William Felton
(-After 1315)

Sir Robert de Felton Knight, Baron Felton
(Abt 1264-1314)


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Hawise le Strange

Sir Robert de Felton Knight, Baron Felton

  • Born: Abt 1264, Litcham, Mitford, Norfolk, England
  • Marriage: Hawise le Strange 141
  • Died: 24 Jun 1314, Battle of Bannockburn, Stirling, Scotland about age 50 141

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• Background Information. 141
Sir Robert de Felton, of Litcham, Norfolk, whose parentage is unknown. On 17 Mar 1297/9 he had a grant in reward for his services in Flanders. He was in the Army of Scotland in 1298, and in 1300, being Constable of Lochmaben Castle in that year. He was again serving in Scotland in 1303 and 1310. He was Constable of Scarborough Castle 6 March I31I/2 to 31 March 1312. On 15 September 1312 the King granted him for life, for his good services, the manor of Shotwick, co. Chester, which Roger Lestraunge had beld. He was summoned for Military Service, 9 October 1311, and to Parliament from 8 January 1312/3) to 26 November 1313, by writs directed Roberto de Felton', whereby he is held to have become Lord Felton.

Sir Robert de Felton married Hawise, daughter of Sir John le Strange, 1st Lord Strange of Knockin, Salop, by Alianore, daughter of Eble de Montz, by Joan. She, who had the manor of Litcham in marriage, was living 16 May 1303. He died 24 June 1314, being slain at the battle of Bannockburn.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. V, pp. 289-290, Vol. XIV, p. 318

• Background Information. 904
Sir Thomas Felton, (d. 1381), seneschal of Aquitaine, was second son of Sir John Felton, governor of Alnwick in 1314, who was summoned to parliament in 1342, and was lord of the manor of Litcham, Norfolk. Sir John's father, Sir Robert, governor of Scarborough Castle in 1311, was slain at Stirling in 1314. William Felton, Sir Robert's father, governor of Bamborough in 1315, was originally known as William Fitz-Pagan, being son of Pagan of Upper Felton, Northumberland, and was the first to bring the family into notice. Sir Thomas Felton had an elder brother, Hamond, who was M.P. for Norfolk in 1377, and died in 1379. A younger brother, Sir Edmund, who was living in 1364, was ancestor of Robert Felton of Shotley (d. 1506), who by his marriage with Margaret Sampson of Playford, Suffolk, acquired the Playford property, and was grandfather of Sir Anthony Felton, K.B. (d. 1613). Sir Anthony's son, Henry (d. 1659), was created a baronet 20 July 1620.

James Gainsborough Fotheringham, Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. VI, pp. 1173-1174

Robert married Hawise le Strange, daughter of Sir John le Strange Knight and Alianore de Montz.141 (Hawise le Strange was born about 1275 in Knockin, Oswestry, Shropshire, England and died after 16 May 1303 in Litcham, Mitford, Norfolk, England 141.)

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