John Devereux, 9th Baron Ferrers of Chartley

John Devereux, 9th Baron Ferrers of Chartley (c.1461 – 7 May 1501) was an English peer.

John Devereux, 9th Baron Ferrers of Chartley
Baron Ferrers of Chartley
Tenure22 August 1485 - 7 May 1501
PredecessorAnne de Ferrers, suo jure 8th Baroness Ferrers of Chartley
SuccessorWalter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford
Bornc.1461
Chartley, Staffordshire, England
Died7 May 1501
Chartley, Staffordshire, England
ResidenceChartley Castle
Spouse(s)Cecily Bourchier
Elizabeth Langham
Issue
Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford
Ann Devereux-Owen
possibly 2 additional sons
ParentsWalter Devereux, Lord Ferrers of Chartley
Anne de Ferrers, suo jure 8th Baroness Ferrers of Chartley

FamilyEdit

He was the eldest son and heir of Anne de Ferrers, 8th Baroness Ferrers of Chartley suo jure by her husband and consort, Walter Devereux, Lord Ferrers of Chartley.[1]

His mother Anne died of natural causes on 9 January 1468/9, but his father remained the jure uxoris Baron Ferrers of Chartley for the remainder of his life.[1] John Devereux served as Justice of the Peace with his father in 1483 and 1484,[2] and on 1 August 1483, they were assigned to assess and appoint collectors of the subsidies granted by Parliament from aliens in Herefordshire.[3] His father died at the Battle of Bosworth on 22 August 1485,[1] fighting for King Richard III of England under John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk. King Richard III was killed in the battle and his opponent succeeded him as King Henry VII of England, causing the Devereux lands to be forfeited.

CareerEdit

On 4 March 1485/6 John Devereux was granted special livery, without proof of age, of his mother's lands.[1] He was summoned to Parliament on 1 September 1487 for the first time.[1] At his second Parliament on 13 January 1488/9 his petition for reversal of his father's attainder and forfeiture was granted,[1][4] and he was thereby able to inherit his father's lands. He would remain loyal to Henry VII for the rest of his life.

On 1 June 1492 John and Cecily Devereux sold the 10 marks of rent issuing from the manor of Newbold Verdon (Leicestershire) to John Jocelyn for 100 marks.[5] On 9 February 1493 John and Cecily Devereux were granted the manors of Chartley, Chartley Holme, Great Barr, Aldridge, Whitacre (in Staffordshire); Castle Bromwich (Warwickshire); and Bugbrooke (Northamptonshire) by Chaplain Hugh Mason.[6]

On 25 May 1498 John Devereux sold 1 messuage, 1 garden, 2 tofts, 60 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, and 12 acres of wood in Tedstone Delamere (Herefordshire) for 40 marks to Humphrey Dore.[7] On 3 November 1499 John Devereux and Walter Brockton sold the manor of Wootton (Weobley parish, Herefordshire) along with 1 messuage, 200 acres of land, 16 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture and 12 acres of wood in Wootton, Weobley, and Ferndale for 100 marks to Thomas Morton.[8]

MarriageEdit

John was first married to Cecily Bourchier. She was a daughter of William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier and Lady Anne Woodville.[1] William Bourchier was a son of Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex and Isabel of Cambridge. Lady Anne Woodville was a daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg.

The Baron and his first wife had two children:

  • Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford (1488 – 17 September 1558)[1][9][10]
  • Anne Devereux (born c. 1490), married (1st) Sir David (or Davy) Owen. She was mother of Henry Owen, John Owen, and Elizabeth Owen.[9] Anne married (2nd) Nicholas Gaynesford and (3rd) John Harman.

His first wife died before June 1493.[1][a] He married secondly to Elizabeth Langham, daughter of Robert Langham,[9] and possibly had two sons.[b]

General Biographical ReferencesEdit

  • Brydges, Egerton. Collins’s Peerage of England, Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical in 9 Volumes. London: Rivington, 1812. Volume 1, Page 6
  • Cokayne, G.E. Complete Baronetage. (New York; St. Martin's Press, 1984). Volume V, page 321 to 333, Ferrers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i G.E. Cokayne. Complete Baronetage. (New York; St. Martin's Press, 1984). Volume V, page 321 to 333, Ferrers
  2. ^ Great Britain Public Record Office. Calendar of the Patent Rolls, Edward IV, Edward V, and Richard III, 1476–1485. (London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1901). Page 561
  3. ^ Great Britain Public Record Office. Calendar of the Patent Rolls, Edward IV, Edward V, and Richard III, 1476–1485. (London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1901). Page 394, membrane 24d, 1 August 1483
  4. ^ 'Henry VII: January 1489', Parliament Rolls of Medieval England. devereux ferrers. Date. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  5. ^ [1], Medieval Genealogy Website. Abstracts of Feet of Fines. CP 25/1/126/80, number 9.
  6. ^ [2], Medieval Genealogy Website. Abstracts of Feet of Fines. CP 25/1/294/79, number 34.
  7. ^ [3], Medieval Genealogy Website. Abstracts of Feet of Fines. CP 25/1/83/58, number 10.
  8. ^ [4], Medieval Genealogy Website. Abstracts of Feet of Fines. CP 25/1/83/58, number 13.
  9. ^ a b c Evelyn Philip Shirley. Stemmata Shirleiana. (Westminster: Nichols and Sons, 1873). page 103
  10. ^ Maskelyne and H. C. Maxwell Lyte, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry VII, Entries 451-500', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Series 2, Volume 2, Henry VII (London, 1915), pp. 280-315. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/series2-vol2/pp280-315 [accessed 23 April 2020].

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Lady Cecily Devereux was buried in St. Michael Paternoster Royal Churchyard in London, England
  2. ^ A Nicholas Devereux stylized as Lord Ferrers and Chartley appointed Thomas Englefeld, esquire, as steward of the manors of Chinnor, Durton, and Kingston Bagpuze in 5 Henry VIII (22 April 1513 to 21 April 1514). United Kingdom National Archives, Kew, E 210/5630.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Anne Ferrers
Walter Devereux (jure uxoris)
Baron Ferrers of Chartley
1485–1501
Succeeded by
Walter Devereux