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Jean du Plessis, de jure uxoris 7th Earl of Warwick

Nicknames: "John de Plessitis", "John de Plessetis"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: Died in Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Missendem Abbey, Buckinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Guillaume du Plessis, Seigneur du Plessis, des Breux et de La Vervolière and NN wife of Guillaume I du Plessis
Husband of Christian de Sandord and Chrétienne de Stanford, Countess of Warwick
Father of Sir Hugh du Plessis, Knight
Brother of Pierre I du Plessis, Seigneur du Plessis, des Breux et de La Vervolière and Laurents du Plessis du Mors

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About Jean du Plessis, de jure uxoris 7th Earl of Warwick

   * Born: Abt 1206, Arundel Castle, Sussex, England 3
   * Marriage: (1): Christina De Sanford Abt 1230 2
   * Marriage: (2): Margery De Newburgh
   * Died: 25 February 1262, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England, about age 56 1,2,3
   * Buried: Missendem Abbey, Bucks 1,2

left Normandy, France in 1217 to emigrate to England.

Adopted Sandford Arms: Knighted 9th Earl of Warwick in 1227 of Poiteau, England

In Testa de Nevill named as John Plesid.

The first of this family mentioned is John de Plessets, an eminent Norman who came to England in the beginning of the reign of Henry III. He became a domestic servant in the court of King Henry III, and, having served in the Welsh wars, was constituted governor of the castle of Devizes, in Wiltshire, and warden of the forest of Chippenham, in the same shire. In the 24th King Henry's reign [1240] he was sheriff of Oxfordshire, and in two years afterwards he had a grant of the wardship and marriage of John Bisset, and likewise of the heirs of Nicholas Malesmaines.

Certain it is that he enjoyed in a high degree the favour of his royal master for, upon the death of John Mareschal, who had m. Margery, the sister and heir of Thomas de Newburgh, Earl of Warwick, the king sent his mandate to the archbishop of York, the bishop of Carlisle, and William de Cantilupe, requiring them that they should earnestly persuade this opulent widow to take John de Plessets for her 2nd husband. Nay, so much did he desire the union that, upon Christmas day in the same year, being then at Bordeaux, he granted to John Plessets, by patent, the marriage of this Margery in case he could procure her consent; and if not, that then he should have the fine which the lady would incur by marrying with the king's license. This course of the king's however, prevailed, and his favourite obtained the hand of Margery de Newburgh, Countess of Warwick, and widow of John Mareschal, styled Earl of Warwick.

De Plessets was subsequently constituted constable of the Tower of London, but not by the title of Earl of Warwick, nor did he assume that dignity for some time afterwards. He did, however, eventually assume it, under a clause in a fine levied in the 31st Henry III [1247], whereby William Mauduit, and Alice, his wife, did, as much as in them lay, confer the earldom upon him for life, so that, if he outlived the countess, his wife, he should not be forced to lay it aside. In the August ensuing, the King, granting to him license to fell oaks in the forest of Dene, styles him Earl of Warwick, and thenceforward he bore that dignity. His lordship was appointed in four years afterwards one of the justices itinerant to sit at the Tower for hearing and determining such pleas as concerned the city of London; and at the breaking out of the contest between Henry and the barons, he was constituted sheriff of the cos. Warwick and Leicester; but he lived not to see the issue of those troubles, for, falling sick in the beginning of the month of February, 1263, he d. before its expiration.

His lordship left issue by his first wife but none by the Countess of Warwick. Lady Warwick survived her husband but a short time when the Earldom of Warwick and the great inheritance of the Newburghs reverted to her cousin, Waleran de Newburgh, son of her aunt, Lady Alice Mauduit.

By his first wife, Christian, dau. and heir of Hugh de Sandford, he had issue, a son and heir, Hugh de Plessets.

[Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 439, Plessets, or Plessetis, Earl of Warwick, Baron Plessets, and p. 399-400, Newburgh, Earls of Warwick]

John married Christina De Sanford, daughter of Hugh De Sanford and Joan De Noers, about 1230.2 (Christina De Sanford was born about 1211 in North Moreton, Berkshire, England 3 and died on 25 December 1242 3.)

John next married Margery De Newburgh.

John next married Unknown.

--http://www.plaistedfarm.com/Family_Website/FamilyTree/3.htm --------------------

Jean (John) du Plessis, d. 25 February 1262, Hook Norton, buried at Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire. Left Normandy, France in 1217 to emigrate to England, knighted 1227, m. (1) [1234 at Kidlington] Christian de Sanford (b. 1214 at North Moreton, Berkshire, d. 1241 at Kidlington, Oxfordshire, daughter of Sir Hugues de Sanford). Child: Sir Hugh du Plessis, b. 1236; m. (2) [before 14 September 1243] Margery de Newburgh, Countess of Warwick.  Jean (John) thus became 8th Earl of Warwick in right of his wife)  

Parents: Father: Guillaume du Plessis, Mother: Not Known.

Siblings: Pièrre, Lawrence.

Marriages:

Marriage (1): 1234 at Kidlington] Christian de Sanford (b. 1214 at North Moreton, Berkshire, d. 1241 at Kidlington, Oxfordshire, daughter of Sir Hugues de Sanford). Child: 1b1. Sir Hugh du Plessis, b. 1236

Marriage (2):before 14 September 1243 to Margery de Newburgh, Countess of Warwick. Jean (John) thus became 8th Earl of Warwick in right of his wife)

Children: Not known.

Note: His descendants are in the USA with the surname Plaisted. Sources: http://www.plaistedfarm.com/Family_Website/FamilyTree/1281.htm http://www.mtholyoke.e/~megbaker/genealogy/plaisted.html , http:/users.kricket.net/rajincajun/pafg365.htm, http://thor.genserv.net/sub/strub/desc_84.htm#111544 http://monval.com/20030301/dat23.htm#35http://www.peterwestern.f9.co.uk/maximilia/pafg1454.htmwww.plaistedfarm.com/Family_Website/FamilyTree/3.htmhttp://thor.genserv.net/sub/strub/pedo_92.htm#4588http://thor.genserv.net/sub/strub/pedo_105.htm#4984 http://thor.genserv.net/sub/strub/fam_25!%205.htm#4 www.peterwestern.f9.co.uk/maximilia/pafg1454.htm http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jamesdow/s053/f000758.htm www.reimert.org/genealogy/database/d163.htm umney@alphalink.com.au --------------------

The House of Le Plessis – Richelieu 13./14th Century

Guillaume I., um 1200, Seigneur du Plessis, des Breux et de La Vervolière.

1.Pierre I., Seigneur du Plessis etc.

1. Guillaume II., Seigneur du Plessis etc.

1. Pierre II., † um 1331, Seigneur du Plessis etc.

1.Guillaume III., † 1373, Seigneur du Plessis etc; ∞ Charlotte, Tochter von Jean de La Celle.

1. Pierre III., Seigneur du Plessis, des Breux, de La Carrelière, de Forges et de Thou, † 1401; ∞ Ragonde Vigier.

2.Sauvage, † 1409, Seigneur de La Vervolière, de La Valinière et de Favardines ∞ 10. Juli 1388 Isabeau, Dame de Belarbe, † 1401, Tochter von Jean Le Groing, Seigneur de La Mothe-au-Groing

3.Jean

4.Jeanne ∞ Guillaume de Maignac, Seigneur du Solier

5.Catherine, Dame de Rives ∞ Huguet de Puygiraut

2.Pierre

3.Eustache ∞ Ithier de Torsac

4. Alips ∞ Philippe de La Châtre

2.Jean

1.Pierre I. ∞ Jeanne, Tochter von Goulu de Mausson

1.Jean ∞ Philippe Barbine

1. Pierre II.

2. Jean, † 1263, de iure uxoris 7. Earl of Warwick ∞ I Chrétienne, Tochter von Hugues Stanford; ∞ Margaret de Newburg, Countess of Warwick, Tochter von Henry de Beaumont, 5. Earl of Warwick (Haus Beaumont)

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haus_Le_Plessis-Richelieu

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Jean du Plessis, de jure uxoris 7th Earl of Warwick's Timeline

1207
1207
Poitou-Charentes, France
1234
May 30, 1234
Age 27
Steward of the Manors of Rudes & Devizes
May 30, 1234
Age 27
Warden of Chippenham Forest
May 30, 1234
Age 27
Constable of Devizes Castle
1234
Age 27
England
1237
1237
Age 30
Arundel Castle, Sussex, England
1239
1239
- 1240
Age 32
Sheriff, co. Oxford
1244
June 24, 1244
Age 37
Constable of the Tower of London
1250
1250
Age 43
Warden of Melksham & Chippenham Forests
1250
Age 43
Constable of Devizes Castle