Sir Robert Harcourt, KG

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Robert Harcourt

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Ellenhall, Staffordshire, England
Death: November 14, 1470 (60)
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Harcourt, Knight and Joan Strelley
Husband of Margaret Berkeley
Father of John Harcourt; Robert Harcourt; Margaret Moton; Thomas Harcourt; George Harcourt and 3 others
Brother of Alice North; George Harcourt; Jane Grimesby; Sir Richard Harcourt, Kt., of Stanton Harcourt; John Harcourt, Esq, of Ranton and 2 others

Occupation: Knight
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About Sir Robert Harcourt, KG

Primary Sources

Proof of age for Robert son of Thomas Harecourt, Chevalier, 4 February 1432.
Robert was born at Ellenhall, baptised in the church there, and was 21 years of age on 20 September last [b. 1410].

Oct 19. Westminster 1440
Licence, for 10l. paid in the hanaper, for Robert Harecourt, knight, to enfeoff Robert Longley and Roger Bothe and their heirs of two parts of the manor of Staunton Harecourt, held of the king in chief, and for them to grant the premises to the said Robert Harecourt and Margaret, late the wife of William Athirton, knight, for life, with successive remainders to the heirs male of his body, to Richard Harecourt, his brother, and the heirs male of his body, to John Harecourt, his brother, and the heirs male of his body, to William Harecourt, his brother, and the heirs male of his body, to Richard Harecourt, uncle of the said Robert, and the heirs male of his body, and to the said Robert's right heirs.

Source: Calendar of the patent rolls, preserved in the Public Record Office : Henry VI, Vol. III, 1436-1441, p. 470

Notes

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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Sir Robert Harcourt, KG's Timeline

1410
September 20, 1410
Ellenhall, Staffordshire, England
1440
1440
Age 29
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1443
1443
Age 32
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1444
1444
Age 33
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1445
1445
Age 34
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1447
1447
Age 36
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1448
1448
Age 37
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
1450
1450
Age 39
Probably Stanton Harco, Oxfordshire, England
1450
Age 39
Denshauger, Northampton, England