Name: John Mitford
Death: 16 JUL 1409
Residence: Molesdon, Northumberland
Occupation: Sheriff of Northumberland. MP
Change Date: 18 OCT 2011
In Burke's Peerage and LG, may be seen Mitford records showing the descent of this ancient family in it various branches, and there is an unbroken pedigree from a Sir John de Mitford, born in the reign of King Edward III and coming down from father to son through the seven centuries, to the present Lord of the Manor, Bertram Lane Osbaldestone-Mitford.
The Sir John de Mitford of tmp Edw III had, by deed feoffment, a grant to himself and his heirs male, from David de Strabolgi, 2nd Earl of Atholl, dated at Newton Hall, 20th May 1369, of all his lands and tenements in the ville of Molesdon, to be holden of the grantor and his descendants by the annual payment of six-pence. He was commissioned with John Widdrington and Gerald Heron to tender the oath of allegiance to the King of Scotland. (Ridpath's Border History.)
At the Conquest Mitford was held by John Mitford. [Seems to be a bit more ambitious than Burkes.]
Sir John Mitford of Mitford, Northumberland, was Knight of the Shire of Northumberland.
By Deed of feoffment, a grant was made to him and his male heirs, by David de Strabolgi, Twelfth Earl of Athol, and Third Lord de Strabolgi, dated Newton Hall, 20 May 1369, of all his lands and tenements in the Ville of Molesden, "to be holden, of the grantor and his descendants by the annual payment sexpence."
Together with John Widdrington and Gerald Heron, he tendered the oath of allegiance to the King of Scotland (Ridpath's Border History.)
Keeper of the Seal to Edward, Duke of York, for the Liberty of Tyndale in 1386 (Harleian MSS), and frequently represented Northumberland in Parliament in the reigns of Edward III, Richard I and Henry IV.
High Sheriff in 1404 and 1405.
He died on 16th July 1409, leaving issue.
In 1612, tenth in descent was Robert Mitford of Mitford Castle (died 28.6.1674)
Father: Gilbert Mitford b: ABT 1318
- William Mitford b: 1369
- Margaret Mitford