Robert WILLOUGHBY

(2nd B. Willoughby of Broke)

Born: ABT 1472 / ABT 1493, Broke, Westbury, Warwick, England

Died: 10 Nov 1521, Bere Ferrers, Devonshire, England

Buried: Ferrers, Devonshire, England

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY (1 B. Willoughby of Broke)

Mother: Blanche CHAMPERNOWNE

Married 1: Elizabeth BEAUCHAMP (b. ABT 1468, Beauchamp Court, Worcestershire, England - d. ABT 1553) (dau. of Richard Beauchamp, 2 B. Powis, and Elizabeth Stafford) BEF 28 Feb 1494/95

Children:

1. Edward WILLOUGHBY

Married 2: Dorothy GREY (B. Willoughby of Broke) ABT 10 Feb 1509, Devon / ABT 1515, Devonshire, England

Children:

2. Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY

3. Anne WILLOUGHBY (B. Mountjoy)

4. Anthony WILLOUGHBY

5. Henry WILLOUGHBY

6. George WILLOUGHBY

7. William WILLOUGHBY

Associated with: Joan PYE

Children:

8. George WILLOUGHBY

9. William WILLOUGHBY

10. Margaret WILLOUGHBY


Elizabeth Beauchamp, first daughter and co-heiress, was married, with maritagium of the Manor of Alcester, county Warwick, BEF 28 Feb 1494/5 to Robert Willoughby, Knight, K.B., 2nd Lord Willoughby de Broke, of Brook in Westbury, county Wilts, son of Robert Willoughby, Knight, 1st Lord Willoughby de Broke (of Magna Carta Surety descent and descendant of Charlemagne), by Blanche, daughter and co-heiress of John Champernoun, Esquire, of Beer Ferrers, Devon (of Magna Carta Surety descent and descendant of Charlemagne). He was born in 1472 (aged thirty and more at father's death), and was knighted before 2 Jul 1504.

Elizabeth died on 10 Aug 1503. He was summoned to Parliament from 28 Nov 1511 by writs directed Roberto Willoughby de Brooke, but sat in Parliament as Lord Broke, presumably to avoid confusion with his cousin, Lord Willoughby. He was married for the second time to Dorothy Grey, dau. of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquis of Dorset (descendant of Edward I), by his second wife, Cecily suo jure Lady Harington and Bonville, dau. of William Bonville (descendant of Edward I).

He served in the army in France in 1513, and was apparently to be present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in Jun 1520. After the death of his son Edward in 1517, he settled the bulk of his family estates (including the Manor of Brook) in Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, etc., on his daughters of his second marriage. Will dated 1 Oct 1521. Sir Robert Willoughby, Lord Broke, died, testate of the pestilence, at Beer Ferrers on 10 Nov 1523 s.p.m.s., and was buried at Beer Ferrers. His widow was married for the second time, before 29 Jul 1523, as his fourth wife, to William Blount, 4th Lord Mountjoy. "Lady Dorothy Mountjoy, formerly lady Willoughby de Broke" died testate. Faris (1999, p. 40): (P.C.C., 20 Tashe) between 30 Aug and 17 Nov 1553. CF. 2:47 (1912). CF 12(2):686-688, chart between 671-672 (1959). VCH Glouc. 8:190,212 (1968). Paget (1977), p. 265.

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