John Devereux, 8th Baron Ferrers of Chartley

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John Devereux, 8th Baron Ferrers of Chartley
Born c.1461
Chartley, Staffordshire, England
Died 7 May 1501
Chartley, Staffordshire, England
Title Baron Ferrers of Chartley
Tenure 22 August 1485 - 7 May 1501
Residence Chartley Castle
Predecessor Anne de Ferrers, suo jure 7th Baroness Ferrers of Chartley
Successor Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford
Spouse(s) Cecily Bourchier
Elizabeth Langham
Issue Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford
Ann Devereux-Owen
possibly 2 additional sons
Parents Walter Devereux, Lord Ferrers of Chartley
Anne de Ferrers, suo jure 7th Baroness Ferrers of Chartley

John Devereux, 8th Baron Ferrers of Chartley (c.1461 – 7 May 1501) was an English peer.

Family[edit]

He was the eldest son and heir of Anne de Ferrers, 7th 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.

Career[edit]

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.

1June 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]

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]

Marriage[edit]

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]
  • Ann Devereux (born c. 1490), who married first to Henry Clifford, and secondly to David Owen. She was mother of Walter Clifford, Nicholas Clifford, Joan Clifford, Dorothea Clifford, Lettice Clifford, Henry Owen, John Owen, and Elizabeth Owen.[9]

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

General Biographical References[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  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. Stationary 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. Stationary 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

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
Anne Ferrers
Walter Devereux (jure uxoris)
Baron Ferrers of Chartley
1485–1501
Succeeded by
Walter Devereux