Robert DE LA HAYE of Halnaker
- Born: 1075-1080, Halnaker, Sussex, England
- Died: 1150
A manuscript recording the founding of Boxgrove Priory, Sussex states that it was founded by “Roberti di Haya…consanguineo eius” [referring to King Henry], to whom Henry I King of England had granted “honorem Halnaci” [Halmaker] in Sussex, and given to the abbey of Essay in Normandy. According to Domesday Descendants, this was land which had been forfeited by William de Ansleville. In the foundation charter of the priory he names himself "son of Ranulf the seneschal of Robert de Mortain" and "nephew of Eudo dapifer" [son of Thurstan Haldup]. Domesday Descendants dates the foundation to "before 1105", which would place Robert’s birth in [1075/80], bearing in mind his date of death. “Robertus de Haia et sponsa mea Gundrede” donated Basselech Priory, Monmouth to Glastonbury, with the consent of "domini mei Roberti filii Hamonis et sponsć suć Sibilić", by charter dated to [1101/20]. King Henry I, with "Johanni episcopo Luxoviensi, et comiti Gloecestrić, et comiti Rannulfo Cestrić, et Roberto de Haia", confirmed the privileges of the church of Bayeux by charter dated [1118/35]. Henry I King of England confirmed the possessions of Holy Trinity, Lessay, including the donations by "Robertus de Haia Ricardus et Eudonis nepos" [which appears to be garbled] with the advice of "Muriele uxoris sue et filiorum suorum Ricardi…Radulfi", by charter dated 1126. The obituary of Lincoln Cathedral commemorates “IV Id Sep” (not their deaths, presumably referring to the date of a donation) “Robertus de Heia et Muriel uxor eius”. Henry II King of England confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Lessai, including donations by "Turstini Haldup et Eudonis filii eius".
“Robertus de Haia et sponsa mea Gundrede” donated Basselech Priory, Monmouth to Glastonbury, with the consent of "domini mei Roberti filii Hamonis et sponsć suć Sibilić", by charter dated to [1101/20]. It is assumed that Gundred was Robert’s first wife as his wife Muriel was named in a charter dated 1126.
Robert married Gundred. (Gundred died on an unknown date.)
Robert also married Muriel DE LINCOLN Heiress of Brattleby, daughter of Ansfrid (aka Picot) DE LINCOLN and Beatrice. (Muriel DE LINCOLN Heiress of Brattleby was born about 1085 in Brattleby, Lincolnshire, England.)