Sir John de Dinham Knight
- Born: 1318, Nutwell Manor, Woodbury, Devonshire, England 141
- Marriage: Muriel Courtenay 141,1283
- Died: 7 Jan 1383, Devonshire, England at age 65 141
- Buried: Abt 1383, Hartland Abbey, Devon, England
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
Sir John de Dinham, of Hartland, Buckland Denham, and Cardinham, son and heir, aged 14 and more at his father's death. When he bad proved his age, the King took his homage, and he had livery of his father's lands, 12 May 1340. On 30 September 1353 the King took his homage and fealty for the manor and advowson of Corton Denham, Somerset, which he had lately recovered. On 28 June 1357 he obtained possession of a third part of the manor of Hartland, &c., which his grandmother, Margaret, had held in dower. He obtained, 22 September 1359, an exemption for life from being put on assizes, juries, &c., and from being appointed mayor, sheriff, escheator, &c., against his will. On 22 April 1362 he had livery of the manors of Buckland Denham and Harpford, which his mother, Margaret, had held in dower.
Sir John de Dinham married Muriel, sister and in her issue coheir of Hugh de Courtenay, and elder daughter of Sir Thomas de Courtenay, of Woodhuish and Dunterton, Devon, Wootton Courtenay and Cricket Malherbe, Somerset, &c., by Muriel, elder daughter and coheir of Sir John de Moels, 4th Lord Moels, of Maperton and North Cadbury, Somerset, Kingskerswell, Devon, Over Worton, Oxon, Over Wallop, Hants, &c. Muriel died before 12 August 1369, and was buried in Hartland Abbey. Sir John de Dinham died, being murdered by robbers, 7 January 1382/3, aged about 64.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, pp. 373-374
• Background Information. 1283
Oliver Dinant died the in 1300 "and was succeeded by his son Josce Dinant, second Baron, who married Margaret, daughter and heiress of Richard Hydon and by her had two sons, John and Oliver. John succeeded his father as third Baron, 29 Edward I, 1301, beng an infant; he was also succeeded by his son John, who now assumed the name of Dynham, who was fourth Baron, but never summoned to parliament. He married Muriel, daughter of Sir Thomas Courtenay and Muriel his wife, daughter and coheir of John Lord Moels, and by her had a son John Dynham, fifth Baron."
~The History and Antiquities of Somersetshire, Vol. I, Parts 3-6, p. 338
John married Muriel Courtenay, daughter of Sir Thomas de Courtenay Knight and Muriel de Moels 141.,1283 (Muriel Courtenay died before 12 Aug 1369 in Devonshire, England 141 and was buried about 1369 in Hartland Abbey, Devon, England 141.)