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John De Mowbray and Joan Plantagenet

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John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray
Spouse(s)Maud de Holand
Joan of Lancaster
John de Mowbray, 4th Baron Mowbray
Blanche Mowbray
Eleanor Mowbray
FatherJohn de Mowbray, 2nd Baron Mowbray
MotherAline de Brewes
Born29 November 1310
Died4 October 1361
BuriedFriars Minor, Bedford
John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray (29 November 1310 – 4 October 1361) was the only son of John de Mowbray, 2nd Baron Mowbray, by his first wife, Aline de Brewes.[1]
He was born 29 November 1310 at Hovingham, Yorkshire.[1]
Mowbray's father, the 2nd Baron, sided with Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, at the Battle of Boroughbridge on 16 March 1322 against Edward II, and was taken prisoner at the battle. He was hanged at York on 23 March 1322, and his estates forfeited.[1] His wife and son John were imprisoned in the Tower of London until Edward II was deposed by his wife, Queen Isabella, and Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March. The Mowbrays were released in 1327.
The 3rd Baron de Mowbray was reportedly in Edward III's good graces, being present in France in the War of the Breton Succession for the sieges of Nantes and Aguillon. He was also on the English side at the Battle of Neville's Cross in the Second War of Scottish Independence.
He died of the plague at York on 4 October 1361, and was buried at the Friars Minor in Bedford.[2]

Marriages and issue[edit]

He married firstly, before 26 February 1322, Maud de Holand, daughter of Robert de Holland, 1st Baron Holand, by Maud la Zouche, daughter and coheiress of Alan la Zouche, 1st Baron la Zouche of Ashby. The marriage was later declared void.[3]
He married secondly, between 28 February 1327 and 4 June 1328, Joan of Lancaster, sixth and youngest daughter of Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, by whom he had a son and two daughters:[3]
He married thirdly, by papal dispensation of 4 May 1351, Elizabeth de Vere (d. 14 or 16 August 1375), widow of Sir Hugh Courtenay (d. before 2 September 1349), and daughter of John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford, by Maud de Badlesmere, daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere.[2]
After Mowbray's death, his widow, Elizabeth de Vere, married, before 26 November 1368, Sir William de Cossington.[2]



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Joan of Lancaster (c. 1312 – 7 July 1349) sometimes called Joan Plantagenet after her dynasty's name, was the third daughter of Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster andMaud Chaworth.


She married John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray on 28 February 1326 or 1327. They had three children:
  • Blanche de Mowbray (died 1409), married firstly John Segrave, secondly Robert Bertram, thirdly Thomas Poynings, fourthly Sir John Worth, and fifthly Sir John Wiltshire.
  • Eleanor de Mowbray, married firstly Roger La Warre, Lord La Warre and secondly Sir Lewis de Clifford.
  • John de Mowbray, 4th Baron Mowbray (25 June 1340-1368), married Elizabeth de Segrave


She died in Yorkshire, England of plague.[1] Her husband married Elizabeth de Vere, widow of Sir Hugh de Courtenay and daughter of John de Vere Earl of Oxford and his wife Maud de Badlesmere.

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America Before 1700The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants

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 [Lilly2.FTW]     [LillyGreyBowe.ftw]     John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray of Axlholme, married Joan Plantagenet, daughter of Henry Plantagenet and his wife Maud de Chaworth, son of Edmund, Earl of Lancaster and his wife Blanche (daughter of Robert of Artois, son of Louis VIII, King of France), son of Henry III, King of England. (Joan is also descended from Hugh and Roger Bigod, Sureties. for Magna Charta.)


 John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray of Axlholme, married Joan Plantagenet, daughter of Henry Plantagenet and his wife Maud de Chaworth, son of Edmund, Earl of Lancaster and his wife Blanche (daughter of Robert of Artois, son of Louis VIII, King of France), son of Henry III, King of England. (Joan is also descended from Hugh and Roger Bigod, Sureties. for Magna Charta.)

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 John de Mowbray
 John was born 29 Nov 1310 in Hovington YKS and, still a minor at the death of his father in 1322, was imprisoned in the Tower of London for five years. In January 1327, on the deposition of Edward II, he was released and given livery of his father's lands, and was summoned to parliament from10 December 1327 to 20 November 1360.
 Henry Plantagenet., Earl of Lancaster, for services to Queen Isabella, was granted rights over the marriage of John, and married him to his fifth daughter Joan , 28 Feb 1326/27. She pre-deceased him in 1349 and he married secondly Elizabeth de Vere
 John was involved in protracted litigation from 1338 to 1347 with his cousin Thomas de Braose concerning the great estates in Wales and Sussex which had come to him through his mother, Alice (nee deBraose). He also had a dispute, prior to his mother's death in 1322, with her second husband Sir Richard Peshall, regarding certain manors in Bedfordshire which he and his mother had granted Peshall for life, and in 1329 he forcibly entered them.
 Edward III came to the throne in 1327 following the barbarous murder of Edward II in Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire. John de Mowbray was a member of the new king's council from 1328. In 1327, 1333,1335 and again in 1337, he served in the north against the Scots. The year 1333 saw the seizure of Berwick by the English. In 1337, with war against France impending, John was ordered to arm his tenants in his lordship of Gower. In 1338 he had to provide ships for the king's passage to the continent and was sent down to his Sussex estates to counter the treat of a French landing. In view of continuing Scottish troubles, 1340 saw him appointed justiciar of Lothian and governor of Berwick-on-Tweed, and in September 1341 he was commanded to furnish Ballol with men from his Yorkshire estates.
 At Neville's Cross, Durham in 1346 there was a great battle where King David II was captured, and also John's Scottish cousin William de Moubray. At this battle John fought in the third line, and one of the chroniclers of the times loudly sang his praises: "He was full of grace and kindness - the conduct both of himself and his men was such as to resound to their perpetual honour."
 A truce had begun in 1347, but at its expiry in 1352, John was appointed chief of the commissioners charged with the defence of the Yorkshire coast against the French, and had to furnish thirty men from Wales. In 1354 the Earl of Warwick challenged John for the lordship of Gower, and succeeded, The Black Prince stepped in on John's behalf, but Edward III ruled in favour of Warwick. In 1335 the king sent John again to the Scottish border.
 In December 1359 he was made a justice of the peace in the Holland district of Lincolnshire and in February of the next year, he became a commissioner of array at Leicester for the counties of Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Rutland. His last recorded duty as the king's servant was his summons to parliament in May 1360. On the 4th. October 1361 he died at Hoveringham, York in the second plague outbreak, having lived through the first in 1348. He was buried in the Franciscan church at Bedford.
 An insight into his character is given by a deed he granted in 1359. The North West of Lincolnshire is known as the Isle of Axholme and was a swampy low-lying area. In order to put an end to the disputes between his steward and tenants in the area, he reserved a small part of his extensive holdings for himself, and grated the remainder to his tenants 'in prepetuum'. This deed was jealously preserved in Haxey church "in a chest bound with iron, whose key was kept by some of the chiefest freeholders, under a window wherein was a portraiture of Mowbray, set in an ancient stained glass, holding in his hand a writing, commonly reported to be an emblem of the deed". The window was broken down in the "rebellious times", when the rights of the commoners under the deed were in large measures overridden, despite their protests, by the drainage scheme begun by Cornelius Vermuyden in 1626.
 John was succeeded by his son, also John.

 Magna Carta Ancestry
 By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham

 John De Mowbray Knt., 3rd Lord Mowbray,Baron of Axholme, Lincolnshire, Baron of Bramber, Sussex, lord of Gower in Wales, Keeper of Berwick-on-Tweed, son and heir, born at Hovingham, Yorkshire 29 Nov 1310 and baptized thers, As a child he was contracted to marry Maud De Holand, daughter of Robert de Holand, Knt. 1st Lord Holand, by Maud, daughter and co-heiress of Alan la Zouche, Knt., Lord Zouch. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London with his mother 26 Feb 1321/2. He married between 28 Feb 1326/7 and 4 June 1328. Joan of Lancaster, 6th and youngest daughter of Henry of Lancaster(grandson of Henry III of England), by Maud, daughter and heiress of Patrick de Chaworth, Knt. Book goes on to name their children.

 On the accession of King Edward III, his father's attainder was reversed, and he had livery of all his father's lands, excepting those of the Templars/  He was summoned to Parliament from 10 Dec 1327 until 20 Nov 1360. He served in the Scots and French wars. In 1333, while he was with the King's army, at Berwick, a band of intruders raided the Lordship of Gower and plundered some of his tenants. In 1337, 2 ships were provided for him, going to Scotland. In 1338 he was ordered to take all of his forces to Sussex to defend the coast. In 1342, he and his wife Joan, received a papal indult for plenary remission. He was one of the Commanders of the English army at the Battle of Nevill's Cross, Durham, 17 Oct 1346. He was present at the Seige of Calais in 1347. His wife Joan died 7 July (1349?) and was buried before the high alter at Byland. He is said to have taken part in the naval defeat of the Spaniards off Winchelsea in 1350. He married 2nd before papal dispensation dated 4 May 1351(they being related in the 4th and 3rd degrees of kindred) Elizabeth De Vere, widow of Hugh De Courtenay K/G.(died before 2 Sept 1349) and daughter of John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford, by Maud, daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, Knt, Lord Badlesmere. They had no known surviving issue. In 1354 his title to Gower was contested by, Thomas Beauchamp, Earl ofWarwick, in the Court of Common Pleas, which suit was decided in Warwick's favor. In 1356 he witnessed the surrender of Balliol of his claim to the Scottish crown in favor of Edward. Sir John De Mowbray 3rd Lord Mowbray died of pestilence at York, 4 Oct 1361 and was buried at the Church of Friars Minor, Bedford. His widow Elizabeth, married 3rd before 18 Jan 1368/9 William de Cossington, Knt. (living 6 July 1380), son and heir of Stephen de Cossington of Cosynton(in Aylesford) and Acrise, Kent. She died 16 August 1375
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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, third baron, was summoned to parliament from 10th December, 127, to 20th November 1360. This nobleman found much favour from King Edward III. who, in consideration of the eminent services of his progenitors, accepted of his homage, and gave him livery of his lands before he came of full age. He was subsequently the constant companion in arms of this martial sovereign, attending him in his glorious campaign in France, where he assisted at the siege of Nantes, and the raising that of Aguillon. He was likewise at the celebrated battle of Durham, (20th Edward III,) and at one time was governor of Berwick-upon-Tweed. His lordship m. the Lady Joan Plantagenet, daughter of Henry, Earl of Lancaster, by whom he had issue, John, his successor. Lord Mowbray, who was styled in the charers, lord of the Isle of Axholme, and of the honour of Gower and Brember, d. in 1361, and was s. by his son, John De Mowbray.
John De Mowbray, fourth baron, summoned to parliament from 14th August, 1362, to 20th January 1366, as "John de Mowbray, of Axholme." This nobleman in the life-time of his father was in the wars of France; and he eventually fell anno 1368, in a conflict with the Turks, near Constantinople, having assumed the cross, and embarked in the holy war. His lordship m. Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John, Lord Segrave, by Margaret, Duchess of Norfolk, (daughter, and eventually sole heiress, of Thomas Plantagenet, of Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk--see that dignity,) whereby he acquired  a great inheritance of lands, and the most splendid  allegiance in the kingdom. By this lady he had two sons, John and Thomas, and a daughter, Anne, who became Abbess of Barking, in Essex. His lordship was s. by his elder son, John.

The Early Jews and Muslims of England and Wales: A Genetic and Genealogical History 
Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman, Donald N. Yates
McFarland, Apr 29, 2014

Judhael of Totnes
Perhaps the most remarkable new tenant-in-chief is the Breton nobleman Judhael of Totnes, whose name combineds Juda, "Jew," with the theophoric suffix -el, and who owned approximately half the entire province. Keats-Rohan has a lengthy entry on him; his enigmatic careeer and the tale of his powerful connections boil with intrigue and adventure (285-86). Originating in Brittany, where his father was the west Norman Knight Alfred the Giant, he married the sister-in-law of Germond of Picquigny in the strategic fiefdom of Picardy and formed deft alliances with the counts of Flanders to the north. Despite or because of his Jewish ancestry and faith, Judhael's descendants married into several prominent Norman families, including those of de Braose, de Beauchamp, Chaworth, Mowbray, Grey, de Laval, Mortimer, and even the royal Plantagenet family. Notably, in the family genealogy a descendant in the late 1500s (Thomas Swinburne) marries a woman who is conspicuously Jewish, Hieronyma Chaytor. In the 1130s and 1140s, Judhael's son Alfred and a nephew, also named Judhael, "were close to Baldwin I de Redvers, earl of Devon and "head of a netword of western Normans in Devon" (Keats-Rohan 286). The Judhael or Totnes line, like that of the High Stewarts of Scotland, who were also Breton in origin, with their alternation of Walters and Alans, long preserved a naming pattern modeled on the High Priests of the Temple in Jerusalem. Without realizing its implications, Keats-Rohan astutely remarks upon it as having a "significance beyond what was customary in name-giving" (42.
34. Alured de TOTNES
33. Judhael de TOTNES b. abt 1049; d. aft 1123 m. Guermond de PICQUANY b. abt 1013
32. Aenor de TOTNES b. abt 1081 m. Phillip de BRAOSE b. abt 1070
31. William, 3rd Lord of Bramber de BRAOSE b. 1100 m. Bertha de PITRES
30. Bertha de BRAOSE b. 1151 m. Walter de BEAUCHAMP b. 1173
29. Walcheline de BEAUCHAMP b. 1194 m. Joane de MORTIMER b 1194
28. William, 5th Baron Beauchamp de BEAUCHAMP b 1215 m. Isabel de MAUDUIT b. 1227
27. William, Earl of Warwick de BEAUCHAMP b. 1237 m. Maud FITZJOHN b. 1237
26. Isabel de BEUCHAMP b. 1266 m. Patrick, Lord Kidwillyin de CHAWORTH b. 1250
25. Maud CHAWORTH b. 1282 m. Earl of Norfolk Henry b. 1281
24. Joan, Baroness Mowbray PLANTAGENET b. 1312 m. John, 3rd Baron Mowbray de MOWBRAY b. 1310
23. John, 4th Baron Mowbray MOWBRAY b. 1340 m. Elizabeth, Baroness Segrave SEGRAVE b. 1338

A history of the western division of the county of Sussex, Volume 2, Part 2 (Google eBook)James Dallaway
Printed by T. Bensley, 1830

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