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Sir Roger d'Amory

Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire, England
Death: March 13, 1322 (38)
Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, England
Place of Burial: St Mary's Ware, , Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Gilbert d'Amory and Isseude de Mortimer D'Amory
Husband of Elizabeth de Clare
Father of Elizabeth d'Amory

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About Sir Roger d'Amory

Roger Damory (wikipedia) , Lord d'Amory, Baron d'Amory in Ireland, (d. bef. 14 March 1321/1322) was a nobleman and Constable of Corfe Castle.[1]

He was the younger son of Sir Robert D'Amory, Knight, of Bucknell and Woodperry, Oxfordshire. Sir Roger also possessed in his own right the manors of Bletchington and Holton, Oxfordshire, Standon in Hertfordshire, Caythorpe in Lincolnshire, and Knaresborough and St. Briavels' Castles.

He fought at the Battle of Bannockburn where he provided "good services", following which he was granted the manors of Sandal, Yorkshire and Vauxhall, Surrey, in 1317.

He was summoned to parliament on 20 November 1317, and in the 11th (1318), 12th (1319), 13th (1320) and 14th (1321) years of the reign of King Edward II, whereby he is held to have become Lord d'Amory.

He had been a favourite of King Edward II of England until he was displaced by Hugh the younger Despenser. D'Amory took an active part in the Despenser War in 1321–1322 and was one of the principals in this affair. He captured Gloucester, burnt Bridgnorth, was at the siege of Tickhill and the battle at Burton-on-Trent. As a result his lands were confiscated and orders were issued for his arrest. Retreating before the King's forces, being either sick or wounded he was left behind at Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, where he was captured on 11 March 1322 (1321/1322). He was quickly tried and condemned to death. It appears, however, that his illness beat the executioner as he died there "of illness" two days later, and was buried at St. Mary's, Ware, Hertfordshire.

He married shortly before 3 May 1317 Elizabeth de Clare, being her third husband. They had one child: Elizabeth d'Amory (died before her husband) who married John Bardolf, 3rd Lord Bardolf (1311–1363) and was mother to William 4th Lord Bardolf (1349–1386).


1775 The family of D Amory Demari or Dameer by all which they are called in ancient deeds and now Damer have long feated in Somerfetshire and Dorfetfhire

William D Amory an attendant on William the Conqueror from whom defended family seated in the county of Dorfet

Gilbert D Amory in the year of Henry II had lands in the county of Somerfet Gilbert D another Gilbert D’Amory in the twenty fecond of Edward I was the expedition in Gafcoigne and had issue three fons

Sir Roger was summoned to the English Parliament as a Baron in the and fourteenth of Edward II he was also Baron Amory Ireland and married Elizabeth third lister and coheirefs to de Clare Earl of Gloucester and niece to Edward II by he had two daughters his co-heireffes Elizabeth married to Lord Bardolph and Eleanor to John de Raleigh from defcended the great Sir Walter Raleigh Nicholas who had lands in Oxfordsfhire and Buckinghamshire and was succeeded by Sir Richard his son who was Steward of the Household to King Edward II and twentieth of Edward III was fummoned to the English parliament as a Baron He had a son Richard who ferved in feveral expeditions under that King and died without issue and three daughters

Sir Richard third son of Gilbert continued the line From him descended in a direct male line John D Amory of Godmanston in the county of Dorfet who had six fons of whom Joseph the eldest was highly trusted and favoured by Oliver Cromwell who fent him twice upon fecret negociations to Cardinal Mazarine but not thinking it fafe for him after the Protector's death to remain in England he difposed of his lands in Somersctstiire and Dorfetshire and collecting large fums of money from thence went into Ireland and purchafed large estates in that kingdom which are at present in the family and dying unmarried in 1720 his estate in Ireland went to John the eldest fon of lus brother George and his estates which are in Dorfetshire to Jofeph his youngest son

George the sixth and youngest son of the faid John D Amory brother to Jofeph married Sarah daughter of Richard Fowler by whom he had ilfue John and Jofeph and Elizabeth in January 171 7 to Edward Clavell of Smedmore in county ot Dorfet John the eldest son born 1674 to whom uncle left his estates in Ireland resided there till his death 1768 he married in 1724 Margaret daughter of Andrew of Roesborough in the county of Tipperary Esq by had no ilfue Jofeph Damer of Came in Dorfetshire born 1676 married December 9 17 14 Mary John Churchill of Henbury in the county of Dorfet and March 1737 left ilfue Jofeph the prefent Lord Milton Damer of Came Esq born October 27 1720 artha daughter of Samuel Rush of Benhall in Sulfolk Esq born August 28 1727 died unmarried March 14 1752 Mary born in September 1715 married October 13 1737 William Henry Dawfon of Dawfon's Court in Esq by whom she had the father of the present Earl Arlington &c Martha born April 23 1719 married 17 1 741 to Sir Edward Crofton of the Moat in the Rolcommon Bart and after his death she remarried Dr and is deceafed - -Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland: W. Owen [and 2 others], 1790 pg. 336-7

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Sir Roger d'Amory's Timeline

Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire, England
May 23, 1318
Age 34
Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, England
March 13, 1322
Age 38
Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, England
March 14, 1322
Age 38
St Mary's Ware, , Hertfordshire, England
September 2, 1939
Age 38
September 2, 1939
Age 38
June 11, 1941
Age 38
June 11, 1941
Age 38