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  • Name MOWBRAY, John de 
    Prefix Baron 
    Birth 29 Nov 1310  Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christening Aft 29 Nov 1310  Hovingham, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 4 Oct 1361  Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 20 Oct 1361  Constantinople, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 23 Jun 1933  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family 1 VERE, Elizabeth de ,   b. Abt 1348, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationOxfordshire, Englandd. 16 Aug 1375, Oxford, Canterbury, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 27 years) 
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    Family 2 PLANTAGENET, Baroness Joan ,   b. Abt 26 Feb 1325, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this locationNorfolk, Englandd. 7 Jul 1349, Byland Abbey, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 24 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1339 
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      JOHN Mowbray, son of JOHN de Mowbray Lord Mowbray & his wife Aline de Briouse (Hovingham, Yorkshire 29 Nov 1310-4 Oct 1361, bur Bedford). “Johannes filius et hæres Johannis de Moubray dominus insulæ de Haxiholme, et de honoribus de Gouher et de Brember” confirmed the donations to Byland Abbey by his ancestors by charter dated “in festo sanctæ Margaretæ virginis 1345”[733]. A manuscript relating to the Mowbray family records the birth “V Kal Dec…apud Hovingham” in 1310 of “Johannes filius Dñi Johis de Moubray”[734]. He succeeded his father as Lord Mowbray de iure when the latter was hanged in 1322. However, his father's estates were confiscated for supporting the rebellion of Thomas Earl of Lancaster in his rebellion. John de Mowbray was imprisoned in the Tower 26 Feb 1322. His inheritance was restored on the accession of King Edward III. A manuscript record of the Mowbray family states that “Johannes filius [Johannis]” was buried “apud Bedford”[735].

      m firstly (after 28 Feb 1327) JOAN of Lancaster, daughter of HENRY Duke of Lancaster & his wife Maud Chaworth ([1312]-7 Jul [1349], bur Byland Abbey, Yorkshire). A manuscript record of the Mowbray family states that “Johannes filius [Johannis]” married “Johannam sororem domini Henrici primi ducis Lancastriæ”, adding that she was buried “in Bellanda”[736].

      m secondly as her second husband, ELIZABETH de Vere, widow of Sir HUGH de Courtenay, daughter of JOHN de Vere Earl of Oxford & his wife Maud Badlesmere (-[Aug/Sep] 1375). She married thirdly (before 18 Jan 1369) Sir William de Cosynton.

      ** from Magna Charta Barons, p 191
      He was a favourite of Edward III, and attended the king through his memorable French campaigns.

      ** from Complete Peerage, v 9 p 380+
      Mowbray. Barony by Writ. III. 1322. John (de Mowbray), Lord Mowbray, son and heir, born 29 Nov. 1310, at Hovingham, Yorks, and baptized in All Saints Church there. On 26 Feb. 1321/2 he was imprisoned in the Tower. On the accession of Edward III his inheritance, of which many grants had been made, was restored, and on 3 Feb. 1326/7 the wardship of Axholme was granted to Joan, Countess (de Warenne) of Surrey. On 5 Apr. 1327 he was summoned for service against the Scots, and on 22 Apr. was ordered, as lord of Gower, to bring his men from Wales personally to Newcastle. On 27 July, the King having taken his homage, he had livery of all his father's lands (excepting those of the Templars), though he was still under age.

      He was summoned to Parliament from 10 Dec. 1327 to 20 Nov. 1360, and frequently to Councils from 1328 to 1359. He is said to have been present at Amiens, 6 June 1329, when Edward III did homage to the King of France. He was at Swansea on 1 Aug. 1332, and at Fountains on 24 Aug. From now on he was put on numerous commissions of array, oyer and terminer, and in July assisted in the retaking of Berwick. He was at Oystermouth, in Gower, on 16 Aug. 1334, but appears to have have returned to Scotland to guard the Border. In Mar. 1336/7 two ships were provided for him for going to Scotland, and he had remission of 300 marks owing to the Exchequer. In Oct. 1338 he was ordered to take all his forces to Sussex to defend the coast, and was continuously in the King's service up to the summer of 1341, being ordered from Sussex to Scotland again at Michaelmas 1339, and appointed, 15 Apr. 1340, Keeper of Berwick-on-Tweed for a year, and justice in the parts of Scotland occupied by the King of England. In Nov. 1342 the King, who had arrived at Brest in Oct., ordered him to furnish men-at-arms and archers as quickly as possible for the campaign in Brittany, and to send them on if he could not come himself. On 20 Nov. he was summoned to a Council with Prince Edward, and on 13 May 1343, as lord of Gower, was ordered to be intendant to the Prince, who had been created Prince of Wales. On 22 July 1345 he was at Byland Abbey, and in July 1346 he was again in garrison at Berwick, and was ordered to select and send for the French campaign 150 Welshmen from Gower; he was also directed to send a deputy to the Parliament summoned for Sept., as he was needed on the Scottish border. At the defeat of the Scots at Nevill's Cross, Durham, 17 Oct. 1346, he led "the 3rd
      battle" with the Bishop of Lincoln, and was among the Northern magnates who received the King's thanks for their services then. With other Northern magnates he was summoned, 10 Dec., to a Council at Westminster on Scottish affairs, and shortly after Easter 1347 returned to Scotland on service.

      He was summoned to Councils again in Mar. 1350, and in 1352 and 1353. He is said to have taken part in the naval defeat of the Spaniards off Winchelsea, 29 Aug. 1350. From 1351 onwards he was a justice of the peace in Lincs and other counties. He was one of the five commissioners appointed in May 1352 for the defence of the Yorkshire coast against an expected invasion, and as lord of Gower was ordered to provide 30 Welshmen. In the spring of 1355, as John de Mowbray, baron, he was present with his son (as John de Mowbray, nephew of the Earl of Lancaster) at the confirmation of the statutes of St. Mary's, Leicester. Towards the end of that year he was in Scotland with the King, and on 20 Jan. 1355/6 witnessed the surrender by Baliol of his claim to the Scottish crown in favour of Edward. Having lost the lordship of Gower, he from about this time styled himself "lord of the Isle of Axholme and of the honour of Bramber." He was one of those who took the oath that the treaty of Bretigny should be observed.

      He married, firstly, John, sixth and youngest daughter of Henry, Earl of Lancaster. She died 7 July (? 1349), and is said to have been buried before the high altar at Byland. He married, secondly, Elizabeth, widow of Hugh de Courtenay (dead 1349), son and heir of Hugh, 2nd Earl of Devon, and daughter of John (de Vere or Veer), Earl of Oxford, by Maud, widow of Robert FitzPayn, and second daughter of Bartholomew, Lord Badlesmere. He died 4 Oct. 1361.

      His widow married, before 18 Jan. 1368/9, Sir William de Cosynton, son and heir of Stephen de Cosynton, of Cosynton (in Aylesford), and Acrise, Kent, a kngiht of Prince Edward. She died Aug. or Sep. 1375. He was living 6 July 1380.


      b. 29 Nov. 1310 Hovingham, York
      m.1. c. Feb. 1326/7 JOAN PLANTAGENET (d. 7 July 1349, bur. Byland Abbey)
      2. Elizabeth de Vere (m.1. Hugh de Courtenay,
      3. before 18 Jan. 1369 Sir William de Cosynton, d. 1375)
      d. 4 Oct. 1361 York, bur. Bedford

      John was the 3rd Baron of Mowbray upon his father's execution in 1322, however, his estates were confiscated for supporting the rebellion of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and John was imprisoned in the Tower 26 Feb. 1322. He was a favorite of Edward III who restored his inheritance. John was in France during the sieges of Nantes and Aguillon and he also fought at the Battle of Durham.

      "Johannes filius et haeres Johannis de Moubray dominus insulae de Haxiholme, et de honoribus de Gouher et de Brember" confirmed the donations by his ancestors to Byland Abbey, dated the feast of St. Margaret the virgin, 1345.(1)

      Issue- All children by Joan.

      • I. Blanche- m.1. John Segrave (d. before 1353), 2. Robert Bertram, 3. Thomas Poynings, 4. Sir John Worth, 5. Sir John Wiltshire.
      • II. Eleanor- m.1. Roger de la Ware (d. 27 Aug. 1370 Gascony), 2. before 12 Feb. 1373 Sir Lewis de Clifford (d. 1404)
      • III. JOHN- b. 25 June 1340, m.c.1349 ELIZABETH De SEGRAVE (b. 25 Oct. 1338, d. 24 Mar. 1398/9), d. 1368

      (1) Dugdale's Monasticon V, Byland Abbey, Yorkshire- V, p. 347

      Dugdale's Monasticon VI, Newburgh Abbey, Yorkshire, Progenies Moubraiorum, hujus Abbatiae Fundatorum- pp.320-1
      A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire- Bernard Burke, William Clowes & Sons, London, 1962- p. 387 Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants- Vol.II, pp. 286,290