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John de Peyton, Knight

Also Known As: "Sir John de Peyton", "of Peyton Hall"
Birthdate: (20)
Birthplace: Peyton Hall,Ramshold,Suffolk,England
Death: 1235 (0-20)
Peyton, Suffolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John de Peyton and Agnes de Peyton
Husband of Lady Agnes De Peyton (born Clemence)
Father of Sir John de Peyton, of Peyton Hall and Sir Robert de Ufford, Justicar
Brother of Robert de Peyton and John "the younger" de Peyton

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About Sir John de Peyton, of Peyton Hall


John de Peyton, of Peyton Hall, in Boxford and Stoke, etc., He had John de Peyton, Sir Knight of Peyton Hall

John de Peyton, Sir Knight of Peyton Hall married Clemence ___ in  1242. Their children were: 

  1. Sir John de Peyton; 
  2. Sir Robert de Ufford, Knight, Viceroy of Ireland and died 1298, who married Mary, widow of William de Say, and was the progenitor of the de Uffords, Earl of Suffolk.


From Some Account of Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk ... (Google eBook) Harrison, 1877 - Stoke by Nayland (England) - 118 pages.  "Peyton Manor"

“John the elder was Lord of Peyton Hall in Boxford, part of his land being in “ Stoke, temp. Richard I. and Henry III. He married Maud, the daughter and heiress of “ Geoffry de Stamundeshey. He was buried in Stoke Church, under a marble stone having “ a French inscription, in Saxon characters, ofwhich the following words alone remain :— “Jena de Peytona . . . mercye . . . . . . l'ame Christ. “ He had two sons, Sir John de Peyton, the first knight of that name, and Robert. “ This Robert was Lord Chief Justice of Ireland in the 53rd of Henry III (A.D. 1268), “ and was Lord of the Manor of Ufford in Suffolk, which name he assumed. He died “ in the 26th of Edward I., A.D. 1298. His son, Robert de Ufford, was created Earl of “ Suffolk 1336. Another son, John, was Chancellor and Archbishop of Canterbury, “ elect, but died before his institution, June 7th, 1348. He was buried in Canterbury “ Cathedral. (See ‘Weever’s Monuments,’ p. 222.)

From Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley: Their Ancestors and Descendants, Volume 1 (Google eBook) Robert Edmond Chester Waters Robson & sons, 1878. Page 184

The ancient and knightly family of Peyton derived their name from the Manor of Peyton, in the parish of Boxford in Suffolk, which belonged to Reginald do Peyton in the reign of Henry I. (1) He was Sewer to Hugh Bigod, the King's steward, and was a great benefactor in 1135 to the Priory founded by Roger Bigod at Thetford. (2) His liberality to the monks was quickly followed by his death, for in 1136 King Stephen addressed a writ* from Eye to the Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, commanding that 'John, son of Reginald de Peyton, have his whole land of Peyton, with sac and soke and all liberties, as his ancestors held it.'(i) The Heralds assume that Reginald de Peyton was a younger son of Walter of Caen, who was cnfeoffed in the Barony of Horsford by Robert Malet of Eye, and that Walter of Caen was the son of William Malet, 'the gossip of King Harold,' but I am unable to discover a particle of evidence for either of these assumptions. Nothing is really known about the origin of the Peytons, except that John de Peyton was related to the Norman family of De Quesnay, who were Barons of Horsford and hereditary Sheriffs of Norfolk and Suffolk. This appears from a. Deed, by which William Fitz-Robert

  • Printed in a footnote to the early pedigree of Peyton at p. 244.

Baron of Horsford granted, in the reign of King Stephen, the services of Robert de Ramsholt in Boxford to his cousin (coynato suo) John Fitz-Reginald de Peyton, (i) John DE PEYTON, son of Reginald, seems to have been the father of NlGEL DE PEYTON, who had two sons, John and William; for Sir Simond D'Ewes transcribed in 1631 'a most ancient original deed' from the charter chest of Sir Edward Peyton of Iselham, whereby John de Peyton granted lands in Stoke Ncyland to his brother William, and gave warranty to him for the land which their father Ni<jel held in free socage. (3) This deed is without date, and is wrongly attributed by D'Ewes to the first John de Peyton, (4) who is proved to have been the son of Reginald. JOHN DE Peyton, son of Nigel, had several sons, two of whom were named John: for John de Peyton sold by deed, without date, to his eldest brother John (Johanni de Peyton frairi nieo primogenito) his lands in Boxford and Stoke Ncyland, of the fee of St. Edmunds, which formerly belonged to their lather John de Peyton and their uncle William. (3)

JOHN DE Peyton, son and heir of John, was, I presume, the Knight of that name who, in the reign of Richard I., confirmed to William Fitz-John Fitz-Leo the grant of his brother Robert de Peyton in Stoke Neyland. (5) But the number and succession of knights of this name, who were lords of Peyton Hall, and held lands in Stoke Neyland under the Abbot of St. Edmunds Bury, arc by no means clearly established, and the received pedigree (printed in Wotton's Baronetage) is chronologically impossible. It makes John de Peyton, who lived in the reign of Stephen, the father of that John whose brother, Robert de Ufford, died in 1297. I have attempted in my tabular pedigree (See page 244) to restore by conjecture the omitted generations, but the proved pedigree of Peyton begins with Sir John de Peyton of Peyton Hall, late in the reign of Henry III., whose brother Robert was called De Ufford from his manor of that name in Suffolk, and was made Justiciary (Viceroy) of Ireland in 1260. Robert died in 1297, and was the ancestor of the Earls of Suffolk of the name of Ufford.

From Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley: Their Ancestors and Descendants, Volume 1 (Google eBook) Robert Edmond Chester Waters Robson & sons, 1878.  Page 322 - 323

It was shown in the last chapter that Sir John Tyndall, the grandfather of the first Sir John Peyton of Doddington, was, through his descent from the Lords Scales, one of the coheirs of that younger but more illustrious branch of the house of Peyton, which bore the surname of De Ufford, and enjoyed in the fourteenth century the several baronies of Ufford and the earldom of Suffolk. I shall therefore attempt to disentangle the genealogy of De Ufford from the confusion in which Dugdale has left it. (99)

Sir John de Peyton of Peyton Hall in Boxford, who lived in the reign of Henry III. and was the ancestor of all the families of Peyton, had a younger son Robert, who was called De Ufford from his lordship of that name near Woodbridge in Suffolk, and was sent to Ireland as Justiciary in 1269* ' to settle and pacify Erin.' (100) ...


Reginald de Peyton is said by some authorities to have had three sons, John, Sir William, and Walter, but it is from John that the Suffolk-Cambridge line of Peytons come down to modern times. The foregoing John de Peyton's eldest son, Sir John de Peyton, "the Elder", was the progenitor of the Virginia Peytons, whereas his second son, Robert de Peyton, Lord of Ufford, took the name "de Ufford" and was the ancestor of the Earls of Suffolk.


Curators note: The dates in this area of tree don't stack up and there is no record in Medlands of de Peytons. Enquiries have been made via discussions to see where the links have come from so this can be clarified and tidied up correctly. Terry Jackson 27 Aug. 2011

This should be better sourced & sorted now. - EH, Feb 2015

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Sir John de Peyton, of Peyton Hall's Timeline

Peyton Hall,Ramshold,Suffolk,England
Age 15
Boxford,County Suffolk,England
Age 20
Peyton, Suffolk, England
Age 20
Ramshold, Suffolk, England