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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Lord Robert Willoughby & Margaret Deincourt

 60845472. Lord Robert Willoughby & 60845473. Margaret Deincourt

1270, Robert born in Lincolnshire, England, s/o 121690944. William de Willoughby & 121690945. Alice Bek.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

1283, Robert appointed his maternal great-uncle’s bailiff for the Bishop’s lands in Lincolnshire. Robert’s greatuncle Anthony [Beke] elected Lord Bishop of Durham, given the principality of the Isle of Man by King Edward, and given the dignity of Archbishop and Patriarch of Jerusalem by the Pope. (S) The Berties of Grinsthorpe Castle, Chilvers, 2010, P6.

~1285, Margaret born England, d/o 121690946. Edmund Deincourt.

1294, The Gascon War began between England and France, lasting 9 years.

1297, Robert served in Gascony.

8/23/1297, King Edward left England with 500 ships to attack France and assert his rights. Because of the refusal of many barons, Edward only had a small contingent of knights. The army sailed for Flanders to seek additional support.

10/9/1297 in Ghent, King Edward and King Philip agreed to make a truce.

3/29/1298, King Edward arrived back in England.

7/22/1298, Edward defeated Sir William Wallace at the battle of Falkirk. Robert served with his uncle, Bishop Beke. (S) History of the County of Derby, Glover, 1829, P419.

7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.

1300, Robert returned holding lands and rent in Lincolnshire worth £40.

7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began. Robert at the siege, wounded by a stone hitting his breastplate. [Arms Or, frette Azure; ‘bearing gold networked blue’.]

1301, John Beke (243381890), lord of Eresby, wrote his will leaving Eresby to his grandson Robert de Willoughby. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Banks, 1844, P122.

1302, Robert de Wileby obtained a charter for a market at Spilsby.

[––Robert & Margaret––]

By 1303, Robert married Margaret in Lincolnshire.

1303-4, Robert’s maternal grandfather, John, lord of Eresby died; his son Walter the heir.

9/20/1304, Commission to Edmund de Eyncurt, Robert de Wilgheby … vagabonds in the counties of Lincoln, Nottingham and Derby; … (S) CPRs.

1304-5, Robert granted free warren in the manors of Eresby and Wileghby, Lincolnshire; and a market and fair at Spillesby and Skidbroke. (S) History of Spilsby in Lincolnshire, Smith, 1892, P32.

1306, Robert a manucaptor of John de Kyntecote.

1306, Robert’s father died.

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

6/21/1308, Robert summoned to the king with horse and arms at Carlisle against the Scots.

11/12/1308, Commission of oyer and terminer to Robert de Wilgheby, Henry de Scrope … at Stikeswold, co Lincoln … (S) CPRs.

1310, Robert’s uncle Walter de Bek died; leaving his mother as a coheir to his estates.

1311, Robert, Lincolnshire bailiff of the Bishop of Durham [and one of the appointed executors of the will of Anthony, patriarch of Jerusalem and bishop of Durham. (S) CCRs, 5/24/1317.]

1311, Robert, age 40, an heir of his maternal uncle, Anthony Bek, bishop of Durham; acquiring the manor of Lilleford, Northamptonshire. [Robert de Wylebi adopted his uncles coat of arms: “de Goules, a un fer demolin de Argent.”]

1311, Robert of Willoughby agreed with the new bishop elect, Richard Kellaw, that part of his service was that of acting as high steward, placing dishes before the bishop on the day of his enthronement, and at Christmas and Whitsum, and owed the duty of acting as the bishop’s bailff in all his lands in Lincolnshire, holding the bishop’s courts, and levying their profits. (S) Warriors and Churchmen, Reuter, 1992, P148.

7/14/1311, Robert summon to servce against the Scots.

5/10/1313, Comfirmation of a grant and confirmation which Robert de Wylughby, nephew and heir of Philip de Wylughby, sometime dean of the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, made by his charter to William de Cossehale, … (S) CPRs.

7/26/1313, Roberto de Wilybhy, Lord Wilyhby de Eresby, summoned to parliament.

7/26/1313, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to make inquisition whether Anthony, late bishop of Durham, was seised … to deliver the same to John de Harecourt to hold in tenancy … and that Robert de Whiluby and the said John are his kinsmen and nearest heirs and of full age. (S) CFRs.

6/26/1314, Robert summoned to parliament.

2/26/1315, Commission to Edmund de Eyncourt, Robert de Wylugheby … at Noctonpark, co. Lincoln, … (S) CPRs.

5/20/1315, Commission to take take Thunderley. mto the king's hand the goods lato of Anthony, patriarch of Jerusalem and bishop of Durham, deceased … Order to Robert de Wylughby and Thomas de Goldesburgh, executors of the will of the said bishop … (S) CFRs.

6/30/1315, Robert summoned against the Scots.

1316, Robert Willoughby and Margaret, his wife, held half a carucate in the soke of Mansfield and suit of Court. (S) Topo. History of Nottinghamshire, Crtis, 1844, P174.

1317, Robert de Wylughby, knight, died. (S) CPRs.

4/1/1317, IPM of Robert de Wylughby. Derby & Nottingham: Pleselay. A moiety of the manor … John his son, aged 14, is his next heir. York: Helghfeld in the wapentake of Stayncl(iff), £4 19s 2d yearly from the tenants … Northampton: Lilleford. The manor, including a park and 2 free tenants in Hockyngdon, held jointly with Margaret his wife … Lincoln: … Wilughby. The manor with its appurtenances … Heir aged 13 on the day of the Epiphany last. Lincoln: Cokerington. A capital messuage … Skitbrok. A capital messuage, a horse-mill … [multiple messuages and lands] … Eresby. The manor with its members … (S) CIsPM.


5/24/1317, Order prohibiting impleading for debt Margaret, late the wife of Robert de Wylughby; Master Philip de Wylughby, Roger de Malberthorp, and Thomas de Wylughby, executors of the said Roberts will. (S) CCRs.

6/1/1317, Margaret, late the wife of Robert de Wylughby, tenant in chief, puts in her place Eudo de Billesby to seek and receive her dower in chancery. (S) CCRs.

6/5/1317. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Robert de Wylughby, tenant in chief, the following of his lands, … [many properties: £114+ in Lincoln, £4+ in York, £4+ in Derby] (S) CCRs.

2/12/1318, … manor of Orreby [co. Lincoln] … the manor was, after the death of John de Orreby, divided between Robert de Wylughby, now deceased, and Edmund de Somervill and Alfred de Sulney, his co-heirs and parceners, to wit … Robert should have the other moiety except 100s. of yearly rent from the bonds in the manor, in their purparties of the inheritance of John de Orreby. (S) CCRs.

7/20/1319, Confirmation of the grant to Margaret, late the wife of Robert de Wylughby, tenant in chief, … by Roger Damory of his custody of all the lands and tenements, late of the said Robert de Wylughby, to hold … reserving to himself the kinghts’ fees and advowsons of churches and the marriage of John, son and heir of the said Robert, … (S) CPRs.

5/3/1331, Protection with clause volumus, for 1 year, … Margaret late the wife of Robert de Wylughby. (S) CPRs.

Margaret died.

(S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, V1, P462. (S) Topo. and Hist. Account of Wainfleet, Oldfield, 1829. (S) Siege of Carlaverock, Nicolas, 1828, P327. (S) Chapters in the Administrative History of Medieval England, Tout, P183.

Family notes:

·         Contemporary: Robert Willoughby of Leicestershire, mayor of Leicester in 1304.

Child of Robert and Margaret:

i. John de Wylughby (30422736), born 1/6/1304 in England.

5/28/1319, Grant, for a fine of 2,000 marks, to Roger Damory of the wardship of all the lands late of Robert de Wilughby, tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of John, son and heir of the said Robert … with the marriage … (S) CFRs.

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