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  • ID: I37562
  • Name: Robert 8th Baron WELLES & Willoughby, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1447 in Well, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Death: 19 MAR 1469/70 in Doncaster, Yorkshire West Riding, England (beheaded, dsp) 1
  • Burial: Church of White Friars, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
  • Note:
    BARONY OF WILLOUGHBY (VIII) 1470 12-19 Mar

    BARONY OF WELLES (VIII) 1470 12-19 Mar

    ROBERT (DE WELLES), LORD WELLES AND WILLOUGHBY, son and heir, by 1st wife, was to be arrested, with his mother, 11 May 1461; a Commissioner of the peace, co. Lincoln, from 4 February 1466/7, being then a knight. Becoming involved with his father in the plot of Warwick and Clarence, he assumed the style of Captain of the Commons of Lincolnshire and on 4 March 1469/70 ordered a muster at Ranby Hawe, Lincs, 6 March following, to resist the King. But instead of joining Warwick at Leicester, as planned, he marched, in the hope of rescuing his father, towards Stamford, near which town he was totally defeated by the King at Empingham, or "Losecoat Field," 12 March 1469/70. Though escaping from the battle, he was captured, 14 or 15 March, and brought into Grantham to the King, who, after extracting a confession which implicated Warwick and Clarence, had him beheaded at Doncaster, 19 March 1469/70.

    He married Elizabeth, da. of John (BOURCHIER), 1st LORD BERNERS, by Margery, daughter and heir of Sir Richard BERNERS, of West Horsley, Surrey. He died s.p. 19 March 1469/70 and was buried in the church of the White Friars, Doncaster. His lands were to be seized, 25 April 1470, and long after his death he and his father were attainted by Act of Parliament, January-March 1474/5, as from 12 March 1469/70, whereby all his honours were forfeited. This attainder was, however, reversed by Act of Parliament 1485-86. His widow died between 2 and 8 October 1470, on which dates respectively her will was dated and proved, and was buried with him. [Complete Peerage XII/2:446-7]




    Father: Richard 7th Baron de WELLES , Sir b: BET 1428 AND 1430 in Well, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
    Mother: Joan 7th Baroness WILLOUGHBY , of Eresby b: ABT 1425 in Eresby Manor, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

    Marriage 1 Margery BOURCHIER b: ABT 1447 in West Horsley, Guildford, Surrey, England

      Sources:
      1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
        Page: XII/2:446-7
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