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  • ID: I09048
  • Name: John 1st Baron DARCY , of Knaith, Sir 1 2 3 4 5
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: AFT 15 JUN 1271 in Styrrup with Oldcotes, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England 2 5
  • Death: 30 MAY 1347 in Knaith, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England 2 5
  • Burial: Priory, Gisborough, Yorkshire, England
  • Note:
    John Darcy, 1st Lord (Baron) Darcy, so created by writ of summons to Parliament 27 Jan 1331/2, of Knaith, Kexby, and Upton, Lincolnshire; outlawed for felony 1306 but pardoned 19 May 1307; Constable of Norham Castle 1317, Sheriff of Derbys and Notts 1319-22, Lancs 1323 and Yorks 1327-8, MP Notts 1320, Justiciar of Ireland 1323-27, 1328-31, 1332-7 (for life, 1340 but resigned 1344), Steward of King's Household 1337-40, Chamberlain 1341-46, Constable of Nottingham Castle 1344 and Tower of London 1346 (both for life), fought Battle of Crecy 1346. [Burke's Peerage]

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    BARONY OF DARCY (I) 1332

    1. SIR JOHN DARCY, styled le neveu and le cosyn, and (long afterwards) le piere, of Knaith, Kexby, and Upton, co. Lincoln, son and heir of Sir Roger DARCY, of Oldcotes and Styrrup, Notts (who died before 12 May 1284), by Isabel, daughter of Sir William D'ATON, of West Ayton co. York (a), which Roger was a younger brother of Sir Norman Darcy of Nocton. He was under age, 15 June 1292. Was outlawed for felony in or before 1306, and lost hls lands in Oldcotes, &c. Pardoned, 19 May 1307, at the instance of Aymer de Valence, in whose retinue he was in 1313, 1320, and 1321, and again in the expedition to Scotland in 1322. He was appointed Constable of Norham Castle, 20 January 1316/7. Sheriff of cos. Notts and Derby, 1319-22. Knight of the Shire for co. Notts, 1230. Sheriff of co. Lancaster, February 1322/3 to July 1323, and was on the King's service against the Scots, 24 February 1322/3 to 4 April 1323. A banneret, 12 August 1323. Justiciar of Ireland, 18 November 1323 to 12 March 1326/7. Sheriff of co. York, 1327-28. Justiclar of Ireland, 21 August 1328 to 27 February 1330/1. With Guillaume de Seintz (or Sans), Seigneur de Pommiers, he was commissioned to treat with the nobles of Aquitaine, 27 April 1330. Appointed a special envoy to the King of France concerningi the marriage of Prince Edward, 15 July 1331. He was summoned for MiIitary Service, 20 September 1322 and 2 October 1322, by writs directed Johanni Darcy le neveu, to a Council, 25 February 1341/2, and to Parliament 27 January 1331/2 to 2 January 1333/4, by writs directed Johanni Darcy le cosyn, whereby he is held to have become ]LORD DARCY. Justiciar of Ireland, 30 September 1332 to 28 July 1337. Thence he took an army to Scotland in 1335 (after 15 August), and wasted Arran and Bute. Steward of the King's Household from March 1336/7 to December 1340. Appointed to treat with the King of France, the Emperor, the Count of Flanders &c, 3 October and with the King of Scots, 7 October 1337. A proxy to sign the treaty with the Flemings, 10 June 1338. Appointed justiciar of Ireland for life 3 March 1339/40; as the King could not dispense with his continual attendance a deputy was appointed, 16 March 1340/1: he resigned the office, 10 February 1343/4, Chamberlain to the King from 1341 to September 1346 or later. He accompanied the Earl of Northampton in his expexpedition to Brittany in August 1342. Appointed Constable of Nottingham Castle, 2 March 1343/4, and of the Tower of London, 12 March 1345/6, both for life. He was at the battle of Crecy, and was one of those sent from before Calais, 8 September 1346, to announce the victory in Parliament.

    He married, 1stly, Emmeline, daughter and heir of Walter HERON, of Silkstone, co. York (son and heir apparent of Sir William HERON, of Hadstone, Northumberland, and Notton, co. York), by Alice, daughter of Sir Nilcholas DE HASTINGES, of Allerston, co. York, and Gissing, Norfolk (d). She was aged 7 1/2 years in May 1297. He married, 2ndly, 3 July 1329, at Maynooth, co. Kildare, Joan, widow of Thomas (FITZJOHN), EARL OF KILDARE [IRL]: (who died 5 April 1328, at Maynooth, being then justiclar), and 4th daughter of Richard (DE BURGH), EARL OF ULSTER [IRL], by Margaret, his wife. He died 30 May 1347, on which day he had received a pardon for all homicides, felonies, robberies, &c., for all oppressions by colour of any office he had held, for all trespasses of vert and venison, and of any consequent outlawries, and for all arrears and debts. His widow died 23 April 1359, and was buried, with her 1st husband, in the Church of the Friars Minors at Kildare. [Complete Peerage IV;54-8, XIV:234, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    (a) Letters of receipt dated xv kal. Julii 14 Edw. II, by the proxy "domini Johannis filii domini Rogeri Darcy militis, "in execution of the will of the Lady Isabel, mother of the said John. In 17 Edw. II (writ 26 Oct 1323) John son of Roger Darcy claimed 3 messuages, &c., in Swyndene, co. York, "que Gilbertus de Aton 'dedit Isabelle de Aton'.... Gilbert was brother of Isabel and son and heir of William d'Aton; he d.s.p. before 1285.

    (d) Walter Heron was son of William by his 1st wife, Christian (m. in or before 1270), daughter and heir of Sir Roger de Notton. Alice was married to Walter at Allerston, 27 Oct 1284; her mother was named Emmeline. Genealogists have confused the two Emmelines. On 2 Mar 1347/8 John Darcy of Knaith released to William Heroun kt. and Isabel hsi wife, and to Margery late the wife of Roger Heroun kt., all his right and claim in the manor of Ford, Northumberland.




    Father: Roger DARCY , of Oldcotes & Styrrup, Sir b: ABT 1250 in Nocton, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
    Mother: Isabel d' ATON b: ABT 1255 in West Ayton, Yorkshire North Riding, England

    Marriage 1 Emmeline HERON b: ABT OCT 1289 in Silkstone, Yorkshire West Riding, England
    • Married: in 1st wife 2 6
    Children
    1. Has Children John 2nd Baron DARCY , of Knayth, Sir b: 1317 in Knaith, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England

    Marriage 2 Joan de BURGH b: ABT 1300 in Ulster, Ireland
    • Married: 3 JUL 1329 in Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland 2 7 5
    Children
    1. Has Children Anne (Elizabeth) DARCY b: ABT 1330 in Knaith, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 7-31
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 761
    3. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 24-7
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VI:484 (c), VII:222
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:54-58
    6. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:54-8
    7. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VII:222
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