Robert of Braybrooke
Robert of Braybrooke or Robert le May (1168–1210) was a medieval landowner, justice and sheriff.
Robert was born at Braybrooke, Northamptonshire the son of justiciar Ingebald de Braybrooke and his wife Albreda de Neumarche.
Robert accumulated more land in several counties by paying off the mortgages of people in financial difficulties. he was responsible for the building of Braybrooke Castle, a fortified manor house.
Robert served as a justiciar in 100 and 1207. He was appointed High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire (1206–1212), High Sheriff of Northamptonshire (1209–1212) and High Sheriff of Rutland (1211–1214). He was also appointed by King John as Master of the Great Wardrobe and a member of the king's council. He was listed with his son Henry by Roger of Wendover among King John's evil counsellors.
Robert died in 1210 and was succeeded by his eldest son Henry, who also became a sheriff, sometimes sharing the post with his father. His other son was Gerard.
- Braybrooke Castle
- Garnett, George (September 2010) . "Braybrooke, Henry of". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/3300. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)The first edition of this text is available as an article on Wikisource: "Braybroc, Henry de". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
The Earl of Essex
|High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire
With: Robert Fitz Hemeri 1204–1205
Henry of Braybrooke