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John de Mohun, Baron of Dunster

Also Known As: "de Mone"
Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Ottery St Mary, Devon, , England
Death: Died in Ottery St Mary, Devon, , England
Place of Burial: Devon, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John de Mohun, Master of Dunster and Sibyll de Segrave
Husband of Joan de Burghersh, Baroness of Mohud
Father of Elizabeth de Mohun, Countess Of Salisbury; Matilda de Mohun, Baroness Of Strange; John de Mohun, II and Philippa de Mohun
Brother of Patrick De Mohun; Robert De Mohun and Eleanor Margaret Mohun

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About John de Mohun

John de Mohun, 2nd Baron Mohun, 9th Baron de Mohun of Dunster, KG

From Wikipedia,_2nd_Baron_Mohun

(1320–1376) was a founder member and the 11th Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in 1348.

John was the son of John de Mohun, 1st Baron Mohun and Sibyll Segrave; daughter of John de Segrave – son of Nicholas de Segrave, 1st Baron Segrave. His father John, was the son of Sire John de Mohun of Dunster, banneret, baron 1299, who sealed the Barons letter to the Pope in 1301. He bore at the Battle of Falkirk (1298), and at the Siege of Carlaverock (1300) [Arms: or, a cross engrailed sable] [His son; same with a label of 3 points gules].[1]

In 1328 and 1331, he served in the Kings service in Brittany, with Sir Bartholemew de Burghersh. In 1332, he attended Edward Prince of Wales KG, when Edward III KG entered France by Normandy, and continued in service at the Siege of Calais, and again in 1333. His last recorded military service was in attendance to the Prince of Wales into Gascony in 1341.[2]

After the death of his grandfather (Sire John), John inherited the vast family estates at the age of 10, held by Henry Burghersh Bishop of Lincoln, until he came of age. He married Joanne, daughter of Sir Bartholemew de Burghersh the elder, who was sister to Sir Bartholemew de Burghersh KG, one of the founders of the Garter.

He had 3 daughters and coheirs[3]:

Elizabeth, wife of William Montagu, 2nd Earl of Salisbury Philippa firstly wife of Walter FitzWalter Lord FitzWalter. and then wife of Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York Maud, wife of John le Strange, 6th Baron Strange. Maud's son Richard inherited the family estates after the deaths of his aunts, Elizabeth and Philippa, both of whom died without issue.

References 1.^ Dictionary of Heraldry. ISBN 1 85170 309 8. pg 140. 2.^ Order of the Garter. Ashmole. 1672. 3.^ The Medieval Combat Society: N.B. - some dates and details differ from this article

Persondata Name Mohun, John De Mohun, 2nd Baron Alternative names Short description Date of birth 1320 Place of birth Date of death 1376 Place of death

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John de Mohun's Timeline

Ottery St Mary, Devon, , England
September 1334
Age 14
Dunster, Somerset, England
Age 37
Somerset, England
September 15, 1375
Age 55
Ottery St Mary, Devon, , England
Age 55
Dunster, Somerset, England
Age 55
Dunster (Somerset) England
Devon, England, United Kingdom