John Perbroun

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Admiral
Sir John Perbroun
Bornc. 1265
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
England
Diedc. 1342/3
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
England
AllegianceRoyal Arms of England.png Kingdom of England
Service/branchFlag Kingdom of England.gif English Navy
Years of service1308-1340
RankAdmiral
UnitNorthern Fleet
Commands heldAdmiral of the North
Admiral of the King's Fleet for Scotland
Battles/warsBattle of Sluys

Admiral Sir John Perbroun or John de Perbroun (c.1265 - 1342/3), was an English Knight, MP, merchant ship owner and naval commander who served as Admiral of the North under King Edward III of England from (1322–1324) [1] and again from (1327-1328). [2]

Naval Career

John Perbroun entered the Kings service around 1308 when he was a merchant ship owner based in Yarmouth. In 1322 he was appointed Admiral of the Northern Fleet until 1324.[2] In 1326 he was order to attend the Kings Council in regard to a pending campaign to Scotland, he was instructed to requestion 40 ships of 60 guns each and be capable of carrying wine.[3] In 1327 he was appointed for the second time to the command of the Northern Admiralty until 1328. In 1333 he was appointed Admiral of the King's Fleet for Scotland.[4] In January 1340 King Edward III of England assumed the title King of France. In February 1340 he was ordered to attend the King in the planning of the Battle of Sluys which took place on 24 June 1340 the Northern Fleet was one of the formations that took part in the battle consiting of 50 ships under the command of Admiral Sir Robert, Lord Morley.[5]

Prior to the creation of a single Admiralty Office in 1414 covering all of England, the English Navy was divided into geographical commands or Regional Admiralties.

Civil Career

Between 1285 and 1315 he was appointed Bailiff of Yarmouth.[6] In 1335 was appointed for the last time Bailiff of Yarmouth along with Richard Fastolf, Robert Ellis and Thomas Drayton.[7] He served as Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth in 1322 and 1324.[8]

Family

He was the son of Robert Perbroun of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[9]

Footnotes

  1. Clowes, Sir William Laird. "The Royal Navy, a History from the Earliest Times to the Present/Volume 1". wikisource.org. London: Sampson Low Marston and Company. p. 224. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rodger, N.A.M. (2004). The safeguard of the sea : a naval history of Britain. 660 to 1649. New York: W.W. Norton. pp. 504–506. ISBN 9780140297249.
  3. Manship, Henry; Palmer, C. J. (1847). A Booke of the Foundacion and Antiquitye. Great Yarmouth: Charles Slowman. pp. 49–52. ISBN 9785883402905.
  4. Manship & Palmer.
  5. Manship & Palmer.
  6. Seiler-Godfrey, Michelle Anne (August 2016). "Constructing urban community: the ruling elite of late medieval England. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in History in the Graduate College" (PDF). pdfs.semanticscholar.org. University of Iowa. p. 72. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  7. Manship & Palmer.
  8. Nicolas, Sir Nicholas Harris (1847). A History of the Royal Navy: From the Earliest Times to the Wars of the French Revolution. London: R. Bentley. p. 418.
  9. "Perbroun [Perburn], John (d. 1342/3), merchant | Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". www.oxforddnb.com. Oxford University Press. 2019. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-21908. Retrieved 2 October 2019.

Bibliography

  • Manship, Henry; Palmer, C. J. (1847). A Booke of the Foundacion and Antiquitye. Great Yarmouth: Charles Slowman. ISBN 9785883402905.
  • Nicolas, Sir Nicholas Harris (1847). A History of the Royal Navy: From the Earliest Times to the Wars of the French Revolution. London: R. Bentley.
  • Perbroun [Perburn], John (d. 1342/3), merchant | Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". www.oxforddnb.com. Oxford University Press. 2019. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-21908. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  • Rodger, N.A.M. (2004). The safeguard of the sea : a naval history of Britain. 660 to 1649. New York: W.W. Norton. ISBN 9780140297249.
  • Seiler-Godfrey, Michelle Anne (August 2016). "Constructing urban community: the ruling elite of late medieval England. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in History in the Graduate College" (PDF). pdfs.semanticscholar.org. University of Iowa. Retrieved 1 October 2019.