Robert Lawrence, Sr. (c.1371 - 1439) MP

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Birthplace: Ashton Hall, Thurnham Parish, Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Thurnham Parish, Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
Occupation: of Ashton Hall
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About Robert Lawrence, Sr.

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Robert Lawrence was born circa 1371 in England.2 He married Margaret Holden.3 Robert died on 8 September 1439 in England.3

    Robert was also known as [Sir] Robert Lawrence.
    Sir Robert was the third Squire of Ashton. He was Knight of the Shire in 1403, 1406, and 1414. In 1402 he was a commissioner to arrest sedition mongers. In 1403 he assembled knights and yeomen in Lancashire and brought them to the king to fight against the Earl of Northumbland in Scotland.3
    Robert Lawrence was escheator of the county in 1404 and later complained of disseisin in 1407, and it was alleged against him that Edmund had left no heir. He was made a knight and had a son and heir of the same name.2
    He not only inherited his father's lands and manors, but added to those estates in Ireland and the manors of Southworth and Dillicar in Co. Westmoreland.
    A considerable contingent from Lancaster accompanied Henry V in 1415 on a campaign that ended at Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. John Lord Harcourt, bannert, took two knights, twenty-seven men-at-arms, and ninety archers; seven knights, James de Harrington, Richard de Kighley, Ralph de Stavely, Nicholas de Longford, William Botiller, John Southworth, and Richard de Radcliffe, and two esquires, John Stanley and Robert Laurence each served with fifty archers.2 A History of Lancaste Golf Club also states that Robert Lawrence fought against the French at Agincourt in 1415.
    In 1419 he was a commissioner to raise a loan for the King and in 1421 commissioner to bring 400 archers to France during the Hundred Years' War.
    He was knighted in 1417 or 1437 according to Schuyler Lawrence.3 I believe it probably was 1417 as he is referred to as Sir Robert Lawrence in 1426.
    Nicholas Hesketh died in 1416 leaving a son and heir Thomas who was ten years old. Later it appears that Sir Robert Lawrence was guardian. Thomas Hesketh died in 1458 and it is usually said that he married Sir Robert's daughter, Sibyl.2
    In 1426 Sir Robert agreed to pay Maud Wyresdale of Bolton 10s a year for her life for the fourth part of the lordship of Bolton with lands, etc.2 In 1429, Robert complained that the men of Bolton had trespassed on his closes at Carnforth.2
    Walter Strickland, receiver of the lordship of Kendal in 1439 accounted for £6 13s. 4d. of the arrears of Sir Robert Lawrence, late farmer of Ashton and Carnforth.2
    1440, Inquest taken at Burton ..... 18 Henry VI, before Walter de Strikland, esquire, escheator, by the oath of John Berwyk etc., who say that :Robert Laurence, knight, was seised of the manors of of Rauthesworth and Dilacre; by his charter dated Thursday next before St. Thomas the Apostle, 17 Henry VI (18 December, 1438), he granted certain messuages and lands in the vill and hamlet of Nateland to his son Thomas Laurence to hold for his life, with remainder to Robert's right heirs by virtue whereof Thomas became and stil is seised thereof. The premises in Nateland worth 10 marks yearly clear, are held of Thomas Strickland "chivaler" by service unknown. By another charter dated Friday next before St. Thomas the Apostle, 17 Henry VI (19 December 1438), he granted the manor of Dulacre to his son William Laurence to hold for his life, with the remainder to Robert's right heirs, by virtue whereof William became and is still seised of the said manor, which is worth 10 marks yearly clear, and is held of Thomas del Parre, knight, in socage, by service unknown. By another charter of the laste date (19 December) he granted the manor of Rauthesworth to his son Edmund Lawrence for life, with remainder to Robert's right heir, by virtue whereof Edmund became and still is seised of the said manor, which is worth 10 marks yearly and is held of Roger Petwardyn, esquire, in socage, by services unknown. Robert Laurence, esquire, his son, is his next heir, aged 40 years; Excheq.Inq. p.m., ser. i, file 167, n. 9.4

Family Margaret Holden Children

   Robert Lawrence b. 1399, d. 3 Apr 1450
   Thomas Lawrence b. s 1410
   William Lawrence b. 1425, d. 1455
   Edmund Lawrence
   Sibyl Lawrence d. 1459/60
   Ann Lawrence

Citations

   3rd Squire of Ashton.
   [S272] Farrer, William and J. Brownbill editors. The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster. 8 volumes. London, England: A. Constable and Company, 1906-14).
   [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs., Part II, The Lawrence Family Record Series. New York, New York: New York City Public Library Main Branch, January 1936 Microfilm no. ZI-315, reel 10, item no. 26.
   [S2382] British History Online. Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

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Robert Lawrence, Sr., 3rd Squire of Ashton Hall's Timeline

1371
1371
Thurnham Parish, Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
1399
1399
Age 28
Thurnham Parish, Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
1399
Age 28
Lancashire, England
1405
1405
Age 34
1410
1410
Age 39
Chelmarsh, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England
1410
Age 39
1410
Age 39
1412
1412
Age 41
1425
1425
Age 54
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
1439
September 8, 1439
Age 68
Thurnham Parish, Lancashire, England, (Present UK)