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Robert Harcourt, KG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Probably Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
Death: Died in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
Place of Burial: St. Michael's Church, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Harcourt, Kt. and Joan Harcourt
Husband of Margaret de Harcourt
Father of John de Harcourt, Sir; Robert Harcourt; Margaret Morton; Thomas Harcourt; George Harcourt and 5 others
Brother of George de Harcourt; John Harcourt, Esq, of Ranton; Sir Richard de Harcourt; Isabel de Harcourt and William de Harcourt

Occupation: Knight
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About Robert Harcourt, KG

Sir Robert Harcourt of Stanton Harcort, ect. was Steward of Oxford University, Sheriff of Leiecstershire and Warwickshire, and of Berkshire and Oxfordshire, Knight of the Shire for Oxfordshire and Berkshire and Constable of Vernon in Normandy.

Robert's feud with the Staffords began in 1448 by the killing of Richrd Stafford at Coventry. He was pardoned for this in 1450. In 1457 he was in favour with the Lancastrian Government but was denounced as a Yorkist by 1459. In 1464 he was grantewd an annuity of 300 pounds for life by the king for his services at the seige of Alnwick. He wnet to France in 1467 on embassy to King Louis XI at Rouen. In 1468 he was granted a pension of 20 pounds for life for resisting traitors in Oxfordshire. Robert married in or before 1440 to Margaret Byron, widow of Sir William Atherton and daughter of Sir John Byron of Clayton, Lancashire.

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Knight of the Order of the Garter

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Stewart of Oxford University, Sheriff of Leicestershire & Warwickshire, & of Berkshire & Oxfordshire, Knight of the Shire of Oxfordshire & Berkshire & Constable of Vernon in Normandy. Slain by adherants of the Staffords of the Lancastrian party.

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Robert harcourt ,Knight K>G>..of Stantonharcourt,co.Oxfore,Ellenhall,Shareshill.and Little Saredon(in Shareshill) coStafford and Bosworth.co.leicester.

Sheriff of Leicestershire andWarwickshire. and of Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

Knight of the Shire for Oxfordshire and for Berkshire.

Constable of vernon in Normandy, son an heir.Born in Ellenhall.coStafford on 20 Sept. 1410.

He married on or before 1440 margaret bryon ,widow of William Atherton, and daughter of Sir John Bryon Knt of Clayton.co.Lancaster and margaret Booth.

1441 they had a papal indult fot a portable altar.

1445 he was one of those sent to france to receive Margaret Anjou and escort her to England.

In 1448 he killed Richard Stafford of coventry thus starting his feud with the Staffords. he was pardoned for his part in the affair in 1450.1459 he was denouces as a Yorkist. 1464 he was granted the annuity of 300 pounds fot life by the king for hid service at the seige of Alnwick. 1467 he went to France embassy to King Louis XI at Rouen. 1468 he was granted a pension of 20 pounds for life fir resisting traitors o Oxfordshire.

He wa slaine by adherent of the Staffords of the Lancastrian party 14 Nov 1470/ He was buried at Stanton Harcourt/ His Widow Margaret died 1486.

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  • Robert HARCOURT (Sir Knight)
  • Born: 30 Sep 1410, Stanton Harcourt, Oxford, England
  • Died: 14 Nov 1470
  • Notes: Knight of the Garter. Killed fighting for the Lancastrian cause.
  • Father: Thomas HARCOURT (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Jane FRANCIS
  • Married: Margaret BRYON (b. ABT 1420 - d. AFT 1476) (dau. of John Bryon) ABT 1440, Clayton, Lancashire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. John HARCOURT (Sir Knight)
    • 2. Margaret HARCOURT
    • 3. Robert HARCOURT
    • 4. Thomas HARCOURT
    • 5. George HARCOURT (b. ABT 1447 - d. BEF 1485)
    • 6. Elizabeth HARCOURT
    • 7. Joan HARCOURT
    • 8. Agnes HARCOURT
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/HARCOURT.htm#Robert HARCOURT (Sir Knight)1
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  • Sir Robert Harcourt, Sheriff of Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Berkshire, & Oxfordshire1,2
  • M, b. 20 September 1410, d. 14 November 1470
  • Father Sir Thomas Harcourt3 b. c 1377, d. 6 Jul 1420
  • Mother Joan Frauncis3 b. c 1386, d. a 1450
  • Sir Robert Harcourt, Sheriff of Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Berkshire, & Oxfordshire was born on 20 September 1410 at Ellenhall, Staffordshire, England. He married Margaret Byron, daughter of Sir John Byron and Margery Booth, circa 1440; They had 4 sons (John, Robert, Thomas, & George) and 1 daughter (Margaret).2 Sir Robert Harcourt, Sheriff of Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Berkshire, & Oxfordshire died on 14 November 1470 at of Ellenhall, Shareshill, & Litrtle Saredon in Shareshill, Staffordshire, England, at age 60; Buried at Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire. Slain by adherents of the Staffords of the Lancastrian party.
  • Family Margaret Byron b. c 1410, d. 1486
  • Children
    • Margaret Harcourt+2,4 b. c 1444, d. 30 Mar 1477
    • John Harcourt, Esq.+ b. c 1450, d. 26 Jun 1485
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4276] Unknown author, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 325; Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 23; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 1219.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 377.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 376-377.
  • 4.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 698.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p519.htm#i15587
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  • Sir Robert Harcourt1
  • M, #197182, d. 14 November 1470
  • Last Edited=10 Jul 2006
  • Sir Robert Harcourt married Margaret Byron, daughter of Sir John Byron and Margery Booth.1 He died on 14 November 1470, killed.2
  • He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.).1
  • Child of Sir Robert Harcourt
    • 1.Sir John Harcourt+2 d. 26 Jun 1485
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 630. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 3, page 4000.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p19719.htm#i197182
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Sir Robert Harcourt, KG's Timeline

1410
September 20, 1410
Probably Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1440
1440
Age 29
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1440
Age 29
England
1443
1443
Age 32
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1444
1444
Age 33
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1445
1445
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Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1447
1447
Age 36
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1448
1448
Age 37
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1450
1450
Age 39
Probably Stanton Harco, Oxfordshire, England
1454
1454
Age 43
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom