John Peche

For homonymy, see Peche.

Sir John Peche (sometimes spelt Pecche) (c. 1285 in Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England – before 1335 in Honiley, Warwickshire, England[1]) was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports from 1323 to 1324. He died about 1335.[2] Sir John Peche was presumably the son and heir of Sir John Peche (living 1268). He was in the king's service in Scotland almost continuously from January 1297/8 till 1304. He served in various capacities in County Warwick from 1317 to 1321. He was summoned to Parliament from 15 May 1321 to 22 Jan. 1335/6, by writs directed Johanni Pecche, whereby he is said to have become Lord Pecche. He was appointed keeper of the town and castle of Warwick, in 1321, and later was ordered to raise forces in County Warwick and lend them to the king. He kept the castle until July 1326. He fought at the Battle of Boroughbridge 16 March 1321/2, as a banneret, on the king's side. He was summoned for service in Scotland in 1322 and 1323, and for service in Gascony, in person, 1324 and 1325. In 1323 he was appointed Constable of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports; he was superseded in that capacity 21 May 1324. As a knight of Counties Warwick and Gloucester he was summoned to the Great Council at Westminster 30 May 1324, and in June, 1328, he was summoned to Council at York, and in 1329 to a conference at Windsor. Page text.[3]


Sir John Peche married (1st) an unknown wife.[2] They had five sons, John, Knt., Nicholas, Knt. (of Hampton-in-Arden and Honiley, Warwickshire), Edmund, Ralph, and Thomas, Knt. (of Shenington, Oxfordshire).[4] He married (2nd) in or before 1326 Eleanor, widow of Ralph de Gorges, Knt., 1st Lord Gorges.[5] She was living in July 1341.[2]


  1. Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000 Page: X:343
  2. 1 2 3 Complete Peerage 10 (1945): 342–343 (sub Pecche)
  3. additional text.
  4. Calendar of Close Rolls, 1327-30, pp. 578-579; National Archives, C 131/5/28 (available at
  5. Complete Peerage 6 (1926): 9–15 (sub Gorges); 10 (1945): 342–343 (sub Pecche)
Preceded by
The Earl of Kent
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
Succeeded by
The Lord Basset de Drayton

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