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Sir John de Cancefield Knight
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Sir John de Cancefield Knight

  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: Bef 1265, Lancashire, England 1031

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 755 Roger Lestrange the custody of John son and heir of Richard (son of John) de Cansfield. It was stated that John the grandfather of the heir had held 1˝ oxgangs of land in Wennington of Henry father of Roger de Croft by knight's service and that Roger's tenement was then in plaintiffs' custody, Roger being a minor. Defendant alleged that the ancestors of Cansfield had been enfeofted by the ancestors of Roger son and heir of Roger de Mowbray, a minor [De Banco R. 14, m. 70, 71].

~VCH: The History of Lancaster, Vol. VII, pp. , footnote (34)

• Background Information. 141
One Beatrice de Stainford, widow, gave to Joan wife of John de Cantsfield 3 oxgangs of land in Cansfield, with a part of the mill, at the rent of a pound of cummin yearly [Add. MS. 32104, no. 1171]. John de Cansfield in 1235 obtained from Joan de Cansfield an oxgang of land she held in dower, while granting 2 other oxgangs to Uchtred Prat, Alice his wife and William Kidel [Final Conc. i, 66]. It was probably the same John who in 1252 obtained from Hugh de Morewich the manor of Farleton and a release of the 26s. 8d. rent for the tenement held of Hugh in Cantsfield [ibid. 113]. In 1251 John de Cansfield was a free tenant in the Mowbray fief in Ewcross in Yorkshire [Yorks. Inq. (Yorks. Arch. Soc.), i, 25.]

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Harrington), Vol. VI, p. 314

• Background Information. 1031
Sir John de Cantsfield was knighted between the years 1248-1254 (Furness Coucher, pp. 489-490), and died before 1265, leaving issue his son and heir, Sir Richard de Cantsfield, who married Alice, sister and heir of Robert le Flemyng, which Robert, after the death of his brother Michael by drowning in the river Leven, had succeeded to the estates of his father, Sir William le Fleming of Furness, lord of Aldingham. Sir Richard died circa 1269, John, his son and heir being then under age. John, son of Richard, died in 1289 and was succeed by his brother Sir William de Cantsfield. Sir William died without issue 27 May 1293, his sister Agnes, wife of Sir Robert de Harington, Knight, being his heir.

~Final Concords of the Country of Lancaster, p. 113 footnote (2)

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