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Monday, August 10, 2020

Sir John de Bures & Hawise de Muscegros & Lord John de Ferrers

 15212122. Sir John de Bures & 15212123. Hawise de Muscegros & 11819850. Lord John de Ferrers

6/20/1271, John de Ferrariis born in Cardiff, Wales, England, s/o 23639700. Earl Robert de Ferrers & 23639701. Eleanor de Bohun.

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

12/21/1276, Hawise born in England, heir & d/o 30424246. Robert de Muscegros.

Bef. 4/27/1279, John de Ferrer’s father, earl of Derby, died. [John inherited none of his father’s estate because of his father’s actions during the barons’ revolt.]

12/27/1280, Hawisia age 4 at an IPM of her father.

[––Hawise & William––]

Hawise married 1st William de Mortimer, s/o Roger.

5/30/1281, Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari for a fine of 300 marks, of the marriage of Hawisia, daughter and heir of Robert de Muscegros. Mandate to Cicely de Muscegros, in whose custody the said Hawisia is, to deliver her to the said Roger. (S) CPRs.

1289, William de Mortimer and Hawise his wife sued John Fitz Reynold and Agnes (30424247) his wife in the Court of Common Pleas regarding waste and destruction in woods held in dower by Agnes of the inheritance of Hawise in Hampstead Sifrewast and Aldworth, Berkshire to the disinheritance of the said Hawise. Court of Common Pleas, CP40/78, image 967d.

~1290, John de Bures born in England.

7/8/1293, John made proof of age. (S) Hist. of Huntingdon, V3, 1936, Keyston.

11/21/1293, The king took the homage of John de Ferrariis of Chartley, co. Stafford, Southoe and Keyston, co. Hunts, and Bugbrooke, co. Northants as the heir of his grandmother, Margaret, countess of Derby. (S) CCRs.

9/13/1294, John de Ferrers had license to demise to Robert de Bures the manor of Chartley, for the life of said Robert. (S) CPRs.

4/29/1295, Grant to John de Ferrariis, king’s yeoman, of the custody … of the manor of Brikelesworth, late of John de Verdon … (S) CPRs.

1297, William de Mortimer died.

6/30/1297, IPM of William de Mortuo Mari. Buckingham: … ought to revert to Maud de Mortuo Mari … Berks: Neubur(y) … Spenhamlonde and Wodespene. … He died without heir of his body. … Edmund de Mortuo Mari, his brother, aged 30 and more, is his next heir. Gloucester: … Somerset: Cherleton Muscegros. The manor … Norton. Two parts of the manor … Stawelle. The manor … All held of the inheritance of Hawis his wife heir of Robert de Muscegros, … (S) CIsPM.


1297, John de Ferrers joined the earls of Hereford and Norfolk in opposing the collection of the subsidies granted by the parliament, then held in St. Edmundsbury, to the crown.

1298, John de Ferrers summoned to military service in Scotland.

2/6/1299–1311, John de Ferrers summoned to Parliament.

1299–1301, John de Ferrers served against the Scots.

7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began.

 [––– John de Ferrers & Hawise–––]

By 9/1300, John de Ferrers married to Hawise. [Without the king’s licence – (S) Registrum Palaltinum Dunelmense, V4, 1878, P88.]

9/13/1300, Pope Boniface VIII granted dispensation, at the king's request, to John de Ferrers, son of the late Robert, earl of Derby, and Hawisia, daughter of the late Robert de Mucegros, knight, to remain in the marriage which they have contracted, declaring their past and future offspring legitimate, notwithstanding that Hawisia was espoused to the late William de Mortuomari (Mortimer), who was related to the said John in the third degree of kindred, the marriage not being consummated. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V2, 1893.

8/10/1301, Hawise heir to her paternal grandmother Cecily Avenel. [Hawis daughter of Robert de Muchegros, her grand daughter, aged 26, is her next heir, wife of John de Ferrariis – IPM 9/14/1301 (S) CFRs.]

2/12/1301, John de Ferrers petitioned the Pope to allow him to borrow the money needed to redeem his father’s estates.

1302, Hawise heiress of her paternal aunt Cecily.

7/12/1302, Order to deliver to John de Ferariis and Hawise his wife, niece and heir of Cecily de Mucegros, tenant in chief, the lands late of her said aunt. John having done homage. (S) CFRs.

11/7/1302, The King summoned the militaty tenants of the Crown to be at Berwick-upon-Tweed on May 26th … Thomas, earl of Lancaster, … John de Ferrers, Hugh le Despencer, … Ralph Basset of Drayton, Theobald de Verdun, senior, Theobald de Verdun Junior, … (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V8, P25.

2/24/1303, An English invasion force, coming by Borthwick castle near Catcune, were decimated by Scotish archers in the third and last skirmish of the battle of Roslin Muir [aka Roslin Glen]. The Scots were commanded by Sir Simon Fraser.

5/13/1303, John de Ferariis, who is setting out for the king in Scotland, has letters of respite of aid in co. Somerset, Glouester, and Berks. (S) Chancery Rolls.

3/15/1304, Proof of age of Thomas son of John de Verdun [see 1295] … John de Ferrariis … let them proceed to take the proof of age. (S) Yorkshire Inquisitions, 1304.

1304, John de Ferrers served overseas in the retinue of his cousin Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex.

1304-05, John fitz Reginald and his wife [Agnes, Hawise’s stepmother] conferred Hamstead Norris, Berks, to John de Ferrers and his wife [Hawise]. (S) Hist. of Berkshire, V4, 1924, Hampstead Norris. [Hamstead Norris acquired by Hawise’s father 3/2/1276.]

6/6/1306, John de Ferrers the Constable of the Army of Scotland.

6/19/1306, Battle of Methvin. Aymer de Valence had made camp at Perth. Valence was invited to leave the walls of Perth and join King Robert the Bruce in battle, but he declined. King Robert camped a few miles away at Methven. Before dawn Aymer led a surprise attack on the Scots. Though victorius, King Robert escaped.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

1/18/1308, John attended the coronation of King Edward II.

1308, John and Hawise sued Joan, widow of Thomas de Ferrers, for dower in Essex.

1308–1310, John de Ferrers served against the Scots.

10/9/1311, Appointment to John de Ferariis of the keeping of all lands of the Templars in the county of Gloucester. (S) CFRs.

12/19/1311, John de Ferrers summoned to parliament.

6/24/1311, John appointed seneschal of Gascony.

8/5/1312, John ordered to appear before a commission to settle a dispute with Amanieu, Sire of Albret.

8/10/1312, Pope Clement [V] to John de Ferrariis, seneschal of Gascony, on the disputes between him and Amanenus de Lebret. Request to John de Ferrariis, seneschal of Gascony, to refrain from attacking Amanevus lord de Lebreto, whom the pope will cause to make satisfaction to the said seneschal for any offence he may have committed (S) Syllabus, V1, 1869, P172.

8/27/1312, John de Ferrers, 1st Lord Ferrers of Chartley, died in Gascony [possibly of poisoning.]


10/12/1312, Writ for IPM of John de Ferariis. (S) CFRs.

4/8/1313, Commitment at will to Hawise de Ferariis of the Templars' manor of Guyting, at the rent paid by John de Ferariis. (S) CFRs.

1313, Widow Hawise was in a dispute with Alice (15212121), widow of Walter de Beauchamp, over Kemerton.

[––– John de Bures & Hawise–––]

1313, Hawise married 3rd Sir John de Bures.

1315-16, John de Bures holding Hamstead Norris, Berks, of Hawise. (S) Hist. of Berkshire, V4, 1924, Hampstead Norris.

5/10/1316, Grant during pleasure to John de Bures of the king's stalls of meat and fish in Bristol. (S) CFRs.

6/30/1316, Licence for Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemore to grant to Edmund his son and Elizabeth his wife … manor of Mulverton co. Somerset, held in chief, which John de Bures and Hawisia his wife hold in dower of the said Hawisia of his inheritance ; … remainder to Robert her son in tail male … (S) CPRs.

10/11/1316, Order to bailiffs and others to be intendant to John de Bures, Simon de Dryby and William de Hoo, whom the king has appointed to seize into the king's hand the temporalities of the bishopric of Durham. (S) CFRs. [Seized, but did not hold.]

1321, John de Bures and Hawise his wife, complainants, and William Yetmynstre, deforciant, of the manor of Teyton, co. Gloucester, … [John and Hawise were seised and died seised and Robert entered the manor and had issue, William, and died, after whose death the manor descended to Edmund Ferrers, knight, son of the said William Ferrers, …] (S) CPRs, 3/1/1451.

10/1321, King Edward II took to the field with a large army to oppose the lords in revolt in the Despenser War. [King Edward II was seizing lands and giving them to his favorites, particularly the Despencers. Leading to the eventual downfall of King Edward II.] (S) UKNA.

12/27/1321, The king seized the lands of many suspected rebels including John de Bures. (S) CFRs.

1/24/1322, John de Bures of Bodyington, going in the company of Aymer de Valencia [to Wales in the king’s service]. (S) CPRs.

3/28/1322, Protection with clause volumus for John de Bures [and safe conduct] going beyond the seas on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.

~1323, John de Bures and Hawise de Bures, wife of John de Bures. The petitioners show that the king has seized their lands because Hawise married Bures without his licence. She had requested the king's licence and had already been married twice by the king as his ward and has had no dower. (S) UKNA.

10/20/1324, Commitment to John de Bures and John de Anneslee of the wardship of the lands late of John de Ferers, tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Robert his son and heir. (S) CFRs.

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

4/1329, Petronilla daughter of John de Ferariis, querent ; and John de Bures and Hawisia his wife, deforciants ; manor of Stawell … the £10 of rent which John de Annesleye held for his life the heritage of Hawisia, which after the decease of John ought to revert to John de Bures and Hawisia shall remain to Petronilla … if Pertronilla die without heirs … to remain to Alianore de Lathum … then to remain to Giles de Bello Campo and Katherine his wife … revert to John and Hawisia … (S) Feet of Fines, Somerset.

1329, John de Bures and Hawise his wife to Giles de Bello Campo and Katherine (their daughter) his wife: Grant of a moiety of the manors of Kemerton (Kenemarton) and Down Hatherley; (Glouc.) (S) UKNA.

1330, John de Solers to John de Bures and Hawise his wife: Grant of the manor of Bicknor and 20 messuages, land, and rent in Longford (Langford by Gloucestre). (S) UKNA.

5/2/1330, William de Bradewell, acolyte, admitted to the church of Chilton Muchegros by the presentation of John de Bures and Hawise his wife. (S) The Register of Ralph of Shrewsbury, 1896, P350.

6/9/1330, Licence for John de Bures and Hawaise his wife to enfeoff John de Solariis of £10 rent in Bikenore, co. Gloucester, … to grant the same to Giles de Bello Campo and Katherine his wife for the lives of the said John and Hawisia, with remainder to the right heirs of Hawisia. (S) CPRs.

10/22/1334, Licence for John de Bures and Hawisia his wife to crenellate their dwelling-place of Botyngton, co. Gloucester. (S) CPRs.

10/20/1339, Order to proceed in a plea between Henry de Puseye and John de Bures and Hawisia his wife concerning the manor of Alvescote, co. Oxford, … the king granted that manor by his charter, which they exhibited, to Robert de Muscegros, Hawisia’s father, whose heir she is … (S) CCRs.                   

11/12/1347, IPM of Hugh de Audele. Gloucester: … Kynnemdon. A knight’s fee which John de Bures and Hawise his wife hold. … (S) CIsPM.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

9/8/1348, Grant and confirmation from John de Bures de Botyndon knight and Hawisa his wife to Thomas Gode of Longford … Suit of court owed twice a year at Boddington. (S) UKNA.

1348-50, Hawise died before John.


12/21/1350, Sir John de Bures died at Boddington, Gloucestershire.

[––Post Mortem––]

3/26/1351, Commitment to John son and heir of Robert de Ferrariis, of the wardship of the manors of Hampsted … co. Berks, … co. Gloucester, late of Hawise de Ferrariis, taken into the king's hand after the death of John de Bures, who held them for life by the courtesy of England after the death of the said Hawise, his wife. (S) CFRs.

12/26/1351, IPM of John de Bures. Berks: Hampstede Cyfrewast. The manor and the hamlet of Aldeworth … He died on 21 December last. Katharine his daughter, wife of Giles de Bello Campo, aged 26 [36] years and more, is his heir. Somerset: Bruham. The manor, …  held for his life, jointly with Hawise his wife, … remainders to Giles de Bello Campo and Katharine his wife … Norton. The manor … of the right of Hawise late his wife, by reason of offspring begotten between them … Cherleton Mussegros. The manor …  Heir as above, aged 35 years and more. Derby: … Oxford: Alvescot. The manor … Gloucester: Botynton and Longeford. The manors …  remainder to Giles de Bello Campo and Katharine his wife … Teynton and Kilcote. The manor … Bykenore. The manor … John son of Robert de Ferrar’, aged 19 years, is heir of the said Hawise de Ferres. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P323. (S) Hist. of Gloucester, V8, 1968, Boddington.

Family notes:

·         There are multiple candidates for ‘John de Bures’ contemporary. Many can be eliminated by age, IPMs of the proposed parents …. Others do not have a clear parentage. E.g., John of Essex (d.1340), John of Surrey (d.1345) …

Children of John de Ferrers and Hawise:

i. Eleanor de Ferrers (5909925), born ~1305 in England.

ii. Robert de Ferrers, born 3/25/1309 in in Chartley, Straffordshire, England.

10/20/1324, Commitment to John de Bures and John de Anneslee of the wardship of the lands late of John de Ferers, tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Robert his son and heir. (S) CFRs.

~1332, Robert married Aeneas, d/o 5909948. Earl Humphrey de Bohun & 5909949. Countess Elizabeth of Wales.

1335, Robert served against the Scots.

1338, Robert granted the hundred of Pirehill for life.

1338–1339, Robert accompanied the King to Flanders.

2/25/1342, Robert summoned to Parliament.

1342, Robert accompanied the King to Brittany as part of the King’s retinue.

~1343, Aeneas died.

10/21/1345, Robert fought with the Earl of Drby at the Battle of Auberoche in Periogord.

7/1346, Robert accompanied the King to La Hogue.

8/26/1346, Robert fought at Crecy, north of Paris.

Bef. 1350, Robert married Joan de la Mote. [6/29/1375, she died in London.]

8/24/1350, Robert died.

10/26/1351, IPM of John de Holewey, chaplin. Gloucester: Botynton. A messuage and 2 cottages … by the demise of John de Bures and Hawise his wife, the reversion whereof belongs to John de Ferrariis (b.1332), kinsman and heir of the aforesaid Hawise, a minor in the king’s wardship, aged 19 years. (S) CIsPM.

10/12/1353, IPM of Robert de Ferariis. Stafford: Charteleye. The manor, including a park, … John de Ferariis (b.1232), his son, aged 21 years at the Purification last, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P324.

Children of John de Bures and Hawise:

i. Katherine de Bures (7606061), born 1315 in England.

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