Sir John de Chetwynd III1,2

M, b. circa 1271, d. 1354
FatherJohn Chetwynd b. c 1240, d. c 1292
     John de was born circa 1271 in Chetwynd, Stratfordshire, England.3 John claimed his rights Of Free Warren in Chetwynd in October of 1292. Other records prove that he had recently taken possession of Chetwynd. He became Lord of Chetwynd. He appears on several public records in the ensuing years in the counties of Cheshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire. In 1324, he was noted as being a knight. He is seen as a man of influence and on March 1 of 1326, John was at Clune in company with his suzerain, Edmond, Earl of Arundel. This affords evidence of the closest sort of association betweem the Fitz Alans, the Peshales and the Chetwynds. John was living in 1351.4 John departed this life in 1354 in Chetwynd, Stratfordshire, England.




  1. [S103] Clarence E. Pearsall, History of the Pearsall Family, Volume I: Chapter 18 - Richard de Peshall, section 2 - Ancestry of Joan Chetwynd, page 570-571 - 3. JOHN DE CHETWYND, 3rd., was presented by the Bradford Jurors at the Assizes of October 1292, as claiming rights of Free-Warren in Chetwynd. An Inquest, taken in 1293, states that a quarter of a fee in Baxterley was held of Richard de Harcourt, deceased, by the heir of John de Chetwind, a proof that John de Chetwynd, 3rd. had not long been in possession. Again, an Inquest of the year 1300, already quoted, names John de Chetwynd as then Mesne-Lord of Evelith. On June 30, 1314, John de Chetwinde was included in a military summons against the Scots. In the Nomina Villarum of March 1316, he is returned as Lord of Chetewind. On June 27, 1318, Sir John de Chetewynde, Knight, presented Reginald de Chetwynde, an Acolyte, to Chetwynde Church. On July 17, 1318, John de Chetwind obtained the King's Charter empowering him to hold a weekly Market, on Tuesdays, at Chetwind, and a yearly Fair on the vigil, day and morrow of All Saints (Oct. 31, Nov. 1, & 2. ) The Arms of Sir John Chedewynt appear on the Roll of the Battle of Borough bridge (March 1322). They were Azure, a Chevron between three Mullets or. He was on the Rebel side. Nevertheless he attests a Deed at Shrewsbury on April 25th following and on May 30, 1324. In that and the two following years several writs were addressed to him as a Commissioner of Array in Cheshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire. On January 3, 1326, the Bishop of Lichfield gives license of non-residence till August 1, to Reginald de Chetwynd, Rector of Chetwynd, that he might be in personal attendance on Sir John de Chetwynd. On March 1, 1326, Sir John de Chetwynd was at Clun in company with his Suzerain, Edmund Earl of Arundel. This affords evidence of the closest sort of association between the Fitz Alans, the Peshalls, and the Chetwynds. [Staff. Hist. Col. vol. 1914, page 88-89.]
    John de Chetwynd 3rd. was living in. 1351, but his eldest son,...
  2. [S989] National Archives of the United Kingdom: 1324 - John de Chetwynd was holding Chetwynd in the Bradford Hundred in Salop
    1324 - John de Chewwynd - Bradford Hundred South
    1324 - John de Chetwynd knight
    1334 - Sir John held Chetwynd & Pitchford,.
  3. [S1024] H.F.J. Vaughan, Donington Church and Lordship, Page 66-67 - Sir Richard de Peshale, Bishops Offley, and Horsly, Co. Stafford, Sherriff of Salop, 1381, who married Johanna, daughter and heir of Reginald Chetwynd of Chetwynd near Newport, Co. Salop, which estate thus passed to her issue. Reginald Chetwynd was son of John, son of Sir Henry.
  4. [S1018] Edited by The William Salt Archeological Society, Collections for a History of Staffordshire, Volume II: page 103 - John de Chetewynde, chivaler, of the manors of Weston near Assheleye and Chetewynde, by virtue of which a settlement was made upon his granddaughter Joan and her husband Richard son of Adam de Peshale.'