Sir John d’Engaine Knight
- Born: 30 May 1302, Colne Engaine, Essex, England 141,160
- Marriage: Joan Peverell 141,160
- Died: 16 Feb 1358, England at age 55 141,160>
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. V, "The Heirs of Engaine" Pedigree, p. 80, Sir John Engaine, b. 30 May 1302; d. 16 Feb 1357/8 married Joan, daughter of Sir Robert Peverel. 141
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
Sir John Engaine, of d'Engaine, of Laxton, Pytchley, Blatherwycke, Great Gidding: Dillington, White Notley, Colne Engaine, &c., nephew and heir of John 1st Baron, dsp. 28 Sep 1322, being son and heir of Sir Nicholas Engaine, of Colne Engaine and Coton, by Anice, daughter of Sir Walter de Faucomberge, of Skelton in Cleveland and Rise in Holderness Lord Faucomberge, which Nicholas was brother and heir of the last Lord, but died 4 or 10 Dec 1322, without having had livery of his brother's lands. Sir John Engaine was born 30 May 1302. When he had proved his age, the King took his homage, and he had livery of his uncle's lands, 9 Jun 1323; his father's lands were liberated to him, 12 July following. Having accompanied the Earl of Lancaster in his chivauche to Bedford, 11 Jan 1328/9, his lands were taken into the King's hand on 16 January: they were restored to him, 11 February following, and the King, with the assent of Parliament, remitted the recognizance in 1,200 marks, which he had made to pay for his pardon, 14 Dec 1330. On 6 Sep 1339, he obtained possession of the manors of Blatherwycke, Dillington, and Graffham, and the other lands which Ellen, widow of his uncle, John, had held in dower or for life.
Sir John Engaine was appointed a justice, in cos. Cambridge, Hunts, Northants, and Rutland, to hear and determine the oppressions committed by the King's ministers and others, 10 Dec 1340: he was then a banneret. In April 1343 he acquired the manor of Eaton Socon, Beds, and in February 1346/7 the reversion of the manor of Sandy, Beds, and that of the advowson of a chantry in the church there, from Roger de Beauchamp. These manors, and others, he subsequently entailed.
Sir John Engaine was summoned for Military Service against the Scots, 21 Mar 1332/3, to Councils from May 1324 to 20 Mar 1349/50, and to Parliament from 20 Sep 1355 to 15 Dec 1357, by writs directed Johanni Dengayne, whereby he is held to have become Lord of Engaine. In 1346 he was summoned to join the King before Calais.
Sir John Engaine married, soon after 12 November 1318, Joan, daughter of Sir Robert Peverel, of Castle Ashby, Northants, by Alice, his wife. Sir John Engaine died 16 Feb 1357/8, aged 55. On 19 March following the escheator in co. Leicester was ordered to take the fealty of Joan, and the manors, which she and her husband had held jointly at his death, were liberated to her.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. V, pp. 75-76
John married Joan Peverell, daughter of Sir Robert Peverell Knight and Alice de Langton. 141,160 (Joan Peverell was born about 1310 in Castle Ashby, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England and died after 30 Jun 1359 in England 141.)