Name: John De Mohun
Suffix: 2nd Baron of Dunster
Note: 10 in 1330
Death: 15 SEP 1375
Change Date: 12 AUG 2009
JOHN DE MOHUN, grandson and heir, being son of John by Christian his wife, was aged 10 on 3 May 1330. His marriage and the custody of his lands were at once granted to Henry de Burghersh, Bishop of Lincoln.
He was summoned, July 1337, among others, to attend the young King to Ireland. He was knighted by 4 July 1340, and had livery of his lands, though his age was yet to be proved, 28 May 1341. He was summoned to a Council, which was not a Parliament, 25 February 1341/2, and subsequently to Parliament from 20 November 1348 to 4 October 1373, by writs directed Johanni Mohun de Dunsterre.
In a deed at Dunster he is described as Lord Mohun. He was nominated K.G. on the institution of the Order. J.P. of Somerset and Dorset 1345.
In September 1354 he was a knight of the Prince's household. From 1342 onwards he had a distinguished military career. In that year he took part in the expedition into Brittany in the retinue of his father-in-law, Bartholornew de Burghersh [Lord Burghersh]; in 1344 he accompanied the Earl of Derby to Gascony; was in the retinue of the Prince of Wales whe Edward III landed at La Hogue in 1346, and fought at Crécy 26 August; in May 1347 (as a banneret) he was among those summoned to Dover by the Prince, who was preparing to have dealings with his enemies of France; he took part in the naval fight with the Spaniards off Winchelsea in 1350; fought at Poitiers, 19 September 1356, with the Prince; served under the Duke of Lancaster in Brittany in 1357; under the Prince in 1359; and under the Duke of Lancaster again in 1375.
He married, before September 1342, Joan, daughter of Sir Bartholomew DE BURGHERSH [LORD BURGHERSH], by Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Theobald DE VERDON [LORD VERDON]. To her he gave licence to make her will.
He died s.p.m., 15 September 1375.
At the death of John, Lord Mohun, in 1375, the Barony fell, according to modern doctrine, into abeyance among his 3 daughters and coheirs:
(i) Elizabeth, then 2nd wife of William (de Montagu), Earl of Salisbury. She died in 1414.
(ii) Philippe, who married, 1stly, Sir Walter FitzWalter [Lord FitzWalter]; 2ndly, Sir John Golafre; and, 3rdly, Edward, Duke of York. She died s.p., in 1431.
(iii) Maud, who married John le Strange [Lord Strange], of Knokin. She died in 20 September 1400.
At the death of Philippe, s.p., in 1431, the Barony, according to modern doctrine, emerged from abeyance and devolved as below.
(Complete Peerage IX:23-5, XIV:479, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)
Father: John Mohun
Mother: Christian De Segrave
Joan De Burghersh
- Elizabeth Mohun
- Philippa De Mohun
- Maud Mohun