Hougham, Robert The Third

Male 1250 - 1274  (24 years)


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  • Name Hougham, Robert 
    Suffix The Third 
    Born 1250 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1274 
    Notes 
    • Harliean Society publications 1929.page 250 vol.81. -Knights of Edward first( period covers some of Henry III and of Edward II) Hugham .Sir Robert( 111)de Knight (als or)Scheveronels,or;(dering)aged 24 in1274(son and Heir) of Robert, de Hougham who held Knight fee at Hugam. 1/2 fee at. Bocton near Maidstone ,and Lords at Wewering,Kent with Dollenham Manor, Sussex, and whose wife Beatrice died 1271which Robert aged 8 in 1258 was son & heir of another Robert de Hugam who held lands at Maidstone and Boxeland."

      In 1274 Robert de Hougham,Lord of Hougham,near Dover, died, Constable of this( Rochester) Castle. (Constable for one year only) In the year following Robert de Septvans from whom the Harfleets of East Kent are descended had charge of it."

      Rotary Escheat Holes. Roles.ejus an N14 gives him at date of death 2 of Edward l(l274) holding Manor of Wavering,same Knights service as Robert de Houham I , also Hope House .Parish of Folkestone , near Combe,

      Appendix -A Forgotten Past p.l3l. "Robert de Hougham was Lord of the manor of Wavering, and died possessed of. it in the second year of King Edward I. When it was found"he held it of the King in capite" in Wewring,40 shillings rent rendering this service for it , that whenever the 'King should march with his army towards 'Wales, he should send a horse, the price of five shillings with a wallet and a broche* for forty days at the King's cost", -a broche was a leather vessel to carry wine in. His son Robert de Hougham died seized of this manor 29 th of same reign holding it Capite by the same service."









      He is recorded on Derring role of Arms as the son of the above Robert De Hougham
      He is recorded as son and next of kin of his father Robert de Hougham and as 8 years old 26 July 1258 on inquisition of fathers fiefes
      He is recorded in a livery of his fiefe land 24 June 1274 when he made proof of his age 24 years to obtain his inheritanceas son and heir of Robert de Hougham deceased who held the Manor of Hougham,The Manor of Bockton Monchenessy, the manor of Wavering, Dolleham Sussex.
      He is recorded on Rotary Eschest Roll at the time of his death 2nd King Edward 1 (1274)as holding the manor of Waveringby the same Knights service defined for the first Robert.
      He was siesed of Hope House an estate in the northern parish of Folkestone on his death (siesed and Fiefed are the same word meaning possessed of the fiefe of; owned by Knights service).
      He died Constable of Rochester Castle in the second year of King Edward 1
      References
      Derring role of Arms
      Inquisition 1258
      Livery of Fiefe lands 1274
      1274 Rotary Esc. Role no 14
      Inquisition 1274
      Records of Rochester Castle

      But the greatest part of Wavering, as well as the manor itself, appears to have continued vested in the family of Hougham.
      Robert de Hougham died possessed of it in the 2d year of king Edward I. when it was found, that he held of the king in capite in Weveringe, forty shillings rent, rendering this service from it, that whenever the king should march with his army towards Wales, (fn. 25) he should find a horse of the price of 5s. with a wallet and a broche (fn. 26) for forty days at the king's cost. His son of the same name, died possessed of it in the 29th year of that reign, holding it in capite by the like service. His daughter, Benedicta de Hougham, carried her interest in this place in marriage to John de Shelving, of Shelvingbourne, son of Waretius, whose father, John, by marriage with Helen, daughter and heir of John de Bourne, about the end of king Edward I. possessed likewise his property in Wavering.

      From: 'Parishes: Boxley', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 324-353. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53810&strquery=hougham. Date accessed: 30 November 2007.

      In the 2d year of king Edward I. Robert de Hougham, lord of Hougham near Dover, died constable of this castle, and the year following Robert de Septvans had the custody of it. By the clause-rolls of the 1st year of which reign, it appears that there were two priests called the king's chaplains officiating in the chapel of the king's castle here, whose stipends were fifty shillings a year each, and the sheriff of Kent was commanded to pay them the arrears of the same. Sir John de Cobeham was constable of this castle in the middle of the above reign. In the 33d year of that reign, anno 1304, Stephen de Dene was constable of Rochester castle. He had great contentions with the monks, concerning the taxing several of their lands, which they alledged had never been taxed before, and on a trial in the exchequer, it was given for the monks, and he was displaced.

      From: 'The city and liberty of Rochester: General history and description', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 45-86. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53798&strquery=hougham. Date accessed: 30 November 2007.

      Note that Hasted places Granddaughter Benedictine as daughter
    Person ID I44  Hougham
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2004 

    Father Hougham, Robert The Second
              d. 1256/1258 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beatrice
              b. Dollenham Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1271 
    Children 
    +1. Hougham, Robert The Fourth
              d. 1301
     2. Living
    +3. Living
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart