Sir Roger Clarendon

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Roger de Clarendon

Birthplace: of, Clarendon, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, , England
Cause of death: executed
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward, the Black Prince and Edith de Willesford
Husband of Margaret Fleming
Brother of Sir John Sounders
Half brother of Richard II of England; Edward of Angoulême; Edward (died young) and Sir Charles FitzEdward

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About Sir Roger Clarendon

Sir Roger de Clarendon1

M, #107243, b. between 1345 and 1360, d. 1402

Sir Roger de Clarendon was born between 1345 and 1360.1 He was the son of Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales and Edith de Willesford.1 He married Margaret Fleming, daughter of John Fleming, Baron de la Roche.1 He died in 1402, executed.1


Sir Roger Clarendon (1345/60 - executed 1402); he married Margaret (d. 1382), a daughter of John Fleming, Baron de la Roche.


Sir Roger de Clarendon was born between 1345 and 1360, son of the Prince of Wales, Edward of Woodstock, (the Black Prince) and Edith de Willesford. Although a bastard, Roger was looked upon favourably by his grandfather, King Edward III, who provided him with a generous annuity of £100.00. Sir Roger was married to Margaret Fleming, heiress to the Barony of La Roche, a marriage which would have provided him with considerable lands in Wales and Ireland. Unfortunately, Margaret died before she reached her majority and the land was divided between her three cousins. After his father’s death, things seem to have become rather more exciting for Sir Roger. He was left a silk bed in the will, always useful, and was appointed the very high position of Knight of the King’s Chamber, by his friend, the recently crowned King Richard II. Then, in 1398 Roger became involved in a duel with another Knight, Sir William Drayton. So severely was Drayton injured in the duel that Sir Roger was imprisoned at Wallingford castle. He was released on bail of £200 in case William should die. Sir William did die, and rather than being tried for murder, Sir Roger legged it. There was great political upheaval around this time, with Sir Roger’s half brother Richard deposed, and many counter-revolutions taking place during the chaos. This must have helped Sir Roger escape capture whilst his half cousin Henry IV took the throne. It was not until 1402 that Roger was finally captured. However, it was not for the murder of Sir William Drayton that he was tried, but for a farcical attempt by himself and a bunch of Franciscan Friars to overthrow King Henry IV. Sir Roger was hanged for treason later that year, after failing to prove his innocence in the conspiracy.

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of, Clarendon, Wiltshire, England
Age 16
Age 50
London, Middlesex, , England