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John Wingfield

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  • Name John Wingfield  [1
    Born of Wingfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 7 May 1361 and 8 Nov 1361  [3
    Person ID I19029  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2020 

    Family Eleanor de Brewes,   b. Abt 1330,   d. 1375  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Katherine Wingfield,   b. 1350,   d. Bef 1 Oct 1386  (Age < 36 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F11795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:

      Sir John de Wingfield was chief administrator to Edward the Black Prince. He and both his brothers fought at Crecy in 1346. He fought in the Normandy campaign from 1347-48. He was appointed 'governor of the prince's business' (in effect business-manager) to Edward the Black Prince round about 1351. In 1356 Wingfield fought at Poitiers capturing the head of the French King John II's bodyguard, Sire D'Aubigny. Edward III purchased this captive from Wingfield for £833. Wingfield died round about 1361, possibly of the second outbreak of the Black Death.

      His will provided for the founding of Wingfield College in 1362. The college was endowed by the Black Prince. Sir John Wingfield's only child, his daughter and heiress, married Michael de la Pole, later 1st Earl of Suffolk and lived at Wingfield Castle in Suffolk.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    2. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998., place only.

    3. [S3845] Stradebroke Manor by P. W. Mackenzie. 2020.