John de Brantingham

John de Brantingham was an English Christian clergyman of the early fourteenth century AD and a member of the Brantingham family. He held a prebend of Derby Cathedral, value 5 marks a year, and the rectory of Askeby, worth 20 marks annually.[1] In June 1318, Pope John XXII empowered de Brantingham to hold, in addition to his existing posts, the rectory of Huggate in the diocese of York, worth 40 pounds per annum.[1] Later, de Brantingham also served as vicar of Otley in Yorkshire.[2]

John de Brantingham
DiedBefore 1365
Offices held
Prebendary of Derby Cathedral
Rector of Askeby
Rector of Huggate
Vicar of Otley
Derby Cathedral

Clearly a prodigious clergyman, de Brantingham appeared at the Parliament of Carlisle in 1306/1307 as a proxy for the Archdeacon of Surrey and, later, as a substitute for Henry de Tychewell, who was a proxy for the archdeaconry of Surrey.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1325, William Melton, Archbishop of York, granted to de Brantingham, then vicar of Otley, the wardship and marriage of Agnes, daughter and heir of John Malebrank of Farnley.[2]

de Brantingham is also recorded as a witness to the grant by William Peyle to William Mariot of a half-acre of land in the territory of Sileby in the field called Suzerenemers, for 22 shillings; rent a rose a year.[4]


  1. ^ a b Page (1907)
  2. ^ a b Cleveland (1889)
  3. ^ Strachey et al.: 1832
  4. ^ Berkeley Castle Muniments, BCM/D/5/42/4, National Archives, retrieved 28 May 2011.