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Sir John 2nd Baron Lovel
Maud Burnell
(1295-Bef 1341)
Sir John 3rd Baron Lovel
(Abt 1314-1347)

Sir John 5th Baron Lovel Knight of the Garter
(Bef 1342-1408)


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Maud Baroness de Holand

Sir John 5th Baron Lovel Knight of the Garter

  • Born: Bef 1342, Titchmarsh, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England 141
  • Marriage: Maud Baroness de Holand 141,1058,1189
  • Died: 10 Sep 1408, Wardour, Tisbury, Wiltshire, England 141
  • Buried: 1408, St. John's Hospital, Brackley, Northamptonshire, England 141

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 141
John Lovel, Lord Lovel, brother and heir, said to be aged 17 at his brother's death. He was, however, of full age by 8 June 1363, when the King took his fealty. In April 1364, as John Lovel of co. Oxford, he was on his way to Brittany to serve the King. He was a knight in 1367, and in the spring of 1368 was setting out abroad with Lionel, Duke of Clarence, in the King's service. In June 1371, probably in anticipation of his marriage with Maud de Holand, a great heiress, he granted his manors, &c., to Robert de Holand and other feoffees. Livery of Maud's inheritance was given 3 May 1373, there being already issue of the marriage.

John Lovel was on service in France in 1374 in the retinue of Edmund (Mortimer), Earl of March, and, at the end of the year, under the Duke of Brittany. He was summoned to Parliament from 28 December 1375 to 26 August 1407. He did homage at the Coronation of Richard II in 1377. As banneret he had pardon in 1379, and as a knight he went to Ireland on the King's service in 1380. In 1380 he was styled "John Lovel, kt., lord of Tychemerssh and Holand." In 1381 he received a commission to issue a proclamation against rebels in Oxfordshire. He was keeper of the castle of Devizes in 1382. In the King's expedition to Scotlaud in 1385, with William de Botreaux (Lord Botreaux) and Richard de Seymour (Lord Seymour), he was in command of a detachment of 100 men-at-arms and 200 archers. In the same year he was a commissioner in the Scrope and Grosvenor trial.

In 1386, complaint was made against Sir John Lovel in Norfolk by Sir John Lestrange; in the revolt of the Duke of Gloucester in 1387 he was expelled from the court as an adherent of the King, and in the following year took oath that he would not enter the King's house until allowed to do so by Parliament. From 1389-1397 he was a trier of petitions in Parliament. In May 1390, as John, Lord Lovell, he joined in the King's letter to the Pope, protesting against papal provisions to benefices in England.

Sir John Lovel was commissioner of oyer and terminer, array, &c., in 1391 and later years. In 1393, he obtained licence to crenellate his manor house at Wardour, Wilts. In 1394, he was a commissioner to commandeer shipping for the King's service, and was retained to stay with the King for life, various grants being made to him. H e accompanied the King to Ireland in April 1399, but in August of the same year was among the first to join Henry, Duke of Lancaster, at Chester, assented to the imprisonment of the deposed King, and accepted the accession of Henry IV, acting as trier of petitions in several Parliaments, and being constituted a member of the King's permanent Council 1403 and 1406.

Sir John Lovel was appointed constable of Corfe Castle in 1400, and in 1402 received the custody of Fremantle Park, near Southampton, and of the castle and town of Ludlow; and in the following year was chief commissioner to arrange as to the Scottish prisoners taken at Humbledon, and to survey and fortify the town of Southampton. K.G. circa 1405. In 1406 he took the oath to support the succession as entailed on the sons of Henry IV.

Sir John Lovel married, about 1372, Maud, daughter and heir of Robert de Holand (who died v.p., in or before 1373), by Joan (or Alice). She, on the death of her grandfather Robert Holand [Lord Holand], 26 Mar. 1372/3, became, according to modern doctrine, Baroness Holand. Sir John Lovel died at Wardour, 10. September 1408. His will, in which he styles himself Dominus Lovell et de Holond, and desires to be buried in the church of St. John's Hospital near Brackley, Northants, was dated at Wardour 26 July, and proved there, 12 September 1408, by his widow. Maud died 7 May 1423.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. VIII, pp. 219-221

John married Maud Baroness de Holand, daughter of Sir Robert de Holand Knight and Alice de Lisle 141,1058.,1189 (Maud Baroness de Holand was born in Nether Kellet Manor, Lancashire, England and died on 7 May 1423 in England 141.)

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