Sir John de Lisle Knight of the Garter, 2nd Baron
- Born: Abt 1318, Harewood Castle, Weeton, West Riding Yorkshire, England 141
- Marriage: Maud de Grey 141
- Died: 14 Oct 1355, Campton Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England about age 37 141
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
John de Lisle, Lord Lisle, son and heir, was aged 24 and more in 1342, when his father became a friar. In or about 1332 (on the occasion of his marriage) his father Robert gave him the manor of Campton, Beds, and in his illness of 1336 proposed giving him the manor of Harewood, Yorks, and other lands to the value of 400 marks per annum, that he might serve the King with six men-at-arms. In 1338, he was serving in the marches of Scotland, and at the siege of Dunbar. The greater part of his life was spent in the French wars. In October 1339 he was with the King at Vironfosse, when King Philip declined a conflict. In 1341 he was serving in Aquitaine and the following year in Brittany, being one of the commanders at the siege of Nantes. In 1343 and 1344 he made arrangements with his sisters and brother as to the estates. On 20 January 1344/5, he was again going over to Gascony, in the company of Henry of Lancaster, Earl of Derby. On 10 May 1346 an order was made to pay him £40 per annum as long as the war with France should last. He accompanied the King on his expedition from his landing at La Hogue in the Cotentin, on 12 July 1346, until the victory at Crécy (26 August) and the siege of Calais, which did not surrender until 4 August 1347. On the day of Crécy, the King created him a banneret, and granted him £200 per annum for the better support of that estate, which he had taken at the King's command.
John de Lisle had a retinue of 6 knights, 11 esquires and 23 archers. In December 1346, and again in April 1347, he received a general pardon on account of his good services in France. He attended a tournament at Lichfield, at which the King was present, 9 April 1347, and at that time was one of the eleven who are described as "Knights of the King's chamber." In the same year he took part in a tournament at Eltham. He was nominated K.G. at the foundation of the Order circa 1348. In June 1348 the sheriffs of several counties were ordered to take possession of the lands and goods of Sir John de Lisle because he had gone beyond seas contrary to the proclamation, but he was pardoned in the following January.
In August 1349, the King granted John de Lisle the custody of the lands and heir of Gilbert Pecche, in part payment of the £200 annuity, which was rearranged in Oct. 1350. In August 1350 he took part in the King's defeat of the raiding Spanish fleet. Between 1347 and 1350, he was one of those who received capes and hoods of white long-cloth, wrought with men in blue, dancing, and buttoned in front with large pearls. Late in 1350 he applied for the jubilee indulgence, which was allowed in January. He was summoned to Parliament from 25 November 1350 to 15 March 1353/4, by writs directed Johanni de Insula de Rubeo Monte. In October 1351, he obtained licence to found a chantry at Harewood, and to alienate the advowson of Kirkby Overblow to the canons of Bolton Priory, who were to have charge of the new foundation. On 30 Oct 1351, he was appointed Sheriff of cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon, and Governor of the castle of Cambridge, for life. Shortly afterwards he was again to go beyond seas on the King's service. In Jan. 1352/3, he obtained a Papal indult to choose a confessor, and also to take with him, when he went into foreign parts, two or three priests to hear the confessions of himself and his household. On 8 July 1355, he received pardon for the death of John de Goys, knight, and about that time sailed for Gascony in company of Prince Edward.
John de Lisle married, before 16 December 1332, when they had dispensation to remain in marriage they had contracted while ignorant that they were within the 4th degree, Maud daughter of Sir Henry de Grey. She had licence in January 1352/3 to enter the convents of Minoresses at Aldgate and Denny with two honest matrons. John de Lisle died 14 October 1355, being killed in a raid made by Prince Edward from Bordeaux to Narbonne. His widow had livery of the manor of Campton on 12 February 1355/6, after fealty taken, and on 6 April 1356 had assignment of dower at Harewood, &c. She was living 3 January 1376/7.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. VIII, pp. 74-76
John married Maud de Grey, daughter of Sir Henry de Grey Knight and Anne de Rockley.141 (Maud de Grey died after 3 Jan 1377 in England 141.)