John de Caltoft
Philip de Caltoft
Sir John de Caltoft Knight
(Abt 1304-)


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Catherine le Bret

Sir John de Caltoft Knight

  • Born: Abt 1304, Wiverton Hall, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Marriage: Catherine le Bret 1006,1349

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Web Reference: Chaworth Family From Nottingham History Online.
William de Chaworth, eighteen years old at the death of his grandfather, Thomas, about 42 Edward III., married Alice, daughter and heir of Sir John de Caltoft, of East Bridgford, widow of Thomas Heck, and inheritor, with other lands of the manor of Wiverton, she was aged thirty the 14th of Richard II., 1391.

• Background Information. 141
Sir William Chaworth, son and heir by Margaret, having proved his age, had livery of his grandfather's lands, 13 Jun 1373; he married Alice, daughter and heir of Sir John Caltofte. Sir William's will, dated at Wyverton, 16 Dec 1398 & proved 5 Jan 1398/9, mentions his wife Alice and his son Thomas.

~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, pp. 153-154

• Background Information. 1006
Sir Raph Basset; Son of Raph Basset, granted to William de Heryez, of Wyverton, in Frank-marriage with Maltilda, his Sister, six Marks of Land in Wyndesclive, as Sir Raph Basset, their Father granted to the said Matilda: [Ex Collect. R. Glover, pen. Will. Dugdale, Norroy] to this Richard Basset, Parson of Drayton, was a Witness. This Matildis was Sister of Raph Lord Basset, of Drayton, Grandfather to the last Lord Basset of that House, who died the 12th of May, 13 R. 2. [Esc. 14 R. 2] at which Time Thomas Earl Stafford, aged twenty-four Years, claimed and was found to be one of his Heirs, as Son of Hugh Stafford, Son of Raph, Son of Margaret, Sister of the said Raph Lord Basset, his Grandfather. The said Matildis, the other Sister before named, Wife of Sir William Heriz, left Issue Joan (often called in Thurgarton-Book Lady of Wiverton), who married Sir Jordan Bret, who had Issue, by her, Sir Roger Bret, who married Ramberga, or Roberta, the Daughter of John Lord Deincurt, by whom he had a Son, Sir John Bret, who married Alice, the Widow of Sir John de Loudham, for which he paid twenty Marks of his Fine to the King, 13 E. 2. [Ex Coll. J. B] and had a Son, Sir John Bret, who married Joan . . . . ., on whom the Manor of Wiverton, 40 E. 3. was settled for Life, [Pip. 13 E. 2; Fin. Hill. 50 E. 3] but died without Issue, so that his Sister Catherine, married to Sir John Caltoft, Lord of East-Bridgeford, carried the Inheritance to Alice, their Daughter and Heir, first married to Thomas Heth, Chr. to whom Sir John Bret, Chr. granted 100l. Rent, 40 E. 3. out of the Lands in Wiverton, Langar, Barneston, Tytheby, Crophill-Bishop, Colston-Basset, Shelford, and Aslocton, and fifty Marks out of William-Thorp, Hynkershull, Wolveley, and Calale, &c. [Clausi 40 E. 3. n. 1 et 2] and afterwards to Sir William Chaworth which Sir William, in Right of her, the said Alice, his Wife, aged above thirty Years 14 R. 2. was the other Co-heir of the last Lord Basset, of Drayton, before mentioned. [Esc. 14 R. 2]

This Sir William Chaworth, and Alice, his Wife, had Issue Sir Thomas Chaworth, who had to his first Wife Nicola, the Daughter of Sir Reginald Braybrook, Knight, by whom he had a Daughter, Elizabeth, married to John Lord Scroop, of Massam. [Ex Coll. J. B]

Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire, Volume I, p. 197

John married Catherine le Bret, daughter of Sir John Bret Knight and Alice 1006.,1349 (Catherine le Bret was born about 1300 in Wiverton Hall, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England.)

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