|Robert DE QUINCY, Lord of Buckby
(Abt 1140-Aft 1200)
Robert DE QUINCY, Lord of Buckby
- Born: Abt 1140, Leicestershire, England
- Married (1): Between 1160 and 1170
- Married (2):
- Died: After 1200
He went to Scotland and through his first marriage obtained lands in Fife, Perth and Lothian, and was granted the castle of Forfar by his cousin (through his mother) William "the Lion" King of Scotland. He accompanied Richard I King of England on crusade in 1190 and participated in the capture of Antioch in Jul 1191. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1194/95], records "in perdonis Roberto de Quency, xl s de scutagio suo de Bukkeby" in Northamptonshire and granted delay in payment per brevia in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire. "…Robertus de Quinci, Seierus de Quinci…" were the first two lay witnesses (signing before the members of the donors´ family) of the charter dated 1200 which records the foundation of Inchaffray Abbey by "Gilbertus filius Ferthead…comes de Stradern et…Matilidis filia Willelmi de Aubengni comitissa". The connection between the Quincy family and the earls of Strathearn has not yet been established.
He married secondly Eva, daughter of ---. "Eua quondam uxor Roberti de Quinci" donated property "de Edmundesten" to Melrose abbey, for the souls of "dominorum meorum Robti de Quinci et Walteri de Berkeley et Rolandi fratris mei et Johis filii mei et Christine sororis mee", to Melrose abbey by undated charter. 1
Robert married Orabilis DE LEUCHARS, daughter of Nes DE LEUCHARS, Mormaer of Mar, between 1160 and 1170. (Orabilis DE LEUCHARS was born in Fifeshire, Scotland and died before 30 Jun 1203.)
Robert and Orabilis separated.
Robert also married Eva, the sister of Christine, wife of William de Brus of Annandale.
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Robert.