~1339, James Chudleigh born in England, s/o 15210452. John de Chudleigh & 15210453. Joan de Beauchamp.
~1342, Joan born in England, d/o 7604470. Henry of la Pomeroy.
11/2/1355, James with King Edward III landing in Calais, proceeds on raids into Pas de Calais, Artois and Picady.
9/19/1356, James at the Battle of Poitiers in France. Edward, the Black Prince, defeated a larger French and allied army led by King John II of France, leading to the capture of the French king, his son, and much of the French nobility. By treaty, England was permitted to annex much of western France. In addition, France would pay a ransom of 4 million écus for the king.
[––James & Joan––]
~1357, James married 1st Joan Pomeroy.
4/3/1367, James with John of Gaunt and his forces, having joined up with the Black Prince and his forces, and crossed the Pyrenees mountains in winter, won the battle of Najara, Spain. The English were supporting Pedro the Cruel of Castile, who was returned to the throne. An estimated 16,000 soldiers died in the battle.
2/1368, James preparing to go overseas again. [Staying abroad for over a year.]
3/1/1369, IPM of Lionel, duke of Clarence. Devon: … Houkesbeare. Half a knight’s fee, held by James de Chuddelegh … (S) CIsPM.
12/1372, Joan’s father died.
1372-73, James serving under Sir Philip Courtenay, admiral of the western fleet.
1373, Sir Philip made a convoy of ships to Gascony. [In August, Sir Philip assigned to take the castle of Gurry.]
1376, Joan died.
James married 2nd Joan, d/o Sir Alexander Champernowne of Bere Ferrers, Devon [1 son.]
11/7/1376, James appointed sheriff of Devon.
1377, Power of attorney by John of la Pomeray, knt. (1st Joan’s brother) … to give season to William of la Pomeray, Nicholas of la Pomeroy, James of Chuddelegh, Nicholas of Kyrkham, Adam Cole (3802234), … (S) UKNA.
5/4/1377, IPM of Hugh de Courteney, earl of Devon. Devon: … Schirwill and Brightelescote. Held by James de Chuddelegh for a knight’s fee and a half. … Shirewelle. Part of the manor, held by James de Chuddelegh for one knight’s fee … (S) CIsPM.
By 1381, James knighted.
1381, James presented to Loxhore.
1381, John 1st a MP for Devon.
5/1382 at Comberalegh, John de Seyntaubyn knight to John de Blake of Loddeforde … Charter with warranty … lands etc. in Somerset, with rents, reversions, wards, marriages etc. Witnesses: James de Chuddelegh, John de Poulet knights, … Thomas de Affeton (311884), … (S) CCRs.
9/1382 at Combe Raleigh, John de Seyntaubyn knight, son and heir of Thomas de Seyntaubyn knight, to …, John Hulle of Exeter, …, co. Devon, and the advowson of Combe Ralegh church. Witnesses: John de la Pomeray (1st wife’s brother), James de Chuddelegh knights, Nicholas de la Pomeray, … (S) CCRs.
1/1/1383 at Comberalegh, John de Seyntaubyn (3802612) knight to John de Blake of Loddeforde … Charter with warranty of the manor and advowson of Alvyston and all other his lands etc. in Somerset, with rents, reversions, wards, marriages etc. Witnesses: James de Chuddelegh, John de Poulet knights, … Thomas de Affeton, … (S) CCRs.
3/16/1383, To Edward de Courtenay earl of Devon, Guy de Bryene, Philip de Courtenay, James Chuddelegh, John Hulle and John Daumarle, the king's commissioners, … (S) CCRs.
12/11/1384, James appointed sheriff of Devon.
12/14/1384, James de Chuddelegh, knight, and Robert Cornu to be paid £20 8s for 51 days at parliament representing Devon at Westminster. (S) CCRs
1/20/1385, James Chudleigh, Sheriff [of Devon], replies … (S) UKNA.
3/1387, James at sea under the command of the admiral, Richard, earl of Arundel.
3/24/1387, The fleet of Admiral Richard Fitzalan off Margate, defeated a combined Flemish, French, and Spanish fleet, taking no less than 100 ships, great and small, all laden with wines, comprising 19,000 tons.
3/1/1388 at London, Thomas Beauchamp of Rym to Robert de Chalouns, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manors of Bokerel and Oulescombe; and because his seal is to many unknown, the signet of Edward de Courtenay earl of Devon and the seal of Sir Hugh de Courtenay knight the earl's brother are attached at his request. Witnesses: Sir James de Chuddelegh, Sir John Pridyaux knights, Nicholas Reed, … (S) CCRs.
1388, James assigned to administer the oaths to the Lords Appellant.
12/23/1391, Order to James de Chuddelegh, escheator in the county of Devon, … (S) CFRs.
1392, James Chuddelegh, escheator for Devon.
1394, James a MP for Devon for the last time [of 9.]
3/6/1394, John Grenevyle and James de Chuddelegh, knights, to be paid £22 for 55 days at parliament representing Devon at Westminster. (S) CCRs.
11/11/1394, James appointed sheriff of Devon.
7/2/1395, James Chuddelegh, Sheriff [of Devon], replies … (S) UKNA.
1396, James presented to Ringmore.
1/10/1396, Definition of limits of warranty, indented James Chuddelegh knight, … (S) UKNA.
12/30/1399, Debtor: John Cole, the son of Adam Cole, knight [John held parts of fees in Wylbury, Fremington Hundred, and in East Stoodleigh, Witheridge Hundred, Devon]. Creditor: James Chudleigh, knight [held part of a fee in Limbury, in Broad Clyst, Cliston Hundred, Devon]. Amount: £20. (S) UKNA.
1401, James presented to Alvrdiscott.
1401, James died.
9/1402, Thomas Pomeroy, knight, and Joan his wife request that the commons ask the king that they might be restored to certain manors and tenements in Devon and Cornwall, from which they were forcibly expelled by Philip Courtenay, knight, John his son, and Joan, widow of James Chuddelegh, while Thomas was going to Wales in the king's service. (S) UKNA.
(S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993. (S) James recalled his service at Poitiers, and in Spain, during the dispute between Sir Robert Grosvenor and Richard, Lord Scrope of Bolton, in the court of chivalry.
Child of James and Joan Pomeroy:
i. Joan Chudleigh (3802613), born ~1359 in England.
Child of James and ?:
ii. James Chudleigh, born ~1361-78 in England.
5/21/1398, To the sheriff of Somerset. Writ, mutatis mutandis, in favour of Thomas Cary, son of John Cary knight, against John Hull knight and Maud his wife, John Denham knight, James Chuddelegh, … in respect of 8 messuages, 1 dovecote, 3 carucates of land, 14 acres of meadow and 14 acres of pasture in Houndeston and 2 sestries of meadow in 'Chestremede'. (S) CCRs.