1342, Robert born in England, heir & s/o 2955072. John Howard & 2955073. Alice de Boys.
1347, Margaret born in England, d/o 2955074. Robert de Scales & 2955075. Katherine de Ufford.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
1350, Robert’s father died.
1352, William Carbinel released to Dame Alice Howard all his right in the manor of ‘Howard and Strange’ with remainder to her son Robert Howard. (S) Essay Topo. Hist. Norfolk, Blomefield, 1808, P146.
[––Margaret & Walter––]
1358-61, Margaret 1st married Walter de Bermingham of Ireland. [7/28/1358, Walter was still a minor.] Acquiring rights to lands in Ireland.]
8/10/1361, Sir Walter de Bermyngham died without heirs.
4/1362, Robert went beyond seas with Thomas de Ufford. They crusaded in Prussia. (S) Chivalry, Kingship and Crusade, Guard, 2013, P239. [They supported the Teutonic Order, Catholics, in the siege of Kaunas castle, against pagans. The castle fell on 4/17/1362.]
1362, Pleading in English Act: "All Pleas which shall be pleaded … shewed, defended, answered, debated, and judged in the English language.” [Formerly conducted in French – the common person having no knowledge of what was being said.]
[––Robert & Margaret––]
By 1363, Robert married Margaret. (S) Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V5, 1806, Forncet.
3/10/1363, Robert Howard and Margaret, his wife, staying in England, have letters nominating … as their attorneys in Ireland for 2 years. (S) CPRs.
7/1/1364, IPM of John de Haveryngton, Lincoln. Multon. A third part of the manor, in Multon, Weston, Spaldyng and Quappelade (except a third part of the said third part which is held in dower by Margaret late the wife of Walter de Bermyngham the younger. …) (S) CIsPM.
Bef. 1367, Robert knighted.
1367, “Manor of Felbrigg, advowsons of Felbrigg and Runton, and rents and services in Letheringsett, Baconsthorpe, Metton and Thorpe Market … Conveyed by Roger de Felbrigg and Elizabeth his wife [Elizabeth is the sister of Margaret, wife of Robert Howard] to Sir Robert de Scalys, Sir Robert Howard, Sir John de Seckford et al.” (S) UKNA.
1368, Robert brought suit against Edward de Saint Omer and others regarding a tenurial and prescriptive duty for tenements in Tilney, Norfolk to repair and sustain a wall against sea storms and freshwater flooding. (S) English Law, Palmer, 2000, P401.
9/6/1372, Robert’s mother Alice died.
12/7/1374, IPM of Alice late the wife of John Howard, knight. Norfolk: taken at Garboldecham. … Robert Howard, her son, aged 30 years and more, is her heir. (S) CIsPM.
6/6/1374, John granted the premises, and all other his lands &c. in the county of Suffolk, to John Playce, Robert Howard and Roger Boys, knights, … he put them in full seisin thereof by his own hands … [he also enfeoffed the same persons with most of his lands in Norfolk]. (S) IPM of John de Norwico, Knight. [John de Norwico died the following Christmas.]
9/1376, Writing of Katherine de Brewese, cousin and heir of John de Norwico knight the younger, being a quitclaim to Sir John de Playce (Plays) Sir Robert Howard, Sir Roger de Boys knights, John de Boys, … [multiple manors and lands] in Suffolk … Witnesses : Sir John de Brewes, Sir William de Herdeston knights, … (S) CCRs.
2/6/1377, Commission de walliis et fossatis to Robert Howard, … John de Rocheford, … along the sea-coast in Merskland and the adjacent parts, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
7/16/1377, Richard II crowned king of England.
Bef. 6/26/1378, [Date of royal grant of protection for Margery de Nerford], John Brewes, Sir Robert Howard, John le Heyr, clerk, and “Richard, that was the ladys cook Nevil,” abducted Margery, age 20, to keep her from her grandmother Lady Alice Nevill, who was seeking a divorce for Margery from John de Brewes [to whom she was married by 1375.] The divorce petition states “that she fears injury from the said John and his accomplices.” (S) Women, Reading, and Piety in Late Medieval England, Erler, 2006, P49.
Aft. 6/26/1378, Robert imprisoned in the Tower for detaining Margery de Nerford from her grandmother Lady Alice Nevill.
7/30/1378, The oath of Robert Howard to bring Margery de Nerford before the Council, or to deliver her to Isabel, Madame de Bedeford [eldest daughter of King Edward III]. (S) UKNA, SC 8/18/889.
8/2/1378, Memorandum of order in council for the release of Robert Howard, kt, on his undertaking to produce Margery Nerford before the council. (S) UKNA. [Robert was not released until he was mainprised in December for his £1000 bail.]
12/13/1378, Margery de Nerford was brought before the council on 10 December, and delivered to Alice de Nevill her grandmother. (S) UKNA.
1379, A fine levied of the manor of Howards in Tirrington, Norfolk, between William Ufford, earl of Suffolk, Sir John Lovel, Sir John Tudenham, Kts., querents, and Sir Robert Howard and Margaret his wife deforciants. (S) Essay Topo. Hist. Norfolk, V4, 1775, P697. [This was associated with South Wotton, Norfolk, which was held by Robert’s paternal grandfather.] (S) Hist. of Norfolk, V9, 1808, South Wotton.
5/1380, Robert granted an exemption for life from being put on assizes, juries or recognizances, and from being made a mayor, sheriff, escheator …
1381, Peasant Revolt against new Poll tax. [Aka Wat Tyler’s Rebellion.]
7/10/1381, Empowered to resist and punish insergents … Roger de Scales, William de Thorp, Robert Howard, … co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
7/18/1380, “Alice de Nevill states that John Brewes and other malefactors broke into her lodging in London and forcibly abducted Margery, … Robert Howard received and hid her, …. Robert Howard was sent to the Tower of London, …. However, he was later released by decision of the Council, provided that he made every effort to bring Margery before the Council in London … or to surrender himself to the Tower at that date, on pain of paying £1000 to the king. He pledged himself to do this, but has not done so; ….” (S) UKNA.
1381-82, Robert Carbonell, knight, and his wife Margery gave to Robert Howard, … the manors of Burstone and Metton in Norfolk, on condition that they should enfeoff him and Margery his wife thereof for a term of 18 years … Badyngham … [5 manors] in Suffolk [same conditions]. (S) CIsPM, IPM of Robert Carbonell.
7/5/1382, Licence, for £866 13s 4d paid … by John Plays, Robert Howard, and Roger de Boys, knights, … for them to transfer a chantry of 8 chaplains, lately founded at Ravenyngham, to Metyngham castle and to increase the number of chaplains to 13, … for the souls of John de Norwico, knight, … (S) CPRs.
3/16/1383, Sir Robert Howard named as a feoffee in the will of 7605684. Lord Robert de Willoughby.
5/4/1383, The saga involving Robert Howard and Margery de Nerford ended. She had been granted an annulment by the Pope and took a vow of chastity before the bishop of London. [Margery died 12/21/1417.]
2/20/1384, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Bardolf … Roger Scales … Robert Howard … on complaint by Robert Knolles … (S) CPRs.
1384-5, “John Le Strange to Sir Robert Howard and others George's Marsh.” [Norfolk] (S) UKNA.
5/24/1385, 1. Edmund de Thorpe, kt. 2. John Plays, kt, Robert Howard, kt, Roger Boys, kt. Licence to alienate manor of Mellis and lands in Wenhaston to chantry of Mettingham Castle. Reciting transfer to Mettingham Castle chantry … (S) UKNA.
2/20/1386, “Robert Howard requests that the king order Morley and his colleagues to stay all proceedings in an assize of oyer et terminer into an alleged trespass by Howard and others at Bressingham. … for a long time he has been ill at East Winch, over twenty leagues from Bressingham.” (S) UKNA.
1386, Manors of Felbrigg, Aylmerton, Banningham, Stirston next Stanford in Norfolk, Brisworth in Suffolk, and Sharpenhowe cum Streatley in Bedfordshire and all other lands formerly of the late Sir Roger de Felbrigg, except manor of Howe iuxta Brooke in Norfolk leased by Lord Roger de Scalys, Sir Robert Howard, … for 2 years. (S) UKNA.
11/6/1387, 1. Edmund de Thorpe, kt. 2. John Plays, kt, Robert Howard, kt, Roger Boys, kt. … Licence to alienate … transferring Rauenyngham chantry to parish church of Norton Soupecors … (S) UKNA.
7/18/1388, Robert, knt., died. (S) UKNA. [The monument to Robert had the arms of Sir Robert, of Margaret his wife, daughter of Scales of Newcells, and of Edward the Confessor.]
6/6/1389, Order to the escheator in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk to take into the king’s hand all the lands whereof Robert Howard, ' chivaler ' held of the king in chief on the day of his death. (S) CFRs.
1394-95, William Bolt and others were outlawed on an action by Margaret, widow of Robert Howard, Knt., for one third of a whale stranded at Terrington, Norfolk. (S) List & Index Soc., 105, 1974, P 286.
11/12/1396, William Bolt, … to answer Margaret, late the wife of Robert Howard, knight, touching trespass. (S) CPRs.
1396-97, Sir John Howard confirmed to Margaret, late wife of Sir Robert Howard, Sir Simon de Felbrigg, Knt. ... 3 parts of a fee in Tilney, Wigenhale ... (S) BHO, Freebridge Hundred and Half: Clenchwarton.
1399, Margaret widow of Robert Howard knight sued Walter son of Henry Baldyng and three others in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a trespass at Terrington, Norfolk. (S) Court of Common Pleas, CP40/555, Im292d.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
2/10/1401, Grant for life to Margaret late the wife of Robert Howard, knight, … which she holds in Ireland in dower of the endowment of Walter Bermyngham, knight, sometime her husband, … (S) CPRs.
5/1/1401, Margaret Howard, late the wife of Walter Bermyngham, knight, staying in England … (S) CPRs.
9/7/1415, Will of Elys de Caston, priest. Margaret, late wife of Sir Robert Howard, Knt. (S) BHO, Hundred of Giltcorss.
5/8/1416, Margery wrote her will.
1416, Margery died; buried with Robert in the south side chancery at East Winch, Norfolk – a partial inscription read “… animabus Domini Roberti Howard militis et Margerie uxoris sue …”.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P436. (S) The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910, P830.
Children of Robert and Margery:
i. John Howard (738768), born 1366 in Norfolk, England.
ii. Margaret Howard (1477507), born ~1377 in Norfolk, England.