Name: Margaret De Norwich
Change Date: 7 JAN 2013
Born around 1300 to Sir Walter de Norwich, chief baron of the exchequer and lieutenant of the treasury to Edward II and Edward III, and his wife Catherine de Hedersett.
Margaret was the only daughter of the four children born to Sir Walter and his wife. Her eldest brother, John inherited the barony and the quite considerable estates from their father on his death in 1329. The youngest brother, Thomas fought at the battle of Crecy in 1346 alongside Margaret's husband, Robert de Ufford, first earl of Suffolk.
Margaret married Ufford in 1324 after promising to pay a fine of twenty pounds to the crown for license to marry at will. Five years later she was released from its payment.
Because Ufford was away from home much of the time either on campaign or on diplomatic service on behalf of Edward III, Margaret was left to raise their seven children and administer to their considerable estates by herself.
Of their seven children, Robert the eldest son died before his father so that the titles and estates passed to the younger son, William second earl of Suffolk. The five daughters were
1. Joan who was betrothed to an East Anglian landowner
2. Cicely who married William lord Willoughby de Eresby
3. Catherine, married Robert lord Scales
4. Margaret married William lord Ferrers of Groby
5. Maud became Canoness of Campsea Ashe priory
Margaret died in 1368, a year before her husband.
[I had death date of 28 Jan 1381]
Dau of Walter DE NORWICH [1st LORD NORWICH], to whose grandson, John [2nd LORD NORWICH] her issue ultimately became heirs.
Father: Walter De Norwich b: 1280
Mother: Katherine Hedersett b: in Cruchestoke, Norfolk
Robert D? Ufford b: 10 AUG 1298 in Thurston, Suffolk
- Margaret D? Ufford
- Cecily D? Ufford
- Catherine de Ufford