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Robert Sadyngton

Male - Aft 1361


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  • Name Robert Sadyngton  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 25 Apr 1361  [4
    Person ID I10509  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 

    Family Joyce Martival 
    Married Bef 1334  [4
    Children 
    +1. Isabel de Saddington,   d. Bef 1379
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F5520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Leicestershire, 1327 and 1328. Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 1337. Lord High Chancellor of England, 29 Sep 1343 to 20 Oct 1345; afterwards again Chief Baron of the Exchequer to 1 Feb 1349.

      "After 1340 Edward III looked as much for compliance as competence in his government. During the 1330s the chancery had been in the hands of a succession of prelates. Sadyngton was one of a series of common lawyers who acted as chancellor in the early 1340s, laymen who could be better trusted than ecclesiastics to fulfil the king's wishes. He was not expected to be either independent or innovative in his conduct of business, and when he gave an unlooked-for show of initiative by countermanding a royal order concerning an advowson in 1344, the king at once slapped him down, suspending all the rights of patronage that he enjoyed as chancellor. The loss of favour was brief; in 1345 Sadyngton was employed in raising loans for the king, and served as a member of the regency council which governed England in the name of Lionel of Clarence when Edward was overseas." [ODNB, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1388] Slingsby and Slingsby Castle by Arthur St. Clair Brooke. London: Methuen & Co., 1904.

    2. [S1520] The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester by John Nichols. London, 1795-1811.

    3. [S1389] A History of Northumberland in Three Parts, Part II, Vol. I, by John Hodgson. Newcastle: 1827.

    4. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).