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John 1st Baron Lovel

  • Born: Titchmarsh, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England
  • Marriage: Joan de Ros 141,1220

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• Background Information. 141
John Lovel
, son and heir, was aged 32 at his father's death. In 1277, being then a knight, he served for his father in the campaign in Wales, and in 1287 was going into Wales on the King's service with the Earl of Gloucester, when he was accompanied by his illegitimate elder brother, John Lovel of Snorscombe. Both had letters of protection going abroad in July 1287 and June 1288. In 1294, he served in the short campaign in Gascony; in 1295 was again under the Earl of Gloucester, with his brother Thomas; and in 1296 was marshal of the army in Scotland. In 1297, he was active in public service. He was summoned to Parliament from 6 February 1290 to 26 August 1307, by writs directed Johanni Lovel and later Johanni Lovel de Tichmershe, whereby he is held to have become Lord Lovel.

John Lovel was summoned to the campaign in Scotland in 1298, in which Edward defeated Wallace at Falkirk, but did not serve; summonses to serve in person were continued till his death. In 1301, as lord of Docking, he joined in the Barons' letter to the Pope. From March 1302/3 he was again in Scotland on the King's service, and his wife with him. In July 1304 it was "the nobleman, Sir John Lovel, knight," to whom Sir William Oliphant surrendered the keys of Stirling Castle after the fierce three months' siege. In November following, he had licence to crenellate his mansion of Titchmarsh. In 1306, he was lieutenant of the Earl Marshal of England. He was summoned to attend the Coronation of Edward II in February 1307/8, and in 1309 to a Council at Westminster, in which year he joined in the letter to the Pope. In March 1309/10, he was one of the magnates who declared that the permission to appoint Lords Ordainers should not be taken as a precedent, nor prejudice the King or his heirs.

John Lovel married 1stly, about 1270, Isabel, sister and in her issue heir of William, and daughter of Arnold du Bois, of Thorpe Arnold, co. Leicester. She died s.p.m., probably before 1280.

John Lovel married, 2ndly, Joan, said to be daughter of Robert de Ros of Helmsley, by Isabel, daughter and heir of William d'Albini. He died before 1 October 1310. His widow died 13 October 1348, holding Elcombe and Bluntesdon in dower.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. VIII, pp. 216-217, XIV, p.454

John married Joan de Ros, daughter of Sir Robert de Ros Knight and Isabel d’Aubigné 141.,1220 (Joan de Ros was born about 1256 in Helmsley Castle, Yorkshire, England and died on 13 Oct 1348 in Blunderston, Mitford, Suffolk, England 124.)

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