Aged 30 years and more at the death of his father.
of Mudford Terry and Hinton, Somerset, Sheviock, Anthoney, Landulph
and Portlove, Cornwall, Goodrington in Paignton, Stancombe and South
Allington in Chivelstone, Devon.
22 Sep 1324, Porchester
Inspeximus of a charter of Richard, sometime count of Poitou
and earl of Cornwall, granting to Sir Odo de Treverbyn and his heirs
that his borough of Porbican be a free borough and the burgesses thereof
be quit of all customs, and may buy and sell in all markets and fairs
throughout the county of Cornwall ; also that if anyone reside a year
and a day within the said borough, without challenge according to
the law of other free burgesses, he shall remain quit of all naifty
and servitude ; granting also a market every Wednesday and a fair
once a year on the eve. day and morrow of Michaelmas, the said Odo
and his heirs to take all issues and profits belonging to the said
fair, saving everywhere the pleas that belong to the crown. Witnesses
:— Hugh de Sancto Phileberto, Ralph de Sulling, R[obert] son
of William, Walter son of William, Richard de Kildard, Auger de Tregorioz
and many others; and confirmation thereof to Roger Pridiaux and Elizabeth
his wife, kinswoman and one of the heirs of the said Odo,
John Dauney and Sibyl his wife, kinswoman and the other heir
of the said Odo, and the heirs of the said Elizabeth and Sibyl, as
the said Roger, Elizabeth, John and Sibyl and the ancestors of the
said Elizabeth and Sibyl have enjoyed the same since the date of tho
By fine of 4 marks.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 5, p. 28
20 Feb 1325, Westminster
Pardon to John Dauneye of his rebellion.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 5, p. 99
26 Mar 1327, Westminster
Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Stonore, Henry le Gulden,
John Travaignon and John de Fosse, on complaint by Nicholas de Wedergrave
that Beginald de Botreaux, John Basset, Thomas de Maperton, Bichard
le Warmer, of Cuinpton Durevill, John Dauny, and
others, broke his houses at Temple Cumbe, Hydon, Willyton, Preston,
Godeleye, Seiner, Parva Lepen, Cuinpton Durevill, Walton, Wollavyngton,
Puryton, Maperton, Glutton and Est Cheleworth, co. Sussex, carried
away three horses, five mares, nine colts, a bull, seventy-four oxen,
twenty cows, twenty-five bullocks, thirty-three calves, six hundred
and seventy sheep, a boar, twenty-two swine, five sows with their
thirty-three little pigs, worth 40l., and other goods, and
three charters, ten writings obligatory, sixty-six acquittances and
other muniments. By fine of 20s.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 1, p. 88
20 Oct 1332, York (also 27 Jan 1333, York)
Order to Henry de Gulden, escheator in the counties of Cornwall,
Devon, Somerset and Dorset,-pursuant to an inquisition made by him
shewing that Nicholas Dauney held no lands in his
demesne as of fee in chief as of the crown whereby the wardship of
his lands should pertain at present to the king, outheld a messuage
and a carucate of land in Leygh of William de Bodrigan, a minor in
the king's ward, by knight service, and divers other lands of divers
other lords by divers services, and that John Dauney, his
son, is his next heir and of full age,-to retain in the king's
hand the said messuage and land until further order, and to meddle
no further with the lands held of other lords, delivering any issue
thereof received by him to those whose they are.
Calendar of Fine Rolls, 6 Edw. III, p. 332, 7 Edw. III, p. 343
10 Feb 1333, Pontrefact
Power to Henry le Gulden, escheator in the counties of Cornwall,
Devon, Somerset and Dorset...to take the fealty of John Dauney
and deliver to him a messuage and a carucate of land in Leyth late
of Nicholas his father.
Calendar of Fine Rolls, 7 Edw. III, p. 349
2 Aug 1333, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Exemption, for life, of John Daunay, king's yeoman,
from being put on assizes, juries or recognisances unless his oath
be necessary under the statute, and from appointment as mayor, sheriff,
coroner or other bailiff or minister of the king, against his will.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 2, p. 456
16 Nov 1335, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
[Commission of oyer and terminer] to Hugh de Courtenay, earl of Devon,
William de Monte Acuto, John Inge, Philip de Columbariis and James
de Wodestok, on complaint by the said Hugh that Thomas Drake, John
Dauney, Richard Chaumbernon, William Chamnbernon, William
de Ferers, John Ersedekne, William le Moigne, Matthew de Crowethorn,
William Talbot, Serlo le Wyse, John Maroys, John Dauney, 'le uncle,'
John de Horton, John Cole, William de Mewy, William, parson of the
church of Rouleye, John de Filleye, William Brymmour, Ralph de Stonhous,
John Daurnarle, Thomas Walle, Matthew de Bodregan, Walter de Mewy,
Walter Pollard, Henry de Herth', Robert Hereward, John, abbot of Tavystok,
William, abbot of Bokelond, John, abbot of Bokfast, and others entered
his free chace of Dertemore, co. Devon, hunted there, and carried
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 3, p. 214
8 Feb 1336, Grantham
Commission of oyer and terminer to Hugh de Courieney, earl of Devon,
William de Monte Acuto, William de Shareshull, Philip de Columbiers
and William Trussell, on complaint by Hugh Daudele that John
Dauney, John Dauney, 'luncle,' John Cole, William, abbot
of Bukfast, William, parson of the church of Rouleye, John de Fylleye,
William Beynraore, Walter Pollard, Walter de Mewy, William Gitikrd,
Stephen Coinyn, Richard Heilcote, John KelbiH'y, Richard Norreys,
John Marreys, Thomas de Spekyngton, Williim Prous. Matthew do Botreiran
and others, entered his free chace at Dertemore, co. Devon, hunted
there and carried away deer.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 3, p. 281
30 Jul 1338, Northampton
Commission of oyer and terminer to Ralph Bloyou and John de Oldestowo,
on complaint by John Daune, knight, that Thomas do
Lichefeld, late mayor of Exeter, John de Sutton and John Okelyn, then
bailiffs of that town, Robert Bradeworthi of Exeter...and others,
assaulted and imprisoned him and his servants at Exeter. The king
lately appointed William de Shareshull, John Inge, John de Chevereston
and James de Wodestok to hear and determine the said complaint, but
John de Chevereston is now on his service beyond the seas, and the
said James is in the service of Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl
of Chester, the keeper of England, whereby they cannot do this, and
the said Ralph and John de Oldestowe are now appointed in their place
to act with the said William and John Inge.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 4, p. 147
In 1342 Thomas de Ralegh and John Daune and Sibil his wife
sued Ralph son and heir of John de Wylyngton, for land in Polloyen
De Banco, Trinity 16 Edw. III, m. 330 dorso
4 Feb 1343, Kennington
Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Shareshull, John de
Stouford and Hugh de Berewyk, on complaint by Edward, duke of Cornwall
and earl of Chester, that whereas the king by charter lately granted
to him and his heirs, dukes of Cornwall, prises of wines, wreck of
sea, and the stannary with the coinage thereof and the issues and
profits thence arising, in the county of Cornwall, John, bishop of
Exeter, John Dauney, ... and others, carried away
goods washed ashore at Falemouth and elsewhere within the county,
prevented him from taking the said prises in the ports of Loo, Fawy,
Tuardrayth, Pentewyn, Gwyndreth, Seintniauduyt, Falemouth, Penryn,
Lanryhorn, Maneeke, Lesard, Marghsiowe, Mousehole, Porthia, Lavanta,
Seint Just, Seynt Deryan, Seynt Karantok, Patristowe, Portguyn, Portkaveran,
Tyntagel, Botrescastell, Seynt Marywyke, Stratton and Turu, and carried
tin as well in vessels as in block out of the country without his
licence, rescued distraints and attachments made by his ministers,
broke his parks at Lyskiret, Keribullok, Rostormel and Tremeton, and
hunted in these and carried away his deer.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 6, p. 66
16 Sep 1345, Henley
Commission to John Dauny, John Dauny 'le uncle,'
Geoffrey Gilbert and John Erch touching the persons who broke the
house and chest of John Baygge of Plummouth at Plummouth, co. Devon,
carried away five silver cups worth 10l., and other goods
and broke five tuns and one pipe of wine worth 20l., whereby
the wine entirely ran out. By letter of secret seal.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 6, p. 587
Inquisition Post Mortem (abridged)
648. John Dauney or Daunee, knight (chivaler)
Writ, 18 August, 20 Edward III. 
Somerset. Inq. taken at Somerton on Thursday the Feast of
the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 20 Edw. III.
Modeford Terry. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight's
Hyneton. The manor held of James de Audele by knight's service as
of his manor of Blakedon.
He died on Sunday next after St. Lawrence last. Emma his
daughter, aged 18 years and more, is his next heir.
Cornwall. Inq. taken at Loswithiel, 8 Nov., 20 Edw. III.
Landreen. A messuage, a mill and 1 acre land Cornish, held of the
prince, as of the honour of the castle of Launceston, by knight's
Rathwille, Apeldorneford and Brothek, held of the said prince by
services of three knights' fees of Mortain...
Arwuthol. The manor held to him and the heirs male of his body,
with successive remainders to Richard son of Alice late the wife
of John Daumarle, and the heirs male of his body, to Thomas son
of Isabel de Kilgath and the heirs male of his body, to William
Daunee and the heirs male of his body, to John
brother of Nicholas Daunee and the heirs male of his body,
and to the right heirs of the said John Daunee, knight, for ever,
of Margaret de Dovedale as of her manor of Cardynan by knight's
Schevyok, Anton and Landilp. The manors with the advowsons of the
churches of St. Mary, Shevyok, St. John, Anton and St. Leonard,
Landilp, 7l. yearly rent in Leghdurant, 8 messuages and
8 acres land in Trelowya, 7 messuages and 7 acres land Cornish in
Trelugan, and 6 messuages and 6½ acres land Cornish in Ammalmur
(?) held to him and the heirs male of his body, with successive
remainders in form aforesaid to the said Richard, Thomas, William,
John brother of Nicholas, and the right heirs of the said John Daunee,
knight. The said manors of Schevyok and Anton are held of the abbot
of Tavystoke...; the manor of Anton, with the rent of Tregantel...held
of Philip Vautord by service of a knight's fee as of the manor of
Modeton; the manor of Landilp is held of Margaret de Dovedale, as
of the manor of Cardynan, by service of a knight's fee; Leghdurant
is held of John de Monte Acuto and Margaret his wife, as of her
right, by service of half a knight's fee; Trelowya is held of Nicholas
Pennoun and Joan his wife, as of the right of said Joan, by service
of a knight's fee; Trelugan is held of John bishop of Exeter, in
pure socage as of his manor of Trogair; and Ammalmur (?) is held
of the said Margaret de Dovedale by service of a third part of a
Ammalgres, Treuruson and Trewartharon. 3 messuages and 3 acres land
Cornish, held of John de Arundel in pure socage as of the manor
Trecradok. 3 messuages and 3 acres land Cornish, held jointly with
Sibyl his wife, to them and their heirs, of the
said prince by reason of the minority of Richard son and heir of
Richard de Hywysch, knight (chivaler), by knight's service,
as of the honour of Manely; and 3 messuages and 3 acres land Cornish
held of Gervase de Bray in pure socage.
Leghdurant. A messuage and a carucate of land held of the inheritance
of the said John Daunee by Richard Waleys for his life; and they
are held of John de Monte Acuto and Margaret his wife...
Walles. ½ acre land Cornish held of the said inheritance
of William Devyiok for his life; and it is held of John de Kilmynawith
by knight's service.
Trewynt. 2 acres land Cornish held of the said inheritance by John
Trewynt for his life; and they are held of John Lercedekne in pure
Trehursta. 1 acre land Cornish held of the said inheritance of John
Daunee, the uncle (Loncle), for his life; and
it is held of William Treworgy in pure socage.
He died on Sunday next before the feast of St. Lawrence, 20 Edw.
III. Emelyna his daughter, aged 18 years and more,
is his next heir.
Devon, Inq. Friday of St. Denis, 20 Edw. III.
Cornewoda. The manor with the advowson of the church held of Andrew
de Medestede by service of a pair of gilt spurs yearly for all service
saving foreign service, to him and the heirs male of his body, with
remainder to Richard, son of Alice late the wife of John Daumarle,
and the heirs male of his body...
He died on 3 August, 20 Edward III. Heir as last above, aged 16
years and more.
Writ of plenius certiorari to the escheator, in Somerset
concerning the tenure of the abovesaid manors of Modeford Terry and
Hyneton, 30 Oct., 20 Edw. III.
Somerset. Inq. taken at Somerton on Thursday after St. Martin,
20 Edw. III.
The said John held the manor of Modeford Terry of the king in chief
by knight's service and the manor of Hyneton of James de Audele by
Writ of plenius certiorari to the escheator in Devon, because
the king understands that the said John held divers lands &c.
in the county, whereof no mention is made in the abovesaid inquisition,
15 Nov., 20 Edw. III.
Devon. Inq. taken at Modbury on Monday after St. Katherine,
20 Edw. III.
Legh and Loppedethornme. 30s. yearly rent from free tenants
held of Thomas de Chambernoun...
Stancomb. 10l. yearly rent which Joan, late the
wife of Nicholas Dauney, used to pay from her manor of
Stancomb, which she held in dower.
Radeston. 16s. yearly rent held of Henry de Pomerei...
Herneford & Huberneford. A messuage and a moiety of a mill held
of Margaret de Watevile, lady of Dertynton, by knight's service.
Bailleford. 2 ferlings of land held of John de Leybourne in socage.
Kyngteton. 2 ferlings of land held of John, bishop of Exeter, in
Albourne. A messuage and 4 ferlings of land held of the said bishop...
Exeter. Two tenements held of the commonality of the said town.
Cornnwode. A messuage, a garden, a mill, a carucate of land, a parcel
of Dertemore, and 50s. rent of free tenants, held of the
heirs of Augustine de Bathe...
Giddelegh, Throulegh and Wallou in Chageford. The manor held for
his life by the demise of Alice Daumarle, which manor ought to revert
to the said Alice; it is held of the king, as of the castle of Exeter...
He died on Sunday before the feast of St. Laurence, 20 Edw. III.
Heir as above, aged 19 years and more.
Writ of certiorari de feodis &c. 7 May, 21 Edw. III.
Devon. Inq. taken at Modbury on Monday before the Nativity
of St. John the Baptist, 21 Edw. III.
Cornwode. A third part of a knight's fee in the manor and advowson
of the church held of John de Ferraris, knight, who held of Sir
Edward, prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester as
of the honour of his castle of Tremyngton, co. Cornwall.
Cornwall [and Devon.] Extent made at Lostwythyel 30 May,
21 Edw. III.
Rame. A knight's fee.
Trewornan. A knight's fee.
Churleton. Half a knight's fee.
Treynthest, Trewynna and Stonner. Half a knight's fee.
Estanton. Half a knight's fee.
Treuynyel. Half a knight's fee.
Trehanek and Pendrym. A knight's fee.
Pisewylle and Fairewode. Half a knight's fee.
Brothek. A knight's fee.
Rathwyll and Apeldorneford. 2 knights' fees; and divers tenants
held the said fees in demesne of the said John by the same services.
Schevyok. The advowson of the church of the Blessed Mary.
Anton. The advowson of the church of St. John.
Landilp. The advowson of the church of St. Leonard.
He held no more fees or advowsons of churches in the bailiwick...
C. Edw. III. File 81. (9.)
Note: The feast day of St. Lawrence fell on 10 August which, in 1346,
was on a Thursday (Julian Calendar). If he died Sunday next before
St. Lawrence, then he died 6 August; if the Sunday after, then 13
August, neither of which corresponds to the said 3 August above. Some
sources show John having been knighted 26 August 1346 at the Battle
of Crecy, which is difficult to reconcile with the fact that the original
writ for Sir John's inquisition post mortem was issued on 18 August
of the same year.