Sir Robert de Vere, Knight, 5th Earl of Oxford

Male 1240 - Bef 1296  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Robert de Vere 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Knight, 5th Earl of Oxford 
    Born ~ 1240  Hedingham Castle, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 7 SEPT 1296  [1
    Buried Earls Coine, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I45597  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2016 

    Father Hugh de Vere, Knight, 4th Earl of Oxford,   b. ~ 1208, (Essex, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Dec 1263, (Essex, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Hawise de Quincy 
    Married (Essex, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Residence (Family) Hedlingham Castle, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F16879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice de Sanford,   d. 7 Sep 1312, Canfield, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 22 Feb 1252  [1
    Children 
     1. Joan de Vere,   b. ~1262, Great Hormead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 May 1338  (Age ~ 75 years)
     2. Alphonse de Vere,   b. Bef 1262, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Dec 1328, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 66 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F16644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1240 - Hedingham Castle, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Earls Coine, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford (c. 1240 1296) was the son and heir of Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford.

      Early life

      Robert de Vere was born about 1240, the only son of Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford, and Hawise de Quincy, daughter of Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester. He had three sisters, Isabel, Lora and Margaret.[1]

      Career

      He was among the followers of Simon de Montfort during the Second Barons' War, and was with Simon's son, Hugh, when Edward I of England attacked Kenilworth Castle prior to the Battle of Evesham. De Vere's title and property were forfeited, but restored shortly afterwards by the Dictum of Kenilworth.

      Marriage and issue

      Before 22 February 1252 he married Alice de Sanford, daughter and heiress of Gilbert de Sanford. They had six sons and two daughters:[2]

      Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford, who married Margaret de Mortimer, daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore
      Sir Hugh de Vere, who married Denise de Munchensy, daughter and heiress of Sir William de Munchensy of Swanscombe, Kent
      Sir Alphonse de Vere, who married Jane Foliot, daughter of Sir Jordan Foliot, Lord Foliot, and by her was father of John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford
      Thomas de Vere
      Gilbert de Vere, a cleric
      Philip de Vere, a cleric
      Joan de Vere, who married Sir William de Warenne
      Hawise de Vere

      Death

      Robert de Vere died before 7 September 1296. His widow, Alice, died at Canfield, Essex on 7 September 1312. They were both buried at Earls Colne, Essex.[3]

      * [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9271] "Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_de_Vere,_5th_Earl_of_Oxford, retrie.

    2. [S9743] "Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford (c. 1208 - December 1263)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_de_Vere,_4th_.

    3. [S10502] "Sir Hugh de Courtenay (1251-1292)" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Monday, February 27th, 201.