Robert Hungerford, 2nd Baron Hungerford

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Robert Hungerford, 2nd Baron Hungerford (1409–1459) was an English landowner. The second but eldest surviving son of Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford, he served in the Hundred Years' War, and was summoned to parliament as Baron Hungerford from 5 September 1450 to 26 May 1455. He died 14 May 1459, and in accordance with his will was buried in Salisbury Cathedral.[1] He was succeeded by his son Robert Hungerford, 3rd Baron Hungerford (1431–1464).[2]

His mother (Catherine Peverell) and his wife Margaret, the wealthy heiress of William de Botreaux, 3rd Baron Botreaux, added to the landed property of his family in Cornwall.[3] His wife lived until 7 February 1478, surviving all her descendants, excepting a great-granddaughter, Mary Hastings, 4th Baroness Hungerford. Her will, dated 8 August 1476, is printed in Nicholas Harris Nicolas's Testamenta Vetusta,[4] and in Hoare's "Modern Wiltshire, Hundred of Heytesbury. A list of the heavy expenses she incurred in ransoming her son Robert appears in William Dugdale's Baronage.[2][5]


  1. ^ Lee, p. 259. Cites:Nicolas Testamenta Vet. p. 294
  2. ^ a b Lee p. 259
  3. ^ Lee, p. 259. Maclean, Trigg Minor, i. 357.
  4. ^ pp. 310 sq.
  5. ^ ii. 204 sq.


  • Lee, Sidney Dictionary of National Biography (1885–1900) Volume 28, p. 259
    • Dugdale's Baronage; Burke's Extinct Peerage;
    • Collinson's Somerset, iii. 354;
    • Hoare's Hungerfordiana, 1823;
    • Maclean's Trigg Minor, i. 358 sq.;
    • Hoare's Mod. Wiltshire, Heytesbury Hundred;
    • Rymer's Foedera;
    • Stubbs's Const. Hist.;
    • Nicolas's Battle of Agincourt, 1832;
    • Monstrelet's Chroniques, ed. Doiiet d'Arcq (Soc. de 1'Hist. de France), 1862, ii. 404, iv. 93, vi. 314;
    • Manning's Lives of the Speakers.

Further reading[edit]

  • Burk, Bernard (1866). A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct peerages of the British empire, Harrison p. 292