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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sir Richard Fitz Roy & Rohesia de Dover

9994834. Sir Richard Fitz Roy & 9994835. Rohesia de Dover

~1193, Richard de Warrenne born in England, natural s/o 23638784. King John & 19989669. Adelade de Warrenne.

~1195, Rohesia born in England, heir & d/o 19989670. Fulbert de Dover & 19989671. Rohesia de Lucy.

 [“de Warrenne” comes from Richard’s mother’s maiden name. “de Chilham” recorded 5/5/1229 & 4/30/1230.]

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1202, Rose’s father died; her brother Robert succeeding.

1205, Rose’s brother died leaving his older sister Rohesia as his heir, her mother living.

1213, Grant to Rose de Dover of her inheritance from the lands of Richard de Lucy, her grandfather. (S) UKNA.

1214, Richard had scutage for Poitou.

[––Richard & Rohesia––]

Bef. 5/11/1214, Richard married to Rohesia; acquiring the manors of Lesnes, in Kent, and Great Wendon, In Essex from her mother, and the castle and honour of Chilham [14-15 knights’ fees], in Kent and Essex, from her father.

6/24/1214, William Briwere ordered to deliver to Richard, the King's son, all the land which fell to Rose, his wife, by heredity.

5/13/1216, Order to the Sheriffs of Kent and Sussex to cause the Richard to have a lawful aid for making himself a knight.

1216, Richard made constable of Wallingford castle.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

8/24/1217, King Louis’ relief forces sailing to Dover were intercepted by English naval forces in the battle of Sandwich. A naval battle off the Kentish coast, Richard beheaded the French commander, Eustace the Monk.

9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and land exchanges, Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.

1218-21, “Ricardus filius Regis” sheriff of Berkshire. (S) Ann. Rpt. of Dep. Keeper, 1870, P263.

1219, Richard and Rose in a suit to get half of 104 acres in Lesnes against Richard de Montfichet, claiming that it was Rose’s by hereditary right. [Montfichet claimed that the whole barony had belonged to bishop Godfrey de Lucy, uncle of her mother.]

1221, Thomas de Berkeley granted to William Briwerre the marriage of his son and heir Maurice, on condition that he would be married to the daughter of Richard FitzRoy and Rose of Dover.

9/1227, The sheriff of Kent ordered not to allow Richard to waste, sell or ruin the manor of Northwood, which had been assigned to Rose for her sustenance.

11/15/1227, Richard de Chilham given an imprest of £40.

3/1/1228, The king has committed the manor of Lesnes [co. Kent] with appurtenances to Rose, wife of Richard of Chilham, which they recovered by a duel against Robert fitz Walter (60849196). (S) FRsIII. [The challenger might choose a due rather than a court suit if they did not think they would win in court.]

3/2/1228, Order to the sheriff of Kent to take into the king’s hand the manor of Warden of Richard of Chilham and Rose, his wife, and to keep it safely until the king orders otherwise. (S) FRsIII.

9/19/1228, Order to the sheriff of Kent to place in respite the demand of 20m.  that he makes from Rose of Dover by summons of the Exchequer, until Easter. (S) FRsIII.

5/5/1229, Order to the sheriff of Essex to take into the king’s hand all land of Richard of Chilham, brother of the king, in his bailiwick, and to keep it safely until he king orders otherwise. Order to the sheriff of Kent to take into the king’s hand all lands that Richard of Chilham holds in his bailiwick of the inheritance of Rose, his wife , except for the manor of Lesnes , which the Rose has by bail of the king to sustain her. Order to the sheriff of Essex to take into the king’s hand all land of Richard of Chilham, brother of the king, in his bailiwick. (S) FRsIII.

1229, Richard’s manor of Chingford Earls, Essex, in the hands of a creditor.

4/30/1230 from Portsmouth, Ricardus filius Regis [not the Earl] accompanied the king to France. King Henry, with his brother Richard (23640580), Earl of Cornwall, and with the help of Mauclerc, Count of Brittany, invaded Brittany in hopes of recovering Normandy.

12/17/1233, W. bishop of Exeter has made fine with the king by 2000m.  for having the custody of the land and the son and heir of W. d’Avranches … until the full age of the same heir, with the marriage … in order to marry him to one of the daughters of Richard of Chilham and Rose of Dover, his wife, kinswoman of the aforesaid bishop , … The king has further granted to the aforesaid bishop that if death befalls the daughters of Richard of Chilham and Rose, his wife, before the full age of the heir, he shall be be permitted to marry the heir elsewhere … .

8/26/1234, These below-written were amerced before the king in the eyre of R. of Lexington and W. of York at Doncaster, the rolls of which eyre are at the Exchequer: Richard of Chilham and Rose, his wife, for disseisin against Henry, chancellor of St. Paul’s. (S) FRsIII.

12/1236, Rose de Dover ejected from the manor of Arlingham [which she disputed.]

6/1240, Richard left on crusade. (S) A Great and Terrible King, Morris, 2009, P12. [The 6th crusade began in France the prior year, the English joining in 1240.]

1242, Richard had returned from crusading.

1242, Richard leased the advowson of Chingford, Essex to William of York.

1242, Richard de Chilham captured pirate outlaws of Lundy Island. (S) Sir Maurice Powicke.

4/7/1242, Protection for the following so long as they are on the king’s service beyond seas … Richard de Dovor. (S) CPRs.

5/20/1242, King Henry III with his brother Richard arrived at Royen, France with a small contingent; but with 30 tons of gold. They were soon joined by French nobles against the forces of the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX.

7/1242, The 2 armies met at the battles of Taillebourgh and Saintes, with the superior sized French force winning.

8/28/1242 at Bordeaux, France, … William le Arceveske … has made peace and treaty with the king of the French, he commands … Richard de Dovor and John Talebot to come with all speed to the king … (S) CPRs.

2/25/1243, at Bordeaux, France, Bond to Richard de Dover in 20 marks to buy a horse of the king’s gift. (S) CPRs.

1243, Richard served in Gascony. [King Henry returned to England, leaving multiple earls with forces to protect his interests.]

6/11/1244, Grant to Richard de Dovor, king’s kinsman, of the custody of the lands of Geoffrey de Costentyn in Ireland, for his maintenance in the king’s service … (S) CPRs.

6/11/1245, Protection with clause volumus … going to Wales … Richard de Dovor … (S) CPRs.

9/30/1245, Licence for Richard de Dovor to sell the custody of the lands late of Geoffrey de Costantin in Meath and Finegal and the marriage of the heirs. (S) CPRs.

11/18/1245, Richard of Dover was pardoned 20 marks, in which he had been amerced before the justices in eyre for pleas of the forest at Northampton.

10/2/1246, The castles of Wigemore, Keventhles and Cnuclays committed to Richard de Dovor. (S) CPRs.

By 1247, Richard of Chilham, knt., died.


6/21/1247, The king took homage of Rose for all the lands which Richard Fitzroy, formerly her husband, held of the King in chief of her inheritance, and ordered him to allow her to hold the same in peace.

7/12/1250, Rose of Dover gives the king 100m.  so she might marry whom she will wish. (S) FRsIII.

10/8/1251, Order to the abbot of Pershore, the king’s escheator, to take into the king’s hand without delay all lands formerly of Rose of Dover in his bailiwick. (S) FRsIII.

By 1251, Rohesia married 2nd William de Wilton.

11/18/1251, Maurice of Berkeley and Isabel, his wife, as plaintiffs and William of Wilton and Rose, his wife, as impediments, a carucate of land in Great Wendon was assured to Maurice and Isabel and their heirs.

7/8/1256, The king has given respite to William of Wilton from all the debts which are exacted from him by summons of the Exchequer for Richard of Chilham. (S) FRsIII.

11/2/1256, William and Rohesia granted a market and fair at Lessness, Kent. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

Bef. 2/11/1261, Rohesia died; her grandson Richard, s/o son Richard, her hier, age 20.    

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P48. (S) The Genealogist, V22, 1906, P105. (S) FRsHIII. (S) CPRs. (S) Fine of the Month, August 2008, Christine Voth and Richard Cassidy.

Children of Richard and Rose:

ii. Richard de Dover, born ~1218 in England.

4/1242, Richard FitzRichard de Chilham, rolls and registers of the Exchequer. (S) UKNA.

1247, Richard married Matilda, countess of Angus.

Child: Isabel, Countess of Athol. Wife of David Strabolgi, earl of Athol, then of Alexander Baliol; she died at Chilham in  1292. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V11, 1800, Monuments in the Cathedral.

i. Isabel de Dover (4997417), born by 1221 in England.

iii. Lauretta de Dover (94560441), born ~1230 in England.