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Monday, September 7, 2020

Lord Robert de Muscegros

 30424246. Lord Robert de Muscegros

1252, Robert born in England, heir & s/o 60848492. John de Muscegros & 60848493. Cecily Avenel.

1272, Robert served in Wales.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

2/27/1274, Robert de Muscegros appointed constable of Bristol castle. (S) The Castle Community, Rickard, 2002, P218.

1275, Robert age 23 at the death of his father.

6/4/1275, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Robert de Muscegros, son and heir of John de Muscegros, deceased, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

7/12/1275, Robert de Muscegros, constable of Bristol castle, and keeper of the town and barton of Bristol, to deliver it to his successor. (S) CFRs.

10/23/1275, Promise to Robert de Muscegros, who has handed over his castle of Bonret in Ireland to the king, to hold and defend against the Irish rebels, … as soon as the contention … is settled … it shall be restored … (S) CPRs.

3/2/1276, Writing of Robert de Muscegros, notifying that he has rendered into the king's hand the castle of Bomed with the cantred of Tradery and the theod of Ocormok with the demesnes, liberties and appurtenances, held in chief, and released to the king all his right therein, so that if the king enfeoff thereof Thomas de Clare and his heirs, the same Robert and his heirs will warrant the same to Thomas and his heirs. (S) CFRs. Robert received in exchange the manor of Hampstead Norris in Berkshire. (S) Hist. of Berkshire, V4, 1924, Hampstead Norris.

11/4/1276, Robert de Muscegros acknowledges that he woes to Nutus de Forencia, merchant, £46. (S) CCRs.


Aft. 1276, Robert married 2nd Agnes, d/o 9994752. Earl William de Ferrers & 9994753. Countess Margaret de Quincy.

1/24/1277, Protection with clause volumus, … for the following going to Wales on the king’s service … Robert de Muscegros … (S) CPRs.

1/25/1277, Robert de Muscegros acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Wodeburg 50 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Somerset and Dorset. (S) CCRs. [Many knights borrowed money before being away on service to the king.]

1277, King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.

1277, Queen Eleanor granted the debts of Jacob f. Moses of Oxford. Queen Eleanor sued his former lord Robert de Muscegros and his mother Cicely for £80 owed of the manor of Alvescot. [The suit would continue for several years.] (S) Eleanor of Castile, Parsons, 1997, P79.

9/24/1279, Patrick de Cadurcis came into chancery and acknowledged, for Robert de Muscegros, that he owes to Queen Eleanor, the king’s consort, 20 marks. (S) CCRs.

12/27/1280, Robert, knt. of Stowell, Norton and Charlton Musgrove, Somerset died; his mother surviving.


1/8/1281, Agnes, late the wife of Robert de Muscegros, came before the king and took oath not to marry without the king's licence. (S) CCRs.

1/17/1281, IPM of Robert de Mucegros. Rutland: Cotesmor. 8⅓ virgates … Hawis his daughter, aged 4 at the feast of St. Thomas [the Apostle] next before Christmas last, is his next heir. Somerset: Stawelle. The manor … Norton. The manor … Cherleton Micegros. The manor … Gloucester: Kynmerton. The manor … Botinton. The manor … Berks: Hamstede. The manor with the hamlet of Aldewrthe … (S) CIsPM.

1/17/1281, Order to deliver to Agnes, late the wife of Robert de Muscegros, tenant in chief, the manor of Hamsted, to have in tenancia during the king's pleasure, as the king has not yet caused dower to be assigned to her. (S) CCRs.

1/18/1281, Writ for IPM of Robert de Muscegros. (S) CFRs.

Af. 1281, Charter of Agnes de Mussegros, lady of Chinnor, Oxon., in her free widowhood giving to Thame abbey Oxon. 1 penny of yearly rent in Sydenham, Oxon., in free alms for the health of her soul and that of Robert de Mussegros formerly her husband, … of the gift of Roger de Quincy, Agnes' grandfather, sometime earl of Winchester, … (S) Sir Christopher Hatton's Book of Seals, 1950.

1283, Roger de Marsinton sued Agnes in the Court of Common Pleas regarding 26s rent in Keyston, Huntingdonshire. Court of Common Pleas, CP40/49, image 87f.

1283, Agnes, widow of Robert de Mucegros, sued Cecily (60848493), widow of John de Muscegros, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding the third part of 2 carucates of land in Boddington, Gloucestershire, which she claimed as her dower; Cecily came into court and said that she held the said tenement in dower of the inheritance of Hawise daughter and heir of the said John [recte Robert] de Mucegros. (S) Court of Common Pleas, CP40/49, image 100f,

1285, Agnes de Mucegros claimed free warren in Chinnor, Oxfordshire and its member Sydenham as Roger de Quincy previously had it. (S) Justices Itinerant, JUST 1/705, image 2.

4/17/1287, Grant to Agnes, late the wife of Robert de Muscegros, tenant in chief, for a fine of 200 marks whereof she will pay 50 marks a year, that she may marry whomsoever she will in the king’s fealty. (S) CFRs.

By 1289, Agnes married 2nd John fitz Reginald, Baron Fitz-Reginald of Balenllyfni.

1289, William de Mortimer and Hawise (15212123) his wife sued John Fitz Reynold and Agnes his wife in the Court of Common Pleas regarding waste and destruction in woods held in dower by Agnes of the inheritance of Hawise in Hampstead Sifrewast and Aldworth, Berkshire to the disinheritance of the said Hawise. Court of Common Pleas, CP40/78, image 967d.

1304-05, John fitz Reginald and his wife [Agnes] conferred Hamstead Norris, Berks, to John de Ferrers [daughter Hawise’s 2nd husband] and his wife. (S) Hist. of Berkshire, V4, 1924, Hampstead Norris. [Hamstead Norris acquired by Hawise’s father 3/2/1276. Held in 1315-16 by Hawise’s 3rd husband John de Bures.]

1309, Agnes widow of John Fitz-Reginald.

1310, Walter de Gloucester, escheator citra Trent, directed to assign to Agnes, widow of John Fitz-Reginald, deceased, her dower in the hamlets of Mare, Brymetetoun, Traherneston, Penlenanek, Nanteuel, Quoddeperthy, and Rongenant, in Walliae.

1310, Agnes had livery of 6 hamlets and in co. Brecknock, and 3 1/3 knights' fees, and the advowson of Cathedine, co. Brecknock, and of one-third of the manor of Caldicot, all of which the King had assigned her in dower.

11/7/1312, Agnes living.

Agnes died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, Richardson, 2005, P606. (S) Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1858, P26.

Family notes:

·         There is evidence that Agnes is not the mother of Hawise. Hawise’s marriage to John de Ferrers, who would then be her 1st cousin, has liturgical evidence unsupportive of Agnes being her mother. And, after the death of Robert, custody of Hawise was given to Cecily, her paternal grandmother.

·         Maxwell-Lyte, Historical Notes of Some Somerset Manors (Somerset Rec. Soc. Extra Ser. 1) (1931): 381–382 cites a deed in which Agnes de Muscegros, “lady of Chinnoc,” describes herself as daughter of Margaret de Ferrers, Countess of Derby).

Child of Robert and Agnes:

i. Hawise de Muscegros (15212123), born 12/21/1276 in England. [Heir]

5/30/1281, Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari for a fine of 300 marks, of the marriage of Hawisia, daughter and heir of Robert de Muscegros. Mandate to Cicely de Muscegros, in whose custody the said Hawisia is, to deliver her to the said Roger. (S) CPRs.

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