Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford

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Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford
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Hedingham Castle, Essex, seat of the Earls of Oxford
Spouse(s) Alice de Sanford

Issue

Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford
Sir Hugh de Vere
Sir Alphonse de Vere
Thomas de Vere
Gilbert de Vere
Philip de Vere
Joan de Vere
Hawise de Vere
Noble family De Vere
Father Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford
Born c. 1240
Died before 7 September 1296
burial at Earls Colne, Essex

Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford (c. 1240 – 1296) was the son and heir of Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford.

Early life[edit]

Robert de Vere was born about 1240, the only son of Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford, and Hawise de Quincy, daughter of Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester. He had three sisters, Isabel, Lora and Margaret.[1]

Career[edit]

He was among the followers of Simon de Montfort during the Second Barons' War, and was with Simon's son, Hugh, when Edward I of England attacked Kenilworth Castle prior to the Battle of Evesham. De Vere's title and property were forfeited, but restored shortly afterwards by the Dictum of Kenilworth.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Before 22 February 1252 he married Alice de Sanford, daughter and heiress of Gilbert de Sanford. They had six sons and two daughters:[2]

Death[edit]

Robert de Vere died before 7 September 1296. His widow, Alice, died at Canfield, Essex on 7 September 1312. They were both buried at Earls Colne, Essex.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Richardson IV 2011, p. 262.
  2. ^ Richardson IV 2011, pp. 263-6.
  3. ^ Richardson IV 2011, pp. 263-4.

References[edit]

  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed. Kimball G. Everingham IV (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City.  ISBN 1460992709
Political offices
Preceded by
Hugh de Vere
Lord Great Chamberlain
1263–1265
Succeeded by
Forfeited
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Hugh de Vere
Earl of Oxford
1263–1265 (forfeited)
1267–1296
Succeeded by
Robert de Vere