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Friday, September 11, 2020

Sir John de Bello Monte

 23640622. Sir John de Bello Monte

Bef. 1253, John de Beauchamp born in England, 2nd s/o §§William de Bello Monte & Alice de Drayton.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

1277, John’s father died, his brother Godfrey the heir.

1277, Sir John de Beauchamp, and Roger de Hales, levied a fine of the advowson of the church of Bury, and agreed for them and their heirs to present by turns. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V8, 1808, Norton-Soupecors.

12/2/1282, Feoffment. Robert, son of Thomas de Hulmo … piece of pasture lying in Manhawebrok' between pasture of Sir John de Bello monte on both sides … Witnesses: Sir John de Bello monte, kt, … [Suffolk]. (S) UKNA.

John married 2nd Alice ?.

1293, John de Bello Monte.

10/30/1293, IPM of Godfrey de Bello Monte. Norfolk: Skerninghe. The manor …, by service of a knight’s fee. Sir John de Bello Monte, aged 40 and more, is his next heir. Drayton. The manor with the advowson of the church, by service of 2 knights’ fees. Suffolk: Semere and Groten. A third part of the manors … Sir John de Bello Monte his brother, aged 40 and more, is his next heir. Grimmeston. The manor held of 1/2 knight’s fee. Northampton: Bockebrok. The manor … held of the inheritance of Cecily de Ferariis sometime his wife … John, son of Robert de Ferariis, aged 22 and more, is next heir of the said Cecily … Buckebroc. The manor was the inheritance of Cecily de Ferariis … (S) CIsPM.

12/28/1293, Order to the same to deliver to John de Bello Monte of Norfolk, brother and heir of Godfrey de Bello Monte, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said brother, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

5/8/1294, John de Bello Monte puts in his place John de Bosco to deliver to Eleanor de Bello Monte, late the wife of Godfrey de Bello Monte, her dower of Godfrey's lands. (S) CCRs. [6/7/1294, Godfrey identified as having been a justice of goal delivery of Bury St. Edmunds at Cateshull, Suffolk. (S) CCRs.]

11/12/1294, To assess and levy in the county of Suffolk the 10th on the moveables, John de Bello Monte and Roger de Soterie. (S) CPRs.

8/30/1295, John de Bello Monte, constable, assigned to guard the coast near Herewyz, Norfolk. (S) CCRs.

7/2/1297, To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause John de Bello Monte, kinsman and heir of Nicholas son of Reyner [Lord of Witnesham (S) Medieval Suffolk, Bailey, 2010, P15], to have seisin of 100s. of yearly rent in Congeham, Geyton and Grymeston. (S) CCRs.

2/4/1298, Sir John de Beaumont, Sir William of Pakenham, and Nicholas de Cressingham with others bound themselves in 320 marks for the good behavior of the men of Bury St. Edmunds. (S) Hist. of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, Gransden, 2015, P111.

9/1298, John de Bello Monte of Drayton died.


9/24/1298, Order to the same to take into the king's hand the lands late of John de Bello Monte, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

7/16/1299, Complaint by Alice late the wife of John de Bello Monte that Richard de Bello Monte, … entered her manor of Drayton, co. Norfolk, broke her houses there, cut down her trees in her wood there, fished in her stews and carried away fish and other goods. (S) CPRs.

5/11/1300, Alice late the wife of John de Bello Monte sued for dower lands in Kent: a messuage, 340a. land, 20a. meadow, 30a. pasture, 4a. wood, and a mill in Nutstede and the advowson of the church. (S) CIsPM. [John inherited the properties from his brother Godfrey.]

(S) Hundred of Launditch, Carthew, 1877, P322.

Family notes:

·         Alice de Drayton, d/o §§William de Drayton, and sister of Agnes de Drayton who married William Leaveise [No children.]

Children of John & ?:

i. Richard de Beaumont, born ? in England.

1307, Richard died.

ii. Joan de Beaumont (11820311), born ~1285 in England.

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