Alfonso De VERE
(Abt 1266-1329)
(Abt 1262-)
Baron Bartholomew De BADLESMERE
Margaret De CLARE
(Abt 1280-1333)
Earl John De Vere OXFORD, I
(Abt 1311-Abt 1359)
Countess Maud De Badlesmere OXFORD
(Abt 1310-Abt 1366)
Sir John De VERE, II
(Abt 1324-Bef 1350)


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Elizabeth De COURTENAY

Sir John De VERE, II

  • Born: Abt Dec 1324-1335
  • Died: Bef 23 Jun 1350
  • Buried: Earls Colne, Essex, England

   Ancestral File Number: 9FP0-42.

   General Notes:

Sir Knight.

The Oxford History of England The Fifteenth Century 1399-1485, E F Jacob, Oxford Univ Press, p505:
[1451] "...From the lords as a whole the Duke [Richard of York] got little support. To them a Yorkist succession implied the predominance of Neville, Mowbray, Vere, and their dependants, the consolidation of important power- groups in central and southern England..."

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol III, The Three Edwards, Thomas B Costain, 1958, Doubleday & Co
p414: "...[Sir John de Hawkwood] entering the army under John de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, he came to the attention of the Black Prince and was knighted..."

The Later Middle Ages 1272-1485, George Holmes, 1962, Norton Library ofEngland p25: "...Lay society was crowned by a group of about a dozen or fifteen earls. Some were of royal blood...others members of ancient families descending from the Anglo-Norman aristocracy, like the de Vere earls of Oxford and the Bohuns of Hereford..."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol X, p396, Vere Sir Francis: "...English soldier, a fine strategist...who had few rivals among his contemporary commanders. He was a nephew of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford, andhis brother Horace (1565-1635)..."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p2036, Oxford Edward de Vere: "17th Earl of Oxford, Lived 1550-1604, English poet...acted in and produced plays...On the theory that he wrote Shakespeare's plays see studies by Clark and Benezet..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.13 9FP0-42 John De VERE [SIR KNIGHT] Born Abt Dec 1335 Mar Elizabeth DE COURTENAY (AFN:HRQ7-B2) Died Bef 23 Jun 1350 Bur Earls Colne Essex England.

   Marriage Information:

John married Elizabeth De COURTENAY, daughter of Earl Hugh De Courtenay DEVON, III and Margaret De BOHUN. (Elizabeth De COURTENAY was born about 1333-1340 in Exeter, Devonshire, England and died on 7 Aug 1395.)

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