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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lord Robert de Scales & Egeline de Courtenay

5910148. Lord Robert de Scales & 5910149. Egeline de Courtenay

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

1279, Robert born in England, heir & s/o 11820296. Robert de Scales & 11820297. Isabel Burnell.

~1292, Egeline born in England, d/o 30420928. Hugh de Courtenay & 30420929. Eleanor le Despenser.

By 1297, Robert serving with his father and King Edward I in the Scottish wars. (S) A Vision of Britain Through Time.

7/22/1298, Robert’ father with 7 men in his retinue, at the battle of Falkirk, the defeat of William Wallace. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. King Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped. (S) The English Aristocracy at War, Simpkin, 2008, P192.

1300, Robert’s father at the siege of Caerlaverock castle; “the handsome and amiable Robert de Scales bore red, with shells of silver.”

1305, Robert age 26 at this father’s death.

5/22/1306, Robert created a Knight. (S) History of the Antiquities of the Co. of Norfolk, V5. [267 total knights created on this date by King Edward I.]

11/3/1306–3/14/1322, Robert, 2nd Lord Scales, summoned to parliament.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

2/25/1308, Robert summoned as a peer to Edward II’s coronation as king of England.

[––Robert & Egelina––]

~1310, Robert married Egelina.

1315-6, “Robert de Scales to settle the manors of High Ho and Islington (Norfolk), and Rivenhall (Essex) on himself, Egelina his wife, and his heirs, retaining the manors of Middleton and Fouldon (Norfolk), Newsells (Herts), and Haslingfield (Camb.).” (S) UKNA.

9/1/1315, Licence for Robert de Scales to enfeoff Isabella de Scales [his mother] of his manors of Hoo and Islington, co. Norfolk, and of his manor of Rewenhale, co. Essex, held in chief, … regrant the same to him and Egelina his wife … (S) CPRs.

4/10/1317, Exemption, for life, at the request of Elizabeth de Bourgh, the king’s kinswoman, of Robert de Scales from being put on assizes, juries, … against his will. (S) CPRs.

4/24/1319, Commission to Robert de Scales, … touching the seizure of the ship called ‘la Mariole,’ … in the port of Bishops Lenne, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.

1320, “…  by a writ of oyer and terminer to Norwich, Stanton and Scales … Walter de Norwiz (Norwich); [Hervey] de Stanton; Robert de Scales.” (S) UKNA.

7/1/1324, Commission de walliis et fossatis to Robert de Scales, … along the caost for the parts of Mersland, co. Norfolk, … (S) CPRs.

3/20/1325, Robert de Scales alias de Scalys: Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk died; holding the manor of Scales of the honor of Bologne, by one fee and paying 10s. per annum to Dover castle. (S) CFRs.


4/4/1325, IPM of Robert de Scales alias de Scalys. Essex: Rewenhale. The manor held jointly with Egelina his wife, who survives, of the gift of Isabel de Scales … Robert his son, aged 13 and more, is his next heir. Suffolk: Wyrdlingtone. A moiety of the manor … Norfolk: Middilton. The manor … Hoga. The manor, held jointly with Egelina his wife, … He died on 20 March last. … Blakeburgh. The advowson of the priory of nuns. Islington. The advowson of the church. Northclenchwarton. The advowson of the church, … (S) CIsPM.

5/10/1325, Grant to Egelina, late the wife of Robert de Scales, tenant in chief, for a fine of 200 marks … of the marriage of Robert, son and heir of the said Robert, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.

5/13/1325, Writ to the escheator in cos. Norfolk &c. having received her oath &c. to cause Egelina, late the wife of Robert de Scales to have dower to be assigned to her. (S) CIsPM.

7/2/1325, Commitment to Egelina de Scales of the wardship of 2 parts of the manor of Middelton, co. Norfolk, and of 5 marks, 8s. 1.5d. of rent in Fouldon, co. Norfolk, late of Robert de Scales … rendering £10 a year in moieties. (S) CFRs.

2/12/1326, … a moiety of the manor of Wrydelyngton, co. Suffolk, and the issues thereof, saving to Egelina, late the wife of Robert de Scales, her dower thereof … (S) CCRs.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1332, Robert de Scales, son and heir of Robert de Scales. … Scales request that he be granted his lands which are held by his mother at fee farm, … Egelyne [de Scales], widow of Robert de Scales; … (S) UKNA.

1335, Egeline died.

10/10/1335, Writ for IPM of Egelina de Scales in Norfolk, Berwick. Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P435. (S) Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, V8, Blomefield. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, V1, Banks, 1844, P390.

Children of Robert and Egeline:

i. Robert de Scales (2955074), born 1312 in England.

ii. Eleanor de Scales (7606059), born ~1313 in England.

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