John de Bidun I

M, b. circa 1110, d. circa 1164
FatherHadenald de Bidun b. c 1088, d. a 1143
MotherSarra (?)
     John de was born circa 1110 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, England. In 1154, he was the founder of the Premonstratensian Abbey of Lavendon.1,2,3,4 John departed this life circa 1164 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, England. In 1165, his son, John, is paying the fees on his land.5




  1. [S1417] William Farrer, Honors and Knights' Fees, Volume 2: page2 - He was the founder of the Premonstratensian Abbeyy of Lavendon.
  2. [S1417] William Farrer, Honors and Knights' Fees, Volume 2: page1 - He himself afterwards took the same course [entering a monastery], becoming a monk in St. Andrew's, Northampton. On this occasion he gave for himself, Anneta, his wife, and John, his son, who he had ap;ointed his heir, 30 shillings a year from the mill of Cotes and 10 shillings rent from Halsey in Sharnbrrk, Beds. All his sons consented as witnesses, viz. John, Simon, Halenad, Trian, Walter the clerk & Aluric the priest, and they had been received into the abbey's confraternity. John de Bydon with the consent of John, his son & heir, later confirmed the alms granted by his father when he became a monk; and gave anotherk perhaps earlier, confirmation with the consent of his son, Halenald.
  3. [S1420] Lavendon Abbey History: The Abbey of Lavendon was founded in the reign of Henry II., by John de Bidun, in honor of John the Baptist. . . It was not long after his death [St. Norbert - founder of the order] (1154) that the Abbey at Lavendon was founded, and dedicated to the Premonstratensian Order. In the charter of its foundation preserved in Dugdale’s Monasticon, John de Bidun grants the site for the Abbey of St. John the Baptist near to Wardington (Warrington) with the adjacent lands, -…
  4. [S1417] William Farrer, Honors and Knights' Fees, Volume II: page 2.
  5. [S1423] Oliver Ratcliff, History and antiquities of the Newport Pagnell hundreds, Halenod was the founder of Lavendon Abbey; and died in the reign of Henry I., leaving a son, John, whom he made heir of his lands. John de Bidun thus became the next owner of the estate. He had several brothers, who were monks in the Priory of Saint Andrew, at Northampton; to which his brothers and himself were considerable benefactors. This John had two sons; John his heir and Halenod, who became a Monk at Northampton; and five daughters; but when he died is not ascertained; it is probable, however, that it was in 1064; for in the next year, one John de Bidun, most likely his son, rendered an account at the Exchequer, for his relief on the livery of his father's lands.