BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN GREYSTOKE 4TH BARON GREYSTOKE 1389-1426

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: GREYSTOKE

Descent English Royalty: 6G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 9G Grandson Louis "Fat" VI King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 11G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

In 1389 John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke was born to Ralph Greystoke 3rd Baron Greystoke (35) and Catherine Clifford (20) at Owesley

On 28 Oct 1407 John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (18) and Elizabeth Ferrers (14) were married at Greystoke Castle

Around 1408 Joane Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (19) and Elizabeth Ferrers (15) at Greystoke

Around 1412 Anne Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (23) and Elizabeth Ferrers (19)

Around 1414 Ralph Greystoke 5th Baron Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (25) and Elizabeth Ferrers (21)

Around 1414 Thomas Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (25) and Elizabeth Ferrers (21)

Around 1416 Eleanor Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (27) and Elizabeth Ferrers (23)

Around 1418 Richard Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (29) and Elizabeth Ferrers (25)

On 06 Apr 1418 John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (29) succeeded 4th Baron Greystoke

Around 1420 John Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (31) and Elizabeth Ferrers (27)

Around 1422 Katherine Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (33) and Elizabeth Ferrers (29)

Around 1424 Henry Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (35) and Elizabeth Ferrers (31)

In 1426 John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (37) died

Around 1426 John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (37) was buried at St Andrew's Church

Around 1426 Matilda Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (37) and Elizabeth Ferrers (33)

Around 1428 Elizabeth Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke and Elizabeth Ferrers (35)

Around 1430 William Greystoke was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke and Elizabeth Ferrers (37)

Monument to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke. Fluted Period. His pauldrons (shoulder plates), are unusual in their style. His arms are fully encased in plate with a couter (or coude) protecting the elbow joint. Fine detail of the straps that held the armour in place may be seen on the underarms. A gorget, or neck armour, has replaced the camail. His head is, very unusually, bare as is his face, his hair cut in the style so typical of portraits of Henry V. Gardner1 states It is a remarkable fact that before 1440 the bare-headed warrior is almost unknown, while after 1455 the helmeted knight is almost equally rare. This may suggest the effigy was made somewhat after John's death or, possibly, that the effigy has been incorrectly assigned. His head rests on the decorated tournament helm. He wears the Lancastrian Esses Collar. John had supported the usurpation of Richard II by Henry IV in the 1390s; staunch Lancastrians. John had married, in 1407, Elizabeth Ferrers, daughter of Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt, son of King Edward III. Two sword belts: diagonal (bawdric) and horizontal. The jupon, beneath the waist has been replaced by a fauld; horizontal strips of metal that wrap around.

ANCESTRY

Father: Ralph Greystoke 3rd Baron Greystoke (5G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

GrandFather: William Greystoke 2nd Baron Greystoke (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

1G GrandFather: Ralph Greystoke 1st Baron Greystoke

1G GrandMother: Alice Audley (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: James Audley

4G GrandFather: Henry Audley

4G GrandMother: Bertrade Mainwaring

3G GrandMother: Ela Longespée (1G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: William Longespée (Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Idoine Camville

2G GrandMother: Isolde Mortimer (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer Wigmore (1G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Maud Braose

3G GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: William Fiennes

4G GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

GrandMother: Joan Fitzhugh

Mother: Catherine Clifford (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

GrandFather: Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford (4G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Robert Clifford 3rd Baron Clifford (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandFather: Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford

3G GrandFather: Roger Clifford

4G GrandFather: Roger Clifford

4G GrandMother: Hawise Botreaux

3G GrandMother: Isabella Vipont

4G GrandFather: Robert Vipont Lord Westmoreland

4G GrandMother: Isabel Fitzjohn

2G GrandMother: Maud Clare (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Thomas Clare (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Richard Clare 6th Earl Gloucester, 5th Earl Hertford (3G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Maud Lacy (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Juliana Fitzgerald (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Maurice Fitzgerald 4th Lord Offaly

4G GrandMother: Emmeline Longespée (1G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

1G GrandMother: Isabel Berkeley (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley (1G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 5th Baron Berkeley

4G GrandMother: Isabella Plantagenet (Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Joan Ferrers (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Ferrers 5th Earl Derby (3G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Margaret Quincy

2G GrandMother: Eva Zouche

3G GrandFather: Eudo Zouche

4G GrandFather: Roger Zouche

4G GrandMother: Margaret Bisset

3G GrandMother: Millicent Cantilupe

4G GrandFather: William Cantilupe

4G GrandMother: Eva Braose

GrandMother: Maud Beauchamp (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick

3G GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick

4G GrandFather: William Beauchamp

4G GrandMother: Isabel Maudit

3G GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn

4G GrandFather: John Fitzpeter

4G GrandMother: Isabel Bigod

2G GrandMother: Alice Tosny (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Roger Tosny (3G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Tosny VI Lord Flamstead (2G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Petronilla Lacy

3G GrandMother: Alice Bohun

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford, 1st Earl Essex

4G GrandMother: Matilda Lusignan

1G GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer Wigmore (1G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Maud Braose

3G GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: William Fiennes

4G GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Joan Geneville Baroness Geneville (7G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Piers Geneville

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Geneville 1st Baron Geneville

4G GrandMother: Maud Lacy

3G GrandMother: Jeanne Lusignan (6G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Hugh Lusignan XII Count Lusignan, VII Count La Marche, III Count Angoulême (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Jeanne Fougères