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Richard Willoughby

Male - 1325


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  • Name Richard Willoughby  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1325  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I6372  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 

    Father Richard Willoughby,   b. of Willoughby on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1290 and 1293 
    Family ID F2390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Richard de Willoughby,   b. Abt 1290, Willoughby, Loughborough, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1362  (Age ~ 72 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F4592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Sir RICHARD WILLOUGHBY, Kt., M.P., of Willoughby & Wollaton, Notts., & Risley, Derbys. He was knighted in 1312. He was a Pleader in the Court of Common Pleas, from 1301. He rose to be appointed Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench in Ireland, 1323. Died 1325." [Robert O'Connor, 16 Jun 1999, post to soc.genealogy.medieval]

      "[I]t was [Richard Willoughby d. 1290's] son, another Richard, who accelerated the family's advance into the ranks of the more substantial county gentry. A pleader in the court of common pleas from 1301, he rose to the office of chief justice of the bench in Ireland in 1323. This success, although modest compared with that later achieved by his son, enabled him to extend the family's estates far beyond Willoughby and its immediate neighbourhood, chiefly, and in a manner typical of judicial families in this period, at the expense of an insolvent knightly family, in his case, that of Morteyn, lords of Dunsby in Lincolnshire, Wollaton in Nottinghamshire, and Risley in Derbyshire. In 1310 his son, Richard, was married to Sir Roger Morteyn's daughter Isabel, and thereafter the Willoughbys acquired a large part of the Morteyn patrimony from both Sir Roger and Sir Roger's son, Sir William." [Political Society in Lancastrian England: The Greater Gentry of Nottinghamshire by Simon J. Payling, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Heraldic Visitation of the Northern Counties in 1530 by Thomas Tonge, ed. W. Hylton Dyer Longstaffe. Durham: The Surtees Society, 1863.

    2. [S319] "Biography of Sir Richard Willoughby (c.1290-1362)", at the University of Nottingham web site.

    3. [S321] Robert O'Connor, 16 Jun 1999, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    4. [S73] Political Society in Lancastrian England: The Greater Gentry of Nottinghamshire by S. J. Payling. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.