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Sir Richard Talbot Knight
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Sir Richard Talbot Knight

  • Born: Abt 1305, Eccleswall Manor, Herefordshire, England 141
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Comyn between 24 July 1326 and 23 March 13267 141
  • Died: 23 Oct 1356, Eccleswall Manor, Herefordshire, England about age 51 141

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Richard Talbot, Lotd Talbot, son and heir, was born about 1305. On 16 March 1321/2 he was (with his father) taken in arms against the King at the battle of Boroughbridge. With his father he had letters of protection, 14 April 1329, being about to cross the sea with the King.

Richard Talbot was summoned to Parliament v.p. on 27 January 1331/2, by writ directed Ricardo Talhot, whereby he is held to have become Lord Talbot. He continued to be so summoned until 20 April 1344, and after his father's death, until 20 September 1355. By writ dated 12 July 1332 he was summoned to go to Ireland with the King. Claiming large possessions in Scotland by right of his wife, he joined Edward Balliol in his invasion of Scotland, August 1332, contrary to the King's orders, and was present at the defeat of the Scots by the "disinherited lords" at Dupplin Moor, 12 August. He sat as Dominus de Mar in the Parliament held by Balliol at Edinburgh, 10 February 1333/4, and, as such, witnessed the treaty of Newcastle, 12 June, whereby Balliol surrendered Berwick, Roxburgh, &c. to Edward III; having previously received from Balliol a conditional grant of Kildrummy Castle, co. Aberdeen, 17 February. In September 1334, he was taken by the Scots near Linlithgow and imprisoned at Dumbarton; but after leaving hostages for his ransom of £2,000, he was brought south to the Marches under safe conduct from Edward III, dated 2 April 1335. Keeper of the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Justiciar of the lands in Scotland occupied by the King of England, 21 December 1337, being described there as Banneret in 1338. On 20 February 1339/40. he was appointed chief keeper of the town of Southampton, and he served at the siege of Tournay, July following. On 15 August 1340, he was appointed with his father to make certain arrests in Wales.

In 1341. Richard Talbot was Chief juscice in cos. Gloucester and Worcester, and thereafter was frequently in commissions. He was one of the captains of the English army under William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton, which defeated Charles of Blois at Morlaix, 30 September 1342, when he took prisoner Geoffrey de Charny, one of the French leaders, and sent him to his castle at Goodrich, co. Hereford; and he served in France again in 1345. In May 1345, he was Steward of the King's household; and on 21 March 1345/6 he was appointed with another to treat about fines in certain counties. Though wounded early in the campaign near the Seine, he was with the King at Crécy, 26 August 1346, and at Calais.

Richard Talbot had a licence to found a priory of Austin Canons at Flanesford within the lordship of Castle Gooodrich, 19 December 1346. On 20 January 1346/7, he was about to go to France and stay there on the King's service. He was with the Earl of Northampton at the dispersal of a convoy of ships that were trying to revictual Calais, 25 June 1347; Keeper of the towns and castles of Pembroke and Tenby, as well as the co. of Pembroke, 27 January 1348/9-November 1351, during the nonage of the heir of Laurence (de Hastinges), Earl of Pembroke; Commissioner to receive oaths of fealty from the burgesses of Flanders and from Flemish exiles, 5 February, and to arrest all wools, woolfells and hides brought to Flanders contrary to the prohibition, 3 April. 1349; and was given £812-6-4 by the King, 4 May 1349.

Richard Talbot married, between 24 July 1326 and 23 March 1326/7, Elizabeth, 2nd daughter and (in 1316) coheir of John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, by Joan, daughter of William de Valence, and sister and coheir of Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke.

Richard Talbot died 23 October 1356, aged about 51, and is said to have been buried at Flanesford Priory. His widow, Elizabeth, who was born 1 November 1299, married, between 21 February 1357/8 and 16 February 1360/1, Sir John Bromwych,who died shortly before 20 September 1388. Elizabeth died 20 November 1372, aged 73.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XIIA, pp. 612-614

Richard married Elizabeth Comyn, daughter of Sir John Comyn Knight and Joan de Valence, between 24 July 1326 and 23 March 13267.141 (Elizabeth Comyn was born on 1 Nov 1299 in Badenoch, Inverness-shire, Scotland 141 and died on 20 Nov 1372 in Eccleswall, Herefordshire, England 141.)

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