, Marmaduke of Thwing and Nicholas Basset to support the sheriff of Yorkshire. (S) FRsHIII.
3/28/1223, Yorkshire. The prior and monks of Selby give the king 20 m. for having custody of their abbey for as long as it pleases the king with the lands, rents and other possessions of the same abbey, by the view of John of Birkin. … Order to John of Birkin to see that the prior and cellarer are to keep it, as aforesaid, and that the monks and servants of the house are to have their reasonable maintenance, as they are accustomed and ought to have it, without excess or waste. (S) FRsHIII.
1223, John de Birkin, sheriff of Yorkshire. (S) History and Antiquities of Selby, Morrell, 1867, P70.
7/1223, ‘Johannes de Birkin, Adam de Novo Mercato, … assignati sunt justiciarii ad assisam nove dissaisine capiendam …’ (S) CPRs.
1224, John’s mother died.
5/25/1224, To Robert of Lexington. John of Birkin, heir of Matilda de Caux, has made fine with the king by 300 m. for his relief of the lands formerly of Matilda that fall to John by inheritance, and, similarly, for having custody of the forest of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, which falls to him by inheritance, and the king has taken his homage. (S) FRsHIII.
1225, Eboracum. {Robertus de Ros, J. constabularius Cestrie, tamquan superiores, Adam de Novo Mercato, Johannes de Birkin, … } in crastina medie quadragesime … (S) CPRs.
1225, John de Birkin witnessed a grant from William de Nevill to Richard de Mirfield of a bovate of land in Lepton. (S) Yorkshire Arch. Journal, 1882, P410.
1227, Idem … assisam nove dissaisine capiendam … Galfridus Pincerna aramiavit versus Johannem de Birkin … (S) CPRs.
Bef. 10/22/1227, John died. (S) Coucher Book of the Cistercian Abbey of Kerkstall, 1904, P1.

Family notes:

·         John appeared in numerous charters by his father, giving consent to the alienation of family property. (S) Rievaulx Abbey, Jamroziak, 2005, P97.
·         Agnes de Flamvile is sometimes given as wife of John. Agnes was the wife of John de Birkin, uncle of this John. (S) Thoresby Society, V9, 1899, P49. [The records earlier than 1207 of ‘John de Birkin’ are assumed to be that of this John.]

Children of John and Johanna:
i. Thomas de Birkin, born ? in England.

Thomas married Joan ?.
Bef. 10/22/1227, Nottinghamshire. Thomas of Birkin, son and heir of John of Birkin, has made fine with the king by 200 m. for having seisin of the lands formerly of John that fall to him by hereditary right, with the bailiwick of the forest of Sherwood. (S) FRsHIII.
By 9/1230, Thomas died; his sister Isabel his heir. [The following December, Henry de Lonchamps gave 50 marks the marriage of Thomas’ wife Joan.] (S) FRsHIII.

ii. Isabel de Birkin (94563553), born ~1210 in England.