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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sir Robert Howard & Margaret Mowbray

369384. Sir Robert Howard & 369385. Margaret Mowbray    

1388, Margaret born in Framlingham castle, England, d/o 738770. Duke Thomas Mowbray & 738771. Elizabeth Fitzalan.

1392, Robert born in England, s/o 738768. Sir John Howard & 738769. Alice Tendring. [John’s 1st wife died in 1391.]

9/29/1399, Margaret’s father died. [She would have become a ward of the King.]

5/14/1409, At Westminster, ... Robert Howard - granting of lands involving Stoke Nayland. (S) CCRs.

Bef. 10/26/1410, Robert’s older half-brother died on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, leaving only a daughter as his heir.

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

8/13/1415, Robert in King Henry V’s force of 12,000 landing at the mouth of the Seine at Harfleur.

10/1415, While the battle of Agincourt and other battles were taking place, Robert held the coast at Calais, France with an army of 4000 men and a fleet of ships.

8/15/1416, Battle of the Seine Estuary near Harfleur helped Henry V achieve mastery of the seas. The English fleet met about 150 French ships. While the English ships were smaller, the surprise attack in the shallow estuary proved a significant advantage in maneuverability. After 7 hours the English captured 3 of the 8 large Genoese carracks, and ran another aground. The English lost about 20 ships. They were then able to relieve the garrison at Harfleur.

1420, Margaret legatee in the will of her stepfather.

[––Robert & Margaret––]

Robert’s marriage to Margaret arranged by King Henry V. (S) Henry Howard, the poet Earl of Surrey, Sessions, P19.

Aft. 2/21/1420, Robert of Stoke Neyland, Suffolk married Margaret.

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

7/8/1425, Margaret’s mother, Countess of Norfolk, died.

10/18/1426, Robert’s mother died. Robert succeeded to her estates including Stoke-Neyland, Suffolk.

Bef. 4/14/1436, Robert died before his father. [Date of his father’s will naming widow Margaret.]


Bef. 7/1/1438, Margaret married John Grey [his 2nd].

8/27/1439, John died.

10/11/1439, Writs of diem clausit extremum, after the death of John Grey, knight; Essex and Hertford.

8/3/1446, Margaret received a papal indult for a portable altar.

Bef. 10/18/1459, Margaret died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P437. (S) A Royal Descent …, Sharp, 1875, P5. (S) The Living Age …, V56, Littell, 1858, P714. (S) 1563 Visitation of Norfolk.

Family notes:

·         “They are almost the only house which we have hereto seen attaining a very great position, of whom we can say, without a doubt, that they were not Norman.”

Children of Robert and Margaret:

i. John Howard (184692), born 1420 in England.

ii. Margaret Howard, born ? in England.

Margaret married Baron Thomas Daniel of Rathwire in Ireland. (S) An Essay Towards a Topographical Hist. of the County of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1808, P54.

iii. Catherine Howard, born ? in England.

Catherine, 2nd wife of Edward Nevil, 1st Lord Abergavenny.

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