Aubrey II DE VERE, Sheriff of London
(Bef 1090-1141)
Adelisa DE CLARE
(Abt 1092-1163)
Roger FITZ RICHARD, 1st Baron of Warkworth
(Abt 1139-1178)
Adelisa DE VERE
(-Aft 1185)
Robert FITZ ROGER, Baron of Warkworth


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Robert FITZ ROGER, Baron of Warkworth

  • Born: Castle Warkworth, Alnwick, Cumbria, England
  • Married:
  • Died: 22 Nov 1214

  Research Notes:

A charter of King John confirmed that “Rogeri fil Rogeri” founded Thickhed Nunnery, Yorkshire, and confirmed donations by "Thomæ fil Rogeri…Emmæ sororis eiusdem Rogeri filii Rogeri", witnessed by "…Rob filio Rogeri…". The Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John dated 1212 which records "Robertus filius Rogeri" holding "manerium de Wercwrth" in Northumberland held by "Rogerius filius Ricardi pater eius" from King Henry II, as well as "baroniam de Waltona…manerium de Robire…manerium de Neuburne…villam de Corebrige". 1


Robert Fitz-Roger, who m. Margaret, only child and heiress of William de Cheney, by whom he acquired the Barony of Horsford, co. Norfolk, and had an only son, John. This Robert obtained a confirmation, upon the accession of King John, of the castle and manor of Warkworth, of the manor of Clavering, in Essex, and of the manor of Eure, in Buckinghamshire, to hold by the service of one knight's fee each. And in that monarch's reign he served the office of sheriff for Northumberland, Norfolk, and Suffolk; for each county thrice. In the conflict between John and the barons, this powerful person, although indebted to the crown for immense territorial possessions, took part in the first instance with the latter, but under the apprehension of confiscation, and the other visitations of royal vengeance, he was very soon induced to return to his allegiance. He was s. by his son, John Fitz-Robert. 2


In the 6th of John, (1205), Robert Fitz-Roger, Baron of Warkworth, was infeoffed by that monarch of the manor of Rothbury [in Northumberland], which then belonged to Robert de Crammavill. The baron also received a charter from King John to hold a market there every Thursday, and also an annual fair, to commence on the eve of St. Matthew, and continue three days, with all rights, duties, customs, tolls, and stallages belonging to a fair; and also a free-forest, with all liberties, franchises, and privileges, except the goods of felons, which at that period of turbulence, was so beneficial a perquisite, as to require a reservation in the royal grant.... 3

  Marriage Information:

Robert married Margaret DE CHESNEY, daughter of William DE CHESNEY of Horsford & Colne. (Margaret DE CHESNEY was born in Warburton, Cheshire, England and died on 7 Jan 1231.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Robert FitzRoger.

2 Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 121, Clavering, Barons Clavering.

3 History, Directory, and Gazetteer, of the Counties of Durham and Northumberland..., William Parson, William White (of Sheffield), 1827, p. 482.

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