John Cornwall, I (c.1364 - 1443) MP

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Nicknames: "John Cromwell", "John Cornewaille", "Lord Fanhope"
Birthplace: Mounts Bay, Cornwall, England
Death: Died in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
Occupation: English Nobleman and Soldier, 1st Baron Fanhope and Milbroke, Lord Fanhope
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About John Cornwall, I

John Cornewaille, 1st Baron Fanhope and Milbroke, KG, also known as Sir John Cornwall, (c. 1364 — 11 December 1443) and Sir John Cornouayl, was an English nobleman, soldier and one of the most respected chivalric figures of his era.

Sir John was the son of Sir John Cornewaille, who had been in service to Francis II, Duke of Brittany, and his wife, a niece of the Duke of Brittany. He was born aboard a ship which was docked in Mount's Bay, in Cornwall, and baptized at Marazion, in England. He was a noted "Master of grammar" and had a great influence on the teaching English in schools.


Henry VIII was a frequent visitor to Ampthill Castle, and it was there that Catherine of Aragon lived from 1531 until divorced in 1533, when she was moved to Kimbolton. The castle was built in the 15C by Sir John Cornwall, later Lord Fanhope, from ransoms after the Battle of Agincourt. Although the Castle is now gone, some intriguing indications of castle life remain- such as the local ponds (Westminster pond being one) allegedly built to supply the castle with regular supplies of fish. Noble Resident… John Cornwall, 1st Baron Fanhope (1364-1443) An English nobleman, soldier, veteran of the battle of Agincourt and one of the most respected chivalric figures of his era

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Mounts Bay, Cornwall, England
December, 1400
Age 36
Age 40
Ampthill (Bedfordshire) England
December 1, 1443
Age 79
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
Parish of Marazion, Cornwall, England
Cornwall, England
Cornwall, England