Name: John 1st Baron de CROMWELL , Sir 1
Birth: ABT 1272 in Cromwell, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: BEF 8 OCT 1335 in (dsp?) 1
BARONY OF CROMWELL OR CRUMWELL (I) 1308 to 1335?
JOHN DE CROMWELL, probably younger son of Ralph de C. (who died 1289, see p. 551), by his 2nd wife, Margaret., daughter of Roger DE SOMERY. In 1305 he accused Sir Nicholas Segrave of treason, and was defied by him to battle; Constable of Chepstow Castle 1307-08, of the Tower of London 1307/8, and for life 1310, which office he ceased to hold in I323, but was reappointed by the new King 1326/7. He fought ex parte Regis at Boroughbridge, 16 March 1321/2. He was summoned to Parliament from 10 March 1307/8 to 1 April 1335, by writs directed Johanni de Crumwell' or Crumbwell', whereby he is held to have become LORD CROMWELL. He was justice of the forest South of Trent September 1317, and was engaged in the French and Scottish wars. Admiral of the Fleet 16 July 1324.
He married, before 25 June 1302, Idoine, widow of Roger DE LEYBURNE (died 1283), 2nd daughter and coheir of Robert DE VIPONT, of Brougham Castle, Westmorland, being niece and coheir of Richard FitzJohn [Lord FitzJohn]. She, who was heiress to large estates, died s.p., 1333, before 18 November, when the writ for her Inq. p. m. is dated. He died before 8 October 1335 (f). [Complete Peerage III:553, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
(f) It is not, of course, certain that he did not have issue by a previous wife, as, if such existed, they would not necessarily appear in the records.
Father: Ralph II de CROMWELL & West Hallam b: ABT 1225 in Cromwell, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Mother: Margaret de SOMERY b: ABT 1226 in Dudley, Warwickshire, England
Idoine (Idonea) de VIPONT , Lady of Brough b: BEF 1262 in Appleby, East Ward, Westmorland, England
BEF 25 JUN 1302
in 2nd husband 1
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000