On this day in 1562 – John Mordaunt died

John Mordaunt was born in 1480 and was the son of John Mordaunt of Turvey, Bedfordshire who was a speaker of the house.

Mordaunt is first noted in 1503 when he entered Middle temple to train as a lawyer. In the same year Mordaunt was made a Knight of the Bath when Prince Henry was invested as Prince of Wales on 18th February 1503. The following year Mordaunt succeeded his father and inherited his father’s Bedfordshire estates.

In 1509 Mordaunt was appointed as High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, at some point he also became a member of King Henry VIII’s court. In 1520 Mordaunt was present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold and in 1526 was admitted as a member of the King’s council. In 1529 Mordaunt was created Baron Mordaunt and just three years later, in 1532, he was able to take his seat in the House of Lords.

Mordaunt died in on 18th August 1562 and was buried next to his late wife, Elizabeth Vere, in Turvey Church.

tomb of John MordauntThe final resting place of John Mordaunt

alongside his wife Elizabeth Vere

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s