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John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey

Birthplace: Warren, Sussex, England
Death: Died in Surrey, , England
Place of Burial: Lewes Priory, Lewes, Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey and Maud Marshal
Husband of Audelin de Albo Monasterio/Whitchurch; Audelia d'Aubigny and Alice de Lusignan, Countess of Surrey
Father of Griffin de Warren; Alice PERCY; Eleanor de Warenne, Vicomtesse de Surrey; Isabella de Warenne, Baroness of Bywell and Sir William de Warenne
Brother of Isabel D'Aubigny; Eleanor de Warenne and Maud de Warenne
Half brother of Matilda le Bigod; Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk; Isabel Fitzgeoffrey; Hugh Bigod, Chief Justice of England; Sir Ralph Bigod and 3 others

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About John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey

"John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey (1231 – c. 29 September 1304) was a prominent English nobleman and military commander during the reigns of Henry III of England and Edward I of England. During the Second Barons' War he switched sides twice, ending up in support of the king, for whose capture he was present at Lewes in 1264. Warenne was later appointed a Guardian of Scotland and featured prominently in Edward I's wars in Scotland."

However, he fought for Scotland in the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September, 1297, along with Sir John "The Red" Comyn (III), Lord of Badenoch


Warenne died on 29 September 1304 in Kennington, Kent. He was interred in Lewes Priory at a service conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was succeeded by his grandson, also called John.


Warenne and Alice de Lusignan had three children:

Eleanor, who married Henry Percy and was the mother of Henry de Percy, 1st Baron Percy of Alnwick; (See Percy Family)

Isabella, who married John Balliol (also called John II Baiol) and was the mother of Edward Balliol;

William, who married Joan, daughter of Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford, and was accidentally killed at a tournament on 15 December 1286. Their son John succeeded his grandfather as earl of Surrey; their daughter Alice de Warenne married Edmund Fitzalan, 9th Earl of Arundel.


New: Confusingly, there are a few references at the beginning of the 1300s to John and William, sons of John, earl of Warenne, both of whom had been, according to letters of the pope, ordained priest while still under age. [8] As our Earl John (the 7th) was only born in 1286, these two must have been the illegitimate sons of his grandfather John de Warenne (1231-1304), the previous earl of Surrey and Warenne, and thus John's uncles. His sons John and Thomas had both joined the order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem by November 1345, and their mother Maud Nerford was dead by then. [9] Neither of them appeared in their father's will. Source: Kathryn Warner, holds a BA and an MA with Distinction in Medieval History and Literature. Link to her long list of resources:



Citations / Sources:

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, pages 242, 385; volume X, page 456. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S7] #44 Histoire de la maison royale de France anciens barons du royaume: et des grands officiers de la couronne (1726, reprint 1967-1968), Saint-Marie, Anselme de, (3rd edition. 9 volumes. 1726. Reprint Paris: Editions du Palais Royal, 1967-1968), FHL book 944 D5a; FHL microfilms 532,231-532,239., vol. 6 p. 27-28.

[S8] Les Capétiens, 987-1328 (2000), Van Kerrebrouck, Patrick, (Villeneuve-d'Ascq [France]: P. Van Kerrebrouck, 2000), FHL book 929.244 C171v., p. 288.

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), pages 67, 204. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.

[S17] Plantagenet Ancestry, 2011 ed., Richardson, Douglas, (Kimball G. Everingham, editor, 2nd edition, 2011.), vol. 1 p. 25.

[S19] #746 Northumberland Families (1968), Hedley, W. Percy (William Percy), (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Society of Antiquaries, 1968), FHL book Q 942.82 D2h., p. 201.

[S20] Magna Carta Ancestry: A study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas, (Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2nd edition, 2011), vol. 4 p. 286.

[S23] #849 Burke's Guide to the Royal Family (1973), (London: Burke's Peerage, c1973), FHl book 942 D22bgr., p. 316.

[S25] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1696491 it., vol. 2 p. 511, vol. 3 p. 615, 816.

[S33] #242 [1883 edition] A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire (New edition, 1883, reprint 1962), Burke, Sir John Bernard, (New edition. 1883. Reprint, London: Harrison and Sons, 1962), FHL book 942 D22bug 1883., p. 423.

[S39] Medieval, royalty, nobility family group sheets (filmed 1996), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Department. Medieval Family History Unit, (Manuscript. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1996), FHL film 1553977-1553985..

[S53] #3945 The Visitations of Yorkshire in the Years 1563 and 1564, Made by William Flower, Esquire, Norroy King of Arms (1881), Flower, William, (Publications of the Harleian Society: Visitations, volume 16. London: [Harleian Society], 1881), FHL book 942 B4h volume 16; FHL microfilm 162,050 ., vol. 16 p. 337.

[S59] #765 The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley in the County of Norfolk: Evidences and Topographical Notes from Public Records, Heralds Visitations, Wills, Court Rolls (1877-1879), Carthew, George Alfred, (3 volumes. Norwich: [s.n.], 1877-79 (Norwich: Miller and Leavins)), FHL book 942.61 H2c; FHL microfilm 990,425 item 1., vol. 1 p. 36.

[S67] #205 Baronagium Genealogicum, Or, the Pedigrees of the English Peers, Deduced from the Earliest Times, of Which There Are Any Attested Accountes Including, as Well Collateral as Lineal Descents (1764-1784), Segar, Sir William, (6 volumes. [London]: Engraved and printed for the author, [1764-1784].), Volumes 1-4 FHL microfilm 164,680; volume 5 FHL mi., vol. 3 p. 267.

[S75] Gen-Medieval/soc.genealogy.medieval, Baldwin, Stewart, File 213 part 1, 25 Feb 2002.

[S79] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, page 748.

[S107] #150 [1827-1878] A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, Together with Memoirs of the Privy Councillors and Knights (1827-1878), Burke, Sir John Bernard, (London: Henry Colburn, 1827-1878), FHL book 942 D22bup., vol. 2 p. 834.

[S266] #379 [7th edition, 1992] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, Who Came to America Before 1700 (7th edition, 1992), Weis, Frederick Lewis, (7th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, c1992), FHL book 974 D2w 1992., p. 82 line 83:28, p. 134 line 153:29

[S737] #700 The Ancient Sepulchral Monuments of Essex: a Record of Interesting Tombs in Essex Churches, and Some Account of the Persons and Families Connected with Them (1890), Chancellor, Frederic, (2 volumes. London: Chancellor, 1890), FHL book Q 942.67 D2ch; FHL microfilm 990,319 item., pt. 1 p. 12.

[S843] #11728 The Lusignans in England, 1247-1258 (1950), Snellgrove, Harold S., (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1950), JWML book DA227 .S6..

[S1800] #771 The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fodog and the Ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen and Meirionydd (1881-1887), Lloyd, Jacob Youde William, (6 volumes. London: T. Richards, 1881-1887), FHL book 942.9 D2L; FHL microfilms 990,213-990,214., vol. 1 p. 360*, 362, 363.,_6th_Earl_of_Surrey

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John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey's Timeline

October 13, 1225
Surrey, England
August 1231
Warren, Sussex, England
August 1247
Age 16
Woodstock, Kent, England
Age 16
Age 19
Surrey, England, (Present UK)
September 23, 1253
Age 22
Surrey, England
January 15, 1256
Age 24
Warren, Sussex, England
Age 56
Ightfield, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
September 27, 1304
Age 73
Surrey, , England
October 14, 1939
Age 73