Castle Ashby. A historical and descriptive sketch of the castle and grounds ... Second edition, revised and enlarged.
1297, 1301, Robert summoned for military service.
Robert Peverel, brother of Walter de Langton, Bishop of Coventry, treasurer and chief minister of Edward I, and his attorney.
6/5/1307, Grant to Robert Peverel of 69.5 acres 1.5 roods in the forest of Wicchewode, co. Oxford at a rent of 17s 5.75d. (S) CPRs.
1307, Robert arrested for murder; but protected by Walter.
5/3/1309, Presentation … church of Brampton, in the diocese of Lincoln, … by reason of the lands of Robert Peverel being in the king’s hands. (S) CPRs.
1310, Walter having fled the country; Robert was put in Northampton castle gaol.
1311, Chancery writ: “to view the enclosed petition of Alice, the wife of Robert Peverel, and to do right and reason according to the law and usage of the realm.”
By 1312, Robert pardoned and acting as attorney for Walter.
5/1/1312, Protection, for one year, for Walter bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, going on the king’s business to the court of Rome. He has letters nominating Robert Peverel and John de Langeton his attorneys. (S) CPRs.
Aft. 1311, Walter de Langton settled Ashby manor and Brington upon Robert Peverel and his wife Alice with remainder to their son Edmund.
7/22/1315, Commission of oyer … complaint … a ship … driven ashore near Bromholm, co. Norfolk, … Robert Peverel … carried away a great part of the said goods. (S) CPRs.
1316, Robert Lord of Ashby.
1317, Robert murdered at Castle Ashby by multiple persons who were later arrested and delivered to the gaol of the castle of Northampton. (S) CPRs, 4/3/1318.
11/9/1321, Walter de Langton died; Edmund Peverel, son of Robert his heir. [Note that Alice would have been his heir if she were his sister as given in some genealogies.]
1325, the two fees in Ashby were held by Robert's widow Alice.
Alice married 2nd Thomas de Verdun.
1329, Alice claimed to have view of frankpledge and free warren in Ashby manor.
5/4/1349, Alice de Verdon [and in the same year her grandson John, son and heir of Edmund Peverel] died, probably from the Black Death.
(S) Castle Ashby, A History of the County of Northampton, V4, 1937. (S) Transactions, American Philosophical Society, V54, Part 7, 1964, P38.
Children of Robert and Alice:
i. Edmund Peverel, born 9/29/1306 in
2/12/1323, Grant to Robert de Insula of the custody of the lands late of Robert Peverel and Walter, late bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, deceased … minority of Edmund son and heir of the said Roberts and nephew and heir of the said Walter. (S) CPRs.
Edmund married Elizabeth de Lisle.
3/12/1331, Edmund died.
ii. Joan Peverel (2955127), born ~1310 in