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Robert Hungerford, 2nd Lord Hungerford

Also Known As: "Lord Hungerford of Farleigh"
Birthplace: Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, England
Death: May 14, 1459 (49-50)
Wiltshire, England
Place of Burial: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford and Katherine Hungerford
Husband of Margaret de Botreaux
Father of Robert Hungerford, 3rd Baron Hungerford; Eleanor FitzLewis; Joan Hungerford; Mary Hungerford; Philippa Hungerford and 7 others
Brother of Elizabeth Courtenay; Walter de Hungerford; Thomas Hungerford; Sir Edmund Hungerford; Joan Mervyn and 9 others

Occupation: English Nobleman: Baron HUNGERFORD, 2nd Baron Hungerford of Farleigh, Baron
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About Robert Hungerford, 2nd Baron Hungerford

Page 59. 35 Robert Hungerford, d. 18 May 1493, 2nd Lord Hungerford, of Heytesbury, co. Wilts; m. Margaret Botreaux, d. 7 Feb. 1477/8, dau. & h. of William de Botreaux, d. 1462, 3rd Lord Botreaux, of Boscastle, Cornwall, by his 1st wife, Elizabeth Beaumont, dau of John Beaumont (17-32), Lord Beaumont. (CP II: 61, 242-243, VI: 617-618).

Robert Hungerford, 2nd Lord Hungerford [S6] was born 1409 in Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, England, and died 14 May 1459, and in accordance with his will was buried in Salisbury Cathedral.[1]

Also known as 2nd Baron Hungerford of Farleigh, he gained the title of 2nd Lord Hungerford. [S6] Robert served in the French wars, and was summoned to parliament as Baron Hungerford from 5 September 1450 to 26 May 1455. He was succeeded by his son Robert Hungerford, 3rd Lord Hungerford (1431–1464) also known as Lord Moleyns and Hungerford. [2] [S6]

Parents: The second but eldest surviving son of Sir Walter Hungerford, 1st Lord Hungerford [S6] also known as the 1st Baron Hungerford of Farleigh; and Katherine Peverell [S1916].


  1. about 1408 in Forley, Somerset, England to Margaret de Botreaux, Baroness Botreaux [S37] (born abt. 1380 - died 7 Feb 1478). She was the wealthy heiress of William, Lord Botreaux by whom he added very largely to the landed property of his family in Cornwall [3] by his wife Elizabeth Daubeney.


  1. Arnold (Sir Knight)
  2. Walter (b. 1428 - d. 18 Feb 1432/3)
  3. Robert Hungerford, 3rd Lord Hungerford [S37] b. 1428, d. 18 May 1464
  4. William
  5. Mary (b. 1432 - d. ABT 1437)
  6. Phillipa (b. 1433)
  7. Catherine (Baroness De La Warre) d. 12 May 1493 [S37]
  8. Eleanor (Alice)

Family notes

His wife lived until 7 February 1478, surviving all her descendants, excepting a great-granddaughter, Mary Hastings, 4th Baroness Hungerford. Her long and interesting will, dated 8 August 1476, is printed in Nicolas's "Testamenta Vetusta", pp. 310 sq., and in Hoare's "Modern Wiltshire, Hundred of Heytesbury". A list of the heavy expenses she incurred in ransoming her son Robert appears in Dugdale's 'Baronage,' ii. 204 sq.[2]


  • Sidney Lee, ed (1891). "Hungerford, Robert". Dictionary of National Biography, 1885–1900?. 28. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 259.
  • Dugdale's Baronage; Burke's Extinct Peerage;
  • Collinson's Somerset, iii. 354;
  • Hoare's Hungerfordiana, 1823;
  • Maclean's Trigg Minor, i. 358 sq.;
  • Hoare's Mod. Wiltshire, Heytesbury Hundred;
  • Kymer's Fcedera;
  • Stubbs's Const. Hist.;
  • Nicolas's Battle of Agincourt, 1832;
  • Monstrelet's Chroniques, ed. Doiiet d'Arcq (Soc. de 1'Hist. de France), 1862, ii. 404, iv. 93, vi. 314;
  • Manning's Lives of the Speakers.


  • [1] Lee, p. 259. Cites:Nicolas Testamenta Vet. p. 294
  • [2] Lee p. 259
  • [3] Lee, p. 259. Maclean, Trigg Minor, i. 357.
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 243. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
  • [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 103. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  • [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 1075. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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    • [17 STOKTON. FO. 133.]
  • ' 22nd April, A.D. 1459. I, Robert Hungerford, knight, lord of Hungerford, of Heytesbury and of Hamelethe, make my will in this manner : --
  • ' I bequeath my body to ecclesiastical burial before the altar of St. Osmund the Bishop and Confessor in the cathedral church of Salisbury.
  • Item, I bequeath to the canons residentiary, vicars, choristers, chaplains of the founders of the chantries in the cathedral church of Sarum (Cantarias ecclesie cathedralis Sarum fundatorum) and to the other ministers (ministras) (sic) of the church aforesaid, to celebrate the exequies of the dead and mass, and to do other divine services (divinia) and solemnities, on the day of my burial, 10li., to be divided among them in form there in such case accustomed and from of old time used.
  • Item, I bequeath to the cathedral church of Sarum my best blue cope (blodiam capam) of cloth of gold of velvet.
  • Item, to one thousand priests (presbiteris] saying the exequies of the dead, commendations, seven penitential psalms with litanies (latenijs] accustomed, to each of them 12d.
  • Item, I bequeath to the Prior and Convent of the house of Edyngdon, to pray for my soul, 5 marks.
  • Item, to the Prior and Convent of the Carthusian house of Henton, 5 marks.
  • Item, to the Prior and Convent of the Carthusian house of of Whittham, to pray for my soul, 5 marks.
  • Item, to the house of the Religious (religiosorum) of Mayden-bradley, of my patronage, to pray for my soul, 100s.
  • Item, to the Prioress and Convent of Ambresbury, two copes of white damask cloth.
  • To the parish church of Heytesbury, one vestment for the priest (presbitero], deacon and subdeacon, with two cloths for the altar of blue and white silk powdered with stags, and two copes of the same suit.
  • Item, to the aforesaid church of Heytesbury, one gradual, covered with calfskin (coreo vitulino) and 5 marks.
  • Item, to the parish church of St. Anne of Teffont Eweas, one silver chalice, or 30s. to make one new chalice.
  • Item, to the parish church of Farley Hungerford, 20s.
  • Item, I bequeath to the perpetual chaplains (perpetuatis) celebrating in the chapel which my father lately founded in the cathedral church of Sarum, to each of them, to pray for my soul, 40s.
  • Item, to the rector of the parish church of Farley Hungerford, 20S.
  • Item, to the Prior and Convent of the Friars Preachers at Sarum alias Fyssherton, 5 marks and one cope at the discretion of my executors.
  • Item, to the Prior and Convent of the Friars Minors at Sarum, 40s.
  • Item, to the poor-house (domui pauperum] of Betheleem outside the gate called Bisshoppesgate of the city of London, 40s.
  • Item, to the poor-house of Bradford, 6s. 8d. To the poor-house of Heytesbury, 20s.
  • Item, I bequeath for my funeral expenses, and for black cloth to be bought and divided amongst my servants and friends to whom I have been accustomed to give my livery (liberatam) during my life, and also to the two perpetual chaplains (perpetuatis) celebrating in the chapel of St. Leonard in the castle of Farley Hungerford, and for other expenses on the day of my burial, 100li., or more or less at the discretion of my executors.
  • Item, I bequeath to Margaret, my most dear consort, one vestment of silk cloth of gold (de panno serico) of red and green colour, with two cloths (pannis) for the altar, of the same colour, one great missal (magnum missale) one chalice (calicem) of silver and gilt, one small bell of silver gilt, a little pyx (pixillum) of "Cokett1 de perle" with a "crucifixe" silver gilt, two "Cruettes" silver gilt, one vessel for holy water with one "aspersorium" of silver.
  • Item, to the said Margaret, one pair of basins covered with silver with my arms with labels at the bottom (in fundo).
  • Item, two basins with two "Ewres" of silver with my arms, impaled (partitis) with the arms of my said consort at the bottom (in fundo).
    • 1 I.e., cockle-shell. -- (N. E. D.)
  • Item, to the said Margaret, two salts of silver "chased," half part gilt, half part white.
  • Item, to the same, two silver gilt spoons and six spoons of silver.
  • Item, to the same, three silver candlesticks (candelabra} with "snoffes" lately made in London.
  • Item, to the said Margaret, two silver pots (ollas) "godrunded" with my arms, with labels, half part gilt and half part white.
  • Item, two silver pots, " potellers," with the said arms on the covers.
  • Item, to the same, two silver pots, " quartlers," with the said arms on the cover.
  • Item, to the same, two "Crateres" of silver, bordered (bordur) and gilt.
  • Item, to the same, one bowl (craterem) of silver gilt "standyng," with a cover, and one "archangill" on the said cover.
  • Item, to the same, one bowl of silver gilt "standyng," with a cover, which the lord (dominus) bought of a lady for 4 marks.
  • Item, to the same, one silver bowl with a cover, called "Caunterbury cuppe."
  • Item, to the same, two silver "Chargeours," twelve silver dishes (discos) and twelve silver " sawceres," with my arms "de labett"1
  • Item, to the same Margaret, one silver cup with "floc" (cum floc) half part white and half part gilt, called "Ledubelle Cuppe," and gilt within.
  • Item, I bequeath to Robert Hungerford, knight, Lord Moleyns, my son and heir, two silver gilt basins "pounced" with knots (nodis) of "sykols."
  • Item, my largest almes disshe of silver made in the shape of a hand (ad modum manus fabricatam).
  • Item, to the same Robert my largest "dorcer" 2 of "Arras" of Duke Giles (de duce Egidio) with two "Costers"3 of the same of "Arras" to the same "docer" pertaining.
    • 1 Label, a mark of cadency distinguishing the eldest son of a family.-- (N. E. D. See also Bury Wills (Camden Society), p. 35.
    • 2 Dorser (Dosser), an ornamental cloth used to cover the back of a seat or as a hanging for the wall.-- (N. E. D.)
    • 3 Coster, a hanging for a bed, the walls of a room, &c.-- (N. E. D.)
  • Item, to the said Robert, my best bed of "Arras" with three "curteyns" of "Tartaryne," and seven "Costers" of "Arras," to wit, of hunting, hawking, fowling (aucupacione) and other divers sports (ludis), of my new "arras," containing in length 58 1/2 yards.
  • Item, to the same Robert, two "Auter clothes" with one "frountell" of red "velvett" "crymesyne," with divers "Compassis" of "sikels" curiously embroidered (curiose embrowdal), and divers "curteyns" to the same pertaining, with all the apparel for priest (presbitero), deacon, and sub-deacon, and with my two copes (capis) of the same cloth (panni) made with "orphares" well embroidered (embrowdal), together also with my two other copes (capis) of "Purpille satyne," figured (figur) with "orphares" of blue (blodio) "velvet" cloth "figury" of gold.
  • Item, to the same Robert, my small breviary (portiforium) and my small missal.
  • Item, to the said Robert, my ring of gold, with the four Evangelists engraved (impressatis) upon the same.
  • Item, to the said Robert, my own sword "cum capitello sanguinario"
  • Item, I bequeath to Edmund Hungerford, knight, my brother, a pair of "fflascons" silver gilt, with arms, which are in the custody of the said Edmund.
  • Item, I bequeath to the Lady Margaret Rodney, my sister, one image of St. Mary of silver gilt, with my arms under (sub) the feet thereof.
  • Item, to the repairing of the highway called " le Cawsway " in Stanwykmersshe, which Walter, late Lord Hungerford, my father, built for the health of the soul of Katherine, his late consort, and my mother, 25 marks.
  • Item, I bequeath to Thomas Hungerford, son and heir of Robert Hungerford, Lord Moleyns, one bed of cloth of white velvet, well embroidered, on such condition that the said Thomas at the time of his death shall bequeath (dimittet) the said bed to his next heir male.
  • Item, to Thomas Tropponell, one silver cup "standyng," with a cover, with my arms cut in a sun (in uno sole) at the bottom of the same.
  • Item, I bequeath to Arnold Hungerford, my son, 100 marks. Item, to Mary Hungerford, my daughter, 100 marks. Item, to Isabel Wallsh, 66s. 8d. Item, to the marriage of Sybil, my wife's female servant (famule), 10 marks. Item, to John Mervyn, 6li. 13s. 4d. To Gregory Westby, 66s. 8d. To William Hawsok[es], 100s. To Robert Osberne, 66s. 8d. To John Fawsill, 40s. To John Maydeman, 100s. To William Lecford, 66s. 8d. To William Middelton, 40s. To John Tewe, 53s. 4d. To Thomas Langford, 53s. 4d. To John Batson, 66s. 8d. To Robert Longe, 66s. 8d. To Robert Elderton, 53s. 4d. To Robert Smewyne, 40s. To William Browderer, 53s. 4d. To John Norman, 53s. 4d. To John Baker, 40s. To William Smewyne, 40s. To William Barthram, 40s. To John Ferrour, 40s. To William Maseland, 53s. 4d. To Thomas Merock, 40s. To Thomas Drewe, 26s. 8d. To Bartram Moore, 26s. 8d. To Thomas Chamberlayne, 26s. 8d. To William Aisshman, 26s. 8d. To Gillam Cooke, 20s. To John Weyland, 20s. To Thomas Peers, 20s. To William Pagett of the kitchen, I0s.
  • Item, I bequeath to Gregory Westbury, one black bed of "worsted" embroidered "cum trastellis glaucis," and with all "costers" to the said bed pertaining.
  • Item, I will that for six weeks immediately after my decease
  • my executors shall keep and maintain Margaret, my wife, and all other my servants (servientes] then residing in my house and household (familia), as they have during my life been accustomed to be maintained, to the intent that during the said six weeks they may each provide for themselves in such ways and manners as shall seem most expedient to them.
  • (English.) Item, where as ther remayneth of the residue of my lord my fader's goodes two beddis of clothe of gold, the oon red, the other blewe, with testours, celours, curteynes of tarteron, with all the costers of Tapistriewerke perteyning to the same beddes, and also a bed of Tapistriewerke, callid the bed of bestis with cattis of the mountayne, for the which beddis, to goddes lawe mot it be, I have doon in werkes of charite for the sowle of my said lord more thenne they be of valour, wherefore of my conscience I take them as myne owen, and give and bequeath them to my sonne Robert Hungerforde, lord Moleyns, or what other persone that God disposith to be myne next heire, charging him that he leve the said beddes with all their appurtenaunces to his next heire, And so that for all wayes as longe as the said beddes will endure they remayne from heire to heire in worship and memorie of my lord my fader Walter, Lord Hungerford, that first ordeyned them and paied for them, whos sowle all we be bounde to pray fore.
  • Be it knowen to all men that I the forsaid Robert Lord Hungerford haue put in feofifament alle the Londes and tenementes with their appurtenaunces I had within the shires of Wilts, Somerset, Dorset, Devonshire and Cornewall for divers causes that folowe &c.
  • First be it knowen that I the said Robert and Margaret my wife have chevessid and borowed of divers gentilmen and marchauntez the summe of 3000 marke sterling for the first payement of the Lord Moleyns fynaunce, Wherefore I woll and charge all thoo persones that I haue of speciall trust enfeoffid in all my said landes as they woll answer afore God that whenne God hath take me oute of this lief they suffer my said wife and suche a persone or persones as she will depute and assigne to take and Receiue all the issues profittis and Revenues commyng or growyng of all my forsaid londes till suche tyme as all myne other dettes be paied, my Childeryn and my seruantes Rewardid,
  • and this my present testament in euery Article fully performed. And yet all this notwithstanding, I Require and pray my said wife at such tyme as the Lord Moleyns commyth into Inglond that she yeve to him yerely tyll suche tyme as this my last wil be fully executid 200 marc or 300 marc to helpe him to lyve with to his honor and worship, or more or lasse after her discrecion, for I knowe wele she that hath be so kinde to her sonne in his absence, she cann not be unkynde whenne he is present. And all this performed that before is specified I charge my said feoffees suche tyme as the Lorde Moleyns woll require thaim that they relesse to him all suche astate as they haue in the said Lande. Alway prouided that my forsaid wife haue a sure astate as hir counsell can best devise for hir in hir joyntor and dower according to the lawe of the lande.
  • Item, I exhorte pray and hertly biseche you my said sonne Lord Moleyns, that Lykin as ye woll to be doon for your self such tyme as God lustith to calle you owte of this present life, that ye suffer your moder and the persones that I haue put in trust to execute and performe this my last will in every Article, and that ye grugge not with nothing comprisid herein. And I beseche inwardly God yeve you his blissing, and as ferforth as any fader hath power I yeve you my blissing.
  • Item, I pray and charge Margaret my wife that after the 6 wekes be passed the which I have ordeigned my houshold shalbe kept to gedir aftre my passing oute of this lief, that she dispose hir to take hir logging in a litill place there as she may be moost to hir comfort and worship, and in all thinges she hath doon that she be counsellid and avisid be suche persones as haue be my trewe frendes and seruantes and hirs both, and that in noo wise she put her self undre the Rewle of any singular persone. And if she do, thenne I wol and charge all thos persones that I haue enfeoffid in alle my Landes, that they in no wise suffre my said wife ne noon other persone in hir behalf to Receive or take any maner profit of my forsaid Landes, but only of suche Landes as the Lawe woll that she haue dower of, but thenne that my said feoffees suffre John Mervyn, Maister John Pers, Maister John Ulfeton to take the profittes of my said Landes to performe this my said last will. And as well all this that alle suche thinges as I haue bequethed unto hir herein that
  • in noo wise she take any profit thereof, but that it be sold by the supervisours of this my will, and doon for my sowle.
  • Item, be it knowen that where my lord my fader, whom God assoile, ordeyned and bequeathed in his testament to my sonnes Arnold Hungerford and William Hungreford, and to Mary my daughter 700 marke, I have yeve to him to manors of Flyntfeld and Felcham within the shire of Somersett, the which be of much grettor value thenne his part wold have be of the said 700 marks, wherefore I charge those persones that were or be executours to my said lorde and fader, that the hoole sum of the said 700 marks, whenne the tyme shall require it, be deliveryd to the behof and mariage of my said doughter Mary, chargyng my said sonne Arnold upon my blissing that he never clayme parcell ne part thereof.
  • (Latin.) The residue of my goods not bequeathed I give and bequeath to Margaret Hungerford, my wife, John Mervyn, esquire, Master John Peers and Master Richard Ulfeton, whom I make my executors. And I constitute the Viscount de Beamont, my son Robert Hungerford, knight, Lord de Moleyns, John Fortescu, knight, the King's Chief Justice, and William, Rector of the House of Edyngton, Doctor in Theology, overseers of this my will.
  • Proved 7th July, 1459, and administration committed to Dame Margaret, relict of the deceased, and to John Merevyn, esquire, executors named, with power reserved for committing administration, &c.



<1428 (VCH) Manor held by Walter Lord Hungerford. Charlton then descended with Hungerford Engleford to Margaret, widow of Robert Lord Hungerford

(Walter third son of Sir Thomas Hungerford of Farleigh, born 22nd June 1378, outstanding soldier, courtier, statesman, diplomat, became Sir Walter Hungerford, later Baron Hungerford, died 1449. Robert, second son of above (first son, Walter, died, no issue) born 1431, became Second Baron Hungerford Thomas, eldest son of Robert, executed for treason 1469 at Salisbury)

SIR WALTER HUNGERFORD, ...... His lordship d. in 1449, and was s. by his eldest surviving son,

Sir ROBERT HUNGERFORD, Knt, as 2nd Baron Hungerford, summoned to parliament from 5 September, 1450, to 26 May, 1455. Of this nobleman very honourable mention is made regarding his services in France, during the life-time of his father, under the Regent Bedford. In the 17th HENRY VI. he inherited the estates of his aunt, Alianore Talbot, the only sister of his mother, and the co-heir of Thomas Peverell. His lordship m Margaret Botreaux, only dau. and heir of William, Lord Botreaux, (who d. in 1477), and had issue,

  • ROBERT, his successor, who inherited the Barony of Botreaux, in right of his mother.
  • Arnulph.
  • William.
  • Catharine, m. to Richard Lord Delaware.
  • Mary.

Lord Hungerford d. in 1458, and was s. by his eldest son, ROBERT HUNGERFORD, 3rd Baron Hungerford ....."

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