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Baron John de Molyns & Egidia Mauduit

 2955088.  Baron John de Molyns & 2955089. Egidia Mauduit

~1300, John born in Southampton, England, s/o 5910176. Vincent de Moleyns & 5910177. Isabel ?.

~1305, Egidia born in Buckinghamshire, England, heiress & d/o 5910178. John Mauduit & 5910179. Margaret de Pogeys.

[––Egidia & John Blacket––]

~1313, Egidia married to Sir John Blacket. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V2, 1908, Dinton.

9/1322 at Newcastle, Bond of John de Styrchesleye, knight, to John de Molyns of Aulton for payment of 40s. yearly for the life of John de Molyns.

10/1322, John de Molyns [supposedly] aided and abetted in the murder of Peter Poges and his family at Stoke manor. [Peter is the maternal uncle and family heir of his future wife Egidia.]

~1325, John married to Egidia of Buckinghamshire.

8/28/1325, “John Mauduit of Somerford to settle the manor of Whitley (Wilts.), …, with remainder to John de Molyns, Egidia [Gille] his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, …” (S) CPRs.

9/2/1325, John de Molyns has letters nominating James de Molyns … his attorneys [going beyond seas on the king’s service]. (S) CPRs.

10/20/1325, Power to John bishop of Winchester and John de Britannia, earl of Richemund, to prorogue the truce with John duke of Brittany, … this patent was delivered by the Chancellor to John de Molyns … (S) CPRs.

10/14/1326, “Rec. of case of John Molyns, charged with counselling William Boyvile and Nicholas Firkeloc to kill Peter Pugeys and his son and heir John at Stoke Pogeys.” (S) UKNA.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1327, On the death of Robert Poges, her maternal grandfather [her mother already deceased] ‘Gille’ inherited her mother’s half share of the family estate.

1328-29, Egidia’s husband John Blacket died.

[––John & Egidia––]

1328-29, John married Egidia.

9/24/1329, John Molyns, going beyond seas on the king’s service in the company of William de Monte Acuto, has letters nominating … (S) CPRs.

7/1330, John de Molyns indicted for aiding and abetting in the murder of Peter Poges and his family at Stoke manor in 10/1322. John was acquitted by a jury of Stoke Hundred. [Peter is Egidia’s maternal uncle, and family heir.]

10/19/1330, John with William de Montacute in support of Edward III made a night raid on the Castle of Nottingham, taking Roger Mortimer, Earl of March, prisoner.

3/28/1331, Pardon to John de Molyns, king’s yeoman, for entering Nottingham Castle with others armed, and being present when Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, was arrested, and for adherence to the Despensers; with general pardon. (S) CPRs. [Roger de Mortimer the lover of King Edward’s mother, Queen Isabella.]

4/13/1331, Writ for IPM of Robert Pogeys. Buckingham: Stoke. The manor, … by service of 2.5 knights’ fees, … Giles (Egidia) the wife of John de Molyns, aged 22 years, Joan the wife of Bartholomew Galyen, aged 28 years, and Alice the wife of William de Langelee, aged 32 years, are his next heirs. (S) CIsPM. [Robert died in 1327.]

8/8/1331, Exemption for life, of John de Molyns, king’s yeoman, from being put on assizes, juries, … against his will. (S) CPRs.

10/12/1331, Order to Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices … manor of Stoke, co. Buckingham, … to view the petition of John de Molyns and Egidia his wife, now lords of that manor … that they ought to have the said liberty as of Egidia's right, and that all her ancestors had the same time out of mind … (S) CFRs.

12/23/1331, Grant, for life, to John de Molyns, king’s yeoman, that he shall hold his houses in the manors of Stoke Pugeys and Ditton, co. Buckingham, quit of livery … to crenellate the dwelling houses of the said manors. (S) CPRs.

3/22/1332, Grant to the king's yeoman, John de Molyns, for good service, of the keeping of the manor of Dachet, co. Buckingham, for 7 years. (S) CFRs.

1332, John, a member of the court of King Edward III and a Gentleman of the King’s Privy Chamber.

5/21/1333, “John Mauduyt of Somerford and Agnes his wife to enfeoff … with remainder to John de Molyns, Egidia his wife, …” (S) CPRs.

1333, The manor of Weston Molyns [or Turville] passed to John de Molyns.

1/23/1334, Licence for John de Molyns and Egidia his wife to crenellate the site of the manor of Weston Turvill, co. Buckingham. (S) CPRs.

1/31/1335, “Petitioners: Thomas West. …  John de Molins and Egidia his wife …” (S) UKNA.

6/5/1335, John, son and heir of Sir John Blaket, knight, to John de Molyns and Egidia his wife and the heirs of John de Molyns of all his manor of Adinton, co. Buckingham, with the advowson of the church, knight's fees, services and other appurtenances thereof. (S) CCRs. [John Blaket, knight, previous husband of Egidia.]

6/24/1335, John, with King Edward III, leaving from Carlisle, ravaged towns throughout Scotland. Edward was supported by Edward Balliol of Scotland, launching a 2nd attack from Berwick.

8/15/1335, The Scots requested a peace meeting with King Edward.

8/4/1336, Grant to John de Molyns that he may hold the wardship of the lands late of John de Wodehill with the marriage of John his son. (S) CFRs.

12/4/1336, John granted the marriage of John son and heir, or other heir, of John de Wodehill [Wahull], … (S) CPRs.

4/1/1337, Appointment of John de Molyns to survey the king’s castles, towns, … in the Isle of Wyght, co. Southampton, Holdernessse, co. York, and elsewhere … war-horses and other great horses, to order these … (S) CPRs.

6/23/1337, Grant in fee, with the assent of the council, to John de Molyns, for his assiduous attendance at the king’s side … (S) CPRs.

9/1/1337, Mandate to John de Molyns, steward of the king’s chamber, … (S) CPRs.

1337-38, John by charter given patronage of the Abbey of Burnham, founded by Richard, King of the Romans. John endowed the abbey with the condition that priests were to for the souls of himself, his wife Egidia, and for Vincent and Isabel de Moleyns, his parents.

2/16/1338, Licence for John de Molyns to enfeoff Robert de la Hay, … of the manors of Dachette, Fulmere and Brehull, co. Buckingham, Henle, co. Oxford and Henle, co. Surrey, … for the said John and Egidia his wife … with remainders … to John son of the said John de Molyns, and to William brother of the said John son of John, in tail male, … (S) CPRs.

5/15/1338, Confirmation of a grant by queen Philippa to John de Molyns … the manor of Langeleye Mareys … (S) CPRs.

1338, “…The king wishes John de Stonore, John de Molyns, Robert Parnyng, …, two or 3 of them, to be assigned as justices to inquire …” (S) UKNA.

4/30/1338, Order to discharge John de Molyns, Egidia his wife, and John their son, tenants of the manor of Weston Turvile, co. Buckingham, which belonged to William Turvile, afterwards to Nicholas Turvile. (S) CCRs.

4/12/1339, Release by John Fitz Bernard …, to Sir John de Molyns, knight, and Egidia his wife, William their son and his heirs, of all his right and claim in the manor of Adynton, co. Buckingham. (S) CCRs.

1339, John, Treasurer of the Chamber of the King, Marshall of the King’s Hawks & Falcons.

9/20/1339, John with King Edward, in a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon [in what is now far northern France.]

7/15/1339 at Antwerp, Pardon, in regard to his labours and charges in the king’s service … to John de Molyns, his heirs … of all his debts … and also of all accounts which his is bound to render of moneys received in those times for the king’s service as well beyond the seas as in England and Scotland. (S) CPRs.

11/1339, King Edward and the forces of King Philip neared each other at Brabant; however, King Philip retreated without engaging in battle. King Edward decided to attack Flanders.

1339, John created a Knight Banneret, and granted Cippenham manor.

12/12/1339, Grant in fee to John de Molyns … £100 yearly … for the support of his estate of banneret lately granted to him by the king. (S) CPRs.

2/1340, Having wintered in Hainault, and the costs of the war, totalling nearly £276,000, King Edward was forced to return to England, leaving hostages for some of the debts incurred.

4/1340, John de Molyns, knight, pl. John Mauduyt of Somerford, knight, and Agnes his wife, def. Manor of Lee and 16 messuages, 500a of land, 40a of meadow, 120a of pature, 30a of wood in … consideration £300. (S) Feet of Fines, 254/44/31. [John related to Egidia.]

6/22/1340, John de Molyns assigned £1000 of the county of Oxford for money that had been loaned to the king. (S) CPRs.

7-8/1340, Edward’s expeditionary force landed at Tournai and laid siege [unsuccessful]. John was not in this expeditionary force.

11/1340, King Edward unexpectedly returned to England.

11/3/1340, King Edward rode out to the abbey of St. Albans and demanded to see the rooms there. The king had the lock on the room of Sir John Molyns broken, and inside was ‘great riches and a great plenty of treasures’ which the King took into his possession. (S) Chronicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London, 1863, pp167-91.

12/1/1340, King Edward III, residing in the Tower, summoned Sir William Pole [to whom he owed the most money], Sir John Stonore, Sir Nicholas Beche, and Sir John Molyns; each put in a separate room in the tower. [John was believed to have been filling his pockets at the expense of the King, and in conspiracy with Archbishop John Stratford.] These events led Parliament to establish the “Peerage” system in England. [Blaming government officials for his debts, King Edward began a wide purge of persons.]

12/5/1340, Whereas for reasons very greatly affecting him and the business of the realm, the king lately ordered his kinsman, William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, constable of England, … to attach John de Molyns, knight, and bring him before him at the Tower of London without delay … the said John … broke from prison and escaped … (S) CPRs.

12/5/1340, King Edward held a great Christmas feast at John’s manor of Stoke for 3 days, and then went John’s manor of Ditton where he found armor for 80 men, and well as more treasure.

10/13/1341, The jurors found that Egidia, wife of John de Molyns, knight, had without any fraud or collusion pledged to William de Dallyng certain silver vessels, weighing in all £87 12s 1d sterling, including 4 "chargeours," 9 dishes, 48  salt-cellars, 1 large salt-cellar with cover, 4 smaller salt-cellars without covers, 3 fingerbowls, 6 plates called "Fruytdisshes," 2 jugs of 3 quarts each, 2 jugs of half a gallon each, 2 jugs of a quart and a half, 2 jugs of a quart, 2 white cups with covers of one set, 1 small ewer, 1 large plated cup with a cover embossed with vines, 1 round vessel with a cover called "Moricz" and 11 pieces of silver with one cover. (S) Cal. of Plea and Mem. Rolls of London, V1, 1926, mbr.18.

1341-44, John not to be seen for over 3 years. [60+ entries in CCRs about John’s properties and money taken into the King’s hands during these years.]

6/20/1344, John’s manors held of the King “for diverse causes.”

[During this time major issues surrounding Queen Philippa occurred: she funded a group to perform a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, and her brother, King of England, died without an heir. Queen Philippa later made John steward of all her lands. Likely the Queen was somehow involved in John’s ‘disappearance’ and return.]

8/5/1345, Order to deliver to John de Molyns, knight, the manors of Stokepugeis, Ditton, Dachet, Rudyng and Foulmere, in the king's hand for certain causes, with all the goods therein, which are in Henry's hand, in accordance with the king's grant, of his special favour. By letter of the secret seal called 'le Griffoun.' (S) CCRs. [Additional manors … restored in September.]

8/31/1345, All of John’s chattles were restored by the King [with some exceptions].

2/6/1346, Inspeximus and confirmation in favour of John de Molyns and his heirs, for their greater security against any manner of vexation or impleading in the future of the following [59 letters patent, and charters.] (S) CChRs, V5, 1916.

2/18/1346-7, John summoned to Council by writ.

1346, John de Moleyns holding the manor of Weston Turville, enfeoffed his son John de Molyns and his wife Joan for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to William the brother of the feoffee.

1346-7, “John de Moleyns, knight, to settle his manors of Cucklington, Stoke Trister, and Bayford, with the advowsons of their churches, on himself and Egidia his wife for life, with remainder to William his son and the heirs of his body.” (S) UKNA.

6/26/1346, Grant to John de Molyns that, from the present passage of the king beyond the seas until his return to England, he shall not be put in any office … against his will. (S) CPRs.

4/2/1348, Enrolment of release by Isabel daughter of Sir John Blaket, knight, to Sir John de Molyns and Gile, his wife, … Witnesses: Sir Richard de la Vache (5910470), Sir Philip Buktot, knights, … (S) CCRs.

1348, Isabella, d/o Sir John Blacket, deceased, released to Sir John de Molyns all her right in the manor of Ilmere. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V1, Lipscomb, P289. [Sir John s/o Sir John Blaket, Egidia’s 1st husband.]

3/5/1349, Eleanor late the wife of John de Wodhull, knight, acknowledges that she owes to John de Molyns, knight, and Egidia his wife, 500 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Bedford. (S) CCRs. [And John owes Eleanor the same amount. This is usually associated with a marriage contract.]

9/29/1351, Licence for John de Molyns and Egidia, his wife, to grant to Roger de Bello Campo, Sibyl his wife, … (S) CPRs.

12/4/1352, Whereas … indicted … done in Queen Philippa’s park in Haveryng atte Boure … as John de Molyns, her steward, has testified … (S) CPRs.

4/27/1353, Wheras Walter de Mauny, knight, … granted to John de Molyns, knight, … manor of Chardesle, … with remainders in tail male to William, his son, and to John brother of the said William, who has since died without heir male of his body, … (S) CPRs.

1353, John “in such esteem with Queen Philippa that she made him Steward of all her lands and lordships, with power to supervise her Castles, and to repair them, in case of need.”

2/18/1355, Whereas Adam atte Hache has been divers times indicted before John de Molyns and his fellows, justices lately appointed for divers trespasses at Haveryng atte Boure, co. Essex, … (S) CPRs.

3/14/1357, John imprisoned in Nottingham castle, Egidia in Cambridge castle.

8/18/1357, To the Keepers of the lands of John de Molyns, in the King’s hands. Order to pay to William de Molyns, son of the said John, 50 marks for the maintenance of John and Egidia his wife, and of the said William and Margaret his wife. (S) CCRs.

9/24/1359, Because the king that John de Moluns, ‘chivaler,’ now detained in the prison of Notingham castle, shall stay henceforth with his wife Egidia in safe keeping in Cambridge castle, his has appointed William de Molyns, son of the said John, … to receive him … bring him to Cambridge castle … (S) CPRs.

10/1359, William de Molyns and others in the forest of Clare [Buckingham] met John Watche, who had divers rolls and muniments touching the lord king both concerning divers articles of which John de Molyns was indicted before the lord king. And when they saw that John Watche had with him those documents and that Watche was a minister and of counsel against John de Molyns, they threatened him. From fear Watche swore that he would be of counsel and aid of the John de Molyns. Thereafter they broke into a royal manor and into the tower "ubi secreta dicti Johannis extiterunt". (S) King’s Council, T1359 A.

3/10/1360, John died. (S) CCRs, 11/17/1361.


6/4/1360, The king ordered £20 yearly to be restored to Egidia with the issues thereof taken since her husband's death. (S) CCRs, 11/17/1361.

6/30/1360, General pardon to Egidia late the wife of John de Molyns. (S) CPRs.

6/4/1361, Order to cause 2/3rds of 2/3rds of the manor of Bampton co. Oxford to be restored to Egidia who was wife of John de Molyns … (S) CCRs.

10/26/1364, Order to seize into the king’s hand the manor of Wendovere, co. Buckingham … ordered the said sheriff to warn Egidia late the wife of John de Molyns, who (que) was said to hold the manor, to be in the Chancery … (S) CFRs.

1/21/1367, Egidia died. (S) IPM of Egidia.

1/26/1367, IPM of Gilles (Egidia) late the wife of John de Molyns. Wilts.: La Boxe. The manor, held for life jointly … with reversion to William son of the said John … She died on 21 January, 40 Edward III. Buckingham: She held the premises for life by a fine levied in the king’s court to her and John de Molyns her late husband, with remainders to John their son and the heirs male of his body, and to William, brother of the said John son of John. Because the said John brother of William died without heir male of his body, after the death of John and Gilles [Egidia] all the premises shall remain to William … William de Molyns, knight, aged 23 [See William below] years and more, is her son and heir. … Aston Bernard and Ilmere. The manors, … Heir as above, aged 21 years and more. (S) CIsPM.

2/26/1367, Order to escheator of Buckingham … Egidia late the wife of John de Molyns held in chief in fee tail on the day of her death the manors of Aston Bernard and Ilmere, co. Buckingham, by the service of being the king's falconer, … and that William de Molyns, knight, is their son and next heir, and of full age,—to deliver the manors to the said heir, as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.

(S) Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, 1899, P337. (S) First Fall of Sir John Molyns, Buck. Arch. Soc., Elvey, P194. (S) 8 Papers Relating to Claims to the Baronies of Botreaus, 1870, P31, P103. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V2, 1908, Weston Turville.

Child of John and Egidia:

i. John de Molyns, born 1330 in Lincolnshire, England.

1/20/1339, The manor of Clippenham … And after the decease of Reynold de Cobham the manor shall remain to John de Molyns, knight, … after the decease of John the manor shall remain to John, son of the same John de Molyns, … In default of such heirs, successive remainders (1) to William, brother of the same John, son of John. (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/19/82, number 2.

John married Joan ? (15211387).

1346-47, John died. [Widow Joan married Michael de Poyninges (15211386) and held the manor until her death in 1369.]

ii. William de Moleyns (1477544), born 1332 in Lincolnshire, England.

IPM of Egidia says William (b.1344, obvious keying error, William alive in 1339.) 1352, William of full age.

iii. Eleanor de Molyns, born ? in England.

Eleanor married to John de Wahull, s/o John, heir & s/o 2110848. Baron John de Wahull & 2110849. Isabel Drokenesford.

10/31/1348, John’s father died. (S) Writ for IPM of 11/3/1348.

6/26/1357, John, ‘chivalier’, died.

3/1/1358, Commitment to … keeping of the manors of Langeford and Wodhull … John (b.1343, d.1357), son and heir of John de Wodhull, now deceased (defunctus), who took to wife Eleanor daughter of John de Molyns, … the said Eleanor has given the king to understand that the feoffments were made with his licence, … (S) CFRs. [Her daughters, Elizabeth age 3, Eleanor age 2.]

3/5/1349, Eleanor late the wife of John de Wodhull, knight, acknowledges that she owes to John de Molyns, knight, and Egidia his wife, 500 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Bedford. (S) CCRs.

3/7/1349, Enrolment of grant by Eleanor late the wife of Sir John de Wodhull, knight, to her father Sir John de Molyns and to Gile his wife, her mother, of a yearly rent of £300 to be received for her life of her manors of Wodhull and Langeford, co. Bedford.

12/1/1375, Elizabeth died, never having remarried.

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