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John Pelham

Male - 1429


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  • Name John Pelham 
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 12 Jan 1429  [1
    Died 12 Feb 1429  [2, 3
    Buried Cistercian Abbey, Robertsbridge, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I24001  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 11 May 2019 

    Father Thomas Pelham,   b. of Warbleton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1390 
    Mother Agnes Gensing 
    Family ID F14413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 [Unknown mistress of John Pelham] 
    Children 
    +1. John Pelham,   b. of Laughton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2 Jan 1471
    Last Modified 10 May 2019 
    Family ID F14403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Grey,   b. 25 Sep 1363,   d. 1390  (Age 26 years) 
    Married Abt Sep 1387  [2
    Last Modified 10 May 2019 
    Family ID F14416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Joan Bramshott,   d. 1439 
    Married Bef May 1400  [2
    Last Modified 10 May 2019 
    Family ID F14415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Treasurer of England under Henry IV.

      Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, 8 Nov 1401 to 29 Nov 1402. Member of Henry IV's council, 1404 to 1406. Ambassador to France 10 Jul 1414 to 3 Oct 1414. One of the five executors of Henry IV's will. Member of Henry V's council in England, 1417 to 1422.

      Knight of the shire for Sussex, 1399, 1401, Jan 1404, Oct 1404, 1406, 1407, 1422, and 1427.

      As constable of the duchy of Lancaster castle of Pevensey, he was host to a number of eminent political prisoners over the years. In 1405 he received into custody Edward, duke of York, imprisoned after the discovery of his knowledge of the Mortimer plot. Pelham and Edward became friends, and Edward entrusted him with personal letters to the king. Later, in 1415, James I of Scotland was entrusted to Pelham's keeping for over a year.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    2. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).