John Mordaunt, 1st Baron Mordaunt of Turvey (1480 - 1562) MP

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Birthplace: Of, Cople, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
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About John Mordaunt, 1st Baron Mordaunt of Turvey

He was the son of John Mordaunt of Turvey, Bedfordshire, who was MP and speaker of the house. He was admitted to the Middle temple in 1503 to be trained as a lawyer.

He was made a Knight of the Bath when the future Henry VIII was created Prince of Wales on 18 February 1503. He succeeded his father in 1504, inheriting his Bedfordshire estates, and was appointed High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire for 1509. He was a member of Henry VIII's court and was with him at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520 and a member of his council in 1526 and was created Baron Mordaunt in 1529.[1] He took his seat in the House of Lords in 1532.

He became active in local government and rarely visited Parliament, especially after an accident in 1539.

He died in 1562 and was buried in Turvey church alongside his wife, who had predeceased him. He had married Elizabeth Vere, daughter and coheir of Sir Henry Vere of Great Addington, Northamptonshire. They had four sons and four daughters. He was succeeded by his eldest son John Mordaunt, 2nd Baron Mordaunt. His second son Edmund became MP for Bedford. --------------------

John Mordaunt, 1st Baron Mordaunt of Turvey

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Biography

John Mordaunt, 1st Baron Mordaunt (died 18 Aug 1562) was an English politician and peer.


He was the son of John Mordaunt of Turvey, Bedfordshire, who was MP and speaker of the house. He was admitted to the Middle temple in 1503 to be trained as a lawyer.


He was made a Knight of the Bath when the future Henry VIII was created Prince of Wales on 18 February 1503. He succeeded his father in 1504, inheriting his Bedfordshire estates, and was appointed High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire for 1509. He was a member of Henry VIII's court and was with him at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520 and a member of his council in 1526 and was created Baron Mordaunt in 1529.[1] He took his seat in the House of Lords in 1532.


He became active in local government and rarely visited Parliament, especially after an accident in 1539.


He died in 1562 and was buried in Turvey church alongside his wife, who had predeceased him. He had married Elizabeth Vere, daughter and coheir of Sir Henry Vere of Great Addington, Northamptonshire. They had four sons and four daughters. He was succeeded by his eldest son John Mordaunt, 2nd Baron Mordaunt. His second son Edmund became MP for Bedford.

Title

The title Baron Mordaunt was created in 1529 for Sir John Mordaunt. The fifth baron was created Earl of Peterborough in 1628 and the title then passed to his son, the second earl, in 1644. On his death in 1697, the earldom was inherited by the his nephew, Charles and the barony was inherited by his only child, Mary, the estranged wife of the 7th Duke of Norfolk. When she died childless in 1705, the barony was also inherited by Charles, who had also been created Earl of Monmouth. On the death of the 5th Earl of Peterborough in 1814, the title passed to his elder half-sister, Mary. When she died childless in 1819, the title then passed to the 4th Duke of Gordon, who was a maternal great-grandson of the 1st Earl of Peterborough. The title was then inherited by the 5th Duke of Gordon in 1827 and when he died without legitimate issue in 1836, the title became abeyant between his sisters (Charlotte Lennox, Duchess of Richmond, Susan Montagu, Duchess of Manchester, Georgiana Russell, Duchess of Bedford, Louisa Cornwallis, Marchiones Cornwallis and Lady Madeline Palmer) and their issue.

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John Mordaunt, 1st Baron Mordaunt's Timeline

1480
1480
Of, Cople, Bedfordshire, England
1499
September 2, 1499
Age 19
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
1506
February 21, 1506
Age 26
Of, Turvey, Bedfordshire, England
1508
1508
Age 28
Turvey, Bedfordshire, England
1510
1510
Age 30
Of Turvey, Beds, Eng.
1516
1516
Age 36
Of Turvey, Bed, Engl
1518
1518
Age 38
Of Oakley, Beds, Eng.
1520
1520
Age 40
Bedfordshire, England
1520
Age 40
Of Turvey, Bedfordshire, England
1520
Age 40
Of Turvey, Bedfordshire, England