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John Darcy

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  • Name John Darcy 
    Born of Knaith, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 May 1347  [1
    Person ID I17171  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2018 

    Father Roger Darcy,   b. of Blyth, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 May 1284 
    Mother Isabel de Aton 
    Family ID F10710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emmeline Heron,   b. Abt 1290,   d. Bef 1329  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married Bef 1317  [1
    Children 
    +1. John Darcy,   b. Abt 1317,   d. 5 Mar 1356, Notton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F10702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joan de Burgh,   d. 23 Apr 1359 
    Married 3 Jul 1329  Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Darcy,   d. 24 Mar 1390
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F8474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was outlawed for unspecified felonies around 1306, and lost some of his lands, but he was pardoned 19 May 1307 at the request of Aymer de Valance, earl of Pembroke, in whose retinue he was in 1313, 1320, and 1321. This early brush with the law appears to have had little or no effect on his career, as demonstrated by the offices he subsequently held: Constable of Norham Castle, 1317; Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, 1319-22; knight of the shire for Nottinghamshire, 1320; Sheriff of Lancashire, 1323; Justiciar of Ireland, 1323-27, 1328-31, 1332-37, 1340-44; Sheriff of Yorkshire, 1327-28; Steward of the King's Household, 1337-40; Chamberlain to the King, 1341-46 or later; Constable of Nottingham Castle, 1344-47; and Constable of the Tower of London, 1346-47.

      In addition to serving in Parliament as a "knight of the shire", he was also later summoned to Parliament by writ, thus serving in the 14th-century equivalents of the houses of Commons and Lords, respectively. The latter service was from 27 Jan 1332 to 2 Jan 1334, and the writs were directed Johanni Darcy le cosyn.

      He fought at Crécy, and was one of those sent from Calais, 8 Sep 1346, to annoubnce the victory to Parliament.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.