~1290, Robert born in England, s/o 30420512. Sir John de Popham.
1317, Robert’s father died.
1317, William de la Beere conveyed a messuage, 4 carucates of land, 200 acres of pasture, 20 acres of wood, and 100s. rent in Popham to Robert de Popham and his wife Alice.
1321, Robert, Sheriff of Hants.
12/20/1322, IPM of John de Benestede. Southampton: … a messuage, 20a. land, 6a. pasture, 2a. meadow, and 5s. rent, held of Robert de Popham by service of 8s. 3 1/2d. … (S) CIsPM.
7/15/1323, Proof of age of Edmund, son and heir of John de Benstede. Middlesex: … Petronilla, late the wife of the said John de Benstede, John de Stonore and Robert de Popham [to whom King Edward II had committed the wardship of certain parts of the said inheritance], had nothing to say why the king ought not to render to the said heir his inheritance. (S) CIsPM.
8/6/1324, IPM of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. Southampton and Berks: Axore and Popham. 3 parts of a knight’s fee held by Robert de Popham. (S) CIsPM.
9/18/1324, Respite … to Robert de Popham of the county of Southampton from taking the arms of a knight. (S) CPRs.
3/22/1325, … 3 pars of a fee in Axor and Popham [Southampton] which Robert de Popham holds, of the yearly value of 7£ 10s, … (S) CCRs.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
7/10/1330, Commission of oyer … to John Mautravers, … on complaint … that Robert de Popham, knight, and others entered his free warren at Preston … co. Southampton, … (S) CPRs.
1331, Commission of the peace … Robert de Popham } in the county of Southampton. (S) CPRs.
3/18/1334, Lease indented, for 2 lives, (1) Michael de Anne (2) Sir Robert de Popham, Kt., and Sir Simon de Fodryngeye, clerk. To hold to Robert and Simon for their lives. Rent: £10. (S) UKNA.
6/6/1335, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Inge, Robert de Popham, … co. Southampton … (S) CPRs.
By 1335, Robert knighted.
12/8/1335 at Southampton, Creditor: Sir Robert de Popham, knight [held half a fee in Popham, Micheldever Hundred, and part of Burwell, Meonstoke Hundred, Hants]. Amount: £19 3s. 7d., for certain merchandise bought from him. (S) UKNA.
7/8/1336, Commission … John de Stonore, Robert de Hungerford, Robert de Popham, … (S) CPRs.
5/7/1337 at Wynteneye, Covina, prioress of Wynteneye to Sir Thomas de Coudray, Knt. … Witnesses: Sir John de Roches, John de Peytone, Robert de Popham, John Pecche Knts. … (S) UKNA.
10/6/1337, Robert do Popham to levy the 10th in Southampton. (S) CFRs.
1339, Robert de Popeham and Robert Daundelin High Sheriffs of Hampshire.
9/20/1339, Thomas Wodeby requests a writ to the customs-officers of London to allow him to ship wools and wool-fells to the value of £18 15s. 2d., in compensation for goods taken from him by Robert de Popham and his companions. (S) UKNA.
1339-40, Robert de Popham collected wool for the king at various times in Southampton. (S) CPRs.
4/28/1340, Commitment during pleasure to Robert de Popham of the county of Southampton, so that he answer at the Exchequer as other sheriffs. (S) CFRs.
6/11/1340, A contingent under Robert de Popham, sheriff of Hampshire, arrived at Hyde Abbey to collect 144£ for the king contributed by the Winchester archdeaconry. (S) Church/Politics, Haines, 2005, P191.
7/4/1341, Commission to … Robert de Popham and William de Hoo to take an inquisition in the county of Southampton … wool, which he lately promised to the king towards his war beyond the seas, to be shipped in the port of Southampton, … (S) CPRs.
1341, Sir Roger de Popham to be sheriff of Southampton at the king’s will. (S) An Exact Abridgement of the Records of the Tower of London, 1657, P24. [Held 1 year.]
10/1342, Robert summoned to parliament for Southampton. (S) Leadership in Medieval English Nunneries, Spear, 2005, P31.
11/10/1342, John de Scures, ' chivaler,' Robert de Popham, ' chivaler,' and Thomas de Chisenhale, sheriff of Southampton to search ports touching the import and export of money. (S) CFRs.
11/18/1342, Appointment … as surveyors of measures and weights … Robert de Popham, knight, … counties of Wilts and Southampton. (S) CPRs.
4/30/1343, Grant, Isabella of Hunston, Elizabeth, Nichola and Alianora, daughters of Sir John of Glamorgan … Witnesses: John de Kyngeston, John de Heyno, John de Stures, Robert de Popham, Robert Daundele, knights. (S) UKNA.
1/24/1344, Exemption for life of Robert de Popham from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from appointment as mayor, sheriff, … against his will. (S) CPRs.
12/24/1344 at Schirebourne Coudray, Thomas de Coudray, knt. … Witnesses: Sir John Pecche, Robert de Popham, Knts. (S) UKNA.
8/15/1345, Commission to Philip de Weston, Robert de Popham, … to make further inquisition … (S) CPRs.
1346, Robert de Popham held half a knigt’s fee in Popham formerly held of John de Popham.
7/20/1346, Commitment during pleasure to John de Houton and Robert de Popham of the guardianship of the bishopric of Winchester. (S) CFRs.
8/10/1347, Robert de Popham appointed a warden of co. Southampton. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V18, 1897, P76.
10/24/1347, … commission of peace to Robert de Popham, … (S) CPRs.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
2/13/1349, Letters directed by the king to the abbot of Hyde, John de Hampton, Robert de Popham, … complaint by the Venerable Father, William de Edyndon, bishop of Winchester, [apparently dealing with use of church property for buring the dead.] (S) The Great Pestilience, Gasquet, 2004, P112.
Robert died. [Likely during the plague.]
(S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P672. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Hampshire, V3, 1908, Popham.
Child of Robert and Alice:
i. John Popham (7605128), born ~1315 in England.