~1365, Robert Louther born in England, s/o 1477572. Sir Hugh de Lowther & 1477573. Margaret de Quale.
~1365, Margaret born in England, heir & d/o 1477574. Bishop William Strictland.
Margaret 1st married to John Derwentwater.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1381, Peasant Revolt against new Poll tax. [Aka Wat Tyler’s Rebellion.]
Aft. 1384, Robert’s father died in Cumberland.
[––Robert & Margaret––]
~1383, Robert married Margaret.
5/21/1393, Commission of oyer and terminer … William Gascoigne … complaint by Richard le Scrope, knight, that … [many named] Richard de Louther of Cumberland, … and other evildoers broke his park at Brignale, co. York. (S) CPRs.
3/6/1394, Clement de Skelton knight and Robert de Louther to receive £22 for 55 days at parliament at Westminster representing Cumberland. (S) CFRs.
1394, Robert Louthre and Clement de Skelton, Knights of the Shire for Cumberland.
1396-97, Robert deputy to Ralph, Lord Neville, as keeper of the royal forests north of Trent.
9/1398, Robert and Margaret secured a papal indult to make use of a portable altar.
6/1399, Peter Tilliol accompanied Richard II to Ireland. He entrusted his affairs to his cousin Robert Lowther, son of his paternal aunt Maud.
9/1399, Robert accompanied King Richard to Ireland. [Which provided an opportunity for future Henry IV, in exile, to invade England and take the crown.]
12/23/1399, IPM of Maud wife of Henry, Earl of Northumberland. … Cumberland: Whitehope. The manor, held by Robert de Lowther … Castalrige and Talantire, held by Robert de Lowther and Margaret his wife by 23s. 3d. for cornage and 16d. for watch of the sea. … Crosseby Alwardby, held by Robert de Lowther by knight’s service … [multiple holding also held by Thomas de Lowther, likely the son of uncle Thomas.] (S) CIsPM.
11/1400, Robert in a commission in Cumberland about the detention of tax rebates.
1/1401, Robert, Knight of the Shire for Cumberland. (S) CCRs.
1401, Robert Lowther contributed to the building of the choir of the Cathedral of Carlisle with his father-in-law William Strickland.
12/1401, Robert collector of taxes in Cumberland.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
1401, Robert contributed to the building of the choir of the Cathedral of Carlisle with his father-in-law William Strickland.
1402, Robert Louthre and William de Stapilton, Knights of the Shire for Cumberland.
1/1404 in London, Robert, M.P. for Cumberland [along with Peter Tilliol, his cousin.] (S) CCRs.
2/16/1405, Robert, Collector of wool custom, Carlisle. [along with his brother William.]
1405, Robert Louthre and William de Louthre, Knights of the Shire for Cumberland. [Brothers]
2/13/1406, Robert Louther on a commission of peace for Cumberland. (S) CPRs.
6/1406, Robert to take control of the earl of Northumberland’s castle of Cockermouth for the King.
10/27/1406, “Richard Redmane, Robert Lowther, and William Stapylton state that they were appointed by the King's letters patent to collect the reasonable aid for the marriage of Lady Blanche, the King's eldest daughter.” (S) UKNA.
12/1406, Robert, collector of taxes in Cumberland for the aid of the marriage of Princess Philippa.
12/22/1406, Robert de Louther and John de Skelton knights to receive £80 8s for 201 days at parliament at Westminster representing Cumberland. (S) CFRs.
1407-08, Robert, High Sheriff of Cumberland.
6/8/1407, To the sheriff of Cumberland. Writ de expenses for Robert de Louther and John de Skelton knights £80 8s. for 201 days, knights of the shire at the parliament summoned at Westminster on 1 March last [until 3 April]. (S) CCRs.
12/20/1412, Grant by John Bower of Karlille, and Christina his wife, ... of a tenement with a garden in Penreth, abutting on the castle croft. Witnesses:- Robert Louther, knight, and others (named): [Cumbl.] (S) UKNA.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
4/1414, Robert Lowther and William de Legh, Knights of the Shire for Cumberland.
11/30/1417, John de Lancastre to Peter Tillioll, Robert de Louther knights and Robert Warcop of Westmerland. Recognisance for £100, to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Cumberland. (S) CCRs.
1418, Sir Robert Lowther and Sir Peter de Tilliol, Knights of the Shire for Cumberland. [Cousins]
1418-19, Robert, High Sheriff of Cumberland.
1419, Sir Robert Lowther and Sir Peter de Tilliol Knights of the Shire for Cumberland.
5/25/1419, Bishop William de Strickland wrote his will, naming son-in-law Robert Lowthat an executor.
1421 Sir Robert de Lowther held the whole of Lowther manor by the cornage of twenty shillings and fourpence. (S) Picturesque Views, V2, Morris, P65.
9/1/1421, Robert Louther, ‘chivaler, knight, on a commission of peace in Westmorland. (S) CPRs.
2/12/1422, Robert Louther, ‘chivaler, knight, on a commission of peace in Westmorland. (S) CPRs.
11/6/1422, To the escheator in Westmerland. Order to give Elizabeth who was wife of John de Clyfforde knight livery of … 20s. 4d. in Louther of Robert Louther knight, … (S) CCRs.
1422, Sir Robert Lowther held the whole of Lowther manor under the Cliffords.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1423, Sir Robert Lowther and Sir Peter de Tilliol Knights of the Shire for Cumberland.
1423, 1424, Robert Louther, knight, on commission of peace in Cumberland. (S) CPRs.
1426, Sir Robert, an executor of the will of Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmorland, petitions the parliament at Leicester about an error. (S) UKNA.
2/1427, Robert on a commission about damage to a watercourse at Carlisle.
1428, Robert Louther, knight, on commission of peace in Cumberland. (S) CPRs.
1/20/1430, Robert de Louther, knight, and Margaret, his wife, deforciants … 24 messuages, 200 acres of land, … to remain to Geoffrey the son of Robert and Margaret for his life, with successive remainders (1) to Thomas the brother of Geoffrey for his life, (2) to John the brother of Thomas the brother of Geoffrey for his life, (3) to Robert the brother of John for his life, and (4) to the male heirs of the bodies of Robert and Margaret for ever, and in default of such heirs (5) to the heirs of the body of Margaret, and (6) to the right heirs of Margaret. (S) Feet of Fines.
4/9/1430, Robert died. [A brass plate to his memory is in Lowther church.] He left large flocks of sheep to his younger children and wife. His executors included his wife Margaret, and his son William.
4/20/1430, Writ of diem clausit extremum, after the death of Robert Louther, knight ; Cumberland. (S) CFRs.
1434, Margaret demanded against Isabella, wife of John Barton, the manor of Ormeshead and lands in Great Asby.
7/16/1449, Margaret died.
7/22/1449, Writ of diem clausit extremum, after the death of Margaret late the wife of Robert Louther knight ; Cumberland and Westmoreland. (S) CFRs.
(S) Visitation of Yorkshire, Fowler, 1881, P250. (S) The Irish & Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry, O’Hart, 2000, P216. (S) The History and Antiquities of Cleveland, Ord, 1846, P387. (S) Hist. of Parlaiment, Roskell, 1993. (S) Hist. and Antiq. of Westmorland, V2, Nicolson, 1777, P576.
Children of Robert and Margaret: [6 sons, 3 daughters.]
i. Mary Lowther (369393), born ~1385 in England.
ii. Hugh de Lowther, born ? in England.
8/1412, Hugh married Mary Restwold.
10/25/1415, Hugh at the battle of Agincourt in northern France. The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” [Robert and Margaret, Hugh’s parents, both made generous bequests to Margaret Restwold, d/o Richard Restwold in their wills. (S) Hist. of Parl., Roskell, 1993./
iii. Anne Lowther, born ? in England.
Anne married Sir Thomas Curwen of Workington, knight.
iv. Elizabeth Lowther, born ? in England.
Elizabeth married William Leigh.