Robert Willoughby, 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke

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Chest tomb c. 1530 presumed to be that of Robert Willougby, 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke, north transept, St.Andrew's Church, Bere Ferrers, Devon. Viewed from SW
Drawing of Willoughby tomb at Bere Ferrers, viewed from north-west, by Roscoe Gibbs, 19th century. The tomb is of purbeck marble, the cover stone is plain but is indented in a channel around the top edge where formerly existed a brass inscribed ledger line. The flat escutcheons on the chest, encircled by classical wreaths and separated by renaissance grotto-esque candelabra-like standards, are now devoid of their original heraldic charges, thought to have been engraved on brass affixed thereon.[1]

Robert Willoughby, 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 10th Baron Latimer, KB (1472 – 10 November 1521) was an English nobleman and soldier.

Robert Willoughby was born about 1470–1472 (aged 30 in 1502, 36 in 1506), the son of Sir Robert Willoughby, 1st Baron Willoughby de Broke (c. 1452–1502) and Blanche Champernowne. He married firstly before 28 Feb. 1494/5 Elizabeth Beauchamp, daughter of Richard Beauchamp, 2nd Baron Beauchamp of Powick, and secondly c. 1509 Lady Dorothy Grey, daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset and Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington. By his first wife he had two sons, Edward, Esq. (died 1517) and Anthony, Knt., and by the second wife 6 children, including sons Henry and William, and daughters Elizabeth, who married John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester, and Anne, who married Charles Blount, 5th Baron Mountjoy.

He was knighted before 1504. He served in the army in France in 1513, and was apparently to be present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in June 1520.

He inherited the title 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke and 10th Baron Latimer on the death of his father in 1502. On his death, on 10 November 1521 at Bere Ferrers in Devon the title went into abeyance. His widow, Dorothy, married (2nd) before 29 July 1523 as his fourth wife, William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy.[2][3]


  1. ^ Rogers, 1890, p. 32
  2. ^ Richardson I 2011, pp. 336–7.
  3. ^ Carley 2004.


  • Carley, James P. (2004). "Blount, William, fourth Baron Mountjoy (c.1478–1534)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/2702. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G. (ed.). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Vol. I (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. pp. 336–7. ISBN 978-1449966379.
  • Rogers, W.H. Hamilton, The Ancient Sepulchral Effigies and Monumental and Memorial Sculpture of Devon, Exeter, 1877, pp. 346–7 & Appendix 3, pedigree of Willoughby de Broke.
  • Rogers, W.H. Hamilton, The Strife of the Roses and Days of the Tudors in the West, Exeter, 1890, pp. 1–36, Willoughby de Broke
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
  • Thepeerage

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