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Richard de Delves Esquire
(1295-After 1339)
Sir John de Arderne Knight
Ellen de Wasteneys
Sir Henry de Delves Knight
Katherine de Arderne
Sir John de Delves Knight, Sheriff of Stafford


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1. Margaret de Calveley

Sir John de Delves Knight, Sheriff of Stafford

  • Born: 1346, Delves Hall, Staffordshire, England
  • Marriage: Margaret de Calveley in 1375 in Delves Hall, Staffordshire, England
  • Died: 1394, Delves Hall, Staffordshire, England at age 48 713,779,975

bullet  General Notes:

~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol. III, p. 522, John de Delves, sheriff of Staffordshire 14 Richard II, died 16 Richard II, Member of Parliament from Stffordshire, married Margaret, daughter of David de Calveley, 49 Edward III. This contridicts with what Ormerod's pedigree in Vol. II, p. 255 which shows Margaret, wife of Sir John Delves of Delves hall, sheriff of Staffordshire, 14 Ric. 2, to be the daughter of Sir Hugh Calveley and his wife Agnes, daughter and heiress of Hanford of Handford. 713

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Family Background: 806
Delves Hall, 31 Edward I, was the seat of John de Delves. His son, Richard, was constable of Heleigh castle. Richard had two sons, John and Henry. John was one of the four esquires who attended James, lord d'Audely at the battle of Poitiers, where they highly distinguished themslves. He died without issue 11 Richard II (1387), and was succeeded by his brother, Sir Henry, whose son and heir, Sir John Delves, 16 Richard II, was a knight in parliament for Sraffordshire county. From him descended Sir John Delves, who was in favor with King Henry VI, and was slain at the battle of Tewkesbury, 1471. His son was beheaded two days afterwards, by Edward IV. Sir Thomas Delves, the last male of the family was created baronet. His only daughter and heir, Elizabeth, married Sir Brian Broughton.

~A Survey of Staffordshire, pp. 381-382

• Background Information: 535
John de Delves was a member of Parliament for the county of Stafford, in the life of his father. He was also sheriff and escheator for Stafford, Salop and the marches of Wales, during the reign of Richard II. He had a grant of the lordship of Waton-upon-Trent. He died the year before his father. His children were John; Henry; Hugh; Matilda, married to Edmund Basset of Blore; Ellen married to William Egerton; and Beatrix, married to Richard de Wiburnbury.

~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies, 1844 Edition, p. 157

• Dates & Events: 975
John de Delves married Margaret, daughter of David de Calvelegh. There children were John, Henry, Hugh, John the younger, Matilda, Eleanor and Beatrice. Some of the records for John are:

1389, March 16, he has Royal letters of Protection, on going abroad with Sir Hugh de Calveley, Knight. "Johannes filius Henrici de Delves, qui Obseuio Regis in Comitiva dilecti et fidelis regis Hugonis de Calveley militis, ad partes transmiarias profecturus est, habet Literas Regis de Protectione, cum Clausula, volumus per Unu anum duraturas Pr. Teste Rege apud Westmonasterium. 16, Martij." [Rot. Fran. 3, R. II. m. 9 et 22.]

1391, He is Sheriff of the County of Stafford. [Rot., Fin. 14. R. II, Mem. 16]

1394, His inquisition post mortem is taken. [Record Office. Welsh Records. No. 9. 17 Ric. II]

~Records of an Old Cheshire Family, pp.25-26

John married Margaret de Calveley, daughter of David de Calveley and Agnes Mottram, in 1375 in Delves Hall, Staffordshire, England. (Margaret de Calveley was born in 1357 in Broxton, Cheshire, England.)


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