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  • ID: I04598
  • Name: John de VERE , 7th Earl of Oxford 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 07th Earl of /Oxford/, John de Vere
  • Birth: ABT 12 MAR 1311/12 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England 5 4
  • Death: BET 23 AND 24 JAN 1359/60 in Seige of Rheims, France 5 4
  • Burial: Earls Colne Priory, Halstead, Essex, England
  • Note:
    John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford; successfully claimed hereditary post of Master Chamberlain of England; campaigned against Scots and French, notably at victories of Crecy 1340 and Poitiers 1356; married by 27 March 1336 Maud, widow of Robert FitzPayn and daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Lord (Baron) Badlesmere, and died 23/24 Jan 1359/60 at Siege of Rheims. [Burke's Peerage]


    The 7th Earl played an important part in the early stages of the Hundred Years War, being a joint commander of the 1st division at both Crecy (1346) and Poitiers (1356). At the latter it was his adroit management of the archers that helped secure victory. [Burke's Peerage, Earldom of Oxford, p. 2178]

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    EARLDOM OF OXFORD (VII) 1331

    JOHN (DE VERE), EARL OF OXFORD, nephew and heir, being only son of Alfonso de VERE, 3rd son of the 5th Earl (a), was born about 12 March 1311/2. His marriage was sold on 26 January 1328/9 to the Bishop of Lincoln, and the custody of his lands was committed in February to Thomas de Weston. He did homage, and had a writ for livery of the castles, manors, &c., of the late EarL, 17 May 1331. He renewed the claim made by his uncle to the office of "Chief Chamberlain" of the Kings of England, and eventually he recovered it. In the spring of 1332 he set out on a pilgrimage to Compostella. In July 1333 he was one of the guarantors of Edward's terms at the surrender of Berwick, and he served again in Scotland in 1335. He was a commissioner of array in nine counties in 1338; and in 1339 and 1340 one of the Keepers of the coast of Essex. Early in November 1339 he put to sea with three great ships in the King's service. On 30 March 1340 he was proceeding overseas with the Earl of Warwick to the campaign in Flanders. In 1342 he attended the royal tournament at Dunstable, and served in Brittany. He took part in 1343 in the expedition for the relief of Lochmaben Castle. In 1344 he was a trier of petitions in Parliament, and with other magnates begged the King to end the war, either by battle or by a suitable peace. By mid-June 1345 he sailed to take joint command with the Earl of Northampton in the 2nd campaign in Brittany, where, On 30 September, they defeated a much larger force under Charles of Blois. He sailed with the King in July 1346, was one of the commanders of the 1st division at Crécy, and took part in the siege of Calais. In 1355 he sailed for Bordeaux with Prince Edward, and commanded the 2nd division in the raid through Languedoc. He was in joint command of the 1st division at the battle of Poitiers, 19 September 1356, where his skilful handling of the archers contributed to the victory. In the following summer the Earl was at Bordeaux. He was summoned on 10 October 1359 to attend a Council at Westminster on 11 November, and later joined the King at the front.

    He married, before 27 March 1336, Maud, widow of Robert FITZPAYN (died 1322), son and heir apparent of Robert, 2nd LORD FITZPAYN, being sister and (later) coheir of Giles (DE BADLESMERE), 2nd LORD BADLESMERE, and 2nd daughter of Bartholomew (DE BADLESMERE), 1st LORD BADLESMERE, by Margaret, elder daughter of Thomas DE CLARE, Lord of Inchiquin and Youghal. The Earl died at the siege of Rheims, 23 or 24 January 1359/60, and was buried at Colne Priory. His widow, who was born circa 1308-10, had assignment of dower, &c., in February. She died probably 24 May 1366, at Earls Colne, and was buried there. [Complete Peerage X:222-4, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    (a) John's mother is said to have been Joan, daughter of Sir Richard Foliot, but no proof has been found of this. Alfonso doubtless owed his name to Edward I's marriage with a sister of Alfonso, King of Castile and Leon. He served with the Earl, his brother, in the Scottish campaign of 1298, and in 1303 was in the retinue of the Earl's son on service in Scotland. He inherited Great Hormead, Herts, from his mother. In 1322 he was summoned (from Tendring, Essex) against the Scots, and (from Bucks) was returned as a knight fit for service and accustomed to arms, though above 60. He was summoned, May 1324, by proclamation, to attend the Great Council at Westminster. He d. shortly before 20 Dec 1328, and was buried in St. Albans Abbey.




    Father: Alfonso de VERE , of Great Hormead, Sir b: BEF 1262 in Great Hormead, Royston, Hertfordshire, England
    Mother: Joan FOLIOT b: ABT 1275 in Trotton, Midhurst, Sussex, England

    Marriage 1 Maud de BADLESMERE b: ABT 1309 in Chilham Castle, Badlesmere, Kent, England
    • Married: BEF 27 MAR 1336 in 2nd husband 5 4
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth de VERE b: ABT 1332 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
    2. Has No Children John de VERE b: ABT DEC 1335 in Hedingham Castle, Essex, England
    3. Has Children Thomas de VERE , 8th Earl of Oxford b: ABT 1337 in Hedingham Castle, Essex, England
    4. Has Children Aubrey de VERE , 10th Earl of Oxford b: ABT 1338 in Hedingham Castle, Essex, England
    5. Has Children Margaret (Maud) de VERE b: ABT 1340 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 120-5, 63-5
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2498
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:435
      Text: father of Maud
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: X:222-4
    5. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 120-5
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