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Robert de Hougham, IV

Robert de Hougham, IV

Male Bef 1274 - 1302  (> 28 years)

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  • Name Robert de Hougham 
    Suffix IV 
    Born Bef 1274  Boughton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Apr 1302 
    • He is recorded on the Derring Role of Arms as son of the above Robert de Hougham and as father of the 5th Robert de Hougham.
      He had a suite with a relative John de Hougham regarding lands at Hougham 30 Dec 1286
      He is recorded as one of the Jurats of Ash next Sandwich in the Placita de Quo Warrento in 1293 at which time he owned the manor of Weddington in Ash
      He obtained licence for him to alienate to Saint Radigwids Abbey by Dover, 63 acres of pasture at Hawkinge Kent 15 June 1293

      He was fined 20 m (?) for "forest trespass in Ess" ie hunting the Royal Deer in the forest of Ash which adjoined his manor of Weddington in 1295 He obtained quittance of the fine in consideration of a horse lost at Dover fighting against the French Grant of Quittance of fine made in close role dated 25 Aug 1295. (Dover was burned by the French in 1295 and so much damaged that for many years it did not recover)
      He fought throughout the battle of Dover against the French under their Admiral Matthew of Montmorenci according to the close roles dated 25 Aug 1295. In this and all subsequent documents he is referred to as Sir Robert de Hougham
      He was Summoned to serve in Flanders 24 Nov 1297
      He was summoned with the recurrence of fighting to serve in Flanders again in 1298
      He was summoned to serve against the Scots in a parliamentary writ dated 8 Jan 1298
      He is recorded in an inquisituion of his fiefe land held of the King The inquisition is date d 18 April 29 Edward 1 (1301) It is Rotary Escheat Role no 48
      He had recently died, as inquisition is on lands on death.It records that he owned the Manor of Hougham, the Manor of Waveri ng, the Manor of Boughton Monchenessy. He owned lands at Caldecote at Chiltone lands at Hope near Folkestone, land in Dover akk in Kent. and all by Knights service which perforce passed to his eldest son for similar service. This document ends thus and his son and heir Robert is 8 to 10 years old.
      His manor of Weddington and his lands in Ash passed to his younger son Richard de Hougham of Ash who is recorded so in the college of arms MS27. This and all wills to time of Charles 1st (Given later ) show Weddington continuing with descendants of Richard. Alex de Baliol was made Custodian of Hougham Manor in the minority of the Heir 28 April 1302 and Guardian of the Heir.

      Derring Role of Arms
      Fine Roles 1286,
      The Placita de Quo Warrento 1293,
      Patent Roles 1293,
      Close Roles 1295
      1297,8 Parliamentary Writs
      Inquisition on Death 1301,
      College of Arms MS27
      Fine Roles 1302

      The Manors of Kent. (From Sarah Lonsdale's article in Telegraph Property)
      The manors are in and around the village of Ash near Canterbury. The remaining 6 houses of the original group of 16 are all now listed and although they have all been chopped about, added to and altered it is possible to see their original hall house construction in hidden roof beams, surviving fireplaces and the occasional exposed lathe and plaster walls.
      The manor houses of Ash were unusual at the time of their construction during the late 14 and early 15 century in that although they were grand houses they were fairly close together and all in the same parish, in fact at the time the houses went up the presence of about 16 manor houses inhabited by knights, wealthty merchants and the odd inter married euro trash endowed the parish of Ash a grandeur it has not known since.
      "Ash probably reached its social peak around then and has been going downhill ever since" says local historian David Downes, author of Ash an East Kent Village. The houses' unique nature, says Mr Downes, is due to both their proximity to Sandwich, and the way the land, originally owned by the church, was divided into little sub-manors. "At that time, Sandwich was the premier port of England, through which virtually the country's entire wool exports were shipped and, likewise, continental goods were imported.
      "But the port of Sandwich itself was dirty, crowded and disease ridden so the wealthy merchants and knightly families who grew rich from Sandwich's trade set up home in the fresh healthy air of Ash"
      All the land around Ash was originally part of the huge Manor of Wingham owned by the archbishops of Canterbury since before the Battle of Hastings. At their discretion, subsequent archbishops gave smaller sub-manors to family and well connected friends in exchange for various establishment duties, including keeping a watch out for possible French invasions along the Sandwich coast.
      There were 12 of these sub manors in and around Ash, most with just one manor house, some with two, on their land. They still survive in the names of roads and farms as well as the remaining houses: Weddington, Molland, Chequer, Wingham Barton, Goshall, Fleet, Hills Court, Twitham Hills, Levericks, Overland, Chilton, Uphousden, Knell, Hoaden, Paramour and Goldstone.
      Historian Edward Hasted in his "The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent" , published in 1778 writes of the Ash manor houses "which being inhabited by families of reputation and good rank in life made this parish of much greater account than it has been for many years past"
    Person ID I1504  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Luther-Royes
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2010 

    Father Robert de Hougham, III,   b. 1250,   d. 1274  (Age 24 years) 
    Mother Beatrice [de Hougham],   d. 1271 
    Family ID F749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice,   b. Abt 1275, Boughton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1304, Boughton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1301  Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Robert de Hougham, V,   b. 1290,   d. 1338  (Age 48 years)
    +2. Richard de Hougham,   b. Bef 1301,   d. Aft 1350  (Age > 50 years)
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F599  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 1274 - Boughton, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jul 1301 - Ash, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Overviews
    Ancestors of Solomon Hougham c1475-1518 to William d'Avranches 1037-1087

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] FamilySearch.