~1315, John de Insula born in England, heir & s/o 60844716. Robert de Lisle & 60844717. Margaret de Beauchamp.
~1315, Maud born in England, d/o 5910468. Sir Henry de Grey & 23640105. Joan de la Mare.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
[––John & Matilda––]
Bef. 12/16/1332, John married Matilda.
1/17/1333, To the bishop of Ely. Mandate, at the king's request, to grant a dispensation to John, son of Robert de Insula, knight, and Matilda, daughter of Henry de Grey, knight, to remain in the marriage which they contracted in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree. (S) Cal. Papal Reg’s, V2, 1895, Regesta 104.
4/17/1333 at Camelton, Feoffment by Robert de Insula of John his son and Maud John’s wife in his manor of Wilbourgham in the county of Cambridge for a penny a year. (S) Manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Rutland, 1905, P61.
1336, John served in Scotland. [John at the siege of Dunbar.]
1/27/1336, Siege of Dunbar castle by William Montagu, earl of Salisbury. [After 5 months the English withdrew.].
1336, Robert, ill at the time, gave his son John lands worth 400 marks yearly with service of 6 men-at-arms.
6/1336 at Rampton, Cambridge, John held a celebration after the birth of his son Robert. (S) Proof of age of son Robert.
9/20/1339, King Edward III, attacked Cambresis [Hainaut], Tournai, Vermandois and Laon [far northern France.] There were about 1,400 men-at-arms, and nearly 3,000 archers together with their horses.
10/1339, John at Burionfosse, France, with the king.
1341, John in Aquitaine.
10/1341, Siege of Nantes in Brittany. English supporting a French noble John de Montfort. The siege lasted less than a week, the town surrendering. John was captured at the siege of Nantes. [That year, John’s father assumed the cloth of a Franciscan Friar.]
5/10/1346, John granted an annuity of £40 for the duration of the wars in France.
7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued. John had a retinue of 6 knights, 11 esquires, and 23 archers at La Hogue.
8/26/1346, John at the battle of Crecy under William de Bohun, earl of Northampton.
8/26/1346, The Battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.
9/4/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais.
4/9/1347, John at the tournament at Lichfield, as 1 of 11 knights described as 'Knights of the King’s Chamber'.
1348, John created at Knight of the Garter.
6/1348, John’s lands seized for going abroad 'contrary to the proclamation'.
1/1349, John pardoned for his trespass abroad.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
12/1/1349, Enrolment of release by William de la Pole, knight, to Sir John de Lyle, lord of Rougemont (de Rubeo monte), of all his right and claim in the manors of Alricheseye, Edworth and Potton in co. Bedford; Coldham with its members in co. Cambridge; Everton and Offord with the advowson in co. Huntingdon; Coton with the advowson in Bruton; part of Clif, Assheley, Weteryng and Assheby David with the advowson, co. Northampton. (S) CCRs. [William de la Pole the younger is bound to Sir John de Lyle, lord of Rougemont, in £2,000.]
8/1350, John in the forces defeating a Spanish fleet.
8/1350, English navy in battle with the Spanish near Winchelsea. Using grappling hooks and bording tactics, the English destroyed most of the Spanish vessels. King Edward’s ship was sunk.
11/1350-3/15/1354, John summoned to parliament by writ as “Iohanni de Insula de Rubeo Monte”.
1/1351, John granted an indulgence on the occasion of the Papal Jubilee.
10/30/1351, John appointed as the sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, and as keeper of Cambridge castle.
9/5/1352, John de Insula of Rougemont (de Rubeo Monte), knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Malewayn and Adam Fraunceys of London £400. (S) CCRs.
6/3/1353, John de Insula of Rougemont, knight, and Thomas de Walkefare, knight, acknowledge that they owe to William de la Pole the younger, knight, 1,080 marks. (S) CCRs.
3/12/1354, John de Insula of Rougemont (de Rubeo Monte) acknowledges that he owes to brother Robert de Harton, prior of Bolton in Craven, and to the convent of that place 100 marks. (S) CCRs.
1/16/1355 at London, John de Insula of Rougemont acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Langeton, clerk, £1,100. (S) CCRs.
7/8/1355, John sailed to Gascony with the Black Prince.
10/14/1355, John killed in an excusion against forces between Bordeaux and Narbonne. [Sequence of writs for many IPMs in 1355, likely due to the war in France.]
11/28/1355, Writ for IPMs of John de Insula of Rougemont (Rubeo Monte). Oxford: He held not lands … He died on 14 October last. Robert de Insula, his son, aged 22 years and more, is his heir. Bedford: Cambelton. The manor held jointly with Maud his wife … Hertford: The manor of Pisshobury held for a term of 30 years … successive remainders to the deceased, Robert son of the deceased, and the heirs of his body, John brother of the said Robert, … Cambridge: Great Wilburgham. The manor held jointly with Maud his wife, who survives … by gift of Robert de Insula, deceased. Rampton, Cotenham, Westwyk and Coveneye. The manors … by demise of Alice, daughter of Robert de Insula … York: Harewod. The manor with its members: Carleton, Neuhale, Stokton, Helthwayt and Donkesewyk … extent includes 120a. sour land, a small park with deer, a market every Saturday and a fair on St. Swithin’s day. Kirkeby Orblawers. … 2 years and more before his death he gave it to Thomas de Walkefare, knight, for life. The said Thomas survives. (S) CIsPM.
2/12/1256, Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Cambelton, delivering the issues thereof to Maud late the wife of John de Insula of Rougemont, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held the said manor jointly with Maud. (S) CCRs.
4/6/1256, Order to assign dower to Maud late the wife of John de Insula of Rougemont, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death in his demesne as of fee, the king having taken her oath that she will not marry without his licence. (S) CCRs. [York: Within the chief messuage of Harewod, a chamber with a cellar called Benal Chaumbre, a chamber with a cellar called Risshton Chaumbre, a small chamber by ‘le Garner’ towards the east, a small stable by the gate of the manor, a chapel and an old kitchen thereby for a grange of the said dower, a third part ‘del Fehous’ &c. (names of tenants). The towns of Stokton, Donkesewyk, Helthwayt and Carleton …, foreign tenants in Westscogh, Hoby and Alwetheley; a plot of meadow and pasture called ‘Rugemont,’ a rent for the fishpond of the mill of Kerby; and the profits of court both of the borough and of other tenants. (S) CIsPM, 4/30/1356.]
(S) Baronia Anglica, V1, Banks, 1844, P283-4.
Children of John and Maud:
i. Robert de Lisle, born 5/6/1336 in Rampton, Cambridge, England.
5/28/1356, Commitment to Robert de Insula, son and heir of John de Insula of Rougemont, who held in chief, of the wardship of 2 parts of the [Maud holding a third in dower] manor of Harewod, co. York, to hold until his lawful age, together with the issues thereof since John's death. (S) CFRs. [Other lands granted in wardship until Robert of full age.]
10/16/1357, Order to cause Robert son and heir of John de Insula of Rougemont (de Rubeo Monte), tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as Robert has proved his age. (S) CCRs. [Birth information from proof of age, CIsPM, 5/22/1357.]
6/1265, Grimbauld de Pauncefoot, Robert de Lisle and Robert de Ros held the castle of Gloucester against Lord Edward, the king’s son. They eventually surrendered the castle. (S) The Nature of war and its impact on society during the Baron’s War, PhD thesis, Oakes, 2015, P86, Univ. of Glasgow.
By 11/21/1265, Robert returned his allegiance to the King.
3/3/1369, Grant to the escheator in the counties of Essex, Hertford, Norfolk and Suffolk of power to hold a certain court of divers tenants and fees of Robert de Insula, son and heir of John de Insula, knight, … with certain other courts and 86 knights' fees in divers counties in England … by charter dated 24 November last … (S) CFRs. [Robert, a rebel baron in the Baron’s war, apparently not able to pay the restitution required by the Dictum de Kenilworth.]
ii. Alice de Lisle (15211179), born ~1337 in England.
iii. John de lisle, born 1341 in England.
2/19/1353, Mandate to give to John son of John de Insula, lord of Rougemont, knight, of the diocese of Ely, aged 11, a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V3, 1897, Regesta 220.
iv. William de Lisle, born ? in England.
v. Elizabeth de Lisle, born ? in England.
Elizabeth married William de Aldeburgh (d.10/1/1387).