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Oliver St. John of Fonmon, Glamorgan
(Bef 1324-Bef 1373)
Elizabeth de la Bere
William Paulet
(Abt 1370-1435)
Eleanor de la Mare
(Abt 1377-1413)
Sir John St. John
(After 1360-1424)
Isabel Paulet
(Bef 1374-)
Sir Oliver St. John


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1. Margaret Beauchamp

Sir Oliver St. John 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 1398 6
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Beauchamp about 1425 1
  • Died: 1437 aged 39 5 7

  General Notes:

Witnessed the conveyance of the manor of Llanfair, Glamorgan, and was mentioned in other Welsh records. As his father was such a prominent member of the royal household, it is no wonder that he was married, as her first husband, to Margaret Beauchamp (the "de" in surnames was generally dropped about 1400), heir of the Barony of Bletsoe.


Title: KB. 5

Inquisition: Post mortem, 19 Feb 1414. 8 127 JOAN WIDOW OF JOHN PAVELEY, KNIGHT

Writ 19 Feb. 1414.

NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 21 Sept.

On 8 Feb. 1395 Lewis de Clyfford, Richard Stury and Thomas Latymer, knights, Richard Dudley, John Warwyk and William Lane, chaplain, by their deed shown to the jurors, granted the manor and advowson of Paulerspury, which John Paveley, knight, had granted to them, to Joan his widow to hold to herself for her life and to her executors for 1 year more, without impeachment of waste and with remainder to themselves. This reversion they granted to Isabel, then wife of John Paveley junior, knight, and now the wife of John Seynt Johan, to hold to her and her heirs and assigns. Joan attorned to Isabel.

Afterwards on 12 July 1403 Joan by her deed, also shown to the jurors, granted all her estate in the manor except an interior court in the house called the gatehouse with the house, and excepting the advowson and the herbage, fishery and hunting in the new park and a meadow called 'le Newmedwe' and a garden next the graveyard of the manor with free ingress and egress to and from all these, to John Seynt Johan, Isabel his wife, Oliver their son, Thomas Wodevile, John Wylkotes, William Poulet and John Bovere for the life of Joan on certain conditions contained in the deed, provided always that immediately after the death of Joan John Seynt Johan and Isabel and their heirs and assigns could enter the manor as of ancient right without any payments or claims whatsoever from Joan on account of her occupation of the manor, excepting always that her executors should have free ingress and egress and reasonable time for administration without impediment by John Seynt Johan and Isabel or anyone acting in their name.

John Seynt Johan and Isabel are still alive, Isabel being aged 40. The whole manor should remain to them and the heirs and assigns of Isabel. It is held of the king of the honor of Peverel as half a knight's fee, annual value 30.

Joan died on 1 Feb. 1414. Margery wife of John Bryan of Worcestershire is her kinswoman and heir, being the daughter of Sybil her sister, aged 30 years and more.

C 138/5, no. 55 E 136/148, no. 1 E 149/102, no. 17

Manorial Estate, 1424, Paulerspury Manor, Paulerspury, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12, GB. 9 ...Robert's heir was his son Lawrence, aged 19, whose wardship was granted to Guy de Brian. (fn. 129) He died in 1349, shortly after coming of age, seised of the manor of Paulerspury, leaving a brother named John, aged 15, as his heir. (fn. 130) John's wardship and marriage were acquired by William Stury, to whom in 1350 two-thirds of the manors of Paulerspury and Great Houghton were committed, the other third being held in dower. (fn. 131) John was still alive in 1392 (fn. 132) but must have died shortly afterwards, for by 1395 the manor and advowson had passed to his daughter and heiress Isabel and her husband Sir John St. John of Fonmon (Glam.), subject to the life interest of John's widow Joan. (fn. 133) In 1403 Joan demised part of her estate to John and Isabel, reserving the gatehouse of the manor, the advowson and various lands. Joan died in 1414, whereupon John and Isabel took possession of the estate. (fn. 134)

Sir John St. John died in 1424, seised of the manor of Paulerspury, held in chief as of the honor of Peveril, leaving his son Oliver as his heir, (fn. 135) who was returned, with Thomas Mortimer, as holding one fee in Paulerspury and Great Houghton in 1428. (fn. 136) Oliver St. John's grandson, also named Oliver, married Margaret, the daughter and heir of Sir John Beauchamp of Bletsoe (Beds.), which thereafter became the family's main seat. (fn. 137) The younger Sir Oliver's grandson, another Sir John St. John, died in 1525, having settled the manor and advowson of Paulerspury and other lands there on feoffees to his own use and that of his son and heir, also named John, and the younger John's wife Margery (or Margaret), the daughter of Sir William Waldegrave. (fn. 138) In 1541 Sir John sold the manor of Paulerspury, including the advowson and extensive lands there, to Henry VIII in exchange for estates in London, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Glamorgan, and a payment of 468 10s., representing 20 years' purchase on a difference of 23 6s. 8d. in the annual value of the lands exchanged. (fn. 139) The manor, together with other estates in Paulerspury acquired about the same time from Thomas Culpepper and Sir Arthur Longfield, was annexed to the honor of Grafton on its creation in 1542. (fn. 140)...

132. Baker, Northants., ii. 200.
133. P.R.O., CP 25/1/178/99/54.
134. Cal. Inq. p. m., xx. 41-2; P.R.O., E 136/148/1 m. 4.
135. P.R.O., C 139/14/12.
136. Feud. Aids, iv. 43.
137. The Visitation of Beds. (Harl. Soc. xix), 52-3.
138. P.R.O., C 142/44/161.
139. P.R.O., E 318/20/1058; E 305/2/A39; E 326/12784; N.R.O., FH 148, p. 224; L. & P. Hen. VIII, xvi. 500.

Oliver married Margaret Beauchamp, daughter of Sir John Beauchamp 3rd Baron Beauchamp of Bletso and Edith Stourton, about 1425.1 (Margaret Beauchamp was born about 1410 and died before 3 Jun 1482.)


1 P.C. Bartrum, Aberystwyth University, <i>Prosiect Bartrum/Bartrum Project</i>( : accessed 25 Jun 2020), St. John 1.

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), X, p. 826; XII/1, p.449; XII/2, p. 444, p. 945.

3 Frederick Lewis Weis, Jr. Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall, <i>Ancestral Roots Of Certain American Colonists Who Came To America Before 1700: Lineages from Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Other Historical Individuals</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004 (Reprint)), 85:35.

4 Duchess of Cleveland, <i>The Battle Abbey Roll: With Some Account of the Norman Lineages, Volume III</i> (Albemarle Street, London, GB, John Murray, 1889), Vol. I, p. 133.

5 Sir Leslie Stephen, Robert Blake, Christine Stephanie Nicholls, <i>Dictionary of National Biography</i> (London, The Macmillan Company: Smith, Elder, & Co , 1885-1900), St. John, p. 639.

6 J. S. Roskell and L. Clark, editors, <i>The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1386-1421 </i>, 4 Volumes (N.p.: Boydell and Brewer, 1993).

7 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), II; p. 206.

8 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 20 Henry V: 30-49.

9 A History of the County of Northampton, Vol 5 pp 245-289.

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