Person:John Fitzgeoffrey (1)

Sir John FitzGeoffrey
Facts and Events
Name[2] Sir John FitzGeoffrey
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1205 Shere, Surrey, England
Alt Birth? ABT 1213 Shere, Surrey, England
Alt Birth? 1215 Shere, Surrey, , England
Marriage abt 1232 Shere, Surrey, Englandto Isabel Le Bigod
Occupation? 1245-1256 Chief Justice of Ireland
Alt Death? 23 NOV 1253 England
Reference Number? Q6233297?
Death? 23 Nov 1258 Farmbridge, Essex, England

John was a man of great wealth and position, who was appointed Justice of England, and at the coronation of King John, June 26, 1199, was girt with the sword, as Earl of Essex, and then served at the King's table. John Fitz-Goeffrey, on the death of his half-brother William in 1227, paid a fine to the King of 300 marks for those lands which were his father's and did by inheritance rightly belong to him, and whereof this last Earl William died seized. In the 18th of Henry III, this John was constituted Sheriff of Yorkshire, and in the same reign was admitted one of the Privy Council, and the same year was one of those sent to the Pope to prohibit his attempting anything therein prejudicial to the interests of the King and kingdom. In eight years afterwards John Fitz-Goeffrey was one of the commissioners sent from King Henry III, with Roger Bigod and others, to the Council at Lyons, in order to complain of the great exactions made upon the realm by the Holy See; the next year he was constituted Justice of Ireland, where for his services he received a grant from the crown of the Isles of Thomond.

of Shere & Fambridge

  1. John Fitzgeoffrey, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere and Justiciar of Ireland (1205? in Shere, Surrey, England – 23 November 1258) was an English nobleman.

    John Fitz Geoffrey was the son of Geoffrey Fitz Peter, 1st Earl of Essex and Aveline de Clare, daughter of Roger de Clare, 2nd Earl of Hertford and his wife Maud de Saint-Hilaire.

    He was appointed Justiciar of Ireland, serving from 1245 to 1255.

    He was not entitled to succeed his half-brother as Earl of Essex in 1227, the Earldom having devolved from his father's first wife. He was the second husband of Isabel Bigod, daughter of Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk and his wife Maud Marshal of Pembroke. They had six children, one being Maud who married William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick.

  2. Adams, Arthur. English Ancestry of the Elkinton Family of New Jersey. The American Genealogist. (July 1945), p. 14.
  3.   JOHN FitzGeoffrey of Shere, Surrey (-1258)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.