Name: Robert Horne
Death: BEF 1458
Note: Widow remarried in 1457
Occupation: Alderman of London. Fishmonger.
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Change Date: 15 JUN 2012
Robert Horne, alderman of Bridge Ward, who had rendered himself especially obnoxious to the [Cade] rebels, was made prisoner and sent to Newgate.
(London and the Kingdom: A History Derived Mainly from the Archives at ...? by Reginald Robinson Sharpe. 1894. Page 285.)
1444 Jul 27 Michell: Robert Horne, Fishmonger Bridge 1444-ca 1456
Sheriff 1446-7. Auditor 1437-9, 1444-6 (? M.P. Kent 1460).
Was imprisoned in Newgate by Jack Cade's mob, and only saved his life by paying a large ransom.
Had sons Robert and John. John married Elizabeth Delaford (d 1544), widow of Richard Blount.
Custoiia Roberti Horn filii Roberti Horne or phani Civitatis.
24 May, 8 Edward IV. [A.D. 1468], came the above Philip, Bartholomew, William, and Thomas, and entered into a bond in the sum of £300 for the payment into the Chamber of a like sum to the use of Robert, son of Robert Horne, late Alderman, on his arriving at the age of twenty-four years, by the above Philip, who had been appointed guardian to the said orphan.
Seems like there may be some confusion here:
" The Redoubtable Knight" January 2006
A true story of a Horne born of knightly descent who in his short life achieved much in civic life, and sent on commissions by Henry VI in the 15th century. often referred to as the Redoubtable Robert Horne or the Notorious Robert Horne of Kent.1422-1461. Alderman Sheriff of London 1446. Changing his alliegiance he joined forces with the eighteen year old Edward Plantagenet and Earl Warwick as a Yorkist Captain. He was killed at the Battle of Towton in 1461.
It seems that the Sir Robert Horne of Kent who died at Towton was master of the Worshipful Company of Vintners.
Collage website description of watercolour by Roger Leigh (fl 1450) in London Metropolitan Archives:
Robert Horne, Sheriff of London 1446-1447, in aldermanic robes. He was also a member of the Fishmongers' Company.
In the Visitation [of Oxon re Fettiplace?] of 1623 and elsewhere Robert is called in error John. A fishmonger by trade, he was elected Alderman of Bridge Ward in 1444, and Sheriff in 1446. He had an unhappy experience in 1450 on the occasion of Jack Cade's rebellion. The rebels had marched to London and taken up their quarters in Southwark, and some of the London citizens strongly favoured, while others as strongly opposed, the opening of the City gates to them ; among the latter, in the council called by the Lord Mayor, Robert Home was particularly conspicuous. This so enraged the rebels, whose partisans were in the majority, that the Lord .Mayor was compelled to commit Home to Newgate, and to open the gates. Subsequently Home would have lost his head but for the intervention of friends and payment of a fine of 590 marks.
He was present at the election of Lord Mayor on I3th October, 1455, and died probably soon after. He left a young family, Robert, John, Johanna and Anne. (Maitland's "History of London," i., 194; Camden Society Publication, N.S. xvn., p. 192 ; Gregory's Chronicle ; Calendar of Letter Books of City of London).
(The Berkshire archaeological journal. 1918)
Joane or Johanna Fabian
- Joan or Anne Horne
- John Horne