Name: Robert 1st Baron de FELTON , of Litcham, Sir 1 2 3 4
Birth: ABT 1264 in Litcham, Mitford, Norfolk, England
Death: 24 JUN 1314 in Slain at Battle of Bannockburn, Stirling, Scotland 1 2
BARONY OF FELTON (I)
SIR ROBERT DE FELTON, of Litcham, Norfolk, whose parentage is unknown.[b] On 17 March 1297/9 he had a grant in reward for his services in Flanders. He was in the Army of Scotland in 1298, and in 1300, being Constable of Lochmaben Castle in that year. He was again serving in Scotland in 1303 and 1310. He was Constable of Scarborough Castle 6 March I31I/2 to 31 March 1312. On 15 September 1312 the King granted him for life, for his good services, the manor of Shotwick, co. Chester, which Roger Lestraunge had beld. He was summoned for Military Service, 9 October 1311, and to Parliament from 8 January 1312/3) to 26 November 1313, by writs directed Roberto de Felton', whereby he is held to have become LORD FELTON.
He married Hawise, daughter of Sir John LESTRAUNGE, [1st Lord Strange of Knockin], Salop, by Alianore, daughter of Eble de Montz, by Joan, widow of Stephen DE SOMERY, of Dudley, co. Worcester. She, who had the manor of Litcham in marriage, was living 16 May 1303. He died 24 June 1314, being slain at the battle of Bannockburn. [Complete Peerage V:289-90, XIV:318, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
(b) He was probably br. of the contemporary Sir William de Felton, of Edlingham, who bore similar arms. Those of Robert were' Gules, two lions passant Ermine (Parliamentary Roll, no. 882 : &C.), derived from those of Lestraunge. The Felton whence this. family took its name was Felton by Knockin in the march of Wales, which was in the liberty of John Lestraunge of Knockin (Patent Poll, 32 Edw. I, M. 28 d). There is a Felton in Northumberland, near Edlingham, which latter manor Sir William de Felton (abovenamed) had purchased, but the family under consideration had no connection with this Felton.
The following indicates that Robert was son of Robert, son of Pagan:
Netherhall Manor, Litcham, Norfolk:
After this I find it in the family of De Felton, who had an interest here in the reign of Henry III. when Robert de Felton held half a fee of John le Strange de la Marche, that is, of the marshes in Wales, &c. and John, of the Fitz Alans, lords of Mileham; and in the 25th year of Edward I. Robert de Felton had the grant of a mercate every week at his manor of Lucham, and a fair yearly on the day and morrow of the feast of All-Saints, with free-warren: this seems to be that Robert who was knighted at Westminster about this time, with 300 young gentlemen, sons of noblemen and knights, at the feast of Pentecost, with great solemnity, at the high altar in the abbey church, on the creation of the King's son, Prince of Wales, who was knighted also with them; in the roll he is styled Robert, son of Robert, son of Pagan; and John de Felton was lord in the 9th of Edward II.
Sir Thomas Felton, sen. granted in the 5th of Edward III. to Richard de Lambeth, citizen of London, 40l. per ann. out of his manor of Lutcham, and in the 20th of that King. Sibill de Felton was found to hold half a fee of the Earl of Arundel; and Sir Thomas de Felton, Knt. of the Garter, died seized of it in or about the 4th of Richard II. with the advowson of the church, and Mary, his eldest daughter, by Joan his wife, was found to be married to Sir Edmund Hengrave, and Sibilla to Sir Thomas de Morley: Sir Thomas Felton was governour of Aquitain in France, and taken prisoner in 1377.
It does not appear that either Hengrave or Morley had any interest in this lordship.
Joan de Felton, widow of Sir Thomas, held it in the 4th of Henry IV. by half a fee, of the Earl of Arundel, and on her death (as I take it) it came to Cecilia, daughter of John Breton, Esq. of Wychingham Magna, by Mary his wife, daughter of Sir Hamon de Felton; who released to Sir Thomas Erpingham and his heirs, all her right in the manor of Felton's called Netherhall, in Litcham, and in the advowson of the church, in the 10th of the aforesaid King.
[An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 10, Francis Blomefield, 1809, Pages 9-14]
Father: Robert de FELTON b: ABT 1232 in Felton, Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Mother: Alice le STRANGE , Heir of Litcham b: ABT 1240 in Litcham, Mitford, Norfolk, England
Hawise le STRANGE b: ABT 1275 in Knockin, Oswestry, Shropshire, England
- John 2nd Baron de FELTON , of Litcham, Sir b: BEF 1292 in Litcham, Mitford, Norfolk, England
- Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
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- Title: An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, by Francis Blomefield, www.british-history.ac.uk