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Sir Robert de Quincy & Countess Hawise of Chester

 39979062. Sir Robert de Quincy & 39979063. Countess Hawise of Chester

~1176, Hawise born in Chester, Cheshire, England, d/o 39979010. Hugh de Meschines & 39979011. Bertrade de Montfort.

1182, Robert born in Buckley, Northampton, England, heir & s/o 39979012. Saire de Quincy & 39979013. Margaret de Beaumont.

By 1207, Robert married Hawise.

2/1214, King John landed at La Rochelle, France in an expedition into Poitou.

2/9/1214, Robert sent in place of his father with King John going to Poitou. (S) The Reign of King John, Painter, 1949, P280.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1217, Robert died in London before his father; buried at the Church of Hospitallers, Clerkenwell, Middlesex. [His brother Roger became the hier.]

11/7/1217, By Royal grant the Hospital of Jerusalem to receive 3 pennies a day for the souls of King John and Robert de Quency.


1217–1219, Hawise granted a rent of 5 marks to the Hospital where Robert was buried.

1219, Gilbert, son of Osbert de Graham, granted a release of land … Lincolnshire, in favour of Hawise de Quincy. (S) Scottish Antiquary, Vs15-17, 1901, P14.

1223-24, Hawise sued the prior of Barnwell on the grounds that he had intruded on 9 acres. (S) Women in 13th Cent. Lincolnshire, Wilkinson, 2015, P42.

1230, John de Lacy and Margaret his wife exchanged lands with her uncle Earl Roger de Quincy. In a final concord, …, with 4 of Saher’s manors which Hawise de Quency held in dower, to revert to John and Margaret on her death. (S) Women in the 13th Century, Wilkinson, 2007, P34.

10/26/1232, With the king’s permission, Hawise granted the earldom of Lincoln from her brother Ranulph before his death. (S) The Charter is extant in the British Museum.

10/27/1232, Hawise granted a third penny of the county of Lincoln by the King, becoming the Countess of Lincoln the day after the death of her brother.

11/22/1232, Grant, at the instance of Hawisia de Quency, to John de Lascy, constable of Chester, of £20 which R. sometime earl of Chester and Lincoln, received for the third penny of the county of Lincoln in the name of the earl of Lincoln, and which the earl in his lifetime gave to the said Hawisia, his sister; to hold in the name of the earl of Lincoln to the said John and his heirs by Margaret his wife, daughter of the said Hawisia for ever. (S) CPRs.

2/28/1233, Sheriff of Lincoln commanded to make known to the tenants that they are to answer to Hawisia de Quency for fees held of Ran., earl of Chester. (S) The Reliquary, V26, 1886, P269.

9/12/1233, Hawise de Quincy held 59 knights’ fees in Lincolnshire, and 2 in Yorkshire, of inheritance from her brother. (S) English Historical Review, V35, 1920, P33.

1233, Hawisia resigned her duties to her son-in-law John de Lacy who became earl of Lincoln. (S) Complete Peerage.

1234, Roger de Neweton, sub-deacon, presented by Hawisia de Quency, Contess of Lincoln, is instituted to the church of Winceby. (S) Rotuli Hugonis de Welles, Pt13, 1908, P211.

1235, J. Comes Cestrie summonitus fuit ad respondendum Hugoni de Albiniaco, W. Comiti de Ferariis et Agneti uxori eius et Hawisie de Quency Comitisse Lincolnie quare deforciat … (S) Courts, Henry de Bracton, 1887, P146. [A law suit over the division of the inheritance of the earl of Lincoln.]

1/24/1237, … Hugo Wak’ acquieter ipsame Gratiam de servicio quod Hawisia de Quency … (S) CCRs.

5/1240, Final concord between Hawise and Philip of Kyme.

11/27/1242, Order to the sheriff of Lincolnshire to place in respite, until the octaves of Hilary in the 27th year, that which is in arrears of the scutage of Hawise de Quincy, countess of Lincoln, from the knights’ fees which she holds in chief. (S) FRsHIII.

Bef. 2/19/1243, Countess Hawise of Chester died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P684. (S) Women in the 13th Century, Wilkinson, 2007, P34, P41, P42.

Child of Robert and Hawise:

i. Margaret de Quincy (19989531), born 1208 in Lincoln, England.

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