Name: Robert HOO , of Stopsley & West Hyde, Sir 1
Birth: ABT 1238 in Stopsley, Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Death: 9 MAY 1310 in West Hyde, Luton, Bedfordshire, England
THE COMPLETE PEERAGE - NOTES ON THE HOO PEDIGREE
Note A. -- For some account of this family [Hoo] see article by W.D. Cooper in 'Sussex Arch. Collection', which is founded on Harl. MS., this being vol ii of the genealogical charters of Sir Simonds d'Ewes. It purports to be transcribed out of an old copy in possession of "Thomas Hoo of Hoo-bury in Abbottswalden, esq" and to have been exactly compared therewith on 20 Feb 1644/5, but d'Ewes remarks that it is doubtless but a translation of some old Latin copy by some ignorant person. The account by d'Ewes is also the main source of information for the pedigree constructed by Davy.
The following brief account commences with that Sir Robert de Hoo, who had a grant of free warren 4 May 1292 in Hartford Hoo, Stopsley, and Maulden, Beds; Knebworth and Harpenden, Herts; Clopton, co. Cambridge; and Livethorpe, Oxon. He was probably the "Robert de Ho" who with his wife Beatrice held 3 fees in Eversden, co. Cambridge, in 1280. In 1292 Cicely who was wife of Henry de Hyde, son of William the Knight of West Hyde, granted to Sir Robert de Hoo and Beatrice his wife, to them and the heirs of Robert, land in West Hyde. He was summoned for military service 16 Dec 1295 and 12 Mar 1300/1.
His son, Sir Robert de Hoo, as son of Sir Robert de Hoo, had a grant in Luton 30 Nov 1310, and m. Hawise, apparently widow of Ralph de Goushill, and daughter of Fulk FitzWarin. She is named as Dame Hawise de Goushill in a grant of Stopsley, and of a messuage and land in Wheathampstead in 1321, and as Hawise de Goushill, late wife of Sir Robert de Hoo, she and her heirs had a grant of the manor of Dunsby (Lincoln) in 1345, among the witnesses being Thomas de Goushill.
By Sir Robert de Hoo, Hawise was mother of Sir Thomas Hoo, as appears by a release to Sir Thomas Hoo and Hawise, his mother, of dower in West Hyde, Luton, 11 Mar 1330/1, and by a grant to Dame Hawise de Hoo and Thomas de Hoo, her son, 6 Jan 1328/9. Sir Thomas de Hoo m. before 16 Jun 1335, at which date she was aged 15, Isabel, daughter and heir of Sir John de St. Leger, who brought the Sussex and other estates to the family. In the Harleian Roll of Hoo deeds (quoted) appears a charter to Geoffrey de St. Leger, dated 29 Mar 1265, granting to him free warren in his manor of Wartling (Sussex), and an undated charter is a grant to him of the manor of Bucksteep by Thomas de Warbleton in free marriage with his daughter Agnes, reversion to the grantor if Agnes dsp. By a charter dated 20 Dec 1301 John, son of Geoffrey de St. Leger, and Isabel his wife, had a grant of free Warren in Wartling, Bucksteep, etc. By a fine (Hil. 16 Edward III) between Sir Thomas de Hoo and Isabel his wife and Dame Hawise the manors of Offley and Wartling were settled on Sir Thomas and Isabel and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Thomas, son of the said Sir Thomas, and to William his brother in tail successively, remainder to right heirs of Isabel. In 1345 there is a record of a grant to Sir Thomas de Hoo and Isabel his wife and Thomas, the son, with remainder to William and Robert, brothers of the said Thomas. Sir Thomas Hoo, who fought at Crecy and Calais, was buried with his wife at St. Albans Abbey.
He [Sir Thomas Hoo] was succeeded by his 2nd but eldest surviving son [the eldest son Thomas must have dsp.], Sir William de Hoo, whose 1st wife, Alice, was daughter and heir of Sir Thomas de St. Omer, by his 1st wife, Pernel, daughter and coheir of Sir Nicholas Malmayns of Ockley, Surrey, etc. The descent of the manor of Ockley and the pedigree of the Hoo family are given in Chan. 'Inq. Misc.'; and 'Cal. Fine Rolls', under dates 23 June 1365 and 16 May 1366, shows Alice as of full age and wife of William de Hoo, and her sister of the half blood, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas de St. Omer, by his 2nd wife, Margaret, as aged 12. Sir William de Hoo, who was captain of the castle of Oye and of Hames, had licence 1 Oct 1386 to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and was employed on several diplomatic missions.
His [Sir William de Hoo's] son and heir, Sir Thomas Hoo or de Hoo, who fought at Agincourt, m. 1stly, in or before Feb 1394/5, Eleanor, widow of Sir Robert d'Ufford of Wrentham, Suffolk, and younger daughter and coheir of Sir Thomas de Felton, KG, of Litcham, Norfolk. John de Hoo, brother of Sir William de Hoo, was one of those who demised to Sir Thomas de Hoo and Eleanor, his wife, the manors of Ockley and Standelshoo (or Stamnesho or Stamshaw, etc.) by Portsmouth on Thursday before St. Peter in cathedra 18 Richard II, and by his charter dated 17 May 1394 Sir Thomas de Hoo, son of Sir William de Hoo, had already dealt with 1/3 of the manor of Ockley. By his first wife he was father of Thomas Hoo, created Lord Hoo. According to Harl. MS, his 2nd wife was Elizabeth, daughter of William de Etchingham, by whom he had issue, a son (another) Thomas Hoo, mentioned in the will of Lord Hoo as his brother, which will also refers to "my lady Lewkenore my mother in lawe" (sic--step mother), the said Elizabeth Wychingham having married, 2ndly, Sir Thomas Lewkenor. [Complete Peerage VI:565-7]
Father: Alexander HOO , of Stopsley, Sir b: ABT 1200 in Stopsley, Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Mother: Dernell (Darnell\Darvogiloda) of SCOTLAND b: ABT 1217 in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
Beatrice de ANDEVILLE b: ABT 1245 in Clopton Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
- Robert HOO , of Hartford & Luton Hoo, Sir b: ABT 1275 in Hartford Hoo, Bedfordshire, England
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000