Person:John Fitzgeoffrey (1)

Sir John FitzGeoffrey
m. Bef 29 May 1205
  1. William de Mandeville, [Earl]Abt 1174 - 1227
  2. Warin De Munchensy1194 - 1255
  3. Hawise FitzGeoffrey1200 - 1247
  4. Janet MandevilleAbt 1205 -
  5. Sir John FitzGeoffreyAbt 1205 - 1258
  6. Cicely FitzGeoffrey _____1206 - 1253
  7. Isabella FitzGeoffreyAbt 1214 -
  • HSir John FitzGeoffreyAbt 1205 - 1258
  • WIsabel Le BigodAbt 1212 - 1250
m. Abt 1232
  1. Maud FitzJohn1237 - 1301
  2. John Savage FitzJohnAbt 1240 - Aft 1265
  3. Isabella FitzjohnAbt 1240 - 1301
  4. Joan FitzJohn1242 - 1303
  5. Richard Fitzjohn, KnightAbt 1242 - 1297
  6. Aveline Fitzjohn1248 - Abt 1274
  7. Adam FitzjohnAbt 1286 - 1316
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? From 1245 to 1256 Chief Justice of Ireland
Alt Death? 23 Nov 1253 England
Death? 23 Nov 1258 Farmbridge, Essex, England
Reference Number? Q6233297?

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.

    the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

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

    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.

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