John Segrave, 4th Baron Segrave

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John de Segrave, 4th Baron Segrave
Arms of John Segrave, 2nd Baron Segrave (d.1325).svg
Arms of Segrave.[1]
Born4 May 1315
Died(1353-04-01)1 April 1353
Repton, Derbyshire
BuriedGrey Friars, London
Spouse(s)Margaret of Brotherton, Duchess of Norfolk
Issue
John de Segrave
Elizabeth de Segrave, Baroness Mowbray
Margaret de Segrave
FatherStephen de Segrave, 3rd Baron Segrave
MotherAlice FitzAlan

John de Segrave, 4th Baron Segrave (4 May 1315 – 1 April 1353) was an English peer and landowner in Leicestershire and Yorkshire. His family title of Baron Segrave is drawn from a village now spelled Seagrave, which uses a coat of arms similar to that of the barons.

Segrave was the son of Stephen de Segrave, 3rd Baron Segrave and Alice Fitzalan. Little is known of his early life.

About 1335, Segrave married Margaret of Brotheron, daughter and eventual sole heir of Thomas of Brotherton, son of King Edward I of England by his second wife, Margaret of France.[2]

A year after the marriage his wife inherited her father's title and estates, becoming in her own right Countess of Norfolk and Earl Marshal of England.

In 1350, Segrave and his wife sought a divorce, arguing that they had been contracted in marriage before Margaret was of age, and that she had never consented. The impetus for this was that Margaret wished to marry Lord Manny, with whom she had an understanding.[6] However, Segrave died at Bretby in Repton, Derbyshire, on 1 April 1353,[7] before the divorce had been granted. He was succeeded in the barony by his daughter Elizabeth.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Some Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. Joseph Foster. 1902. (p.115)
  2. ^ Archer II 2004.
  3. ^ a b c d e Richardson II 2011, p. 640.
  4. ^ Cokayne 1936, p. 384.
  5. ^ Archer 2004.
  6. ^ Anne Commire, Women in World History (vol. 10, 2000) p. 229
  7. ^ Plantagenet Ancestry 2011, p. 638.

References[edit]

  • Archer, Rowena E. (2004). "Mowbray, John (III), fourth Lord Mowbray (1340–1368)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/19452. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  • Archer, Rowena E. (2004). "'Brotherton, Margaret, suo jure duchess of Norfolk (c.1320–1399)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/53070. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  • Cokayne, George Edward (1936). The Complete Peerage, edited by H.A. Doubleday and Lord Howard de Walden. IX. London: St. Catherine Press. pp. 380–5.
  • Cokayne, George Edward (1949). The Complete Peerage, edited by Geoffrey H. White. XI. London: St. Catherine Press. pp. 609–10.
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. III (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 144996639X.
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. II (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City.