Sir John de Mowbray, Knight, 4th Baron Mowbray

Male 1340 - 1368  (28 years)


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  • Name John de Mowbray 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Knight, 4th Baron Mowbray 
    Born 24 Jun 1340  Epworth, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Oct 1368  Thrace, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • while en route to the Holy Land...

      was slain by the Turks at Thrace on 17 June 1368.
    Probate 17 May 1369  Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I43827  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2017 

    Father John de Mowbray, Knight, 3rd Baron Mowbray,   b. 29 Nov 1310, Hovingham, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1361, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Joan Plantagenet, Baroness Mowbray,   b. ~ 1312, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1349, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 1326-1327  (Yorkshire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    • sometime between February and June 1327 and his 2nd marriage...
    Family ID F15942  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Segrave,   b. 25 Oct 1338, Blaby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1368, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married ~ 1343  [1, 2, 4
    Children 
     1. Joan Mowbray,   b. ~ 1361,   d. Aft 30 Nov 1402  (Age ~ 41 years)
     2. Thomas de Mowbray, Knight, 1st Duke of Norfolk,   b. 22 Mar 1366, Epworth, Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1399, Venice, Itlaly Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     3. Eleanor de Mowbray,   b. Bef 1381,   d. 13 Aug 1417  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F15939  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jun 1340 - Epworth, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1368 - Thrace, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 17 May 1369 - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John de Mowbray, 4th Baron Mowbray (24 June 1340 1368) was an English peer. He was slain near Constantinople while en route to the Holy Land.

      Family

      John de Mowbray, born 25 June 1340 at Epworth, Lincolnshire, was the son of John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray, of Axholme, Lincolnshire, by his second wife, Joan of Lancaster, sixth and youngest daughter of Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster.[1][2][3] He had two sisters, Blanche and Eleanor (for details concerning his sisters see the article on his father, John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray.[4]

      Career

      He and twenty-six others were knighted by Edward III in July 1355[3] while English forces were at the Downs before sailing to France. In 1356 he served in a campaign in Brittany.[2][3] He had livery of his lands on 14 November 1361; however his inheritance was subject to the dower which his father had settled on his stepmother, Elizabeth de Vere.[3] By 1369 she had married Sir William de Cossington, son and heir of Stephen de Cossington of Cossington in Aylesford, Kent; not long after the marriage she and her new husband surrendered themselves to the Fleet prison for debt.[2][4] According to Archer, the cause may have been Mowbray's prosecution of his stepmother for waste of his estates; he had been awarded damages against her of almost 1000.[3]

      In about 1343 an agreement had been made for a double marriage between, on the one hand, Mowbray and Audrey Montagu, the granddaughter of Thomas of Brotherton, and on the other hand, Mowbray's sister, Blanche, and Audrey's brother, Edward Montagu. Neither marriage took place.[3] Instead, about 1349 a double marriage was solemnized between, on the one hand, Mowbray and Elizabeth Segrave, and on the other hand, Mowbray's sister Blanche, and Elizabeth Segrave's brother John, Pope Clement VI having granted dispensations for the marriages at the request of the Earl of Lancaster in order to prevent 'disputes between the parents', who were neighbours.[5][3] Mowbray had little financial benefit from his marriage during his lifetime as a result of the very large jointure which had been awarded to Elizabeth Segrave's mother, Margaret, Duchess of Norfolk, who lived until 1399.[6][3] However, when Elizabeth Segrave's father, John de Segrave, 4th Baron Segrave, died on 1 April 1353, Edward III allowed Mowbray to receive a small portion of his wife's eventual inheritance. Estate accounts for 1367 indicate that Mowbray enjoyed an annual income of almost 800 at that time.[3]

      Mowbray was summoned to Parliament from 14 August 1362 to 20 January 1366.[2] On 10 October 1367 he appointed attorneys in preparation for travel beyond the seas; these appointments were confirmed in the following year.[7] He was slain by the Turks near Constantinople while en route to the Holy Land.[8] A letter from the priory of 'Peyn' written in 1396 suggests that he was initially buried at the convent at Pera opposite Constantinople;[9][10] according to the letter, 'at the instance of his son Thomas' his bones had now been gathered and were being sent to England for burial with his ancestors.[7]

      His will was proved at Lincoln on 17 May 1369.[11][5] His wife, Elizabeth, predeceased him in 1368 by only a few months.[5]

      Marriage and issue

      Mowbray married, by papal dispensation dated 25 March 1349,[5] Elizabeth de Segrave (born 25 October 1338 at Croxton Abbey),[5] suo jure Lady Segrave, daughter and heiress of John de Segrave, 4th Baron Segrave (d.1353),[3] by Margaret, daughter and heiress of Thomas of Brotherton, son of Edward I.[12]

      They had two sons and three daughters:[12]

      John de Mowbray, 1st Earl of Nottingham (1 August 1365 before 12 February 1383), who died unmarried, and was buried at the Whitefriars, London.[13]
      Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk.[14]
      Eleanor Mowbray (born before 25 May 1364),[5] who married John de Welles, 5th Baron Welles.[13][15]
      Margaret Mowbray (d. before 11 July 1401), who married, by licence dated 1 July 1369, Sir Reginald Lucy (d. 9 November 1437) of Woodcroft in Luton, Bedfordshire.[16]
      Joan Mowbray, who married firstly Sir Thomas Grey (1359 26 November or 3 December 1400) of Heaton near Norham, Northumberland, son of the chronicler Sir Thomas Grey, and secondly Sir Thomas Tunstall of Thurland in Tunstall, Lancashire.[17][13] [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7812] "John Segrave, 4th Baron Segrave (1315-1353)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Segrave,_4th_Baron_Segrave.

    2. [S7813] "John de Mowbray, 4th Baron Mowbray (1340-1368)" biography,.

    3. [S8971] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53750073, downloaded January 23, 2016 by David A. Hennessee.

    4. [S11890] "Eleanor de Mowbray (before 1361 - before 13 August 1417)", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_de_Mowbray,.

    5. [S7814] "Henry, 3rd Earl of Leicester and Lancaster (c. 1281 - 22 September 1345)" biography,.

    6. [S7815] "John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray (1310-1361" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_de_Mowbray,_3rd_Baron_Mowb.

    7. [S7816] "Joan of Lancaster (1312-1349)", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Lancaster.