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Friday, November 18, 2011

Earl Robert de Vere & Countess Alice de Samford

23639782. Earl Robert de Vere & 23639783. Countess Alice de Samford

1241, Robert born in England, s/o 47279564. Earl Hugh de Vere & 47279565. Hawise de Quincy.

~1245, Alice born in Engand, d/o 47279566. Gilbert de Samford & 47279567. Loretta la Zouche.

Aft. 10/27/1241, Alice’s father died.

Bef. 1249, Alice, chamberlain-in-fee to Queen Eleanor by inheritance.

4/5/1249, Grant to Fulk, bishop of London, for a fine of 1000 marks, of the wardship of the land and heirs of Gilbert de Samford, with the marriage of the heir [Alice]. (S) CPRs.

[––Robert & Alice––]

Bef. 2/22/1252, Robert married to Alice, and acquired the office of chamberlain to the Queen. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, V2, 1843, P130.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, returned to England to lead a rebellion of young barons.

Bef. 12/23/1263, Robert’s father died.

5/14/1264, Lord Edward (I) and his father King Henry III captured by Montfort at the battle of Lewes, Sussex, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died. Lord Edward and his knights penetrated the center of Montfort’s army, but was flanked on both sides by armored calvary.

5/14/1264, Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, knighted Robert in the field after the battle of Lewes. Robert was created a knight banneret.

6/1264, In parliament at London, Robert set his seal to the new ordinances of Simon de Montfort.

1264-65, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, effectively ruled England.

2/16/1265, Prohibition to Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester, Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, Hugh le Despenser, justiciary of England, … going … to Dunstaple to tourney there, upon pain of forfeiture of all lands, … (S) CPRs.

5/28/1265, Lord Edward escaped captivity.

7/1265, In a suprise attack, Robert and Hugh de Montfort captured by Prince Edward at Kenilworth prior to the battle of Evesham. [This was a major reason why Simon de Montfort lost the battle.] Roberts lands were forfeited to Sir Roger de Mortimer. [Alice was also captured at Kenilworth.] (S) The Barons’ War, Blaauw, 1844, P240.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward defeated Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham in Worcestershire.

10/31/1266, Robert made peace with Henry III under the Dictum of Kenilworth. He got back his lands by paying a fine of 3000 marks and agreeing that his heir should marry a d/o Roger de Mortimer.

3/3/1268, Licence for Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, to let farm … to the amount of £300 a year, for 5 years, to ransom according to the form of the award of Kenilworth … (S) CPRs.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

5/1276, To Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, 20 marks, … annual fee … which he receives … (S) Issues of the Exchequer, 1837, P93.

1276, Robert, earl of Oxford was one of the council who was sent a letter by Lewellin, prince of Wales, refusing to do homage. (S) Biographia Britannica, 1763, P4021.

1282, Robert, earl of Oxford, served against the Welsh.

12/11/1282, King Edward’s forces defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the Battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. King Edward received the head of Llywelyn at Rhuddlan castle. [Aka Battle of Orewin Bridge.]

6/28/1283, Robert summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.

6/10/1285, Promise to Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Alice his wife, who, with the king’s licence, have granted to William de Warenna (11819890), the king’s kinsman, Joan, his wife, and the heirs of the said Joan, the manors of … (S) CPRs.

4/25/1286, Pardon to Robert de Veer, earl of oxford, of £200 reliefs … (S) CPRs.

7/16/1290, Robert de Veer granted a fair at Lavenham, Suffolk. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales.

11/29/1293, Order not to intermeddle further with the custody of the land and heir of William de Warrena and Joan, his wife, and to render to Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Alice, his wife, anything that he may have received since the death of Joan, as Robert and Alice granted to William and Joan, by the king’s licence, the manors of Midmeham, Tyburne, Pritwelle, Wlfhamstone, Nuthamstede, Gynges … held in chief, … and William and Joan are now dead. (S) CCRs, V17, P335.

8/18/1295, Licence for Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Alice his wife, to assign for life to Hawisia, their daughter, their manor of Great Horemod, co. Hertford, which is of the inheritance of the said Alice, with remainder in fee simple simple to Alfonso, her brother, … (S) CPRs.

Bef. 9/27/1296, Robert, Baron of Hedingham, Essex, 5th Earl of Oxford, 6th lord Great Chamberlain, died.


6/20/1297, Licence, for Alice, late the wife of Robert de Veer, sometime earl of Oxford, to assign to Hawisia her daughter, for life, her manor of Great Horemed, co. Hertford, of her own inheritance; with remainders in tail to Alfonso, brother of Hawisia, … (S) CPRs.

3/18/1299, Licence for Alice de Veer, countess of Oxford, to assign, for life, to Margaret Pinkeny 5 marks rent from her manor of Fingre, co. Essex, … (S) CPRs.

4/12/1301, Letters for Alice de Veer, countess of Oxford, by reason of her dibility, nominating John de Cantegrigg and Alexander Flinthard her attorneys for 5 years. (S) CPRs.

1303, Alice, countess of Oxford, sealed a document with the seal of Vere.

1304, Alice de Veer, Countess of Oxford, at Kanefeud, made a grant to her serf John Gerold. (S) CPRs.

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

11/15/1308, Alice de Veer, countess of Oxford, on account of her infirmities, has letters nominating John de Cantegrigg and John son of Warin, clerk, her attorneys for 5 years. (S) CPRs.

1/18/1310 at Laneham, Quit claim of Alice de Veer, countess of Oxford, to the prior and convent of St. Laurence, Blakemore … witnesses, Hugh de Vere, Sir Alphonso de Veer, … John Fitz Warin. (S) CPRs.

9/1310, Alice de Veer, countess of Oxford, guardian of the body and lands of John, son of John of Waterville, vs. Alice, sometime wife of John de Waterville … (S) Yearbooks of Edward II, V2, 1094, P99.

1312, Alice died. (S) CIsPM. [Her heir her son Robert, age 45.]

9/8/1312, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Alice de Veer, countess of Oxford, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P855.

Family notes:

·         Alice, countess of Oxford, had a special devotion to the Virgin, and a wide ranging devotion to the saints. (S) The de Brailes Hours, Donovan, 1991, P197.

·         Alice de Vere probably commissioned the Life of St. Osith, a female saint's life. (S) Her Life Historical, Sanok, 2007, P37.

Children of Robert and Alice:

i. Joan de Vere (11819891), born ~1265 in England.

ii. Robert de Vere, born 1267 in England.

Robert successor of his father as 6th Earl of Oxford.

Robert married Margaret de Mortimore, d/o Roger de Mortimer & Matilda de Braose.

7/22/1298, Robert at the battle of Falkirk and the defeat of William Wallace.

1314, Robert, earl of Oxford, confirmed the grant of his mother Alice made in 1304. (S) CPRs, 5/9/1411.

iii. Alphonse de Vere (5910188), born aft. 1269 in England.

iv. Hawisia de Veer, born ? in England.

v. Lora de Vere, born ? in England.

Lora married Reginald de Argentein.