Sir Robert de Cruwys Knight
(Bef 1280-1331)
Alexander de Cruwys
(Cir 1340-Between 1382/1382)
(-After 1414)
Robert Cruwys
(Abt 1367-Between 1403/1404)


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Margaret de Corneus

Robert Cruwys

  • Born: Abt 1367, Cruwys Morchard, Devonshire, England
  • Marriage: Margaret de Corneus
  • Died: Between 1403 and 8 Jun 1404, Cruwys Morchard, Devonshire, England

bullet   Another name for Robert was Robert Cruse.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1199
Humphrey Poybtz married Elizabeth Pollard, daughter and co-heir of Richard Pollard by his wife Thomasine, daughter and heir of Robert Cruse.

Richardson's Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Medieval and Colonial Families, p. 415

• Background Information. 160
Humphrey Poyntz, born about 1430, lord of Elkstone, Gloucester and right of wife, lord of Over Woolacome and East East Ansty, Devonshire, was escheator of Devon in 1460. He died 10 Oct 1486 and was married to Elizabeth Pollard, living in 1486, the daughter and soul heir of Richard Pollard by wife, Thomasin Cruse, daughter and coheir of Robert Cruse (Cruwys), of Cruwys Morchard, Devonshire.

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 234A:36

• Web Reference: Cruwys of Cruwys Morchard. 1459
Robert de Cruwys was the son of Alexander de Cruwys by Juliana. He was born in 1367 as on 20 January 1388 Edward Coutenay, earl of Devon presented at Rackenford by reason of the minority of Robert de Cruwys, but he came of age later that same year when 'Robert Cruwys on coming of age' confirmed his mother's dower. [Register of Thomas de Brantyngham, Bishop of Exeter (A.D. 1370-1394) part 1, by Rev. F.C. Hingeston-Randolph (1901). p. 178]

On 9 January 1391, Robert de Cruwys presented at Morchard Cruwys. [Register of Thomas de Brantyngham, Bishop of Exeter (A.D. 1370-1394) part 1, by Rev. F.C. Hingeston-Randolph (1901). p. 107] In 1388 as Robert son and heir of Alexander Cruwys he confirmed an grant of his father in Little Rackenford. [MS List of Records at Cruwys Morchard House. Devon Record Office Acquisition no. 1285, Doc. no. 74] 'Robert, son and heir of Alexander Cruwys' confirmed his father's grant to Edward de Rothenysch of land in East Anstey on 4 December 1400. [ibid., Doc. no. 80]

Robert was last known living in 1403 when he placed Cruwys Morchard in the hands of trustees; in May of 1406 these same trustees returned the manor to Humphrey Cruwys, son and heir of Robert Cruwys. [Ibid., Doc. no. 82 & 85] Margaret Cornu (Robert's wife) remarried to William Wilford, a prominent and wealthy merchant from the city of Exeter. Robert was dead by 8 June 1404 when William Wilford and Margaret his wife are found in a grant regarding land which she would inherit following the death of Walter Corun (her father). [Feet of Fine Transcriptions]

Robert married Margaret de Corneus, daughter of Walter Corneus and Unknown. (Margaret de Corneus died after 30 Jun 1413 in Devonshire, England.)

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