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Sir John Tiptoft, 1st Baron Tiptoft (died 27 January 1443), was a Knight of the Shire for Huntingdonshire, and for Somerset, Speaker of the House of Commons, Treasurer of the Household, Chief Butler of England, Treasurer of the Exchequer, Seneschal of Landes and Aquitaine, Councillor of Regency, Lord Steward of the Household. On 7 January 1426 he was first Summonsed to Parliament whereby he was created Baron Tiptoft.

This English nobleman was the eldest son and heir of Sir Pain Tiptoft (c1413) by his spouse, Agnes, née Wrothe (d.bef.1413). He was Lord of the Manors of Burwell and Eversden, in Cambridgeshire. In 1413 he was heir to his first cousin, Elizabeth Wrothe, wife of Sir William Palton, Knt., by which he inherited the manors of Nether Wallop, Hampshire, Worcesters (in Enfield), Middlesex, and Redlynch (in Downton, Wiltshire).

He married twice: firstly, before 24 February 1408, a widow, Philippa Talbot (c. 1367–1417), daughter of Sir John Talbot, of Richard's Castle, Herefordshire. They had no issue. He married secondly, by licence dated 28 February 1422, Joyce (c. 1404–1446), younger daughter and co-heiress of Edward Charleton, 5th Baron Cherleton by his spouse Eleanor Holand, a descendant of King Edward I. They had the following children:

Sir John, 1st Lord Tiptoft, was buried at Enfield in Middlesex, early in February 1443.

References

  • "Complete Peerage" by G.E.Cockayne, et al.
  • "Magna Carta Ancestry" by Douglas Richardson, Baltimore, Md., 2005.
  • thePeerage.com
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir William Esturmy
Speaker of the House of Commons
1405–1406
Succeeded by
Thomas Chaucer
Preceded by
Nicholas Bubwith
Lord High Treasurer
1408–1410
Succeeded by
The Lord Scrope of Masham
Preceded by
Thomas Chaucer
Chief Butler of England
1434–1443
Succeeded by
The Lord Wenlock
Peerage of England
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Tiptoft
1426–1443
Succeeded by
John Tiptoft
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