~1330, John born in Leicester, England, younger s/o 15212392. Walter de Houby & 15212393. Alice ?.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
1349, John’s father died.
1352, John’s older brother Anthony forfeited the family lands.
10/5/1353 at Kirkeby, Enrolment of release made by John son of Walter de Houby, knight, for the souls of Gilbert de Houby, Maud his wife, John son of Gilbert de Houby, knight, Alice his wife and John their son to the warden and chaplains of the chapel of St. Peter, Kyrkeby upon Wrethek, of all his right and claim in the manor of Kyrkeby … and in all the lands, rents and services with their appurtenances which belonged to Maud late the wife of Gilbert de Houby in the said town of Kyrkeby, and in the advowson of Kyrkeby church, which church the said warden and chaplains hold to their own uses. Witnesses: …, James Beler, … (S) CCRs. [Members of the Houby and Belers families married.]
10/6/1353, IPM of William Roos of Hamelake. Leicester: … Houby. A quarter of a fee held by the heirs [John] of Walter de Houby … CIsPM.
4/29/1357, To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede the exigents and the promulgation of outlawry against Thomas de Chaworth, the elder, knight, … John de Houby and John de Glaston of the county of Leicester and William Viker of Middlesex, have mainperned in chancery to have Thomas before the said justices at Westminster. (S) CCRs.
Child of John and ?:
i. Anthony Howeby (3803098), born ~1355 in England.
[Anthony named after John’s eldest brother.]