The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I33337
  • Name: John de DRAYCOTE , of Paynsley, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1303 in Paynsley Hall, Draycott-in-the-Moors, Staffordshire, England 1
  • Death: AFT 1368 1
  • Note:
    The following is copied from "The History of the Draycott Family" website at

    JOHN DE DRAYCOTE (IX), was certainly something of a character and indeed a bit of unruly man in his youth. In 1329 we hear of him and five accomplices entering the chaces, taking the deer and assaulting the servants of no less a man than the Earl of Lancaster! Next, on the Sunday before Christmas, 1330, we hear of him and others going to Carleton in Nottinghamshire, breaking into the house of Sibil de Forne, and while a Roger Savage took her jewels and silver spoons, John broke into her chamber hoping to carry off Joan, widow of John de Orreby, but, (luckily for Joan I imagine), he failed, "because Joan fled into another room, which they could not enter." Some seven years later, we hear of him being one of the leaders, (followed by several of his companions in the 1329 escapade), in a raid upon James de Staffordís house in Sandon. In 1336 he also took part in the abduction of Margaret, daughter and heiress of Hugh de Audley whom Ralph, Lord Stafford carried off and married against her fatherís will. It seems however, that it was not against the will of the lady concerned!! After this though, John seems to have quietened down, and indeed become quite a respectable gentleman! He was summoned as a Knight to the campaign at Crecy and Calais and served for many years at Westminster as Knight of the Shire for Staffordshire, (a forerunner to the modern day MP). John married twice, the name of his first wife is not known, though his widow was named Eva. He died sometime after 1368 and left a son and heir, (by his first wife), also named John.

    Father: Philip de DRAYCOTE b: ABT 1272 in Draycott in the Moors, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England
    Mother: Joan DEINCOURT b: ABT 1277 in Blankney, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

    Marriage 1 Unknown First WIFE b: ABT 1305
    • Married: in 1st wife
    1. Has Children John de DRAYCOTE , of Paynsley b: ABT 1340 in Paynsley Hall, Draycott-in-the-Moors, Staffordshire, England

    Marriage 2 Eva b: ABT 1325
    • Married: AFT 1340 in 2nd wife

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      Page: John Ravilious (Therav3), 19 May 2004
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