John FitzJohn: Death: 1276
Note: 1. SIR JOHN FITZ JOHN, of Shere and Shalford, Surrey, Fambridge, Essex, Whaddon, Steeple Claydon, Quarrendon, and Aylesbury, Bucks, Cherhill and Winterslow, Wilts, Potterspury and Moulton, Northants, and Moreton Hampstead, Devon, son and heir of Sir John FITZ GEOFFREY, of the same, sometime justiciar of Ireland (who died 23 November 1258), by Isabel, daughter of Hugh (Le Bigod), EARL OF NORFOLK. While yet a minor, he had livery of his father's lands, 18 February 1258/9, having purchased the custody of them for �300. He was one of the most conspicuous members of the baronial party. As a supporter of Simon de Montfort, he agreed, on the day of St. Lucy [13 December] 1263, to submit to the arbitration of the King of France. With the Earl of Gloucester and William de Munchanesy, he commanded the second division of the army of the Barons at the battle of Lewes, 14 May 1264. On 7 June 1264 he was appointed Sheriff of Westmorland, and, on 2 July following, Constable of the castle of Windsor, and Keeper of the manors of Cookham and Bray, Berks, and Kempton, Middlesex, the Seven [i.e., Chiltern] Hundreds, and the town and forest of Windsor, all during pleasure. He was summoned for Military Service against the Welsh, from 14 March 1257/8 to 25 May 1263, to a Council, 17 October 1263, and to Parliament, 24 December 1264, by writs directed Johanni filio Johannis. He was one of those prohibited, 16 February 1264/5, from taking part in the tournament at Dunstaple, and ordered to attend a Council on the morrow of Ash Wednesday [19 February] following. At the battle of Evesham he was wounded and taken prisoner, and his lands were granted away to the Earl of Gloucester and Roger de Clifford. On 7 February 1265/6, the Countess of Aumale having undertaken to bring him before the King if called upon to do so, the King committed him to her charge. He was pardoned and admitted to the King's peace, 10 July 1266, and recovered his lands under the Dictum of Kenilworth, but on 1 June 1268 they were again taken into the King's hand for contempt. He was one of those appointed, 26 May 1270, to treat with Llewelyn at Gresford on the morrow of Trinity [9 June] following, and was one of the King's proxies at the General Council of Lyon, 7 May to 17 July 1274. He was present in generali parliamento at Westminster, Sunday the Feast of St. Dunstan 19 May 1275. He married, before 18 February 1258/9, Margery, daughter of Sir Philip BASSET, of Wycombe, Bucks, Compton Bassett and Wootton Bassett, Wilts, &c., sometime Justiciar of England, by his 1st wife, Hawise, daughter of Sir Matthew DE LOVAINE, of Little Easton, Essex. She died v.p., i.e. before 29 October 1271. He died s.p., at Lambeth, about 6 November 1275. [CP 5:670-2]
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