Name: Robert 1st Baron de Lisle of Rougemont 1
Birth: 20 JAN 1288 in Campton, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England 1
Burial: Chapel of All Saints, Franciscan Church, London, England
Death: 04 JAN 1344 in Harewood Castle, Weeton, West Riding Yorkshire, England 1
BARONY OF LISLE of Rougemont (I)
ROBERT DE LISLE, son and heir, of Campton, Beds, was born there 20 January 1287/8, and baptized the following day in the church of All Saints. He was a minor at his father's death in 1296. He proved his age at Bedford, 21 March 1309/10, and the King having taken his homage on 26 March, he had livery of his father's lands. livery of various other manors, including Harewood, which had been the inheritance of Isabel de Forz, Countess of Aumale, was granted to him 18 July 1310, the King having taken homage for them. These were the manors claimed by Warin his father on the death of Isabel. He was summoned for military service against the Scots from August 1310 to 1342, to a Council 25 February 1341/2, and to Parliament from 19 December 1311 to 3 March 1339/40, by writs directed Roberto de Insula or Roberto del Isle, whereby he is held to have become LORD LISLE. In 1312 he had a grant of a yearly fair at Shefford. In 1313, with the rest of the court, he attended the King and Queen to the Whitsunday festivities in Paris; and in later years he had protection when going beyond seas on the King's service. He was summoned for the Bannockburn campaign in 1314, and was directed in August 1315 to continue in the North for the winter campaign, being in the King's service in 1316 and in 1317. In November 1321 he was ordered not to attend a meeting, of the "Good Peers" summoned by Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and in February following was ordered to bring his men to aid the King. He fought at Boroughbridge, 16 March 1321/2, for the King. Shortly afterwards he had a protection in his manors of Harewood, &c. In 1323, he received a grant of the wardship and marriage of Edmund, son and heir of Robert Peverel. In 1324, in the return of knights to be summoned from each shire to Parliament, to confer, he was returned as holding lands in Berks, co Cambridge, Herts, Suffolk and Yorks and in Beds also, but he did not reside there. In the same year he was summoned for service in Gascony on an expedition which did not start, and also to a Council of magnates to advise as to Gascony. In May 1327 he and Margaret his wife obtained Papal indults for portable altars. In 1328 he went on pilgrimage to Santiago. In 1332 and later he was on the commission of the peace, &c., in co. Cambridge. On 22 December 1336 the King, pitying his enfeebled state, directed that he should not in future be compelled against his will to come to the King in his wars or to his parliaments and councils, nor appointed minister or officer; but he was several times nominated on commissions in co. Cambridge down to 15 March 1340/1, when he was one of the collectors of the ninth. Nine days after, however, he appears to have been relieved altogether, although he received, as mentioned above, a summons to a Council in February 1341/2.
He apparently married, before 3 May 1318, Margaret, daughter of Walter DE BEAUCHAMP, of Alcester, co. Warwick, Steward of the King's household (died 1303). She died in the summer of 1339, when Robert was about to cross the seas on the King's service. After her death he entered the Franciscan Order, to which he had been a benefactor. On 23 March 1341/2 his lands were taken into the King's hand, he being professed in a religious order. He appears to have been ordained priest. He died 4 January 1343/4, and was buried in the choir of the Franciscan church in London, in the chapel of All Saints. [Complete Peerage VIII:71-3, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
Note: The current ruins of Harewood Castle, which is near the town of Harewood (north of Leeds, Yorks), was built about 1365. The originial Harewood Castle, also called Rougemont, was near the town of Weeton (also just north of Leeds, Yorks).
Father: Warin de Lisle of Campton b: BEF 1263 in Campton, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England
Mother: Alice de Montfort b: ABT 1268 in Beaudesert Castle, Warwickshire, England
Margaret de Beauchamp b: ABT 1295 in Beauchamp's Court, Alcester, Warwickshire, England
BEF 03 MAY 1318 1
- John 2nd Baron de Lisle of Rougemont b: ABT 1318 in Harewood Castle, Weeton, West Riding Yorkshire, England
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000