~1410, John Feld born in Herts., England, s/o 1901336. John Feld.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1443, Rental of John Feld of Staundon; Location: Standon Hertfordshire. (S) UKNA.
11/16/1444, Selection of jury. Richard Coksete of Rouchestre and Joan his wife complain ... [Jurors not selected] John Feld, ... (S) Cal. of Assize Rolls in London, FF, 259.
8/20/1445, Richard Alley, Richard Lee, and John Feld, Commoners, added to the supervisors of the assessment for the quarter fifteenth in London, levied each year. (S) Govt. of London, Barron, 1970, P288.
1449, John, a fishmonger at the Staple of Calais, 1 fo 15 commissioners appointed to negotiate with the Duke of Burgundy over commercial interests of England and France. [5 from London, 3 from Boston, 3 from Hull, 1 Ipswich.]
5/1/1450, John Felde the younger late of Maydeston co. Kent to … all lands, rents, services and woods in Maydeston, Shepey and Gelyngham which descended to him in 'gaweletkynd' according to the custom of Kent after the death of Elizabeth his mother; … (S) CCRs.
1450, John Field an alderman of the city of London. (S) Mem. Brasses in Hertsfordshire Churches, Andrews, 1903, P132.
6/26/1450, War of the Roses. Richard, earl of Warwick, and Richard, duke of York, land at Sandwich and march on London. Seige is laid to the Tower, which surrenders to the Yorkists on July 19th.
By 1453, Elizabeth died.
1453, John loaned £2000 to King Henry VI for the defense of Calais, holding Standon, as well as properties in Essex and Kent. [John named a person of Hertsforshire that could spend £10 annualy towards military activities.] (S) Hist. Antiq. of Herts, Chauncy, 1826, P32.
8/1453, King Henry VI had a mental breakdown. [3/27/1454, Richard, Duke of York, appointed Protector of the Realm.]
1454, John, Sheriff of London.
4/21/1456, Defeasance to a bond of John Petyt, of London, mercer, to John Feld, citizen and stockfishmonger of the same for 80/. sterling. The said bond is to be void if Petyt abides by the decision of John Fortescu, knight, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, the arbitrator appointed to decide the actions between the said parties and Lewis Lyneham, of Calais, merchant. (S) Desc. Cat of Ancient Deeds, 1890, P510.
6/16/1456, With the assent of his son, John Felde the younger, the persons John the younger demised property to in 1453 after the death of his mother, demised the same to John Felde the elder esquire, his father, and to his assigns for his life. (S) CCRs.
1456-63, John, an Alderman of London.
1457-58, Grantor: William Taillour, Richard Lee, and John Feld, "aldermen citizens" of London, and others. Grantee: Margaret Fitz Robert, widow. Place Or Subject: Demise, indented, for 5 years, of a messuage in the parish of St.Mary Aldermary. County: London. (S) UKNA.
10/13/1458, Those summoned to the Guildhall for the election of a Mayor of London for the next year ... William Cantelowe, ..., John Feld, ..., Aldermen. [Thomas Scot elected.] (S) London Letterbooks, Folio 306b.
10/13/1459, Those summoned to the Guildhall for the election of a Mayor of London for the next year ... ..., John Feld, ..., Aldermen. [William Hulyn elected.] (S) London Letterbooks, Folio 310b.
6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England.
9/21/1461 in London, In the presence of Richard Lee, the Mayor, ..., John Feld, ..., and Robert Basset, Aldermen, and very many Commoners, summoned to the Guildhall for the election of Sheriffs, [John not elected. John called to 3 other meetings that year.] (S) Cal. of Letter Books of London, 1912.
1463, John released by the Mayor of London from all obligations due to illness.
8/5/1465, … Richard Lee and John Felde aldermen citizens of London … (S) CCRs.
11/19/1467, John Grene of Essex 'gentilman,' … John Felde the younger of London squire … (S) CCRs.
1470, John, late of London, a gentleman, appears to have retired to his estates outside the city.
1471, Lancastrian, Thomas Neville, burns Southwark.
3/7/1472, Commission of array ... George, duke of Clarence ... John Feld and the sheriff, in the county of Hertford. (S) CPRs.
8/16/1474, John died. (S) Topo&Gen, V1, 1846, P94. [John’s executors were his son John, and John’s wife Agnes.]
· “Here lyeth John Feld, sometyme alderman of London, a merchant of the stapull of Caleys, the which deceased the xvj day of August, in the yere of our Lord God mcccclxxiiij. Also her’ lyeth John his son, squire, ye which deceased ye iiij day of May ye yere of”.... The monumental slab is ornamented with four shields of arms: the first of the city of London, the second of the merchants of the staple, the third bears the alderman’s merchant’s-mark, and the fourth the arms which appear on the tabard of his son, the esquire.” (S) Scenes & Characters of the Middle Ages, Cutts, 3rd Ed., 1911, P498.
· In the time of Henry VI, an account of the Gentlemen who could dispend 40s per annum in freehold Lands above Reprises, qualif’d to act joyntly with the military Men, who could dispend £10 per. ann. and resided in this County [Hertfordshire] ... Of the Hundred of Braughing. ... John Feld of Staundon, Esq. ... (S) Hist. Antiq.’s of Hertfordshire, Chauncy, 1826, P32.
Child of John and ?:
i. John Field (475334), born ~1430 in Herts., England.