~1300, John born in England, heir & s/o §§Thomas de Eland.
~1310, Alice born in England, s/o §§Robert Lathom.
10/3/1322, Order to restore to John de Eland his lands in Eland and the issues thereof … John was not an adherent of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster. (S) CCRs.
1/18/1326, IPM of John de Querneby. York: Staynland. 3s. rent held of John de Eland by fealty only. (S) CIsPM.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
By 1327, John knighted.
3/7/1327, IPM of Thomas eark of Lancaster. York: … Rostrik. Divers rents, and two water-mills, from the rent whereof there are assigned to John de Eland, knight, as part of his fee, 20 marks yearly. … Hyprum. Divers rents &c., (S) CIsPMs.
12/12/1332, Enrolment of release by Thomas de Outheneby to Sir William de Melton, archbishop of York, of his right in the manor of Aston-in-Morthyng. Witnesses: Sir John de Eland, …, knights; … (S) CCRs.
7/4/1333, To Henry de Percy, John de Eland, Peter de Middelton, William de Scargill, Adam de Hoperton and Thomas Deyvill, justices of oyer and terminer in the West Riding, co. York. (S) CCRs.
3/6/1335, … shall inform the king of the names of the men, both horse and foot, so armed, and of the number of the remaining able-bodied (defensalium) men before Easter next, … William de Scarthgill, John de Eland and Brian de Thornhull in the West Riding. (S) CCRs.
6/26/1335, John de Eland has besought the king by his petition before the king and his council, to order a suit which he has against John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, to be proceeded with, as he seeks in the king's court against the earl, a mill, 100 acres of pasture and 50 acres of wood in Hyperum, by the king's writ. (S) CCRs.
11/17/1336, To William de Ros of Hamelak, Ralph de Bulmere, Henry Vavasour, John de Eland, Robert de Scorburgh and William Scot. Whereas the king appointed them justices to enquire by the oath of lawful men of co. York concerning felonies, homicides, … (S) CCRs.
12/6/1336, John de Eland, knight, John son of Richard de Byron and Henry de Haydok acknowledge that they owe to John de Turneye, £200; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. (S) CCRs.
1340, John de Eland, Knight of the Shire for Yorkshire, with William Grammy.
10/1/1340, Commitment during pleasure to John de Eland of the county of York and the castle of York, so that he answer at the Exchequer as other sheriffs and keepers hitherto. (S) CFRs.
5/1341, John de Eland, leading his tenants as a private army, put to death 3 neighboring gentlemen in their own manors: Sir Robert Beaumont of Crossland Hall, Hugh of Quarmby Hall, John de Lockwood of Lockwood Hall. Lady Beaumont fled to Lancashire. [Until 11/19/1341.]
9/25/1346, Enrolment of grant by Robert de Nevill of Horneby, knight, to Sir William Scot, knight, and Alice his wife … Witnesses: Sir John de Eland, Sir Nicholas de Wortheley, knights, … (S) CCRs.
11/1/1346, Commission to 40s on each knight’s fee as an aid for making the king’s firsborn son a knight … The sheriff, John de Eland, knight, and John de Malghum in West Riding, co. York. (S) CFRs.
3/16/1347, Commission to collect 40s on every knight’s fee … to Hardulph Wasteneys, to act …, in the room of John de Eland, in the West Riding … (S) CFRs.
1347, John killed at Brighouse by the families of those he had slain, his son a minor. John de Eland, lord of Eland, Tankersley, Fulbridge, Hinchfield, and Ratchdale.
(S) Concise Hist. of the Parish and Vicarage of Hallifax, Crabtree, 1836, P441.
· The source given has a poem [transcribed in 1650], and a discussion of surrounding events of 1341.
· The genealogy of this family is not very specific in the source given. This is a chronological and otherwise record-based attempt to clarify the lineage. This is different from existing published genealogies, which are based on a parenthetical addition to a record of 7/10/1396.
· Sir John Eland of Eland was the high steward to the Earl of Warren, who had a private war with Thomas, earl of Lancaster, involving Alice de Lacy [died 1348], gd/o the Earl of Lincoln, wife of Thomas, earl of Lancaster [beheaded 1332.]
· John had a half-brother, Thomas de Eland, who married by 1343 Joan de Melton [widow of Robert de Conyers, and niece of William de Melton, Archibishop of York], they had a son and heir named Robert. [1343, the wardship of Margaret, daughter of Robert son of Thomas de Conyers was granted to Thomas Eland and Joan, his wife.] This Thomas’ 5th child by Joan was a daughter Isabel. The timeline does not support her being the heiress, besides the fact that she had older brothers, and besides the fact that Thomas was a younger half-brother of John.
· Family history: Lesingus de Eland of Lasing-Croft, Yorkshire, had a son Henry de Eland, who had Hugh de Eland, who had Sir John de Eland [living 1246, and 1275 at Brighouse Turne], who had Sir Hugh de Eland [died 1310-11] who married Joan, coheiress & d/o Sir Richard Tankersley, knight. [10/5/1307, Hugh and his grandfather Hugh witnessed a deed of John, earl of Warren, at Koningsburgh to the free burgesses of Wakefield.] Hugh and Joan had Thomas [father of this John], Richard, Margaret, and Wymark (daughter). [Margaret married John de Lacy, her father in 1293 giving them all his lands in South Owram, except the manor of Eland. Wymark married Jordan de Mittton.]
· There was a ‘John de Eland’, of Hundersfield, not a knight, in the early records. Another ‘John de Eland’ in 1335 in Lancaster.
Children of John and Alice:
i. Isabel de Eland (1477120), born ~1335 in England.
ii. John de Eland [son], born ~1337 in England. [Heir]
6/1350, John, who had died in minority, had an account of the lands and tenements in Eland, of the honour of Pomfret, valued at £6 18s 3d.
1350, Sir John Savile of Tankersley purchased the wardship of Isabel Eland, daughter of Sir John de Eland, from the Lord of the Honour of Pontefract, for £200.