Arundell, John (1474 - 1544/5)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1474
Death Date: 1545-02-08

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: n.d.
    Union ended: n.d.
  2. Type: marriage
    Union began: before 1507
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: date of settlement made after marriage


From Grey, Eleanor ( - 1503)

  1. Male offspring: Arundell, Thomas (b. 1502)
  2. Female offspring: Arundell, Elizabeth (n.d.)
  3. Female offspring: Arundell, Jane (n.d.)

From Grenville, Katherine (1489 - )

  1. Female offspring: Arundell, Mary (d. 1557)
  2. Female offspring: Arundell, Jane (d. 1577)

Primary Title



  • Knight of the Bath
    Assumed 1494-10-31
    Vacated 1544/5-02-08
  • Knight
    Assumed 1513-08-16
    Vacated 1544/5-02-08

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
JP, Cornwall 1504 n.d.
JP, Cornwall 1506 n.d.
Receiver, Duchy of Cornwall 1507-11-24 1533 Relinquished to younger son Sir Thomas Arundell of Wardour, Wilts (ca. 1502--1552)
JP, Cornwall 1509 1515
JP, Devon 1510 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Cornwall 1511 n.d.
JP, Cornwall 1520 1522
JP, Cornwall 1523/4 n.d.
JP, Cornwall 1525/6 n.d.
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, Cornwall 1530 n.d.
JP, Cornwall 1530 n.d.
JP, Cornwall 1531/2 n.d.
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, Cornwall 1532 n.d.
JP, Cornwall 1536 1540
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, Cornwall 1537 n.d.
Member, Council in the West, England 1539-4-12 n.d. For the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset & Somerset
JP, Cornwall 1543/4 n.d. Possibly held this office at this time

General Lands Note

Acquired share of 'Dinham's Lands' via marriage

Details of Properties



  • Cornwall

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1499-1500 Guildhall, Plymouth , Devon Sir John Arundell's Minstrel

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Sir John Arundell's Minstrel Arundell, John (1474 - 1545) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Lanherne House Cornwall Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Bindoff, S.T. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1509–1558. 3 vols. London: Secker & Warburg, 1982.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry VII [1485–1509]. 2 vols. London: HMSO, 1914–16.
The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Fox, H.S.A. & O.J. Padel, eds. The Cornish Lands of the Arundells of Lanherne, Fourteenth to Sixteenth Centuries. Devon & Cornwall Record Society ns 41. Exeter: Printed for the Society, 2000.
Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII [1509–47]. 21 vols and Addenda (2 vols). London: HMSO, 1864–1932.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (
Shaw, William Arthur. The Knights of England: A complete record from the earliest time to the present day of the knights of all the orders of chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, incorporating a complete list of knights bachelors dubbed in Ireland. 2 vols. London: Sherratt & Hughes, 1906.
The Visitations of Cornwall, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620, with additions by J.L. Vivian. Exeter: William Pollard & Co., 1887.