John Arundell (1366–1435)

John Arundell (circa 1366 – 11 January 1435), called The Magnificent, of Lanherne in the parish of St Mawgan in Pydar in Cornwall, was an English knight who inherited large estates in the County of Cornwall. He was Sheriff of Cornwall and was one of Henry IV of England’s Kings Knights. In his will dated 1433, he bequeathed money for the preservation of the head of St Piran in the chapel at Perranzabuloe.[1]

John Arundell I
Sheriff of Cornwall
Shield of Arms of the Lord Arundell of Wardour.svg
Arms of the Arundell family
Other titlesCaptain of Marck, Vice-admiral of England under Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter
Other namesSir John the Magnificent
Borncirca 1366
Lanherne, St Mawgan in Pydar
Died11 January 1435
BuriedSt Columb Major
NationalityEnglish
ResidenceLanherne House
Wars and battles
Spouse(s)Annora Lambourn
Issue
ParentsSir John Arundell IV, Joan Luscote

CareerEdit

John Arundell was knighted in 1399 at the coronation of Henry IV of England. In February 1405, as ‘King’s knight’, Arundell was appointed as Captain of Marck, one of the Calais outposts, this included the castle and town with all lands, fisheries, franchises and perquisites outside the liberty of Calais were granted to him for life.[2] He served in the navy 1418–19; married Annora Lambourn of Perranzabuloe, which brought to the Arundells several more Cornish manors. He was Sheriff of Cornwall four times and a member for the Cornwall 1422–23.[3]

Marriage and issueEdit

John Arundell married Annorah Lambourne, daughter of Sir William Lambourne.

  • John Arundell (1392–1423) who married Margaret Burghersh in 1420 in Hertfordshire, the daughter of Sir John Burghersh and Ismarria Hanning (or Hanham)
  • Sir Thomas Arundell (____ – 1443) who married 1. Elizabeth Powlet 2. Margery L'Arcedekne (____ – 1420)
  • Renfrew Arundell (____ – 1442) who married Joan Colshull (1407–1497) dau of Sir John Colshull and Anne Challons
  • Joan Arundell - became Abbess at Canonsleigh in Devon [2]

DeathEdit

Arundell made financial arrangements in his will that would maintain a chantry of five chaplains and a clerk at St Columb Major. The condition of this arrangement was that they would continue to pray for the souls of Arundell, and his kindred. He also left money to build a chapel in the parish church of St Columb Major to house his own tomb. He died on 11 January 1435 and his will was proved on 7 June.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Saints of Cornwall, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-820765-4 By Nicholas Orme (page 221)
  2. ^ a b "ARUNDELL, John I (c.1366-1435), of Lanherne, Cornw. - History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org.
  3. ^ Cornish Worthies by Walter Tregellas (page 50)
  4. ^ CCR, 1429–35, pp. 35–37; Coll. Top. et Gen. iii. 393; Reg. Lacy (Canterbury and York Soc. lxiii), 20–22; C139/72/39
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Henry Ilcombe
John Chenduyt
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
1397–1398
With: John Colshull 1397
John Trevarthian 1397–1398
Succeeded by
Sir William Lambourne
John Colshull
Preceded by
Sir William Talbot
John Whalesborough
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
1404–1406
With: John Chenduyt 1404
Sir Ralph Botreaux 1404–1406
Nicholas Broomford 1406
Succeeded by
John Chenduyt
Richard Trevanion
Preceded by
Sir Ralph Botreaux
Sir John Herle
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
1411
With: John Urban
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
John Wybbury
John Trelawny II
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
1414
With: John Colshull
Succeeded by
Sir William Talbot
John Colshull
Preceded by
Unknown
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
1416
With: William Bodrugan
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
1417
With: Thomas Arundell
Succeeded by
John Arundell
Sir Thomas Arundell
Preceded by
Sir William Bodrugan
John Tretherf
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
1421
With: Sir John Trelawny
Succeeded by
Sir John Trelawny
John Arundell
Preceded by
Sir John Trelawny
John Arundell
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
1422–1424
With: John Arundell 1422
Succeeded by
Unknown
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir John Trevarthian
Undersheriff of Cornwall
1402
Succeeded by
William Bodrugan
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Pomeroy
High Sheriff of Devon
1414–1415
Succeeded by
John Beville
Preceded by
Henry Fulford
High Sheriff of Cornwall
1418–1419
Succeeded by
Stephen Derneford