Sir John Deiville Knight
- Born: Egmanton, Southwell, Notthinghamshire, England
- Marriage: Maud 141
- Died: Bef Oct 1291, England 141
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 141
Sir John D'Eiville (correctly de Daiville), of Egmanton, Notts, Adlingfleet, Kilburn, and Thornton, co. York, son and heir of Sir Robert de Daiville (living in June 1243/4), of Egmanton, &c., by Dionis or Denise, daughter of Sir Thomas Fitz William of Sprotborough co. York. He was appointed Chief Justice and Keeper of the King's forests North of Trent for 3 years from Easter 1257, and again, for 2 years from Easter 1260: ordered to surrender his office, 13 June 1261. Appointed, by the counsel of the magnates, Constable of York Castle, 18 July, and Keeper of the forests North of Trent, 20 Jul 1263. He was ordered to give up York Castle, 16 Dec. 1263, but he still held it by force, 1 Mar. following.(c-131) Had licence to crenellate Hood Grange in Kilburn, 20 Aug. 1264. Appointed, by the counsel of the barons, Constable of Scarborough Castle, 6 Sep. 1264. Was one of those prohibited, 16 Feb. 1264/5, from attending the tournament of Dunstable, and ordered to attend a Council on 19 Feb. following. He was not present at the battle of Evesham.
After the death of Simon de Montfort, Sir John D'Eiville became one of the most acitive leaders of the disinherited barons. With the younger Simon, he occupied the Isle of Axholme in the autumn of 1265: they were not dislodged for some months. He was accidentally absent from the action at Chesterfield, 15 May 1266, being out hunting. Escaping on this occasion, he became the leader of those who, after taking Lincoln, seized the Isle of Ely, 9 Aug. 1266, whence they plundered Norwich (16-17 Dec.) and Cambridge. He joined the Earl of Gloucester in London, 11 Apr 1267, taking up his quarters in Southwark. About this time he formed a project to seize the King's person, but the plot failed, having been disclosed by the Countess of Gloucester. He was admitted to the King's peace, 1 Jul 1267, and though he had held out to the last, he had immediate seizin of his lands and remission of the first year of his ransom.
Sir John D'Eiville recovered the manor of Thornton, 20 Sep. 1277. Was with the King in the Army of Wales in 1282. He was summoned for Military Service from 17 Jan. (1257/8) 42 Hen. III to 14 Mar (1282/3) 11 Edw. I, to attend the King at Shrewsbury, 28 Jun (1283) 11 Edw. I, and to Parliment, 24 Dec (1264) 49 Hen. III, by writs directed Johanni de Eyvill.'
Sir John d'Eiville married, 1stly (pardon for marrying without lic., 5 Feb. 1275/6), before 8 May 1275, Maud, widow of James d'Audithelegh, or d'Audelegh, of Audley, co. Stafford, which James d. s.p. shortly before 7 Nov. 1273. She died about Apr 1276.
Sir John d'Eiville married, 2ndly Alice. He died before Oct 1291. His widow was living in Oct. 1296.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, pp. 130-132
John married Maud.141 (Maud died before 22 Apr 1276 141.)