John Fitz-John, Chief Justice of England

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John FitzJohn, Chief Justice of England

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Shere, Surrey, England
Death: Died in Lambeth
Immediate Family:

Son of John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere and Isabel Fitzgeoffrey
Husband of Margery FitzJohn
Brother of Isabel (Fitz Geoffrey) de Vipont; Maud FitzJohn, Countess of Warwick; Richard FitzJohn, Sir Knight; Joan (FitzGeoffrey) le Boteler; Aveline Fitzjohn, of Ulster and 2 others
Half brother of Margaret (Margery) de Lacy, Lady of Dulek; Maud de Lacy, Baroness Geneville; Eileen FitzJohn; Matilda de Segrave and Walter de Lacy

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About John Fitz-John, Chief Justice of England

A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance. England reproduction of John Burke's book published 1831

Page 204 John Fitz-John, who had a military summons to march against the Welsh in the 42d Hen.III.

To this feudal Lord succeeded his son -

  • John Fitz-John, who m. Margery, daughter of Philip Basset, Justice of England. Joining Montford, Early of Leicester, and the other turbulent barons, this Fitz-John had a chief command at the Battle of Lewes; after which marching towards Wales, he reduced Ricard's Castle (the Chief Seat of Hugh de Mortimer), and the Castle of Ludlow. He was subsequently constituted, by a grant from the barons, Sheriff of westmorland, and keeper of the Castles in those parts; as likewise governor of Windsor Castle; but sharing the fate of his party at the battle of Evesham, he became a prisoner in the hands of the royalists, when the inheritance of his lands appears to have been given, by the King, to Clare, Earl of Gloucester; but he had permission afterwards to compound for them under the"dictum of kenilworth". he was summoned to Parliament, as a Baron, on the 14th December, 1864, but died without issue the next year, when that dignity expired. His Lordship was succeeded in hus estates by his brother,
  • Rochard Fitz-John, who, upon doing homage, and paying his relief, had livery of all his lands in the counties of Norfoilk, Bucks, Deven, Surrey, Wilts, Southampton, Essex, and Northampton. In the 10th Edward I., this feudal Lord was in the Welsh Wars, and he was summoned to parliament, as a Baron, 23rd June 1295, but died the following year in the wars of France, without issue, when the Barony of Fiotz-John became EXTINCT, while his lands devolved upon his heirs viz.
  • MAUD, Countess of Warwick, his eldest sister.
  • Robert Clifford, son of Isabel de Clifford daughter of Isabell de Vipount, his second sister
  • Idonea de Leyburne, another daughter of Isabell de Vipount, his second sister
  • Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster, son of Avette, his third sister.
  • Joann, wife of Theobold le Buteler, his fourth sister.
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John Fitz-John, Chief Justice of England's Timeline

Shere, Surrey, England
November 6, 1275
Age 35
February 24, 1934
Age 35
February 24, 1934
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February 24, 1934
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March 1, 1934
Age 35