Sir Robert de Lathom Knight
- Born: Abt 1224, Lathom, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Katherine de Knowsley
- Died: 8 Jul 1324-7 Jul 1325, Lathom, Lancashire, England about age 100 824,920
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 8th Edition, 57:32, Sir Thomas de Lathom of Lathom and Knowsley, Lancaster, son of Sir Robert de Latham and Katherine, daughter of Thomas de Knowsley. 160
~Abstracts of Inquisitions post Mortem , p. 20, Robert de Lathom, Inq. p.m. 18 Ed. II, 1324/5, m. to Katherine daughter and heir of Thomas de Knouselegh, and their children were Thomas and Johanna. 773
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. ,824
Sir Robert de Lathom, son and heir of Sir Robert de Lathom and Amicia Alfreton. He succeeded his father and had lands in childewall, Parbold and Wringtington. He was sheriff, 1286 (Edward I), and married Katherine, daughter and heir of Thomas de Knouselegh. They had at least four children: Thomas; Joan; Hugh, to whom his father gave the township of Whittle; and Philip, a quo Lathoms of Astbury. Sir Robert died 18 Edward II (8 July 1324-7 July 1325).
~The Courcher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, Vol. II, p. 551-552
• Background Information. 863
Sir Robert de Lathom, son and heir of Sir Robert de Lathom and his wife, Amicia, daughter and coheir of Robert de Alfreton, of Alfreton, Normanton and Marnham, was in possession in 1291, as by summons of that date aginst the Scots, was summoned to meet the peers in the Great council at Westminister 17 Edward II (1324). He was deceased in 18 Edward II, when his Inquisition Post Mortem was taken. In this Inquisition it names his eldest son Thomas, was was issue by Catherine, daughter and heir of Thomas de Knouselegh, and she survived her husband. His other sons were Hugh and Philip de Lathom, of Astbury, who are identified by painted windows of Astbury Church.
~Parentalia, Genealogical Memoirs, pp. 67-68
• Background Information. 920
Sir Robert was succeeded by his son Nicholas, who was quickly followed by his brother Robert [De Banc. R. 144, m. 184d]. In 1298 Robert de Lathom held the manor by a service of 20s. and doing suit to the county and wapentake [Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 287]. In 1304 he obtained a royal charter for markets and fairs on his manors of Lathom and Roby; also of free warren. At the former place there was to be a market every Tuesday, and fair on the eve, feast, and morrow of St. Barnabas [Chart. R. 97 (32 Edw. I), m. 1, n. 12].
Sir Robert served in the wars and in public offices. He was one of those charged in 1307 with the equipment of a thousand footmen for service in Scotland, where the king's 'enemy and rebel, Robert de Brus, was lurking amid the moors and mosses' [Cal. Pat. R. 1301'967, p. 509]. In 1309 he was again summoned to serve against the Scots. He was also a conservator of the peace for the county and a collector of several subsidies [Palgrave, Parl. Writs, ii (iii), 1078]. In 1324 he was among those returned by the sheriff as holding land of the value of £15 yearly.
Sir Robert's wife's name was Katherine. She survived him and married, secondly, Sir John de Denum, who, however, did not live long. Katherine, as widow of Sir Robert de Lathom, continued to hold a share of his estates for many years [Final Conc. ii, 138]. Sir Robert died at the beginning of 1325 [Fine R. 124, m. 1], and at the subsequent inquisition [Whalley Coucher, ii, 552] it was found that he had held the manor of Lathom as of the honour of West Derby by the service of 20s. and doing suit to the county every six weeks, and to the wapentake every three weeks. His heir was his son, Thomas de Lathom, then aged twenty-four years or more.
~VCH A History of the County of Lancaster, Vol. III, 247-258
Robert married Katherine de Knowsley, daughter of Thomas de Knowsley and Unknown. (Katherine de Knowsley was born about 1252 and died after 1325 in Lancashire, England 773.)