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John, King of England

Male Abt 1166 - 1216  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name John  
    Suffix King of England 
    Born Abt 27 Dec 1166  Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Oct 1216  Newark Castle, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1880  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 

    Father Henry II, King of England,   b. 4 Mar 1133, Le Mans, Maine, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1189, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France; Queen Consort of England,   b. 1122,   d. 1204  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 May 1152  Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux, Gironde, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Family ID F2200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Clemence 
    Children 
    +1. Joan of England,   b. Bef 1190,   d. 30 Mar 1236  (Age > 46 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 (Unknown daughter of William de Warenne) 
    Children 
    +1. Richard fitz Roy,   d. Bef 24 Jun 1246
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F3999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 (Unknown mistress of King John) 
    Children 
    +1. Isabel fitz Roy
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F9470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Isabel,   d. 14 Oct 1217 
    Married 29 Aug 1189  Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Annulled Aug 1199  [5
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Isabel of Angoul√™me, Queen Consort of England,   b. Abt 1188,   d. 31 May 1246  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1200  Bordeaux, Gironde, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Henry III, King of England,   b. 1 Oct 1207, Winchester Castle, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1272, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Richard of Cornwall, King of the Romans,   b. 5 Jan 1209, Winchester Castle, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1272, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Joan of England,   b. 22 Jul 1210, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1238, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    +4. Isabella of England,   b. 1214,   d. 1 Dec 1241  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F1256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Nicknamed "Lackland".

      "With regard to the birthdate of John, there have been disagreements as to the exact date and year, because of discrepancies in the sources. This was recently discussed in detail in Lewis (2002), where the conclusion was reached that 1166 was more likely than 1167. A statement in the early thirteenth century that John received that name because he was born about the time of the feast of St. John (27 December) would, if true, indicate that date as a plausible date of birth [Ex chronico anonymi canonici, ut videtur, Laudensis, RHF 13, 678-9]. However, that source only indicates a birth on about that date ('circa festum S. Johannis natus fuit'), not on it." [Stewart Baldwin, The Henry Project]

      For at least part of his upbringing, he was raised in the remarkable household of his father Henry II's justiciar Ranulph de Glanville, along with, among others, the Walter brothers, nephews of Glanville's wife Bertha de Valognes. Theobald Walter would become, under John, chief butler of England and Ireland and the founder of enduring lordships in Munster and Leinster. Hubert Walter would become archbishop of Canterbury, Ranulph de Glanville's successor as justiciar of England, and then, in John's kingship, chancellor of England. Also raised and educated in the same household was Geoffrey fitz Peter, who would become John's justiciar.

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

    2. [S764] Nathaniel L. Taylor, "Dynastic Chronology: Western Europe, X - XIII Centuries.", year only.

    3. [S91] The Henry Project: The Ancestors of King Henry II of England, by Stewart Baldwin and Todd A. Farmerie.

    4. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., date only.

    5. [S160] Wikipedia.