- Born: Before 1266, Woolcombe Matravers, Dorchester, Dorset, England 8401
- Married (1): After 1324 8395,8396
- Married (2): Before 1289, 1st wife 547,8402
- Died: After 26 Jan 1340-1341, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, Dorset, England 8402
Another name for John was Sir John V DE MAUTRAVERS of Woolcombe.
Sir John Maltravers & wife Eleanor, daughter of Sir Ralph de Gorges of Litton and Wraxall. [Ancestral Roots]
JOHN MAUTRAVERS, son and heir, was returned as aged 30 and more at his father's death. In April 1286, as John, son of John Mautravers, he had protection for 3 years, staying in England; and in 1289, with his wife Eleanor, staying still in England, leave to appoint attorneys in Ireland. In March 1297 he had livery of his inheritance, having done homage. He was summoned for military service abroad in May 1297 to the muster at Carlisle, 24 June 1300, for service against the Scots, and again (as one of the fideles of Ireland) in 1301 and in 1302, and 1314-1333; in 1316 and 1317 he was in Ireland, serving against Edward Bruce, and in February 1324/5 was summoned for service in Guienne. He and his son John were both knighted, 22 May 1306, at the knighting of Prince Edward. He was a conservator of the peace in Dorset, 1307-1329. In May 1324 he was summoned to attend the Great Council at Westminster. In the political troubles of the reign of Edward II he took the King's side, while his son John was an adherent of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster.
He married, 1stly, in or before 1289, Eleanor, sister of Master Thomas DE GORGES. She was living 1314. He married, 2ndly, Joan, widow of Nicholas DE PERCY, who died in 1324, and daughter and heir of Sir Walter FOLIOT, by his wife Ada or Alda, daughter and heir of Sir Laurence DE SAMFORD of Melbury (h). He was living 26 January 1340/1, but dead in June 1341. His widow, who was aged 26 and more in 1330 (k), was heiress (inter alia) of a sixth part of the barony of Nantwich in Cheshire. She married, 3rdly, Sir Alexander DE VENABLES, with whom she nominated attorneys for Ireland 7 September 1342. She died before 11 February 1348/9 (c). [Complete Peerage VIII:579-81, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
(h) By his 2nd wife Sir John had 3 daughters, Alice, Joan and Elizabeth. Joan dsp., but Elizabeth had issue and long survived her mother, though not returned as coheir in the Inq.p.m. quoted in note "c" on following page.
(k) When her mother died. On 16 Mar. 1336/7 William, son of William de Percy, parson of Folke, Dorset, was to be arrested for the abduction of Joan, wife of John Mautravers, the elder.
(c) When the writ to the excheator was issued. Her heirs (as returned in Cheshire) were her two daughters: (i) Joan, her daughter by Nicholas de Percy, then aged 26 and wife of Piers de Brewes; (ii) Alice, her daughter by John Mautravers, then aged 21. As Alice, mother of John Browning, she was living in 1415. 547,593
John married Joan FOLIOT, daughter of Sir Walter FOLIOT of Whitford & Melbury and Ada DE SAMPFORD, after 1324 8395,8396. (Joan FOLIOT was born about 1304 in Melbury Turberville Manor, Melbury Sampford, Dorset, England 8396,8400 and died before 11 Feb 1348-1349 in Nantwich, Cheshire, England 8396,8400.)
John also married Eleanor DE GORGES, daughter of Sir Ralph DE GORGES of Litton & Wraxall and Ellen (Alianore) DE MORVILLE Heiress of Wraxhall, before 1289 in 1st wife 547,8402. (Eleanor DE GORGES was born about 1262 in Wraxall, Somerset, England and died after 1314 8402.)