John Darcy 1º Baron Darcy of Knaith 831
- Born: Cir 1280, prob Knaith, Lincolnshire, England 831
- Marriage (1): Emmeline Heron
- Marriage (2): Joan de Burgh
- Died: 30 May 1347, Knaith, Lincolnshire, England about age 67 831
- Buried: Gisborough Priory 1609
Noted events in his life were:
• Biography. 831,1609 Darcy became one of the most trusted advisors to King Edward III and was appointed High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the Royal Forests in 1319, High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1323 and High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1327. He served as Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire in 1320. He was summoned to Parliament in 1331, 1333 and 1341.
Sheriff of Lancashire in 1323. A proxy to sign the treaty with the Flemings, 10 Jun 1338. Appointed Justiciar of Ireland for life, 3 Mar 1339/40; as the King could not dispense with his continual attendance, a deputy was appointed, 16 Mar 1340/1: he resigned the office, 10 Feb 1343/4. Chamberlain to the King from 1341 to Sep 1346 or later. He accompanied the Earl of Northampton in his expedition to Brittany in Aug 1342. Appointed Constable of Nottingham Castle, 2 Mar 1343/4, and of the Tower of London, 12 Mar 1345/6, both for life. He was at the Battle of Crecy, and was one of those sent from before Calais, 8 Sep 1346, to announce the victory in Parliament.
John married Emmeline Heron, daughter of Sir Walter Heron Of Silkston and Alice de Hastings. (Emmeline Heron was born in 1291 in Hedlestone, Northumberland, England 1610 and died in 1323 1610.)
John next married Joan de Burgh.