John Segrave, 4th Baron Segrave
|John de Segrave, 4th Baron Segrave|
|Spouse(s)||Margaret, Duchess of Norfolk|
John de Segrave
John de Segrave (again)
Elizabeth de Segrave
Margaret de Segrave
|Father||Stephen Segrave, 3rd Baron Segrave|
|Born||4 May 1315|
1 April 1353|
|Buried||Grey Friars, London|
John Segrave, 4th Baron Segrave (4 May 1315 – 1 April 1353) was an English peer and landowner in Leicestershire and Yorkshire. His family title of Baron Segrave is drawn from a village now spelled Seagrave, which uses a coat of arms similar to that of the barons.
Segrave was the son of Stephen Segrave, 3rd Baron Segrave, and Alice Fitzalan. Little is known of his early life.
- John de Segrave, who died young.
- John de Segrave (d. before 1 April 1353), second of that name, who was contracted to marry Blanche of Lancaster, younger daughter and coheiress of Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster. However the contract was later declared void. About 1349 a double marriage was solemnized in which John Segrave married Blanche Mowbray, while John's sister, Elizabeth Segrave, married Blanche Mowbray's brother, John de Mowbray, 4th Baron Mowbray, Pope Clement VI having granted dispensations for the marriages at the request of Lancaster, in order to prevent 'disputes between the parents', who were neighbours.
- Elizabeth de Segrave, 5th Baroness Segrave, who married John de Mowbray, 4th Baron Mowbray.
- Margaret de Segrave, who died young, before 1353.
In 1350, Segrave and his wife sought a divorce, arguing that they had been contracted in marriage before Margaret was of age, and that she had never consented. The impetus for this was that Margaret wished to marry Walter Manny, 1st Baron Manny, with whom she was implicated. However, Segrave died at Bretby in Repton, Derbyshire on 1 April 1353, before the divorce had been granted. He was succeeded in the barony by his daughter Elizabeth.
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