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John Melton, Sir, Knight

Also Known As: "Sir John Milton", "Sir John Melton"
Birthplace: Melton Hall, Derbyshire, England
Death: Died in Derbyshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Melton and Margaret Clifford
Husband of Elizabeth Melton
Father of Henry Melton; Agnes Melton and Sir John Melton, Kt.
Brother of Margaret Longford; Joan Melton; Anthony Melton; Thomasine Melton; Agnes Serman and 1 other

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About John Melton, Sir, Knight

Ancestor of the poet John Milton

  • 'Sir John Melton, 7th Lord Lucy1,2,3
  • 'M, b. circa 1377, d. 24 May 1455
  • Father Sir William Melton, Sheriff of Yorkshire2 b. c 1339, d. 7 Mar 1399
  • Mother Elizabeth Everingham
  • ' Sir John Melton, 7th Lord Lucy was born circa 1377 at of Aston & Kilham, Yorkshire, England; Age 22 in 1399.1,2 He married Margaret Clifford, daughter of Sir Roger de Clifford, 5th Lord Clifford, Sheriff of Westmoreland & Cumberland and Maud de Beauchamp, before 1415; They had 2 sons (John & Anthony) and 3 daughters (Thomasine, Margaret, & (wife of Mr. Hastings).1,2,4,3 Sir John Melton, 7th Lord Lucy left a will on 1 April 1455; Requested burial at Aston, Yorkshire.2 He died on 24 May 1455 at of Aston & Kilham, Yorkshire, England.1,2 His estate was probated on 8 September 1455.2
  • 'Family Margaret Clifford
  • Children
    • Margaret Melton+2,5
    • Sir John Melton+ d. 1455
    • Thomasine Melton+6,3 b. c 1418
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VIII, p. 255.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 215.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 358.
  • 4.[S11583] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney, p., 540.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 131.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 583.
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JOHN2 DE MELTON (NICHOLAAS OF1 MELTON) was born Bet. 1250 - 1350 in Norfolk.



2. JOHN2 DE MELTON (NICHOLAAS OF1 MELTON) was born Bet. 1250 - 1350 in Norfolk.

Notes for JOHN DE MELTON: I AM NOT A GENEALOGIST!!! I do not claim to be a professional or one that bases his findings on pure fact! I started researching my maternal line about seven years ago and when I was injured at work and was unable to work for three years I found a lot of time on my hands and became intrigued with the Melton's. I began going to the library in Carlsbad, California and spending every day there. Collecting everything that had to do with the surname Melton. I also found many researchers that were willing to share their lines with me and through time I combined them with each other and what I had found to compile this report. Many of the lines in this report are works of others and I claim NO proof of their connection with the other lines. I guess what I am trying to say is this! I compiled this data on purely speculation of the possibilities of a connection with each other. I never had any intention of compiling it into a book format until I was contacted by so many researchers asking me to do so. I want to make it perfectly clear that the only line that I myself tried to document was my own line and is marked in the report by ** . All other lines are compiled data that I had and may or may not have any fact. Please use this report/book only as a guide in your own research! The compilation of this data was only done so that I could share everything that I had found on the Melton/Milton's with others, and to let them find the facts!


Children of JOHN DE MELTON are:


3. ii. RICARDUS DE MELTON, b. Bet. 1300 - 1350. 4. iii. JOAN DE MELTON, b. Abt. 1324; d. Abt. 1380.


Melton drew up his will in early January 1398 ‘michi videns mortem iminere et finem vitae appropinquare’. He made provision for a fairly elaborate funeral at the parish church of All Saints, Aston, and died on 7 Mar. following. His chief beneficiary was his sister, Katherine, who not only received 40 marks in cash but also inherited his estates in Cotness and Whistan. Other legacies together accounted for over £37, while the rest of his goods and chattels were consigned to a group of trustees, including the influential Lancastrian retainer, Robert Waterton. Just five days after Sir William’s death, the wardship of his estates was committed to Thomas Stanley, keeper of the rolls in Chancery, although subsequent inquisitions post mortem found that his son and heir, John, was actually of age, and thus able to take seisin at once. The death without issue in December 1398 of Sir William’s cousin, Maud (whose second husband was Henry, earl of Northumberland), meant that John inherited his great-grandfather’s title of Lord Lucy, together with an annual fee of £50 assigned by the Crown in 1344 for the upkeep of the title. Although the bulk of the Lucy estates remained with the Percys, John had been promised the manor of Radstone in Northamptonshire, which finally reverted to him six years later. John Melton died in 1455, leaving a son and heir of the same name who, like his grandfather before him, represented Yorkshire in two Parliaments.

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John Melton, Sir, Knight's Timeline

York, Yorkshire, England
Derbyshire, England
Age 24
Suffolk, England
Age 27
Melton Hall, Derbyshire, England
Age 57
Derbyshire, England