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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Lord Robert de Ufford & Mary ? & Joan ?

 60845680. Lord Robert de Ufford & 4997385. Mary ? & 60845681. Joan ?

By 1242, Robert born at Peyton Hall, Boxford, Suffolk, England, younger s/o §Sir John de Peyton & Clemence ?. [Robert took the name Ufford as lord of Ufford near Woodbridge in Suffolk.]

2/14/1254, King Henry gave Lord Edward all of Ireland except Dublin, Limerick and Athlone.

~1255, Mary born in England.

10/18/1257, Of those who stay in Wales in the service of Edward [age 18] the king’s son and have protection with clause … Robert de Ufford. (S) CPRs.

~1260, Joan born in England.

7/6/1261, Protection with clause for Robert Ufford going beyond seas with Edward the king’s son. (S) CPRs. [For about 2 years Lord Edward took a group of knights touring tournaments in Europe.]

3/24/1262 at London, Charter of Edward the king’s son, … Witnesses:- … Robert de Ufford … knights, … (S) CPRs, 10/4/1262.

[––Mary & William––]

~1264, Mary married William de Say (121691152) as his 2nd [possibly 3rd] wife. [No children.]

5/14/1264, Lord Edward and his father the King captured by Simon de Montfort at the battle of Lewes.

1264-65, Simon de Montfort effectively ruled England.

5/28/1265, Lord Edward escaped captivity.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward defeated Simon de Montfort’s army at the battle of Evesham, killing Simon and ending the Baron’s Revolt.

6/28/1267, Remission to … and pardon to him for all trespasses committed at the time of the disturbance hand in the realm … will stand to the award of Kenilworth … William de Criketot on the mainprise of Robert de Ufford of the county of Northampton. (S) CPRs.

11/25/1267, at Dublin, before Lord Robert de Ufford, Justiciary of Ireland [ordinance against public sinners.] (S) Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin, V1, 1889, P99.

9/10/1268, Protection with clause … for Robert de Ufford, going to Ireland on the affairs of Edward the king’s son. (S) CPRs. [Robert going as justiciary ‘to settle and pacify Erin’.]

1269, Robert de Ufford built the castle at Roscommon, Ireland. (S) Journal of Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1908, P342.

5/12/1270, Protection with clause volumus, for 4 years from Easter, for Robert de Ufford, crusader, who is going on crusade with Edward the king’s son to the Holy Land … (S) CPRs. [Robert de Ufford, from a roll temp. Edward I, exhibits a ‘Cross Engrailed’.]

7/14/1270, Pardon, at the instance of Robert de Ufford, to Gilbert Peche, of £50 wherein he was bound to Samuel le Blunt, sometime Jew of London. (S) CPRs.

8/19/1270 from Dover, Lord Edward left with his army on the 8th crusade.

11/10/1270, Edward arrived in Tunis to find that King Louis had died and the crusader forces had been decimated by disease. The French fleet returned the next day. Edward retreated back to Sicily. Edward sent multiple persons back to England and Gascony as administrators at the request of his father.

2/1271, King Henry was ill enough to write to Edward on crusade and ask him to return home.

By 5/1271, Edward moved his forces to Acre; waiting for support to arrive [which never came.] Having received his father’s request to return home, instead, Lord Edward sent some of his men back to administer in his place. [Robert de Ufford apparently sent to Ireland.]

1271, William de Say died.


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

[––Robert & Mary––]

1273, Robert, married Mary, widow of William de Say.

5/12/1273, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to restore to Robert de Ufford and Mary his wife, late the wife of William de Say, deceased, tenant in chief, the lands which Mary held in dower of the inheritance of William ; Robert having made fine in 100 marks for the said marriage. (S) CFRs.

8/23/1273, … by record of Robert de Ufford, somtime supplying the king’s place in Ireland, … (S) CPRs.

1274, Robert de Ufford, Lord Say, in right of his wife [Mary]. (S) Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V5, 1806, Stratton.

8/2/1274, King Edward arrived back in England.

11/8/1274, Robert de Ufford has £50 yearly from certain lands and rents pertaining to the castle of Tikehull, in the hands of Constance, late the wife of Henry de Alemannia, as dower. (S) CPRs.

5/15/1275, Appointment of Robert de Ufford to the custody of the castle and town of Orford, and the town of Dunwich, for 5 years. (S) CPRs.

7/21/1276, John de Ufford, brother and heir of Robert de Ufford, the latter of whom is going to Ireland for the king's affairs, came into chancery, and granted to Robert that if the latter should die during John's life, the executors of Robert shall receive for 3 years from his death all the issues of the lands in England and in Ireland whereof Robert shall die seised in his demesne as of fee and which shall descend in inheritance to John. (S) CCRs.

8/1/1276, Robert appointed Justiciary of Ireland. [Protections for Hugh de Reymes, Robert Pecche, Robert de Cokefeld, John son of Adam de London, John Giffard the younger going to Ireland with him.] (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Ireland, 1877, P230.

1276-77, Robert spent £2136 on fortifications at Rinnduin and Athlone.

8/3/1277, Safe-conduct … to load his ship once with victuals in Ireland … mandate to Robert de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland, to permit him to do so. (S) CPRs.

12/1277, Robert de Ufford launched a campaign to drive ‘the thieves’ out of Glenmalure.

1278, Edward, King of England, Lord of Ireland … to his faithful Robert de Ufford, his justiciar in Ireland, greeting. … the laws of the Irish are destable to God … expediant to grant them the laws of England, … (S) Eyewitness to Irish History, Ellis, 2007, P39. [The Irish had offered 7000 marks for a grant of English law. (S) Medieval Dublin, 2004, P124.]

7/1278, Robert had completed his campaign, taking hostages and levying fines. (S) The Byrnes, V1, Byrne-Rothwell, 2010, P49.

11/13/1278, Order to Robert de Ufford, justiciary ot Ireland, and the treasurer ancl barons of the Exchequer of Dublin to restore to Agnes de Vescy, for a fine of £100 made by her whereof she will pay 50 marks a year, her liberty of Kjidare, … (S) CFRs.

1278-79, Robert spent £3200 to strengthen the castle of Roscommon and the ditch of the town, repairing the castle houses and bridge of Rinnduin, and constructing a new chamber at Athlone.

2/9/1279, John de Saundord, escheator of Ireland, going with the Justiciary of Ireland, Robert de Ufford, so far as the new vill’ of Leyes, to resist the Irishmen of Offaly, rebels agains the King Edward I. [The battle for the town took 3 days.] (S) History of the Queen’s County, V1, 1907, P389.

5/26/1279, Mandate to all persons of the land of Ireland to be attendant to the person to be appointed deputy during the absence by Robert de Ufford, the justiciary, whom the king has commanded to come to England to treat on diverse affairs of that land. (S) CPRs. [Likely with respect to the execution of O’Brien Roe, King of Thomond, by Maurice fitz Gerald.]

9/24/1279 at Dublin, Robert de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland, sealed with the seal used in Ireland, made a grant to the prior and convent of St. Coman, Roskoman, … land … a market … liberties … right to water … (S) CPRs, 11/28/1282.

6/28/1280, Power to Robert de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland, … to enfeoff any men he pleases of the king’s waste lands in Ireland, to be held by knight or other service, … (S) CPRs.

8/10/1280, Protection with clause volumus, for 2 years, for Robert de Ufford, going to Ireland. The like for Mary his wife. Robert and Mary nominating John de Berking … attorneys for 2 years. (S) CPRs.

1280, Robert de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland, sold the custody of the land and heir of Thomas de Dene with the marriage to S. Bishop of Waterford. (S) CPRs, 11/18/1281.

12/28/1280, Grant, for life to Robert de Ufford of the castle and town of Oreford, … £10 from Ralph de Crumwell, … (S) CPRs.

1/18/1281, Appointment of Alexander de Luka, merchant, addressed to Robert de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland, … treasurer thereof … to coin and work at Dublin and Waterford the king’s money and be master of the mint. (S) CPRs.

5/8/1281 at Dublin, A charter by Robert de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland, granting pardon to Nicholas Morin … (S) CPRs, 5/3/1282.

7/27/1281, Mandate to Robert de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland, to restore the temporalities of the bishopric of Cloyne to Gilbert, dean of Cloyne. (S) CPRs.

11/21/1281, Robert left the office of justiciary of Ireland; succeeded by Stephen de Fulburn.

12/7/1282, Protection for 3 years for Robert de Ufford, staying in England. (S) CPRs.

1282-83, Robert supported his brother John de Ufford in his [unsuccessful] election as archdeacon of Annaghdown.

8/28/1283, Robert obtained a grant for a weekly market and yearly fair at his manor of Bawdsey in Suffolk. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

1284, Henry de Coquille paid £129 for work on the castle of Roscommon by order of the Justiciary, Robert de Ufford. (S) Proceedings, Royal Soc. of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1892, P551.

1284, Robert de Ufford paid £40 for the rent of Estermoy [near Limerick, Ireland.] (S) Proc. of the Royal Irish Academy, V26, P83.

1285, Robert de Ufford, the chief justiciary of Ireland [mentioned numerous times in the K.’s wardrobe accounts.] (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Ireland, 1879, P65.

Mary died.

[––Robert & Joan––]

Bef. 1286, Robert married Joan.

4/15/1289 at Benge, Grant by Richard Benge to Sir Robert de Ufford and Joan his wife, for the sum of 220 marks, of his chief messauge in the parish of Peterestre in the hamlet of Benge. (S) Report on Manuscripts, 1907, P273.

9/22/1289, Grant to Robert de Ufford of the marriage of Isabella, late the wife of John de Auvylers, or the forfeiture due from her in case she marry without the king’s licence. (S) CPRs.

5/7/1290, Robert de Ufford, who on account of his infirmity cannot ride, nominating … for 5 years. (S) CPRs.

2/10/1292, Grant to Robert de Ufford, of the marriage of Edmund son and heir of Roger de Colevile of Byham, for his daughter Margaret. (S) CPRs. [Edmund was 4 years old, died 1315.]

5/20/1293, Joan, late the wife of Gilbert Peche, … 1.5 fees in Suggenho, co. Suffolk, which Robert de Ufford holds. (S) CCRs.

12/30/1296, Letter for Robert de Ufford, by reason of his debility, nominating … his attorneys for 5 years. (S) CPRs.

1298, Robert died; holding the markets at Orford and Wickham Market, Suffolk. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

9/9/1298, IPM of Robert de Ufford. Suffolk: Oreford. The whole town with the castle … Wykes. The whole soke … Wycham. The whole township … Ufford. The manor … Robert his son, aged 19 at the feast of St. Barnabas last, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.


10/14/1298, Order to cause dower to be assigned … to Joan, late the wife of Robert de Ufford, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. (S) CCRs.

6/25/1299, Order to cause dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Robert de Ufford, tenant in chief, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry without his licence. (S) CCRs.

6/25/1299, Letter for Joan, late the wife of Robert de Ufford, staying in England, nominating … in Ireland for one year. (S) CPRs.

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

11/18/1307, Joan, late the wife of Robert de Ufford, staying in England, has letters nominating … her attorneys in Ireland for 2 years. (S) CPRs.

Joan died.

(S) Gen. Memoris of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley, Waters, 1878.

Family notes:

·         Robert’s daughter Alice married Sir William Howard (11820288), kt. of Wigenheld, but died childless.

Child of Robert and Mary:

i. Robert de Ufford (2498692), born 6/11/1279 in England.

Child of Robert and Joan:

ii. Thomas de Ufford (30422840), born aft. 1288 in England.

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