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Sir John de Chetwynde Knight

  • Born: 1195, Chetwynd, Shropshire, England 240
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 1240-Feb 1248, England at age 45 240

bullet  General Notes:

~ The Visitations of Staffordshire, 1614 & 1663/4, p. 76, Johannes de Chetwynd, alive 37 & 40 Henry III, son of Adam and father to Adam, John and Philip. 1131

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 240
Sir John de Chetwynd was of full age in 1202 when he attested, along with his father, to a Charter at Richwardine. [Eyton, ix. p. 204] The Feodaries of 1240 represent John de Chetwind as hold Chetwynd and its appurtenances of the Barony of FitzAlan by service of two knight's fee. [Testa de Nevill, pp. 44, 47, 49] He must have died sometime between this date and 1248. On the marrow of the Purification of the Virgin (2 Feb 32 Henry III) in the King's Court at Lichfield we find "John, son of John de Chetewynd," made a Concord of Fine with the Prior St. Thomas, respecting twelve acres of land at Weston-next-Standon, wherein the Prior having first admitted Chetwynd's right at an assize of mort d'ancestr, restored to him the lands at Weston which he claimed. "to have and to hold forever,' Chetwynd on his part undertaking to pay 10s to the Prior and his successors "for all services and exactions." [Pedes Finium, 32 H. iii. Hist. Coll. Staff. Vii. Pt. 1, p. 199]

~The Chetwynds of Ingestre, pgs. 10-11

• Background Information. 1133
John de Chetwynd, son of Adam very likely succeeded his father aout 1210. He was attesting to Charters as early as 1202/3, while his father was still alive. At the Assizes of 1226, one William fitz Robert sued John de Chetwynd for disseizing him of a free tenement in chetwynd, viz. a virgate which Adam de Chetwynde, father of John, had given to Robert fitz Wonram, father of the Plaintiff, to hold in fee and inheritance at a rent of 26d. per annum. John de Chetwynde allowed his father's charter, but showed that the plaintiff's father had been a villain and had been redeemed from Sherdom by Adam de Chetwynde, but that the plaintiff had been born before such redemption. This lead the plaintiff to withdraw his suit. Being poor, the plaintiff was excused amercement, was presented with three merks by John de Chetwynde, who futher allowed him complete manumission and acquitted him of all serfdom [Abrev. Placitorum, p.104].

The Feodaries of 1240 show John de Chetewynde holding "Chetewind" and its appurtenances, for two knights' fees in the Barony of Fitz Alan [Testa de Nevill, pp. 44, 47, 49]. In 1250, John de Chetewinde was amerced five merks by Geoffrey de Langley for venison-trespass, but the King excused him by special writ. A Patent of 22 Aug 1251, exempts John de Chetewind from liability to serve on Assizes, Juries, &c. A charter dated at Windsor on 3 Nov 1252, gives John de Chetwynd Free Warren on his lands in shropshire, Staffordshire and warwickshire. Chetwynde, Weston, and Howle are the estates particularized [Rot. Cart. 37 Hen. III, 57]. Another Patent of 1253, includes him among those, whose estates were entitled to protection and immunity so long as the owners should be serving the King in Gascony.

The Bradford Hundred-Roll of 1255 says "The Manor of Chetewynde is of the Baroney of Sir John fitz Alan of Whiteminister (Oswestry). And it is IX geldable hides, and one whole kinight's fee. And it pays 3s. per annum for motfee and 3s. for stretward, and makes due suit to County and Hundred. And John de Chetewinde holds the said Manor in capite of the said John Fitz Alan. And the said John de Chetwinde shall provide three Mountores at his own cost at White-minster [Rot. Hundred. II.57]."

~ Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. VIII, pp 82-83.

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