Name: John 1st Baron PEYVRE , of Toddington, Sir 1 2
ALIA: John /Pever/, of Chilton
Birth: 1262 in Toddington, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England 1
Death: 11 DEC 1315 in Chilton, Thame, Buckinghamshire, England 1
BARONY OF PEYVRE (I) 1299
SIR JOHN PEYVRE, son and heir, born presumably in 1262 (b). In 1276, the evasion of John Peyvre from the church of Dunstable was presented at the county court of Beds, and the abbey amerced 100 marks for the same. In 1294 he was summoned to attend the King at a colloquium (about Gascony), and was exempted from the general summons for service there. In January 1295/6 he and Paulin Peyvre were going overseas with Sir Hugh le Despenser in the King's (diplomatic) service; later in the year he was summoned for service against the Scots, and also in 1297, 1298, and 1301; for service in Flanders, 1297 and 1298. In 1297 he was commissioner for array in Beds and Bucks, and was summoned to a military council at Rochester. Finally he was summoned among the "barons," to two parliaments, 6 February (1298/9) and 10 April (1299), by writs directed Johanni Payvre, whereby he is held to have become LORD PEYVRE (g). He and his wife were summoned, February 1307/8, to the Coronation of Edward II. In June 1314 he was appointed upon a commission of inquiry in Beds, and, in 1315, upon one of gaol delivery.
He married, 1stly, when still under age, Beatrice (----), a kinswoman of John DE KIRKBY. She was living in 1305. He married, 2ndly, by 26 May 1312, Mary, widow of Amaury DE ST. AMAND, 1st LORD ST. AMAND, by whom he had no issue. He died 11 December 1315. His widow, who probably entertained Edward III at Toddington in October 1329, died shortly before 11 April 1333. [Complete Peerage X:515, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
(b) He proved his age on All Saints' Day 1283 before the Queen Dowager.
(g) He was not summoned later, nor did any of his descendants receive a summons. There is no proof of his having sat.
NOTE: CP does not state whether John was son by his father's 1st or 2nd wife. Since he was born only 5 years before his father's death, the 2nd wife seems more likely?
Father: John PEYVRE , of Toddington & Chilton b: ABT 1240 in Toddington, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
Mother: Emma de LANGLEY b: ABT 1240 in Clifton, Staffordshire, England
Beatrice kinswoman of John de KIRKBY b: ABT 1262
in 1st wife 1
- Paulin\Paul 2nd Baron PEYVRE , of Toddington, Sir b: 1289 in Toddington, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
Mary daughter John de PEQIGNY , of Amiens b: ABT 1270 in Amiens, Somme, Picardy, France
BEF 26 MAY 1312
in 2nd husband 2nd wife 1
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
- Title: VCH of Buckingham, 1908, William Page, www.british-history.ac.uk
Page: IV:22-7, see notes for Paulin Peyvre, d. 1251