1299, John de Durburgh born in Somerset, England. (S) See 4/1347.
[––John & Joan––]
1321-27, John married Joan.
6/1330 at Dunsterre [Somerset], Indenture between … and John de Mohen … Witnesses: John de Clyvedon, … knights, …, John de Derburgh, … (S) Cal. of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907, f.448.
6/16/1333, Licence for John de Farendon to grant to John de Durburgh, in fee tail, the chief bailiwick of the county of Dorset, with the bedelries of the hundreds of Ridelanc, Uggescombe, Groudrene thorn, Tolreford, Ekerdon and St. George, held in chief. If the said John de Durburgh die without heir of his body the promises are to revert to the right heirs of the grantor. By fine of 10 marks. (S) CPRs.
1333, John Durburgh and Joan held Bawdrip manor, Somerset. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, Bawdrip.
8/7/1333 at Bristol, Creditor: John de Durburgh, merchant. Amount: £300, for corn and oats bought from him. (S) UKNA.
12/14/1334, To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause the bedelry of the hundreds of Dorset … John Streth, king’s yoeman, had been prevented from having that office by John son of Robert de Farendon, and John de Durburgh, who occupied it, and the king ordered the sheriff to cause the said John son of Robert and John de Durburgh to appear in chancery … (S) CCRs.
9/26/1339, Commission to John de Durbergh … to levy the 10th and 15th in Somerset. (S) CFRs.
2/17/1340, Commitment during pleasure to John de Durbergh of the counties of Somerset and Dorset so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs. [Renewed 11/3/1340.]
7/15/1340, Whereas the king appointed them to sell the subsidy of the 9th of sheaves, fleeces and lambs and of the 9th and 15th … certain lords of towns and others in divers parts of England strive to defraud the king … the king will appoint magnates and other lieges to inform him … The prior of Bruton, Simon Fourneux, Thomas de Marlebergh, Henry Power and John de Durburgh in co. Somerset. (S) CCRs.
11/19/1341, John de Durbergh ordered to turn over his office as sheriff of Somerset and Dorset to Hugh Tyrel. (S) CFRs.
4/13/1342, Simon de 4neaux and John de Durburgh acknowledge that they owe to William Fitz Waryn £157 3s. 8½d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and the prior's ecclesiastical goods in co. Somerset. (S) CCRs.
4/14/1342, John de Durbergh acknowledges that he owes to Robert, prior of Burton, £134 11s. 2d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. (S) CCRs.
10/1/1344, John de Durburgh and Robert de Somerton, in the county of Somerset, to levy the 15th for 1 year and the 10th for 2 years. (S) CFRs.
8/2/1345, Commission to collect the 10th and 15th to John de Durburgh and Robert de Somerton, in the county of Somerset ; and to put the money in the cathedral church of Welles. (S) CFRs.
11/1/1346, Commission to the sheriff, Edward de Stradlyng, knight, and John de Durburgh in Somerset to collect 40s on each knight’s fee in aid for making the king’s first-born son a knight. (S) CFRs.
By 1347, John knighted.
4/1347, Proof of age of Edmund, son and heir of William de Cheyne at Somerset. John de Clyvedone, knight, aged 60 years and more, says … John de Membury, knight, aged 60 years, Henry de Lorty, knight, aged 70 years, John de Durburgh, knight, aged 48 years, Robert Martyn, aged 50 years, … agree, … (S) CIsPM.
3/8/1347, Commission to Walter de Rodeney, ' chivaler,' John dc Dourbourgh, ' chivaler,' … to collect 601 sacks, 2 stones, 3.5 pounds of wool [part of a loan of 20,000 sacks of wool to the king to fund the war with France] in Somerset. (S) CFRs.
1349, Release by John de Mohun, lord of Dunster, to Sir John de Durburgh, Joan his wife, and Hugh their son, of all his right in certain lands at Carhampton. (S) Rpt. of Royal Comm. on Hist. Manuscripts, V10, Iss6, 1887, P75.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
By 1349, Joan died [likely died in the plague.] (S) Reports, GB Hist. Manuscripts, 1887, V10, Pt6, P74. [Joan not mentioned, and by John’s IPM she pre-deceased him.]
3/1/1350, Creditor: John de Durborough. Amount: £100. [Somerset]. (S) UKNA.
7/20/1350, Commitment to John de Durburgh and Maud late the wife of John de Maresehall, late sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham, of the keeping of a messuage, 80 acres of land, … in Somerleye, co. Southampton … (S) CFRs.
11/3/1350, To Richard Turbervill, John Durburgh, knight, … Order to be attendant upon the collecting and levying of the triennial 10th and 15th last granted, for the third year, in Dorset, … (S) CCRs.
2/6/1351, Revocation pf the late commitment to John de Durburgh and Maud late the wife of John le Maresehall … (S) CFRs.
8/1352, John de Durburgh died.
9/4/1352, IPM of John de Durburgh: Gloucestershire and the Adjacent March of Wales: Magor in the March of Wales. A messuage, 8a. land, 10a. meadow and 20 marks rent … He died on Saturday before St. Bartholomew last. Hugh de Durburgh, his son, aged 30 years, is his heir. Somerset: Hethfeld. The manor held for life … with remainder to Hugh, son of the said John [de Durburgh] and Hawise his wife and the heirs of their bodies. Cantok. A messuage and … Hugh as heir of the bodies of the said John de Durburgh and Joan, sometime his wife, deceased. … heir aged 24 years … (S) CIsPM.
Children of John and Joan:
i. Hugh de Durburgh, born 1322-28, in Somerset England.
Hugh married Hawis [Mohun]. (S) Reports, GB Hist. Manuscripts, 1887, V10, Pt6, P74.
9/19/1352, Order to John de Weston, escheator in the county of Gloucester and the march of Wales adjacent, to deliver to Hugh, son and heir of John de Durburgh, who held in chief, the lands whereof his father was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death; he having done homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.
Child: James, born bef. 1349.
ii. Dyonisia Durburgh (1477353), born ~1345 in Somerset, England.