Biography of John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham 1433-1501

Paternal Family Tree: Dinham

Maternal Family Tree: Joan Arches 1410-1497

1459 Battle of Ludford Bridge

1460 January Raid on Sandwich

1460 June Raid on Sandwich

1496 Perkin Warbreck Plot

1497 Battle of Blackheath aka Deptford Bridge

On 25 Nov 1431 Walter Fitzwalter 7th Baron Fitzwalter (age 31) drowned at sea in a storm whilst returning from France.

[his future wife] Elizabeth Fitzwalter Baroness Dinham 8th Baroness Fitzwalter (age 1) succeeded 8th Baroness Fitzwalter. Note. Chronicle of Gregory 1432 states 24 Nov 1432 or, more specifically, "on Syn Kateryn ys eve" - St Katherine's feast day is 25 Nov.

In 1433 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham was born to John Dynham (age 27) and Joan Arches (age 23) at Nutwell, Devon.

Before 12 Jul 1434 [his father] John Dynham (age 28) and [his mother] Joan Arches (age 24) were married.

Before 27 Oct 1444 John Radclyffe Baron Fitzwalter (age 18) and [his future wife] Elizabeth Fitzwalter Baroness Dinham 8th Baroness Fitzwalter (age 14) were married. He by marriage Baron Fitzwalter. They were third cousins.

On 25 Jan 1458 [his father] John Dynham (age 52) died in Nutwell, Devon.

Chronicle of Gregory 1459. 12 Oct 1459. The Erle of Saulysbury (age 59), the Erle of Warwycke (age 30), the Erle of Marche (age 17), Syr John Wenlocke (age 59), alle thes come unto Devynschyre to Syr John Denham (age 26), and alle thes by the conveynge of Syr John Denham (age 26); and they bought a smalle vesselle in that contray, an they were conveyde unto Garnesey [Map], ande from Garnesaye unto Calys [Map], for fere of dethe that they said was ymagenyde by the kyng and his lordys, and of her owne housolde mayny for her dystruccyon, the counselle and consent of King Harry the VI. Thes lordys departyd out of Ingelonde on Synt Edward is evyn, Synt Edward bothe King and confessoure, the xij day of Octobera, and they taryd at Calys xxxvj wekys.

Note a. This is really the date of the breaking up of their camp at Ludlow, not of their leaving England.

Battle of Ludford Bridge

Chronicle of Robert Fabyan 1459. 12 Oct 1459. Where of hearing the said Duke, then being with his people near unto the town of Ludlow, picked there a sure and strong field, that none of his foes might upon any part enter. Where he so lying, came to him from Calais, the Earl of Warwick with a strong band of men, among the which was Andrew Trollope, and many other of the best soldiers of Calais. The Duke thus keeping his field upon that one party, and the king with his people upon that other, upon the night preceeding the day that both houses should have met, the forenamed Andrewe Trollope, with all the cheif soldiers of Calais, secretly departed from the Duke's host and went unto the kings, where they were joyously received. When this thing to the Duke and the other lords was ascertained, they were therewith sore dismayed, and especially, for the said lordes had to the said Andrew showed the whole of their entities, which then they knew well should be clearely discovered unto their enemies: wherefore, after counsel for a remedie taken, they concluded to flee, and to leave the field standing as they had been present and still abidyng. And so incontently the saide Duke with his two sons, and a few other persons, fled towarde Wales, and from thence passed safely into Irelande. And the earls of Salesbury, of Marche, and of Warwick, and other, with a secret company also departed and took the way into Devonshire, where a squire named John Dynham (age 26), which after was a lorde and High Treasurer of England, and so lastly in Henry the VII's days and sixteenth year of his reign died, [which John Dynham foresaid]1 bought a ship for aa hundredn and ten markys, or eleven score nobles; and in the same ship the said lords went, and so sailed into Gernesey. And when they had a season there sojourned and refreshed themselves, they departed thence, as in the beginning of the next mayor's year shall be clearly shown. Upon the morrow, when all this couyne was known to the kyng and the lords upon his party, there was sending and running with all speed toward every coast to take these lords, but none might be found. And forthwith the King rode unto Ludlow and despoiled the town and castle, and sent the Duchess of York, with her children, unto the Duchesse of Buckingham her sister, where she rested long after.

On 12 Oct 1459 the Battle of Ludford Bridge nearly took place at Ludlow [Map]. In the event a large number of the Calais garrison led by Andrew Trollope refused to fight against King Henry VI of England and II of France (age 37) who was present.

The Yorkist Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke of York (age 48), the future King Edward IV of England (age 17), Edmund York 1st Earl of Rutland (age 16), Richard "Kingmaker" Neville Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (age 30), Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 59) left overnight before the battle.

John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 26) and Thomas Parr (age 52) were present.

The Lancastrian army included Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham (age 57) and William Fitzalan 16th Earl of Arundel (age 41).

Richard Grey 3rd Earl Tankerville (age 22) was present on the Yorkist side for which he was subsequently attainted. Earl Tankerville forfeit.

In 1460 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 27) was appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland.

In 1460 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 27) was appointed High Sheriff of Devon.

1460 January Raid on Sandwich

Chronicle of England by William of Worcester. [Jan 1460]. And shortly after the said feast, John Dynham (age 27), with others from Calais, secretly entered Sandwich [Map], and there captured Lord Rivers (age 55) and Anthony Woodville (age 20) his son, with many large ships, and brought them to Calais, where the Earls of March (age 17), Warwick (age 31), and Salisbury (age 60) were present.

Et cito post dictum festum Johannes Denham cum aliis de Calesiæ secrete intravit Sandwycum, ac ibidem cepit dominum de Reverys et Antonium Widwele filium ejus, cum multis magnis navibus, et adduxit Calisiæ, comitibus Marchiæ et Warrewici et Sarum, Calisiæ existentibus.

On 15 Jan 1460 Yorkist forces commanded by John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 27) and Richard "Kingmaker" Neville Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (age 31) raided Sandwich, Kent [Map] capturing a number of Lancastrian ships. In addition, the Woodville family: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers (age 55), his wife Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford (age 45) and their son Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers (age 20) were captured.

1460 June Raid on Sandwich

Around 05 Jun 1460 when the relief expedition led by Osbert Mountfort was ready to to leave Sandwich, Kent [Map] for Guines, waiting only for a fair wind, the Yorkists John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 27), John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (age 60), William Neville Baron Fauconberg (age 55) crossed from Calais and attacked Sandwich, Kent [Map] killing many of Osbert's men. Osbert Mountfort was captured. William Neville Baron Fauconberg (age 55) remained at Sandwich is preparation for the subsequent landing by Yorkist forces at the end of the month.

In 1467 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 34) was created 1st Baron Dinham. [his future wife] Elizabeth Fitzwalter Baroness Dinham 8th Baroness Fitzwalter (age 36) by marriage Baroness Dinham.

Around 15 Mar 1467 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 34) and Elizabeth Fitzwalter Baroness Dinham 8th Baroness Fitzwalter (age 36) were married.

Before 1483 [his step-son] John Radclyffe 9th Baron Fitzwalter (age 31) and Margaret Whetehill were married.

In 1483 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 50) was captured at Hammes Castle.

In 1483 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 50) was appointed Lieutenant Calais.

Around 1485 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 52) and Elizabeth Willoughby Baroness Dynham were married. She by marriage Baroness Dinham.

On 22 Aug 1485 [his wife] Elizabeth Fitzwalter Baroness Dinham 8th Baroness Fitzwalter (age 55) died. Her son [his step-son] John Radclyffe 9th Baron Fitzwalter (age 33) succeeded 9th Baron Fitzwalter.

In 1486 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 53) was appointed Lord Treasurer.

Around 1487 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 54) was appointed 230th Knight of the Garter by King Henry VII of England and Ireland (age 29).

Before 28 Feb 1495 [his brother-in-law] Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby 10th Baron Latimer (age 23) and Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Willoughby of Broke (age 27) were married.

Perkin Warbreck Plot

On 24 Nov 1496 [his former step-son] John Radclyffe 9th Baron Fitzwalter (age 44) was beheaded at Calais [Map] for trying to bribe his jailers. His son Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl of Sussex (age 13) succeeded 10th Baron Fitzwalter.

In 1497 [his mother] Joan Arches (age 87) died.

Battle of Blackheath aka Deptford Bridge

After 17 Jun 1497 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 64) acted in judgement of James Tuchet 7th Baron Audley, 4th Baron Tuchet (age 34). He was tried as a peer and sentenced to be beheaded spending his last nigh in Newgate Prison, London [Map].

After 1501 William Fitzalan 18th Earl of Arundel (age 25) and [his wife] Elizabeth Willoughby Baroness Dynham were married. He the son of Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl of Arundel (age 51) and Margaret Woodville Countess Arundel. They were half fourth cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III of England.

On 28 Jan 1501 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham (age 68) died at Lambeth, Surrey [Map]. He was buried at Greyfriars Church Farringdon Within [Map].

Before 1510 [his former wife] Elizabeth Willoughby Baroness Dynham died.

[his illegitimate son] Thomas Dynham was born illegitimately to John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham.

[his daughter] Philippa Dinham was born to John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham and Elizabeth Willoughby Baroness Dynham.

[his son] George Dinham was born to John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham and Elizabeth Willoughby Baroness Dynham.

Royal Ancestors of John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham 1433-1501

Kings Wessex: Great x 13 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 8 Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 9 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 19 Grand Son of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine I King Franks

Kings France: Great x 13 Grand Son of Robert "Pious" II King France

Ancestors of John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham 1433-1501

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Dynham

GrandFather: John Dynham 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Hugh Courtenay 3rd Baron Okehampton 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Despencer Baroness Okehampton 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Robert Courtenay 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John St John

Great x 3 Grandmother: Agnes St John Countess Devon

Great x 4 Grandmother: Agnes Fitzpiers

Great x 1 Grandmother: Muriel Courtenay 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Father: John Dynham 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Lovell 2nd Baron Lovel 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Lovell 3rd Baron Lovel 5 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maud Burnell Baroness Lovel and Burnell 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Lovell 5th Baron Lovel, Baron Holand 6 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Eudo Zouche 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Isabel Zouche 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Lovell 6th Baron Lovel 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert de Holand of Upholland

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Holland 1st Baron Holand

Great x 2 Grandmother: Maud Holland 3rd Baroness Holand, Baroness Lovel 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Maud Zouche Baroness Holand 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Segrave

GrandMother: Philippa Lovell 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandFather: Richard Arches of Eythrop

Mother: Joan Arches