Sir Robert de Lathom Knight
- Born: Lathom, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Amicia de Alfreton 824
- Died: 1290, Lathom, Lancashire, England 920
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 824
Sir Robert de Lathom, son of Richard de Lathom, was sheriff of Lancashire in 1236, and again 1249, and seven years further, and married Amicia, sister and coheiress of Thomas de Alfreton, and by her had two sons, Thomas de Lathom of Mosborough, and Sir Robert, son and heir.
~The Courcher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, Vol. II, p. 551
• Background Information. 863
Sir Robert de Lathom, heir to his older brother Richard, succeeded Richard sometime before 1230, which can be fixed at a probable date of his charter of confirmation to Stanlaw Abbey of lands once belonging to his grandfather Robert Fitz Henry [Coucher Book of Whalley, pp. 550, 551]. In 1250, he had a grant of the custody of the Honor and Castle of Lancaster, an office of dignity almost commensurate with that of an Earl Palatine, and had grant again of the custody of this Honor in 1254. He occurs as Sheriff of Lancashire in 1236, from 1248 to 1256 and again in 1263, in Military Summonses against Llewellyn, 1277 and again in 1282, twice and in Summons to Earl of Cormwall's Military Council at Gloucester in 1287.
Sir Robert's wife was Amicia, daughter and coheir of Robert de Alfreton. Their son and heir was Sir Robert de Lathom.
~Parentalia, Genealogical Memoirs, p. 66-67
• Background Information. 920
Robert Lathom confirmed the charter of Burscough and added the land of Adam de Birkes, which his brother Richard had bequeathed with his body, as well as two other plats [Burscough Reg. fol. 3, 3b]. By his marriage with Joan [Otherwise Amicia; Mon. Angl. vi, 8], sister and coheir of Thomas son of Robert de Alfreton, he became possessed of a moiety of her father's estates in Alfreton, Norton, and Marnham, held of the honour of Tickhill [Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 148, 154]. She probably died without issue, as these manors did not remain with the Lathom family. Robert was made a knight in 1243 in consequence of the king's writ to enforce knighthood on all who had an estate of fifteen librates of land [Close R. 56, m. 4 d]. In 1249 the county and castle of Lancaster were committed to Sir Robert, during the king's pleasure [Fine R. 33 Hen. III, pt. i, m. 7]. By this appointment he held the office of sheriff from Easter, 1249, to Michaelmas, 1254; he held it again from Easter, 1264, to Michaelmas, 1265 [P.R.O. List of Sheriffs, 72]. His second wife was Joan, daughter ofAdam de Millom [Chartul. of Beauchief Abbey. In 126]. From 1277 until his death about 1290, he was engaged in the wars [Palgrave, Parl. Writs, i, 698.].
~VCH A History of the County of Lancaster, Vol. III, 247-258
Robert married Amicia de Alfreton, daughter of Robert de Alfreton and Unknown.824