Sir John de Chetwynde Knight
Sir Adam de Chetwynde Knight
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Sir John de Chetwynde Knight
(1264-After 1351)


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Sir John de Chetwynde Knight

  • Born: 1264, Chetwynd, Shropshire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: After 1351, Chetwynd, Shropshire, England 1133

bullet  General Notes:

~ The Visitations of Staffordshire, 1614 & 1663/4. , pp.76-88, John de Chetwynd, living 14 Edward I, is given as the eldest son of Adam de Chetwynd and his wife Eva , daughter of Roger de Albo Monasteri . 1131

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 242
In 1343, a fine was levied for John de Chetewynde, chivaler, of the manors of Weston near Assheleye and Chetewynde, by firtue of which a settlement was made upon his granddaughter Joan and her husband Rrichard son of Adam de Peshale. [Staff. Coll., Vol. Xi, p. 153] Richard was sheriff of Staffordshire and Salop of 1374 to 1376, son of Dama de Peshale Sheriff in 1341 and brother of Adam de Peshale Sheriff in 1398 and 1418.

In 1412, the Sherfif was Robert Tiptoft who married Joan de Chetwynd, Sir Richard de Peshale's widow.

~Collections for a History of Staffordshire, Vol. XX, p. 103-104

• Background Information. 240
Sir John de Chetwynde, the eldest son of Adam of Cublesdon, was of full age when he became mesne-lord of Hilderston in 1284. He gradually got possession of Chetwynd and weston and obtained the grant of a Fair and Market from the king.

Sir John served in the war in Scotland. In March 1310, he had protection for his estates while serving in the retinue of Edward Burnel. In this campain, the king met with little opposition from the Scots, and after wintering at Berwick, they returned to England in Jully 1311 [Hist Coll. Staff. viii. pt.1, p.36].

In May 1324, Sir John de Chetwynde was summoned to Westminster as one of the Knights of Shropshire, In Sep. 1325, he was appointed to accompany Prince Edward, aged thirteen at the time, to Paris to do homage to the young King Charles le Bel. For this, he received Letters of Protection, dated at Langdon, 4 Sep 1325 [Tymer's Foedera, 1325; Hume's Hist. of Eng., ii. p.35]. From Paris, Sir John was called back, by a summons of 1326, to attend his master, Earl Fitz Alan, who had shut himself up in his castle at Clun. Sir John took his son Reginald the Priest, who had leave from the Bishop from 3 Jan until 1 Aug. Before Sir John's return, Fitz Alan had been captured and carried off to Berkeley Castle where he was beheaded [Tyrells' Hist. of Eng.,iii, p. 324; Hume, ii. p.356; Stubbs; Const. Hist. iii., p.327]. Sir John de Chewynde's name continues to appear in the records from 1322, when he was one of the sureties for Vivian de Staundon, until his last act recorded was his presentation to the Church of Chetwyynd.

Sir John left two sons. By his first wife, whom, according to Plea Rolls was named Joan, he had Reginald, parson of Chetwyn. This Reginald left a daughter, also named Joan, who carried away his estates to the Peshalls. By his second wife, another Joan, daughter of William Ercall of High Ercall, was the mother of his second son, William de Chetwynd of Shaynton.

~ Chetwynds of Ingestre, pp.25-32

• Background Information. 1133
John de Chetwynd was presented by the Bradford Jurors at the Assizes of Oct 1292, as claiming rights of Free-Warren in Chetwynd. An Inquest of 1300, John de Chetwinde is named as then Mesne-Lord of Evelith. On 30 Jun 1314, John de Chetwinde was included in a military summons against the Scots. In the Nomina Villarum of March 1316, he is returned as Lord of Chetewin. On 27 Jun 1318, Sir John de Chetewynde, Knight, presented Reginald de Chetwynde, an Acolyte, to Chetwynde Church. On 17 Jul 1318, John de Chetwind obtained the King's Charter empowering him to hold a weely Market on Tuesdays, at Chetwind, and yearly Fair on the vigil, day, and morrow of All Saints Day [Rot. Cart. 12 Edw. II, No.91].

The Arms of Sir John Chedewynt appear on the Roll of the Battle of Boroughbridge (March 1322). They were Azure, a Chevron between three Mullets. He attested to a deed at Shrewsbury on 25 Apr 1322 [Supra, Vol.VI. p.65] and was summoned to attend a general Council to be holden at Westminster on 30 May 1326.

Sir John de Chetwynd was alive in 1351, but his eldest son, Reginald, was deceased seven years previously. The said Reginald left an only daughter, Joan. This Lady took the great inheritance of the Chetwynds to her husband, Richard, son of Adam de Peshale, and transmitted it to her descendants by him. Lady Joan must have lived to a great age because she was married three times after Sir Richard Peshale's death. There may be a doubt about William Slepe being her husband, but he appears as Joan's husband in 1397/8. She was certainly married to Robert de Heywode in 1404 and Robert Tiptoft in 1409/10.

~ Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. VIII, p. 88-89

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