Walter Fitz Robert

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Walter Fitz Robert, 2nd Lord of Little Dunmow
Born c.1124
Died 1198
Essex, England
Family de Clare

Walter Fitz Robert of Woodham Walter[a] (c.1124–1198), 2nd Lord of Little Dunmow, Essex, was steward under Stephen of England,[1] having succeeded to that position upon the death of his father, Robert Fitz Richard. Baron Walter died in 1198, and was buried at Little Dunmow, in the choir of the priory of Austin canons.

Marriage and children[edit]

Walter Fitz Robert was married twice. Sources conflict as to which of the two wives (Maud de Lucy or Margaret de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey I de Bohun) was the first wife.[b] He and Maud de Lucy, daughter of Richard de Luci, had the following children:

When Robert, and his co-conspirators, fled after being implicated in the 1212 plot against King John, John required that the Barons present hostages to show their loyalty. Alice and Gilbert Peche had the same requirement placed against them; one of the hostages was their daughter, Alice.[7]


  1. ^ Alternately spelled "Walter FitzRobert"
  2. ^ Compare [2] and [3] and [4]
  1. ^ Amt 1993, p. 66.
  2. ^ Burke 1831, p. 208.
  3. ^ Burke 1866.
  4. ^ Blomefield 1805.
  5. ^ Richarson 2005, p. 497.
  6. ^ Eyton 1859, p. 71.
  7. ^ Powlett 1889, p. 395.


  • Amt, Emilie (1993). The Accession of Henry II in England: Royal Government Restored, 1149-1159. Boydell & Brewer. p. 66. ISBN 0-85115-348-8.
  • Blomefield, Francis; Charles Parkin (1805). An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. Norfolk (England). p. 4.
  • Burke, John (1831). A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland: Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 208.
  • Burke, Bernard (1866). A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct. Harrison.
  • Eyton, Robert (1859). Antiquities of Shropshire, Volume 9. J.R. Smith. p. 71.
  • Powlett, C. L. W. (1889). The Battle Abbey Roll: With Some Account of the Norman Lineages. 2.
  • Richardson, Douglas (2005). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 497. ISBN 0-8063-1759-0.