Notes for Roger D'AMORIE

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.
Return to Roger D'AMORIE

Notes for Margaret D'ANJOU

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 y’s imbecility,
Margaret’s 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 Henry’s 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.
Return to Margaret D'ANJOU

Notes for Elizabeth D'ARCY

Ancestress of Princess Diana (Lady Diana Spencer)
Return to Elizabeth D'ARCY

Notes for Henry D'ARCY

Served as Sheriff in 1328 in London, England. He served as Mayor in 13 38 in
London, England.
Return to Henry D'ARCY

Notes for John D'ARCY

He served in the military in Northern Ireland.
Return to John D'ARCY

Notes for Phillip D'ARCY

Some sources list Norman as the father of Phillip rather than his brothe r, use
Return to Phillip D'ARCY

Notes for Robert D'ARCY

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

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.
Return to Robert D'ARCY

Notes for John FitzAlan D'ARUNDEL

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.
Return to John FitzAlan D'ARUNDEL