Saturday, October 29, 2011

G25: 19989910 FitzRoger-Chesney

19989910. Robert Fitz Roger & 19989911. Margaret de Chesney

~1164, Robert born in England, s/o 39979820. Roger fitz Richard & 39979821. Alice de Vere.
~1164, Margaret born in England, heiress & d/o 39979922. William de Chesney & 39979923. Albreda de Poynings.
Bef. 9/1174, Margaret’s father died; Hugh de Cressy given possession of her father’s lands.
Margaret de Cayneto 1st married to Hugh de Cressi. [1 son – Roger.]
1175, Hugh owed 190£ on Margaret’s father’s debts.
By 4/1178, Roger’s father died, the crown holding Warkworth during minority.
1185, Alice of Essex [Robert’s mother] is at the King’s disposal, and is 60 years old; and is aunt to Earl William (of Essex) and sister to Earl Aubrrey (of Oxford), and she has two sons, knights, and one daughter married to John, constable of Chester. Aynho, which is her manor, and which she holds of Earl William, is worth £30 a year . (S) Transactions – Essex, 1889, P244.
1189, Hugh de Cressy died. (S) English Historical Review, V35, 1920, P491.
Robert married Margaret.
11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.
1190, Robert fitz Roger of Clavering holding for 2.5 knights’ fees the manor of Almoner, Norfolk. (S) The Boarstall Cartulary, 1930, P314.
4/16/1191, King Richard granted Robert the lands of Eure, Buckinghamshire. (S) The Register Booke of Inglebye Iuxta Grenhow, 1889, P-XLI.
1191–92, Robert sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in right of his wife.
1196-97, Robert son of Roger an itinerant justice in Norfolk. (S) Pipe Roll Society, V65, 1952, P-XV.
1197, William de Redham granted his right in the rectory of Limpenhoe by fine to Robert fitz Roger. (S) Essay Towards … County of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1775, P20.
1198, The abbey of Walsingham, near Loddon, founded by Robert fitz Roger de Clavering for Premonstratensian canons. (S) The English Cyclopaedia, Knight, 1867, P1011.
5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.
1199, Robert, son of Roger, obtained a grant to enlarge his house at what became Warkworth castle. (S) Military Architecture in England, Thompson, 1912, P194.
1199-1200, Robert obtained confirmation from King John of the grant of the manor of Clavering. (S) Notes & Queries, 1897, P437.
1201, Robert fitz-Roger sheriff of Northumberland and constable of the castle of Newcastle.
King John granted Robert, son of Roger, baron of Warkworth, a weekly market  at New-town,[near Warkworth], with an annual fair.
5/5/1203 at Porchester, King John specified the details of Queen Isabel’s dower lands in England and Normandy; Robert Fitz Roger a witness.
3/8/1204, King John granted the manor of Rothbury [Robire] and its forest to Robert son of Roger, to be held by 1 knight’s fee. (S) A History of Northumberland, 1940, P344. [The grant included the original rights of the manor, including the power to apprehend and try malefactors, and to hang them; an assize of ale and bread; and a tumbril and a pillory. Roger could also claim all stray cattle and lost property. Anyone found hunting in the forest were fined 10£ to the crown, while Roger could keep the horses, harness, and dogs.]
5/5/1204, Charter of the Lady the Queen I. on her Dower. John, by the grace of God, … Attesting, the Lords … G. Fitz-Peter, earl of Essex; Earl Roger le Bigot; W. Earl of Arundel; A. de Veer, Earl of Oxford; Henry de Bohum, Earl of Hereford; W. de Braosa, Robert fitz-Roger, … (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P192.
1204, Robert, sheriff of Northumberland.
1204-5, Robert granted the manor of Corbridge, Northumberland, by annual service of 40£.(S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs. [Included Thropton, Snitter, and Newtown.]
1205, Robert completed construction of Warkworth castle.
10/15/1205, King John sent a letter to the Barons of the Exchequer to “compute” with Robert fitz Roger for the farm of the manor of Rothbury, which he had given to him. (S) History of the Berwickshire Naturalists’ Club, V4, P67.
1209, Robert paid 20£ for is manor of Robire.
1209, Robert fitz Roger and ambassador to the King of the Scots. (S) History of the Berwickshire Naturalists’ Club, V6, P233.
By 1211, The chapel of St Mary Magdalene with a garden, 40 acres of demesne and pasture rights were granted by Robert son of Roger, lord of Warkworth. (S) Durham Cathedral, Piper, 1989, P200.
1213, Robert, lord of Warkworth, lord of Clavering, Essex, died; his son John a minor.
Margaret paid £1000 for seisin of Robert’s property, the right to not be distrained to marry, and that she might be quit of her father’s debts to the Jews. (S) The Judges of England, Foss, 1848, P71.
1217, Jordan de Sackvile [Margaret’s brother-in-law], and Vitalis, son of Richard Engayen [Margaret’s nephew] released their right to Ling to Margaret. (S) Essay Towards … County of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1775, P406.
By 1/7/1230, Margaret died.
(S) An Historical, Topographical, … County of Northumberland, V2, 1825. (S) Northumberland Families, V1, 1968, P15. (S) Upper Coquetdale, Dixon, 1903, P367. (S) Memoirs Chiefly Illustrative, V2, 1858, P189.

Family notes:

·         Reign of King John: “Robertus filius Rogeri tenet in capite de domino Rege manerium de Wercwrth.” (S) Archaeologia Aeliana, V25, 1904, P153.
·         Robert founder of the monastery of Langely, co. Norfolk.
·         Margaret’s son Roger de Cressy married Isabel de Rie and had 4 sons, who all died without issue, so the barony of Horford, Norfolk, eventually fell to the heirs of Margaret.

Children of Robert and Margaret:
i. Alice Fitz Robert (9994955), born ~1190 in England.
ii. John fitz Robert (486765192), born ~1192 in England.