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Godechild de Paynell

Birthplace: Portchester Castle, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in St. Giles-in-the-Woods Priory, Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Fulk de Pagnell and Godchild Bardolf
Wife of William de St John de Port
Mother of Robert de St. John, 2nd Baron Of Basing and Jane or Joan de St. John

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William De St. JOHN

Born: 1173, Portchester Castle,Hampshire,England

Died: 1239, Portchester Castle,Hampshire,England

Notes: assuming that surname, wrote himself 'Willielmus De Sancto Johanne filius et h¹res Ad De Port', and in the 15th John [1214-15], gave 500 marks to the King for livery of all the lands of Adam De Port, his father. The two following years he executed the sheriff's office for the co. Southampton, but was subsequently in arms with the other barons against the crown, and did not return to his allegiance until some time after the accession of Henry III. He made his peace, however, effectually, for we find him in the 11th of that King [1227] appointed governor of the islands of Guernsey and Jersey. He m. Godchild, dau. of N. Paganell, and was s. by his son, Robert De St. John. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 466, St. John, Barons St. John, of Basing]

Father: Adam De PORT

Mother: Mabel De AUREVALLE

Married: Godechild De PAGANEL


1. Robert De St. JOHN of Basing (Sir)

http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STJOHN.htm#William De St. JOHN1

http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STJOHN.htm#William De St. JOHN1


   bert FitzPayn and daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Lord (Baron)Badlesmere, and died 23/24 Jan 1359/60 at Siege of Rheims. [Burke'sPeerage]
   The 7th Earl played an important part in the early stages of the HundredYears War, being a joint commander of the 1st division at both Crecy(1346) and Poitiers (1356). At the latter it was his adroit management ofthe archers that helped secure victory. [Burke's Peerage, Earldom ofOxford, p. 2178]
   JOHN (DE VERE), EARL OF OXFORD, nephew and heir, being only son ofAlfonso de VERE, 3rd son of the 5th Earl (a), was born about 12 March1311/2. His marriage was sold on 26 January 1328/9 to the Bishop ofLincoln, and the custody of his lands was committed in February to Thomasde Weston. He did homage, and had a writ for livery of the castles,manors, &c., of the late EarL, 17 May 1331. He renewed the claim made byhis uncle to the office of "Chief Chamberlain" of the Kings of England,and eventually he recovered it. In the spring of 1332 he set out on apilgrimage to Compostella. In July 1333 he was one of the guarantors ofEdward's terms at the surrender of Berwick, and he served again inScotland in 1335. He was a commissioner of array in nine counties in1338; and in 1339 and 1340 one of the Keepers of the coast of Essex.Early in November 1339 he put to sea with three great ships in the King'sservice. On 30 March 1340 he was proceeding overseas with the Earl ofWarwick to the campaign in Flanders. In 1342 he attended the royaltournament at Dunstable, and served in Brittany. He took part in 1343 inthe expedition for the relief of Lochmaben Castle. In 1344 he was a trierof petitions in Parliament, and with other magnates begged the King toend the war, either by battle or by a suitable peace. By mid-June 1345 hesailed to take joint command with the Earl of Northampton in the 2ndcampaign in Brittany, where, On 30 September, they defeated a much largerforce under Charles of Blois. He sailed with the King in July 1346, wasone of the commanders of the 1st division at Crécy, and took part in thesiege of Calais. In 1355 he sailed for Bordeaux with Prince Edward, andcommanded the 2nd division in the raid through Languedoc. He was in jointcommand of the 1st division at the battle of Poitiers, 19 September 1356,where his skilful handling of the archers contributed to the victory. Inthe following summer the Earl was at Bordeaux. He was summoned on 10October 1359 to attend a Council at Westminster on 11 November, and laterjoined the King at the front.
   He married, before 27 March 1336, Maud, widow of Robert FITZPAYN (died1322), son and heir apparent of Robert, 2nd LORD FITZPAYN, being sisterand (later) coheir of Giles (DE BADLESMERE), 2nd LORD BADLESMERE, and 2nddaughter of Bartholomew (DE BADLESMERE), 1st LORD BADLESMERE, byMargaret, elder daughter of Thomas DE CLARE, Lord of Inchiquin andYoughal. The Earl died at the siege of Rheims, 23 or 24 January 1359/60,and was buried at Colne Priory. His widow, who was born circa 1308-10,had assignment of dower, &c., in February. She died probably 24 May 1366,at Earls Colne, and was buried there. [Complete Peerage X:222-4,(transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
   (a) John's mother is said to have been Joan, daughter of Sir RichardFoliot, but no proof has been found of this. Alfonso doubtless owed hisname to Edward I's marriage with a sister of Alfonso, King of Castile andLeon. He served with the Earl, his brother, in the Scottish campaign of1298, and in 1303 was in the retinue of the Earl's son on service inScotland. He inherited Great Hormead, Herts, from his mother. In 1322 hewas summoned (from Tendring, Essex) against the Scots, and (from Bucks)was returned as a knight fit for service and accustomed to arms, thoughabove 60. He was summoned, May 1324, by proclamation, to attend the GreatCouncil at Westminster. He d. shortly before 20 Dec 1328, and was buriedin St. Albans Abbey
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Godechild de Paynell's Timeline

Portchester Castle, Hampshire, England
Age 23
Portchester Castle, Hampshire, England
Age 33
Age 66
St. Giles-in-the-Woods Priory, Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England
March 11, 1994
Age 66
August 5, 1994
Age 66