Sir John Dinham Knight
- Born: 1359, Devonshire, England
- Marriage: Philippa Lovel 141
- Died: 25 Dec 1438 at age 79
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
Sir John de Dinham, of Hartland, Buckland Denham, and Cardinham, son and heir, born 1359 or 1359/60 in co. Devon. When he had proved his age, the King took his homage and fealty, and he had livery of the lands, &c., which he inherited as heir of his mother, 19 February 1380/1. The King again took his homage and fealty, and he had livery of his father's lands, 1 March 1382/3. An action was brought against him by Sir William Asthorpe in the Court of Chivalry to obtain a debt of £250 a year: that Court not admitting his evidence, he appealed to the King, who appointed commissioners to try the case, 3 June and 6 November 1389. In August 1397 he was accused by the Abbot of Hartland of breaking into the latter's houses, assaulting him and chasing him to his chamber, and ill-treating his servants. The knight was bound over in 1,000 marks to keep the peace, 27 February 1397/8, but was guilty of other assaults on the King's subjects, 5 January 1401/2 and 1 December 1404. He was pardoned, 28 April 1407, on payment of 700 of the 1,000 marks. On 2 February 1400/1 he obtained an exemption for life from being put oil assizes, juries, &c., and from being appointed sheriff, escheator, &c., against his wlll. In September 1402 he and others were accused by the Abbot of Torre of digging up a road at Kingskerswell and assaulting the Abbot's rnen.
Sir John de Dinham married, 1stly, before 3 February 1379/80, Ellen. She was living -22 September 1387.
Sir John de Dinham married 2ndly, before 26 November 1396, Maud, widow of Piers de la Mare, of Offley, Herts (who was aged 13 and more in June 1382, married her before 16 May 1386, and died s.p., and elder daughter and coheir of John Maytrave, of Hook, Dorset, Crowell, Oxon, &c., by Elizabeth, sister and coheir of William Damarle, and younger daughter of Sir William Damarle, of Middle Chinnock, Somerset, and Woodbury, Devon. She died s.p. about 1 November 1402.
Sir John de Dinham married, 3rdly, Philippe, daughter of Sir John Lovell, of Titchmarsh, Northants, and Minster Lovell, Oxon Lord Lovell by Alianore, said to be daughter of Sir William la Zouche, of Harringworth, Northants, Lord Zouche. Sir John de Dinham died 25 December 1428, aged about 69. His widow's dower was ordered to be assigned, 12 February 1428/9. She married, 2ndly, before 24 March 1428/9, Nicholas Broughton,, who was living 5 March 1444/5. She died 15 May 1465.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, pp. 374-377 & XIV, p. 265
John married Philippa Lovel, daughter of Sir John 6th Baron Lovel Knight and Alianore.141 (Philippa Lovel died on 15 May 1465 in England 141.)