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Sir John Dinham Lord of Dinham


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Sir John Dinham Lord of Dinham

  • Born: 1406, Hartland, Devon, England
  • Marriage: Joan Arches before 12 Jul 1434 141,1187
  • Died: 25 Jan 1459, Nutwell, Devonshire, England at age 53 141,1254

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1254
Sir John Dinham
died in 1457\endash 8 seised of the manors of Eythorpe, Crendwell, and Little Kimble, held of Edward, Prince of Wales, as of the honour of Wallingford, by right of inheritance of Joan his wife, who survived him. [Chan. Inq. p.m. 36 Hen. VI, no. 39] His wife was the heiress of the Darches family, who had held the two first-named manors, and probably part of Little Kimble, [Chan. Inq. p.m. 18 Edw. II, no. 18; ibid. 2 Ric. II, no. 57; Assize R. 1458, m. 26 d.] as subtenants, but presumably Sir John's right in the manor came also through his great-grandmother, Muriel de Moels.

He was succeeded by his son John, Lord Dinham, who died leaving his four sisters and their children as his heirs. [Chan. Inq. p.m. (Ser. 2), xv, no. 58] In the inquisition on his lands, however, he was said to be seised only of tenements in Little Kimble, [ibid] but his heirs afterwards appear to have held portions of the manor. These heirs were his sisters, Lady Elizabeth Fitzwarren, a widow, who afterwards married Sir Thomas Brandon, and Lady Joan Zouche, and his nephews, Sir Edmund Carew and Sir John Arundel, sons of his sisters Margaret and Katherine respectively. [ibid.]

~A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume II, pp. 303-307

• Background Information. 141
Sir John Dinham, of Hartland, Kingskerswell, Nutwell, Buckland Denharn, Cardinham, &c., son and heir by 3rd wife, aged 22 and more at his father's death. The King took his fealty, and he had livery of his father's lands, 12 February 1428/9, his homage being respited. He was knighted before 1 May 1430, and in 1430 and 1431 was in France with the King. In August 1444 the Abbot of Hartland charged him with breaking into the Abbot's close and houses at Stoke St. Nectan, and taking his horses, sheep, and cattle.

Sir John Dinham married before 12 July 1434, Joan, sister and heir of John Arches, and daughter of Sir Richard Arches, of Eythrope, Cranwell, and Little Kimble, Bucks, by Lucy, his wife.
Sir John Dinham died 25 January 1457/8, at Nutwell, Dcvon, and was buried in the Church of the Black Friars at Exeter. Joan died in 1497.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, pp. 377-378, XIV, p.265

John married Joan Arches, daughter of Sir Richard Arches Knight and Unknown, before 12 Jul 1434 124.,1187 (Joan Arches was born about 1415 in Steeple Aston, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England and died in 1497 in England 141,1187.)

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