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Monday, October 11, 2010

Lord Robert de Veteri Ponte & Isabel Fitz John

4997410. Lord Robert de Veteri Ponte & 4997411. Isabel Fitz John

1234, Robert de Vieuxpont born in England, heir & s/o 9994820. John de Vieuxpont & 9994821. Sybil de Ferrers.

~1235, Isabel born in England, d/o 9954822. John Fitz Geoffrey & 9954823. Isabel le Bigod.

1241, Robert de Vipont a minor at his father’s death; placed in the wardship of John Fitz Geoffrey.

7/25/1241, the King gave to John Fitz Geoffrey the marriage of Robert, s/o John de Veteri Ponte for a fine of 200 marks.

Aft. 11/19/1242, Robert, of Appleby, Westmorland, married Isabel.

1243, Robert gave the manor of Meburn, Cumberland, to John le Fraunceys. (S) Biographia Juridica, Foss, 2000, P281.

[––Robert & Isabel––]

By 1251, Robert married Isabel.

6/15/1252, Robert de Vieuxpont gives the king one mark for having a pone [to remove a plea] to [the justices of the Bench at] Westminster.

1253, Ebor … Dominus Eadwardus filius domini regis. Robertus de Vertri Ponte. … Willelmus de Ros. Robertus de Nevill. Rogerus de Mubray. … Johannes de Warenna. … Petrus de Brus. Henricus de Percy. … Willelmus de Stotevill. … Adam de Everingham, … Simon de Steyngrif. … (S) Survey of the Co. of York, 1867, P432.

10/16/1256, Robert de Vieuxpont of Westmorland has made fine with the king by 5 marks of gold for having respite from his knighthood, and for having a charter for a market, fair and warren and acquitting it [from the fees] of the seal.

10/17/1256, The king has granted to Robert de Vieuxpont, son and heir of John de Vieuxpont, that he is to have the same terms which the king had granted to his father.

1256, Robert came of age. Many of his men were exempted from knighthood because they held their land in cornage. (S) CPRs.

1256, Robert de Veteri Ponte declared liable for knighthood. (S) Reluctant Knights and Jurors, Waugh, 1983.

1256, Robert knighted.

10/16/1256, Exemption, for life, of Thomas de Hastinges, William de Cundal, Alexander Manchael, William de Wardecop, Matthew de Rossegile, William de Goldinton and William de Chartenay, men of Robert de Veteri Ponte of the county of Westmoreland, from taking up the arms of a knight, on testimony before the king that they hold their land in cornage [by renting]. (S) CPRs.

1257, Robert assumed the hereditary post of High Sheriff of Westmoreland.

1257, John de Gravenel granted a moiety of Buckland manor to Robert, who then granted the whole manor back to John for his life. (S) History of Co. of Buckingham, V2, 1908.

9/14/1257, Thomas de Segrave of the county of Westmoreland: in consideration of his services in Wales and at the instance of Robert de Veteri Ponte his lord, exempted for life from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff &c. (S) CPRs.

1258, Robert sued Walter, the parson of Newbigging, for poaching.           

1258, King Henry forced to sign the Provisions of Oxford granting parliament administrative reform. [The beginning of the Baron’s Revolt.]

1259, Robert fought in Wales.

1259, Lord Edward (I) led King Henry III’s campaign against Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffydd.

2/28/1261, Robert de Vieuxpont gives half a mark for a writ ad terminum [6 of these 1261-62].

7/21/1261, Robert de Veteri Ponte, querent, by Walter de Morton put in his place, and Joan daughter of Joceus de Styuecle, deforciant, of 1 messuage, 11 bovates of land, 22 acres of meadow and 1 acre of wood in Morton. (S) FRsHIII.

12/7/1261, Notification that the king has made peace with the barons, and they are not to be charged with anything unless any of the following have not put his seal to the said peace withing 15 days, … the earl Marshal, the earl of Leicester, the earl of Warenne, Roger de Mortymer, Hugh le Despenser, William Bardolf, John de Burgo, Henry de Hastinges, John le Fiz John, Robert de Vespont, William de Muntchenesy, John le Fiz Alezn, Nicholas de Segrave, Geoffrey de Lucy. (S) CPRs.

6/17/1262, Robert de Vieuxpont gives 1 mark for taking an assize before Martin of Littlebury.

11/11/1262, Robert de Vieuxpont gives 5 m. for taking an attaint before M. of Littlebury.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort lead a rebellion of young barons.

12/16/1263, Mandate to Robert de Veteri Ponte to deliver to Guichard de Charron the castles of Richemond and Boghes … (S) CPRs.

4/1264, Robert de Veteri Ponte, John de Morvill, the younger, … entered the forest in the land of Plumpton on their return from Carlisle and took deer without number. (S) Pleas of the Forest of Carlisle.

5/14/1264, Roger fought at the battle of Lewes, Sussex, against the King. An estimated 2700 died. Lord Edward and his knights penetrated the center of Montfort’s army, but was flanked on both sides by armored calvary. [Robert one of the most violent men-at-arms in the baron revolt.]

5/1264, Robert de Vipont died of wounds received at the battle of Lewes.

6/30/1264, Appointment of John de Reygate and Robert de Creppinges to extend all the lands whereof Robert de Veteri Ponte, tenant in chief, was seized on the day of his death in the counties of Westmoreland, York, Lincoln, Rutland, Buckingham, Bedford, Nottingham, Northampton and Berk. (S) CPRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P215. (S) Miscellanea Genealogica Et Heraldica, Bannerman, V-III, P258. . (S) FRsHIII.

Family notes:

·         In the reign of Henry III, Prince Edward gave the custody of the castle and county Carlisle to Robert de Veteri Ponte. (S) Old Cumbria Gaz..

·         1/1266, Remission, at the instance of Roger de Clifford and Roger de Leyburn, to Isabel and Iseult daughters and heirs of Robert de Veteri Ponte, who held in chief, of the trespasses of said Robert in adhering to Simon de Monte Forti … they shall not be molested as regards the lands of their father … (S) CPRs.

Children of Robert and Isabel:

i. Isabel de Vipont (2498705), born 1252 in England. [Eldest daughter]

ii. Iodine de Vipont, born 1259 in England.

Iodine married Roger de Leybourn; s/o Sir Roger de Leyburne.

2/21/1284, IPM of Roger de Leyburn. Northampton: … Little Brynton and Neubotle. … Buckingham: Bokelande. A moiety of the manor … of the inheritance of Idonea his wife, who is aged 25 … Bedford: Eyworth. The manor held of the inheritance of Idonea his wife, who is aged 25 … Nottingham: … John his son, aged 4, is his next heir … Westmoreland: Burg' under Steynmor. The castle with a moiety of the manor, held of the king in chief, of the inheritance of Idonea his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Robert de Veteri ponte. … (S) CIsPM.

12/5/1293, Iodonia de Leyburne held the market at Bawtry, Yorkshire; claiming her father Robert held the market when he died.

Iodine married John de Cromwell.

[No Children by either marriage.]