~1290, Roger born in England, s/o §William Hillary & Agnes ?.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
1310, Roger a court attorney.
[––Roger & Katherine––]
1321, Roger married Katherine.
10/15/1323, Commission of oyer and terminer to … and Roger Hillary, on complaint by the abbot of Burton upon Trent … Aldulvestre, co. Warwick, and besieged his dwelling houses there … (S) CPRs.
1324, Roger made a Serjeant-at-law.
1325, Roger and his brother Richard were procurators for the abbot of Coventry in parliament.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
1327, Roger added to his property the Manor of Fisherwick near Lichfield.
12/26/1327, Ratification of a demise by John, lord of Benteleye, to Roger son of William Hillary, the king’s serjeant, and to Katherine, his wife, of his mill at Benteleye, … by the service of a rose at Midsummer. (S) CPRs.
1329–37, Roger, Chief Justice of the Irish Court of Common Pleas.
1331, Assizes taken at Lychfeld, before Henry de Hambury and Roger Hillary. (S) Plea rolls for Staffordshire.
1332, Roger tasked with investigating Breakers of the Kings Peace in Staffordshire.
5/1/1334, Order to deliver to Roger Hillary, without delay, an acre of meadow in Erdyngton. (S) CCRs.
1335, Roger appointed to investigate the activities of administrators in the West Midlands.
3/18/1337, Roger became a justice of the English Court of Common Pleas.
5/18/1337, Roger one of 20 knighted when the Black Prince was made duke of Cornwall.
8/1338, Roger tasked with enquiring as to the fate of the jewels and plate of Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, who had been executed in 1326.
9/1338, Proceedings of an assize taken at Stafford before William deShareshull and Roger Hillary. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire, 1890.
6/6/1339, Between Roger Hillary and Katherine his wife, complainants, and Ralph Pauncefot and Eustachia, his wife, deforciants of 30s. of rent in West Bromwich. (S) Staffordshire Fines, V11, 1890.
1340, Roger worked as a tax assessor and collector in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.
1/18/1341, Roger made Chief Justice of the Common Pleas replacing Sir John Stonore.
5/9/1342, Roger replaced by John Stonore as chief justice.
6/4/1342, Roger again assigned as a justice to the court of Common Pleas.
1344, Roger part of a special commission investigating the demands of the House of Commons in return for granting a tax.
5/4/1344, Grant, of special grace, to Roger Hillary and his heirs of free warren in all their demesne lands in the towns of Walleshale, Russhale, [17 listed] … co. Stafford, and of Erdyngton and Stretton on the Foss, co. Warwick. (S) CChRs.
1344, Roger Hillary, chevalier, and John his son v. John de Louches of Gersyngdon of 2 parts of the manor of Bergholt. (S) Suffolk Fines.
2/13/1345, Roger Hillary granted licence to crenellate his dwelling-house of Berkmondescote, Staffordshire (West Midlands). (S) The Castle Studies Group Journal, No. 20: 2006-7.
1345, The law courts became permanently established in London [they had traveled with the King.] (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995, P22.
6/20/1346, Roger Hillary, …, justices of assize in co. Stafford … (S) CCRs.
6/18/1347, Roger Hillary and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Hereford … (S) CCRs.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
1348, Roger appointed a justice for an Eyre in Kent [which never took place].
6/15/1349, Gift by John Marchys of Bloxwych … Witnesses: Roger Hillary, knight and son Roger, Robert Hillary, … (S) UKNA.
1351, Roger tasked with enforcing the Statute of Labourers in Worcestershire.
5/26/1351, Grant to Roger Hillary, for 60 paid by him at the receipt of the Exchequer, of the marriage of John, son and heir of William de Helyng. (S) CFRs.
3/5/1352, To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Roger Hillary, Richard de Stafford, William de Skypwith and John Musard, justices of oyer and terminer in that county, their wages, to wit: to Roger 10s., to Richard 10s., to William 8s. and to John 5s. a day, and to John de Haddon, the king's serjeant at arms, whom he appointed to assist those justices in that session, 3s. 4d. a day. (S) CCRs.
10/24/1353, Order to deliver to the justices of each Bench, to wit, to William de Shareshull, William Basset, John de Stonore, Roger Hillary, Richard de Willughby, … as much cloth for their robes as befits their estate, at the customary terms, as the king has learned that the livery of cloth for the robes of the said justices and barons has been so short before these times, that they cannot be properly clothed therewith. (S) CCRs.
2/20/1354, Roger reappointed as Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.
1356, Roger, knt, Chief Justice, wrote his will: My body to be buried in the Church of All Saints in Walsale; to Katharine, my wife; to Margaret, wife of Roger my son ; to Roger de Onley and Eleanor his wife; to William my father; to Agnes my mother; to Roger my uncle; to John, Richard, and Robert, my brothers; I appoint my wife, my sons, and John de Aston, my executors. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, P61.
6/1/1356, Roger, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, of Bescot in Walsall and Fisherwick, Staffordshire and Stretton, Warwickshire died.
6/6/1356, Writ for IPM of Roger Hillary. Warwick: Sutton in Collefeld. A messuage, … He died on 1 June last. Roger his son, aged 25 years at the feast of the Purification last, is his heir. [6/17] Stafford: Berkescote. The manor … Prestwode in the forest of Kynefare. A messuage … [many messuages] … (S) CIsPM.
6/20/1356, Katherine died.
7/6/1356, IPM of Roger at Leicester: Snarkeston. 6 messuages, 2 carucates of land … of the inheritance of Katherine his wife … The said Katherine died on 20 June. (S) CIsPM.
(S) Oxford DNB. (S) The Judges of England, V3, Foss, P443. (S) Rochford of Fenne, V1, Nettleton, 2016.
Child of Roger and Katherine:
i. Joan Hillary (2955109), born ~1329 in England.
ii. Roger Hillary, born 2/2/1331 in England.
6/30/1356, Order to John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Stafford, to deliver to Roger, son and heir of Roger Hillary, the lands whereof his father was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death ; he having done homage. (S) CFRs.
1400, Roger died, his sisters his heirs.
ii. Elizabeth Hillary, born ? in England.
Elizabeth mother of Elizabeth, Lady Clinton.