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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Lord Robert Hungerford & Dame Margaret de Botreaux

 950546. Lord Robert Hungerford & 950547. Dame Margaret de Botreaux

1409, Robert born in England, s/o 1901386. Lord Walter Hungerford & 1901387. Katherine Peverell.

~1410, Margaret born in England, d/o 1901094. William de Botreaux & 1901095. Elizabeth Beaumont.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

1421, Robert’s marriage to Margaret arranged by his father. [By 1462, this marriage would bring 52 manors into the Hungerford family.]

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

11/7/1427, To the escheator in Cornwall. Order to give William Botreaux and Isabel his wife livery of a moiety of the manor of Allet, … with remainder to Margaret their daughter and to the heirs of her body. (S) CCRs.

1429-33, Robert served in France under the Duke of Bedford. (S) Some Old Wiltshire Homes, 1894, P7. (S) DNB.

By 2/1433, Robert’s eldest brother Walter died, leaving older brother Edmund as the heir.

1433, Authorization by Walter lord Hungerford for his son Robert Hungerford, Sir John Stourton, ... and John Fortescu, ..., to arrange the ransome of lord Hungerford's prisoner, Jean de Vendome, vidame de Chartres. (S) UKNA.

9/27/1433, Debtor: Thomas Inge, merchant of Wilts. Creditor: Robert Hungerford, knight [held part of a fee in Hardenhuish, Cadworth Hundred, Wilts.] Amount: £100. (S) UKNA.

1436, A gift of the manor of Teffont [Wilts.], the advowson of the church and all messuages, lands, etc., of the same, with grant of full power of the management and disposal of the same, by Sir Robert Hungerford to Margaret his wife. [Reconfirmed in 1448 & 1460.] (S) UKNA.

Bef. 3/20/1439, Robert’s older brother Edmund died leaving Robert as the heir.

1/20/1439, Commitment to Walter Hungerford, knight, and Robert Hungerford, knight, by mainprise, found in the Exchequer, of Edmund Hungerford, knight, of the county of Somerset, esquire, … of the keeping of all the manors and lands, in the counties of Buckingham, Berks, Wilts and Cornwall, late of Margery (369387) late lady de Moleyns, late the wife of William de Moleyns knight, … (S) CFRs. [Margery’s granddaughter would be married to Robert’s son Robert.]

By 1439, Robert’s mother died.

5/20/1439, Robert heir to his maternal aunt Eleanor, wife of Sir William Talbot.

6/20/1439, Order to the escheator in the counties of Devon and Cornwall … Eleanor Talbot was seised on the day of her death … Robert Hungerford, knight, is the kinsman and next heir of the said Eleanor, to wit, son of Katharine the sister of the said Eleanor, and of full age … (S) CFRs. [6 manors in Devon, 4 in Cornwall.]

5/11/1442, Demise by Robert Hungerford, knight, John Fortescu, chief justice for pleas before the king, Richard Newton, knight, chief justice of the Common Bench, John Cheyne of Pynne, esquire, ... (S) UKNA.

1443-44, Record of proceedings in the county court of Wilts concerning claims by Sir Robert Hungerford to common of pasture in Heytesbury, [Wilts] (S) UKNA.

1448, Gift of the manor of 'Hascheley' (Ashley) for the life of the donee and a year. Parties : Robert Hungerford kt., son of Walter, lord Hungerford, Margaret his wife.(S) UKNA.

8/9/1449, Robert’s father, Walter, died.

1449, Confirmation by Robert Hungerford, kt., of a gift, in 1439, by Philip Courtenay, kt., Maurice Berkley, kt., John Fortescue, kt., and Walter Rodeney, kt., (surviving), and Sir John Hody (deceased), to Walter Hungerford late father of Robert and to Eleanor countess of Arundell now widow of Walter, of their manors of Sutton and Codford with appurtenances in Heytesbury, Tytherington, Ansty and Horningsham; and confirmation to Eleanor of her right in property called Southcourt in Heytesbury. (S) UKNA.

9/5/1450, Robert 1st summoned to parliament.

9/20/1450, Commission to Robert Hungerford, knight, lord of Hungerford, Robert Hungerford [son], knight, lord of Molyns, William Beauchamp, knight, lord of St. Amand, Edmund Hungerford [brother], knight, ... Thomas Troppenell, ... to go against the traitors and rebels in Wilts and the counties adjacent. (S) CPRs.

1452, Thomas Tropenell purchased the manor of Maiden Bradley from Sir Robert Hungerford.

9/28/1452, Oyer and terminer commission, Hunts, held by Robert Hungerford of Moleyn, Robert Danvers and associates, at Huntingdon ... for all treasons, etc in this and twelve other counties ... (S) UKNA.

1455-57, Heytesbury (Lands of Robert Hungerford "Dominus de Hayghtredesbury et de Hametethy"): [Wilts] (S) UKNA.

7/7/1458, Robert wrote his will.

3/7/1459, Robert Hungerford, knight, ... enfeoffed John Baunton, knight, ... John Mervyn, esquire, ... (S) CisMics, GBPRO, 2003, P192.

5/18/1459, Robert died, buried in Salisbury Cathedral.


1459, Letters of attorney to deliver seisin of the manors of Rushall, Wittenham and Rowley, and all lands there, to the trustees of lady Margaret Hungerford's marriage settlement; and grant of the manor by them to lady Margaret. (S) UKNA.

10/16/1460, Robert Hungerford, knight, ... enfeoffed ... John Mompesson, ... Thomas Tropenell, John Mervyn, ... (S) CisMics, GBPRO, 2003, P192.

6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England.

1462, Quitclaim by lady Margaret Hungerford to Thomas Fermour and Joan his wife, of property formerly John Andrew's in Heytesbury. (S) UKNA.

8/6/1462, Wiltshire: Order to take of Margaret [this Margaret’s stepmother] who was wife of William Botreaux lord Botreaux knight an oath etc., and in presence of Margaret who was wife of Robert Hungerford knight, daughter and heir of the said William, or of her attorneys, to assign dower to Margaret first named. (S) CCRs.

1463, Gift for lives by Dame Margaret Hungerford of all the Cornish lands she inherited from her father, William late lord of Botreaux, excepting the advowsons of the churches. Parties : Hungerford, Neville (bishop of Exeter), Beauchamp (bishop of Salisbury), …, Sidenham, …, Mompesson, …, Tropennell, …, Mervyn, … (S) UKNA.

1464, “Quitclaim, by Dame Margaret Hungerford, of her title to all the property in Heytesbury held by John Mervyn out of the gifts of her father and husband, for his good service to her husband and herself, including a tenement called Warres and a field called the South Pound, and a field in West Codford called North Mead, and a rent of 10s. from Mount's Mill in Sutton Veny.” (S) UKNA.

6/1465, Flintford, Frome, etc. Final Concord: Rich.Chokke, knt., ... versus Margaret Hungerford, dau. and her. of Will. lord Botreaux, and Thos. Hungerford, knt., (son of Robt. H., knt., son of Margt. aforesaid) and w. Anne: of manor of Flyntford, ... (S) UKNA.

2/1466, Morrow of Purification. Margaret Hungerford, widow, daughter and heir of William Lord Botreaux and Moleyns, …, and John Mervyn, esquire, pl.; … (S) Abstr. Feet of Fines, Wiltshire, Kirby, 1986.

6/1466, Deed involving Dame Margaret Hungerford, Richard Beauchamp, Bishop of Salisbury, John Cheyney, John Mompesson, John Touke, and John Clyveden, and incorporating letters of attorney. (S) UKNA.

1/8/1468, John Mompesson involved in the conveyance of seisin of lands, etc. in Wiltshire by Margaret, Lady Hungerford.

1469, John Glyn recovered from Margaret Lady, Hungerford, widow, heir & d/o William Botreaux, the manor of Treffry.

8/22/1469, Margaret Lady Hungerford and Botreaux, widow, daughter of William Lord Botreaux appoints John Moyle, John Wolgarn and William Drewe her attorneys to receive attornment of people named for Manor Treseyse and lands (named) in St. Thomas by Launceston. (S) UKNA.

10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]

5/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.

Bef. 1472, John Mervyn bought Fountel and other lands from Margaret, Lady Hungerford.

2/20/1472, King Edward IV, upon the petition of Margaret Lady Hungerford, widow of Robert Lord Hungerford, granted a licence to John Cheyne, Esq. and John Mervyn, Esq. to found an alms-house at Heytesbury, and that divine service should be celebrated there for the souls of the families of Hungerford and Botreaux, and also for the souls of John Cheyne and John Mervyn, when they should depart this life. (S) Letters Patent of Edward IV.

3/19/1472, Debtor: William Drewe, of Golant ... Creditor: Margaret, lady of Hungerford and Botreaux [held properties in Cornwall]. Amount: £40 of good and legal English money, for divers merchandise bought from her. (S) UKNA.

1472, Two foundation deeds of the Hungerford chantry in Salisbury Cathedral, founded by Margaret, widow of Robert Hungerford, Kt.. (S) UKNA.

1476, Thomas Tropenell granted in perpetuity presentation to Great Cheverell by concession of Margaret, Lady Hungerford.

8/3/1476, “Margarete Lady Hungerford and Botreaux” wrote her will: “… John Mompesson, Thomas Tropenell, … and John Mervyn, … of my feoffees, … have, take, and resceyue, during the saide terme of x yere, th’issues, profites, and reuneous of all the p’mysses; …” ... within the Cathedral of Sarum ... daily celebration of divine service, for the souls of her famliy ; and ... “for the soul of this John Mervy, Esq. after this life”. [These persons mentioned many times in the will.] (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, 1826, P312.

1477, Margaret died. [IPM: Botreaux, Margaret [de Botreaux], Lady, who was the wife of Robert Hungerford, Lord Hungerford Wilts, Som.] (S) UKNA.

(S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993.

Children of Robert and Margaret:

i. Joan Hungerford  (475273), born ~1428 in England.

ii. Robert Hungerford, born 1431 in England.

1439, Robert married to Eleanor, gd/o William (369386), Lord de Moleyns.

1449, Walter, lord of Hungerford, Heytesbury, and Hornet, wrote his will: ... to Robert Hungerford, lord Molins, best pair of “cuiraffes” to be chosen out of the armour at Farley Hungerford. (S) Ancient and Modern Gold and Silver Smith’s Work, Pollen, 1878, P-CLI.

1450’s, Robert a prisoner of the French, ransomed for £7966 by his mother.

1464, Hungerford, Robert [Hungerford], Lord, attained, and Eleanor [de Moleyns], his wife, daughter and heiress of William, Lord de Moleyns, Oxon, Som, Devon, Wilts, Warw, Bucks, Oxon, Corn. (S) UKNA.

1464, Robert executed after the battle of Hexham.

Eleanor married Sir Oliver Manyngham.

1472-73, Plaintiffs: Sir Oliver Manyngham and Eleanor, Lady Hungerford and Moleyns, his wife. Defendants: John Mervyn and John Touke. Also mentions Margaret, Lady Hungerford and Botreaux. (S) UKNA.

iii. Walter Hungerford, born ? in England.

12/9/1447, Walter’s father granted him granted to him, Thomas Tropenell and Agnes his wife all those lands called 'Ballisland' in Codford. (S) CCRs, 9/12/1486. [Same for next record.]

5/12/1467, Margaret his mother granted Walter ‘a close called 'Dodmans' in Estcodford and Westcodford.’

9/12/1486, Walter son of Margaret lady Hungerford and Robert lord Hungerford, to Thomas Tropenell, … (S) CCRs.

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