Sir Giles DE FIENNES
(-Bef 1293)
Sibyl FILIOL
(-)
Jordan LE FORESTER
(Abt 1223-1280)
Amice
(-)
John DE FIENNES of Abbot's Waltham
(-1331)
Joan LE FORESTER
(-1338)
Sir John DE FIENNES of White Waltham
(Abt 1302-1351)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Maud DE MONCEUX, Heiress of Herstmonceux

Sir John DE FIENNES of White Waltham, Knt.

  • Born: Abt 1302, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England
  • Married: Abt 1329
  • Died: 5 Apr 1351, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England

  Orthographic variations: FIENLES, FYENLES

  Research Notes:

aged 36 years and more at his mother's death

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16 Oct 1331, Westminster

John de Fyenles staying beyond seas has letters nominating John de Say and Baldewyn le Clerk his attorneys in England for two years.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 2, p. 190

18 Nov 1331, Windsor

John de Fyenles of Whit Waltham acknowledges that he owes to Robert Bothel, chaplain, 20l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex.

19 Nov 1331, Guildford

John de Fyenles of Whit Waltham and Richard Hauard acknowledge that they owe Nicholas de la Beche, knight, 100s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Cambridge.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 5. Edw. III, pp. 403, 412

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3 Feb 1332, Waltham Holy Cross

John son of John de Fienles of Abbot's Waltham acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Blaunfront, knight, 40l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his land and chattels in co. Berks.

12 Mar 1332, Stratford-at-Bow

John de Fenles of Whit Waltham acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Crane, citizen of London, 24 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks.

25 Jun 1332, Woodstock

John de Fienles son of Joan de Fienles acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Bonet, citizen and brushwood seller (buscario) of London, 8l. 9s. 4d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 6. Edw. III, pp. 527, 541, 573

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Feet of Fines

CP 25/1/286/37, number 113

County: Hampshire. Essex.
Place: Westminster.
Date: One week from St Martin, 5 Edward III [18 November 1331]. And afterwards the day after the Purification of the Blessed Mary, 6 Edward III [3 February 1332].
Parties: Maud de Ferers, querent, and John de Fienles and Maud, his wife, deforciants.
Property: The manor of Cumpton' Mounceux in the county of Southampton and the manor of Asshe Halle in the county of Essex.
Action: Plea of covenant.
Agreement: John and Maud, his wife, have granted to Maud de Ferers the manors and have rendered them to her in the court, to hold to Maud de Ferers, of John and Maud, his wife, and the heirs of Maud for the life of Maud de Ferers, rendering yearly 1 rose at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, and doing to the chief lords all other services. And after the decease of Maud the manors shall revert to John and Maud, his wife, and the heirs of Maud, quit of the heirs of Maud de Ferers, to hold of the chief lords for ever.
Warranty: Warranty.
For this: Maud de Ferers has given them 100 marks of silver.

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27 Sep 1334, Westminster

John de Fienles, going beyond the seas, has letters nominating William Cochet and Baldwin le Clerk his attorneys.

26 Nov 1334, Roxburgh

Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Stonore, William de Shareshull, John Dabernoun and John de Geynesford, on complaint by John de Fyenles that Robert Colkyn [and others] broke his close at Hurstmonceaux, co. Sussex, took away 7 oxen and 10 cows, worth 20l., carried away his goods, assaulted his steward, Richard Havard, whom he had deputed to hold his court there, not permitting him to hold such court or discharge his office therein, and imprisoned his servants.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 3, pp. 27, 70

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On 29 Jun 1336 it was shown that Maud de Ferers, late the wife of John de Insula, held Compton Monceaux for life of John de Fienles and Maud his wife by service of a rose yearly, by fine levied in the king’s court, with reversion to the said John and Maud and the heirs of the said Maud. 1

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Feet of Fines

CP 25/1/287/39, number 219

County: Essex. Hampshire. Sussex.
Place: York.
Date: The day after All Souls, 11 Edward III [3 November 1337].
Parties: John de Fyenles and Maud, his wife, querents, and Thomas de Fyenles, deforciant.
Property: The manor of Asshehalle in the county of Essex and the manor of Compton' Mounceaux in the county of Southampton and the manor of Hurst Mounceaux and the advowson of the church of the same manor in the county of Sussex.
Action: Plea of covenant.
Agreement: John and Maud have acknowledged the manors and advowson to be the right of Thomas, as those which he has of their gift.
For this: Thomas has granted to John and Maud the manors and advowson and has rendered them to them in the court, to hold to John and Maud and the heirs of their bodies, of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, successive remainders (1) to John, son of the same John, and the heirs of his body, (2) to William, brother of the same John, son of John, and the heirs of his body, (3) to Robert, brother of the same William, and the heirs of his body, (4) to Joan, sister of the same Robert, and the heirs of her body and (5) to the right heirs of Maud.

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26 Aug 1346, John de Fyenles fought as a knight in the king’s division at the battle of Crécy in northern France. 2

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Inquisition Post Mortem

640. John de Fienles or de Fyenles

Writ, 14 July, 25 Edward III. [1351]

Sussex. Inq. taken at Herstmonceux, Tuesday the eve of St. Bartholomew, 25 Edward III.

Hurstmonceux. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held jointly with Maud his wife, deceased, for their lives, of the gift of Thomas de Fyenles, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to John son of the said John and the heirs of his body, and William brother of the said John son of John, who survives, and the heirs of his body, by a fine levied at York on the morrow of All Souls, 11 Edward III. The said manor and advowson are held of the earl of Rychemund, as of the barony of Hastynges, by service of a knight's fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.

William de Fyenles, son of John de Fyenles, brother (fratris sic) of John son of John de Fyenles, aged 21 years at the Purification last, is his heir in blood and in tail.

Writ, 14 July, 25 Edward III.

Berks. Inq. taken at Mayndenhuthuthe, 15 November, 25 Edward III.

La Twychene. The office of forester held of the king in chief by service of 10s. yearly payable at the king's castle of Wyndescore.
Cokham. 34a. 1r. arable, 18a. meadow and 6s. 10½d. rent held of Philippa Queen of England by the king's charter and by service of 5s. 6d. yearly.
Whytewaltham. The manor of Wolvele (extent given), with the advowson of a chapel there, held of Richard de Wyndesore by service of a quarter of a knight's fee; 100a. arable held of the abbot of Cherteseye by service of 25s. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.

He died on 5 April last. William de Fienles, his son, aged 19 years and more, is his heir.

Writ, 1 October, 25 Edward III.

Berks. Inq. taken at Maydenhuthe, 15 November, 25 Edward III. (Duplicate of the last.)

C. Edw. III. File 112. (27.) 3

  Marriage Information:

John married Maud DE MONCEUX, Heiress of Herstmonceux, daughter of Sir John DE MONCEUX and Olympia, about 1329.

Sources


1 Inq. p.m. C. Edw. III. File 46. (32.).

2 Collections for a History of Staffordshire, vol. 18, p. 39.

3 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. IX, Edward III, pp. 432-433.


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