A manuscript genealogy of the founders of Horsham priory, Norfolk names “Johannem filium Roberti” as the son of “Roberto filio Rogeri” and his wife. 1
24 Sep 1236, Sherburn in Elmet
Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to place in respite the demand that he makes from John son of Robert by summons of the Exchequer for several debts, until the morrow of Martinmas in the twenty-first year.
Calendar of the Fine Rolls, 20 Hen. III, 521
14 Feb 1241, Worcester
Grant for life to Edward son of Odode Westm[onasterio] of that die in
Canterbury which John son of Robert held of the archbishopric (sic) of
Canterbury, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the said
archbishopric at the time of the death of the said John; he discharging
the king towards Robert de Cantuaria, clerk of the king's chapel, of 100s. yearly which the latter used to receive from the issues of the change of Canterbury for a die which the king had previously granted to him in the city of Canterbury, and he afterwards quit-claimed to the king for 100s. yearly.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 3, p. 245
20 Feb 1241, Woodstock
To the sheriff of Buckinghamshire . Order to take into the king’s hand all lands formerly of John son of Robert in his bailiwick until the king orders him otherwise.
24 Feb 1241, Woodstock
The king has committed to Henry of Necton the lands and castles formerly of John son of Robert in Northumberland to keep for as long as it pleases the king , so that he answers for them at the Exchequer. Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to cause the aforesaid H. to have seisin of the aforesaid lands and castles.
3 Mar 1241
The king has granted the manor of Iver with appurtenances to Ada, who was the wife of John son of Robert , until a certain dower has been assigned to her from the lands formerly of the same John, escheats and wards having been retained in the king’s hand if any fall in in the same manor in the meanwhile.
6 Mar 1241
To the king’s escheators in Essex and Hertfordshire . Because the executors of the testament of John son of Robert have given the king surety by John de Balliol and Ada, who was the wife of the aforesaid John , that John and Ada will render a moiety of all debt that John owed the king at Easter in 15 days in the twenty-fifth year and the other moiety at St. John the Baptist in 15 days in the same year at the Exchequer, London, order to permit Ada and the aforesaid executors to have full administration of all goods and chattels formerly of the same John in their bailiwick .
Calendar of the Fine Rolls, 25 Hen. III, 220, 232, 245, 252