1256, John born in England, s/o 121689408. John Lovel & 121689409. Maud de Sydenham.
~1265, Joan born in England, d/o 4997496. Sir Robert de Roos & 4997497. Isabel D’Aubeney.
10/29/1265, Comfirmation of a grant by John Lovel to Warin de Bassingburn of the marriage of John first born son and heir of the said John. (S) CPRs.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
[––John & Isabel––]
John 1st married Isabel de Bois, d/o Arnold de Bois of Thorpe Arnold.
Bef. 1279, Isabel died.
8/1282, John served with Roger Bigod, earl Marshall, against the Welsh, a revolt led by Dafydd ap Gruffydd.
12/11/1282, King Edward’s forces defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the Battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. King Edward received the head of Llywelyn at Rhuddlan castle. [Aka Battle of Orewin Bridge.]
4/26/1286, John Luvel, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to John Luvel, his father, £100 yearly for life; to be levied … cos. Leicester and Norfolk. (S) CCRs.
1287, John’s father died:. IPM: Manor of Elecumbe, co. Wilts, … held the manor of the heirs of Roger de Quincy, formerly earl of Wynton, by service of half a knight’s fee. John Lovel, son of the said John, is his hext heir and is aged 30 years. (S) Abstracts of Wiltshire IsPM, V37, 1908, P169.
[––John & Joan––]
~1287, John Lovel, of Tichmersh, Northampton, married Joan.
7/6/1287, Protection for John Lovel, going to Wales on the king’s service. (S) CPRs. [A revolt led by Rhys ap Maredudd.]
8/15/1287, Edmund, earl of Cornwall’s force of 4,000 joined up with an army of 6,700 at Rhys ap Maredudd’s castle of Dryslwyn, Wales, and began a siege. They built a trebuchet to attack the castle. [The castle fell Sept. 5th; but Rhys escaped.]
10/20/1287, Order to deliver to John, son of John Lovel, deceased, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done fealty. (S) CFRs.
6/2/1288, Letters nominating … John Lovel, going beyond seas. (S) CPRs.
8/15/1290, Order to cause John Luvel to have in the forest of Whychewode 8 bucks of the king’s gift. (S) CCRs.
3/2/1291, Permit to John Luvel to fell underwood in the forest of Wychwood, and to enclose it with a small ditch and low hedge, so that the king’s deer may go in and out of it. (S) Lestrange Records, LeStrange, 1916, P234.
12/30/1292, John Luvel of Snotescumbe [a justice of the King’s Bench] arraigned against John Luvel of Tichemersh, an assize of mort d’ancestor, touching a messuage, a carcucate of land, and acre of meadow and 20 acres of wood in Bromwych by Coleshull. (S) CPRs. [Arraigned again the following Febr.]
6/14/1294, John Luvel going with Hugh le Despenser to Gascony on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.[King Philip declared Gascony forfeit when King Edward refused to appear before him in Paris to discuss the conflict between English, Gascon, and French sailors. This conflict would continue for 9 years.]
Bef. 8/15/1295, John Luvel witnessed a charter of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford. (S) CPRs.
1296, John Lovel appointed Marshall of the Army in Scotland, acting in place of Roger Bigod, earl of Norfolk, the earl Marshall. (S) Armies and Warfare, Prestwich, 1999, P173.
3/30/1296, King Edward captured Berwick-upon-Tweed, an important Scottish port of northeast England, sacked the town and massacred thousands of its inhabitants.
4/27/1296, William, earl of Warwick, and John, earl of Surrey, defeated the Scots at Dunbar, near the mouth of the Firth of Forth. Scottish casualities were in the thousands.
6/14/1296, King Edward captured Stirling castle, and then Edinburgh castle in an 8 day seige. The defeat was such that the Scot king, John de Baliol, abdicated and went into exile in France.
6/28/1296, Ralph de Ireland was attached to answer John Lovel on a plea that when John came to Edinburgh to settle the dispute between the Welsh and the English, Ralph came and wounded John's destrier under him, to his damage etc. … Ralph is condemned to prison. (S) Plea Rolls of Edward I.
1297, John 1st summoned to parliament.
8/22/1297, Robert fitz Roger, Alan la Zouche, John de Segrave, Henry Tyeys and John Lovel, serving in the household of Roger Bigod, appeared with him at the Exchecquer in opposition to the tax of an eighth to support the invasion of Flanders, which they claimed had not been properly granted. (S) Edward I, Prestwich, 1988, P433.
7/22/1298, John Lovel, baron of Tichmersh, fought at the battle of Falkirk. (S) Scotland in 1298, Gough, 1888, P132. [“Barry wavy or and gules”; on his seal is added a ‘label of 3 points, each charged with as many mullets – arms supposed to have been derived from Basset of Wycombe, the label being a difference.]
7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.
6/19/1298, John Lovel in the negotiation of the Treaty of Montreuil, which provided for King Philip IV’s daughter Isabella's future betrothal to Edward of Caernarvon, the king’s son.
12/1298, “Contemporary copy of notarial act of the proceedings of Geoffrey de Geneville, John Lovel and Thomas Logore, ambassadors of Edward I to the King of France, …” (S) UKNA.
2/6/1299, John, 1st Lord Lovel, summonded to parliament by writ.
7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began.
1300, John Lovel, serving at the siege of Carlaverock, with a troop of 5 squires, was owed £57 in wages, fees and robes, and the cost of one horse which died on the campaign; and included 20£ still owed from 1298. (S) Armies and Warfare, Prestwich, 1999, P87.
2/12/1301, John, Lord of Docking, joined in the Baron’s Letter to the Pope.
1302, John Lovel received the manor of Wilton in Pickering Lyther, from Roger Bigod, earl Marshall of England. (S) 13th Century England, Prestwich, 2003, P90. [Roger Bigod surrendered most of his earldom of Norfolk to the King, reserving a few manors which he gave to his closest associates.]
9/11/1302, Commission … complaint by Robert de Bitering that John Luvel of Dickinge and Joan his wife, … assaulted him at Drye Dockinge, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
1303, John fined for trespassing on the king’s forests. [Likely tied to his association with Roger Bigod, who had been in conflict with the king since 1297.]
6/22/1303, Pardon to John Lovel of Tichemersh, in consideration of his service in Scotland, of the residue of 2,000 marks, whereby he made fine for trespasses in the forest, 1,000 marks whereof were afterwards pardoned and the other thousand respited … (S) CPRs.
4/1304, John with King Edward when he started the 90-day siege of Stirling castle. King Edward first used the Warwolf siege engine, the largest trebuchet ever constructed, in a successful siege.
5/1304, John sold the manor of Wilton he had acquired from Roger Bigod.
5/31/1304, Pardon, in consideration of his service in Scotland of John Lovel of Tichemersh, to Joan his wife and John and William his sons, of all trespasses in forests, parks an chaces. (S) CPRs. [Pardon granted by Margaret, queen of England, the king’s consort. Margaret had accompanied the King on this expedition to Scotland.]
7/1304, Sir William Oliphant surrendered Stirling castle to Sir John Lovel after a 3-month siege.
11/22/1304, John had license to crenellate the manor of Tichemersh, co. Northampton. (S) CPRs.
2/3/1305, John Luvel granted a market and fair at Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
3/22/1305, Robert le Fughelere, fowler of John Lovel of Tichemersh, sent to divers parts to catch cranes and other birds to the king’s use. (S) CPRs.
10/20/1305, Commission of oyer … complaint of John Lovel of Tichemershe … depastured with their beasts his several pastures at this manor of Elecumbe, co. Wilts, while he was in Scotland on the king’s service and under his protection, … (S) CPRs.
12/6/1306, John, lieutenant to the Earl Marshall of England on the earl’s death.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
1308, John summoned to attend the coronation of King Edward II.
3/12/1309, Protection, with clause volumus, until Michaelmas, for John Lovel of Tychemersh, going beyond seas with Aymer de Valencia [earl of Pembroke] on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.
1310, John, knt. of Minster-Lovel, Oxfordshire; Docking, Norfolk; Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire died.
12/4/1310, IPM of John Lovel of Tychemersh. Northampton: He held no lands in the county on the day he died, but eight years ago and more he enfeoffed his eldest son John of the manor of Tychemersh, … John his son, aged 22, is his next heir. Oxford: Menstre Lovel. The manor … Wilts: Elecombe. The manor … Norfolk: Suthmere township. 3 capital messuages, 1550 acres of land, … Maud their daughter, aged 30 and more, the wife of William de la Suche, is their next heir of the lands, &c. in Dockyngg last abovesaid, as acquired in free marriage. … (S) CIsPM.
12/15/1310, Order to the escheator beyond Trent, to take the fealty of John, son and heir of John Lovel of Tychemersh, tenant in chief, and to deliver to him the lands late of his said father, except certain lands in Dockyngg, co. Norfolk, whereof the said John and Isabel sometime his wife were jointly enfeoffed in fee tail and which should remain to Maud their daughter according to the said feoffment; saving to Joan, late the wife of John, her dower. (S) CFRs.
10/13/1348, Joan died.
10/25/1348, IPM of Joan (60844705), late the wife of John Lovel, grandmother of John Lovel (15211176), deceased, whose heir is under age. Wilts. Elecombe and Blountesdon Gay. The manors (extent given) held in dower for her life, of the inheritance of the said John her grandson, deceased, … She died on 13 October, 22 Edward III. John Lovel (7605588), aged 8 years, son of John Lovel, knight, deceased, is her heir. (S) CIsPM.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P523. (S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P319.
· Master John Lovel, king’s clerk; John Lovel of Drogheda in Ireland; and John Lovel, king’s yeoman, contemporary.
Child of John and Isabel:
i. Maud Lovel, born ~1278 in England.
Maud married Lord William la Zouch. (S) Art, Identity and Devotion in 14th entury England, Smith, 2003, P26. (S) FMG.
2/8/1311, Order to the escheator beyond Trent … John Lovel of Tychemersh and Isabel his wife were jointly enfeoffed by John Lovel, father of the said John, of certain lands in Dockyngg, co. Norfolk … the said lands ought therefore to remain to Maud, their daughter, whom William la Zusche has taken to wife … Maud is of full age … on 3 September following the said William did homage at London for the said lands. (S) CFRs.
1312-3, William du Bois settled manors in cos. Leicester, Warwick, and Northants, on William la Zouche of Harringworth and Maud his wife, the said Maud being the donor’s niece, and only daughter and heir of his sister Isabel, who was the first wife of John Lovel of Titchmarsh. (S) Feet of Fines.
1348, Maud inherited the manor of Docking, Norfolk.
ii. Isabel Lovel, born ? in England.
Isabel married Thomas del Greene.
Child of John and Joan:
i. John Lovel (30422352), born 1288 in England.