~1175, John born in England, s/o §§Odo Russell. (S) Genealogical and Family History of Northern NY, V2, Cutter, 1910, P714.
~1175, Rohesian born in England, d/o 486764288. Doun Bardolf & 486764289. Beatrice de Warren.
1186, On the death of Aaron the Jew of Lincoln, John’s debt [possibly accrued by his father] to Aaron became a debt to the crown.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England.
Rohesia 1st married to Henry de la Pomerai [his 2nd.]
1195-6, Henry de la Pomerai died.
1197-8, King Richard defeated Philip II near Gisors, 20 miles northwest of Paris.
1199, John, recently knighted, a sergeant in the household of King Richard I.
3/26/1199, King Richard mortally wounded at Chalus-Chabrol by a crossbowman shooting from the castle tower.
5/27/1199, King John succeeded Richard I as King of England.
1199, John a sergeant in the household of King John.
8/18/1199, King John allied his French barons against France by the Treaty of Chateau Gaillard. (S) Studies in Peerage, Round, 1901, P177.
1200, John Russell of Kingston Russell, Dorset, claimed lands in Upoteri Ascumbe and Stockleigh, co. Devon, in right of his wife against Henry De la Pomerai.
5/1200, King John signed a peace treaty with King Philip II of France, which required the payment of 20,000 marks.
1200, Sir John rendered his account for his debt to Aaron of £12 14s 8d, and paid into the Exchequer on account the sum of 20s; given respite for the rest of the debt.
1201, King John seized the country of La Marche on behalf of his new Queen Isabella; attacking Lusignan castles in Aquitane.
[––John & Rohesia––]
John married Rohesia.
1201-2, John Russell gave 50 marks for licence to marry Rohesia [actually a fine for marrying without licence], the sister of Doun Bardolf. [Rohesia sometimes given as d/o Thomas Bardulf (brother of Doun) & Adela Corbet. This Thomas died without heirs in 1198, his brother Doun paying £500 for his lands.]
8/1/1202, King John rescued his mother trapped in Mirebeau castle in Anjou, France. She was beseiged by his cousin Arthur, who John’s brother Richard had designated as his heir.
5/1205, John summoned by King John with ‘horses and arms.” [Ranulph, Earl of Chester, who was aligned with Gwenwynwyn of Powys in Wales, who was engaged in war against William de Broase. King John forced a peace agreement.]
1207-08, Sir John rendered his account for £5 12s8d.; and paid 6 marks on the debt; receiving a writ for quittance for the remainder. John also paid 8 ½ marks, leaving a balance of 5 marks, on the debt he owed for the marriage to Rohesia.
6/6/1210, Sir John with King John as he launched successful attacks in Ireland. [King John launched 700 ships in the attack, and used 10 knights as personal bodyguards in this campaign.]
1211, Dorset. “John Russell holds Kingston for half a hide of land from the Lord King from the time of William the Bastard, sometime King of England through the serjeanty of being marshall of the king's buttery at Christmas and at Pentecost.”
1211 in Wales, King John defeated Llywelyn ap Iorwerth.
1211, John Russell acquired the manor of Little Bedwyn, newly subinfeudated from the royal manor of Bedwyn, Wiltshire.
7/10/1212, A great fire swept through London, on the south side of the river, killing about 3000.
9/1212, John in military service. Llywely ap Iorwerth recovered the lands lost to King John in Wales. During the Welsh rebellion, King John hanged 28 Welsh hostages, including a 7-year-old boy.
1213, John awarded the advowson of Puleham church in Dorset.
1213-14, Sir John summoned for military service.
1214, John and Rohesia his wife claimed [Rohesia in dower as widow of Henry de la Pomerai] to present to the church of Stockleigh against the abbot of Valle.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.
5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John [on his death] as King of England.
1/13/1217, John Russell and Henry de Cornhill, king’s stewards, to William Marshal, earl of Pembroke: certificate of Homage [to King Henry] of Ralph de Bolebec. (S) UKNA.
1217, Sir John received a summons for 1 knight’s service [of 115 total] to muster at Newark castle for the siege of Lincoln.
5/20/1217, William Marshall defeated Prince Louis’ forces at Lincoln.
9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and some land exchanges, Prince Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown.
1217-22, John Russell, steward to Ralph de Neville, chancellor: on behalf of William Urnaven, bearer; the respite of payment for an inquest. (S) UKNA.
Bef. 1218, The marriages of Hawyse and her older sister Isabel granted to John Russell of Kingston Russel. John married Isabel to his heir Ralph. John Russel sold the marriage of Hawise to John de Botreaux.
1218, King Henry III commands his chamberlain to give to 5 of the king’s knights, including John Russell, “5 robes of green or burnet, namely a tunic and mantle with supertunics of fine linen.” (S) CCRs.
5/17/1220, King Henry formally crowned at Westminster abbey by archbishop Stephen Langton.
6/15/1220 at York, King Henry III and King Alexander II of Scotland entered into a peace treaty … witnessed by [many including] ‘Johannes Russel … sworn themselves to enforce in good faith this same matter which the archbishop and bishops have promised in a word of truth …’
9/1220, John sent to La Rochell, Normandy, to receive King Henry’s sister Joan, who was being held by Hugh X de Lusignan [who had been bethrothed to now Queen Isabel of England before King John married her; and who was bethrothed to Joan by King John; but was now married to widow Queen Isabel; while holding Joan as hostage for the dower rights of the Queen.]
10/6/1220, It is commanded of Hugh de Lusignan that he should come to the Lord King in England and that he should bring with him the sister [Joan] of the Lord King and if he is unable to bring her with him then he should release her in the town of La Rochelle to John Russell, Ralph Gernun and Godfrey de Craucumb, or to two of those if the same three are not present at the same time. (S) CPRs.
11/1220, John Russell, steward to Henry III, and his councillors: a meeting with the count of La Marche; the king’s sister has been handed over at La Rochelle. (S) UKNA.
1221, Sir John Russell in custody of Corfe castle.
8/1/1221, Pledges of Robert de Muscegros for rendering 100m. at Michaelmas in the fifth year: John Russell, 20m. Richard de Muscegros, father of the same Robert, 20m. … Richard de Muscegros, the first-born of the same Robert, 20m. Richard de Muscegros junior, 20m. (S) FRsHIII.
12/30/1223, The household knights, John Russell and Ralph Gernun, surrendered the castles of Sherbourn and Corfe, and the sheriffdoms of Somerset and Dorset. (S) Minority of Henry II, Carpenter, 1990, P327.
1223-24, Sir John Russell sheriff of Somerset.
1224, Sir John Russell in custody of Corfe and Sherborne castles in place of Peter de Mauley.
5/1224, John Russell with Godfrey of Crowcombe, Ralph Gernun, and 10 Poitevins left England for Poitou.
1224, King Louis captured southern Poitou, Perigord, Quercy, and Limousin from the English.
1224, John died.
1224, Rohesia, widow of John, obtained a royal licence to marry whomsoever she pleased faithful to the crown.
(S) Historical Memoirs of the House of Russel, Wiffen, 1833. (S) Household Knights of King John, Church, 1999, P134ff.
Child of William and Eve:
i. Ralph Russel (33556032), born 1204 in Cornwall, England.
1257, Touching escheats, … Richard de Sancta Mora holds one knight’s fee in la Rade of Ralph Russell, which was formerly an escheat of the Norman lands. … King John gave that land to John Russell, Ralph’s father. (S) Somerset Pleas, 1897, P287.