John de Vere

John de Vere (abt. 1312 - abt. 1360)

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Sir John "Earl of Oxford" de Vere
Born about in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
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Husband of — married before 27 Mar 1336 in Kent, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Siege Rheim, Marne, Francemap
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John de Vere was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

John de Vere, Knt., 7th Earl of Oxford

John de Vere[1]
b. abt.12 Mar 1311/2.
d. testate at Siege of Rheims, France, 23 or 24 Jan, 1359/60.
bur. His widow, Maud, died testate, Both were buried at Earls Colne, Essex.


  • 1331: 7th Earl of Oxford (succeeded uncle Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford)

Early Life

Father: Alphonse de Vere[2]


m. anti. 27 Mar 1336 Maud de Badlesmere (d.24 May 1366)[3] Issue: 7
  • John
  • Thomas, Knt. (8th Earl of Oxford)
  • Aubrey, Knt. (10th Earl of Oxford)
  • Robert
  • Margaret
  • Maud
  • Elizabeth - married (1st) Hugh de Courtenay, K.G., (2nd) John de Mowbray, Knight, 3rd Lord Mowbray, (3rd), William de Cossington, Knight


  • hereditary Master Chamberlain of England
  • military


  • Richardson: Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edn., some available online, page 267, VERE 5, entry for JOHN DE VERE.
  • John de Vere's Wikipedia profile.


  1. Edited notes from Douglas Richardson's Royal Ancestry and Magna Carta Ancestry
  2. John was son and h.
  3. widow of Robert Fitz Payn. p. second daughter:f Bartholomew de Badlesmere, Knt., 1st Lord Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare.


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On 13 Apr 2019 at 11:48 GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Heir to one Thomas de Vere in 1329

Cal. IPMs Vol. VII, Edward III, p. 151, 195.

On 12 Sep 2015 at 18:55 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

ps - before removing "van" or "von" etc from other profiles, based on the previous post that quotes a section from EuroAristo guidelines, please check naming guidelines from other projects that may take precedence (see list and g2g discutssion)

On 12 Sep 2015 at 18:50 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

fyi - his LNAB field should be de Vere - with "de" in the field. from EuroAristo naming guidelines:

6. LAST NAME AT BIRTH: This is the name they had (or would have been known by) when they were born. In most cases, it is one word. Exceptions to this are ‘de Vere’ and families that had ‘St’ as part of their name (such as St John, St Aubyn, St Hilary, St Liz, St Pol, St Sauveur). See below.


b. The common ‘de’, ‘du’, ‘le’, ‘la’, ‘de la’, ‘von’, ‘van’ before a surname does not go in the LNAB field; it goes with the surname in the Current Last Name field while the surname, ONE word, goes in the LNAB. Example: Last name at birth: "Villefort", Current Last Name: "de Villefort". The exception to this is de Vere. Members of this family should have both words in the LNAB field.

Cheers, Liz

On 16 Dec 2014 at 00:56 GMT Renee Malloy Esq wrote:

Both wives named Maud appear to represent the same person with variant DOB spellings. Please merge this Same Person.

On 1 Dec 2014 at 21:18 GMT PM Eyestone wrote:

De Vere-346 and Vere-45 appear to represent the same person because: Same person - please merge

On 1 Dec 2014 at 20:24 GMT Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill wrote:

P - Please don't put 'Knt' or 'Knight' in the suffix field. It doesn't belong there. If a man was a knight, he gets the title 'Sir' added to the prefix field. Thanks.

Darlene - Co-Leader, European Aristocrats Project

On 30 Nov 2014 at 18:02 GMT PM Eyestone wrote:

Katherine and Brent - John de Vere has been identified for the Magna Carta Project. Updates will be coming soon. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!

On 29 Nov 2014 at 00:52 GMT Tim Perry wrote:

De Vere-301 and Vere-45 appear to represent the same person because: Same approx dates, same spouse, same issue, same death.

On 30 Aug 2014 at 22:32 GMT Tim Perry wrote:

De Vere-301 and De Vere-346 are not ready to be merged because: There is a conflict with father's name that needs to be resolved first.

Birth dates are not same, although the difference is small.

On 24 Mar 2014 at 15:02 GMT J (Schmeeckle) S wrote:

oops, could we change his LNAB from "Unknown" to Vere, thanks

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