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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lord Robert de Lathom & Katherine de Knowsley

11819848. Lord Robert de Lathom & 11819849. Katherine de Knowsley

~1265, Robert de Lathum born in Lancashire, England, s/o 23639696. Sir Robert de Lathom & 23639697. Amicia de Alfreton.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

~1280, Katherine born in England, d/o §§Thomas de Knowsley. (S) A Topo. Dic. of England, 1848, Knowsley.

By 9/15/1268, Robert’s father died.

1282, Robert de Lathom held Turton for the fourth part of a knight's fee. (S) Hist. of Lancaster, V5, 1911, Turton.

6/20/1285, king's grant to Robert de lathom, for good service in the army in Wales, that of the debts wherein he is held to the king of the debt of his father he pay 20 marks a year. (S) CFRs.

9/29/1286, Roberto de Lathum, knight, witness (together with Sir William le Boteler, Sir Robert Banastre, Sir Robert de Holand and others) to charter of Edmund, earl of Lancaster to the prior and canons of Burscough for a market at the manor of Ormskirk.

7/2/1291, Protection for Robert de Lathum, staying with the bishop of Durham. (S) CPRs.

1292, Richard de Wolfall sued Robert de Lathom for release of services.

1292, Robert de Lathum conceded for himself and all his people (pro omnibus suis) that henceforth they will not meddle with any esplees (or profits) issuing out of the town of Turbok …, saving always to the same Robert £10 yearly and other reasonable services. (S) Final Concords for Lancashire, Pt2, 1902, Henry, Duke of Lancaster.

11/25/1294, Robert de Lathum acknowledges that he owes to Philip de Cokefeld 75 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. (S) CCRs.

By 1298, Robert succeeded his brother Nicholas.

1298, Robert held the manor of Lathom by a service of 20s.

6/16/1298, Robert at the battle of Falkirk: “Lathum, qui cum Roberto de Lathum in obfequio Regis etc. profecturi” [Letters of protection]. (S) Scotland in 1298 … the Battle of Falkirk, 1888..

7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.

 [––Robert & Katherine––]

By 1300, Robert married Katherine.

7/9/1300, Robert de Lathun at the siege of Carlaverock castle. (S) 3 Rolls of Arms, 1864.

3/1/1301, Mandate to purvey … wheat … oats … malt for the use of the army against the Scots assembling at Midsummer partly at Berwick-on-Tweed under the king and partly at Carlisle under Edward, the king’s son … Lancaster { 200 qrs. of wheat. 1,000 qrs. of oats. } Robert de Lathum. (S) CPRs.

1302, Adam son of William de Sidale claimed a messuage and lands in Sidale in Anglezarke against Robert de Lathom. (S) Hist. of Lancaster, V5, 1911, Anglezarke.

1304, Witnesses: Lord John of Hodeliston [Hoddleston], Lord Robert of Lathum [Lathom], Lord Henry of Kyghley [Keighley], Sir William Banaster, knight … (S) UKNA.

7/29/1304, Robert de Lathom received a charter for a market and fair at Lathom and Roby, as well as free warren.

9/25/1304, Letters for Robert de Lathum staying in England, nominating … in Ireland for 2 years. (S) CPRs.

3/19/1307, Commission to Robert de Lathum, Nicholas de Leyburn, … to select in the county of Lancaster 1,000 footmen, … [Robert not included] to proceed thence to Scotland. (S) CPRs.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

11/28/1307, Appointment … to assess and collect the 20th and 15th for the county of Lancaster … Robert de Lathum. (S) CPRs.

1308-9, 'Sir Robert de Lathum', entered into agreement with Sir Hugh de Eland for the marriage of their children: Agreement for marriage between John, son of Sir Hugh de Eland' and Alice daughter of Sir Robert de Lathum, providing for their ultimate possession of Sir Hugh's lands in Eland'. (S) UKNA.

12/16/1310, … to enforce the statute of Winchester, and to hold enquiry … with power to imprison … } co. Lancaster. Robert de Lathim and John Byroun were named … (S) CPRs.

6/5/1314, Appointment … conservators of the peace … Robert de Lathom and John Byroun } co. Lancaster. (S) CPRs.

11/11/1314, Robert de Lathum on a commission into scutage for knights’ fees in Lancaster. (S) CFRs.

1315, … Witn. Sir Robert, lord of Lathom, Sir Ralph, lord of Bykerstat, … (S) UKNA.

6/8/1316, Appointment … to tax, … the 15th granted for the hosting of the war in Scotland, … Robert de Lathum, … } co. Lancaster. (S) CPRs.

6/15/1318, Commission of oyer and terminer to Robert de Lathum, Edmund de Neville, … an appeal in the county of Lancaster by Alice, late the wife of Gilbert de Assheton, … (S) CPRs.

11/18/1318, Between Robert de Lathum and Katherine, his wife, plaintiffs, by Henry Gilibrond put in her place by the King's writ, and Thomas de Lathum and Joan, his wife, deforciants of 13 acres of land and 10d. of rent in Rayneford. (S) Final Concords for Lancashire, P2, 1902.

6/18/1320, Appointment … conservators of peace … Robert de Lathum } co. Lancaster. (S) CPRs.

10/28/1320, Lease by Richard de Lathum to Robert de Lathum, his brother, and his wife Katherine. (S) Ryland Charters.

1322, Robert de Lathom held half a fee Chidwell. (S) Hist. of Lancaster, V3, 1907, Chidwall.

1324, Robert returned by the sheriff as holding land of the value of £15 yearly.

1324, Petition of Robert de Latham … seeks recovery of goods and chattels seized into the king's hands along with the manor of Temple Hirst … wheat and rye in measure, and the land sown with barley and oats, and hay in measure worth £30, … He shows that with Katherine his wife, they leased 2 parts of the manor of Temple Hirst from Robert de Holland for their lifetimes. (S) UKNA.

1325, Robert died holding the manor of Lathom of the honor of West Derby by the service of 20s.; doing suit to the county every 6 weeks, and to the wapentake every 3 weeks.


3/7/1325, IPM of Robert de Lathum. Lancaster: Lathum. The manor … and a messuage and 14a. land held jointly with Katherine his wife, who survives … Knouselegh. The manor, held jointly by the said Robert and Katherine for life, … Lathum. A messuage, a carucate of land … Thomas his son, aged 24 and more, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1341, Maud de Standish, then wife of Henry son of Bernard, sought dower against Katherine, formerly wife of Robert de Lathom, and Sir Thomas de Lathom, the guardians of the lands and heir of Sir Richard de Torbock. (S) Hist. of Lancaster, V3, 1907, Tarbok.

1345, Katherine, formerly wife of Robert de Lathom, and her son Thomas given the wardship of Katherine de Huyton, d/o deceased Robert de Huyton who has been a ward of Thomas as a minor.

1350, Katherine, widow of Sir Robert de Lathom, sued Henry le Norreys of Speke, John his brother, and John Grelley, as executors of the will of Alan le Norreys of Speke, for the sum of 40 marks, afterwards increased by £20. (S) De Banco Roll 362.

Katherine died.

(S) Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1890, P130. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Lancaster: V3, 1907.

Children of Robert and Katherine:

i. Thomas de Lathom (5909924), born 1301 in England.

ii. Joan de Lathom, born ? in England.