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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sheriff Robert Darcy Esq. & Margaret ?

369382. Sheriff Robert Darcy Esq. & 369383. Margaret ?   

~1380, Robert born in Northumberland, England, s/o 738764. Robert Darcy & 738764. Alice Filongley.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

11/1401, Robert acted with the men of Maldon, Essex in a dispute with the chief lord, Robert Braybroke, bishop of London. [Robert Darcy was one of a group of Maldon men who exported grain and dairy produce to the Netherlands.]

1406, Robert a mainpernor for a parliamentary burgesses-elect for Maldon.

[––Robert & Margaret––]

Robert married a local heiress, acquiring property in Maldon which extended to more than 40 messuages ..., which were estimated to be worth £20 a year.

7/8/1407, John Asplion' and Richard Galon', querents, and Robert Darcy and Margaret, his wife, deforciants. 40 messuages, 4 market stalls, 120 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, 4 acres of marsh and 66 shillings and 8 pence of rent and a third part of 1 water mill in Magna Maldon' and Parua Maldon' in the county of Essex and 1 messuage in Cantebrigg in the county of Cambridge. (S) Feet of Fines, Essex.

1409, Robert purchased a tenement in Sermoners Lane, London.

1410, Robert named as keeper of the writs and rolls of the court of Common Pleas.

By 1412, Robert’s father died, his mother living in London.

11/11/1412, Commission to Robert Darcy, Richard Baynard and …, or to any two of them, to make inquisition touching the lands which Joan late the wife of Luke Morell held … (S) CFRs.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

11/12/1414, Commitment of the office of the escheatry in the counties of Essex and Hertford, Robert Darcy. (S) CFRs.

1414, Robert Darcy and his wife received an indult to use portable altar. (S) The Essex Gentry, 1381-1450, Starr, 1989, P252.

10/15/1415, Commission to … Robert Darcy … or to any two of them … pursuant to information received of the death of Thomas late earl of Arundell, … to take into the king's hand … all the lands … (S) CFRs.

1416-17, Grantor: Robert Rikedon, of Witham, [Essex], Robert Darcy, of Maldon, [Essex], … (S) UKNA.

1419, Robert Darcy of Maldon, Essex, High Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire.

5/1419, Robert an executor of the will of Countess Joan de Bohun, grandmother of the King.

11/23/1419, Commitment of the counties of Essex and Hertford to Robert Darcy, during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

1/28/1420, Endorsement: Reply of Robert Darcy, Sheriff: Joan, who was the wife of Roger Swinnerton, and Henry de Chadderton, were not found in the bailiwick. The execution of the rest of the writ appears in the inquisition. He has seized into the King's hands all the lands, rents, goods and chattels contained in the inquisition. (S) UKNA.

2/1/1420, Debtor: William Perryman {Piryman} the elder … Creditor: Thomas Barnwell, Thomas Badby, and Robert Rickdon {Rykedon}, citizens and fishmongers, of London … Endorsement: The reply of Robert Darcy, Sheriff of Essex: …; he has seized all the lands and tenements, goods and chattels into the King's hands. (S) UKNA.

11/16/1420, Commitment of the office of the escheatry in the counties of Essex and Hertford to Robert Darcy, during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer for the issues thereof. (S) CFRs.

2/19/1421, Letters patent of the King that because it was found by inquisition that [Hugh] Burnell granted his manors, lands and advowsons in Shropshire and Staffordshire to various people … Robert Darcy of Maldon … (S) UKNA.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

1422, Robert Darcy, esquire, in co. Essex to John Howard, knight, William Clopton, Thomas Martell, esquire, John Koo, John Symond, and Robert Clopton: Demise of his land in Mistley, Little Bromley, and Little Bentley, late of John Cornwaleys, James Andrews, and William Lampet … (S) UKNA.

2/1423, Robert, Knight of the Shire for Maldon. (S) Commons in the Parl. of 1422, Roskell, 1954, P67.

1424, Robert became connected to John de Vere, earl of Oxford.

11/12/1427, Commitment of the office of the escheatry in the counties of Essex and Hertford to Robert Darcy during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer for the issues thereof. (S) CFRs.

5/28/1428, Debtor: Reynold de Grey, lord of Ruthin, knight. Creditor: Gerard Braybrook, knight, ..., Richard Baynard, and Robert Darcy. Amount £50. (S) UKNA.

1428, Robert received bequests in the will of Sir Gerald Braybrooke.

1431, Robert appointed by the King’s Council to settle a dispute between John Reynwell of London, mayor of the Staple of Calais, and certain of his fellow merchant staplers.

1432-43, Thomas Cobham, knt. and Elizabeth his wife, late the wife of Walter Fitz Walter, knt. v. Robert Darcy, esq. and others, feoffees, ….: Moieties of the manors of Moulton (Multon), Skirbeck, and Beausolze in Algarkirk (Algerkyrke), a third of the manor of Fleet (Flett), and lands in Essex. (S) UKNA.

1433, Robert an overseer of the will of Richard Baynard of Maldon.

12/18/1433, Commitment to Robert Darcy, … of the keeping of two-thirds of all the lands in the town of Bradewell, Essex, late of John de la Doune, … (S) CFRs.

1435, Joan, widow of William Beauchamp, Lord of Abergavenny, in her will left Robert 400m, 100m for his wife, and an image of St. Mary.

1435, Robert advancing a loan of £173 6s.8d. to the crown.

1/29/1436, Commission to John earl of Oxford, Henry lord de Bourchier, John Tyrell, knight, Robert Darcy, … subsidy … to make inquisition by the oath of upright and lawful men of the county of Essex, … are to certify the king in the Exchequer … (S) CFRs.

1436, Robert’s assessment in Essex came to £366, 2nd only to John Tyrell. [Father-in-law of his daughter.]

4/24/1440, Lewis John, knight, and Robert Darcy, esquire, knights coming to Parliament. (S) CFRs.

10/16/1440, Robert Darcy and Henry Fylongley granted the office of Keeper of the Writs for the terms of their lives. (S) UKNA.

1442, Robert an executor of Richard, Lord Grey of Wilton.

6/3/1445, Robert Darcy, esquire, and John Godmanston of Little Bromley, knights coming to Parliament. (S) CFRs.

6/24/1446, Release by Margaret Stampe, widow, late the wife of Thomas Stampe of Writtell, co. Essex, ... and the others lately had by the feoffment of Maurice Brune, knight, Robert Darcy, John Doreward and Henry Colvyle, esquires, John Grene of Wedyton. (S) Ancient Deeds, V4, PP202-218.

7/16/1446, Robert Darcy, esquire, and John Godmanston of Little Bromley, knights coming to Parliament for Essex. (S) CFRs.

1447-48, Robert Darcy the elder, Esq., William Beaufitz, citizen and fishmonger of London, and Thomas Longe, clerk, to grant messuages and land in South Fambridge, Ashingdon, and Danbury to Richard Valdrian, chaplain …, retaining land in Danbury, Little Baddow, Maldon, and elsewhere. Essex. (S) UKNA.

9/3/1448, Robert died; buried in Maldon.

9/17/1448, Writs of diem clausit extremum, after the death of Robert Darcy, esquire; Essex. (S) CFRs.

(S) The Visitations of Essex by Hawley, Part 1, 1878, P186. (S) The Hist. of Parliament.

Family notes:

·         Robert Darcy and Henry Fylongley state that Robert Manfeld was given the office of Keeper of the Writs by Richard II for term of life, but surrendered it when Henry IV granted it to Robert Darcy; Henry V then granted it to John Hotoft at pleasure, and Robert Darcy was granted an annuity in compensation. Robert Darcy recovered the office at the start of the reign of Henry VI, renouncing the annuity, and on 16 October in the King's nineteenth year he and Henry Fylongley were granted it for the term of their lives. (S) UKNA.

Children of Robert and Alice:

i. Robert Darcy, born ? in England.

3/15/1485, A “Thomas Darcy” wrote his will: names brother Robert Darcy, uncle John Darcy. [Thomas calls his father “Robert Darcy, Knyght” – so he is not the son of 369382.] This Robert Darcy likely had a son Robert, knight, who had Thomas. [Also see 1447-48.]

ii. Elizabeth Darcy, born ? in England.

Elizabeth married Sir Henry Bruyn, s/o 475296. Sir Maurice Brune & 475297. Elizabeth Radford.

iii. Margaret Darcy (184691), born ~1420 in Maldon, Essex, England.

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