243381890. John Beke & 243381891. Eva Grey
~1230, John born in England, s/o §Walter de Bek.
8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships to suppress a rebellion.
5/8/1254, Protection with clause volumus for the following who are going with the queen to the king in Gascony, for so long as they are there on the king’s service … John Bek. (S) CPRs.
8/12/1254, King Henry’s retinue in camp at Bordeaux, France.
9/18/1254 at Bordeaux, France, Exemption at the instance of Simon de Bello Campo, of John Bek from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions and from being made sheriff, coroner or other bailiff of the king, against his will. (S) CPRs.
11/20/1254, Henry’s retinue in camp at Orleans, France.
1/1255, King Henry and Queen Eleanor returned to England.
1255, John de Beke granted a weekly market and annual fair in July in Siplsby, Lincolnshire.
1259, John de Beke granted an annual Christmas fair in Siplsby, Lincolnshire.
5/14/1264, King Henry captured at the battle of Lewes, “at the Mill of the Hide”; Simon de Montfort effectively ruling England.
1264, Simple protection without clause … John de Bek. (S) CPRs.
8/4/1265, Lord Edward defeated Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham; ending the barons’ revolt in England.
2/24/1266, Commission to John le Moine, John Bek and Alexander de Monte Forti to enquire by jury of the parts of Hoyland who hold lands defended from the sea … bound to repair … (S) CPRs.
5/15/1268, Grant to John Bek of all the lands of Robert de Hadesacre in Ridindone who was against the king in the dusturbance lately had in the realm. (S) CPRs.
9/1270, Simon de Veer to Roger de Veer his uncle … witnesses, Henry de Lacy, Gregory de Cantilupo, John de Bek, … knights … (S) CChRs, 7/13/1271.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
10/16/1274, Appointment of Fulk Lovel, archdeacon of Colchester, and John Bek, to enquire, in the presence of 4 good men of Flanders, elected to hear inquisitions and proofs of losses inflicted upon Flemish merchants by reason of the late contentions … (S) CPRs.
6/15/1275, Appointment … to levy debts of Flemings … as they shall be directed by Fulk Lovel and John Bek. (S) CPRs.
6/20/1275, Appointment of John Bek to the custody, during pleasure, of the lands of Thomas de Mareseye, knight, … (S) CPRs.
5/15/1276, Licence for John Bek to enclose and crenellate his dwelling place of Eresby, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
9/1277, Sir John de Bek the 1st witness to a charter of Henry de Lascy. (S) Ancienct Charters, Clitheroe, 1851, P12.
1/12/1278, Appointment to … to hear … the pleas of the merchants of England and Flanders in place of John Bek, … who will not be able to be present. (S) CPRs.
3/27/1279, Commission to John Bek and William de Wylegheby to deliver the gaol of Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
4/28/1279, Mandate to John Bek and his fellows, justices, to hear and determine pleas of coin, … (S) CPRs.
4/24/1280, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Bek and William de Wilegheby, on complaint by …. At Skidebrok, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
11/1/1281, Acknowledgment before the king … of the receipt from John Bek of 28£ 14s 6d, … (S) CPRs.
1282, John de Bek, Thomas de Burgo, … knights, [witnessed to an agreement between the priors of Ponefract and Monk-Bretton.] (S) History of Pontefract, Fox, 1927, P67.
9/28/1282, John Bek to hear a case between merchants of England and Flanders with Edmund, earl of Cornwall, in London. (S) CPRs.
12/28/1282, Acknowledgment by … in the king’s court … of the receipt from John Bek of 14£ 7s 3d, … (S) CPRs.
1283, Sir John de Bek witnessed a charter of Henry de Lascy. (S) Ancienct Charters, Clitheroe, 1851, P12.
10/13/1283, John Bek, keeper of the manor of West Rasen, … (S) CPRs.
8/16/1289, To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order not to arrest … whereof he was indicted before John de Beck’ and Richard de Holebrock … Norman de Arcy … have mainperned to have him before the king. (S) CCRs.
2/8/1290, Commission … burning of Boston fair, … in the room of John Bek and Richard de Holebrok. (S) CPRs.
9/1294, Wexford. John de Bek and Nicholas le Black, collectors of Rosponte. (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Ireland, 1881, P75.
9/12/1296, Protection for 1 year for John Bek, staying with the treasurer of Scotland in Scotland on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.
7/20/1297, John Bek made a grant in mortmain to the abbot and convent of Kirkestede of rent in Wadingworth, in exchange for rent in …. (S) CPRs.
12/21/1298, Comfirmation of a grant made by Philip de Chauncy before his transfretation into Gascony to John Bek of the manor of Cotes by Bloyngbrok, for 6 years. (S) CPRs.
4/1300, York. Reginald de Assheburn, clerk, plaintiff, vs. John de Bek, deforciant. Grant, on a plea of covenant … in Swerkeston and Hulton … (S) Journal of Derbyshire, Vs13-16, 1892, P3.
1301, John, lord of Eresby, wrote his will leaving Eresby to his grandson Robert de Willoughby.
9/29/1302, Sir John de Bek witnessed a charter of Henry de Lascy.
1303-4, John, lord of Ersby and Spilsby, Lincolnshire; and Hellifield, Yorkshire, died.
· John Bek’s brothers were Bishop Anthony Bek, Lord Bishop of Durham, and Archbishop and Patriarch of Jerusalem [elected 1283, attended the 1270 crusade with King Edward I, died 3/3/1311]; and Bishop Thomas Bek of St. David’s [died 1293]. John’s sister Margaret married Goeffrey de Thorpe.
· Eva Grey, niece of Walter Grey, archbishop of York, John de Gray the Elder of Eaton in Norfolk.
· John Bek appears in many records in many years as a justice.
Children of John and Eva:
i. Alice Bek (121690945), born ~1250 in England.
ii. Walter Bek, born ? in England.
1310, Alice Bek, sister and coheir of Walter Bek, with her sister Margaret, married to Richard Harcourt, s/o Sir William Harcourt of Stanton, co. Oxon. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Banks, 1844, P122.
iii. Margaret Bek, born ? in England.
Aft. 1278, Margaret married Richard Harcourt. (S) Magna Carta nacestry, Richardson.
Bef. 1291, Margaret died.
Child: John Harcourt.