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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Earl Robert de Ufford & Margaret de Norwich

 1249346. Earl Robert de Ufford & 1249347. Margaret de Norwich

9/9/1298, Robert born in Thurston, Suffolk, England, heir & 2nd s/o 2498692. Robert de Ufford & 2498693. Cecily de Valoines. [The same year his paternal grandfather died.]

~1302, Margaret born in England, d/o 2498694. Walter de Norwich & 2498695. Catherine de Hedersete.

[––Margaret & Thomas––]

Margaret 1st married to Thomas, Lord de Cailli of Buckenham castle, Norfolk. [No children.]

1316, Robert age 18 when his father died.

2/12/1316, Grant to Walter de Norwico, the treasurer, in aid of the expenses of his office, of the marriage of Robert son and Heir of Robert de Ufford, deceased, … (S) CPRs.

1316, Thomas, Lord de Cailli, died.

2/12/1317, Grant to Walter de Norwico, the treasurer, in aid of the expenses of his office, of the marriage of Robert son and heir of Robert de Ufford, deceased, tenant in chief, … (S) CPRs.

1317, Robert mentioned in the Wardrobe Rolls as a ward of the King.

5/19/1318, Order to cause Robert de Ufford, son and heir of Robert de Ufford, tenant in chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, as the king has taken his homage and restored to him his lands, although he is still under age. (S) CCRs.

10/8/1319, Licence, at the request of Robert de Ufford, for the prioress and nuns of Caumpeseye, … By K. on the information of Walter de Norwyco. (S) CPRs.

1320, Robert petitioned parliament to restore Kilmeaden in Ireland, given away in his minority.

[––Robert & Margaret––]

1323-24, Robert married Margaret. [Margaret had agreed to pay a fine of £20 to marry at her will.]

1321-35, “…  lieutenant of Robert de Ufford, keeper of the forest, concerning the state of the forests in Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Surrey, and Wiltshire …” (S) UKNA.

3/26/1324, Protection with clause volumus for one year … Robert de Ufford, Ralph de Ufford, … Thomas de Poynings, … going beyond the seas with Edmund, earl of Kent, the king’s brother … (S) CPRs.

1324, King Edward began the “War of Saint-Sardos” with his brother-in-law King Charles of France.

4/1324, Robert sent with Edmund, earl of kent, the king’s brother, on embassy to King Charles IV of France at Paris. (S) CPRs., 3/26/1323.

1325, Robert’s mother died.

8/16/1325, Order to … escheator in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntmgdon, Essex and Hertford,—… Cecily de Ufford held in chief on the day of her death a moiety of the manor of Combes, co. Suffolk, … and that Robert de Ufford, her son, is her nearest hen and of full age … the king having respited his homage until his coming to England from Gascony where he is staying on the king's service ; … (S) CFRs.

9/10/1326, Appointment of Robert de Ufford, … to select 12 ships in the towns of Harwich and Ipswich and their members, … furinished with 40 men, … at the expense of the men of those towns who are staying home, to repel the enemy if they attempt a landing … By K. (S) CPRs.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1/20/1328, Margaret’s father died.

6/6/1329, Robert with King Edward III when he did homage to Philip of Valois for the Duchy of Guienne and other fiefs of the French crown.

10/21/1329, Robert and Margaret released from Margaret’s paying a fine of £20 to be allowed to marry at her will.

5/1330, Robert received 'for his better maintenance in the king's service' a grant for life of the royal castle and town of Orford, Suffolk, which had been previously held by his father.

10/19/1330, Robert 1 of 9 involved in the arrest of Roger de Mortimer in Nottingham castle. King Edward III led by William de Montague captured his mother Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer [who was soon executed.]

11/1330, Robert rewarded for his gallantry by parliament given lands worth 300 marks annually.

1/26/1331, Appointment of Robert de Ufford, in the place of John Mautravers, as a justice in eyre of the forest in the county Wilts … (S) CPRs.

2/12/1331, Pardon to Robert de Ufford for the deaths of Hugh de Turpliton, knight, and Richard de Monemuth killed while resisting the arrest of Roger de Mortuo Mari at Nottingham Castle; with general pardon. By K. & C. (S) CPRs.

1/27/1332, Commitment to Robert de Ufford of the keeping of the manors of Causton and Fakenhamdam, co. Norfolk, which he held of the king's grant for the life of John de Claveryng (60845682). (S) CFRs.

1/1334, Robert attended the tournament at Dunstable.

7/10/1334, Grant to Robert de Ufford of the marriage of the son and heir of John de Philberto, the king’s ward, on proof that he had bought such marriage for one of his daughters … (S) CPRs.

3/16/1336, Robert, Seneschal of the Royal Household, created Earl of Suffolk.

3/18/1337, Grant, … to Robert de Ufford that for his better support in the dignity of earl of Suffolk, … yearly value of 1,000 marks … (S) CPRs.

1337, Many knights and lords given protection as going beyond the seas on the king’s service with Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk. (S) CPRs.

11/1337, King Edward, claiming the throne of France through his mother, began the 100 Years War with the battle of Cadzand, a Flemish island. With 600 men-at-arms and 2000 archers they embarked on the Thames from London. On the third tide they left Margate for Cadsant. The locals and soldiers saw them coming. The French attached the ships with archers. The English landed with battle axes, sword and lances. Wryneck, Earl of Derby, s/o Henry of Lancaster, was wounded. The English archers then decimated the French. More than 3000 French soldiers were killed. Edward III had the village burnt before returning to England. (S) Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the adjoining countries …, Froissart, P31.

12/16/1338, Appointment, at the instance of the cardinals sent by the Pope to treat of peace, J. archbishop of Canterbury, … William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, … knights, … as the king’s proctors … the like to treat with Philip, king of France, … (S) CPRs.

4/9/1339 at Antwerp, Acknowledgement of the king’s indebtedness to Vivian le Rous, a Jew of Strasburgh, … 340,000 florins of Florence … sureties … John, archbishop of Canterbury, … the earls of Derby, Northampton, Salisbury, and Suffolk, and Sirs Henry de Ferrers, the chamberlain, … (S) CPRs.

9/20/1339 from Brussels, King Edward, with a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon [in what is now far northern France.] Edward was supported by the earls of Salisbury, Suffolk, Derby, Northampton, Pembroke and Warwick, heading a force of about 4,600.

4/11/1340 at Lisle, France, Robert and William de Monte Acuto (30422278), earl of Salisbury, taken prisoner and sent to Paris. [Robert was ransomed for £500.]

6/9/1340, On behalf of Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, petition has been made to the king that, whereas the earl has been taken prisoner by the French … (S) CPRs.

6/16/1341, Protection with clause volumus, until Christmas, for Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, going beyond seas. (S) CPRs.

2/1342, King Edward participated as a knight bachelor at the Dunstable tournament. Attended by the earls of Derby, Warwick, Northampton, Pembroke, and Suffolk, and 236 knights. (S) Edward III, Ormrod, 2014.

7/1342, Robert, at the Battle of Brest off Brittany, with one banneret, 14 knights, 35 esquires, and 50 mounted archers took part in the naval victory over Genoese and Spanish forces.

9/26/1342, The earls of Suffolk, Salisbury, Warwick, and Derby attended the King and his family at the Easter court banquet.

7/20/1343, Robert going to Rome as ambassador to Pope Clement VI.

5/8/1344, Appointment of Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, as captain and admiral of the fleet of ships of Great Yarmouth and all other places along the coast from the mouth of the Thames towards the north. (S) CPRs.

6/22/1344, Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, with other earls and the king in the new chamber at Westminster, before the ninth hour, when the king sealed certain letters. (S) CPRs.

8/26/1345, Robert de Ufford, earl of Norfolk, granted a market and fair at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs to 1516.

7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.

7/18/1346, Robert at La Hogue when Edward the Black Prince was knighted.

8/26/1346, King Edward won the Battle of Crecy in France. The French vanguard attacked without orders, commiting the whole army. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.

9/4/1346, King Edward started the siege of Calais, France.

10/20/1346, Pardon, for good service in the war of France, to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, of the king’s suit for all homicides, felonies, … when he was steward of the household or other minister of the king, … (S) CPRs.

1347, Robert at the siege of Calais, with 159 men in his contingent. (S) English Historical Documents 1327-1485, Myers, 1996, P497.

8/4/1347, Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated. Queen Philippa’s intervention saved the leaders of the city from being executed.

1348, Robert created Knight of the Garter, and given a sword and  a harness of Indian silk by the King for a tournament in Canterbury.

1348, Robert and Thomas Hert, of London, in a deed involving premises in the parish of St. Botolph, without Aldreichesgate. (S) Feet of Fines, London.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

8/29/1350, Robert at the battle of Winchelsea. King Edward’s naval forces defeated a Spanish fleet. Using grappling hooks and bording tactics, the English destroyed most of the Spanish vessels. [King Edward’s ship was sunk.]

9/9/1355, King Edward and Henry, duke of Lancaster, sail for Normandy from Plymouth, with the Black Prince who had been appointed lieutenant in Gascony; to oppose raids by the count of Armagnac.

11/2/1355, King Edward III landing in Calais, proceeds on raids into Pas de Calais, Artois and Picady.

3/12/1356, Assignment to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, and William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, in the king’s service in Gascony, of the ship called “la Godale” of Gosford to bring their horses and victuals to them. (S) CPRs.

9/19/1356, Robert, in command of the rear guard [third column] of the Black Prince, distinguished himself at the Battle of Poitiers, France. Edward, the Black Prince, defeated a larger French and allied army led by King John II of France, leading to the capture of the king, his son, and much of the French nobility. By treaty, England was permitted to annex much of western France. (S) Anatomy of a Chevauchee, Madden, 2014, P434.

10/28/1359, Robert with the Black Prince landed at Calais. King Edward, with 1,100 ships, again invaded France, eventually taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre. King Edward reached Paris, setting the suburbs on fire, before turning back to Brittany [King Edward decided a siege of Paris was not feasible.]

2/1/1363, Confirmation, in the presence of John, duke of Lancaster, and Edmund, earl of Cambridge, the king’s sons, … [multiple bishops] Richard, earl of Arundel, Humphrey, earl of Hereford, William, earl of Salisbury, Robert, earl of Suffolk, and Thomas, earl of Oxford, the chamberlain, of the treaty between the king and Peter, king of Castile and Leon. (S) CPRs.

4/2/1368, Margaret died. [IsPM in Lincolnshire and Norfolk.] (S) FMG.


4/4/1368, IPM of Margaret late the wife of Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk. Lincoln: Boston … She died on Palm Sunday, 42 Edward III. Norfolk: Hilbirworth … Babynglee. The manor … held jointly with Thomas de Cailly, knight, her first husband, deceased, … She died without heirs of the bodies of herself and the said Thomas … John son of Constantine de Clifton, knight, son of Adam son of Margery, aunt of the said Thomas, aged 15 years and more, is kinsman and heir of Thomas. Grishawe in Wymundham. Two-thirds of the manor … (S) CIsPM.

5/23/1368, Presentation … church of Kellyng, in the diocese of Norwich, … by reason of the keeping of the land and heir of Margaret, late the wife of Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, who held in chief, … (S) CPRs.

6/29/1368, Robert, 1st Earl of Suffolk, wrote his will; requesting burial at Campsey in Suffolk; bequeathed property to “William my eldest son...Edmund d´Ufford my ... brother... my ... sister de Brews ...Thomas d´Ufford ... Edmond my cousin, Robert d´Ufford the lesser ... Dame Joan de Loudham ... John de Brez my nephew ... Giles de Brewz ... my niece Doxen.”

11/4/1369, Robert died, buried at Campasse.

11/8/1369, IPM of Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk. Middlesex: London. A garden containing 3 roods in the parish of St. Botolph … He died on Sunday after All Saints last. William de Ufford, his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir. London: Parish of St. Giles without Crepulgate in the suburb. A tenement with a garden and 14 shops with solars … Lincoln: [knights’ fees] … Essex: Dedham. The manor … Suffolk: [many properties] … Norfolk: … (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P388. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Banks, 1843, P440. (S) Oxford Biography Index. (S) Gen. Memoris of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley, Waters, 1878. (S) FMG.

Children of Robert and Margaret: [5 sons, 5 daughters]

i. Joan de Ufford, born ~1324 in England.

10/9/1336, Licence for John de Sancto Philberto to grant John son of John de Sancto Philberto and Joan daughter of Robert de Ufford … If the said John son of John die without heir … (S) CPRs. [Marriage never formalized.]

ii. Katherine de Ufford (2955075), born ~1326 in England.

iii. Cecily de Ufford (15211369), born ~1328 in England.

iv. Margaret de Ufford (624673), born ~1330 in England.

v. William de Ufford, born 1339 in England. [2nd son & heir]

William married Joan de Montacute, d/o Edward de Montacute & Alice Plantagenet, d/o 5910166. Earl Thomas of Brotherton & 5910167. Alice Hayles.

1375, Joan died.

6/12/1381, William d’Ufford, Earl of Suffolk, wrote his will. “My body to be buried at Campasse … behind the tomb of my honourable father … To Isabel my wife … [d/o Thomas de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick] lands which should descend to me after the death of my dear cousin of Huntingfield; other lands which I should have after the death of Dame Margery, widow of Sir Walter de Norwich; to my sister Dame Maud d’Ufford; to my nephew, Willoughby Lord Eresby; … to my cousin, Sir Robert Ufford; to Richard le Scrope, £20 … manor of Thorney to Sir Roger de Boys for life. … (S) Testamenta Vetusta, V1, Nicolas, P115.

2/15/1382, William, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, died leaving no surviving issue.

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