Sir Waleran DE MONCEUX
(-Bef 1293)
Sir John DE MONCEUX, Lord of Hurstmonceux
(Abt 1279-1316)


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Sir John DE MONCEUX, Lord of Hurstmonceux

  • Born: Abt 1279, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England
  • Married:
  • Died: Shortly before 22 Jun 1316


  Research Notes:

son and heir, aged 23 years at his father's death.


  • 12 Nov 1302, Westminster

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Whereas the king lately—upon its being found by an inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Munceaus held at his death nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof the wardship of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held certain lands in Compton of the heir of William Walrand, a madman (idiota) in the king's wardship, by the service of 13s. 4d. yearly for all service, and John, his son, is his next heir and is of full age—the king took John's fealty for the lands in Compton and rendered them to him, and ordered the escheator to cause him to have seisin thereof, upon his finding security to answer to the king for his relief, and not to intermeddle further with the lands that John held of other lords than the king; and it appears to the king by inspection of the said inquisition that John the father held the manor of Esthurst, co. Sussex, of the earl of Britanny, and certain lands in Compton, co. Southampton, of Thomas de Warblynton; which lands John has entered by virtue of the order aforesaid; the orders the escheator to deliver [to John] the issues received by him from the said manor and the lands in Compton from the time when they were taken into the king's hands.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 30 Edw. I, p. 567


  • 7 Jul 1305, Canterbury

Letters for John son of John de Munceaus, also going with [Roger la Warre to the Court of Rome on the king's affairs,] nominating Robert de London and William de Bosco his attorneys for one year.
Protection, with clause volumus, for him.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 4, p. 372


  • 22 Jun 1316, Westminster

Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of John de Monceaux, deceased, tenant in chief

  • 20 Aug 1316, York

Order to the escheator beyond Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of John de Monceaux, deceased, tenant in chief

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 10 Edw. II, pp. 284, 298


Inquisition Post Mortem

621. John de Mounceaux alias de Monceus, de Monceaus

Writ, 22 June, 9 Edward II. [1316]

Sussex. Inq. Monday the eve of St. Matthew, 10 Edw. II.

Hurst Monceus. The manor held of John de Brittann(ia), earl of Richem(und), by service of 2 knights' fees.

John his son, aged 10½, is his next heir.

Southampton. Inq. 9 Aug. 10 Edw. II. (defective.)

Cumpton. The manor held of the earl of Riche(mund), as member of the manor of La Hurste, co. Sussex, in free socage by service of a rose yearly.
Sumburn. 20a. land held of Henry de Langcastre in free socage by service of a rose yearly.
Burghton. 20a. meadow and 90a. pasture, held of Alan de Plogenet, lord of Burghton, in free socage by service of 13s. 4d. ; and 6a. arable held of Adam de Bukesgate in free socage of . . . pepper yearly.
Heir as above, aged . . . . . . . .

C. Edw. II. File 52. (6.) 1


  • 30 Sep 1316, York

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of John de Mounceaux, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition that he held no lands of the king in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands should pertain to the king.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 10 Edw. II, p. 367

  Marriage Information:

John married Olympias.


1 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. V, Edward II, pp. 415-6.

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