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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Mayor John de Blyton & Emma ?

1055312. Mayor John de Blyton & 1055313. Emma ?

~1260, John born in Lincolnshire, England.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

1297, John de Bliton a wool exporter of substantial credit in Lincoln. (S) Enterprise, Money and Credit, Nightingale, 2018, P241. [His credit certificates in 1297 totaled £814.5, 60% of all Lincoln merchants. John worked primarily as a wholesaler.]

3/19/1303, To the sheriff of Lincoln. Whereas the king lately—at the suit of John de Blyton and Walter Beynes, merchants, suggesting that John, duke of Brabant, was indebted to them … city of Lincoln … the king, wishing to aid John and Walter with a speedy remedy for the recovery of the debt, orders the sheriff to cause the goods thus arrested to be delivered to them … (S) CCRs.

1304, John de Blyton of Lincoln joined Stephen de Reedness of Beverley in advancing £200 to the lord of Cold Hanworth [to expand their business into Yorkshire.]

1305, Jordan des Selyman de Reateford to John de Blyton of the City of Lincoln; mess. in the parish of St. Peter at Arches in suburb of Lincoln in Walkergate. (S) UKNA.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1307-08, John de Blyton the mayor of Lincoln. (S) Enterprise, Money and Credit, Nightingale, 2018, P241. [During his tenure there was a famine and an outbreak of ‘sheep murrain’.]

3/17/1312, The king lately received complaint whilst in Scotland from his merchants John de Blyton, …, citizens of Lincoln, … it was found that the said John de Blyton, Walter, and their fellows were robbed on the sea-coast on the said day in Norfolk near Crumere near the land by malefactors, merchants, mariners, and others of the towns of Hamburgh, Camp', and Lubyk of their wool and goods to the value £1,244 10s. (S) CCRs.

11/18/1312, John de Bliton' of Lincoln' and Walter, his son, querents, and John de Saunton' and Isabel, his wife, deforciants. … rendering yearly 1 rose at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. … after the decease of John de Bliton' and Walter the tenements shall revert to John de Saunton' and Isabel … (S) Feet of Fines, Lincolnshire.

10/16/1314, William Cause, John de Blyton, …, citizens of Lincoln, at the king's request, have bound themselves by recognisance in the Chancery to … the dean and chapter of the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, in the sum of 900 marks, which the king has borrowed from them in order to defend the realm, against the Scots. (S) CPRs.

5/4/1315, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Blyton, citizen of Lincoln, of a messuage and 100s rent to a chaplain to celebrate devine service … for the soul of the grantor and the soul of Emma his wife. (S) CPRs.

5/12/1315, Creditor: John de Blyton, citizen and merchant of Lincoln. Amount: £60 for merchandise sold to him. Before whom: John de Blyton, Mayor of Lincoln. (S) UKNA.

12/20/1315 at Lincoln, Creditor: John de Blyton of Lincoln, merchant. Amount: £7 10s. (S) UKNA.

1315-16, John de Blyton the mayor of Lincoln. (S) CPRs, GBPRO, 1895, P298.

9/27/1316, Creditor: John de Blyton, citizen and merchant of Lincoln. Amount: £35, on account of a loan. (S) UKNA. [John de Blyton had 2 debtors from Bury St. Edmunds who owed him a total of £150.]

10/1316, John Skaryn of Grantham acquired merchandise in Lincoln on credit from John de Blyton of £180. (S) Enterprise, Money and Credit, Nightingale, 2018.

6/4/1317, Creditor: John de Blyton, citizen and merchant of Lincoln. Amount: £10, for merchandise bought from him. (S) UKNA. [In 1317 the wool market outside of London began a decline due to multiple economic factors.]

7/8/1318, John de Blyton' of Lincoln', querent, and John de Sandale, bishop of Winchester, deforciant. 1 messuage and 2 acres of land in the suburb of Lincoln' and Burton' by Lincoln' and the advowson of the church of the vill of Burton'. John de Bliton' has given him 100 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Lincolnshire.

1320-21, John de Blyton of Lincoln to retain the manor of Harlaxton, near Grantham, acquired by him from John de Nevill of Stoke by Grantham. Lincoln. (S) UKNA.

8/16/1322, Adam de Brom, Simon Chaumberloyn , Peter de Lodyngton, and John de Blyton associated with the mayor in the counties of York and Lincoln. (S) CPRs.

10/25/1322 at Lincoln, Creditor: John de Blyton of Lincoln [merchant of Lincs]. Amount: £6 13s. 4d. (S) UKNA.

11/1322, John died.

[––Emma––]

12/4/1322, IPM of John de Blyton of Lincoln. Lincoln: Herl(ax)ton. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, as member and parcel of the manor and soke of Grantham, now in the custody of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroch, by the king’s demise, by service of doing suit at the court of Grantham … Kanewyk. 131a. arable and 12a. meadow, held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of 1/30 knight’s fee. Braunceton. 24a. arable held of Sir Edmund de Eyncourt in chief, by service of doing suit at his court of Braunceton. Whassingburgh. A toft, 4a. arable, and meadow with common in the marsh, held of the earl of Richem(ond) by service of one attendance yearly at his court of Whassingburgh. John his son, aged 28 and more, is his next heir. Lincoln and its suburb: Divers messuages held of the king in chief by service of 1d. each yearly, viz.—one in the parish of St. Margaret in Wikford; one in the parish of St. Botulph, which sometime was of Thomas de Bliton, and another called ‘le Tilhous’ there; one called ‘la Mariehalle’ in the parish of St. Mary, Wikford; and one which sometime was of the friars of the Penance of Jesus Christ in Thornegate; also a messuage which the said John and Emma his wife inhabited in the parish of St. Margaret in Wykford, held jointly by them of the king in chief by service of 1d. yearly. Heir as above. Ledenham. A capital messuage, 7 bovates of land with meadow, and 3 tofts, held of the earl of Richem(ond) by service of 7s. yearly; and 21 bovates of land, a windmill and 20s. rent, held jointly with Emma his wife who still survives, to them and their heirs, of the said earl by service of 1/4 knight’s fee. Wellingoure. A third part of a messuage, 57a. land, 4a. meadow, and 60s. rent, held of the king, as of the earldom of Lanc(aster) now in the king’s hand, by service of 1/6 knight’s fee. Heir as above. Assignment of dower to Emma late the wife of the said John, of all his lands &c, excepting the manor of Herlakston, made on Saturday after the Assenscion, 16 Edward II. Lincoln. A moiety of the said John’s lands &c. in the city and suburb, according to the custom of the city, including a tenement called ‘le Marihalle,’ and a moiety of the profit of ‘le Tyghelhouses.’ Also all the lands of the said John in Canewyk, Braunceton and Whassingburgh, excepting 10a. land in ‘le Suthfeld’ of Canewyk; and 10a. land in ‘le Northfeld’ of Ledenham, for dower for all his lands in Ledenham and Wellinghouer. (S) CIsPM.

2/2/1323, Order to deliver to John, son and heir of John de Bliton of Lincoln, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage ; saving to Emma late the wife of John her dower. (S) CFRs.

5/12/1323, Assignment of dower to Emma, late the wife of John de Blyton, tenant in chief, … There are assigned to her, by the consent of John son and heir of the said John, 55s. of yearly rent … (S) CCRs.

Emma died.

Family notes:

·         Contemporary in Lincoln is another family of the same name. 1307, William de Blyton to grant land in Lincoln and its suburbs to the abbot and convent of Barling. [Likely John’s brother.] 1325, 1327, 1328, William de Blyton, Mayor of Lincoln. This William’s heir is his son John, married to Amicia, in records of: 1331, 1332, 1333 &1334 [Mayor], died 1338, leaving a son William (b.1319).

Children of John and Emma:

i. Walter de Blyton, born ~1290 in Lincolnshire, England.

11/18/1312, John de Bliton' of Lincoln' and Walter, his son, querents, and John de Saunton' and Isabel, his wife, deforciants. … rendering yearly 1 rose at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. … (S) Feet of Fines, Lincolnshire.

Bef. 1322, Walter died. [John is the heir to their father.]

ii. John de Blyton, born 1294 in Lincolnshire, England.

2/2/1323, Order to deliver to John, son and heir of John de Bliton of Lincoln, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage ; saving to Emma late the wife of John her dower. (S) CFRs.

1/20/1324, William de Blyton' of Lincoln', querent, and John de Blyton' of Lincoln', deforciant. The manor of Askeby by Bernoldby. John has granted for himself and his heirs that the manor - which Philip de Neuill' and Agnes, his wife, held for the life of Agnes of the inheritance of John on the day the agreement was made, and which after the decease of Agnes ought to revert to John and his heirs - after the decease of Agnes shall remain to William and the heirs of his body, to hold of John and his heirs for ever, rendering yearly 1 rose at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, and doing to the chief lords all other services. In default of such heirs, the manor shall revert to John and his heirs, quit of the other heirs of William. This agreement was made in the presence of Philip and Agnes, and they did fealty to William in the court. (S) Feet of Fines, Lincolnshire.

6/2/1326, Executors of John de Blyton, John de Blyton, William de Blyton, John de Waghen, chaplain, and John de Araz. (S) UKNA. [Same persons in 4/12 record; references to 12/20/1315 & 10/25/1322 records.]

By 1329, John died, his brother William his heir.

Family notes:

·         A contemporary ‘John de Blyton’ of Lincoln died 1338, leaving a son William (b.1319). See (527656) Family notes for more information on this family.

iii. William de Blyton (527656), born ~1300 in Lincolnshire, England.


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