Of Bletchington co. Oxford, Younger son of Robert Damory, of Bucknell, c o. Oxford. Summoned to Parliament from 20 Nov 1317 by writs directed Roge ro Damory, whereby he is held to have become Lord Damory. He took an acti ve part in pursuing the Despensers, for which he received a pardon on 20 A ug 1321. On the retreat before the King's forces, being sick, or mortal ly wounded, he was left behind at Tutbury, where he was captured at Tutbu ry on 11 March, tried and condemned to death and died at Tutbury Castle " in rebellion" on 13 or 14 Mar 1321/2.
Margaret d'Anjou was born on 23 Mar 1429 in Pont-a-Mousson, Lorraine, Fran ce. She died on 25 Aug 1482 in Chateau de Dampierre, Maine-et-Loire, Franc e. She was buried in Angers Cathedral, Maine-et-Loire, France. Margar et of Anjou (1430-82), queen consort of Henry VI of England. Owing to Henr ys imbecility, Margarets authority was supreme. She strove to uphold t he rights of her son Edward in the wars of the Roses. [World Wide Illustra ted Encyclopedia, 1935] Owing to Henrys weak intellect, Margaret was virtual sovereign. In 144 7, she and the Beaufort party had Gloucester arrested for treason; five da ys later he was found dead in his bed, but there is no there is no proof t hat he was murdered. The war of 1449, in which Normandy was lost, was la id to her charge. Margaret took up leadership of the Lancastrian faction u ntil her capture at the Battle of Tewkesbury. She lay in the Tower for 4 y ears until ransomed by Louis XI, retiring to France.
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Served as Sheriff in 1328 in London, England. He served as Mayor in 13 38 in London, England.
He served in the military in Northern Ireland.
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Served as Escheator of the County in 1420 in County Maldon, Essex, England . Medieval Maldon By 1413 Robert Darcy had acquired, or was renting from the borough, a tene ment said to be in the middle of the market. Later in life, however, he ac quired a large piece of property facing onto the High Street just outsi de the marketplace, immediately to the east of the church, and began build ing a more impressive residence suitable to his status in the tow n. It is not certain if this was ever completed, before he died, but a tow er from it (an addition later in the fifteenth century) still stands a nd in the late sixteenth century it superseded the medieval Moothall as t he seat of borough government. No walls were ever built around Maldon. The borough was not wealthy enou gh to afford them, nor strategically important enough to warrant the m. We do hear of the Bishop's Castle Field, in St. Mary's parish west of t he Hythe; whether there was indeed any kind of fortification there is unkn own, but this was one of the properties the Bishop specifically excluded f rom his grant of 1403. Where we find other towns struggling with the costs of wall building and m aintenance, Maldon's preoccupation was with the bridges across the Chelm er and Blackwater connecting the town and Heybridge, which were susceptib le to damage from tidal flooding. In 1388 the king granted, to assist wi th the costs of bridge repair, that for three years the town not be requir ed to send representatives to parliament -- a potential savings in wag es of 2s. per day per person -- and that it be allowed to collect a speci al toll (pontage). The following election day, the townsmen appointed a co mmittee of 14 of their leading members to oversee the project. The parliam entary exemption was renewed in 1392 for seven more years and repeat ed in 1407 for an equal period; in fact, however, we know that the town se nt representatives to most parliaments within those periods -- it was n ot in the best interest of the town to dissociate itself with an instituti on making decisions that could affect borough economies -- but at least th ey had the option. Repair and maintenance of the marketplace, causeways, and Moothall, as we ll as other properties acquired by the borough, were likewise items of exp enditure in the budget.
John Fitz Alan, Marshal of England in 1377, summoned to parliament in t he period of the 1st to the 3rd year of King Richard II. He died in 137 9, having married Eleanor Maltravers, grand-daughter and co-heir of John M altravers, Lord Maltravers, in whose right he bore that title, and by h er (who married (2) Reginald Cobham, Lord Cobham,) had a son, John, Lord M altravers, who succeeded his cousin as the 12th Earl of Arundel.