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  • ID: I13803
  • Name: John De Northwode
  • Suffix: 1st Baron Northwode
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 JUN 1254 in Kent
  • Death: 26 MAY 1319
  • Burial: Minster Abbey, Isle Of Sheppey, Kent
  • MEM: Isle Of Sheppey, Kent; Minster Abbey: brass
  • Note:

    Lord John de Northwode, son of Sir Roger and Bona de Northwode, was b 24 Jun 1254, d 26 1319 buried Minister Abbey; Sheriff of Kent 1292-1300; md Lady Joan Badlesmere, d 2 Jun 1391, buried Minister Abbey.  This marriage added a great deal to the family fortune for she owned the manors of Horton near Canterbury and Beausfelde near Dover in the county of Kent.  She also possessed certain tenements in Southwarke in the county of Surry and Rents in the City of London.  Joan Badlesmere was probably the dau of Giles de Badlesmere and therefore the sister of the infamous Bartholomew de Badlesmere who was hung for treason 14 Apr 1322.  Sir John de Northwode was summoned 8 Jun 1294 with about sixty others to advise the king on urgent affairs.  He was summoned for military service abroad in 1297 and 1298.  He was sent to Scotland on military service.  He was knighted at Carlaverock in 1300 by Edward I.  In 1308, he and his wife were summoned to the coronation of Edward II.  He was summoned to Parliament 8 January 1312/3 to 20 March 1318/9 where he was given the title Lord Northwode.  In Jun 1317, with his son, John, and six other Kentish notables, he went to Dover to meet the cardinals, Sir Luke deFlisco, Deacon of St. Mary in Via Lata and Sir Gauselin Johannis, Priest of SS. Marcellus and Peter, sent to England at the king's request to work for peace between England and Scotland.
    According to the Harleian MSS Knights of Ed. I p. 272, 'Sir John (Simon [de Northwood]'s father) had custody of two-thirds of the lands of late Hamo de Gatton in minority of heirs (except Gatton Park) with Kt. fees and marriage of heirs of Wm. de Milksope Kt. having sold same to him 19 Ap. 1305'.
  • _UID: 1C86F80CC364411E842101189902A4648D69
  • Change Date: 18 FEB 2010

    Father: Roger De Northwode
    Mother: Bona Fitzbernard or de Waltham

    Marriage 1 Joan De Badlesmere
    • Married:
    1. Has Children John De Northwode
    2. Has Children Simon De Northwode
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