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Sir Robert Banastre
(Abt 1242-1289/93)


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Sir Robert Banastre

  • Born: Abt 1242, Cheshire, England
  • Marriage: Alice Woodcock 712,738
  • Died: 1289-1293, Chester, Cheshire, England about age 47 713

bullet  General Notes:

~Ormerod's History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, vol. II, p. 574, Banastre, Lee & Hoghton, of Molynton Pedigree, p. 574-575, Lord of Makerfeld, 41 Henry III, Newton and Walton, 1278. He petioned parliament to be reinstated in the lordship of Prestatyn [Rolls of Parl. temp Edw. I]. Lord of Molynton Banastre, by grant of King Edward I, and afterwards granted same to his daughter and her husband William de Lea. He died between 18 & 21 Edward I. (1289-1293) 713

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 738
From a footnote in The Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancester and Chester, "Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey of the Premonstratensian Order, Vol II Part I"

"Roger de Cuerden had issue a son and heir Simon, who was living in 1253, when he made a covenant with John Woodcock and Glibert, his brother, not to alienate the homage and service which they owed him, without their consent. The manor of Cuerden is said to have passed to the said Gilbert Woodcock, and through his daughter and heiress Alice, to her husband Sir Robert Banastre, Lord of Makerfield. [Baine's Hist. of Lanc.. edit. 1870, vol ii p.143]"

• Background Information. 823
~The Coucher Book, Or Chatulary of Whalley Abbey, Vol. I, pp. 114-115, Robert Banastre, who claimed Prestatyn, 5 Edward I, married Alice, daughter of Gilbert Wookcock, and they had two children:
James Banastre, who married Elena, daughter of William le Botiler, baron of Warrington and dying vita patris, left a daughter and heir, Alice, who succeeded him.
Clementia, to whom her father gave in free marriage the manor of Mollington Banastre, in Cheshire. She married William Lea, and died after 8 Feb 1299, leaving a son and daughter. The son was Sir Henry de Lea, who was beheaded for the rebellion of Sir Adam Banastre, 9 Edward II. The daughter was Sibella who married Sir Richard Hoghton.

• Background Information. 845
Sir Robert Banastre, the namesake and descendant of the first Robert Banastre, sent a petition, 6 Edward I, to the king asking for the lands granted to his ancestor, the first grantee of Prestatyn. Sir Robert said that the first person with the name of Robert Banastre lived a long time. This Robert had a son also named Robert, who petitioned to build the Prestatyn Castle.

Sir Robert, the petitioner, stated that the second Robert Banastre lived at the time "Oweyn ab Gweynor" was Lord of Wales. "Oweyn ab Gweynor" had carried on war through the land, King Richard being beyond seas. Oweyn ab Gweynor took the king's castle of "Rothelan" and drove from the land all the King's people and " Robert le fiz Robert Banastre" lost all his land in Wales at this time, and led all his people "tut sa gent" from "Pr'statun" within the Deke into the county of Lancaster, where they are called "les Westroys."

He adds, that there was a war in all the time of Thurstan, son of Robert, in the time of "Llewelyn le viel," and that since he himself has been lord of land the country has been in war, peace only now having been established. The pedigree is recited and he prays our Lord the King for an inquest that may be held by English, who better would know the truth of his rights to the manor of Prestatun with the appurtenances of Englefield, since our Lord the King has already twice commanded that an inquest should be taken of his rights to the above-named manors, by English and Welsh jointly, saying that it would be against their franchies if all were not of the country who were on the inquest. By which the petitioner is delayed to his great damage, and for which he prays our Lord the King remedy, if so it please him.

"Reponsio. Declaret jus suum et seisinam suam vel antecessor` surorum."

A precept was there upon issued to Guceline de Badlesmere, justicary of Chester, 24 Oct 1279, to hold an inquest. The inquest was held at "Prestanton," on Wednesday, "in festo Sce. Lucie Virginis," 8 Edward I or 13 Dec 1279, at which time Sir Robert Banastre was denied his petition.

~Achaeologia Cambrensis, Vol I, pp. 336-340

Robert married Alice Woodcock, daughter of Gilbert Woodcock and Unknown 712.,738 (Alice Woodcock was born about 1250 in Cuerden, Lancashire, England .)


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