1294, Robert born in England, heir & s/o 11820448. Baron John de Thorpe & 11820449. Agnes ?.
~1300, Beatrice born in England, d/o §Edmund de Hengrave, s/o §Thomas de Hemegrave.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
1321-3, Robert an itenerant justice.
4/1324, Robert de Thorp sent with Edmund, earl of kent, the king’s brother, on embassy to King Charles IV of France at Paris. (S) CPRs., 3/26/1323.
5/26/1324, Robert age 30 at his father’s death: “John de Thorp held half the manor of Combs in Suffolk of the king in chief in free socage; and that his heir is his eldest son, Robert de Thorp, who is over thirty years of age.”
1325, “Robert, son and heir of John de Thorpe states that the manor of Combs in Suffolk is held of the king in chief for an annual fee farm, …, of whom Bartholomew de Crek, Robert's ancestor, held the manor for the aforesaid farm. After the death of John de Thorpe, the escheator, by a writ of diem clausit extremum, at the suit of Alice, John’s widow, seized and held the manor until Robert, through ignorance, did homage to the king - and he then had his seisin.” (S) UKNA.
1326, Queen Isabella and Roger de Mortimer landed in Suffolk for their invasion and overthrow of King Edward II.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
1330, “Robert, son and heir of John de Thorpe … Thorp requests remedy and that the law of the land and the great charter be kept as he has requested livery of his estates in the manor of Combs …” (S) UKNA.
1330, Robert died, leaving sons John, age 15, Edmund, and Robert.
Beatrice, with the approval of Sir John de Clavering, who had wardship of the heir, son John, retired to Massingham Parva where the sons were educated.
1336, Beatrix patroness of Massingham-Parva and Thorp; holding NorthCreke manor in jointure. (S) Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, V5, 1806.
10/20/1359, “… manors of Horham and Wutton [Wotton in Horham] late of Sir Esmond de Thorp', kt and Dame Beatrice his mother, …” (S) UKNA.
7/4/1361, Beatrice died. (S) The History and Antiquities of Suffolk, 1838, Rokewode, P170.
(S) Dictionary of National Biography, 1909, P789.
Children of Robert and Beatrice:
i. Sir John Thorpe, born 1315 in England.
John married Joan, heiress and d/o Roger atte Ashe.
1340, John died without male heir.
ii. Edmund de Thorpe (2955112), born 8/29/1319 in England. [2nd son]
iii. Robert de Thorpe, born ? in England.
Robert became a King’s judge, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and Chief Justice of the Court of the King’s Bench.
1372, Robert made lord Chancellor of England.