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Monday, September 7, 2020

Sir John de Arderne & Margaret de Alford

 33773848. Sir John de Arderne & 33773849. Margaret de Alford

~1180, John de Arden born in England, 2nd s/o §§Eustace de Arden & Hawysia ?.

~1185, Margaret born in England, d/o §§Richard de Alford.

1208-26, Philip de Kima and Sir Ranulf earl of Chester. … Witnesses: … P[hilip] de Orrebi, justice of Chester, Henry de Aldidel, John Lestrange, Guarin de Vernon, T. Despenser, John de Arden, … (S) UKNA.

By 1213, John’s father died, his brother Eustace the heir. His mother receiving dower lands in Watford and Silvesworth. [The Earl of Chester being security for Hawysia not remarrying without the king’s license.]

11/28/1213, John de Arden compounds with the king for acquittance from an annual payment of 70s previously paid by his father Eustace [“Eustachius pater ipsius Johannis”], with reference to a debt of the Jews charged on land in Watford, Northampton, given to him by his father, by undertaking to put at the king’s disposal a valuable horse.

1/18/1214, The horse was accepted and John was acquitted the payment.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

1216, John’s brother Eustace had his lands taken by the king.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1217, Eustace had his lands restored.

By 1216, John’s brother Eustace died, leaving a son Eustace as his heir.

8/7/1216, John had a grant of the lands of Geoffrey de Sautemaris by king’s writ.

By 1221, John granted Eustace his brother all the lands in Watheford. Witnesses: Philip de Orreby, Just. Cest., Henry de Audley, William Vernon, David de Malpas, …

By 1221, John male heir to his nephew Eustace, who left 4 daughters. [Aveline married William le Broun (no children); Mary married John de Burenby; Jane married William de Parles; Elena unmarried.]

~1228, Quittance by Ranulph Earl of Chester and Lincoln … Witnesses: Philip de Orreby Justiciar of Chester, John Constable of Chester, Hugh de [Aldich], John de Arden, Warin de Vernon, Walter de Coventry, William de Venables, Hamo de Venables, …, William de Vernon, William de Malpas, … (S) UKNA.

1237-38, John died.

(S) Parentalia, 1851, P76ff.

Family notes:

·         ~1140, Eustace de Arden lord of Watford, Northampton.

·         1199, Eustace de Arden, in possession of Watford, impleaded his tenant William fitz Adam.

·         1202, Eustace paid scutage for 1 knight’s fee in Northampton.

Child of John and Margaret:

i. Walkelin de Arderne (16886924), born ~1215 in England.

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