1349, Robert Willoughby born in Lincolnshire, England, heir & s/o 15211368. Lord John Willoughby & 15211369. Cecily de Ufford.
~1350, Margery born in England, d/o 15211180. Lord William la Zouche & 15211181. Elizabeth de Roos.
1372, Robert’s father died.
4/2/1372, Writ for IPM of John de Wylughby, 'chivaler '. Northampton: Lilleford. The manor, held for life … with remainder to Robert his son and Margery, wife of the latter, for life, and with ultimate remainder to his own right heirs. … He died on Monday after Easter last. Robert de Willughby, knight, his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.
5/9/1372, Order to escheator in the county of Lincoln, to deliver to Robert, son and heir of John de Wylughby, the lands late of his said father; as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.
1372, Robert of Willoughby, lord of Eresby, to John Mascall and Margaret, his wife. Property: a life grant of a rent charge of £10 payable from the manor of Walcot, co. Norfolk, in return for the lands, rents and services of Margaret and John in Hundleby. (S) UKNA.
7/17/1373, Robert de Wilughby assoicated with John, duke of lancaster, in commissions of peace and of oyer and terminer in the partsof Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
By 1374, Robert knighted.
9/7/1374, Commission of oyer and terminer to Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Angus, Robert de Wilughby, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.
1/20/1375, Robert summoned to parliament by writ.
2/16/1375, Commission of sewers to Robert de Wylughy, ‘chivaler,’ Michael de la Pole, ‘chivaler,’ … along the water of Ankolm, which should be 40 feet broad … (S) CPRs.
12/6/1375, Commission of the peace … Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Angus, Robert de Wilughby, … the parts of Kesteven, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
8/4/1377, Lord Robert Willoughby summoned to the 1st parliament of Richard II.
10/25/1377, Licence, on payment of 5 marks by Robert de Willughby, knight, son and heir of John son of John de Willughby, … alleging that divers letter patent of the late king grant to the said John de Willughby the elder, John his son and heir, William de Synthwayt and Joan his wife, … Robert still holds on fee … (S) CPRs.
7/7/1379, Commission de walliis, fossatis, &c. to Robert de Wylughby, knight, Ralph de Crumwell, knight, … county of Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
5/16/1380, “My dau. Majorie Wylughby” given a cup by her mother in her will. (S) Early Lincoln Wills, Gibbons, 1888, P91. “lord de Wylughby” was named an executor in the will.
6/12/1381, Robert a legatee in the will of his uncle William de Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk.
2/15/1382, Robert coheir to his uncle William de Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk.
3/10/1382, IPM of William de Ufford, earl of Suffolk. London: He held … Parish of St. Mary Somersete. A tenement and 9 shops with solars … He died on 15 February last. Robert de Wylughby (s/o Cecily, 15211369), knight, Roger lord de Scales (s/o Katherine, 2955075) and Henry de Ferrariis (s/o Margaret, 624673), each aged 25 years and more, are his heirs. (S) CIsPM. [Cecily, Katherine, Margaret sisters of William de Ufford.]
3/16/1383, Robert de Wylughby, lord of Eresby wrote his will: Sir Roger Scales, sir Robert Howard, … are feoffees of the manors of Willoughby, [16 named] … and receive the profits to pay off his debts, until the sum of £240 has been raised, … Each of his sons except the eldest to receive a pension of £20 for life from the manor of Willoughby. Wife Margery given Toynton for her life, and after his debts were paid, she is given Skidbrook, Saltfleethaven, and dower of thirds in all his property. …, Eudo La Zouche, Henry Malbys, … are feoffees …, by the grant of William de Ufford whom … are to pay to each of the testator's sons except the eldest a pension of £40 per annum, … All other lands held by the feoffees to go to the eldest son and his heirs. If his son is not of age at his death, the feoffees are to give the sons proper maintenance. Margery to have the adowson of Willoughby for her life. The executors of his wife Margery are to have the profits of the manor of Lilleford for 2 years after her death, to pay her debts and perform her will. (S) UKNA.
4/23/1383, Robert de Willoughby (7605684) bound to Lady Aline le Strange (7605687) and Philip le Despenser to enfeoff the said William (3802842) and Lucy (3802843) and their heirs with the manors of Wheatacre, Edgefield, and Walcott in co. Norfolk, or with land of equivalent value. … if the said Lucy, wife of William, Robert's eldest son, and daughter of Aline, should die within 5 years …, Robert and his heirs are to pay to Aline or Philip 400 marks within the 2 years after Lucy's death.
4/26/1385, Commission, in view of imminent invasion by the French … to array all men-at-arms … to lead to the sea coast and other places where danger threatens, … ‘Bekyns’ are to be placed in the accustomed spots to warn the people of the coming of the enemy. … Robert de Wylughby, Philip le Despenser and Robert de Leek, knights, … parts of Holand, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
7/3/1385, Robert de Wylughby modified his will: The executors to carry out the will in all points except that his son Robert is not to receive a pension and his daughter Isabel is to have £20 per annum until 800 marks is raised for her marriage portion. (S) UKNA.
3/26/1386, Appointment of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, Robert de Wilughby, John de Beaumont, Ralph de Cromwell, Philip le Despenser, … William de Burgh, … to enquire by jury of the county of Lincoln … (S) CPRs.
10/11/1389, Margery wrote her will; named Robert her executor.
5/6/1391, Commission to Robert de Wylughby, Ralph de Cromwell, Philip Tylney, … knights, … parts of Holand, co. Lincoln … (S) CPRs.
10/18/1391, Margery died; buried at Spilsby, Lincolnshire.
Robert married 2nd Elizabeth Latimer, widow of 15211412. John de Neville [1 daughter].
11/3/1392, John De La Warr and Philip Le Despenser, knights, Mr. Eudo La Zouche … to Robert of Willoughby, knight, son of Lord John of Willoughby, knight … Property: manors of Eresby, Willoughby, …
6/5/1395, Robert de Wyloughby wrote another will. My sons … and Sir William, and Lucy, his wife” in the will of William’s father. William was given a diamond that belonged to the Earl of Suffolk. (S) Early Lincoln Wills, Gibbons, 1888, P90.
11/5/1395, Elizabeth died.
11/24/1395, IPM of Elizabeth wife of Robert de Wylughby, knight. Cumberland: She held the under-mentioned rent and advowson in dower after the death of John lord de Nevill, formerly her husband, … John de Nevill, aged 13 years and more, is her son and heir. … (S) CIsPM.
• Margaret’s mother: 2/14/1396, Order to escheator in the county of Suffolk, … shewing that Margaret [de Haudlo] late the wife of Walter de Norwich s/o John, s/o Walter (2498694), knight, held for life the manor of Bradfeld, co. Suffolk, … of the gift … by John de Norwico, knight, deceased, … with reversion to the said John and his heirs, and that Walter died without issue by Margaret, … the manor ought to revert to Robert de Wilughby, 'chivaler,' son of Cecily (15211369) the daughter of Margaret (1249347), sister of the said John, Robert de Scales, 'chivaler,' son of Roger the son of Katharine (2955075) the daughter of the said Margaret (1249347) sister of John, and William de Ferrers of Groby, ' chivaler,' son of Henry (312336) the son of Margaret (624673) the daughter of the same Margaret (1249347) sister of John, as kinsmen and heirs of the said John, all of whom are of full age,—to take the fealties of the said heirs, make a partition of the manor into 3 equal parts. (S) CFRs..
8/9/1396, Robert, 3rd Lord Willoughby of Eresby died; buried at Spilsby, Lincolnshire.
8/15/1396, Writ for IPM of Robert de Wylugbhy, 'chivaler' in the counties of Lincoln ; Norfolk ; Suffolk ; York ; Northampton ; Bedford and Buckingham ; London ; Middlesex ; Cambridge ; Hertford ; Leicester. (S) CFRs.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P886.
Children of Robert and Margery: [5 sons]
i. William de Wyloughby (3802842), born ~1368 in England.
Child of Robert and Elizabeth:
John Wilughby, born ? in England.
11/27/1396, Commitment to … of the keeping of all the lands … which belonged to Elizabeth late the wife of Robert late lord de Wilughby, daughter and heir of William late lord de Latymer, and are in the king's hand by the deaths of the said Elizabeth and Robert, her husband, who held them for life, and by reason of the minority of John son and heir of the said Elizabeth. (S) CFRs.