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Monday, June 21, 2010

Sir Robert Latimer & Margaret Pecche

1901112. Sir Robert Latimer & 1901113. Margaret Pecche

5/22/1361, Robert Latymer born in Deuelyssh, Dorset, England, heir & s/o 3802224. Robert Latymer & 3802225. Katherine Hull. [His nurse was Agnes, wife of John Haulde. (S) CIsPM.]

8/28/1361, Robert’s father died.

11/1362, Robert’s mother died. [His older halfbrother William Turberville an heir of his mother.]

1362, Robert, s/o Robert Latimer, the patron of the church of Acford Superior.

11/20/1364, Robert, heir of Robert Latymer, marriage granted to John Corf. (S) CPRs.

~1365, Margaret born in England, d/o §§John Pecche.

6/23/1365, Robert and his uncle William Latymer taken to London as prisoners. (S) See 5/1368.

6/18/1366, Grant to John de la Lee, knight, of the wardship of the lands of the inheritance of Robert, son and heir of Robert Latymer, ‘chivlaer,’ who held in chief, together with the marriage of the said heir. (S) CPRs.

7/9/1366, Inspeximus … post mortem of Robert Latymer holding nothing of the king, … Heir is Robert son of Robert Latymer aged more than 6, in royal wardship. (S) UKNA.

7/10/1366, “John Okebourn and Joan his wife state that Nicholas Latymer, …, whose heir Joan is, … alienated certain tenements of hers, which then came into the hand of Robert, son and heir of Robert Latymer, through feoffment. …, an inquest was procured, which found that the tenements were Robert's by right of descent: … East Pulham, [Dorset]; Hilton, [Dorset]; Whitchurch (Winterbourne Whitchurch), [Dorset]; Deuelissh (Dewlish), [Dorset].” (S) UKNA.

10/15/1366, “… Neuport makes a similar request for the tenement called Crastock in the parish of Woking during the minority of Robert Latimer paying the extent, with the keeping and marriage of the heir … Robert Latymer (Latimer), son and heir of Robert Latimer; …” (S) UKNA.

2/18/1367, Joan who was the wife of Thomas Balon held … on the day she died … of the heir of Robert Latimer being within age and in the wardship of the King, by knights service …” (S) Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, 1905, P193.

5/1368, William Latimer of the county of Dorset put forward a petition in this parliament: ‘…William Latimer of the county of Dorset declares: that whereas our said lord the king previously during the pestilence granted to the bishop of Salisbury the custody of the manors of Duntish and Dewlish in the said county, being in his hands by the minority of Robert, son and heir of Robert Latimer, knight, together with the marriage of the said Robert, the son, then being 6 [5] years old, for a certain sum of money paid to him and an annual rent to be paid to him … sent one Richard Imworth, serjeant at arms, into Dorset to the said William to bring him to London in safekeeping as a prisoner with the aforesaid child, … [23 June 1365] … Sir John Lee charged and commanded the said William on behalf of the king that he could not leave the town under a penalty of 1000 marks until he would give up the said heir; and thus he remained for one month … and removed him from the rest and from other tenements which the said heir had of his purchase, of which the said William was seised as nearest kinsman of the child, that is to say, Pulham, Hilton, Whitchurch, Okeford and Stoket, and he leased them to the said William and to other various people at his will. … The said John Lee answered … the manors, … were badly assessed by the escheator, … John was interrogated before the lords because, when he was steward of the king's household, he caused various people to be attached by their bodies, … contrary to the law and practices of the realm. … therefore the said John was sent to the Tower of London, to remain there as a prisoner until he had made fine and ransom at the king's will. … (S) Parliament Rolls, 2005.

10/1370 at Dorset, IPM of Edmund Everard, knight. Dorset … Westafford. A messuage and a carucate of land, held jointly, as above, of the heir of Robert Latymer, a minor in the king’s wardship … (S) CIsPM.

10/5/1372, IPM of Roger Husee. Dorset: … Ryngstede. The manor, let to farm for 8 marks, with the advowson of the church, held in fee tail by knight’s service of the heir of Robert Latymer, in the king’s wardship, … (S) CIsPM.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1377, IPM at Monteacute, co. Somerset: Katherine, who had been the wife of Robert Latymer, chivaler, held the manor of Stoket juxta Monteacute, … value per annum in all issues 4 marks, which manor had passed, as mentioned in the former inquisition, to Robert Latymer, and William Latymer his uncle occupied it and received the profits thereof. (S) CIsPM.

2/10/1380, John Gouys, son of Walter Gouys son of Robert Gouys a tenant by knight service of the heir of Robert Latymer a minor in the king's wardship … (S) CCRs.

By 1382, Robert’s older half brother William Turberville died without issue. (S) IPM of Robert’s mother. [William the heir to Katherine by her 1st husband Sir Andrew Turberville.]

6/7/1382 at Schyrbourne, Dorset, Proof of age of Robert Latymer, son and heir of Robert Latymer, knight, and Katharine, his wife. (S) CIsPM.

6/12/1382 at Dorchestre, Writ of Mandamus of Robert Latymer, knight. Dorset: Swanwych and Godelyngton in Purbyk. A knight’s fee, … Deuelyssh. The manor, … Dountyssh. Two-thirds of the manor, … He died on 28 August, 35 Edward III. Robert Latymer, aged 21 years and more, is his son and heir. The custody of his lands and the marriage of his heir was committed by Edward III by letters patent to Robert, late bishop of Salisbury, at a yearly rent of £20; and the bishop committed his estate therein to William Latymer for the same rent to be paid to the king. The said William has occupied the premises and received the issues by the above title until now. (S) CIsPM.

6/12/1382 at Montacute, Writ of Mandamus of Katharine, late the wife of Robert Latymer, knight. Somerset: Stoket by Montacute. The manor, held of John Strecch (738674), knight, by service of 1 lb. pepper. She died on Tuesday before St. Leonard, 35 Edward III. … John Rocheford entered into the manor as kinsman and heir, and enfeoffed thereof in fee simple Robert Latymer, son of Robert Latymer, and William Latymer, as next friend of the said Robert, has occupied it and received the profits and issues thereof. Dorset: Childokford. A moiety of the manor, with the advowson of a mediety of the church, … (S) CIsPM.

7/3/1382, To escheator in Somerset. Order to give Robert Latymer, son and heir of Robert Latymer knight, seisin of his father's lands; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. To escheator in Surrey. Like order … Order to give the said Robert the son seisin of a moiety of the manor and advowson of Childocford; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Thomas de la Bere by the late king's commission, that Katherine who was wife of Robert Latymer knight at her death held the premises, and that Robert their son, then within age, is her next heir; and now he has proved his age, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CCRs.

1/20/1386, IPM of Eleanor Musket. Somerset: … Neweton Sarmevill. … and 40 a. land, held of Robert Latymer, as of his manor of Duntyssh, … (S) CIsPM.

1/18/1387 at Warham, Henry Smedmour of Kyngeston Lacy to … Witnesses: John Beauchamp, John Moigne, Walter Romeseye, John Cary, … knights, John Frome, Robert Latymer, William Latymer, John Plecy, William Payn, John Manyngforde, John Perlee, Thomas Husee, … (S) CCRs.

~1395, Margaret died.


7/23/1397, IPM of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury. … Childockeford. Half a fee, held by Thomas Broke, knight, and half a fee, held by Robert Latymer, knight. (S) CIsPM.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England. [Richard II died a prisoner in the Tower.]

3/24/1404, William Cheyne, … Dorset. … Robert Latymer and … collectors, for a subsidy in consideration of the wars in Scotland … (S) CFRs. [2 months later Robert appointed as a controller to replace John Bache.]

By 1407, Robert knighted.

3/12/1407, IPM of Philippa, wife of Henry Lescrop of Masham, knight. Domerset … Kingston Seymour, the manor and advowson, of Robert Latymer, knight, by knight service, annual value £22 8s. … (S) CIsPM.

1/30/1408, Mainprise under a pain of £200, made in chancery by Robert Latymer knight and William Poulet, to have the body of John de la Lynde, son and heir of John de la Lynde, in chancery one month after Easter next. (S) CCRs. [Later Cancelled, because Robert Latymer kept the conditions, as acknowledged by William Stourton at whose suit the mainprise was made.]

 [––Robert & Maud––]

Aft. 6/24/1408, Robert married 2nd Maud (1901289), widow of John Hulle, knight. (S) Collectanea Topo., V1, 1834, P409.

10/22/1412, John Latymer, firstborn son and heir of Sir Robert Latymer knight of Dorset, to Maud who was wife of John Hulle knight and is now wife of the said Robert. Confirmation with warranty of her estates in the manor of Deuelysshe (Douelysshe), which Humphrey de Stafforde, William Hankeforde knights, Robert Hulle the elder, Robert Hulle of Spaxton, William Poulet the younger, John Fauntleroy and Richard Mille by charter granted to Robert Latymer his father and to her and to the heirs of the said Robert. (S) CCRs.

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

1/30/1414, IPM … Dorset … rent in Broadway and half the manor of Broadway, of Robert Latymer of his manor of Dewlish … (S) CIsPM.

2/5/1415, IPM … Dorset … Child Okeford, … 1/2 fee held by Robert Latymer, knight … (S) CIsPM.

1415-16, Robert died.


4/1416, Matilda wrote her will. [See (1901289).]

4/21/1416, Matilda died.

 (S) A Gen. and Heraldic Hist. of the Commoners of Great Britain, Burke, 1835, P681. (S) Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey, Rutter, 1823, P118. (S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, V92, Part 2, P319.

Family notes:

·         [Likely father of Margaret Pecche] 5/30/1380, IPM of John Pecche, citizen of London. Wilts. London. Middlesex, Surrey, Cambridge. He died 5/28/1380. William Pecche, knight, aged 22 years and more, is his son and heir. (S) CIsPM.

Child of Robert and Margaret:

i. John Latimer (950556), born ~1392 in Dorset, England.

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