Robert de Tolethorpe
- Born: Tolethorpe, Rutland, England
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: After 1166, Tolethorpe, Rutland, England 1116
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 1116
The subtenant of Tolethorpe at the time of the Domesday Survey (1086) was Robert who, according to Blore*, was ancestor of the Tolethorpe family. His son John had a son Robert living in 1166. Robert's son Thomas de 'Tolestorp' in 1196 paid scutage due from his overlord Ralph de Somery in Rutland [Pipe R. Soc. loc. cit.]. He married Juliana, daughter of William de Freney, and was dealing with lands in Tolethorpe in 1220 [Feet of F. Rutl. Mich. 4 Hen. III, no. 5.]. Robert de 'Tollethorpe' his son married Alice, daughter of Robert L'Abbe, and in 1235 held a third part of a knight's fee in Rutland. [Bk. of Fees (P.R.O.), p. 506.] In 1263 he obtained the right to a free fishery in the Gwash (Wesse) from Tolethorpe to the old bridge at Ryhall, from Hugh le Despenser [Feet of F. Rutl. file 3, no. 62]. Thomas son of Robert de Tolethorpe married Maud, daughter of Brice Daneys, and held a knight's fee of Roger de Somery, in Tolethorpe in 1272, [Cal. Inq. ii, p. 15] which William de Tolethorpe his son held in 1291 [Ibid. p. 497.]. William de Tolethorpe married Alice, daughter of Ralph de Normanville of Empingham, and was holding in 1303 and 1305 [Feud. Aids, iv, 205, 206]. He had two daughters, Maud, wife of Nicholas de Burton of Stamford, and Elizabeth, wife of Giles de Erdington.
* Blore, op. cit. pp. 217-222, gives the descent of the manor from deeds (printed in full) and a 15th-century MS. history in the possession of the Countess of Pomfret from which much of this descent is taken.
~ A History of the County of Rutland, Vol. II, pp. 236-242