Sir John de Langton
- Born: Leicestershire, England
- Marriage: Alesia Banastre before 1296 in Lancashire, England
- Died: After 1332-Bef 1335, Leicestershire, England 712,756
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 762
The House of Langton of Low was founded by Robert de Langton, the son and sucessor of John and Alice. Robert, endowed his second son, also named Robert, with the ancient patrimonial property in Leicestershire as well as with the manor of "Hindlegh," near Wigan, with the fee of Makersfield, and the manor of Low in Hindley was the manor house of the second Robert's descendants.
Memorials of the Family of Langton of Kilkenny, page 63
• Background Information. 756
In the 32nd of Edward I, in the king's court at York, a month after Easter (Apr. 1304), John, son of Robert de Langeton and his wife Alice (Banastre) querentes, John de Langeton clerk deforciant, a fine was levied on the manors of Walton-in-le-Dale, Newton and Lauton, and of the advowson of the church of Wigan with appurtenances, by which the manors and advowson aforesaid were settled on John and Alice and the heirs of John begotten of the body of Alice, with remainder to the right heirs of Alice.
John de Langeton survived his wife and died before 9 Edward III. He was however alive on 2 Jul 1332, when as "Seigneur de Makerfeld," he attorneyed his Receiver, Richard de Newton, to deliver seisin to Gilbert de Haydoke of two acres of waste laying in Newton Wood, sealing thse his letters with his seal: "A Neuton en Makerfeld le jeody pchein appres la fest des apostles Seint Pere et Seint Paule l'an du regne le roy Edward tierce puis la conquest sisme."
~ Visitation of Lancashire, Part I, pp. 22-23
• Background Information. 712
Sir John de Langton died about 7 Edward III (1334), for in the following year we find his son Sir Robert in possession of the barony of Newton. Sir John had another son, also named John.
~Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, New Series, Vol XI, page 110
• Background Information. 714
Sir John de Langton, knight, married before 1296, when he and Alice, his wife, were found to hold a fee of Edmund, Earl of Lancaster [Vide the Earl's Inquisition p.m.] In 1301, he had a charter of free warren, fairs and markets at the instance of his brother, John de Langton, the chancellor. Levied fine at York on Easter Sunday 31 Edward 1 (29 Mar 1304). [Vide vol xcv. p. 137 Chetham series]
~Lancashire Inquisitions, p. 95
John married Alesia Banastre, daughter of James Banastre and Elena Boteler, before 1296 in Lancashire, England. (Alesia Banastre was born about 1252 in Hindley, Lancashire, England and died in 1320-1324 in Lancashire, England 756.)
John and Alice married prior to 1296, as is proved by the inquisition of the death of Edmund earl of Lancaster, under whom John and Alice were found to hold a fee in this country.
~ Visitation of Lancashire, Part I, p. 22 756