Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford

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Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford
The keep, Hedingham Castle in winter.jpg
Hedingham Castle, Essex, seat of the Earls of Oxford
Spouse(s) Margaret de Mortimer
Issue
Sir Thomas de Vere
Noble family De Vere
Father Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford
Mother Alice de Sanford
Born c. 24 June 1257
Died before 17 April 1331
burial at Earls Colne, Essex
Arms of Sir Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford, from the Falkirk Rolls of 1298.

Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford (c. 24 June 1257 – 17 April 1331) was the son and heir of Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford, by his wife Alice de Sanford.

Robert the younger took part in several of the military campaigns of Edward I, Edward II and Edward III in Wales, Scotland and France. His coat of arms appears in the 1298 Falkirk Roll at the Battle of Falkirk. He was married to Margaret Mortimer, daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore. He also officiated at the Coronation of Queen Isabella, wife of Edward II, in 1308. His only son Thomas died before him, and when Robert died in 1331, he was succeeded by his nephew John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford.

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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
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Robert de Vere
Earl of Oxford
1296–1331
Succeeded by
John de Vere