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John de Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle, 1318-1355

Born: March 1318, Bedfordshire

Christened:

Died: 14 October 1355

Buried:

Parents: Robert de Lisle of Rougemont, 1st Lord (born 20 January.1287/8, died 4 January 1343/4) married (before 3 May 1318) Margaret de Beauchamp (born 1300, died 1339) daughter of Walter de Beauchamp of Alcester

Siblings:

Alice de Lisle (born 1315, died after Easter 1349) married 1: Thomas de Seymour, married 2: Robert Peverel

Robert de Lisle (born 1320)

Elizabeth de Lisle (born 1322, died after 1343) married Edmund Peverel

George de Lisle (born 1325, died before 1343)

Married: before 16 December 1332

Spouse: Maud de Grey (born 1305, died after 3 January 1376), daughter of Sir Henry de Grey

Offspring:

Alice de Lisle

Robert de Lisle, 3rd Lord (born 6 May 1336, died about 1399) married 1: (before 10 August 1359) Agnes married 2: (before 22 October 1380) Margaret

John de Lisle (born 1339)

Elizabeth de Lisle (born 1340, died 1378, buried Dominican Friars, York, Yorkshire, England) married Sir William de Aleburgh

William de Lisle, 4th Lord Harewood (born 1340, died before June 1428)

Heraldic Coat of Arms: or, a fess between two chevronels sable

Crest: A mill stone Argent, pecked Sable, with the inner circle and rim of the same, the fer Or.

Knight of the Garter 1348, Founder Member, Stall 9

Sir John de Lisle, afterwards 1st Lord Lisle de Rougemont was granted a manor at the age of 17 to enable him to serve in the wars, in which he won great fame. A papal dispensation was recorded in 1334, for the marriage of Maud de Grey and John de Lisle, 2nd Lord Lisle, of Rougement as they were related in the 4th degree. In 1337 John was granted a manor at Harewood by his father Robert, to better serve the king. Robert grated John 400 marks per annum of land with 6 men-at-arms. In 1340 John took part in the expedition to Flanders in 1340 and fought at the battle near Vironfosse. In 1342 John served in Aquitaine and in 1343 joined Edward III in Bretagne, by this time John was a Banneret. Edward III granted John the sum of 200 pounds per year for life, 120 pounds of which came from the Priory of St Neots and 80 pounds from Eye. In 1343 John was a commander at the siege of Nantes, and in 1345 John was in Gascony. In 1346 John fought at the battle of Crecy. In 1350 John was summoned to Parliament as the Baron de L'Isle of Rougemont, after the death of his elder brother. From 1351 John was described as the Lord of Harewood. In 1352 John was granted custody of Cambridge Castle for life and made the Sheriff of the Counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon. At the end of the truce with France, on the 24 June 1355, Prince Edward began to prepare for his departure to Gascony, invested, as the King's lieutenant, with the government of all his French possessions. On the 8 July 1355 John was pardoned for the death of Sir John de Goys. By an indenture dated at Westminster 10 July 1355, Sir John de Lisle was required to attend Prince Edward to France. He attended Prince Edward during the campaign into Gascony and commanded the main body of the army and during this expedition he was wounded fatally by an arrow shot from a crossbow. The figure of John de Lisle was in the east window of Harewood Church prior to the restoration of 1793.

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