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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Baron Robert de Lisle & Lady Margaret de Beauchamp

 60844716. Baron Robert de Lisle & 60844717. Lady Margaret de Beauchamp

1289, Robert de Insula born in Campton, Bedfordshire, England, s/o 121689432. Warin de Insula & 121689433. Alice de Breaut.

~1295, Margaret born in England, d/o 15212120. Lord Walter de Beauchamp & 15212121. Alice de Tony.

1296, Robert’s father died.

6/21/1306, Roger son of Peter son of Osbert held at his death both by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Sarah, his late wife, … the manors of Cumbes and Helmyngham, co. Suffolk, and the manors of Hillington and Northcrek, co. Norfolk … Bartholomew de Crek, her father, held the said manors of Cumbes, Helmyngham and Northcrek as of his inheritance, and died seised thereof … It was then shown before the king and his council on behalf of Robert, son and heir of Warin de Insula, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, that the manors of Northcrek, Combes and Hillington ought to revert to him of right as kinsman and heir of Margery and Sarah. (S) CCRs. [Sarra d/o Bartholomew de Creke, s/o Robert de Crek (39979090) & Agnes de Glanville.]

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

3/13/1310, IPM of Isabel de Fortibus, sometime countess of Albemarle. …  the manor of Heyford Warin, co. Oxford … ought to descend to Robert de Insula, as her next heir of the inheritance of Margery, the wife of Baldwin de Vernoun, her grandmother; and that the manor of Newenham, co. Oxford, 2 1/2 virgates land in Heyford Warin, and a messuage and 1 carucate land in Lofthous, ought to descend to Hugh de Curtenay, as her next heir of the inheritance of the said Baldwin, her grandfather … (S) CIsPM.

3/21/1310, Proof of age of Robert son and heir of Warin de Insula. Bedford: Richard le Rous, knight, aged 50, says that on the feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian, 3 Edw. II, the said Robert was 21, for he was born at Camelton on that feast 16 Edw. I, and baptized in the church of All Saints there on the morrow, and this he knows because a daughter Maud was born to him at the same time. … (S) CIsPM.

3/26/1310, Order to cause Robert de Insula, son and heir of Warin de Insula, to have seisin of the lands that his father held in chief of the late king and of all lands whereof his father was seised in his demesne as of fee, the said Robert having proved his age. (S) CCRs.

7/16/1310, Enrolment of deed of Robert, son and heir of Warin de Insula, … Hervey holds a third of the manor of Neddingge by demise from Sir Robert Fitz Wautier and lady Alice his wife, mother of the said Robert de Insula, as of her dower, the said Robert de Insula grants that if his mother die before the end of 7 years … (S) CCRs.

7/18/1310, Order to deliver to Robert de Insula, son and heir of Warin de Insula, seisin of … upon the death of Isabella de Fortibus, late countess of Albemarle, which the said Warin prayed the late king to deliver to him as next heir of the said Isabella, but the late king retained them in his hands on account of the minority of Hugh de Curteney then in his wardship …  prayed to have livery of the same as his inheritance, … Robert and Hugh acknowledged that the manor of Heyford Waryn, …, ought to descend to the said Robert as next heir of the said Isabella, as of the inheritance falling to her from the part of Margery, late the wife of Baldwin de Vernun, grandmother of the said Isabella and kinswoman of the said Robert, because the said Isabella died without an heir of her body, as appears by the said process; the king having taken homage from the said Robert for the said manor. (S) CCRs.

1311-12, ‘Robert de Insula’, ‘barones’, summoned to parliament.

[––Robert & Margaret––]

~1314, Robert married Margaret.

1314-15, Robert of Rougemont holding Camelton, Harewood, Wilburnham …

1-4/1316, Robert de Insula engaged in the king's service. (S) CCRs, 10/1/1316. (S) CCRs, 9/6/1317.

12/20/1317, IPM of Giles de Argenteyn. Suffolk: Newmarket. … All held in free socage of Robert de Insula. (S) CIsPM.

5/3/1318, Order to acquit Robert de Insula and Margaret his wife of 60s., … concerning the manors of Totenham and Westwik, co. Cambridge. (S) CCRs.

12/30/1324, To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to supersede until Easter next the demand upon Robert de Insula for scutage for the armies of Scotland of the 28th, 31st, and 34th [1300, 1303, and 1306] years of the late king's reign. (S) CCRs. [Years when he was a minor.]

2/20/1326, John de Insula, knight, has given security by oath and by his letters patent and has found as mainpernors Robert de Insula of the county of Cambridge, … (S) CFRs.

9/15/1326, IPM of William de Bereford. Cambridge: Clopton. The manor held of Robert de Insula. (S) CIsPM.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

6/9/1327, To Robert de Insula, knight, of the diocese of Ely. Faculty to have a portable altar. (S) Cal. of Papal Ref’s, V2, 1895, Regesta 86.

4/15/1328, To the keeper of the port of Dover. Order to permit Robert de Insula, who is going on pilgrimage to St. James [Santiago de Compostela], to cross from that port with his horses, harness, and household. (S) CCRs.

2/20/1329, Order to supersede until the quinzaine of Easter next the demand upon Robert de Insula for 121l. 13s. 2d. for the scutage of Wales of 10 E.I. (1282). (S) CCRs.

1332, Robert of Rugemont gave his son John the manor of Campton, Bedford.

1/17/1333, To the bishop of Ely. Mandate, at the king's request, to grant a dispensation to John, son of Robert de Insula, knight, and Matilda, daughter of Henry de Grey, knight, to remain in the marriage which they contracted in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree. (S) Cal. Papal Reg’s, V2, 1895, Regesta 104.

4/17/1333 at Camelton, Feoffment by Robert de Insula of John his son and Maud John’s wife in his manor of Wilbourgham in the county of Cambridge for a penny a year. (S) Manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Rutland, 1905, P61.

1336, Robert, ill at the time, gave his son John lands worth 400 marks yearly with service of 6 men-at-arms.

12/20/1336, To Robert de Insula and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers felonies and trespasses in co. Cambridge. (S) CCRs.

5/1/1337, Robert de Insula, … Warin de Bassyngbourn, …, justices of oyer and terminer in co. Cambridge. (S) CCRs.

11/18/1338, Robert de Insula and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in co. Cambridge. (S) CCRs.

By 1342, Robert became a monk.

1/4/1342, Robert died, buried at Grey Friars, London.

3/23/1342, Order to take into the king’s hands the lands late of Robert del Isle, tenant in chief, professed in the order of religion.

(S) Baronia Anglica, V1, Banks, 1844, P284. (S) Art, Identity and Devotion, Smith, 2003, P12.

Family notes:

·         ‘The De Lisle Hours’, originally made 1320-25 for Margaret de Beauchamp. Margaret is depicted kneeling in prayer as a drummer and herald announce the identify of the book’s patron – Robert de Lisle, Margaret’s husband, showing the banner with the De Lisle arms, ‘or, a fess between two chevrons sable’. Dedication on fol. 122 written by Robert de Lisle giving the book to his daughter Audere and after her death to his daughter Alborou.

Children of Robert and Margaret:

i. John de Lisle (30422358), born ~1315, in England.

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