Name: John de St Philibert
Death: BEF 12 FEB 1333
Residence: Eaton Hastings, Berks
MEM: Chelsworth, Suffolk, All Saint?s church: tomb
Change Date: 24 SEP 2009
There is an extraordinary structure set into the wall of the north aisle of All Saint?s church, Chelsworth. Inside, this turns out to be a huge 14th century tomb canopy. Mortlock argues that it was originally free-standing before being sited here, presumably in one of the arcades, but possibly up in the chancel, in which case it might once have been anEaster sepulchre. The case is made for it being the tomb of Sir John Philibert, who died in 1334. It is a magnificent piece.
His tomb is described as a ?Crusader tomb?.
Sir JOHN DE SAINT PHILIBERT, son and heir, was born and baptised at Sulham, Berks.
His wardship was granted to Queen Margaret. He proved his age, and had order for seisin, January 1314; and was, some time, of the King's retinue. In 1318 he went on a pilgrimage to St. Iago; he was on service overseas, under the Earl of Norfolk, in 1320, and in Gascony, 1324 and 1325; and in 1322 was with the Earl in Scotland. He was among those summoned, by proclamation, to attend the Great Council at Westminster, 1324; Knight of the Shire for Berks, 1327; on a commission of the peace, Suffolk and Norfolk, 1331. In 1331 and 1332 he was in Gascony, as mayor of Bordeaux.
He married Ada. He died before 12 February 1332/3, seised of lands in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Gloocester and Berkshire. His widow died about Whitsuntide 1349 in the time of the pestilence.
[Complete Peerage XI:366, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
He and Ada had these children (ex inform D Richardson):
John, 1st baron Philibert,
Father: Hugh de St Philibert
Mother: Alice de Blakenham
Ada de Botetourte
- John St Philibert
- Margaret de St Philbert
- Alice St Philbert
- Maud de St. Phillibert
- Isabella St Philibert