~1210, Robert born in England, d/o 121683720. William de Saint John.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
~1220, Agnes, born in England, [likely] d/o 10000972. Baron William de Cantilupe & 10000973. Millicent de Gournay.
1235-39, Grant from Robert de St. John, son of William de St. John, to Bartholomew Peche, of Holemore in Shirburne. (S) The Family of Brocas of Beaurepare and Roche Court, Burrows, 1886, P375.
~1238, Robert married Agnes.
1239, Robert’s father died.
12/1239, Robert, son and heir of William de St. John, owes £100 10s 6d for his relief of lands that [William, his father, held ...] Order to the sheriff of Hampshire. (S) FRsHIII.
1240, Herriard grant, witnesses: Robert de St. John, Bartholomew Pecche, Henry de Farle, Adam de St. Manefeud, John Lanceleveye, Hamon de Basing, Ralph de Basing, … (S) UKNA.
1241, A convention between Robert de St. John and John son of Saer concerning common pasture in Bramley.
7/4/1241, The king has granted to Robert de St. John that, of the 200m. which he owes him at the Exchequer, he may render 66m. 8s. 10½d. at the Exchequer … (S) FRsHIII.
3/7/1242, The king has given respite to Robert de St. John from the 50m. which are exacted from him by summons of the Exchequer. (S) FRsHIII.
5/1/1242, Order to the sheriff of Hampshire that, having accepted security from Robert de St. John for the 100 m. by which he made fine with the king for his scutage and passage, he is to cause him to have his scutage. (S) FRsHIII.
1242, Robert held 8 knights’ fees in Kent in the assessment of aid. (S) Lists of Knights’ Fees in Kent, Kent Archaeology.
9/20/1242, Order to the sheriff of Hampshire to place in respite, until upon his account, the demand for 66m. that he makes from Robert de St. John for the debts he owes the king. (S) FRsHIII.
1243, Quitclaim from Hugh de Warbleton and Isabel his wife of lands and rent in Bramley to Robert de St. John.
1245, Robert de St. John obtained licence to inclose his wood of Bramley, within the metes of the forest of Pamber, provided that the king's deer had free entry and egress.
6/11/1245, Protection with clause … going to Wales … Robert de Sancto Johanne. (S) CPRs. [Robert attended with 4 other knights in his service. They pushed far into north Wales and built a castle at Degannwy.]
12/16/1248, Robert de St. John witnessed a royal charter. (S) Royal Charter Witness Lists, Morris, 2001.
1/8/1249, Robert de St. John witnessed a royal charter at Winchester. (S) Royal Charter Witness Lists, Morris, 2001, P34.
1251, Sir Robert de St. John held half a knight’s fee in Hambledon, Hants. (S) Pedigree and Proress, Wagner, 1975.
1252, Aimery de Chanceaus, 1½ carucates of land with appurtenances in Bramley held of Robert de St. John.
1/25/1253, Comformation of a lease by Robert de Sancto Johanne to Master Richard, king’s cook, … of the manor of Berneham, co. Sussex, for a term of 14 years. (S) CPRs.
1253, Robert held 8 knights’ fees in Kent in the assessment of aid for making the king’s eldest son a knight. (S) Lists of Knights’ Fees in Kent, Kent Archaeology.
8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships.
10/22/1253, at Benauge, France. Charter granting to Robert de Sancto Johanne and his heirs of free warren in his demesne lands of Warneford and Chauton, co. Southampton, Haunak, [6 listed] … co Sussex, Shifford, co. Berks, … (S) CPRs.
1/28/1254, at Bazas, France, Charter granting to John Tregoz … Witnesses … Robert de Sancto Johanne … (S) CPRs. [Robert witnessed multiple charters at Bazas, and then at Meilhan and St. Macaire.]
8/28/1254 at Bordeaux, France, Charter granting to Robert de Sancto Johanne the land within his manor of Basing which the king recovered by judgement of his court against William de Sancto Johanne, father of the said Robert, … at a rent of 10 marks a year. (S) CPRs.
1/1255, King Henry returned to England.
6/29/1256, Whereas Robert de Sancto Johanne, with the king’s consent, has given To Reynold son of Peter the marriage of John his son and heir, to the use of Alice daughter of the said Reynold and has married the said John to Alice, the king confirms the said marriage … (S) CPRs.
1258, King Henry III forced to sign the Provisions of Oxford granting parliament administrative reform. [The beginning of the Baron’s Revolt.]
1259, Aimery de Chanceaus [the younger] called on John de Kendale and Joan his wife to acquit him from the services demanded by Robert de St. John in Bramley.
6/1260, Prince Llywelyn of Wales invaded the Marches of Wales.
8/1/1260, Robert de St. John of Hampshire summoned to march against Llewellyn ap Griffith. (S) General History of Hampshire, Woodward, 1861, P227.
1261, Robert de St. John founded the stone castle at Basing House; but the outer defenses remained of timber.
1262, Sir Robert de Sancto Johanne held in wardship the heir of William de Bello Alneto. (S) The Cartularies of Southwick Priory, V1, 1989, P215.
4/10/1263, William Maudut, Robert de Sancto Johanne, and James le Sauvage claim the wardship of the lands and heir of William de Bello Alneto by reason of the castle of Porchester. (S) CIsPM. [Awarded to Willliam Mauduyt.]
1263, Herriard quitclaim, witnesses: Robert de St. John, Bartholomew Peech, Henry de Farleye, John Lanceleve, … (S) UKNA.
6/29/1263, The Manor of Isleworth hosted a gathering of Simon de Montfort’s rebellious noblemen who held a conference with the King that sowed the seeds for England’s first true Parliament.
10/17/1263, Summons to come to the king at Wyndsor with horses and arms to treat on certain matters touching the realm, and not to fail by occasion of the provisions lately made at Oxford, … Robert de Sancto Johanne. (S) CPRs.
5/14/1264, King Henry captured at the battle of Lewes. Simon de Montfort became effective ruler of England.
8/8/1264, Robert de Sancto Johanne has letters that on sight of them he is to come the king with his whole service and all the posse of his friends, and in the letter his has safe conduct for him and his houshold, harness, horses, and arms. (S) CPRs.
1265, Robert de St. John sent John de Lancelevee to Portsmouth to seize a tenement of Wm. Eynulph, an adherent of Simon de Montfort.
8/4/1265, Lord Edward defeated Montfort at the battle of Evesham; ending the barons’ war.
1265, Robert de St. John of Basing appointed constable of Winchester. (S) Winchester Pipe Rolls, Britnell, 2003, P177.
4/12/1266, Commitment to Robert de Sancto Johanne of the castle of Porcestre to keep during pleasure. (S) CPRs.
Bef. 6/4/1267, Robert died.
2/3/1270, Grant to William Belet of the marriage of Agnes late the wife of Robert de Sancto Johanne, who held in chief, or any fine she make with the king, or fine for the said marriage if she marry without the king’s licence. (S) CPRs.
(S) The roll of arms, of the princes, barons, and knights who attended King …, Wright, 1864, P18. (S) Dictionary of National Biography, Smith, 1973, P146. (S) History of the County of Hampshire, V4, 1911.
Child of Robert and Agnes:
i. John de Saint John (30420930), born ~1240 in England.