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Monday, August 10, 2020

Lord John de Verdun & Margery de Lacy & Eleanor de Bohun

 9994760. Lord John de Verdun & 9994761. Margery de Lacy & 11820099. Eleanor de Bohun

1226, John born in Ireland, s/o 94559106. Theobald le Botiller & 94559107. Roesia de Verdun.

~1227, Margery [Margaret] born in England, d/o 9994874. Gilbert de Lacy & 9954823. Isabel le Bigod.

~1232, Eleanor born in England, d/o 47279584. Humphrey de Bohun & 47279585. Maud de Eu.

1240, Margery co-heiress to her grandfather, Walter de Lacy; inheriting half of Weobley barony, and half of the lordship of Meath.

[––John & Margaret––]

Bef. 4/20/1242, John, knt. of Alton, Staffordshire, married Margaret de Lacy of Dulek. (S) PhD Thesis, P111.

By 6/13/1244, Maud (4997437) and her sister Margery (9994761) had the lands of their father partitioned. (S) PhD Thesis, P111.

By 5/3/1247, After the death of his mother, John had taken possession of the family estates by a fine of 13,000 marks.

5/1248, John granted protection to go to Ireland. [John’s older brother, Theobald, the family heir had just died.]

5/23/1251, Simple protection for 2 years from Michaelmas for John de Verdun, gone to Ireland. (S) CPRs.

12/28/1252, John held Wrthinton manor in Leicester.

5/30/1253, John de Verdun granted protection to go to Gascony with the king. (S) CPRs.

8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships to quell a rebellion. King Henry eventually made a treaty with Alphonso X. The entourage then traveled to Paris to meet with the King Louis IX.

1/1255, King Henry and his retinue returned to England.

1256, Margery died.


1256, There was “a great meeting between Aedh O Conchobhair and John de Verdun at Ballyleague (county Roscommon)”. (S) PhD Thesis, P82.

4/23/1257, John de Verdun one of those pledging for Master William de Bagepuz, king’s clerk, being appointed escheator in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

8/17/1257, John granted protection to go to Wales.

6/15/1258, John de Verdun was granted free warren in his demesne manors in Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Wiltshire. (S) PhD Thesis, P84.

6/28/1258, Geoffrey de Lusignan quit-claimed to Lord Edward 300 marks arrears of his annuity in Ireland, 200 marks of which was owed to him by John de Verdun. (S) PhD Thesis, P83.

1259, Lord Edward led King Henry’s campaign against Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffydd.

5/23/1259, Protection, with clause volumus, for John de Verdun gone to Ireland. (S) CPRs.

1260, John ordered by Henry III to keep his residence on the border to halt Welsh incursions.

1260, John partitioned the barony of Weobley, Herefordshire with Margery’s brother-in-law, Geoffrey de Geneville.

8/3/1260, Simple protection, until Easter, for John de Verdun, going to Ireland. (S) CPRs.

7/16/1261, John given letters of protection for accompanying lord Edward to Ireland. [Likely for his protection. King Henry was forced under the Provisions of Oxford by revolting barons led by Simon de Montfort.] (S) CPRs.

6/27/1262, Protection with clause, until Whitsunday, for John de Verdun, staying in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

[––John & Eleanor––]

~1262, John married 2nd Eleanor de Bohun. Her maritagium included the manor of Weldebernes in Essex.

1263, John de Verdun appointed keeper of Staffordshire and Shropshire.

10/17/1263, John de Verdun [one of many] to come to the king at Wyndesor with the horses and arms … (S) CPRs.

12/24/1263, John Fitz Alan, Roger de Mortimer, John de Verdun, James de Audeley, and Hamo le Strange named Keeper’s of Salop and Staffordshire. (S) CPRs.

1265, John summoned to the parliament of Simon de Montfort. [John did not likely attend.]

8/4/1265, Lord Edward (I) defeated Montfort’s army at the battle of Evesham, Worcester, ending the Baron’s Revolt and freeing his father, who was wounded. Montfort and 2 of his sons were killed. [Queen Eleanor had sent archers from her mother’s county of Ponthieu in France.] The town of Henley and the castle were burned down by Royalists.

8/1265, The Sunday after the battle, John de Verdun seized Gilbert de Ymeworth's lands in Surrey. Moving north and west, John seized the lands of Reynold le Canin at Suchot and crops and goods from lands belonging to Ralph Jocelin and Stephen Buterel at Stanewell (Middlesex), as well as the bishop of Winchester's manor of West Wycombe (Buckinghamshire). (S) PhD Thesis, P88.

9/14/1265, Simple protection, until Christmas, for John de Verdun. (S) CPRs.

10/17/1265, Grant to John de Verdun, houses in the street of Flete, late of John de Flete, the king’s enemy. (S) CPRs.

2/1/1266, Appointment of John de Verdun to defend the parts of the county of Worcester, as the king’s enemies who are holding out in the castle of Kenillewurth do not cease to make assaults, … (S) CPRs.

1266, John a part of the King’s forces that captured London.

1266, John raised forces in Worchestershire to attack the remaining barons in revolt at Kenilworth.

8/1/1266, In the Baron’s revolt, Sir Robert de Ferrers took John’s castle of Alveton, Leicestershire. [John loyal to the King.]

8/3/1266, Grant of John de Verdon to Sir Maurice son of Gerald and lady Agnes de Valencia his wife, … all his lands … which he had of the gift of the said Sir Maurice in Munster, … if the said Maurice predecease his wife having no heir by her, she is to keep the same for life, … Witnesses: Sir Edward and Sir Edmund, sons of Henry [III]; … (S) CPRs, 11/1/1299.

11/27/1266, Grant to John de Verdun of murage in aid of his town of Lodelawe for 5 years. (S) CPRs.

2/4/1268, Protection with caluse volumus for two years from Easter for John de Verdun [going to Ireland on his affairs]. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 1270, John required to provide candles to the Bishop of Salisbury. (S) Kings, Barons and Justices, Brand, 2003, P254.

7/16/1270, Protection, with clause volumus, for 4 years from Easter, for John de Verdun, a crusader, going with lord Edward in aid of the Holy Land. (S) CPRs.

7/25/1270, Exemption of John de Verdun, going to the Holy Land with Edward, the king’s son, from all common summons in the eyres of the justices both of the forest and for common pleas … (S) CPRs.

8/1270, John left with lord Edward for the 8th Crusade.

11/10/1270, The crusaders arrived in Tunis to find that French King Louis had died, the crusader forces had been decimated by disease, and King Charles of Sicliy, had already arranged a peace treaty with the emir of Tunis. The French fleet returned the next day.

1/15/1271, John witnessed a charter of the lord Edward in Sicily. [Staging area for ships supporting the crusades.]

1271, IPM in Shropshire and Herefordshire mentions John de Verdun's marriage to Margery de Lacy and lands with which he had enfeoffed his son, Nicholas. (S) PHD Thesis.

By 1272, John returned to England with others sent back by lord Edward. [Likely after a letter requesting Edward’s return from his aging father to help with administration of the country.]

5/13/1272, Protection with clause volumus, for 2 years … for John de Verdun, going to Ireland. (S) CPRs.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

5/1274, John died [allegedly being poisoned with 13 other knights], buried at Croxden abbey, Staffordshire. (S) PhD Thesis, P93.


1275, Eleanor de Verdun, late the wife of Sir John de Verdun to Richard de Bolitone, clerk: Grant, for his life, of a rent in their manor of Debden: (Essex). (S) UKNA.

10/17/1275, Writ for IPM of John de Verdun. Wilts.: Stok. The manor … Theobald, his son, is his next heir and of full age. Wivelesford in the hundred of Wonderdich. The manor … Leicester: Cotesbeche. The manor … Salop: Stok. The manor … Aldeleg. The manor … Stafford: … [lots of properties] … (S) CIsPM.

10/26/1275, Letters for Eleanor de Verdun nominating Robert Batail her attorney in Ireland for 2 years. (S) CPRs.

1275, Eleanor de Verdun granted a seal.

1275, Eleanor de Verdun to Edward I: petition against Theobald de Verdun concerning dower etc. (S) UKNA.

11/25/1275, Agreement between Lady Eleanor de Verdun and Sir Theobald de Verdun [stepson (4997380)] concerning her dower … [long list of properties.] (S) CCRs.

6/15/1276, Theobald de Verdun in a suit before the king between him and Eleanor, late the wife of John de Verdun, … (S) CCRs. [Over Eleanor’s dower lands in Ireland.]

By 1278, Eleanor settled land in Debden, co. Essex, on her daughter Maud and her husband John de Grey, and the heirs of Maud.

6/10/1278, Petition of the Household of Eleanor, widow of John de Verdun, state that she is mad and an imbecile, and is dowered … (S) UKNA.

6/22/1278, Enrolment of deed by John de Aveynes acknowledging that he is bound to Eleanor, late the wife of John de Verdun, in £100. (S) CCRs.

Eleanor died.

(S) Transactions – Bristol and Gloucestershire Arch. Soc., 1921, P97. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P850, P889. (S) The Verdun Family in England, Mark Hagger, Thesis for PhD, Univ. of St. Andrews, 1998.

Children of John and Margery: [4 sons]

i. Sir Nicolas de Verdon, born ? in Ireland.

Nicolas of Ewyas Lacie granted his parents share of the Lacy lands in England and Wales.

1271, Nicholas died; the lands returned to his father.

1288, … Nicholas de Verdun was formerly lord of the vill, … Theobald de Verdun the heir of Nicholas … (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire, V6, Pt1, 1885, m6.

ii. Thebaud de Verdun (4997380), born 1248 in England.

iii. John de Verdun, born ? in Ireland.

John, Lord of Weobley, married Eleanor ?.

10/13/1277, Pardon to John Verdun for the death of Robert de Kenilleworth. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 6/26/1295, John died, his son Thomas his heir. (S) CPRs.

3/17/1296, Grant, at the instance of Edmund the king’s brother, to Eleanor late the wife of John de Verdun, tenant in chief, that she may marry Richard de Breous. (S) CPRs.

iv. Thomas de Verdon, born ~1254 in Ireland.

Thomas of Staffordshire.

Children of John and Eleanor: [1 son, 1 daughter]

i. Maud de Verdun (5910049), born ~1263 in England.

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