Name: John FAUCOMBERGE , of Whitton, Sir 1
Birth: ABT 1370 in Whitton, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England
Death: 20 JUL 1405 in Durham, Durham, England (beheaded) 1
Sir John Faucomberge, of Whitton, co. Lincoln, s. and h. app [of Sir Thomas 5th Lord Faucomberge]. He m. Joan, widow of Robert del Bowes (s. and h. app. of Sir William del Bowes, of Streatlam, co. Durham), who d. v.p., ie., before 22 Dec, 1399 (d), and dau. of Sir Robert Conyers, of Ormesby, co. York, by his 2nd wife, Aline, Lady of Homildon (e). Having joined in the insurrection of 1405, he was taken prisoner at Topcliff by the Earl of Westmorland in May and beheaded at Durham, 20 July 1405; on 22 July his head was sent to Guisborogh, to be placed on the pillory and left there so long as it could last. He d. s.p. His widow m., 3rdly, before 28 July 1408, Sir Thomas Brounflete, the younger (s. and h. app. of Sir Thomas Brounflete abovenamed, who was living 14 July 1417, and d. s.p. and v.p., i.e., before 31 Dec 1430. She d. 6 or 7 Nov 1438. [Complete Peerage, V:280]
(d) It is certain that he [Robert del Bowes] d. v.p. for the IPM on his father, William del Bowes, taken Monday before Christmas [22 Dec] 1399, states that the heir of the latter was William [mentioned below], aged 8, son of the Robert. Genealogists, however, agree in relating that he was slain at the Battle of Bauge, 22 Mar 1420/1, in spite of the fact that it is fairly obvious from the will of his mother, Maud, dated 16 Jan 1420/1, that he was then deceased. It was, actually, his son, the said William, who was at Bauge, where he was taken prisoner.
(e) She [Joan Conyers] was only child of this Robert (who died in 1390, having married, 1stly Julienne, dau. and h. of Sir John de Percy, of Ormesby in Cleveland, by whom he had male issue) by his 2nd wife, Aline (widow of Sir William de Dalden, who d. in 1369), who was heiress of the manor of Homildon, and of a moiety of the manors of Hetton and Biddic-Waterville, all held of the Bishop of Durham. Aline died in 1408, when the said Joan, then the wife of Thomas Brounflete, was found, by Inq. taken 28 July 1408, to be her heir, and aged 30.
Joan CONYERS , Heir of Biddick, Homildon & Hetton b: ABT 1372 in Ormesby, Yorkshire North Riding, England
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