Biography of John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey 1286-1347

Paternal Family Tree: Anjou aka Plantagenet

Maternal Family Tree: Alice Sanford Countess of Oxford

1306 Feast of the Swans

1307 Tournament at Wallingford

1308 Boulogne Agreement

1312 Gaveston Surrenders

On 30 Jun 1286 John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey was born to William Warenne and Joan Vere.

On 15 Dec 1286 [his father] William Warenne was killed in a tournament.

On 29 Sep 1304 [his grandfather] John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey (age 73) died at Kennington, Kent. He was buried at Lewes Priory [Map]. His grandson John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 18) succeeded 7th Earl Surrey and inherited his estates including Conisbrough Castle [Map].

Feast of the Swans

On 22 May 1306 the Feast of the Swans was a collective knighting of two hundred and sixty seven men at Westminster Abbey [Map].

At the feast following the knightings two swans were brought in. King Edward "Longshanks" I of England (age 66) swore before God and the swans to avenge the death of John Comyn 3rd Lord Baddenoch - see Robert "The Bruce" murders John "Red" Comyn.

King Edward "Longshanks" I of England (age 66) first knighted his son King Edward II of England (age 22).

King Edward II of England (age 22) then knighted the remaining two-hundred and sixty six including ...

Hugh "Younger" Despencer 1st Baron Despencer (age 20)

Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel (age 21)

John le Blund, Mayor of London

William Brabazon

Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer of Chirk (age 50)

Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall (age 22) - this may have been the first time Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall (age 22) and King Edward II of England (age 22) met?

John Harrington 1st Baron Harington (age 25)

John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers (age 16)

Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (age 19)

William Montagu 2nd Baron Montagu (age 31)

John Mowbray 2nd Baron Mowbray (age 19)

Thomas Multon 1st Baron Multon (age 30)

Roger Scales 2nd Baron Scales

John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 19)

On 25 May 1306 John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 19) and Joan of Bar Countess of Surrey (age 10) were married. She by marriage Countess Surrey. She the daughter of Henry of Bar III Count of Bar (age 47) and Eleanor Plantagenet. They were half second cousin once removed. She a granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Tournament at Wallingford

On 02 Dec 1307 King Edward II of England (age 23) held a tournament to celebrate Piers Gaveston's (age 23) recent wedding. Gaveston (age 23) took the opportunity to humiliate the older nobility including John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 21), Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford 3rd Earl Essex (age 31) and Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel (age 22) further increasing his unpopularity.

Boulogne Agreement

On 31 Jan 1308 King Edward II of England (age 23) and a group of England's leading nobles signed the Boulogne Agreement that attempted to curtail King Edward's (age 23) rule. The signatories included Antony Bek, Bishop of Durham and Patriarch of Jerusalem (age 63), John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 21), Aymer de Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke (age 33), Henry Lacy 4th Earl Lincoln, Earl Salisbury (age 57) and Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick (age 36).

Calendars. On 16 Jan 1310 King Edward II of England (age 25). Stamford [Map]. To the Sheriff of York. Order to proclaim that the king does not intend to change the money current in the Kingdom in the late King's time, as had been rumoured, and to forbid anyone from thinking little of it, whereby victuals and other necessaries may be sold more dearly.

The like to all the Sheriffs of England [Ibid].

Enrolment of deed of Peter de Gavaston (age 26), knight, surrendering to the king the castle, manor, and honour of Knaresborough [Map], with the free chase of Knaresborough, and the manors of Routheclyve and Auldburgh, lately granted to him by the King for his lifetime. Witnesses: Gilbert de Clare 8th Earl Gloucester 7th Earl Hertford, Henry Lacy 4th Earl Lincoln, Earl Salisbury (age 59), John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 23), John de Brittania, Earl of Richmond, Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester (age 48), Henry Percy 9th and 1st Baron Percy (age 36), Robert son of Walter, Robert son of Payn, William de Burford, William Inge. Dated at Stamford [Map] July 26, 3 Edward II.

Enrolment of like surrender by the said Peter (age 26) of the county of Gaure and the castles of Talanon, Tantalon, and Mauleon, the provostships (preposituras) and Camparian(um) called 'la Cointal' and of the city of Bayonne, the manor of Erebafaveyra, Born, Comtad, Salmun, Dagenes, and the island of Oleron, and the lands of Marempne and of Lancras in Saintogne, and all rights, appurtenances, etc., etc., thereto pertaining to the king, which the king lately granted him for life. Witnesses as above. Dated August 4, 3 Edward II.

Memorandum, that this deed was delivered to the king in his chamber in the House of the Friars Preachers, Stamford [Map] at Stamford, by the hands of the said Peter (age 26) and the king delivered the said deed to J his chancellor, to be enrolled in the chancery, and it was afterwards delivered to Ingelard de Warle, keeper of the King's Wardrobe to be kept in the king's wardrobe, but the king's charters that the said Peter hereof were not then restored.[CONTINUES].

Gaveston Surrenders

On 19 May 1312 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall (age 28) surrendered to Aymer de Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke (age 37), John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 25), Henry Percy 9th and 1st Baron Percy (age 39) and Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall (age 28) who were besieging the castle. The terms of the surrender were that Pembroke, Warenne and Percy would take Gaveston to York, where the barons would negotiate with the king.

In 1316 John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 29) attempted to divorce his wife [his wife] Joan of Bar Countess of Surrey (age 20). He blamed Thomas Earl of Lancaster (age 38) for his failure to obtain a divorce so kidnapped Thomas' wife Alice de Lacy (age 34) Thomas retaliated by capturing Conisbrough Castle [Map]; King Edward (age 31) confirmed Thomas as the new owner. Thomas subsequenly rebelled against the King and was executed and King Edward took possession of Conisbrough Castle [Map]. Following the usurption of King Edward the castle was returned to John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 29).

In 1317 Alice Lacy Countess Leicester, and Lancaster 5th Countess of Salisbury 5th Countess Lincoln (age 35) was abducted from her manor of Canford, Dorset, by some of the household Knights of John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 30). She may have been complicit in the abduction. Warenne appears to be using the abduction to attack her husband Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl of Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, Earl of Salisbury and Lincoln (age 39). Lancaster proceeded to wage war agaonmt Warenne although he didn't request the return of his wife.

In 1332 [his sister-in-law] Eleanor of Bar died.

In Nov 1336 [his brother-in-law] Edward of Bar died at Famagusta when his ship was wrecked whilst en route to Crusade. His son Henry of Bar IV Count of Bar (age 21) succeeded IV Count Bar. Yolande Dampierre Countess of Bar (age 5) by marriage Countess Bar.

In Jun 1347 John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 60) died. His nephew Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel 8th Earl Surrey (age 41) succeeded 8th Earl Surrey. Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel and Surrey (age 28) by marriage Countess Surrey. Conisbrough Castle [Map] reverted to the Crown.

In 1361 [his former wife] Joan of Bar Countess of Surrey (age 65) died.

[his father] William Warenne and [his mother] Joan Vere were married. She the daughter of Robert de Vere 5th Earl of Oxford and Alice Sanford Countess of Oxford. He the son of John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey and Alice Lusignan Countess of Surrey.

Edward of Bar and Mary Burgundy were married. She the daughter of Robert II Duke Burgundy and Agnes Capet Duchess Burgundy. He the son of Henry of Bar III Count of Bar and Eleanor Plantagenet. They were second cousin once removed. He a grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

Llewelyn ap Owen and Eleanor of Bar were married. She the daughter of Henry of Bar III Count of Bar and Eleanor Plantagenet. She a granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Royal Ancestors of John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey 1286-1347

Kings Wessex: Great x 12 Grand Son of King Alfred "The Great" of Wessex

Kings Franks: Great x 13 Grand Son of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine I King Franks

Kings France: Great x 4 Grand Son of Louis "Fat" VI King France

Ancestors of John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey 1286-1347

John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey

Great x 1 Grandfather: Hugh de Vere 4th Earl of Oxford

GrandFather: Robert de Vere 5th Earl of Oxford

Great x 1 Grandmother: Hawise Quincy Countess Oxford

Mother: Joan Vere

GrandMother: Alice Sanford Countess of Oxford