Name: Robert Hore
Change Date: 9 MAY 2011
The Founder of this Family was Robertus Hore, who, about 1330, married an heiress of the family of Fforde of Chagford in the county of Devon. A very ancient and well-grounded tradition existed, well known in very many branches of the family long separated by time and distance, and supported also by early pedigrees and manuscripts, that he was a younger brother of "William Le Hore or Thomas Le Hore, of Pole Hore in the county of Wexford, whose ancestor, Sir "William Le Hore, was one of the fifty knights who, during the reign of King Henry the Second, went over from Pembroke in "Wales, with Maurice Fitz Gerald, Robert de Barry, Eobert Fitz Stephen, and others, for the conquest of Ireland, and to whom the estate of Pole Hore and other lands in the county of Wexford were granted by Strongbow, and which still remain in the possession of his lineal descendant, the present Philip Herbert Hore, Esq., of Pole Hore. (See the pedigree of that family in Burke's " Commoners," vol. iv., pp. 712-716.)
The tradition states that this Eobertus Hore was an extremely fine and hand-
some man, who went over to Devonshire to seek his fortune, and while there won
the heart and the affections of the heiress of Fforde of Chagford, and having
married her settled there, and thus became the Founder of the family.
Fforde b: in Of Chagford, Devon
- Robert Hore
- Type: Book
Periodical: Some account of the early history and genealogy, with pedigrees from 1330, unbroken to the present time, of the families of Hore and Hoare : with all their branches ...
Author: Edward Hoare, Esquire