William de Saint John (de Port), Baron (1173 - 1239) MP

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Birthplace: Portchester Castle, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Portchester Castle, Hampshire, England
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About William de Saint John (de Port), Baron

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.

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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

Children:

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

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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

Children:

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

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Note:

   St. John, de Sancto Johanne.
   Saint-Jean-le Thomas: Manche, arr. Avranches, cant. Sartilly.
   On the conquest of Normandy William de St. John adhered to king John andhis lands in Normandy were confiscated by Philip Augustus [King ofFrance]. An entry in the Registers of Philip Augustus makes the place oforigin certain. William was the son of Adam de Port of Basing by Mabel,heiress of Oval and through her mother of the St. John honour ofHalnaker; and William adopted the name of St. John. Gerville has given adescription of the remains of the castle at St-Jean-le-Thomas. [Originsof Some Anglo-Norman Families]
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   WILLIAM DE PORT, afterwards WILLIAM DE ST JOHN (d), son and heir by 1stwife, made profer in 1202 of 150 li. for the lands in England of hisgreat-uncle William de St John (h1), i.e. the honor of Halnaker. In 1203he occurs on the Norman Exchequer Rolls as owing 12 li. 10s. for scutageon the service of 21 knights' due on the fees of William d'Orval. On theseparation of England and Normandy in 1204 William adhered to King Johnand his lands in Normandy were confiscated. Southampton castle wascommitted to him on his father's death, and he was sheriff of Hants, 1214and 1215. He was with John in his disastrous expedition in Poitou andAnjou, 1214. In February 1214/5 he was one of the King's emissaries tothe Earls, Barons and people of Hants, and in November one of thosecharged to bring men from Angouleme, and stores from Corfe castle, to theKing at Rochester; but later he joined the Dauphin, probably at the siegeof Winchester, July 1216. However, on 16 March 1216/7 he had asafe-conduct to speak with the Earl Marshal, his lands having beengranted on the previous day to John Marshal. In February 1219/20 he was"with the King" at the siege of Bytham; in February 1224/5 he witnessedthe Forest Charter and the confirmation of Magna Carta. Bailiff of theChannel Islands, May 1227 to October 1232. In 1230 he served in Henry'sabortive expedition into France, and in 1233 was employed in defence ofthe Southeast coast. He married Godeheut (h2); and died in 1239 (i). By1242-43 his widow had married Richard de Lucy (j). [Complete PeerageXI:321-2, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
   (d) Ego Willielmus de Sancto Johanne filius et heres Adae de Port. Thechange of name, of which the first undoubted occurrence is at Trinity1205, is curious, since the family of Port both in ancestry and landedestate was more important than that of St. John.
   (h1) His mother Mabel through whom these lands came to the family beingdead, they passed direct to William as his mother's heir and his fatherAdam took no estate by curtesy.
   (h2) She is said, in the Boxgrove "Stemma Funditoris" to have beendaughter of ? Paynel. They had younger sons Adam and William. Theirdaughter Godeheut m., 1stly William de Ros of Kent; 2ndly Hugh deWyndleshores.
   (i) Besides his gifts to Boxgrove, he was a benefactor of Bromholmpriory, Norfolk.
   (j) They held West Shelford, Berks, of the inheritance of Robert de St.John.
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William de St John de Port's Timeline

1173
July 12, 1173
Hampshire, England
1200
1200
Age 26
Portchester Castle, Hampshire, England
1210
1210
Age 36
England
1239
1239
Age 65
Portchester Castle, Hampshire, England
1994
June 8, 1994
Age 66
1995
January 5, 1995
Age 66
March 14, 1995
Age 66
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