Name: Philip De Marmion
Suffix: Baron Marmion
Death: BEF 5 DEC 1291 in Middleton
Residence: Tamworth Castle, Staffordshire
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Change Date: 25 MAR 2013
Sir Philip Marmion, son and heir of Robert the elder was born about 1219. In 1249 he was made Sheriff of Warwick and Leicester and in 1258 accompanied Henry III into Gascony, where for a time he was imprisoned. In the previous year he had entertained King Henry III at the castle in Tamworth. In 1260 he obtained from the King a supply of oak trees from the forest of Cannock to fortify the castle of Tamworth, and these possibly were provided from Hopwas, which lay within the confined of the forest. He remained faithful to King Henry in the rebellion that followed and was made Constable of Kenilworth Castle after its siege, and the King gave him all the demesnes of Sir Henry de Hastings in Wigginton, and the whole town of Tamworth. The earliest of the Borough court roles now in existence is dated 17th July 1284 and contains a writ from the King, tested at Caernarvon and addressed to the bailiffs of Philip de Marmion. In 1285 by royal command Wigginton was restored to Sir John de Hastings. Towards the end of his life Sir Philip founded the hospital of St. James at Tamworth, but died before it was completed. He married Jane de Kilpeck, by whom he had three daughters, Jane, Mazera and Matilda and died at Middleton in 1291, and was probably buried at Polesworth. Thus the barony of Marmion went into abeyance amongst the issue of his three daughters and co-heiresses. Roger de Coningesby, his executor, gave all the vestments of his private chapel to enrich the Cisterchain Abbey at Merevale.
The Marmions claimed descent from the lords of Fontenay, hereditary champions of the dukes of Normandy, and held the castle of Tamworth, Leicestershire, and the manor of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire. The right to the championship was disputed with the Dymoke family by Sir Baldwin de Freville, lord of Tamworth, who was descended from an elder daughter of Philip Marmion. The court of claims eventually decided in favour of the owners of Scrivelsby on the ground that Scrivelsby was held in grand serjeanty, that is, that its tenure was dependent on, rendering a special service, in this case the championship.
The death of Philip Marmion in 1291 began the chain of events which led to the acquisition of the college of St. Edith, Tamworth, Staffs, by the Crown.
Philip left four heirs:
Joan I, who had married William de Morteyn. She dsp before 13.08.1295.
Maud, the wife of Ralph Butler.
Joan II, a minor who later married first Thomas de Ludlow and secondly Henry Hillary.
and a grand-daughter:
another Joan, wife of Alexander de Freville and child of Philip's second daughter, Mazera, who had predeceased her father.
Father: Robert De Marmion b: ABT 1166 in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Mother: Juliana De Vassy
Mistress of Philip Marmion
- Robert Marmion
Joane De Kilpec b: in Kilpeck, Herefordshire
- Maude Marmion
- Mazere Marmion b: ABT 1245
- Joan de Marmion
- Type: Web Site
Title: Tamworth Heritage Trust
- Type: Web Site
Title: Stirnet Genealogy
Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
- Type: Book
Periodical: Victoria County History of Staffordshire