Knight of Lytchett Mautravers, Witchampton, Maltravers in Loders, Dorset. Of Somerford Mautravers, Hill Deverill, Wiltshire. Knight of the Shire for Dorset, Constable of Corfe and Carmarthen Castles, Steward of the King's household, Keeper of the Forest south of Trent, Justice in the eyre of the forests of Berks, Keeper of the Channel Islands.
Sir John Maltraver (Maultravers, Matravers) was the son of Sir John and Eleanor de Gorges, daughter of Sir Ralph, born about 1290.
John married Milicent de Berkeley, daughter of Sir Maurice de Berkeley and Eve de la Zouche. They married about 131 and had one son, Sir John who married a Gwenthlian. Milicent died between 1322 and 1331.
John married a second time to Agnes de Bereford, daughter of William de Bereford and Margaret de Plescy, widow of Sir John d'Argentine who died in 1318 and John de Nerford who died in 1329. They married before 26 Feb 1331, and had no issue.
Sir John was knighted along with Edward, the Prince of Wales on 22 May 1306, fought at Bannockburn 1314 where he was taken prisoner. He was in the king's service at Gascony in 1320, but sided with Thomas of Lancaster at the Battle of Boroughbridge 16 March 1322, his lands seized as he escaped out of the country. John returned with Queen Isabella and Roger de Mortimer Sept 1326 and rose to their favor. In 1327, he and his brother in law, Thomas de Berkeley Gournay were assigned to the charge of the deposed King, Edward II, and took him from Kenilworth Castle to Berkeley Castle, where it is believed the king was murdered.
King Edward III swore vengeance on his fathers' murderers who had fled the country, Maltraves to Flanders, where Edward visited, John surrendered himself, Edward granted him a safe convoy into England where Parliament eventually gave him a full pardon and Edward made him the governor of the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, and Sarke.
Agnes de Bereford Mautravers (____ - 1375)*
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