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John De Mowbray and Aliva De Braose

A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, extinct, dormant, and in abeyance. England
John Burke
H. Colburn & R. Bentley, 1831

JOHN DE MOWBRAY, second baron, summoned to parliament from 26th August, 1307, to 5th August, 1320. This nobleman during his minority was actively engaged in the Scottish wars of King Edward I, and had livery of all his lands before he attained minority, in consideration of those services. In the 6th of Edward II, being then sheriff of Yorkshire, and governor of the city of York, he had command from the king to seize upon Henry de Percy, then a great baron in the north, in consequence of that nobleman's suffering Piers de Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, to escape from Scarborough Castle, in which he had undertaken to keep him in safety. The next year Lord Mowbray was in another expedition into Scotland, and he was then constituted one of the wardens of the marches towards that kingdom.In the 11th of the same reign he was made governor of Malton and Scarborough Castles, in Yorkshire, and the following year he was once more in Scotland, invested with authority to receive into protection all who should submit to King Edward. But afterwards taking part in the insurrection of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, he was made prisoner with that nobleman and others at the battle of Boroughbridge, and immediately hanged at York, anno 1321, when his lands were seized by the crown, and Aliva, his widow, with her son, imprisoned in the Tower of London. This lady, who was daughter and co-heir of William de Braose, Lord Braose, of Gower, was compelled, in order to obtain some alleviation of her unhapppy situation, to confer several manors of her own inheritance upon Hugh le Despencer, Earl of Winchester. In the next reighn, however, she obtained from the crown a confirmation of Gowerland, in Wales, to herself and the heirs of her body by her deceased husband, remainder to Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, and his heirs. Lady Mowbray m. secondly, Sir Richard Peshael, Knt., and d. in the 5th of Edward III. Her ladyship's son, John De Mowbray, third baron, was summoned to parliament....

A Genealogical History of the DormantAbeyant, Forfeited, and 

Extinct Peerages of the British Empire 

Harrison, 1866
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