Joan FitzJohn: Death: ABT 1303
Title: Magna Charta Barons, Browning, 1898
Title: The Complete Peerage
Page: 4:265, 5:670,, 11:299, 12:173, 370
Note: Lord of Berkhampstead, Sheriff of Yorkshire, in 1234, Lord Justice of Ireland, in 1246.
John, being next male heir of that family on the death of William FitzPiers, Earl of Essex, in 1227, paid a fine to the king of 300 marks for those lands which were his father's and did by hereditary right belong to him, whereof this last Earl William died seised. In the 18th year of Henry III., this John was constituted Sheriff of Yorkshire; and in the 21st year of the same reign, upon the treaty then made between the king and the barons, whereby, in consideration of the great charter and charters of the forests being confirmed, a thirtieth part of all men's moveables were given to the king, this feudal lord was admitted one of the privy council held at London, he was one of those at the time sent to the Pope's legate, to prohibit his attempting anything therein prejudicial to the interests of the king and kingdom. In eight years afterwards, John Fitz Geoffrey was one of the commissioners sent from King Henry (with Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, and others) to the council at Lyons, in order to complain of the great extractions made upon the realm by the holy see; and the next year, 1246, was constituted Justice of Ireland, where, for his services, he received a grant from the crown of the Isles of Thomond. John was the feudal lord of Berkhampstead and Kirtling manors, and of Shere, Fambridge and other estates. He died in November 1258.
Justiciary of Ireland. Died in 1258, succeeded by a son, John Fitz-John. He also had a daughter, Maud FitzJohn, widow of Gerard de Furnival, who married (2) William de Beauchamp, 6th Baron de Beauchamp, of Elmsley, created Earl of Warwick, who died in 1298, leaving a daughter Isabel Beauchamp, who married Patrick de Chaworth, d.s.p.m., in 1282, son of Patrick, 4th Baron de Chaworth, and Hawise, his wife, daughter of Thomas de Londres, of Kidwilly, in Wales. The had a daughter Maud Chaworth, widow of Henry Plantaganet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, who died in 1345. She married (2) Hugh Despencer.
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