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Steward John de Vaux & Lady Sibyl ?

 4997498. Steward John de Vaux & 4997499. Lady Sibyl ?

~1215, John de Vallibus born in Dalston, Middlesex, England, s/o 9994996. Sir Oliver de Vaux & 9994997. Petronill de Croun.

1237, Johannes de Vallibus with King Alexander II of Scotland at York where he witnessed a treaty with King Henry II.

~1240, Sibyl born in England.

6/7/1244, The King’s garden : a pipe of water. A grant … from the reservoir of the King’s well of Perth … Witnesses : William, earl of Mar; Alan (Durward) Hostiarus, Justicary of Scotland; John de Vaux, … (S) Ancient Capital of Scotland, V2, Cowan, 1904, P387.

[––John & Joan––]

By 1250, John de Vallibus of Frieston, Lincolnshire, and Walton, Norfolk married Joan, d/o John de Pelevill, and widow of Roger de Gyney (d.1249-50). [No surviving children.]

1250, John and his wife, Joan, sued … regarding the third part of 1 messuage and 3 acres of land in Whitwell, Norfolk, which said said Joan claimed as her right of dower by the dotation of Roger de Gyney her former husband; … the said John and Joan also sued Hugh de Vaux in a plea of dower regarding 2 messuages, 3 mills, and 8 acres of land with appurtenances in Whitwell, Refham, Swaneton, and Woreford, Norfolk, which Joan claimed as her dower. (S) JUST1, no. 560, Image 6512f.

1252, John heir to William de Vaux, his brother, paying 80 marks for livery of lands at 26 marks per year.

5/1253, The king, concerning 80 m. by which William de Vallibus made fine with the king because he took to wife Eleanor daughter of William de Ferrers earl of Derby without the king’s licence, has granted to John de Vallibus, brother and heir of the same William, that he is to pay 26 m. 8s. 10½d. to the king per annum. (S) FRsHIII.

8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships. [King Henry going Gascony to deal with a rebellion.]

3/19/1254, King Henry’s army in camp at Meilhan, France [south of Bordeaux, near the Spanish border].

4/4/1254, Protection with clause, for John de Vallibus as long as he be on the king’s service in Gascony. (S) CPRs.

8/27/1254, at Bordeaux, John de Vallibus witnessed a grant by King Henry to Robert de Morley, which had been made at the instance of John. (S) CPRs.

1/1255, King Henry returned his army to England.

By 1255, Joan died.

9/20/1255, Announcement of change in Scottish council by King Alexander III to King Henry III; … Witnessed: … [4 bishops, 4 abbots] … [8 earls] … Alan Durward … Roger de Mowbray … John de Vaux … Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan, … Robert of Roos, … Nicholas Soulis, … Margaret, daughter of Henry III, queen of Scots.

[––John & Sibyl––]

~1256, John married 2nd Sibyl ?.

1256, John’s debt remainder of 40 marks reduced to payments of £10 per year. (S) FRsHIII.

1257, John paid a scutage tax of £10 for 5 knight’s fees.

10/1/1257, Protection of those who stay in Wales in the service of Edward the king’s son … John de Vallibus … (S) CPRs.

1258, King Henry forced to sign the Provisions of Oxford granting parliament administrative reform. [The beginning of the Baron’s Revolt.]

8/1258, Marcher lords Roger de Clifford (4997408), Hamo Lestrange and John de Vaux were members of Lord Edward’s entourage [the “bachelors of England” including Henry of Almain, John de Warren and Roger de Leyburn], and distrusted and disliked by the Queen, when Edward made an agreement with Simon de Montfort pledging to the furtherance of reform. (S) Eleanor of Provence, Howell, 2001, P163.

1258-9, Grantor: John de Vaux; Grantee: Catesby Nunnery; Place or Subject: Grant of a messuage and land in Duddington; County: [Northamptonshire]. (S) UKNA.

1259, Marcher lords Roger de Clifford (4997408), Hamo Lestrange and John de Vaux were members of Lord Edward’s entourage [the “bachelors of England”], and distrusted and disliked by the Queen, when Lord Edward made an agreement with Simon de Montfort pledging to the furtherance of reform. (S) Eleanor of Provence, Howell, 2001, P163.

4/13/1261, A papal bull was received absolving the King and Queen and their supporters from abiding with the Provisions of Oxford.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, lead a rebellion of young barons.

1263, John de Vallibus and John de Mucengros joined others in a letter agreeing to submit questions arising from the provisions of Oxford to the King of France.

8/18/1263, Roger de Leyburn, John de Vaux, Ralph Basset, Hamo Lestrange and John Giffard issued letters patent giving their full support to Lord Edward. (S) Edward I, Prestwich, 1988, P41.

9/18/1263, Pardon to Roger de Clifford, Roger de Leyburn, John de Vallibus, Hamo Lestrange, John Giffard and Ralph Basset of Dreyton of all trespasses … reason of non-observance of the Provisions of Oxford … (S) CPRs.

12/18/1263, The king has committed his counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, together with his castle of Norwich and appurtenances, to John de Vaux. (S) FRsHIII.

4/6/1264, John de Vallibus, knight of Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and marshall of England, fought at the battle of Northampton with King Henry and Lord Edward. (S) CPRs, 1/24/1266.

6/4/1264, John de Vallibus, constable of the castle of Norwich, to bring his prisoners from the battle of Northampton to the king. (S) CPRs.

6/27/1264, Mandate to John de Vallibus to deliver the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk to Hervey de Stanhou. (S) CPRs.

8/4/1265, John a royalist at the battle of Evesham, Worcester. Lord Edward (I) defeated Montfort’s army 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.]

1265, John granted land by King Henry III. Sir John already owned land around Boston in Lincolnshire. The sea provided comparatively easy access to his estates in both Boston and Cley. Boston was a very important port and paid more tax than any other English port other than London. Cley was also a prosperous port and its tax assessment was 3 times that of Holt. Norwich was the 2nd city in England, and Norfolk the wealthiest county.

8/28/1265, Certain men of Norfolk and Suffolk in the time of the late disturbance, adhered to Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, and his accomplices against their fealty, … Commitment to John de Vallibus to arrest such men with their goods and merchandise in those parts. (S) CPRs.

11/24/1265, Grant to John de Vallibus son of Oliver de Vallibus, for his service to the king and Edward his son, of the houses near Garthere within the city of London, late of John Lorene, the king’s enemy. (S) CPRs.

5/8/1266, John de Vallibus, appointed to the keeping and defence of the parts of Norfolk and Suffolk. (S) CPRs.

3/4/1267, John de Vallibus, keeper of the king’s fleets in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. (S) CPRs.

3/5/1267, Protection to all those whom John de Vallibus shall cause to come to the parts of Len to fight the king’s enemies in the Isle of Ely. (S) CPRs.

5/1267, Lord Edward (I) suppressed the barons  at the battle of the Isle of Ely, in the fens of the Ouse River in northern Cambridgeshire. The rebels were under the leadership of John d’Eyville. [This battle ended the 2nd Barons War.]

7/30/1268, Remission … to Humphrey de Bassingvurn of the king’s indignation … restitution to him of his lands by John de Vallibus and Robert de Turbervill, to whom the king had given them. (S) CPRs.

1271, Roger Bygod was paying John de Vallibus, an itinerant justice, an annual fee.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

10/9/1277, John de Vallibus granted a market and fair at Reepham manor, Norfolk. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516. [2/3/1288, the market passed to William de Ros and Matilda his wife, youngest daughter and coheiress of John de Vallibus.]

1278, John granted a market and fair at Resham manor, Norfolk.

1280-1, Accord of suit moved before dominus John de Vallibus and his fellow itinerant justices at Derby … (S) UKNA.

1281, John de Vaux, justice in eyre at York. (S) UKNA.

10/13/1282, Enrolment of release by John son of John de Lodney to Roger Bygod, earl of Norfolk, … Witnesses : Sir John de Vallibus, Sir Peter de Monte Forti, Sir William de Say, Sir Nicholas de Stoteville, Sir Roger de Hales, … knights, … (S) CCRs.

1283, John served in Wales. King Edward continued his Welsh campaign, capturing and executing Dafydd, brother of Llewelyn; completing the conquest of Wales.

6/28/1283, John de Vallibus summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.

2/10/1284, Order to the same to cause enrolment to be made pursuant to the king's pardon to John de Vallibus of £80 of the £180. (S) CFRs.

1284, John, Steward of Aquitaine. (S) A Synopsis of the Peerage of England, Nicolas, 1825, P659.

1284-5, Lincolnshire: Particulars of partial payments for amercements of the eyrs of John de Vallibus. (S) UKNA.

5/25/1285, John de Vallibus going beyond the seas on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.

3/15/1287, Protection, with clause volumes, for John de Vallibus, going to Gascony to the King, until Midsummer. (S) CPRs. [Robert Houel and Robert de Sandcroft traveling with John.]

1287, John, great-grandson of Robert, died.


10/28/1287, Sibyl, widow of John de Vaux, appointed William de Bekles and William Norman to receive her dower of John’s lands. Pernel, daughter of the said John, appointed the same parties to receive her purparty of John's lands. (S) CCRs.

11/23/1287, Order to deliver to Sibyl, late the wife of John de Vallibus, tenant in chief, the manors of Holt Cleye and Houcton, co. Norfolk, which belonged to John, as the king has committed them to her in tenencia. (S) CCRs.

11/1287, IPM of John de Vallibus. Lincoln: Freston in Hoyland. The manor … Petronilla and Maud, his daughters, are his next heirs and of full age. Suffolk: Wyssete. The manor … Petronilla aged 28, and Maud aged 26. Norfolk: Therston. The manor … Essex: … Norfolk: Wytewell. The manor … John de Vallibus gave the manor …  to Maud his daughter and the heirs of her body, … afterwards the said Maud married William de Ros, and the said William and Maud gave the said manor, services &c. to the said John for life with reversion to them and the heirs of the said Maud. … William de Nerford and Petronilla his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of the said John, and William de Ros of Hamelak and Maud his wife, the other daughter and heir … (S) CIsPM. [John holding over 85 knights’ fees.]

2/4/1288, Order to the same to deliver to William de Nerford and Pernell his wife, first-bom daughter and one of the heirs of John de Vallibus, tenant in chief, a moiety of the manor of Hoghton and of all other lands late of her said father, William having done fealty, so that they do homage on the king's next coming to England ; saving to Sibyl, late the wife of the said John, her dower. (S) CFRs.

Sibyl died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P701. (S) History of the Welles Family in England and Normandy, Welles, 1876, P23. (S) Topo. and Gen., Co. of Suffolk, Page, 1844. (S) The priory of Pentney, A Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, V2, 1906.

Family notes:

·         Joan is not the mother of John’s daughters. 1227-30 is the marriage agreement of Joan and Roger, with both fathers named – (S) Curia Regis Rolls, 13, 1959. Records exist for Roger in 1248 and 1249. In 1250, Joan is married to John. In 1254, Joan is deceased, as her sister Emma, and her son William de Giney by Roger are the heirs of her brother Peter de Pelevill – 8/4/1245 CIsPM, and 8/19/1254 Fine Rolls of Henry III.

·          “The various Deeds of different reigus from that of Henry III inclusive, amount to 206. The greatest part of them were transcribed, under the direction of the Lord John de Vallibus, before the year 1288.” (S) Bibliotheca ms. Stowensis, 1819, P160.

Children of John and Joan:

i. Petronila de Vaux, born 1259 in Lincolnshire, England.

11/24/1287, Order to deliver to William de Ros and Matilda, his wife, daughter of John de Vallibus, the manor of Whitewelle. … Order to permit the said William and Matilda and Petronilla de Vallibus, her sister, the daughters and heiresses of John de Vallibus, to enter the lands whereof John was seised … (S) CCRs.

2/4/1288, “Pernel” married Sir William Nerford.

ii. Maud de Vaux (2498749), born 1261 in Lincolnshire, England.

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