John Talbot KG KB was born in Shropshire, England.
John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury was the son of John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and 1st Earl of Waterford, Hereditary Steward of Ireland.
He was created a Knight of the Bath in 1426. He suc. his mother c.1433 as 7th Baron Furnivall served in France 1434 and 1442; Chancellor of Ireland 1446; Lord High Treasurer of England 1456-58; Knight of the Garter 1457; Joint Keeper of the King's Mews and Falcons 1457; Chief Butler of England 1458; Chief Justice of Chester 1458/9; Steward of Wakefield 1459; Steward of Ludlow 1460.
He m. his 3rd cousin Lady Elizabeth Butler (d. 8 Sep 1473) da. of James Bulter, 4th Earl of Ormonde and Joan de Beauchamp.
He d. 10 July 1460 at the Battle of Northampton fighting for the Lancastrian side, buried at Worksop Priory, co. Nottingham.
1415 Failed Engagement to Katherine Burnell
John Talbott was contracted to marry about 22 June 1416 (date of settlement) Katherine Burnell. However, this marriage contract was voided or annulled. 
↑ Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry, Volume II, page 40.
ROYAL ANCESTRY by Douglas Richardson Vol. V, page 125
JOHN TALBOT, K.G., 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Furnival, Chancellor of Ireland, 1446, etc., son and heir by his father's 1st marriage, born about 1413. As a small child he was betrothed in 1416 to marry KATHERINE BURNEL, she was born about 1405-6. This contracted marriage was voided sometime before 8 Dec. 1420, by which date Katherine was the wife of John Radcliffe, K.G., of Attleborough, Norfolk.
John Talbot served in the army in France in 1434 and 1442. He married (2nd) before March 1444/5 ELIZABETH BUTLER, daughter of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond, by Joan, daughter of William Beauchamp, K.G., Lord Bergavenny [see BUTLER 10 for her ancestry]. She was born 21 Dec. 1421. They had five sons, John, Knt. [3rd Earl of Shrewsbury], James, Knt., Gilbert, K.G., Christopher [Archdeacon of Chester], and George, and two daughters, Anne and Margaret (wife of Thomas Chaworth, Esq.). SIR JOHN TALBOT, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, was slain with his brother, Sir Christopher Talbot, at the Battle of Northampton 10 July 1460, fighting on the Lancastrian side, and was buried at Worksop Priory, Nottinghamshire. Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury, died 8 ( or 11) Sept. 1473, and was buried at Shrewsbury Abbey.