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Lovel, Baron (E, 1299 - forfeited 1485)

 

Creation: writ summ. 6 Feb 1298/9

 

Forfeited: 7 Nov 1485

 

Family name: Lovel

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Arms:

Barry nebulée of six Or and Gules

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John [Lovel], 1st Baron Lovel

son and heir of Sir John Lovel, of Minster Lovel, co. Oxford, by his wife Maud de Sydenham, dau. and hrss. of Sir William de Sydenham, of Titchmarsh, co. Northampton

born

c. 1255

mar. (1)

c. 1270 Isabel du Bois (dspm. bef. 1280), sister and hrss. in her issue of William du Bois, of Thorpe Arnold, co. Leicester, and dau. of Arnold du Bois, of Thorpe Arnold, co. Leicester

only child by first wife

1. Maud Lovel (b. c. 1280; d. bef. 1346), mar. bef. 15 Feb 1295/6 William [la Zouche], 1st Baron Zouche of Haryngworth, and had issue

mar. (2)

Joan de Ros (d. 13 Oct 1348), sister of William [de Ros], 1st Baron Ros, and dau. of Sir Robert de Ros, Lord of Belvoir, co. Leicester, by his wife Isabel de Albini, dau. and hrss. of William de Albini, Lord of Belvoir, co. Leicester

children by second wife

1. John Lovel, later 2nd Baron Lovel

2. James Lovel, mar., and had issue

died

before 1 Oct 1310

created

by writ of summons 6 Feb 1298/9 Lord Lovel

suc. by

son by second wife

note

on the campaigns in Wales 1277 and 1287;  served in Gascony 1294 and again in Wales 1295;  marshal of the army in Scotland 1296;  summoned to the campaign in Scotland 1298 but did not serve;  signed the Barons' letter to the Pope 1301;  in Scotland on the King's service 1302/3;  Sir William Oliphant surrendered the keys of Stirling to him after a three month siege 1304;  had licence to crenellate his mansion of Titchmarsh 1304;  Lieutenant of the Earl Marshal of England 1306;  summoned to attend the Coronation of Edward II 1307/8 and to Council at Westminster 1309;  signed the letter to the Pope 1309

 

John [Lovel], 2nd Baron Lovel

born

c. 1288

mar.

Maud Burnell (b. c. 1290; mar. (2) before 4 Dec 1315 Sir John de Haudlo (d. 5 Aug 1346); d. before 17 May 1341), sister and eventually hrss. of Edward [Burnell], 1st Baron Burnell, and dau. of Sir Philip Burnell, of Condover, Holgate, Acton Burnell, etc., co. Salop, and Little Rissington, co. Gloucester, by his wife Maud FitzAlan, sister of Richard [FitzAlan], 8th or 1st Earl of Arundel, and dau. of John FitzAlan, Lord of Clun and Oswaldestre and de jure 7th Earl of Arundel

only child

1. John Lovel, later 3rd Baron Lovel

died

killed at the Battle of Bannockburn 24 Jun 1314

suc. by

son

note

 

John [Lovel], 3rd Baron Lovel

born

c. Sep 1314

mar.

in or before 1340 Isabel la Zouche (d. 2 Jul 1349), said to be sister of William [la Zouche], 1st Baron Zouche of Haryngworth, and dau. of Eudo la Zouche, by his wife Milicent de Cantilupe, dau. of William de Cantilupe, of Abergavenny and Haryngworth, co. Northampton

children

1. John Lovel, later 4th Baron Lovel

2. John Lovel, later 5th Baron Lovel

1. Isabella Lovel, mar. Thomas Greene

died

3 Nov 1347

suc. by

son

note

took part in a tournament at Dunstable 1333; in Scotland on the King's service 1334 and 1335; overseas on the King's service with Henry of Lancaster 1344; took part in the French campaign under the Earl of Warwick 1346-47 and fought at the Battle of Crécy

 

John [Lovel], 4th Baron Lovel

born

c. 1341

died

12 Jul 1361

suc. by

brother

 

John [Lovel], 5th Baron Lovel, KG

born

c. 1344

mar.

c. 1372 Maud de Holand, de jure Baroness Holand (d. 8 May 1423), dau. and hrss. of Robert de Holand (by his wife Joan or Alice), son and heir. ap. of Robert [Holand], 2nd Baron Holand

only child

1. John Lovel, later 6th Baron Lovel

2. Sir Robert Lovel, mar. Elziabeth de Bryan, de jure suo jure Baroness Bryan, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Guy de Bryan (by his wife Alice ....), 1st son and heir ap. by his second wife of Guy [de Bryan], 1st Baron Bryan, and had issue

died

10 Sep 1408 (bur. in the church of St John's Hospital, near Brackley, co. Northampton)

suc. by

son

note

on the King's service in Brittany 1364; abroad on the King's service with Lionel, Duke of Clarence, 1368; on the King's service in France under the Earl of March and the Duke of Brittany 1374; did homage at the Coronation of King Richard II 1377; on the King's service in Ireland 1380; issued a proclamation against rebels in Oxfordshire 1381; Keeper of Devizes Castle 1382; in the King's expedition to Scotland 1385, where he commanded a detachment of 100 men-at-arms and 200 archers; a commissioner in the Scrope and Grosvenor trial 1385; a tryer of petitions in Parliament 1389-97; signed the King's letter to the Pope 1390; a commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, array, etc., from 1391; licensed to crenellate his manor house at Wardour, co. Wiltshire, 1393; a commissioner to commandeer shipping for the King's service 1394; on service with the King in Ireland 1399; in the same year was one of the first barons to join Henry, Duke of Lancaster, at Chester, where he assented to the imprisonment of the deposed King Richard II, and accepted the accession of the Duke as King Henry IV; Constable of Corfe Castle 1400; Constable of Ludlow Castle 1402; chief commissioner to make arrangements for the Scottish prisoners taken at Humbledon, and to survey and fortify the town of Southampton 1403; a member of the King's Council 1403 and 1406; Knight of the Garter 1406

 

John [Lovel], 6th Baron Lovel

born

c. 1378

mar.

his third cousin once removed Eleanor la Zouche, only dau. of William [la Zouche], 3rd Baron Zouche of Haryngworth, by his second wife Elizabeth de Arundel, widow of John [de Arundel], 2nd Baron Arundel, and 2nd dau. of Edward [le Despencer], 2nd and de jure 3rd and 4th Baron le Despencer, by his wife Elizabeth de Burghersh, suo jure Baroness Burghersh, only dau. and hrss. by his first wife of Bartholomew [de Burghersh], 2nd Baron Burghersh

children

1. William Lovel, later 7th Baron Lovel and 4th Baron Holand

1. William Lovel, mar. Elizabeth St Clere, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas St Clere, of Barton St John, co. Oxford

died

19 Oct 1414

suc. by

son

note

on service with the King in Ireland 1399

 

William [Lovel], 7th Baron Lovel and 4th Baron Holand

born

1397

mar.

before 31 Aug 1422 Alice Deincourt, suo jure Baroness Deincourt and Grey of Rotherfield, Governess to Prince Edward until 1460 (b. 25 Feb 1403/4; mar. (2) after 8 Jan 1462/3 as his second wife Ralph [Boteler], 7th and 1st Baron Sudeley; d. 10 Feb 1473/4), sister and cohrss of William [Deincourt], 6th Baron Deincourt and 6th Baron Grey of Rotherfield, and 1st dau. of John [Deincourt], 5th Baron Deincourt, by his wife Joan Grey, suo jure Baroness Grey of Rotherfield, only dau. and hrss. by his first wife of Robert [Grey], 4th Baron Grey of Rotherfield

children

1. John Lovel, later 8th Baron Lovel and 5th Baron Holand

2. William Lovel, jure uxoris Baron Morley and de jure Baron Marshal (d. 23 Jul 1476), mar. 1 Jan 1464/5 his second half-cousin Eleanor Morley, suo jure Baroness Morley and de jure suo jure Baroness Marshal, only dau. of Robert [Morley], 6th Baron Morley and de jure 7th Baron Marshal, by his wife Elizabeth de Ros, dau. of William [de Ros], 6th Baron Ros, by his wife Margaret Fitzalan, only dau. of John [Fitzalan or Arundel], 2nd Baron Arundel, by his wife Elizabeth le Despencer, 2nd dau. of Edward [le Despencer], 2nd and de jure 3rd and 4th Baron le Despencer, and had issue

3. Robert Lovel (dsp.)

4. William Lovel

died

13 Jun 1455

suc. by

son

note

serving in France c. 1417; inherited the Barony of Holand on the death of his grandmother 7 Mar 1423; again serving in France 1429-31, a trier of petitions in Parliament 1433; a justice of the peace 1441; exempted from attending parliaments and councils 1446; took part in the foundation of the Guild of St Christopher at Thame, co. Oxford, 1447; assembled troops against Jack Cade's insurrection in Kent 1450; Constable of Wallingford Castle and Steward of the Honour of Wallingford 1450

 

John [Lovel], 8th Baron Lovel and 5th Baron Holand

born

c. 1433

mar.

Joan Beaumont (mar. (2) shortly after 12 Nov 1465 Sir William Stanley; d. 5 Aug 1466), only dau. of John [Beaumont], 1st Viscount Beaumont, by his first wife Elizabeth Phelip, dau. and sole hrss. of Sir William Phelip KG, of Dennington, co. Suffolk, and Erpingham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Joan Bardolf, 2nd dau. and sole hrss. in her issue of Thomas [Bardolf], 5th Baron Bardolf and 4th Baron Damory

children

1. Francis Lovel, later 9th Baron Lovel and 6th Baron Holand later also 7th Baron Deincourt and 7th Baron Grey of Rotherfield later 1st Viscount Lovel

1. Joane Lovel, mar. Sir Brian Stapleton, of Carlton, co. York, and had issue

2. Frideswide Lovel, mar. Sir Edward Norris, of Yattendon, co, Berkshire, and had issue:

1a. John Norris, Esquire of the Body (dsp. legit. before 1536), mar. Elizabeth Bray, sister of Edmund [Bray], 1st Baron Bray(e), and dau. of John Bray, of Eaton Bray, co. Bedford

2a. Sir Henry Norris, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, Groom of the Stool, etc. (attainted and beheaded 17 May 1536 on a charge of adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn), mar. Hon Mary Fiennes, only dau. of Thomas [Fiennes], 8th Baron Dacre, by his wife Anne Bourchier, dau. of Sir Humphrey Bourchier, by his wife Elizabeth Tilney, de jure suo jure Baroness Thorpe, only dau. and sole hrss. of Sir Frederick Tilney, of Ashwellthorpe, co. Norfolk, and had issue:

1b. Henry [Norris], 1st Baron Norris

2b. Edward Norris (b. 1524; dvp. 16 Jul 1529)

1b. Mary Norris (b. 1526; d. 1570), mar. (1) Sir George Carew (d. in the sinking of the Mary Rose 1545), and (2) 1546 Sir Arthur Champernowne MP, of Dartington Hall, co. Devon, Vice-Admiral of West of England (b. 1524; d. 29 Mar 1578), 2nd son of Sir Philip Champernowne, of Modbury, co. Devon, and had issue

died

9 Jan 1464/5

suc. by

son

note

a trier of petitions in Parliament 1459; Master Forester of Wychwood 1459; attempted to secure London for King Henry VI 1460; his lands were forfeited to King Edward IV 1461, but later restored to him; a Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer in Oxfordshire and Berkshire 1464

 

Francis [Lovel], 9th Baron Lovel and 6th Baron Holand later also 7th Baron Deincourt and 7th Baron Grey of Rotherfield later 1st Viscount Lovel, KG

created

4 Jan 1482/3 Viscount Lovel

 

The Barony of Lovel as well as the Baronies of Holand, Deincourt and Grey of Rotherfield, were held by the 1st Viscount Lovel from 4 Jan 1482/3 until 7 Nov 1485, when he was attainted following the defeat of King Richard III and his supporters at the Battle of Bosworth a few months earlier on 22 August and all his peerages were forfeited.

 

 First written 13 Oct 2012

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